Ditto. Some TRUs never got these - or I just got tired of calling everyday. Borders also ditto. Again, back to my original post. If I find these great, but I'm tired of calling around and trying to find these non-existent things. No thanks. Lego Co is already going to get enough of my money. I'd really really like to have one robot, spaceman, and clown, but forget-about-it.
Now that I've gotten my hands on a few of these, I have some comments.
1) They are uber-fun, and I think it's great we get some very unique characters
however . . .
2) The quality issues others have reported is valid.
They are still "Made in China" and compared to their "true" Lego mini-fig counterparts "Made in Denmark", these definitely are lower quality
. They are an improvement over the first batches of "Made in China", but they still lack the high quality "sheen" of "true" Lego products, and feel made of slightly inferior quality plastics. If you compare the torsos, you can clearly see the lack of distinctive "shine" associated with higher quality "true" Lego bricks. I'm also disappointed that these don't have the "black" neck paint - which is standard on "true" Lego mini-fig torsos.
If Lego Co truly felt their "Made in China" products were equal to "true" Lego pieces, then I believe we'd see the "rectangular inner arm markings" disappear. But, Lego Co obviously knows there's a problem, so they're still using these markings to distinguish "inferior" product. *sigh* http://www.fbtb.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3516