This is what I get for speaking out:
In January, on another forum, there was a "Figure of the Year" thread where I made a new category to name Walgreens the Retailer of the Year. My reasoning was that they always came through for me. in 2017 I found 90% of my Legends there. And they restocked weekly. I rarely walked out of a Walgreens empty handed. In fact, I had to stash some figures in other aisles to go back later, because I would run out of money !
Fast forward to the Summer of 2018: No Reed anywhere; stale, old, unwanted stock for months, and my daily routine of going to the two Duane Reades near my bus station in Manhattan (because I ALWAYS found something at least once a week there) are all but dried up. The Hells Kitchen Duane Reade now has their Marvel Legends under lock and key (like dangerous medicines), and the Port Authority Duane Reade has REMOVED all their "Avengers Legends $19.99" "Spider-Man Legends $19.99" etc stickers, and now have printer paper stacked up on their Marvel Legends shelf ! ! !