This probably explains why I haven't found jack **** at TRU lately.
From The GD:
Our TRU store insider, Dragonspy Jesse, send in this VERY DISTURBING report from his mid-west TRU store. This has the potential to be devastating news for LOTR collectors everywhere:
It frustrates me to no end to say this, but unless you live in a large metro area, you may not find the new Toybiz LOTR stuff at Toys R Us. All of the new releases, (fell beast, coronation, black gates, and FOTR, TTT, ROTK 3), have been assigned as items that will not be carried in the smaller TRUs. Our store team is working feverishly to get the company to reverse this trend (it's happening to many other action figures as well), but we can only do so much. I'm not sure if this is a national directive, or just something happening in the midwest. If this upsets you at all, PLEASE call 1-800-TOYSRUS. This is the company's customer service line. Tell them you are dissappointed with the selection of action figures in the smaller stores, especially Lord of the Rings stuff. A grasroots effort like this one may help get these figures where they need to be!
NOTE: Please get out your cell phones and use your home phones and call TRU and complain or voice your opinion. Also, visit TRU.com and leave them an e-mail or note voicing your opinion!
It could also be some alarmist BS, which I've noticed the GD is quite capable of posting. (They're partners with RS, what can I say....)