I am one of the collectors (not scalpers, collectors) who goes in to Wal-Mart at 3:00-3:30 in the morning on my way to work because that is the only time I can (after work is time for my kids). After about a 6-month hiatus from collecting any of the Hasbro stuff, I started going in to Wal-Mart on my way to work again, only to discover that when I did find anything new, it was just remnants.
I found out that at least one (and maybe 2) of the local Wal-Marts has brgun stocking figures at various times throughout the day to combat the early-morning rush on the figures.
Now, this will certainly hinder my own figurequest. But it overall combats the scalpers and rude collectors, so I support it 100%.
Edit - Mods, can you help me out with the spelling of "local" in the title? Thanks!