I often wonder if the retailers would make more money if Hasbro and Mattel had decent distribution for their figures and retailers stopped buying so much into movie lines.
I notice MU doesn't have as many pegwarmers as other lines I just keep running into older figs, however it's worth noting that there are only a few figures on the pegs most of the time. DCu had some really bad pegwarmers not to mention the irritation of Wal-Mart exclusives.
Anyone remember the glut of Episode 1 merchandise that lasted years after the movie was released? I remember for the longest time all you could find for Star Wars figures was Darth Maul and only Darth Maul!