I got the message on EqD that the Lyra and Trixie toys were available for order on Kmart.com. I thought I'd give it a shot despite the known issues. It was mentioned that Kmart has a history of sending substitute toys. So I tried ordering for in-store pickup. The nearest Kmart is in Pennsylvania but in the same plaza as an awesome Perkins and the second-best Dollar Tree in the region. It's also easy to combine the trip with one of the few real army surplus stores still in business. I haven't got my Trixie in hoof yet but had a much better experience.
I placed an order for 'Heartstrings' and Trixie Lulamoon and gave them my home number. I got a message on my machine. Somepony named Will said they didn't have 'Lyra' and Trixie in stock and would you, um, want a substitution. He made the last bit sound distasteful, which it is. I snickered at the message. He definitely said Lyra, not Heartstrings. Brony! When I called back Will was on his lunch but I got a nice lady in the toy department who said I should cancel the order and she would hold the toys and call me when they actually come in. She was very nice about it. I also got one of those emails saying they're no longer available. I'm sure they will be eventually.
So when they actually hit the store I'm heading down for a nice breakfast at Perkins, ponies, military gear, and some sales-tax free clothes in PA. Still, this bait-and-switch tactic by Kmart sucks something Cranky has hanging under his tail.
I do have a Trixie custom I repainted using a Rarity as bait but still haven't rehaired. I did make her a stylin' outfit and it should fit the canon Trixie or any other brushable unicorn so she'll be both great and powerful once I get her.