I found the new Bumblebee at my local Target on Saturday. So Today (Sunday), I decided to do a circuit and see if I could find Arcee. So I started at my local Target and Walmart and then drove 45 minutes to the next nearest Target and Walmart. Then I drove another 15 minutes to Toys R Us and Target. I asked in that Target if there was another Target nearby that I didn't know about and got directions. I found that Target ok but got lost for about 15 minutes tring to get back on track. Another 15 minutes got me to the next Walmart. Then I drove about 20 minutes to the next (and next-to-last) Target. Suffice to say I hadn't found her at this point. So at the Target in Chantilly, VA, I walked in and headed over to the toy department. As I approached the Transformers aisle, I could see some dude reaching for an Arcee on the rack. Then I spotted another one down lower. I remember very distinctly thinking to myself "Ah, good there's two of them". As I approached, he took the other one off the rack, held BOTH in his hands and began fanning through the rest of the carded figures. So I said: "You're getting both of those?" And he says: "Yeah, I have a friend in Canada that needs one". So I say: "Man that sucks. I've been driving around for three hours looking for that figure." And he says: "Sorry, man, I promised my friend in Canada". And that was that. I didn't find her at my last Target or TRU stops and I even went back to my hometown Target and even had them look in the back and no dice. While I acknowlege that that guy is entitled to do what he wants - finder's keepers and all that - it did show quite a lack of empathy for a fellow collector. I mean, they DO sell Transformers in Canada and there isn't much of a delay - hell, Canada gets things first sometimes. The whole Canada thing seemed like a fib and it annoys me to think that he blew me off so he could have his carded and play-with figures all in one fell swoop without having to find his duplicate at a later date. So I'll just picture his friend being in some remote outpost in the icy north so that I can keep my sanity and goodwill towards my fellow man. But damn, if only I had not gotten lost, or not gone to that new (for me) Target, or had skipped Walmart or had run the circuit in reverse. Or, for that matter, if I had taken a little more time so I wouldn't have suffered the torture (too strong?) of coming so close to my goal and having it stripped from me. There were no other figures from that wave left on the racks, so I wouldn't have had an inkling if I'd only arrived 5 minutes later. Of course, 5 minutes (or 30 seconds) earlier would have been better. Oh well, I did find Bumblebee yesterday - which is better than some poor shlubs out there - and I'm sure I'll find her later this week. I went ahead and ordered Voyager Megatron on my Amazon Prime account and set it for next-day shipping for an additional $4 or so for Tuesday delivery. (Amazon Prime is pretty cool to have when it comes to shipping costs, by the way) If anyone cares to commiserate you're welcome to do so. If anyone wants to call me a loser douchebag for hunting for Transformers and bitching about a near-miss (near-hit?), then you're probably at the wrong messageboard anyway.