Well, I guess I'm done collecting Star Wars figures. After learning the news that only Walmart will have the 3.75 black series (the good figures with articulation), I have decided to to buy none of them as well as I will not shop at Walmart stores anymore. I think it is wrong as 1, there are many communities that have no Walmart stores and 2, isn't it bad enough that Walmart has as much range over the economy as it is and now they will have all the power over the best Star Wars figures? Exclusives were bad enough as is since many fans want all the figures they can get and splitting it up between stores for any particular item I have always thought it wrong. I own no exclusives, and will not, and refuse to join in this obscene jesture on the part of Walmart, Hasbro, and Disney and a total insult to Star Wars fans and collectors everywhere. To force someone to buy their products at any particular store is completely inappropriate. It is just another way for the powers that be to rape the fans. The price is raping us bad enough but now with Walmart being the sole provider for the articulated figures I guess they can charge any ridiculous price they desire and us as fans and collectors will just keep shelling it out as we have always done because we have no values or concepts of this discugusting behavior just so we can have a 4" peice of plastic. Well, I have had enough!!!! Hasbro and Walmart have just lost any business they would have ever had from me. They will not make any more money from me. I like so many others went out for Force Friday, however, unlike many, I bought nothing. I was so sickened by the poor quality of the figures as I have beyond the idea of 5 point articulation. I feel sorry for the masses that spent thier money on any fgures released Force Friday because the idea that all the money spent on 5 point arrticulation for the same characters that will be re-released in a few months with much more articulation will be bought up by the same people spending more money becuse the new figures are better. I am so happy and feeling quite liberated by this new found desire to breake from this habbit of spending money on crap figures just to be duped by spending more money on the same character later because it's better. One last thought, and some will agree and some will not, but I remember when Phantam Menace came out and how excited I like so many others were feeling. I remember how rushed I felt about getting to the stores to get all the new figures and characters even though I had no idea who these people were going to be. I also remember how disappointed I was after seeing the TPM and wishing I had not spent all that money on figures that would never mean to me what the original characters meant. I was so sad that I had all this wasted time and effort put into this venture and being duped by GL because he made a lousy movie and gave me crap characters. I hope one day you all see the light one day too. I hope everyone who might read this post will understand what I am saying and realize that Hasbro, Walmart and Disney have no business in destroying the fun of collecting Star Wars figures. I understand that their business is making money by providing consumers with a desireed product, but not all of those consumers have acces to Walmart, not all of those consumers even shop at Walmart due to reasons of the size of Walmart and it's impact in the economic world, and not all consumers have acces to shopping online. The bottm line is if we go out and buy any 3.75" Star Wars action figures black series from Walmart all we are doing is say we are ok with whatever they want to do, whatever they want to charge, and whoever they want to screw over....as long as we get the figures. I feel sorry for you if you cannot see this. It is no difference in the this that with getting bad service at a diner but continuing to eat there. They can only do what the consumers will allow. If you buy the figures they will continue to screw us everytime. Buy them, they raise the price. We still buy them, they make exclusives. We still buy them they make them only available where they want. viscious cycle and I quit. Thank you and good night.