Hasbro is likely overestimating their shipping dates with the all logistics issues currently. Yakface originally had this wave listed for an October release before it was officially revealed.
the wave cases always ship earlier than the individual figure cases. brick and mortar stores order the wave cases.
Some sites rely on solid cases for orders rather than mixed cases. Solids tend to be later than mixed cases. And mixed cases are more geared for retail
Nice custom. I made one similar.I am passing on this. I made a super articulated Emperor back when Force Link version came out. I can't remember all the details, but most of the parts like the head and hands and stuff were from the Force Link. I have the lightning effects hands somewhere too. I cut off the hood on the Force Link one for this.
I'm actually not sure which version the cloak and body came from but it was a previous VC version. I honestly don't even know why I made this but since I have it, saves me from buying the Hasbro one.