« on: September 4, 2015, 02:57 AM »
Just got back from hitting FOUR STORES for Force Friday. What a HUGE letdown. Were all stores limited to 1-2 cases of product? Because that's pretty much all I saw.
Stop 1: Walmart 1. 5 people in a small line near electronics. First guy in line grabs EVERY Black Series figure. ******* really, *******? Tons of Micro Machines and Hot Wheels Die Cast ships, 2-3 of each 3.75 inch fig (just troopers, Finn, Poe, Phasma and Kylo were available along with Luke and Vader). Only LEGO sets were Rey's speeder and the 2015 Advent Calendar, which I snagged because the calendars are hard to find now. That's IT.
Stop 2: TRU. Had all of the LEGO sets (plus TRU tax) and lightsabers and some of the RC/drones/whatever. That's IT. If they had any figures, they were long gone when I got there at 10 after midnight. I'm able to get a free LEGO brick though, so it wasn't a total loss.
Stop 3: Walmart 2. Same stock as above, but there are some figures remaining. I snag Finn, Rey and Chewie, the only TBS figures they have. An employee is giving out free Topps dice or something and just gave me a handful.
Stop 4: Walmart 3. They didn't even put stuff out.
So now I'm stuck hunting for a damn Kylo Ren and a Stormtrooper (and realizing how dumb I sound for being so worked up over plastic toys). I'll be out of town for Labor Day weekend so I might hit some small town WMs during my travels but I'm not expecting to find much. Wish I would have known the stores either got no stock or were purposefully not putting everything out so I wouldn't have wasted my time.