I rather unexpectedly found most of the AOTC wave (the first one) at Marshalls today for $4.99 a figure. They had Grievous, whom I had, and the Sandtrooper, who's an easy pass for me since I've got way too many Stormtroopers already. And I passed on ROTS Kit, since I hate that design. Sure, they tried to trick me by sticking him on an AOTC card, but I wasn't fooled.
I picked up the Peasant Disguise Ani and Padme. At $10, I didn't think they were worth the price and passed a few times. For half that, they were worth it. Also got Mace; I realize he's probably a repack of a figure I passed on at some point since I just stopped paying attention to new Maces, but he has the best Samuel L Jackson head I've ever seen anywhere but on Samuel L Jackson and that alone was worth the price (the Marshalls price, not the original retail price).
Mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it's awesome that I got them so cheaply. On the other, this was a rather early wave and the line has had major distribution issues; if this wave is at Marshalls, it really doesn't speak well for the future of the line (aside from maybe finding later figures there in the coming months).
They also had the more-or-less unreleased Transformers Reveal the Shield Megatron and Prime for $3.99. None of the others. This might not be quite as huge a deal (since retail would've probably been $6), but, since no one else carried them, it's more than fine by me. I got both; the kid in me couldn't pass on a gun Megatron, and I got Prime to get the matched set. (My 1-year-old son thought I was funny in line as I made them recite The Transformers: The Movie to each other, in my best approximations of Welker and Cullen's voices. )