So now I'm in this stretch of time where I have wave 1, haven't seen the movie, and am trying to stay away from spoilers. So that leaves me with a few questions about the accessories and how to display these figures.
Great post! I struggle with this too.
I've opened any Rebels/TFA related figures and displayed them, but any Rogue One items that I've snapped up I've simply left packaged in a corner. I won't open them or really overly inspect them until after the movie is released. Like you, I don't want to think too hard about the figures and thus the plot of the movie as I would like as much as possible to be surprised by as many story elements as possible.