welcome to the org, David!
i'm definitely a "take them out of the package" guy, myself
and yeah, hunting down the figures you want can be both a thrill and a headache...especially if you've got catching up to do! and i definitely agree with you about he-man and she-ra- i love both.
and you may have heard, but huntara may be getting a figure in 2014, or 2015! as far as trading..i recommend starting here:
happy hunting, and cheers from the U.S.!