Why do I have Louie Anderson giving the hard work speech to Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in Coming to America stuck in my mind now.
j/k ruiner, I just thought that was funny for some reason.
Seriously I come from a Steeler Worker's family so Anton makes a ****load of sense to me, no doubt... I shop at Wal-Mart some, they're convenient at times (not one really close to my house but when I'm out I do shop there) and for Star Wars I don't see lines... I go where there's stuff unless it's too expensive by my opinion. KB I've written off for the most part because I just don't go into malls too often due to the hastle.
That said, I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart for things like groceries... I tend nto to buy things like clothes at Wal-Mart because they aren't too swift for guys clothes. Target has some spiffy stuff though, but otherwise I'm more a mall guy for that... You can get cheap GOOD stuff at the mall if you're smart.
For Star Wars though I tend to go where it is... Right now Wal-Mart's getting my $ for that and my military figures. Target and TRU are further away, higher priced right now, and have had significantly less as of late. I did nab Hothies at Target though, and haven't seen 'em since anywhere... remnants are at the new WM I hear but that's it.
To be on topic with this...
Target and WM aren't terribly different for their availability, and at this point Target I like better because I find you get better customer service and those scanners still work. Some you can even use your sunglasses earpiece to punch the digits if they took the pad out. Try it!
But I find I get more "action" when I ask a Target employee to get me something, plus I've got it worked out to where if I can't get a drone on the floor to do it I never have been denied at the customer service desk...
Wal-Mart has a cooler return policy overall but you can't look up crap in their system really unless you're sneaky and you can't get a Wal-Mart employee to help you to save your life. I'm not sure why, but when you ask about their exclusives you get told either a lie, the truth (hard to tell), or flat out an "I don't know" with no more discussion... That always sucks.
Prices are relative but Target's been high for the past year + or so. TRU's not though,t hey're generally pretty good. $30 for the JSF's was a bit much I think but others have been quite nice, like the Landspeeder for $20 was good, the X-Wings, etc... Wal-Mart doesn't get a lot of exclusives to comment on. I dno't recall anything in 2005 immediately so I dunno. But how hard are they to find at WM if they do have them? It seems to vary. Like TIE Bombers were a bitch to find but the repaint wasn't so bad...