I had sworn to myself that I wasn't even going to bother with these unless I saw them hanging around, and even then it would be questionable. So, after reading everyone else talk about theirs and how unexpectedly nice they were, I figured, "What the hell?"
Of course, I had to use the DCPI trick to get them, but I am happy with them. As nice as Jared's photos are (the best I've seen online, naturally), pictures don't really do them justice. Seeing them in person, even if you don't buy them, the "glaze" is so much more pronounced and appreciable. I won't be opening mine (a rare event in my collection) since I have too many 1's and 2's as it is right now, but even then, the packaging overall is a nice way of displaying the figures.
Even though I know there is a loose street date of sorts on these figures and the other Target exclusives, I think I have finally figured everything out. Target says they want everyone to have an equal chance at getting collectible items, and I think that keeping them in the back is their way of doing so. Of course, by keeping them in the back, nobody really has a chance at getting them, so in a way, we all do have an equal chance of finding the things.
And seriously, for what has to be the millionth time I've said this, street dates for toys are completely ridiculous.