After all the rumors and speculation, Walmart was announced as the new exclusive home to The Black Series 3 3/4" figures. You can read their exclusive press releases here, which detail the new Walmart figures at the bottom.
Figures announced so far include five from the original trilogy:
*Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)
*Princess Leia Organa (Yavin Ceremony)
*Han Solo (Endor)
And five from The Force Awakens:
*First Order Stormtrooper
They also promise more figures coming later in the year.
It's a bummer that this line clearly performed poorly enough to be shunted off to exclusive status. But Walmart's recent exclusives have been easy to find—in the case of the 3D TPM wave, too easy to find—and they'll also all be available online.
It's also a little troubling that the three figures from the first wave are all repacks, so the collectors who are being targeted with this line probably already have these figures. Luke, Vader, and Chewie make up the first wave and are already hitting stores, and available online as well.
Luke is the 2012 Lightsaber Construction figure from The Vintage Collection's Blu-ray wave. He is also currently available in the TRU exclusive Jabba's Rancor Pit set. This release still gives him the incorrect robe, when he should have a sleeveless cloak. The accessory count given in the press release is incorrect, so I'm guessing it's also incorrect for the other figures.
Vader is the same sculpt from the 2005 500th Figure release, which has seen multiple releases since then. It's the one with the "happy" codpiece, swivel elbows, and removable dome—which was glued down on subsequent repacks and may be the case here.
Chewie is the 2004 VOTC figure, which has seen a few re-releases and multiple new heads in the past 11 years. The most recent reuse of this body is in the currently-available Black Series release, where he's growling.
I get that they want to use main characters to draw people in, but good lord, using two decade-plus-old sculpts of characters that are currently available as well as a third figure that's also currently available was not a wise decision. Given the product description, I'm guessing Han is the 2011 Endor trench coat version again, which itself was kitbashed from a few previous releases.
At least Yavin Leia is finally making its way out one way or another, and it will be nice to have the TFA heroes in super-articulated style. Hopefully we get some more interesting secondary characters here as well, but seeing as how we're already seeing the same characters across the 5POA and 6" TBS lines, I'm not counting on it.