I seem to remember my local TRU in Frederick, MD, getting a pretty decent number of these things in a while back. I initially passed, thinking it'd be warming the shelf for at least a little while. When I returned a week later, they had sold out completely and I haven't seen any since. Pretty much every other TRU in my area is sold out also. I've checked Ebay over the last 2 weeks or so, just for the heck of it and:
a. there are very few auctions that have come up
b. when they do, the closing price usually ends at $45 or more
What gives? When this thing was introduced a while back, I thought it had shelf-warmer written all over it (only ok repaint, kinda pricy, least desirable figure pack-in, etc.), but dang if it didn't sell through pretty darned quick.
So the question: Are most TRUs sold through on these things? Throughout the country, does anyone still see these on the shelf?
Second question: Why do I seem to remember hearing way before this thing hit the shelves that it initially would be a TRU exclusive, but then eventually would be released as an open stock item? Is that still the case? WILL it eventually hit the Targets and WalMarts of the world?