Keep in mind that there were only 21 figures (counting all four Battle Droids) on the launch of Episode I stuff and 27 figures for the Episode II launch. I was overwhelmed with the Episode II stuff, and this is going to be the same situation. We'll probably have another glut as well, so I'm not even going to bother with Midnight Madness again this time. And don't worry, as Hasbro will no doubt release at least ten more new figures in the two weeks following the initial release like they did with the Saga line.
I'm all for a variety of characters on the launch of the line, and maybe I'm a little old fashioned, but I'd prefer a little mystery in the line from time to time. Just the other day on another forum I frequent elsewhere, someone was discussing the fact that it would have been incredibly cool if the fact that Maul's double-bladed lightsaber was kept a secret until the opening of the film. No Maul figures would be released with a double-bladed saber until after the film, that one shot would have never been shown in the teaser trailer, and so on and so forth. Same thing with releasing the Deluxe "Darth Tyranus" on the same day as the Count Dooku basic figure (which they even put "Dark Lord" on as a subtitle) and the Yoda with a lightsaber before the film was released. This time around, they'll probably end up releasing a Palpatine "revelation" figure before the film.
Yes, everyone knows most of this stuff before the film is released anyway, thanks to the wonders of the internet, but I still remember the old days when the Ewoks were blacked out on the backs of the ROTJ cards before that movie was released. If ESB were released today, Hasbro would release a Darth Vader figure with the caption "Luke Skywalker's Father" on it.
In my world, they'd release 18 figures for the launch of the line, with no action features:
-Wookiee Warrior (generic)
-and about six other background/Jedi/Separatist characters that had screen time but did nothing that could be construed as a spoiler.
About three weeks or so after the film opened, *then* they could release the Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Emperor Sidious, Count Dooku, Luke and Leia, Anakin Duel, Obi-Wan Duel, and whoever else. Of course, I'm a complete nutjob, so what do I know?