I was told by the G-Man some months ago that this was the work of a dastardly collector, who we know personally!
Yesterday I went to the Target in Flushing and took this pic. I also scanned the figure and it said there was more in the back!
Imagine my excitement, the prospect of getting the new wave of Marvel Universe figures at a bargain! (I'm starting to be like Secret wars and end every paragraph with an exclamation point!) So I decided to "give it a go" and ask an employee for help.
I got help and was told that there were no cases, but 32 individual units. I said Ok, but I'm not gonna buy them all. After waiting a while a female employee came out with one of those little carts that has like a shelf instead of a basket. But to my detriment all she brought out were Extremis and Team X figures. SMH (Shaking My Head)
I told her I was looking to get figures that weren't those two, to complete my collection. She was visibly upset, or bored. But I thought she was upset because she went through all this trouble and I wasn't buying.
I told her that I've been to all the Targets in Queens and I see these figures everywhere. She said that they were getting these repeat figures from their main Target distribution center. I told her I thought it was someones shenanigans. So I was stumped.
My question to you is, have you seen these figures flooding your local Targets? I think the girl (as pleasant as she was) has no clue and was just feeding me a line.