From when TPM came out, to when ROTS was released, I bought EVERYTHING. Literally, one of everything, plus some extras of a few to open, and of course army builders.
Then I woke up.
I remember being on a hunt after finding out there were multiple versions of the battle droids. The clean version, dirty version, battle damaged blah blah blah.
All I know is.... I spent a lot of money.
I bought at least two of every figure and one of every vehicle before the movie came out. I rember setting a bunch of figures up on a coffe table and wondering what they all were gonna be like in the movie. While I was a bit dissapointed in Episode One, I sure had a lot of fun collecting the figures.