So what about stores that are below the required number? My local Wal-Mart has below their required number to replenish and nothing's being shipped to them. The other thing I wonder is do we even know if DC's have more to ship out once the store hits the magic number?
My guesss here, and this is just what I was trying to convey Corax, is that the "minimums" have been lowered... That's what I'm afraid of at least, as I think I'm seeing similar to what you are, in that there's a LOT of room on the pegs for comic packs and stores aren't getting them. There's a possibility that Hasbro's got issues with manufacturing on these too, that happens from time to time, but I don't think so. I'm thinking retail's seen a decline in sales, and so they've put a reduction on the minimum before ordering so they can shrink the shelf space for them or something.
My WM condensed its comic packs last reset... This is my nearest store, and now they've got relatively fuller pegs.
Target on the other hand has the same ammount of space but get (at best) a case in at a time. They just got one in the last day because there's remnants of the new comic packs (the repacked ones) and the SOTE sets (3 of them). That's about 6 comic packs total on all the space for them.
I don't think the EU thing is the major problem...the POTF2 Malikili repacking of sets continually does not help.
The above quote really struck home to me... SOTE Leia/Xixor is like FLYSHIT here, and so are a number of Marvel packs. It's ugly. It's Yarna ugly. If retail's looking at condensing space then on these at all, these lingering sets really gum up the works.