I've recently turned the corner on this one and am far less bothered about missing it than I had been. While searching around last night I noticed that the Masterpiece Soundwave with cassettes was a TRU Exclusive to SDCC. I love this figure and would love to have it right now! But it's going for like $250 on Ebay and not looking to support scalping. After some additional investigating I found that this was basically just an early release with exclusive packaging. I'll be able to get what I want later in the year at a much lower price.
When I came to that realization, it finally sunk in that this exclusive is pretty much the same thing. I would have loved to pay a crazy amount for the Fett and Carbohan, but this is really nothing more than a pre-sale in a fancy box. Sounds like both figures will be offered later on, with the Fett coming right around the corner. Honestly, for a significant reduction in price and a thousand times less stress, I am at peace with just being patient. If these exclusives were figures/characters I couldn't get elsewhere, I'd stay on the warpath, but I'm really okay with just waiting a bit longer for different packaging.