Hi all! New here, and joined specifically due to this thread. Thanks so much to everyone who posted in it. The only reason I had a clue about the WDCC pieces showing up in TJ Maxx and Marshalls was because I ran a google search about what had happened with the line, and this thread was near the top of the search list. I was able to get a few pieces myself thanks to y'all.
I'm in VA, and I've been to about 10 area stores. I called all of the others in the entire state. Apparently we got the shaft on the Small World pieces, which made me very sad. I was able to find Belgium and got that for $14.99. A couple other stores in Northern Virginia also had that, and 2 or 3 had the USA Cowboy. I already had that, so didn't make a trip up there for it. A store near me had/has the Motherly Marsupial kangaroo (which I also already owned).
I was/am truly sad... I would have loved to have gotten a bunch like some of you were able to. I was looking for Holland Boy, Ireland, England, France, Brazil, Artic, Spain, Australia, and the Hippo. Basically anything that wasn't: Belgium, Cowboy, American Indian, China, Egypt, Holland Girl, Motherly Marsupial, the Platypus, and the Zebra. Oh well.
If I get a chance later today, I'll come back with a list of all the pieces that I can remember seeing, in case that will help anyone. Some stores only had a couple pieces, and some had tons of them. In all my travels I saw a huge variety. The Bug's Life ones were at almost every store. Everything else varied.