CA - California
I've heard nothing of a reprint, and considering it's still widely available pretty much anywhere, I doubt FFG has come very close to cleaning out the present stock.
There are several threads from when the game first came out about marginally widening the holes with a finishing nail or tiny drill bit. I've yet to do that, but I'm planning on doing it.
DON'T DO IT! I think, if you read the threads enough, you'll find that the majority of people that did it regretted it. The bases will work better with more use, and if you drill them, even using the size drill bit that is recommended here, the dudes become much too loose in the base.