I thought abotu adding this to the KY/S.IN thread but figured this is far enough for it's own.
I check when I can in the southern Dayton OH area. here is what I saw on the shelves most recently for the 25th stuff: Sunday 10/14/2007
Target (Sugercreek) - Joe and Cobra 5packs, 1 Storm Shadow single. Otherwise, 4 empty pegs.
Target (Dayton Mall) - Wiped out, maybe some 5 packs. 4 empty pegs.
Target (Fairfield Mall) - Same as above, maybe 5 packs (stopped paying attention to them they are everywhere), and 4 empty pegs for singles :(
Kmart (Beavercreek) - nothing, only 1 peg tagged 25th.
TRU (Dayton Mall) - 3 mixed 5-packs. 1 peg for singles, empty.
TRU (Fairfield Mall) - Same as above TRU.
Meijer (Kettering) - nada, no pegs reserved either
KB toys (Dayton Mall) - Nothin, they don't even have room to try lol Monday 10/15/2007
Super Walmart (Kettering) - 4 pegs reserved. Has 2 storm shadows and 2 snake-eyes. Didn't notice any 5 packs.
I'll keep updating as I do my rounds. So far target has been my best luck. I got my first Snake-eyes and Stormshadow there, and later snagged CC and Cobra Soldier. Usually everywhere is wiped clean of singles though. A worker at target said that the 25th has been very popular and that they get a truck stock 5 days a week. So new inventory can get pegged any day of the week.
I've never hunted anything before but these joes were so damn awesome I just had to try to start