I agree with you Jesse. I'd sooner give my money to Target than Wal-Mart any day, and actually the Mrs. and I really enjoy shopping at Target for a variety of things, but if it does end up being a $1+ more per figure, I think Wal-Mart will be getting my ROTS business if they have the goods. Figures are $5.88 here as well, with a $6.99 tag at Target (although they don't have any). Plus, in our case, Wal-Mart is considerably closer to us as well. Maybe Target will decide to drop their prices, $7 just seems a bit high, especially with Marvel Legends, Lord of the Rings, etc. being cheaper.
Now, for the ROTS stuff, thanks for the heads up on the pics over at SSG. Pretty cool. The Anakin-to-Vader figure might be kind of neat, and something I'll probably pick up for the "fun" of it regardless. The "quick change" Palpy obviously is for the kiddos, and I don't mind as we know we're getting other versions of this character that are more collector-oriented anyways (but maybe not in this particular outfit?). Anyways, I think that I might consider picking up this version too for fun, depending on the budget at the time and seeing it in person. I would have liked it as a kid too, as Spuffy said earlier. I don't collect the 12" figures, but the two shown at SSG don't seem to look too bad. The Anakin is kind of neat too.