I have most organized into a timeline for my classroom...sadly they are put away for the summer...now to be fair some of them you have to decide which point in history it represents. Some are easy (William Wallace, Abe Lincoln, George Washington). With Pharaoh for instance I went with the time of Ramses II, but that is often debated as well. At any rate Egypt is at the beginning of my time line. Samurai are tricky as they have been around from 1000s or so all the way to the 1800s. For ones like that I try to find the earliest occurring date or a date tied to a major event. Vikings for instance i tie to Eric the Red discovering the Americas (his son Lief was the first to settle). When I get them out to set up for the school year I will list them for you.
I think its more to the point that they prefer to make an iconic representation than a specific character which seems to b the case with the history figures as we have discussed. The only time they named characters was with the movie series.
Last year, I saw #30399 quickly go 3.49 -> 1.99 -> 1.19, must be how they get rid of (Friends) polybags. Did find a few 30400 at 1.99. I wish 30401 or 30279 would go down like that
The final stage of those is .39 (it goes 50%, 70%, 90%). I found over 20 at that price this year after Easter. The trick is to check up front behind the other polybags on the day they finally reach 90%. Also it helps I live close to quite a few targets.