Don't worry; any LE (if there is any more, of course) will be always models alredy in game. That way, you won't have any problem with them playwise.
I was glad you'd chosen a resculpt instead of a different character, but still don't like the LE aspect. Using a new and different character would have really disappointed me.
While I've heard some people rave about getting special models, I've heard more grumble when they couldn't get a special sculpt, or had to put up with someone who thought getting the LE figure made them special. I've never been fond of the elitism the situation tends to engender, even if the company means well.
I'd rather see something new developed for everyone than a limited edition piece that becomes an ego boost for some of those who lucked out. Not everyone buying them is an idiot, but every one that is can sour people on a game.
If distribution is good enough that my FLGS gets them, I may wind up with one, but I won't directly support the concept because I feel it shafts players that miss out.
What real purpose does using limited edition figures serve? While this sculpt of Celia will appeal more to some, others will like the original better, simply due to aesthetics.
Some people will get this one because they like it, just as they would if it were not
The limited edition tag is simply a way for people to say they have something others don't have, or can't get. People who miss out get to lose out, or pay ridiculous amounts on E-bay. Where does that serve the gaming community?
Hurray for CMON! They get first run on a figure people feel they have to rush to buy. All the stores that push the game
get to wait and hope they get some so they don't lose out. How does that encourage them to support the game?
I expect the stores and players this can alienate are more important for Anima's success than CMON's painting contest having a limited edition figure, as opposed to simply an early release of a figure.
It's not my choice to make, but I think it was not the best choice. I can live with it, but I don't have to like it.