Think about the line since it began, since most of us here have been around that long or longer... Have case assortments ever NOT been flawed to some degree? It's my opinion you'll never have them perfect...
Short a Leia figure, it becomes hard to find, people bitch.
Short an OWK? Hard to find, people bitch.
Short a Troop Builder? Prepare for the dip**** apocalypse.
Double up on a figure? Eventually it becomes too abundant, people bitch.
Anyone remember Maul in 1999? Full cases... That worked GREAT huh?
This is the leanest time, ever I think, that the modern line has existed and still soldiered on in some capacity. You can't expect movie-year tactics (which didn't work in a movie year, mind you) to work now... Likewise you can't expect Hasbro to cater to collectors, especially at times like this.
It boils down that EVERY wave, right now, will sit... You could make something totally awesome fill all 12 slots, and it is such a stale market for Star Wars right now that if a store orders just one-case-too-many, and you're now looking at a logjam. In years when the line has support, toys move at a steady flow, but those times aren't right now.
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2007 I saw EVERY wave at least once, most two or three times, some more than that. Good figures. Good prices. Collector dream come true year... Between all 4 major retailers (KM, WM, Target, TRU), I saw everything, and it was glorious... Those days, are not today. It's not the same market, same prices, same retail landscape. It's easy to point the finger at the source nearest to us, and the one that reacts to us... The one that has some kind of contact with the collector world. If Target or Wal-Mart did, and were giving out answers to tough questions that people didn't want to hear, I bet you'd see a lot more finger pointing going in the direction I think it's deserved at this point.