I broke my quitting vow and bought a Tarkin that I saw at Wal Mart. First retail purchase since January. They also had Wedge, Odd Ball, and Nikto, plus a ****load of TPM guys.
You spotted the Tarkin wave at a Wal-Mart? Lucky...
The Wal-Marts in my area have the same 2 figures time and time again: Quinlan-Vos and Battle Droid. That's it.
I like the new Tarkin figure. I especially like the pack-in Mouse Droid.
Well, the remnants of it. They had Tarkin, Wedge, Nikto, and Odd Ball on the pegs (plus a bunch of TPM crap). It was at a kind of the out-of-the-way Wal Mart (I live in Salt Lake City, UT and it was in Evanston, WY--yes, JediMoses, I was there to buy hard malt liquor, porn, and fireworks, all of which are banned in Utah
(just kidding, just kidding; just stopped on my way home from Bear Lake)).
I have to say, the Tarkin isn't as bad in person as it looks in pictures. The color of the outfit is much better, and even the stupid soft goods skirt matches pretty well (though I still think it looks awful). The flesh color for the head is a little weird, but I figure it's the best Tarkin they'll ever make, so what the hell. The mouse droid is quite nice, too.