I noticed 4 disappear overnight at a local Target. A bit odd.
Whenever my Target has a sale on anything in the toy aisle, the amount of stock seems to suddenly either drop by 2/3 or vanish completely until the sale is over, at which point everything reappears. While I am willing to concede that some stock vanishes rather quickly if the sale price is significantly less than the regular price, I highly doubt that tons of Desert Tracker Ratchets disappeared on the first day of the Voyager class sale only to reappear the day after the sale is over.
(Sorry to veer off into Transformers talk for a second, but it was the easiest and most recent toy that I could point to where this had happened locally)
Anyway, I picked up one of the 3 Wedge X-Wings at my local Target yesterday, and got it for the slightly decreased price of 46 bucks, which decreased even further when I used the 20 dollars worth of Beatles gift cards at checkout. 26 bucks plus tax isn't bad for this.
Two questions, though:
1-Is the yellow ladder supposed to connect to something on the side of the ship? There are small slots on the back of the ladder, but no corresponding pegs added to the ship mold that I can find to secure it. Since the side of the X-Wing at the cockpit where the ladder should theoretically go is angled with no real "ledge" to rest it against, I can't figure out a way to display it with Wedge climbing the ladder, as it falls right over.
2-Is everyone else's pilot seat assembled incorrectly? I know that the photo on the box has it assembled incorrectly (and thus has Wedge's head hanging out in the cargo area), but the incorrect assembly on the actual toy is really bothering me. Sure, Wedge can sit up just fine with it in the incorrect position, but it's the principle of it all that irks me. The really irritating thing is that it does look like I can fix it without taking the entire ship apart, as the hinge tabs seem to be really long and might break should I force the issue.
Also, if anyone wants the "kill marking" labels, PM me. I don't really get into the post-ROTJ EU stuff, so even though there's a film-based reason for the kill marks, I have no need for them myself.