I'm wondering how people base their purchasing decisions on 3P orders. Do you wait for a full review before release? Do you buy on faith some characters, hoping they will be decent based on early info, and perhaps onsell them if they turn out to be not so great? Some products we get the final look, or test build previews before ordering - but for others we only get the grey prototype to go on, so how do you base your orders for that sort of stuff? Do you trust certain companies over others / reputation etc? Anyhow, I'm curious about your buying habits. I only own a handful fo 3P stuff (that I really like) and I prefer full video reviews of final builds myself, to avoid costly Q.C. nightmares that instantly devalue the toy in my eyes. Some toys I have been tempted to preorder, but with poor looking mock ups, high price points, or too little information, I don't like "pre-order" limbo, and would rather just but when released, but with some limited run stuff you may miss out altogether. Anyhow, please share any insights, buying habits, wisdom, stories you like! There are no wrong answers. 5 Energon bits to the most entertaining answer!* *DISCLAIMER: no Energon bits will be awarded. Offer entirely fictional.