Thanks for the welcome
I divived the trek into 2 sections: Saturday night before closing, I hit the "10 freeway trio" of West Covina, BP, and Rosemead and Sunday morning the rest. I tried to get as many in knowing I'd go back to work from winter break Monday morning.
On an unrelated note, an acquaintance of mine started working at Alhambra TRU during the holiday season and confirmed what most must already know: employees raid cases before putting them out. There is a pecking order as to who gets what within the ranks of the employees all the way up to management. Rarely, she tells me, do employees not indoctrinated in the ways of the dark side get near certain items in the back. Off duty employees show up when shipments do to see what they can get. Many employees stash toys to purchase later when certain people aren't around. The most sought after items, according to her, are the McFarlane sports figures and game consoles. She says that even the teenage employees have learned to put the figures up on eBay.