Most stores don't tend to keep a "free stuff take one" section to throw deleted merch into. The alternative for them was to just toss 'em in the dumpster, and no one gets 'em. Which is what most stores opt to do, sadly.
Originally Posted by Acrylic7
Cant believe they charged you for those figures.
They were preorder bonuses
I found the preorder Etrian Odyssey III artbook being sold on its own for $5 a few months after the game's release, and I was damn glad to pay it.