Ahem. This is what happened.
I checked the Just Found forums and I noticed that the republic gunship is being found around my area. SO I called the local wal-mart. I asked for toys and talked to an old woman who nearly put me to sleep she spoke so slowly. So, I clearly asked "Hi, do you have the Star Wars Republic Gunship?". She said "yes we do". I was like "SWEET!!!"; I got in the car and got down there at the SPEED OF LIGHT.
and guess what they had there!
I was thinking to myself "ok, they've remodeled stuff recently, maybe it's hiding around another corner.
And so I found this incredibly helpful 80 year-old woman who "helped" me. I told her that I had just called asking about the republic gunship, and that they didn't have it. She asked me if I looked in the lego isle.....
I told her that no! because I was talking about the one that goes with the FIGURES! I thanked her in the rudest tone I could summon.
Now I've worked in retail, and I've always tried to do my hardest to help the customer find what they're looking for, therefore I KNOW the merchandise. and If I dont, I find someone who does and I LOOK AROUND, then tell them what we have. Clearly she didn't even take the time to walk the whole two feet down to the saga section (because she was an isle down from the lego isle stocking stuff). Now seriously- how could you work in the TOY section and not know about STAR WARS FIGURES?!?!?!? And given that, WOULDN'T YOU TELL THE PERSON THAT IT'S THE LEGO VERSION?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
So here I sit, lacking gunship, and feeling that terrible feeling of crushed excitement. All thanks to one useless wal-mart employee.