Which do you prefer? I never liked the idea of paying a premium for a toy plus shipping and handling just to get it early. There's something to be said for just being lucky enough to walk into the right store at the right time and find your next kill sitting there on the shelf. I walk to the toy aisles quickly, at first, then I slow down and peek around the corner where the TFs are, savoring the moment when I may find what I'm looking for. Lately, though, I've been getting a bit discouraged by my lack of an Alt. Prime. Plus, who's to say which TFs will be a limited release (e.g., Swerve, which I was lucky to find at a Target) and which will be shelf warmers. I highly doubt that Alt. Prime will be a limited release, but what about Nemesis Prime? Maybe he'll show up somewhere where I don't have to pay a $60+ premium price. Doubt it, though, I'd like to be there IF it happens. I haven't pre-ordered a TF yet, but with the soaring gas prices and all the time I spend looking, The Thrill of the Hunt is losing its appeal. What do you guys think?