WALMART EMPLOYEES ARE MORONS.
I feel very secure in that statement. Why? Because I made the late night run up to a 24 hour super center tonight. And sure enough, there was a bunch of SW freight ready to go out. Including the Clone Wars figure 2-packs with Thire & Rys and Yoda & Jek. Those rang up at $12.96 each. I also spied a few cases of the new Evolutions 3-packs. BTW, those pack out as follows:
12 pieces per case
4 of each set (Rebel Pilots, Imperial Pilots & Commandos)
But guess what? They weren't in the store's computer system. I had heard that had happened at some other stores. So I actually checked the tag on the box and figured out the unit price...just in case.
So the front end manager went to check out the situation. And she came back telling me this insane story that "Oh, these shouldn't have been put out. They're not supposed to go out before November 11th". I saw that one coming. Because Hasbro is now putting a label on their cases saying "Produced after November 11th, 2008" in response to all of the toy manufacture safety regulations. When I told her that, she didn't budge. And neither did the other manager who came over to team up on this potentially escalating incident.
So I wound up leaving with the Clone Wars 2-packs but no Evolutions. And I'll probably go back tomorrow to find these out on the shelves. Because the night crew at WalMart is full of lazy morons who don't know how to look up a UPC.