It appears a few folks are getting advance copies of the Spore Creature Creator. As of right now, I am not aware of any Spore fansite with them yet, but Laughing Squid and a few other non-Spore related sites appear to have their copy.
Laughing Squid mentions that EA/Maxis is gearing up to start a Spore contest called Sporelebrity. No other details have been announced but it ties in with the upcoming release of Spore in September.
Me wants Spore Creature Creator now 🙁 🙁 🙁