I found 8 yesterday, bought 2, and from the local store reports found out they were all gone in less than 2 hours. Same story at other stores, someone bought one in the morning, and then they were all gone by the time other people got there. I'm always the first to question the scalper scapegoat angle, but this is looking suspicious. The people in our local group know pretty well the buying patterns around town, and these places don't normally sell out of new figures right away, especially these overpriced ones.
Yeah, I wasn't expecting the $12.99 price either. I was thinking $9.99 or something, so, that wasn't so much fun. I don't think I can afford my second one - it'll go to another local who missed out. Though I was thinking these things would be hanging out for a while.