I must say, they really seemed to have gone out of their way to make droid factory as boring as humanly possible. Is there a single new character in either wave 1 or 2? Resculpt city, apart from the droids. I mean did we really need CW Mace? Mace with armored wrists? Of all the interesting new prominent characters in the clone wars series and they pick one of the most boring possible? I dunno, after the k-mart sets and the final TVC wave I just don't see much coming next year thats particularly interesting. Hopefully wave 3 is better. Aliens Hasbro, give me aliens.
They had these sets up on Toysrus.com very breifly this morning. I manage to get my order in for 1 Ewok set. Had the pilots in my cart for a moment before deciding against it for now. I kind of have a feeling that the pilots won't be that hard to come by once these things hit in force. That and it's kind of boring in comparison to the ewoks.
I'd ordered the Nikto wave off of Amazon and yeah, they were pretty banged up. Fortunately I'm an opener so the cards were just goin in the garbage anyway, but I can definitely see how that might bother some people.
My understanding is that they actually have some set aside specifically for the website, plus adding whats left over from the con itself to that inventory. At least thats what I've gathered from other peoples reports from previous cons where everything sold out on the floor.(last year being an example.) I'm pretty sure they had everything on the site last year despite reports of them being sold out on the con.
I'm thinking it's probably tommorow as well. They probably need time to sort through all the extra inventory and whatnot. That and I feel like it'll happen around noonish, but that just may be cuz I'm so used to the Mattel sites way of doing things.
We have to remember though that we're like a year behind with MU as well, based on everything shown, we know several waves of figures that are coming between now and first quarter of next year, which is roughly the amount of info we get for most other lines. It's just not as exciting since we saw most of this stuff last year. Though I do agree, the panel was mostly lackluster.
For me, I'd love to see the rest of the Cantina dudes from that Cantina Roll Call article on starwars.com a while back. Though if I could only pick 1(well technically 2) I'd love to see the Tonnikas, even though they'll probaby be the only ones that never do. That said, my big two were Hem Dazon and Bom Vimdin, the latter which we finally got last year, so I guess I'd be fine if things ended right now.