What might be entirely more accurate is that the figures were being boxed up based on an impending aisle reset. A WalMart I frequent in the morning recently shifted the action figure aisle and over the course of a couple of days they boxed everything up and then once the pegs had been reset, they again, over a couple of days, put everything back out.
I saw an employee with a box of Movie Heroes Wave 1 in a cart - one of those "return to manufacturer" shipping boxes they have. Am I to just assume (like a moron) that they are shipping them back to Hasbro cause the wave sucks ass?
No! Of course not! It's just a random box that they had on hand to cram the figures into and the employee was about to fill the MH pegs.
I agree with Nick - combine aisle resets, pricing problems with Vintage and the fact that most WalMart employees are lazy, this is just about the worst piece of reporting I have ever seen....