The problem with Wal-Mart is they're spotty on distribution. One area will get deluged with stuff while others get nothing.
Case-in-point, my area has seen little, or no 21st Century shipments in a LONG time. We're still stuck with choppers from a long time ago on our shelves.
Figures I've never seen... I still need the 1st series Marines, much less their camo repainted brethren.
And the Japanese, ugh... I want those figures too but they're nowhere to be found...
Plus I've never seen a Hanomag or US Halftrack in stores... Never seen a Panzer in stores (any paint variant)... Never seen the 1.5 ton Dodge truck... The Battle of the Bulge Jeep... None of it.
I did see 1:6 Patton Tanks (RC) here and there, and the Kubels as well as Humvee's. How that huge ticket stuff ships but 1:18 doesn't is beyond me.
It's frustrating as all hell when I'm doing SW figure toy runs, hoping to at least see some 21st Century figures I need and put them on layaway, and coming home completely empty-handed.
Needless to say I hate Wal-Mart and feel they're probably the WORST retailer that this line has been stuck with. The guys at the XD forums bitch up a storm about Toys R Us, but at least they put stuff on the shelves. Wal-Mart's a joke, and they hinder toy licenses so much that I'd never have wished this company to have gotten involved.
I'd sooner TRU carried them, put out only U.S./Allied items, and Germans were kept to an online exclusive deal of some sort.