B&M aren't really stocking those and it doesn't pay to try to luck out on 1 figure (or 4 of the same character) on the pegs at Targets. TRU hasn't been restocking 3.75" stuff lately in my area. 6" has been better at Wal-Mart, but they don't have 3.75" at all. In regards to MS/SL/Rebels, the pegs are stocked but product isn't moving. That's why I bought the last few TBS figures of the line online before TFA stuff hits. I might never find it in store... I had more faith in finding the 6" Boushh and Iggy in the stores but when Amazon had them for $16, I pulled the trigger.
I want better articulated figures... I guess I was spoiled for the past 10+ years. To see the route of going back to 5 PoA could possibly be the future, then I'm out. Even 5 points was supposed to make it cheaper for everyone, but the prices are getting up to where TBS figures were a year ago. *shrugs* So they aren't really a deal in my opinion if I were interested. Plus, if I wanted 5 PoA, I'd just pull out the vintage Kenner figures. I guess I hope that Hasbro continues to put out wanted super-articulated figures and not just the usual rehashes of Vader, Fett, and Obi-Wan. Bring on the Tonnikas, Tvizzzit and other cantina denizens and Jabba's Palace goons and Imperial Dignitaries.
That said, I think I'm refraining from TFA figures. Space issues is one thing, money is another... plus, I'm thinking that these are going to be Disney's World of Star Wars now and not necessarily Lucas'. I may pick up a couple if the figure is cool looking, and as long as there's more than 5 points of articulation to them. But I have never bought something Star Wars just because it's got the logo on it.
Less collecting competition I guess.
True. But you'd have to have Jeff, Jayson, Dave, Justin and some other guys that live in the Twin Cities give up collecting and I don't see that happening with them.