I just calculated what it would cost me to buy all 504 Minifigures released in 2012: 8361 NZD / 6805 USD. The two main culprits are sh027 (2296 NZD) and sh028 (2299 NZD). And there are still prices missing for 48 Minifigures. I really do not know yet how to tackle 2012. Help!