I noticed in the Mission Log section that JediMAC had encountered a price hike to 5.99 per figure at his local Target. While I haven't checked my local Target yet to see if this is bicoastal, I have noticed that several of the online retailers (one in particular that shocked me) have raised the prices of basic figures as well.
Amazon/TRU.com is up to $7.99 a figure now for some reason. I guess when you hardly have anything in stock at all, you have to charge a lot for what little you do have.
KB.com is back to their $6.99 price point on basic figures as well, but the real humor is that, possibly for the first time ever, KB's prices are lower online than TRUs are.
Hasbro Toy Shop has a lot of harder to find figures listed as in stock, but when "In Stock" = "A month or more of waiting for them to ship", it really doesn't help anybody, especially Hasbro.
WM.com doesn't really have a lot on their website, and I even noticed a local SWM completely dismantling their SW aisle yesterday and moving what they could fit back into the regular action figure aisle and the rest was going in boxes to go in the back. Smooth move! Now that the movie is out and you could have more casual buyers than before it was released, you decide to dismantle the aisle!