« on: May 10, 2006, 10:04 AM »
I see similar things in the Target and WM stores in my town. A lot more support for Star Wars at Target than at WM. WM isn't carrying the vehicle line or Galactic Heroes anymore.
Target is the only store carrying the Ultra Titanium vehicles while both stores have the 3" line. WM, though, had so many of the 2nd and 3rd wave of exclusive vehicles that they never sold them all. They have a huge endcap of them up now, probably over 100 vehicles total, and have only gotten in the newest waves once or twice while Target restocks them once or twice a week.
GI Joe is another line that Target dedicates more peg space to. They have probably 9 pegs total for the $11 and $15 lines as well as vehicles and roll play items. WM has maybe 3 pegs crammed in between SW and the Lanard figures. They might have the vehicles but no roll play toys.
Target also has a larger selection of Lego and not just SW sets. My WM has hardly any space and stocks maybe 2/3 of the current SW line. WM doesn't carry the ARC or the Turbo Tank and no Anakin starfighter. Target has all of them.
I haven't been in a TRU store in over a month and didn't find much there but they did still have a nice section set aside. I'll probably get to the store again this Friday so I'll have to see how they're doing since the VTSC and Saga lines picked up....and now that their exclusives are shipping.
Oh, on the exclusives note, WM doesn't even appear to have an exclusive this year that we know about. TRU already has 2 out with 2 more rumored and Target has their two also. We haven't even heard about the second half of the year yet so who knows what Target and TRU will end up with.