Stopped by one of my local Houston Walgreens this evening looking for their Exclusive Black Series 6" Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) figure, but they didn't have any in stock, so I had them do a District search using WIC# 988181 and the search resulted with 9 other stores within 10 miles that had them in stock. Each store that had them in the District had 9 in stock.
So I took a chance and went to one of the stores and lo and behold there were 9 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) figures on the shelf, so I grabbed 2 and went to checkout.
While waiting in line the cashier (Possibly the Manger) said:
"Those are not suppose to be out for sale yet. They have a shelf date of 10/1/17, per the shipping box and they also received a memo, not to sell these till 10/1/17"
"I don't know who put them out, but I will let you go ahead and buy them since they were put out, but I will go take the rest off the shelf and put them in the back until October"
When he rang me up, there was no issue with the register stating "Do Not Sell" or anything.
Anyways if you do locate a store that has these in stock and they are not on the shelf, its probably because the employees followed the street date and they are in the back room. Happy Hunting!
Update: One of our readers that works at a Walgreens has stated the box has a street date of 10/3/17 and not a date of 10/1/17 that was given to me by my local store employee.