Above and beyond man, thank you for the incredibly timely and informative reply. I'm still trying to decide whether or not to bite the bullet on this. I told myself I wouldn't after Skylanders (I did manage to sell my collection for a good amount when I was ready to move on at least) but the new Marvel sets are calling to me. I might be a bit too late to the game on this one to collect seriously without some major work or spending.
Also thank you too Afflicted.
As for the fast food chain, I'm not sure what you're speaking of. Could you enlighten me?
Considering that 2.0 is coming, Theres a really good chance that 1.0 figures will be on sale to clear more soace. Alot of stores still have a sh*tload of figures (toysrus and bestbuy). The only figures that are hard to find is the villains 3 pack. All the others are readily availble online.