I’m wondering the same thing. Guitar Center claims the 12TS8 will be available today and the 12VR becomes available on the 27th of February. (In order to see the availability date, you need to select either 8 or 16 ohm and then click on “Add to Cart” for the information to appear.) As soon as Guitar Center opens, I plan on calling them to ask if they can ship the speakers today. If they can, I’m grabbing one.
Update - I called this morning and Guitar Center told me that these speakers will not be available until mid-march.
Ah well, we’ve waited this long, what’s another six weeks or so?