Once I saw that the Vader would be such hell to get, both from a financial and sociological standpoint, I pretty much gave up on it. The Holo Yoda would be very nice to have, but as I don't live within an hour of a TRU, I'm pretty much out of luck there (unless some fine person who lives near a TRU smiles down on me, that is).
So, at least on those two counts, the exclusives thing isn't going to come back and bite me in the ass.
This WM thing has me puzzled though...if it's actually something exclusive (as in a figure being different than a regular release) or something, I might buy it. If it's just repackaged figures with a retro-display box (as it sounds), I think that I will be able to easily pass on this. Given the "quality" of WM's recent three packs for the OT and CW DVDs, I have a feeling this "Early Bird" thing is going to be one big disappointment.
That being said, if they want to slap the first 12 Collection 1 figures in a box for 30 bucks (as opposed to paying 6 bucks for them individually), I'm all for that.