I was in northern Massachusetts on business today, and on the way home (near Hartford), I stopped at 6 stores, just to remind myself what a waste of time it is to look for anything new at retail these days.
I hit 3 Wal-Marts, 2 Toys R Us, and 1 Target - the low was the second WM, which had *3* figures (plus the cantina gang) total. Running a close second was the second TRU, which probably had 100 figures in stock, but 85 of them were Obi-wan Pilot (seriously, pegs and pegs of 'em), the rest being a smattering of Lott Dodd and Vader Bespin. The rest were inundated with Jango Pilot and Shaak Ti, with a few Imperial Guard thrown in. There are also a lot of Amidala Decoy and the "snaggletooth" POTJ figures around at TRU.
Looking on the bright side, I got the new Tusken Raider, Rebel Trooper, and Fett Carkoon on ebay yesterday for $21 total, which isn't too bad (and all from the same seller, which means $5 total shipping). Also won a Deluxe Luke w/Bacta tank (damaged card) for $2.99. Did spend way too much on a Han Hoth, but only because I had hoped to win a Fett Carkoon from the same seller and failed, which means all that shipping for one figure.
Doesn't really matter, 'cuz it doesn't seem like I'll ever see those figures in a store at this rate.