Yeah, I can't understand how Hasbro has such a hard time getting these things to retail? If there is one question that is asked of them at Toy Fair, I hope it's about the availability of figures and the lack there of. The line seems to be pretty hot and has been a little heavy on re-use, but I can never find the figures.
I live near Toledo which is a decent sized city. There are easily over twenty K-Mart, Meier, Target, TRU and Wal Mart stores combined in the area. Only seven of those stores carry Marvel Legends. They are five bucks more at TRU and the K-Mart, Meijer and Wal Mart stores don't even carry any of the six inch lines. I'm not complaining, I just don't understand why it's so hard for me to find them in an area this size?
Has it always been this way with Hasbro, did they leave a bad taste in retailers mouth's with ML before, or is it just a location thing? I just got back into collecting ML, so I really don't know what it was like back in the day. When I used to buy them at retail I never had a problem finding them, and I lived in a city a tenth the size of Toledo that had a single KB Toys, K-Mart, Meijer and Wal-Mart. They all carried ML. On a recent trip back there, KB is gone and only Wal-Mart carried ML.
Scalpers love all this I'm sure.