This exclusive wave is one of the few segments of the 3.75" figure line where I have some optimism. But still, look at this lineup:
___ Rey (Jakku)
___ Finn (Jakku)
___ Poe Dameron (X-Wing Pilot)
___ Princess Leia Organa (Yavin Medal Ceremony)
___ Kylo Ren
___ First Order Stormtrooper
___ Darth Vader (The Empire Strikes Back) REISSUE
___ Chewbacca REISSUE
___ Han Solo (Return Of The Jedi) LIKELY REISSUE
___ Luke Skywalker (Return Of The Jedi) REISSUE
Very likely 40% of this wave is comprised of reissues based on the images we've seen so far. I get that Hasbro and retailers want to keep some of these characters in the mix. They're big draws. In the case of Chewbacca, his appearance in Episode 7 isn't really all that different from the OT. But why not go with Episode 7 versions of Han or Luke?
As for the new Episode 7 characters in this wave? I'm refraining from buying the 5POA versions of Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron so that I can get superior SA versions like I'm hoping this wave will offer. But I suspect that with army building potentially picking up again, the First Order Stormtrooper from this wave could be one of the hottest figures of the line, and very tough to find.
Do I like that WalMart got these? Ugh. I really dislike the way that WalMart handles exclusives. Their track record is not the best. But I also suspect that Hasbro was playing the numbers game in this instance. WalMart has over 4500 stores domestically. Far more than Target and TRU combined. While I prefer shopping at either of those chains, WalMart simply has more stores. So *MAYBE* this time around they won't f**k it up so badly in terms of distribution.