Yea, I think some people take for granted just how much hard work and dedication collecting resident evil items is (or any items for that matter ), in my case the figures. I can assure you that I'm not some rich guy who just decided to hop on ebay and buy every resident evil figure in one week because he thought resident evil 4 was pretty good.
It has taken me years and years of searching and scrounging to get all these figures in my collection, and I'm still missing about 12 to complete the entire U.S. collection, and another 14 Moby Dick figures (Japan). A lot of these figures have been bought from the decision of eithier a resident evil toy on ebay or gas money. Let's just say I walk a bit more these days