Installed EPD64, also installed PyQt4 because matplotlib isn't onto PySide yet. Simply put, display(*getfigs()) works, but --pylab inline should have 'em that way by default, I think, and doesn't. I reproduced this with most recent trunk as well as the version that shipped with EPD.
EDIT: Turns out the syntax is "--pylab=inline", and that works. Woops. Still, should this silently fail if you use the wrong syntax?