In the GIJ vehicle w/figure line for the movie, was the Lava Pod thing hard to find? It has a freaky Lava Viper with it... Saw one this evening and hadn't really seen it before. There was a Gung Ho with the Quad as well it seemed. Another thing I don't quite recall.
That wave of vehicles hit Walmart in Canada and then Ross in the US, but I think that's about it besides maybe some online stores. It suffered the same fate as the third wave of Target fig/vehicle exclusives; cancelled.
I think we're lucky that Ross ended up with these, it puts them on the market and even at eBay prices, they're more affordable than if they only released in Canada or overseas.
Actually, Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Family Dollar, Five Below and even TRU Express (and maybe a couple other places) really helped the collector community out. TJ Maxx, FD, FB and TRU Express carried a lot of the end waves of 25th and Ross pulled out all these ROC items that never hit normal retail.
It's sad that we had to rely on these types of stores, but I'm glad to have the chance at some of this stuff for a better price than if it were never released.