Weekend/week of the premiere I'd say the mains had become a lot harder to find... I went out briefly last night and there was replenishment.
In my area, this is a general look at what's tough to find:
-Jedi... Collection 2 and Collection 1. Obi-Wan, Yoda, Mace, Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto, Sae Sae Tinn, Plo Koon... The only easier figures to find were Anakin, Shaak Ti, and Luminara. The others have dried up some. Why Anakin's around more than others is a mystery.
-Royal Guards (Red or Blue, though Blue's seemingly been easier to find, with good reason). I'd like at least 6 more red's, and honestly I'd probably NOT stop buying the RG's for some time (red or blue). Senators need guards, Palpy's need guards, and customs galore... I want more of that figure.
-Clones... Clone Commanders and Pilots are more abundant, but Basic White Clones (TE Gunner, #41, #6) are gone about as fast as they're put out.
-Battledroids dried up, and I'm not really surprised. Even the SBD's which were wildly abundant have dried up...
-Surprises? Padme, 3PO, and Mon Mothma.... These all sorta disappeared. I see one or two here and there, but not much compared to what was out. Oh, and Chewbacca. Not that he's a huge surprise, but just that there were SO many of him and now he's pretty well sold through.
What's hanging around though?
-Recently heavy shipped figures like the Destroyer Droid, Neimodian Gunner, and Wookie #2...
-Deluxe... ALmost all, save for the most recent releases.
-Clone Pilots & Commanders (Commanders are mounting up but still sorta selling it seems).
I'm sure I'm missing some things too... WM's were pretty well hit and cleared after the film's release, at least in my area. I was impressed. I think it's amazing what a GOOD film can do for a toy line rather than 2 lackluster films that weren't "cool" to enjoy.
And also a much superior toy line compared to the last 2 films. These figures are outstanding not only compared to Episode I's launch and II's as well, but just in a general comparison to the toy aisles at stores... Hasbro put out a better product that rivals other lines for once. It 's working for them. It worked pretty good for OTC as well, so it's nice to see the line actually "compete" better than it has in past years.
I'm sure we'll get to a point of over-production on a lot of stuff... I think the army builders will move slowly, but the Neimodian and DD have the toughest job of selling I think. I'll buy Neimodians, but I know not EVERYONE will want an army of him. Wookiees I think have some backing by the kiddies... I'm gonna cover my bases and get some of the "odd" stuff that didn't really make the film that I hadn't picked up yet... The movie was really inspiring to WANT to buy things I hadn't picked up yet, and that's a pretty great thing. I know Episode II didn't give that kind of feeling after seeing it, except I wanted a GOOD SA Clone (that ultimately I couldn't get many of anyway, even still