WHS in York doesn't have any out as yet. I was told that they would not be breaking the law by putting them out early (their words, not mine). They still have loads of S5 and S6 at full price though.
You have to remember that lego is a business and they want people to keep going back to buy more. If the multiple buy / army building ones were more common, then overall they would probably sell less. Many people collect just the series, so finish them within a month or two. Having multiple issues per year means interest in CMF is kept up.
They also have about 4 boxes of series 5 for sale - still at full price, but no series 6 at all.
^ In the UK, the last point doesn't seem to be true. S6 was out before Christmas here, and everywhere seems to have had them in stock throughout the time since then.
^ The only way I found was to twist the helmet into a slightly unnatural position and then it just about stays in his hand. But yes its odd, the profile of the edge is  not O.
My WH Smiths store is now out of s7 and don't know when they'll have a new delivery. Apparently they've already had a lot of unhappy children leaving empty handed (school holidays after all). They did sell a number of full boxes and they seem to be regretting that - but if they really mean that who knows?
^What city are you in @SpaceCake?
^I'd like to know that too. Also that's some great customer service @SpaceCake! Congrats on the finds!
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