Although I do really enjoy seeing Star Wars all over the place, and really having a nice prominent place in the toy aisles right now, I think I'm kind of enjoying/looking forward to the "slow down" that seems to be starting now. Having 44 (or more, depending on area) figures out within two months time, along with all the vehicles, beasts, Unleashed, Galactic Heroes, BK Toys, etc. etc. etc. was a little overwhelming at times, at least for me. It seems that now things will be going back to a normal "Star Wars collecting" pace. Our local Wal-Mart has now cut its Star Wars aisle in half, with Fantastic Four taking up the rest of the space for now. They are also cramming as much as they can into the "regular" space in the action figure aisle, so I think the transition to going back to that space is slowly coming. That could be a bad thing though, because they really seem to have the same figures hanging there for the most part now (Tarfful, Ki Adi, Mas, Polis, Luminara, SBD, Clone Pilot, etc.) and I'm afraid that the later waves are going to be tougher to find. You never know though, because this stuff really has been selling well here (and elsewhere, from the way it sounds).
Like I said, I guess I kind of feel bad saying this, but I (and my wallet) sort of welcome the slow down right now. Just out looking for the Tarkin wave, and those Target glasses if they show, and otherwise I'm pretty well caught up. I'm just hoping waves like Tarkin's, the Mustafar Anakin, etc. aren't going to be impossible to find now. It is funny though, looking at both Target and Wal-Mart now, I don't think there is a basic figure of Obi-Wan, Anakin, Chewie, Padme, 3PO, R2, or Vader to be found. In fact, quite a few of the original 24-32 figures are all gone now, aside from Tarfful, SBD, and the background Jedi. I never would have guessed that, to be honest with you. Is anyone else happy for the slow down, or am I just being a terrible Star Wars fan for thinking that way? Don't get me wrong, more/new stuff is always better, I guess I just felt a little overwhelmed the last couple of months...through no one's fault but my own really