It's all just too funny now. The right hand doesn't even know there is a left hand, much less what he is up to.
I found nearly all the remaining TVC Wave 1 figs I needed tonight at the very TRU that has been so insistent about NOT breaking the street date here. They had all the Legends and TCW stuff out too, plus the vehicles. (no At-AT)
I initially swung by after work and saw remnants on the pegs and thought "Cool" but I had to hit the ATM and was running late so I ended up going back about 2 hours later. I had hidden the 3 TVC figures they had left that I needed - Vader, 3PO, and Han. So I got there, and was in the process of walking back to the aisle when I notice a guy in the checkout line with a FULL CASE of the new TVC, PLUS another Boba Fett. I mean, he was literally holding the actual box of figures. So of course I stopped to talk to him and came to find out some pretty interesting news.
Apparently he had been over at the other TRU across town, the one that HAS been stocking Vintage stuff but is currently out, and they got on the phone with this local TRU near me and got them to bring a few cases out from the back while he drove over. (!!!) This is EXACTLY what I have been trying to get them to do for weeks now. Freaking amazing. I did notice it was a different cast of characters working tonight than the day crew I usually deal with. So maybe someone didn't know any better or something, I don't know.
They also had several pegs of the new Legends and Clone Wars figures, and the new TCW vehicles, so I don't think it was just this one guy's request that helped to open the flood gate, but who knows. Maybe the Manager at the other store told them to start putting the stuff out, or maybe the Hasbro rep gave them the green light.
I am sort of bummed that guy had to be getting a full case PLUS another Fett because he is the last figure I need now and he was so close to my grasp. But I couldn't really sweat that at the time because I was so stunned that this stuff was actually out on the pegs at this location.
I am definitely heading back in the morning to try and pick up that missing Fett because I know they got in at least 6 cases of the vintage stuff and they couldn't have put them all out on the floor yet. I also want to see if that guy I know is working there to get his take on what happened.
Sorry for the massive post, I just find the whole mess so amusing.