« on: August 30, 2016, 12:35 PM »
Would have been nice to have a Rogue One wave or two, but maybe that is coming later.
Nick pretty much hit it on the head...The Rogue One offerings will probably start with the second wave, after the first waves of 5POA figures have had a month or so at retail.
Just like they did for TFA. SA versions of Kylo and FO Stormie were in Walmart Wave 2, Finn, Poe, Rey in Wave 3. Well after folks had ample time to buy up 5POA versions of all of them.
Pretty likely the same pattern will happen again. Everyone will buy up the 5POA Jyn, Deathtrooper, etc in Sept/Oct and then some later wave of the Walmart 3.75" Black Series stuff will invariably offer up nicer SA version for you to buy again in Nov/Dec.
Exactly. It's the classic double dip. They did this last year with TFA. And they will no doubt do it again this year with ROGUE ONE.
Also, barring the Ahsoka reissue, this is a ROTJ themed wave. The ERG, General Lando and Admiral Ackbar are all classic ROTJ characters. I'd like to see that Hoth Rebel get reissued, but I think we would need to wait for a TESB themed wave.