The major chains here in Salinas (Central Coast) have the Duros/Shmi/ Ketwal et al wave pretty much warming the pegs. I have been here for about 8 weeks now and have had no problems finding the figures up to this wave at one of the stores at any given time. They have even gotten in some of the older stuff like Vader Dagobah and Vader/interrogator droid.
Target is overrun with the 12" Luke/Speederbike, Wal-Mart frequently (not always) has the 12" Luke/Yoda, and TRU seems to keep the T.I.E. Interceptor in stock, though I never see more than 1 or 2 on the micro-tiny shelf space they have relegated the line to.
I am anxious to see what the scalper activity is like here. I am hoping to score the 12" Luke/Speederbike at the 12-15 dollar clearance price.