Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - darthchuckmc

Pages: 1 2 [3]
Newbies / Hello there!
« on: November 27, 2007, 07:26 PM »
Well, let's see. I'm DarthChuckMc on pretty much every SW site from sea to shining sea, so I thought I'd stick with it.

I'm 35, married with 3 kids (Theresa 13, Bryan 11 and Delaney is almost 1).
I started collecting SW in '78 after seeing ANH in the theater. My Grandmother bought me my 1st figures (Luke, Ben, Artoo & 3PO) from Belks, and I was hooked. I had every figure and vehicle right up to POTF.

When I turned 14, I thought girls were more important than SW toys, so I sold them  :o and used the money to buy a guitar and amp. I started a metal band (Mind's Eye) with my best friend from middle school, and started learning Iron Maiden and Metallica songs. We made an EP & full length album, but never got signed. Our music was similar to Maiden, Rush & Queensryche. We did pretty well around Florida, and even won the 1992 North FL RockWars. (We lost to a ZZTop cover band for the STATE championship  :-[ )
Anyway, around 1993 I met my 1st wife, and stupidly quit the band for "love". That went well until 1995 when POTF2 came out, and I became a SW toy junkie/completest. It was then I discovered SSG and RS on the internet with my WebTV. After endless fighting about toys (and her cheating on me with a redneck 17 year old that worked at Wal*Mart), we split up in 1998.

In 1999 I started working for Target overnights, and did that for 2 years until my daughter started Kindergarden. I left Target for BestBuy, where I stayed until I was laid off in 2003. I went back to Target (different store), and have been there ever since as a Toys, Sporting Goods & Automotive Team Lead (all 3 departments at once, that's why we can't always get everything done on time ;) )
I met my current wife while working there, and we were married a year and a half later. She's alot better looking, alot more stable, and alot more accepting of my SW habit than my ex ever was.

There you go, everything you may or may not have wanted to know about DMC in a nutshell.

You sure seem like a nice humble fellow. What a great way to introduce yourself here. Welcome to JediDefender! :)

Didn't mean to sound crass or rude there, just jumping in with both feet I suppose. Seems like a lot of folks here are familiar to me from RS, GH, SSG or Yak, so I just came in like I already knew everyone (which I don't).

Anyway, thanks for the welcome. I would be glad to answer questions if anyone had any now or in the future. I'm sure you have your own source for Target info, but I'm always glad to help folks out when I can.

I'm just going to join every SW toy forum and have them sticky a thread to answer questions about Target & exclusives we carry.

Stores have the option of setting the ARC, AT-RT, TIE etc. if all other current sales planner merchandise is blown out due to the 2-day sale. They aren't scheduled to go out until 12/2 (this coming Sunday). If the UBPs sellout or down to less than a full endcap before then, they can put the other exclusives on the UBP endcap, and move any remain UBPs to the riser. The other stuff isn't supposed to be on the riser. It's supposed to be in the backroom until the endcap sets. It's not a STREET DATE with the other exclusives, it's a "if you sell out of these, here's your backup plan. If they 12/2 exclusives sellout before 12/2, they'll have nothing to put on the endcap, and then will have to scramble to find a backup for their scheduled backup....see where I'm going with this?

Some stores don't have backroom space to store all the extra toys that are coming in for X-mas, that much is true. They still aren't supposed to put future sales planner merchandise on the sales floor on risers for everyone to see and risk life and limb for. That's just poor planning on the logistics folks at those stores.....or they can't read English when there is clearly a set date on the DC tag.

Eventually, the DPCI trick is going to come to a halt on "collectibles". In some stores already has. Too many folks are using it nowadays, and stores are getting wiser to it.

Pages: 1 2 [3]