Well, I was forced to order the 2 BP's I wanted from this wave from HTS just last week, because they have NEVER been released here, and I'm starting to think they never will.
These are the only toys I have NEVER been able to find at a brick and mortar store. It's utterly baffling. They've been out for months in other states, and in quantity, but zilch in my area. And I was hitting 15-20 different stores every week for the past few months stalking them - TRU, Target, Walmart, K-Mart, you name it.
Lots of my stores have empty space for new BP's too, they just weren't stocking them AT ALL.
I have a theory about this: I think Hasbro really cut back their production #'s on the last few items in the red/white packaging, and will be pushing these in much greater quantities with the new look and packaging. I've already seen photos of at least 1 BP from this wave in the new deco, so it seems plausible they would recycle these in greater numbers after the relaunch.