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OTC POP Display Items
« on: September 29, 2004, 02:05 AM »
Not sure this warrants a new thread, but hey. Matt and I were just today discussing the painful thought of developing some Star Wars point of purchase display materials need. Is anyone else making an effort for some OTC display stuff?

I was doing the rounds and came across a TRU that had actually done a really nice job setting up their Star Wars area, and saw a couple things I hadn't seen before. Iíve noticed their cardboard backer boards and things like that before, but nothing in the regular shelf area. But check this out:

First, they had OTC-style shelf liners that were inserted into the 1" wide runners for each shelf, where they place price/inventory stickers. Kinda cool.

Then, jutting out from behind one of those runners was a plastic shelf hanger, about 4x6" of Darth Vader against a black background with the OTC logo on the top, and a "NEW!" burst on the bottom. It filled me with a lustful desire to touch and keep for my very own.

I, umm... took it.  :-\  :-*


And yes, itís just a little shelf display thing, but I feel awful about my little stunt. My moral fiber is eroding and crumbling away as I type. 

It's the first time I've seen these. Does anyone else's TRU have these up?



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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2004, 06:48 PM »
I, umm... took it.† :-\:-*

And yes, itís just a little shelf display thing, but I feel awful about my little stunt. My moral fiber is eroding and crumbling away as I type.

Uh...  Ditto.   :-[

But my reasoning was that the TRU near me that had it up, has NEVER stocked, nor will they EVER stock, any OTC figures.  So no point whatsoever in them having an OTC shelf dangler up for a non-existant product.  Therefore, I "relieved" them of it...   :P

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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2004, 03:53 PM »
I would be most pleased to contribute further to the erosion of either or both of your moral fiber(s).  I'd love to have one of those, though not the red x version I am currently seeing.  I love display stuff and fill it in behind the figures for color. 

I will confess to my own sin of removing the door sticker for the DVD release.  It was on the outer door at Walmart and I knew there was no way it would last the night, so I gave it a happy home.  All other DVD related materials I have were either purchased (poster) or acquired with permission.  But I did the same with shelf talkers from the Ep II release.  Most disappointed to not see something similar for the DVD release :-\

Our TRU does have a cardboard backer, about 2-3 long and maybe 8 inches tall along the top of a shelf.  No way I could relieve the store of it, but one manager and I talk civily whenever I am in the store, so I may ask to acquire it some time down the road.  Doubtful I will own it, but I'll try. 
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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2004, 03:57 PM »
I'll keep my eyes peeled for another one for ya' Bug, but that's the only one I've ever seen to date...

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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2004, 06:26 PM »
I've been going nuts trying to get my hands on a DVD display. It's one-sided, with Vader on it with his lightsaber ignited. You might have seen it at B&N and Sam Goody.

I talked to ten different people at some stores, and had a good lead at Sam Goody. Unfortunately, they ended up tossing it by mistake. Nuts.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2004, 11:49 PM »
I've been going nuts trying to get my hands on a DVD display. It's one-sided, with Vader on it with his lightsaber ignited. You might have seen it at B&N and Sam Goody.

I talked to ten different people at some stores, and had a good lead at Sam Goody. Unfortunately, they ended up tossing it by mistake. Nuts.

Oooh, you're going to hate me.  I got that the day the DVDs were released.  Bottom of the display has a panel with a Tie chasing an X-wing towards the Death Star?  If that's it, I picked it up at the end of a very unproductive day - 23 stores and only bought a game boy game and the DVDs.  The last store I visited was about to throw it out :o
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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2004, 10:40 AM »
Well, I guess we all know who we need to watch a little more carefully when they come over to our homes now...  :-*
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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2004, 01:39 PM »
Well, then I guess now's a good time to tell you Deanpaul - that Jared and I "lifted" a few items out of your backpack when we were hanging out at 3rd Street Promenade with you several months ago...

Doesn't look like you ever noticed though, so it shouldn't be too big a deal, right?  :-*

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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2004, 01:43 PM »
Well, then I guess now's a good time to tell you Deanpaul - that Jared and I "lifted" a few items out of your backpack when we were hanging out at 3rd Street Promenade with you several months ago...

Doesn't look like you ever noticed though, so it shouldn't be too big a deal, right?† :-*

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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2004, 01:45 PM »
Oh, so you did notice...   :-[


Want 'em back?  I'm not terribly attached to the pair I've got, though I think Jared's been wearing the other pair quite frequently.  But I'm sure he could run 'em through the washer once or twice for ya'...

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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2004, 02:02 PM »
Oh, so you did notice...† †:-[


Want 'em back?† I'm not terribly attached to the pair I've got, though I think Jared's been wearing the other pair quite frequently.† But I'm sure he could run 'em through the washer once or twice for ya'...

LMK.

Uh, pass. I imagine they're fairly dingy from being washed in a mixed load with your colors **cough** pink sweater **cough** and that they've probably acquired a few permanent skid marks from your last "Havana Omelet".

Jared probably took good care of his pair. I'd take those back, but he can keep the Star Case he displays them in beside his dias.
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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2004, 02:54 PM »
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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2004, 01:58 AM »
I fixed the image for the shelf hanger.

There's something new to steal that I saw yesterday. TRU (ironic, yet again) had a window decal, about 8-1/2x11" with the same Vader artwork alongside the Falcon.

I really wish someplace, like the Fan Club, or DAMN HASBRO, would offer these things for sale online or something. I really love the OTC design so much that I want to collect anything associated with it, which is a new collecting thing for me. I've been pretty exclusive to 3-3/4" figures and ships and could care less about anything beyond the actual plastic.  :-\

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Re: OTC POP Display Items
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2004, 11:52 AM »
I've been going nuts trying to get my hands on a DVD display. It's one-sided, with Vader on it with his lightsaber ignited. You might have seen it at B&N and Sam Goody.

I talked to ten different people at some stores, and had a good lead at Sam Goody. Unfortunately, they ended up tossing it by mistake. Nuts.

Oooh, you're going to hate me.† I got that the day the DVDs were released.† Bottom of the display has a panel with a Tie chasing an X-wing towards the Death Star?† If that's it, I picked it up at the end of a very unproductive day - 23 stores and only bought a game boy game and the DVDs.† The last store I visited was about to throw it out :o

Yeah, I asked them for it the day after, and they're like 'Sure, just leave your name and number.'

I go back two weeks later and they tossed it by mistake. I guess it's not a big deal, since I have no place to put it. It was a beuatiful display, though. :'(
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