Some spaz at the local Toy SHow in early December tried offering me a Dark Trooper in his "cheap figure box" for the low low price of *drum roll*
$80 (included getting a Sentinel too).
WTF?!? What a tool.
I got my EU off of the Fan Club store at the time and got extras when I could. They were impossible to find in Pittsburgh. From what I've heard from the locals at the time, they either lucked into a few at TRU one day and never saw them again or they didn't see them and did what I did. I've never heard of them being found by any of my local friends at any store but TRU, though at the time I don't THINK we had Targets. That was about 1998 if I recall and Target hadn't opened here yet save for maybe out near the airport. We didn't get a Target store till the exclusive Y-Wing shipped.
Wal-Mart stores were more sparse at the time too and I didn't hear of them getting any, nor KB or KM.
Sad because the Darktrooper's amazing really, and I would buy a couple Katarns for customizing.