Site fan Zach wrote in to say that he saw and was able to purchase several new sets from his local LEGO Brand Retail location in Illinois. His haul included one of the two remaining
DC Super Heroes Batman sets, 76013 Batman: The Joker Steam Roller, Marvel Super Heroes set 76018 Hulk Lab Smash, Star Wars sets 75032 X-Wing Fighter and 75040 General Grievous Wheel Bike.
Chat room regular murphquake also let us know that the retail stores have been given the green light to immediately sell any new sets they receive without having to wait for the 17th or any other arbitrary street date. Happy hunting!