It's a seasonal store that pops up in malls or shopping centers that have vacant space. They're open from mid November until January. On the ToysRus website, you can use the locator to find one closest to you
Their Modern 6 Pack was a TRU Express exclusive last year. And this year it looks like they have this Classic pack along with their Mortal Kombat 6 Pack as TRU Express exclusives. This year the only store in my state is about 15 mins away so I got really lucky. But yeah, these will be a pain to find for people that don't have any nearby. The good news is that each store stocks TONS of each exclusive. There were easily 20 of each of the Sonic and Mortal Kombat packs.
I can see why they didn't announce it, it's awful, don't get me wrong, the sculpture is great and it really looks like the character, but is the lack of attention to the details whats bothers me the most, black nose?, white instead of silver?, standard blue instead of metallic blue? and no black in his "belly"....they did an outstanding job with Modern Metal Sonic, they took care of every detail, so why not with this one?, heck! even the F4F figure is better even if it isn't articulated...
Well Jazwares rarely announces a lot of things. Most of the time fans are just surprised by something they find on the shelves. But yeah, this figure isn't great. he sculpt isn't too sharp and the paint job leaves a lot to be desired. The articulation is a lot worse than other figures too. Metal has no elbows or knees and his shoulders are a cut joint instead of a swivel like every other Sonic 3" figure.
This isn't TRUE! He DOES have ball jointed shoulders. the shoulder pads are a little obstructive, but I think if one shaves them down a little, it would be fine. I just got mine, and he CAN hold his arms out airplane style.
Yeah, I just saw Wakeangel's review and noticed that. Just to check, I removed the arms of mine and sure enough, there is so much clumped up paint in there that they won't budge. I'm afraid to try to do anything to it because the last thing I want to do is to have to get a replacement figure.