Agreed. It's many store's policy to front face the pegs with product to make them look more full, cleaner, and just generally easier to shop. While they shouldn't be putting the wrong line on certain pegs, I don't really blame them for not knowing the difference. I like to rearrange the pegs accurately when I have time and always hope that the employees will catch on because of it, but I don't wish them any ill will if it gets messed up again. They're just doing their job ignorant of the issue.
Yes, I flat out told the employee that I understood where she was coming from. I used to work at a Target and that was most certainly the policy - even if it meant having only one or two of any item on a peg and spreading the inventory around, you ALWAYS wanted to have the pegs looking "full". It's just the way they run their business - and the employees, WalMart and/or Target can not really be blamed for it.
I made it clear to her that I did not want her to get in trouble and I thanked her for ordering more.
Again - it really comes down to the fact that for better or for worse the "Star Wars" logo is the biggest text on the card backs. So to someone who is looking to just front face pegs, it is all the same product with the same price.
It really only matters to us the collectors.
It SHOULD however matter to Hasbro - it really should - and for them not to see that having the three lines is really hurting them is a shame.
I understand Jeff's point very clearly, but it's hard to argue that they are doing things "right" with the Legends line as well.
Why, when Plo Koon is coming shortly in the ROTS wave do we need the older version in the Legends line? Why couldn't Saesee Tiin, the ROTS Clone and the Shocktrooper have been repacks in the ROTS wave along with Commander Bacarra and Commander Deviss?
It seems to me that Luke Skywalker in X-Wing Pilot gear and the Sandtrooper could have been repacks in with the ANH wave.
Mynock Hunt Han and Chewie could have been repacks in the ESB wave.
The ROTJ wave could have had the C-3PO w/Throne as a repack.
I could go on - my point is that with 15 repacks in the Legacy collection - and 19 figures in the Legends line, it seems to me that they could have EASILY helped make the new figure Legacy waves cheaper by putting in the same repacks as the Legends line in with Legacy.
Then - there would only be TWO different assortments to order - Clone Wars and Legacy - that's it.