Summer 06 we'll see shelves with piles of unsold 05 Ep3 figures, which will lead to the brain trust for the retails to say, well, that's that. SW is done, no more ordering.
I can't see it going much past Fall 06, when we will all be here huddled at the board trying desperately to track down those last few waves that only the e-tailers ordered and Hasbro dumped in Europe ( a la vintage Yakface).
As far as OTC, I'm starting to think that if they had just jumped on the OTC bandwagon earlier this year, mixing in the re-packs then, the situation might have been better. At least that way, the 28 new figures and 31 re-packs will be spread out over 12 months,
Instead, we get spoiled with 21 new figures in the first 5 months, only to get 7 the rest of the year.
Not to mention those seven will be mixed in with 31 re-packs that will clog the shelves.