Originally posted Jan 29, '08 on slangards.multiply.com
1: The speed at which toys that have been designated as "Hard-to-Find" by collectors disappear off retail shelves.
2: The speed at which collectors will post "Dibs!'" on threads of fellow collectors in forums when one of the aforementioned items goes on sale at anything approaching Suggested Retail Price.
3: The speed at which fan boys will complain about any new product, movie or toy line that has anything to do with products, movies or toy lines that were thought of as "classic" back in the day.