First of all, Sponge is adorable. It's always good to hear stories about saving animals from shelters, so big thumbs up to you DBK! Easily the best thing anyone got yesterday!
Okay, the MM story from my neck of the woods. There are two WMs within a 20 mile radius, so I decided to hit the larger one first, as I figured they would have a better selection. Well, at 11:45, they hadn't done anything. Apparently, according to someone else in line, instead of actually stocking the toy aisle in addition to the tent, they stocked everything in the tent and claimed to know nothing about being listed as part of the MM promotion. So, they had to start pulling stuff in from the tent into the store to keep people from rioting. Naturally, the first three pallets they brought in were the Clone Wars/OT DVDs (which they had been holding for April 2nd for some reason), the Titanium series/Force Battlers, and the Vader carrying case. At 12:15, I decided I had had enough, so I walked out of the store buying nothing.
And, naturally, when I showed up at the second WM in the area, they were completely dead, but they had stocked the toy aisle and aside from two very nice guys who were trying to find what they were looking for, there was nobody else in the aisle. There were several figures in short supply at that point (anything Grievous involved peg rifling, including his guards) and the guy who stuck around helped me find anyone I didn't see on first glance. So, as I said in the Lava Vader thread about someone else, anonymous WM aisle guy, I salute and thank you!
I picked up the new Unleashed, deluxe Anakin and Sidious, and figures 1-27 (minus either Royal Guard). They had up to 32 at this store, but the guy helping me out had gotten the last four Jedi plus the second Anakin. He said that they had only put out two cases of the 25-28 Collection 1 and one guy had yanked three of the four Anakins and was looking for the fourth one to get when my aisle friend found it instead. He said they had only gotten one case of the Collection 2 Jedi, and nothing past 32. We talked about the Clone Commander and Pilot not showing up and how cool they were, I thanked him for his help and walked out of the store, to come home and rest. I won't retype the Target story, as it's over in the Lava Vader thread, but everything there went well too.
I decided I would check K-Mart and see what they had going on, and they had very little. The ROTS stuff was confined to the regular SW aisle. They had one case of the new Unleashed, one case of the first Collection 1 wave (the one with 1 each of each of the 12), Legos, and a metric ton of the Palm Talker things. Way to get yourself out of bankruptcy K-Mart!
The WM that, the night prior, had left everything in the tent and caused quite a few people to leave early (according to someone I saw in line at Target who was also there the night before) had this come back to bite them in the ass when a huge rain and windstorm hit earlier that morning, flooding the ground on which the tent sat, and actually soaking quite a few toys. Needless to say, the only thing I picked up there was the 12" Sidious (the only Grievous was in a kid's hands, which is where these things need to be if you ask me).
The other WM was much luckier, and I was able to pick up the last 12" Grievous they had. Still no sign of anything other than 1-28 (plus the one sighting of 29-32), and several things were in short supply, including the overhyped Royal Guards, who everyone was buying up like crazy, rambling on about "needing to find the rare variant" or something. Whatever guys, whatever.
-Unleashed Anakin, Obi-Wan, Grievous
-Basic figures 1-28 (no red RG)
-Deluxe Anakin, Sidious, Grievous, Obi-Wan
-Lava Reflection Darth Vader
-Boga, BARC Speeder
Oh, and I did not see anyone buying a non-Vader Force Battler or any Attacktix yesterday. As I said a month or two ago, see you in the clearance aisle guys!