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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2013, 12:45 AM »
picked up the Yavin Luke tonight at a shop I didnīt use to buy. Nice, hope to find Mara and stormie from next wave.

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2013, 12:54 AM »
I've bought zero figures from the Black Series. Never seen Padme. The rest leave me cold at $10.

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2013, 03:44 PM »
Tellin ya Luke is beyond a worthy pick up.  Biggs I think is a must get too but I think the heads paint leaves a lot to be desired.  I'm seeing Padme more if you need one.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2014, 11:03 AM »
Not sure where to put this, so I'll stick it here - I've started hearing reports from quite a few folks (including the locals here in MN) that Target is doing it's annual Post-Christmas "price exploring".

So far we've seen reports of:
- Saga Legends as low as $5.69 and as high as $7.59, depending on the store
- Mission Series as low as $8.99 and as high as $10.99, depending on the store
- 3.75" Black Series completely clearanced out at some stores or price-hiked to $10.99 at others
- 6" Black Series as low at $18.99 or as high as $21.89 at some stores.


Target is usually pretty consistent from store-to-store, except when they go on these Spring price exploring adventures.  It always seems to normalize itself by summer resets though...

 
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2014, 12:36 PM »
Jeff, do you see a connection with the higher pricing being in more affluent areas?

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 01:08 PM »
Not really.  Typically when Target does this type of thing here in MN, they choose stores across the state that have similar traffic/sales numbers to try to normalize the data they are collecting.

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 01:40 PM »
Ah, ok - thanks.

I think I've seen this a time or two in the past (I believe back in 2010 because I remember seeing armies of TVC 4-LOM and Dengar for $9.99 at some Target stores, $10.99 at others - or something like that), but not to this detail.  I was never able to see any real correlation with which stores had higher pricing than others.

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2014, 09:42 PM »
I saw the saga legends 5 poa figures at the gift shop outside Star Tours for $10.95 today! So yeah, there are some pretty wild fluctuations out there.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2014, 11:37 AM »
...Target is usually pretty consistent from store-to-store, except when they go on these Spring price exploring adventures.  It always seems to normalize itself by summer resets though...

The Targets around here (Columbus, OH) are pretty consistent except for the store near OSU (Lennox), where figures are a dollar more all year.

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2014, 01:15 PM »
Picked up Vizam and Merumeru at WM this morning. Guess my area just skipped wave 2 entirely.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2014, 12:39 AM »
Picked up Vizam and Merumeru at WM this morning. Guess my area just skipped wave 2 entirely.

Hopefully Wave 2 gets skipped... If not, Waves 3 and later might not really get distributed until Fall at this rate.

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2014, 12:46 AM »
Wave 2 hit here in fairly solid numbers at K-mart actually and wound up selling out everywhere it hit.  I was a little surprised.  Wave 3 is hitting at a trickle, but it's hitting.  All I see hanging around KM now is an Anakin and an R2-D2 which I may pick up for in a Jedi Fighter or something.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2014, 12:22 AM »
Jeff, do you see a connection with the higher pricing being in more affluent areas?

I too am in the Minneapolis crew with Jess. I do see a trend of higher prices in more affluent areas. Our western metro suburbs have targets, with noticeably higher prices across the board. There might be a higher priced suburb in town were this does not follow suit, but I have seen plenty of evidence of differing prices in correlation with higher property values.

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2014, 12:48 AM »
Picked up Vizam and Merumeru at WM this morning. Guess my area just skipped wave 2 entirely.

Hopefully Wave 2 gets skipped... If not, Waves 3 and later might not really get distributed until Fall at this rate.

I just looked at the wave 2 case assortment- yeah, it's nice it was skipped here. This area managed to burn off the Biggses and Anakins (mostly), so we didn't need any more.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #29 on: March 8, 2014, 10:27 AM »
Finally scored Darth Plagueis, Vizam and Mace Windu thanks to a store visit.  Not overly enthused that it was the Disney store and they're charging $10.95 per figure, but it's much more preferable to places like Walgreens at $12.95 per figure, or the ridiculous prices that are being charged online for a figure like Plagueis.
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