Yeah, we've discussed it before on here, but this whole "drought" strategy that has been working itself out over the past three years really seems to be hurting the line. I can see why people are losing interest when there isn't anything on the pegs for them anyways. I've been trying to keep up with the "collector's challenge" again this year, and keeping close track of my spending, and I've bought virtually nothing Star Wars-wise for 2010. Heck, I've bought more Iron Man figures than Star Wars figures. I'll continue to pick up a few CW figures here and there, but there's a part of me that thinks I should slow that down as those are really for "today's Star Wars fans" more than us. I really like the show, and enjoy the line (I think its a great line for kids especially), but I'm more into the movie stuff like many of us on here are. I'll likely continue to grab some here and there, especially since that is virtually all there will be until late July for Star Wars.
Like it was mentioned, there is some exclusive stuff trickling out, but so much of that has been known about for so long, it does seem like old news - and I'm not even sure how much of it I'm going to try to track down. I'd like to get the TRU exclusive wave, or at least some of it, but I'm not going to go crazy trying to track it down either. I'm definitely looking forward to the vintage line in the fall though, and I'll likely be buying most to all of that (and maybe - yikes - a carded set, at least of the OT ones). That being said though, I'm still wondering that unless we see a movie re-release (or blu ray, etc.), we might just see this vintage line run for 2-3 years and they may wrap the realistic stuff up - at least until the live action tv stuff starts up. It is tough to say, but the focus for toy lines these days (action figures in particular) is stuff with "current entertainment" to support it. We're fortunate in many ways to have the Star Wars line for as long as we have. Looking at virtually every other line, they are almost all lines with current movies and/or cartoon shows. Even GI Joe is pretty much all movie based, or an offshoot, at this point.