The new LEGO Minifigures Series 12 are now available for sale at various retailers in the United States. There are reports from Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens. All three retailers are selling the minifigures for $3.99 each. We thought that the $1 markup from $2.99 was only for The Simpsons Minifigures because of the license. Turns out now that the $3.99 pricing is here to stay!
Thanks to forum member dehnehsu, ammes7 and poniemomo for the report.