Of course if you were not there at opening this morning, you will find nothing later in the day. Went to 3 different ToysRus within 30 minutes of opening, and in two occasions had the person in front of me buy the last figure. That probably means that each of these ToysRus got as few as 5-6 figures. That's just stupid. Why sent a mass email to your customers, if your inventory is mostly vaporware?
I not only blame ToysRus, but Activision for the crap this morning. Oh, and the last store got zero, because of some truck/inventory delay.
Marketing, my friend, marketing. Gets people into TRU. I don't blame Activision, because they have thousands of stores to ship them to, and they are out there. It isn't that hard to find, with a little patience. They have been in other stores for up to two weeks, and some stores have gotten multiple shipments. I got mine Thursday a week ago at Gamestop, I just was posting info here to try and help others. If TRU blew it up big, then had small amounts of stock, that's their deal - not Activision.
A couple things to consider though, first of all, some stores stockers could have put some out early by mistake - it has happened several times int he past. The stockers don't always pay attention, and 5-6 may have been all they had left after they figured it out. Secondly, TRU sent this email out to everyone on their list, if you live in a busy area, with lots of Skylanders fans, I recommend getting to the store and waiting in line early next time. I've been known to get there an hour or so early if it is something that I know will sell out quick.
Best of luck to you, I'm sure you will find them soon, they have been sent out in mass quantities - and restock time is much better this year than last.