Yeah some of those are headscratchers, but I'll take more Fleet Troopers. He was findable, but not in any quantity, and never for long, so yeah I'll be cool with that at least. I'd like another Tarkin too, honestly. He's a figure who needs customized at this point, to me, but I never saw more than 2 and I wanted a carded one and loose one.
Bom Vimdin, Hoth Luke, even Wedge (he's out in bulk at 5 Below, and not moving as well as Wicket, Gammie, or even some of the repack army builders)... bad choices.
Nice to see Hasbro note that they can't control the distribution of this stuff too, and basically making SURE you see it's the retailers fault if you can't find what you want of this stuff next year.
What I don't get is, why would retail get any of it next year when they seemingly didn't want it this year? A whole line separate of the main line right next to it again?
Anyway, yeah, some better choices could've been made. INC and Royal Guard and Republic Trooper all would've made my list of wants. Evazan, RFT, Vizla, Malgus would also make my list.
To the "No" list I'd add CW Ani even though he's good. Save him for future re-releases in the regular line on other packaging since Ani sells and he's a good figure from a kid-oriented base. Saber construction Luke I saw more than any figure from that wave. E1 Maul? Really? You'd consider releasing ANY of those Wave 1 figures, again? Like Ani, save him for re-release as filler for new waves on new cards.
Likewise, I saw Barriss Offee often. I saw ROTS 501st Clone more than any from his wave. Saw Logray a lot. I still have an "Oddball" up at K-mart that's going nowhere.
Narrow it down, add a few like the INC, and maybe double up on him and other army builders, and you'd make more people happy I think.