I'm as amazed at the title I wrote as you possibly are at reading it.
I went to K-Mart tonight to score on the "2 for $11" deal they have. Not much of a deal considering everyone else has figs for $4.99 this week or something, but I went anyway and I was shocked.
The only 2 figs I wanted were the 2 royal guards they had (red) on the pegs. They had maybe 8 to 10 basic figures beyond that laying around, but probably 8 to 10 actual pegs for basic figures. This place was packed on 4/2 also, from what I understand, and now nothing.
I'm amazed that, even at the mark-up, K-mart is still selling figures relentlessly. That has to bode well for the popularity of the line overall, and I wonder if this is opening Hasbro's eyes that quality sculpts, articulation, and accessories are what sell this line in volume. Perhaps this is a great omen for things to come! I'm hoping so anyway.