I dunno about that... At $6.99 my local TRU's had literally a wall of Carkoon Wave at one store, HOth at another. I mean, dozens. The one-pers like Fett I saw at least a dozen of at my one TRU... And they sat, and sat, and sat... And this is one of the higher traffic stores in the area too right outside the city limits.
The $5 sale hit though, and that same store is down to only having Bib and Leia, and of the two there are only like a dozen total figures on the pegs. When the sale ended, so did the sales for TSC at our local TRU's. I'/ve been back and the same figures are sitting there, as well as Hoth Wave that restocked. The only thing missing from the Hoth Wave restocks I can tell are the one-pers like Vader and the Gonk. Veers, Derlin, Rieekan, Snowtrooper, and AT-AT Driver are all there though and not moving now.
Target is the same way. They dropped their price and all the Hoth and Carkoon remnants finally moved... Wal-Mart's been moving stuff steadily though Bib defies all theories and lingers like a fart in a car because he sucks.
I think when stores kick up prices there has been a noticeable difference in how those stores sell. It happens with other lines where a store like KB or KM has stuff you can't find elsewhere simply because their price is always higher. I know the "final 12" could only be found lingering at K-Mart around my area while they blew out at WM due to the $5-ish price.
Some of them actually sat here at KM though, like Passel Argente, the Grievous Guard repaint and the Neimoidian.
I also question how many parents are still buying Star Wars right now... People say it's good to mix in main characters, etc., for the kids, and I don't necessarilly disagree with the notion, but at the same time when anything is one-per-case it moves simply because people want a full set (especially with the spiffier collector-focused packaging like OTC/TSC have had). So are parents really out buying $7 for their kids en masse like they bought last year, or is it more that the "repacks" that are "for kids" are actually in most cases packed one-per-case and are getting the hardcore collectors to buy them?
I know my local clique is going ape**** trying to get both 3PO's from the Geo wave, the Vader (and some variant) from the Hoth Wave, and Fett from the Carkoon Wave plus his stand positioning variant...
Not to mention the holographic figure variants people want specifically.
Personally I think the way nothing is out there to be found, that people are moving on that Hasbro claims to have the line focused on. I know I see a lot less people looking over Star Wars these days... Less kids already. I know the kids I buy for are quickly losing interest. ONe moved onto lego already because they seem to have their heads out of their asses and are able to put stuff out everyone can find easily without gimmicks and such.
The other is holding on, but considering I know my local buds need Jango and that's who he's desperately wanting to find, well at one-per-case I'm not hopeful of picking him up one unless I get the original Saga Jango on the cheap at the toy show this weekend for him... TSC Jango's gonna be tough to find for a long time unless he suddenly gets packed heavier, and I doubt its kids getting him.