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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #30 on: April 9, 2005, 01:48 AM »
1 Target
2 TRUs
1 Wal-Mart

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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #31 on: April 9, 2005, 04:01 AM »
A normal everyday run would consist of 2 WM, a Target, a TRU, and a K-Mart.

But if taking a longer trip to search I'd add 4 WM, 2 Targets, 2 TRUs, and another K-Mart.
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #32 on: April 9, 2005, 10:59 AM »
I usually hit up 2-3 stores on my light days and if I'm feeling particularly toy hungry then I hit 10-15 stores on those days.  I've cut down on some of the other toy lines I collect, but you just can't beat the thrill of the hunt.
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #33 on: April 9, 2005, 02:27 PM »
I don't have a set pattern of toy runs and only go once in a while but here is where I go:

Small Run:
2x Target
3x TRU
3x Walmart
3x Kb Toys

The longer toy runs that I go on I just start to drive and stop at the different places I can find on the way.  I have gone a total of around 50 miles once to look for toys.

Since I moved this is what I have been hunting around:
1x Target
1x Tru
2x Walmart

I usually only stay with these store since gas prices are kind of high and I drive an SUV.

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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #34 on: April 9, 2005, 06:16 PM »
One Shopko

I miss Shopko. And Fred Meyer's. They always had hard to find figures. Shopko is where I missed out on the Unleashed Removable Helmet Vader but got the Unleashed Leia at the same time.

In a 20 mile radius I have a slew of Walmarts,Targets  and TRU but they hardly have anything so I save on gas money.
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #35 on: June 5, 2005, 03:24 AM »
I don't have a set Toy Run, nor a schedule. I just go wherever.

The nearby stores I hit most frequently:

2x Target (1 near house, 1 en route to school)
2x TRU (1 near house, 1 about 15 minutes from school)

Others I hit less often:

3x Target
1x TRU
4x Wal-Mart
2x K-Mart

There used to be a KB Toys in the local mall that I spent many a $$$ in, but they closed a couple years ago. :(
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #36 on: June 5, 2005, 03:41 AM »
5.  The order of run:
Target
TRU
Mall
Walmart
Target
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #37 on: June 5, 2005, 10:29 PM »
I usually hit up 1 close Target every day or every other day.  Sometimes I head down the street to another Target and make a circuit of it.  I usually find everything at these 2 Targets, but I also eat lunch at the mall that is near the Target, so I go to the KB and Suncoast as well.
Then, if I'm feeling saucy I'll go to a different Target and hit up the TRU that's right next to it.   ;)
...Then there's the 2 Targets that are next to my former office....  Damn, I love Target   :P
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #38 on: June 6, 2005, 12:52 AM »
Holy Macarole Matt!

Within an hour of me, I can hit maybe 5 Targets...  That's total.  I'd have to go 5 different directions to hit each.  Not that shopping is bad around here, it's just spaced out.  No wonder you guys find this stuff first. ;)
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2005, 10:29 PM »
unfortunately with all the stores available to him there's also a ****load of competition from other collectors, kids and scalpers(weather they're personal 'e-bayers' or work for F&S and Big Lou's)...There's only millions of people in the LA area- Ha! I've gone to some of his stores a couple times and mostly the pegs are completely empty not even more than a handful of pegwarming basic figs!!

Fortunately for me I'm isolated from that area on the other side of a mountain range so I feed off the get stuff early in US release in my area-however we don't have a major scalping issue- we have a few but ..they don't run rabid ;)
Where I live rare figs elsewhere are pegwarmers here more often .. LOL some of those SCers would **** if they sall all the #41s, #6's, ATRT drivers,#56's, and bacaras all pegwarming here for the last week and a half strong. LOL where else could you luck out and walk in at 6PM at Wal MArt and pick up 8 shocktroopers that were stocked  that morning?

My stops are varied but include this total
X4 Wal Marts
X2 Targets
X2 Kmart
X1 TRU
X1 Kohls
X2 Kaybee
X1 Suncoast

If I go up to Matties' home turf(40miles) I include
X1 Target
X2 Walmart
X1 TRU
X1 Kmart
 did I miss any up there Matt? those are all I scored goods in(oops) I mean err ..ahh..visited. ;)


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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2005, 10:45 PM »
If I go up to Matties' home turf(40miles) I include
X1 Target
X2 Walmart
X1 TRU
X1 Kmart
 did I miss any up there Matt? those are all I scored goods in(oops) I mean err ..ahh..visited. ;)

Nope, you got 'em all there.  Hopefully that rumored Target and Walmart out closer to me will be coming to fruition soon as well...

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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2005, 12:00 AM »
When I go on toy runs, I either go North or South. North of me, I stop by a Target and a Wal-Mart. South of me is a Wal-Mart, Target, and TRU. I rarely hit South though, too much traffic for my liking.

So in total:

2x Target
2x Wal-Mart
1x TRU

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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2005, 11:15 AM »
Durring the week day, if I go out in the morning or evening, it can vary, but I hit a max of 2 Targets 1 Walmart and 1 TRU.

On the weekend I have two different runs depending on what's going on that day, minimum is 2 Walmarts, 2 Targets and 1 TRU. Max is 3 Walmarts, 3 Targets and 2 TRU's.
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2005, 11:26 AM »
When I was actually looking for stuff, there were three Walmarts and 1 Target.  I gave up on TRU do to the slow restocking and the horror stories I've heard of employees. 

Now, I'll only check for figures if I'm in the store for something else.  I've gotten a bit burned out on figures and am focusing more on getting a house.
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Re: How many stores do you hit on your toy runs?
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2005, 12:31 PM »
Whenever my mom goes on errands I ussaully go on toy runs considering i'm only 13, and I hit:

3 Targets
1 TRU
1 WM