Yeah, I've been surprised that HTS has had the Snowtroopers in stock for so long. Actually, I don't think I've ever seen them go "out of stock" yet. If/when I have a slowdown in collecting, I might pick up a few more that way. I've seen them at retail a few times here, but they are definitely the first to go. Also, IG-88 seems to be just as scarce. I don't know that I've seen one of those since I first picked these up. Our local TRU has a few on the pegs (the other four in the wave), and Target is sitting on the entire wave for the $12 prices (even Snowtroopers hang for a bit). Wal-Mart definitely had the biggest shipment of these, but they're down to about 6 or so figures, and they are just stacked up on a shelf jammed in-between a bunch of other miscellaneous stuff (not even action figures). That's where they have been the whole time, nowhere near the Star Wars, action figures, or endcaps. I guess all the movie promos are giving them the back seat.
I don't know if it is the price, but I can't believe these have been in stock at HTS so long, while all of the clones and clone-related figures are always sold out pretty much. Not that the clones aren't good figures, but I guess I'd take an "ultimate" OT army builder over clones if I had the choice. Oh well, its great for anyone who is having troubles finding them though.