Well, we're several weeks into the new single carded Clone Wars figures, and as many of us suspected, and greatly feared, these things are now hanging in MASS ABUNDANCE, everywhere!
What really sucks about this, is that they are indeed sitting on the same pegs that would otherwise be allocated to the Saga figures, which seem to have been disappearing or getting pulled from the shelves to make room for the "new" line.
That was my biggest fear with CW. I wasn't so upset that they made it into a line perse, but I was going to be VERY upset if they took up the retail space that the Saga figures belong in. Here in SoCal, that seems to be what's happening all over, in all the different stores. There are CW Anakins, Yodas, and even ARC Troopers now hanging 10 deep, across 6 or more pegs. It's absolutely DISGUSTING.
Can't Hasbro or the store orderers curtail their supply of a line of this nature in the beginning, to test the market and even see if it's going to sell first, before completely flooding it? This is like April '99 and '02 all over again, except with just 3 figures this time. Granted the ARC Trooper has been doing a bit better than Ani and Yoda the first few weeks, but even that seems to be over now. The ships are everywhere now too.
And as you all know, as long as these things are still clogging the pegs, a lot of the new Saga product is NOT going to get put out in many of your favorite stores... I just don't know how they're going to move these, since the Yoda and Ani sales are apparently already done. Perhaps the debut of the actual cartoon next month will help. I pray it does, 'cause there's some more stinkers (Mace, Obi) coming in round 2.
I really hope this entire line is cleared out before that animated CW line hits early next year, or there's going to be some SERIOUS problems getting any new Saga product on the shelves. What a shame. Very sad indeed...
So, how bad has it gotten in your areas? If it's not bad yet, my guess is that it will be very soon... Cross your fingers!