« on: September 5, 2015, 03:18 PM »
Wow! What a bust for midnight madness. I couldn't believe how little product was out there. I have to caveat that I was lucky and got most of what I wanted, but the sheer lack of product for the crowds that amassed was appalling.
A few buddies and I arrived at the Burbank TRU at 10:30am. First in line. Three of us at first. Camped out, played games, caught up with each other. Around noon, management told us that they had only 5 cases of 6 inch and hadn't unloaded the rest of the palates yet. Also said that the line was getting long at Los Filez (a bigger store) and that they had less stock. First person behind showed up soon after, then left. Three more of our party showed up and the guy who left returned at 4pm to be in the same exact spot behind us. More people did't start showing up until 6pm. By then, we heard the other stores line was pretty big. Our line didn't really start going until 8pm, then just grew.
When we finally got let in the store, they only let 10 people in at a time. We were first 10. We were all shocked at how little of the figures were there. They must have gotten only 5 cases of each assortment. Although it was fairly calm getting my figures, which included all of the wave 1 six inch (no wave 2 there) and all of the stormtroopers, Kylo and a select few other figure I wanted right off the bat. The others I figure I can pick up later. Picked up all the vehicle except the x-wing, of course. After the third group of 10, the store was pretty much wiped out of figures and there were still more than 200 people in line. Even Seth Green (in line behind us) got denied. Ran into a buddy today who was way back in line who went in anyway after we left and said they kept the store open and just let people walk in to see for themselves that there was were no figures. I'm just so shocked over this.