These sets were ok... neat... better than some stuff... They were still 2 figures I had, and one I didn't. They were ok sets. Better than a lot of last year's sets.
I got some of those for $7 though, even at a toy show, so yeah... I think that says a lot about the whole idea. Multi-packs work better when you're getting more for less I think. The K-Mart 2-packs gave you something quasi-new and for $15. That's the mark. The Target sets gave you a new figure, and 2 you didn't want, for a bit more than $15.
You can argue that the 2 you didn't want balanced things out, or you could argue that you got 2 figures you didn't want to get one you did want, and thus felt cheated out of more money.
On waiting for clearance, to me that's a gamble and a personal choice... You have to accept that, should you take that gamble, you're leaving yourself open to missing out and going secondary market on them. I personally didn't need to wait because I lucked into an uber cheap set courtesy of a West Coast buddy that got them at clearance prices upon release... I was lucky in that, and I know it.
That said, while the Snaggletooth set sold better, it didn't sell great, and that just speaks volumes about these I think. They're a nice enough concept but they're like so much in this hobby in that they're overpriced even with a new figure in them. At clearance prices I may nab 1 more of each for customizing, but only on clearance and I'll take the gamble on the droid set going lower.
You can't point fingers at collectors for waiting though. That's simply economics of whatever is right or wrong with the hobby. $15 AT-ST Driver sets sold. $22-ish 3-packs with only 1 new figure didn't. MTT's sold at $60-ish and Clone Shuttles didn't even sell out down to $20 or less since Amazon still has 'em and they went under $16 shipped a year ago. It's a gamble to wait but it can really pay off because ultimately the market dictates it on SO MUCH of the stuff we get.
I LOVED the 1:18 airplanes Wal-Mart carried, but so many came out so rapidly, and they hit clearance... and they were only like $50-$60! A steal for a hyper detalied basically huge model/toy. Markets said it was too much though, despite my opinion to the contrary. It is what it is.
Of course, now they're almost all fetching double or more their original retail, but I digress.