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Offline CHEWIE

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When will the ROTS clearances start?
« on: November 1, 2005, 07:07 PM »
I think it's just a matter of time... but will it be before, or after Christmas?  Wonder how low we'll see the stuff go?  Some places have a ton of it... what are everyone's predictions here?

I say Target/Walmart will be first, and TRU will hang onto the full prices until the bitter end... probably for a couple years...

But with the other two main retailers, I see the figures hitting the $3.00 price range before too long, and who knows after that.

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #1 on: November 1, 2005, 07:29 PM »
I say TRU will have all their figures on Black Friday for $3.00 and on Target's side, I say clearance will hit sometime after Black Friday.

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #2 on: November 1, 2005, 09:14 PM »
Hopefully soon for my sake.  The Target I work at has over 90 Neimodian Warriors!!!   :o

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #3 on: November 1, 2005, 10:25 PM »
My local Targets already put the Unleashed line on clearance.  I got both Obi-Wan and Ani for 3.74 each.  Going for Assaj this week at 3.74.
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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #4 on: November 1, 2005, 10:32 PM »
Ran into a Hasbro Rep at the Layton Utah Target today. He shared with me that Hasbro and Target have changed the SKU for the Nemodian Warrior, and as soon as that sku hits in the next week, that figure will be hitting the clearance shelves if not taken back.

That will help to increase shelf space and orders at Target since the Target system limits the amount of ordering until product is cleared out.
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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #5 on: November 2, 2005, 12:13 AM »
I'd gladly build a Neimodian army if the clearances hit for it.  The figure's cramming pegs around here, but I'd say at most maybe 3 or 4 pegs full of him at any given stores.  That's not a horrible ammount and it certainly leaves room for new stuff, but he just isn't going anywhere unfortunately.

I think Target will lead the way with clearances though, as they pretty much have since the line started and haven't shown signs of changing their trends.  Wal-Mart will, as always, be spotty.  Some will hang on while others will clearance...  Unless of course they need to pave the way for Saga06 to come in like they had to do with the change from OTC to POTC/ROTS... 

TRU will just make a dedicated peg to ROTS figures like it does with leftover Saga, and leftover POTJ slop. 
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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #6 on: November 2, 2005, 12:42 AM »
Since Saga figures won't be hitting in huge quantities until December/January, I wouldn't expect any large scale ROTS clearances until after Christmas - what better way to get rid of tons and tons of product than to sell it off during the holidays?

They'll clearance out what's left after Christmas to make room for newly arriving Saga product.

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #7 on: November 2, 2005, 01:16 AM »
As usual, I think Rob hit it on the head. Christmas is coming, SW is still hot.
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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #8 on: November 2, 2005, 01:28 AM »
i'd say after X'mas as well since most kids would want Star wars toys on their wish list. but that may change once XBOX 360 arrives.

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #9 on: November 2, 2005, 04:38 AM »
After X Mas for sure, if not sooner.  Good news about the Neimodian, but actually at my Target, the AT RT Driver and Obi Wan Pilot are more abundant than him, only because they got like 20 cases of those with only 1 Bly and Gree in it.   ::)

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #10 on: November 2, 2005, 05:03 AM »
I got slammed with AT-RT Drivers and Obi Pilots out here in the last month.  The area's stores all seemed to get this wave, and kind of like the SA Clone I have to say that they sat at a certain saturation point but they've dwindled.  HOpefully the same can be said for your area Spuffy.

I'm surprised how many we had but now how few there are...  SA Clones are the same.  I need to do a tally on what I've got for Clones and decide if I need to get to a specific "round" number like I usually like to do or just call it quits because the SA Clone is NOT pegwarming but rather he's steadily marching out the doors.  Hasbro just seemst o have finally found that right ammount of them out there for everyone to find enough.

The AT-RT Drivers did the same, and I went from seeing as many as 20 at one store to now seeing no more than 3 at any given store.  That's a hell of a sales rate if you ask me. :)

The Obi Pilots are sometimes more easily found, but not often.  They're about the same...  And oddly enough the Mustafar sentry isn't even pegwarming.  Nothing is really sitting here save for Mothma, Palpatine, Organa, and the Neimodian.
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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #11 on: November 2, 2005, 05:12 AM »
I think my Target overdid it.  Nothing is moving, not even #41's now, and they're the only place in town that has these figs.  I figure they'll dry up as we get to the holidays though.

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #12 on: November 2, 2005, 07:37 AM »
Since Saga figures won't be hitting in huge quantities until December/January, I wouldn't expect any large scale ROTS clearances until after Christmas - what better way to get rid of tons and tons of product than to sell it off during the holidays?

They'll clearance out what's left after Christmas to make room for newly arriving Saga product.

That's when they clearanced Saga a couple of years ago. Red tags multiplied in December all through Christmas, and then the next wave of Saga appeared at full price. The one with R1-G4 I think.

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #13 on: November 3, 2005, 05:50 PM »
Thanks for sharing all of your opinions, past occurances and predictions.

If the Nemoidian Warrior is clearanced (how cool would it be to find them priced around a buck!), I'll add onto my dozen or so that I already bought at full price.  Excellent for custom fodder - mainly Separatist troops.

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Re: When will the ROTS clearances start?
« Reply #14 on: November 4, 2005, 01:05 AM »
Well in a way they've started. Found the Wookiee Flyer on clearance at three different Targets this evening. It was 10.48
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