That's the funny thing... Is it the cases causing distribution woes, or are distribution woes a problem themselves and the case assortments have nothing to do with it?
I do see a lot less on pegs though, and others have noticed that.
K-Mart has always generally gotten one or two cases of a wave, and then they'll sit, and maybe the next, and so on. They're often later too, than what other stores get, but KM has always gotten me just about every wave that rolls out the door at least once. Kind of funny.
That said though, thigns are kind of in the pooper... I think they're losing kid money, and I know they're losing collector money. Again, I think the line needs scaled back, if not the discussed entirely new/different direction reboot for the line, in another thread.
Case assortments suck this year though, and suck hard. That TPM wave is haunting this line right now. Mys tores don't have much on the pegs, but what is there isn't going anywhere, and it's an eclectic mix of dumb **** like Neimoidians and Pod Racers, as well as main guys, and I see the Naboo dude and way too many battledroids. Not all stores have exactly the same stuff, but multiple stores have a relatively consistent stock. I'd say Amidala, Quadrinaros, Dofine, & Battledroid are the most consistent among all stores.
Either way though, I'm in the same boat of not reall wanting to pull the trigger on a case buy right now, but at this stage, I may be compelled to and just hope I can unload the extras somehow.