I like the pics but I am hoping that they don't show up at retail until June 1st. Then again, why should I care? I have a case on order from EE so I'll only have to pick up a couple of extra's here and there . . . . as long as EE comes through but I have never been denied from them.
As for ordering online vs retail. The EE is $91 for 12 figures. If you divide the $91 by 12 it comes to $7.58 a figure, which is not bad. If your paying $6.63 a figure and here in Utah I have a 6.6% sales tax, the figures for 12 come to $84.81 IF I buy all 12 at once ($6.63 x 12 = $79.56 + $5.25 tax = $84.81, a savings of $6.19). When I hunt I go around 100 miles, and my car gets 26 mpg in the city/stop-n-go driving so I spend $11.06 ie 100/26=3.84 gallons x $2.88 per gallon = $11.06 in gas where I live. For some of you the gas cost is probably more since gas is somewhat cheaper here in the Intermountain West.
So for my math, I am actually saving $4.87 iby ordering from EE. That does not count my time either which is usually 3 to 4 hours one night when I know Wally is getting stuff. For the Vader and the Han, I have receits from Target that I can use to return these items though I'll take a hit of $1.55 by doing that but according to my math, I am still ahead.
So, since I teach, I prep and grade before I come home, I have class 1x a week, and an online class Monday through Friday that requires 2 hours a night. Much easier for me to order online and WAIT for the case to come through. That is the hardest part for me . . . to have the patience to WAIT for the online order to come when they are already at retail. It is a paradigm shift for me but one I am willing to do . . . . . at least in my mind right now. Hopefully I keep to my word when the wave actually hits. It is hard to know you can get them on the hunt and have them, while waiting for on online retailer to come through. Then again, like I said earlier, EE has never failed me on a regular case. Anyone else have a different view or experience?