I wanted to pass this along, because with Ghostbusters toys coming to the current market, many of the fans/collectors may not be familiar with how things work with new toys.
If you check ebay, you can already find a lot of pre-orders for the "Slimed" version of Egon and Slimer that will be the 2009 San Diego Con Exclusive from Mattel, as a preview of their upcoming Ghostbusters online exclusive 6" toyline. These pre-orders are for upwards of $45-$60 each! Many of us can't get to the conventions, so we're faced with secondary market prices....or are we?
As of last year, Mattel now offers their convention exclusives online at MattyCollector.com right after the con is over! So, you can pay convention prices (plus about $8 shipping) for your toys and not feed the ebay scalpers! So, be sure to encourage this type of behavior from Mattel by purchasing on their website and discourage overpriced scalpers from taking advantage of the modern day toy collector!
Just a tip from your friendly neighborhood Ghostbuster Collectors!