« on: February 23, 2005, 02:47 PM »
What's a GWP, Pete? Is that "Giveaway With Purchase"?
If so, that'd be my guess. I think that's what Jeff was already told on the Vader, at least, so I'd guess the TRU Yoda might be a similar deal. Interesting little battle of the exclusives, if that's the case.
Not like everybody's going to pass one store over in favor of the other now, obviously. I'm guessing most people are just going to go to both stores at some point that day/night, and just nab 'em both. Definitely a decent attempt to draw the buyers in for their more expensive figures at those places.
So we'll be buying as much as we can at the cheaper WM prices, and then spending an additional $20 on whatever at both TRU and Target to get their GWPs. Sounds like a plan...
Yeah - sorry GWP = Gift with Purchase, I should have spelled it out...
I totally understand BOTH chains wanting to have a reason for you to come in on the 2nd. The nice thing of course is that you can (a) spread your figure purchases around or (b) pick up vehicles at TRU and figures at Target or (c) like Matt says above, purchase almost everything at WalMart for the cheapest price and then leave a few $20 purchases for both TRU and Target to pick up the exclusives.
I think I'm definitely still going to start off at WalMart and grab as many figures as I can. Luckily in one town near me there is all three stores, so that's where I'll start - WalMart at 7 AM, grab my two-each of every ROTS figure and the Unleashed three. Then I'll head over to Target by 8 AM and buy the vehicles - which will be the same whether you go to TRU or Target. I'll use those to bring my totals up to the point where I can get the Red Vader, then I'll head over to TRU by 10 AM when they open and grab the Smaller Vehicles, Battle Arenas and 12" figures - that should be plenty of product to earn me some free Yodas!
It's going to be a fun morning!