Call me crazy, but I think a themed wave actually supports the minor characters better.
I can see the sense it that comment.
Wow, someone actually agrees with that? That didn't happen over at the otherR
Here's the methodology that struck me about this concept. I think that if you look at a themed wave VS a non-themed wave, the theme might actually give the minor characters a little more traction with the consumers. Let's just look at one such character like Utris M'toc.
Say we were going with a non themed wave of 6 figures, with one from each movie. Two would be major characters, one would be a trooper of some sort, there would be a minor character with a speaking role, a droid and one alien.
-Queen Amidala - Post senate
-Han Solo - Yavin medal ceremony
-Senate Guard - Episode II w/ softgoods & force pike
-Grey Leader - Return Of The Jedi
-GH-7 droid - Revenge Of The Sith
I tired to put together a desirable wave with some sought after figures, but it seems like this wave kind of leaves at least one or two figures kind of out in the cold. But what about if it's a TESB themed wave that sticks with similar lineup parameters but the choices are limited to Episode V?
-Princess Leia - Cloud city escape SA resculpt
-2-1B - TESB repaint
-Luke Skywalker - Dagobah training SA resculpt
-TIE Fighter pilot
Overall this wave seems stronger to me because it's all somewhat linked together. It's not tied to a single TESB locale, but there's a common thread and the weaker characters like Utris M'Toc or even Lt. Sheckil don't seem like they're hanging out in the cold.