At first I was going to argue he point with you, CHEWIE, after all, it was Wal*Mart's warehouses MetalJedi would really have fault with.
But after thinking about it a little bit longer, I have to back you up: it is Hasbro's fault.
Hasbro way overproduced the figures from last year. These are clogging up the distribution system to the point that new product can't even make it to the warehouse. I wouldn't be surprised to find out the new figures we've gotten this year have been drop-shipments straight from Hasbro to the stores.
Hasbro introduced the Collection 1 and 2 idea. If every wave did have it's own SKU, then knowledgable stores could get the product they want.
This is just depressing...