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Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« on: October 14, 2005, 06:56 AM »
Is anyone else finding "islands" dedicated to SW for the release of the DVD? I came across one last night and it was packed with figures, the DVDs (Ep1, Ep2), Kudos and Vader Masks. One side seemed to be almost exclusivley clones and clone repaints too.
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Re: Wal-Mart DVD Pallet
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2005, 02:14 PM »
My local Walmarts all have these set up too, but not as pallets.  Rather they are kind of like "islands" near the toy sections with all sorts of various Star Wars items... but little space dedicated for figures.

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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2005, 05:11 PM »
Yeah, I guess 'island' would be a better way to describe it. I'd say mine was about 35-45% figures with the rest being other assorted items.
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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2005, 05:27 PM »
Mine set one up about a week ago and they have yet to put anything new out on it.
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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2005, 07:42 PM »
Ive seen these at a few Walmarts all have nothing but Darth Taters, 500th Vaders and lightsabers. All the pegs for figure are empty as usual.
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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2005, 09:11 PM »
I've seen the aisle obstruction/island at about half of the WMs I've been in over the last few days.  The stores vary as to what they actually have on them, but I have noticed an alarming lack of, you know, actual ACTION FIGURES hanging there.   ::)

Role play lightsabers, I'm cool with.  The DVDs for the five films currently available makes sense.  Vehicles, sure.  But why they need to occupy shelf space with those hover discs that are in the clearance aisle most of the time, more Darth Taters, and Force Battlers is beyond me.

The one store I saw that actually had action figures on it (about eight pegs worth) was filled with Commander Bacara, #41 Clones, #48 R2-D2, and about 40 Darth Vaders.  I'm glad that Hasbro got some more Vaders out there, but IMO, it's about four or five months too late for a lot of people.   :-\

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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2005, 09:42 PM »


Role play lightsabers, I'm cool with.  The DVDs for the five films currently available makes sense.  Vehicles, sure.  But why they need to occupy shelf space with those hover discs that are in the clearance aisle most of the time, more Darth Taters, and Force Battlers is beyond me.


Uh, bold is mine.  The answer is because they sell like crap, they're trying to raise the profile so impulse pickups (the lifeblood of lord wally) will get the damn things out of the store.  I'm starting to think you're taking your crack smoking monkey routine too literally :P
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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2005, 11:51 PM »
Uh, bold is mine. The answer is because they sell like crap, they're trying to raise the profile so impulse pickups (the lifeblood of lord wally) will get the damn things out of the store. I'm starting to think you're taking your crack smoking monkey routine too literally :P

Good point, but since they've tried similar things several times so far this fall and none of them have met with any success, I don't know how doing it now is going to make any difference.  It's like two goats butting their heads into one another: Hasbro refuses to stop making garbage and Wal-Mart refuses to clearance said garbage.  I think the only way that Wal-Mart is going to get some of this stuff out the door is to put it in a cannon and fire it into space.  ;D

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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2005, 09:59 AM »
That or some collector plays the game of I buy up your dead beat figures and then returns them to several different Walmarts . . . which messes up the inventory there as well!
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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2005, 05:21 PM »
Every Walmart in the area of NC where I'm staying has put these up, but none really have a lot of basic figure stock and have not stocked since I've been here.
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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2005, 02:01 AM »
The local WMs have these up, and only about eight figures hang from all the pegs they have. Yet they have so much of everything else it's sickening.

Where the hell are all the figures at?
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Re: Wal-Mart DVD 'Island'
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2005, 02:06 PM »
Diddo.

My local WMs have not basic figures there just movies, force battlers, vader masks and hover discs.  YIPEE!!!
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