« on: September 5, 2015, 10:42 AM »
I wasn't able to make it out for Midnight Madness, so I made a toy run (first real one in a long time) Friday morning, starting about 9:30. I hit Target first, not too much left really. I was able to pick up the Black Series Finn, Kylo Ren, and Chewie there. I also picked up Rey's Speeder, the Rey LEGO set, and the Rey POP Vinyl (can you tell my daughter is excited for the character of Rey?). After getting the discount (plus my employer's discount), I saved quite a bit here. No basic figures left aside from Luke/Vader - but a nice selection of SW toys overall.
Next I hit Wal-Mart. I figured there would be something shortly after entering, but I saw no sign of Star Wars at all. Hit the action figure aisle - nothing, aside from older stock. Finally found a shipper dealy next to electronics where they had a good amount of the Black Series 6" (aside from the Stormtrooper), the basic figures, and the armor figures. They had some of the LEGO too I think, but I didn't see any vehicles or anything here. Overall, kind of a poor showing at WM as far as toys go.
Finally I stopped by TRU, not really expecting to find anything this much later, and didn't end up buying anything. They had lots of stuff, plenty of basic figures and armor figures and everything else. They had 6" Kylo, Finn, and Chewie and that was it. Definitely the best selection overall of any place though.
Overall, it just didn't seem like there was that much stock for a lot of places. The Black Series definitely seemed to be the hot item. I only saw Poe's X-Wing at Target, so that must have been selling well too. As far as things I didn't see at all (or even a spot for): the Millennium Falcon, the BIG TIE, the Mission Series two packs, or anything past the first wave of any line. Oh, and also never saw the Stormtrooper, but it was obviously the first to go from the Black Series wave. Aside from Rey's speeder, I held off on vehicles for now but I hope to pick some up later on. I really like the design of Poe's X-Wing (and the TIE for that matter), despite the poor reviews. I may grab that Snowspeeder as well, sort of waiting for some reviews on that one.