I'm not so sure that this hard to find stuff is ever going to become abundant. We are all counting WAY too much on the same thing happening with the Attack of the Clones toys that happened with Phantom Menace.
Both Hasbro and Lucas Licensing have said repeatedly that they are seriously scaling back the amount of toys that are being produced and shipped because Hasbro is still sitting on MILLIIONS of dollars of Episode 1 merchandise.
So don't think that because last time everything became abundant that it will happen again this time. Hasbro and a lot of retailers got seriously burned with the Phantom Menace stuff, so they are being EXTREMELY cautious this time around...
To verify this, I spoke with the manager at my local toys r us, and he told me that they are only scheduled to recieve another shipment of SW merchandise the week the movie opens. He said after that, you will seriously see things slow way down. He also said since April 23rd, the sale of SW merchandise has seriously declined already, so that already has them worried.
If you visit the local toys r us stores in and around L.A. (La Cienga for example) they are still FLOODED with the basic 14 figures. I mean they have HUNDREDS of them. There is no reason for them to place any more orders, or stock ANYTHING else until that stuff starts to sell...which it obviously insnt.
In short, if the stores can't sell what they have. They aren't going to order more. And if they don't order more, then they aren't going to get the figures that they don't already have...and even if they do have them, there is no room to stock them because the shelves are stuffed with the basic 14 that aren't selling...
Finding those Hard to Find figures is going to be a lot harder than people think I'm afraid.