Target and its employees are slaves to the DPCI numbers - if there is a shelf tag/peg tag that has a number/bar code and that space is empty AND the computer says they have more of that item in, they will restock the peg/shelf.
This is why Target is leaking these items at stores all over the country -- because their inventory systems are telling them to restock the shelves.
I'm pretty sure the Collection 1 figures have the same DPCI number as the preview wave, so as soon as the Preview Wave sale/discounts end, don't be surprised to see those figures start to leak out early too.
Yeah, I agree. Since Target did not give the Vehicles and GH 2-packs a new DPCI number, I'm sure most places just re-stocked the stuff when they had it. Most of the other new stuff for RotS has a new DPCI number. So, when the Target stockers scanned the shelf, it popped up stock was in the back and they put it out I guess.
Seems awfully strange though that it happened ALL OVER the country in the span of 1 weekend. I wonder if it was a Target wide test of the April 2nd date? Leak a whole bunch of stuff and then see what happens?