« on: August 11, 2004, 12:09 AM »
In Pittsburgh, the reigning champ is STILL the Hoth Rebel Sooldier. This guy's dominating pegs at Wal-Mart stores, a few Targets, and TRU's he's at times the only figure it seems.
Had this figure been a GOOD figure, would he be sitting? I somehow doubt it. If he'd had a neutral pose, incredible arm articulation, a proper height, and a nice sculpt, he'd have been one of the hottest figures for army builders in '03/'04 I believe. He might've even required repacking to satiate demand.
Throw a working holster w/removable to-scale RFT gun, and a removable hat and you'd have a figure you couldn't have kept on the pegs IMO. SA would've made him so hotly demanded it'd have taken army builder sets to make people happy I think.
In the same vein, some Wal-Marts in my neck show signs of the Yavin wave backing up, but I think you'll see them move eventually. Antilles seems to back up then trickle off slowly. "Dutch" and TIE Pilot never last. Dodonna's always left last.
I see the Hoth Soldier everywhere though, save for a few Target stores who had been emptied prior to OTC shipping.
It's really terrible.
Now, WM has pegwarmers exclusive to themselves... The Younglings/Yoda E2 repacks, and the female Jedi repacks (Aayla Secura and Barris). They are EVERYWHERE at Wal-Mart. I honestly can't think f a Wal-Mart that desn't have at least one of those figures, and most of them have entire pegs full of them. One WM in particular near me has the normal peg hooks filled with them, and then n an Endcap they have a TON of stuff from the end of Saga like Hoth, Yavin, Star Destroyer, and Jabba's Palace waves.
Endor was there, I guess, but sold out. The rest are just hanging around... They're stripped down, and there's less every time I go, but it's an ENTIRE endcap, so it's slow dwindling at that store, and there's still those repack Jedi and Younglings in the regular area just sitting on 10 pegs or so full.