Distribution has been weak at best so far on TAC... really, it's been awful. There's a terrible backup of SAGA stuff.
I can't believe here it is almost May, and retailers aren't putting the SAGA stuff on clearance. I refuse to buy any more SAGA figures. I've bought too many as it is... the only figure I'm even remotely interested in out of SAGA now are the clones, and I don't need any more of them.
Also, the same stuff is going on here with TAC figures - Wave 1 was distributed somewhat well but has dried up except for Obi Wan and R2D2, but R2 is starting to disappear. Wave 2 - if I didn't go on toy runs every day, and if not for another collector here helping me out, I would have missed this wave to this point. I'm sure it will start showing up more soon - but what concerns me is that stores keep adding more SAGA figures to their pegs when the TAC sells out... geeze, even Appo and Elite Corps clones seem to be not moving at this point. People got a taste of TAC and want more of it, not more SAGA.
Do kids and parents buy the stuff? Yeah I think it's a decent percentage, but I do believe the majority is collectors. Hasbro may publically deny it because it goes against their philosphy that a line of toys might be more popular with adults, but if that was the case I don't think we'd be seeing so many collector-oriented figures in the line.
I'm ordering a case of TAC Wave 3 and 4 online. I'm afraid that by the time they are starting to pop up, then finally the stores might clearance the SAGA stuff - but then get backed up with TAC Wave 1 and 2.