I really dont think anybody has ever said finding any DCUC is easy(unless of course you want Green Lantern or Orion, I can find those two everywhere). But getting so worked up its ruining your fun is no answer either. Collecting is supposed to be fun, enjoy the toys you buy. I think your just working way to hard at this, calling the store twice a day, asking them to order a set, etc. Just relax, have some fun with the line. Im pretty sure most of us are behind on our DCUC. The only real way to keep up is to order online, otherwise your at the mercy of the stores.
As for the Wallie exclusive, your real only answer is to sweat it out. Whats the worst that happens, you have to order from some scalper on ebay. Such is life, do I like it, heck no, but it is what it is. I dont like that I have to scramble every year to find the SDCC exclusives, and sometimes pay double, but thats life. I dislike exclusives, their expensive and hard to come by. But when a line is popular, it gets exclusives, thats the nature of the beast.
Hey i love to have some fun with it but when no store is keeping stock or even ordering it,Is hard to have fun. but i don't collect for fun i collect because im passionate about the figures i like. and after i have them thats when i can relax and have your so called fun.
And im tried of haveing to pay 20 + on ebay plus shipping which people on there are charging way to damn much on so you wind up paying 40 bucks for a figure thats not i don't want to say worth it but its not really. Like I'v said befor and i'll say it again live in a place/area where its almost impossable to find anything you want or like and you will see things differently.
I don't have a credit card to order online. and most of the online stores are back ordered anyway plus you can't see what the paint app is or see the packing which could be bent all to hell. I collect MOC so thats important to me as well. Try walking in someones elses shoes. I hate to ask for help on anything But when I do it becasue i really need it. I'v did all the calling and trips at 2 am and hoped and prayed all i can. I don't even want a set im just looking for the riddler and eradicator and the metallo C&C but its hard to have fun like you say when every walmart with in a 50 to 70 mile area don't carry it and hasn't carried it since DC Super Heroes purple carded line
get a prepaid debit card. as far as bad paint apps, do you really think that a guy who scoops you a set of figs as a favor, is going to inspect them? i know..i know....everyones going to respond "i do" or "i will" but they wont.
I agree, I mean come on....beggars cant be choosers. My Atom has a small black smudge on the head, but I fell lucky to have found one.