I do seem to recall a collective groan rising from the crowd at the Comic Con Q&A on Friday upon hearing the news that this wave is exclusive to WalMart. Target would have been a much better venue for these, but it seems as though Hasbro wants to throw WalMart a bone. It seems that staying in WalMart's good graces is a big concern for any company that wants shelf space in their stores. Unfortunately though, it seems that Star Wars shelf space has been diminishing at Wally World. Ugghhh.
Although I wasn't at the comic con, I'm groaning too. I like all these figures, even if they are just repaints. I love the cantina and there can never be too many aliens! However, I can't stand store exclusives. Online exclusives, I don't mind....but to have to go to the store over and over waiting for them to show up just sucks. To make this worse, these have to be a Wal-Mart exclusive. Of all of the places, they're THE WORST when it comes to exclusives (well, any figures for that matter). The 2 that are closest to me are both the 24 hr. kind, so guys are there all times of the day and night waiting for the stuff to be put out. I'm sorry, I have a life to lead and can't do that! I've never seen the Twins, the CW Animated 3 packs, or any of the new Marvel Legends exclusives. I don't know if its poor distribution, horrible workers, or me just not being there at the right moment to get them. Target is not as bad since they'll always go in the back and get it for you if you plug in the DCPI and it shows them in stock. K-Mart is usually dead, so I've never had a problem finding anything there. Oh well, I might have to pick these up on eBay
(edit: I just changed the name back to Wal-Mart is all-JJ)