How did it go for everyone that went to TRU today?
I managed to get my 1 opener and 1 carded Yoda, but I had to go to two stores, and frustration, to do so.
The first and closest TRU I went to had no new merchandise on the floor. No ARC-170 or Gunship advertised in their Sunday ad, no new figures, no AT-RTs, nothing. Not even the Unleashed figures that I was putting off until today. In order to amass $50 worth of merchandise for two Yodas, I was forced to pick up a Boga, BARC Speeder, Sneak Preview Starfighter, and Agen Kolar. But, when I reached the checkout, they were limiting the freebie to one per customer. They wouldn't let me break up my merchandise into two purchases, either. So instead of selling $55-odd worth of merchandise to a customer, they got $30. Then, the Yoda was unceremoniously pitched into the bag. Thud.
I got the car, checked it out, and it looked terrible, Banged up, dented, the works. I took it back inside, went to the customer service counter, and asked for a nice one -- if they're going to limit them, I figured it was the least they could do. The woman takes mine, grabs another, passes it to me... and it's thrashed, too. When I say that's no good, she hastily grabs the box from below, huffs it on the counter, and rolls her eyes as she turns away.
Quality, all the way!
I drove to the next TRU and found basically the same situation with their inventory, so I asked the counter (this time, someone helpful) for a figure. She opened up a new box and let me root through for a nice one. I just paid the 9.99 for it since I was sick of all the bull****.
I suppose I could have just bought some duplicate figures of earlier figures from MM at Walmart, and returned them at the Wally store, but this whole experience with exclusives has been absolute bull**** and I'm more than happy to pay 10 bucks to have it over with.
Today did nothing to help my opinion of Toys R Us.