I am very surprised though that are moving forward with yet another wave. The individual 3 packs are doing much better though that the original 9 pack. I like the idea myself it's just I'd rather spend my money on new figures. That is I could ever actually see new figures in the damn stores.
My experience here in NJ is the exact opposite.
The only reason I was able to get a 9-pack was because I asked for a case to be brought out on the day of the Sunday advertisement. That same case was returned to the stock room and I never again saw the 9-pack at any of the four Targets I frequent.
In contrast, all three Vintage 3-packs are hanging on the pegs in counts of 2 or more with no real sign of selling.
I agree with what JACKOFTRADZE said - if they were tweaking these slightly, I think they would sell a lot better.
Why isn't the Death Star Trooper in the Imperial Set painted to match the Kenner deco? Right or wrong, that deco would have made total sense in that set.