Well, this is showing as "In Stock: Ships In 24 Hours" at Amazon right now, for whatever it's worth.
Just for ***** and giggles, I checked the status of my order that I placed around the first of this month.
"Expected Ship Date: September 6, 2005. Expected arrival date: September 9, 2005-September 12, 2005."
If I was a rich man, I would place another order for it just to see which one would ship first.
EDITING FOR UPDATE: I figured that, given Amazon's slowness lately in terms of status updates, I should have enough time to place a second order for the now in stock JSF, and be able to cancel the previous order I placed earlier this month in plenty of time. And what do you know, I was right.
My order, placed today, about ten minutes ago, is supposedly going to ship on August 1st, 2005.
My preorder, now cancelled, placed on July 3rd, 26 days ago, was still listed as shipping on September 6, 2005, over a month from now.
So, now we have proof that preorders don't mean **** at Amazon/TRU these days (at least in my case). Just wanted to give all you folks that preordered the Clone Evolutions set a heads-up in case this type of thing happened again.