the disneyshopping.com stuff can be reeeeaaaalllly pricey & you may want to start with vinyl/pvc toys...
i would begin with DISNEY MAGICAL COLLECTION...they are really affordable & amazingly on-model...& there are so many characters to choose from!
ebay is still the best source in the us for these figs...i've read for a long time that they are *going* to be distributed here, but so far i've only found them in shops that specilaize in japanese toys (toytokyo, kidrobot, toycube, etc)
i've heard good things about MarkMark2's ebay store
, he combines shipping & you can get a good deal!
the next step up is the disney medicom figures....some of these, you can order thru toytokyo
but for the best deal, use yahoo japan auctions!
the drawback is...you have to know someone in japan who will bid on your behalf, because most of the sellers wont sell or ship overseas & you have to be able to read japanese to bid anyway...but, if you have a friend in japan, you can get some FANTASTIC bargains...& once you hold a disney medicom figure in your hand YOU WILL BE ADDICTED!!!! the mcdonalds toys will just look like deformed pieces of plastic!!!
i am interested in everyone elses thoughts on this!