Yeah I'm with Nick on this... I remember all the incessant bitching on those Wave 1 figures, and I said at the time to just wait and see... And here, Wave 1 sold out, twice, by the movie's release. Wave 1 carry overs and the Han are all also selling. They weren't a hindrance at all... Hell, all it took was the movie releasing to blow out all the Chewbaccas my nearest WM had, and it had a lot (this particular store got in a TON of Wave 1, twice).
Case packs... Can be argued all day long as to the why's, and Hasbro has said it's getting increasingly difficult to do 3.75" SA for a justifiable price... I don't have much reason to disbelieve this, personally, but whatever.
I think it's kinda ****** of WM to not offer them online. Exclusives are a pain, we all agree there. WM surely isn't handling any of theirs with much skill it seems. Look at the BF Trooper for instance. The X-Wing too. Bad place for these to land, but not many others would've handled it well either.
And if Amazon got them we'd have unending bitching/"news" about them being damaged in shipping, if TRU got them we'd have unending bitching/"news" about the price or stock boys "scalping" them... Target it'd be price and people bitching about the DPCI trick selling out of all the good stuff, and blah blah blah...
I have seen all of them now in person (still don't have some of wv3 though for myself) and I have to say, I just hope there's still TFA SA 3.75" figures to buy because that's all I want and get truly excited about to collect that has Star Wars slapped on it.
I'm not happy I can't walk into a store and find these, or order them online and avoid hassle too though. Ideally WM would put these up for pre-order, but they're not a collectible shop. And EE doesn't potentially have the buying power to support a continuing assortment of exclusive action figures like we want. Consider these designer toy lines out there, which put out limited stuff over long periods of time, and for considerable price. $14-ish sucks as it is to most people, so just imagine the same toy for $20.
But hey, this is an old argument at this point. I just hope I get more stuff.