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Of course adding the YMMV warning- one WalMart store here has finally decided to put blue Legacy figures on clearance for $5.

Which is a good thing being that maybe they might be able to start stocking current waves soon. Not a whole lot to choose from, but some decent fodder for now. Hoth Troopers, early CW wave Clones, etc.

If anyone needs or may want anything let me know. I can ship them loose in a mailer saving you some money. I will head there again tomorrow or Mon based on if people want anything.

Jeff's right I forgot to add that. Sorry if that confused anyone.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Wave 9 - Return of the Jedi
« on: October 29, 2009, 11:26 AM »
NICE. I love the simple and really effective cape swaps Jayson.

No problem. I wish it was something more that we could all get excited about.

I can't wait until those AT-TE's ae gone already.

AT-TE 50% off (no surprise) and some SW LEGO sets (just a handful)

3-11pm Fri
8-1pm Sat

The Legacy Collection / Re: Ralph McQuarrie Concept Figure Box Sets
« on: October 28, 2009, 07:42 PM »
Exactly my thoughts Jesse. I mean to have figures with holsters and no guns to put in them? ******* lame-o

The Legacy Collection / Re: Ralph McQuarrie Concept Figure Box Sets
« on: October 28, 2009, 06:36 PM »
I don't think people that hav ethese already are angry. I'm not. I do stand by that it's a ****** way to put them back out for people missing them being in essence seems like almost half are incomplete figures.

The Legacy Collection / Re: The Big Vehicles - Did You Buy Them?
« on: October 28, 2009, 06:25 PM »
First my error on the misspelling... My mind isn't all that crystal clear being what I might be facing with my mom...

Secondly, the AT-TE are indeed not being made any longer and haven't been since 2008. Don't believe it grab one of those boxes at TRU and check date stamps. The AT-TE has long been out of production. If you know anything whatsoever about toy lines they are made a year to 6 months in advance. It's dead stock and it's alled that for a reason.

Sure Target stocked the AT-TE, and Falcon on the shelves in the aisle because it was part of last years existing line. Target's stock is based heavily on trend hence why they clearance faster than anyone.

If these vehicles had sold how Hasbro thought, or claims, TRU would not be getting the dead stock they're getting now. I can also assure you (which I know for fact) the Tank of this year was made in smaller numbers. Of course numbers with Hasbro are Fort Knox like, from what I was trold they opted to go a little more conservative with the Tank this year.

You seem to have some back up when it comes to Target, but nothing with America's largest retailer/discounter WalMart... No thoughts there?

Third, I never said to end the large vehicle idea. I do however think there might be a better time and/or place in the future for them as now really isn't one. If you determine sales of said vehicles based on stats of these days it's really not a truthful determination. People are holding their wallets and pocketbooks far tighter than they have in over 10+ years. People need to just make it through the day, week, or month and $100+ toys aren't topping out their lists of needs.

So there you have it. Don't assume taht of which you don't know there Chewie.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Distribution Whining
« on: October 28, 2009, 01:55 PM »
If you've been in the game long enough to know (which I only assume you haven't) seeing online retailers get a wave or two a year a while before retail isn't a shocker. It's happened before and will again.

Also you say the Legacy is hitting in "droves" around you... but, where is "around here"?

Most people still can't find all the TPM wave so I find it hard to believe any Legacy is out in force anywhere.

The Legacy Collection / Re: The Big Vehicles - Did You Buy Them?
« on: October 28, 2009, 01:52 PM »
I see it much differently.

And I promise I can speak with some knowledge having known, or knowing Hasbro employees. Hasbro is moving dead stock at the moment to TRU on both the AT-TE and Falcon for a song. True, they are the only store taking on these items, but that is due to the stylized stores they are (as well as being a "toy store".

Both Target and WalMart have much less shelf space to share and dedicate to large items these days. Target has always been somewhat restrictive, but WalMart has also no taken that stance. If you notice Target has never had isle featured shelving. Also they never have overstock except for a month to month and half period before XMas.

WalMart on the other hand has always had featured isle shelves along with the dept isles as well. Also many have had overstock along outer walls. They have completely moved fromt that though now and any new store or store that has gone through a redo has completely moved away from this. Isles are clear and wide.

They have also shrunk their toy sections based on economic times. The necessities are the bread n butter these days as it is for the consumer. While I'm sure Hasbro offered these pieces up to both Target and WalMart on the same discount they did TRU, both seemed to have declined due to being able to get the most for their buck.

Both of these items take up some major shelf or overstock room.

Being TRU still has isle shelving, isle presentations (i.e. Falcons stacked in a cube style 4-5 high), and overstock they took the offer up. It's much like the POTF2 clearance days, but on a smaller level. AT-AT's at $10 anyone?

TRU has opted to not give such a huge discount as the AT-AT days, but they also aren't getting these for free or next to free like they did with the POTF2 glut stock. So even at 50% TRU is still making money. I have heard they could go even a bit lower and still make a profit, but these days every dollar counts so throw the customer a bone, they bite, and we still make a little more than blowing them out for less than we could.

Turbo Tanks? They are sitting pretty much everywhere here. A few initially sold, but honestly they are collecting a few layers of dust now.

What I think so many people don't realize is Hasbro DOES give product away to retailers. Yes, 100% free. I know a local WalMart that received their first full endcap of Shadow ARC's for absolutely no cost to WalMart. This is just a scratch my back I scratch yours deals. It's nothing new by far. The old WalMart exclusive Clone Wars two packs from the first micro series was the same. Why do you think WalMart let them go for $4.97 for a two pack???

So it's really no sign pointing to the validity at all these large vehicles were bought up to keep them going on.

The Legacy Collection / Re: The Big Vehicles - Did You Buy Them?
« on: October 28, 2009, 12:53 PM »
The Falcon and AT-TE still seem like a sure bet for another 50% sale at TRU. I was at one this morning before bringing my mom in for a pre-biopsy and they must have got another 4 of each in on top of what they have already.

I don't care what H claims but these large vehicles were either produced in far too lrage of numbers, or sales really weren't there.

I know myself, I bought both of these on clearance after XMas last year and am still holding out on the Turbo Tank. One WalMart here is just about done finishing up a remodel and has the Tank on clearance for $85, but I definitely see it going even lower soon.

Just not the right time or economy for such substantial vehicles with such substantial prices.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Ralph McQuarrie Concept Figure Box Sets
« on: October 28, 2009, 12:47 PM »
Well, as much as I try to have own at least one loose example of every paint variation I think I'll live life without buying these **** sets. I mean the idea was good for those that missed some of the harder to find McQ figures (though not one was hard here) but to throw this **** into a box basically incomplete is crap.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Distribution Whining
« on: October 28, 2009, 12:43 PM »
I have to say local TRU stores here are complete and utter **** for quite some time now. I haven't seen a new Legacy wave at TRU since the blue carded ANH wave. No word of lie. They never got the Empire wave in, nor the AOTC... let alone the new red carded Legacy. I guess up here in the Northeast TRU is sucking some mighty strong gusts of wind.

I did see everything at WalMarts up to TPM so far, and that's not bad since ROTJ just started hitting. Target's here also blow hard. If it wasn't for Wally's and KMart (for ROTJ) we'd be waves and waves behind.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Wave 9 - Return of the Jedi
« on: October 19, 2009, 07:36 PM »
Good news another retailer with these. Where are you evenflow?

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Wave 6 - The Empire Strikes Back
« on: October 6, 2009, 11:13 AM »
OK, has anyone at all provided proof a beardless being found at retail?

I can tell you without a doubt the run made of beardless troopers was so minimal that the likelihood of finding one at retail, or getting one shipped by HTS is next to nil. The beardless variant is coming to us in the near future as I asked about it this one to someone in Pawtucket (I'm 20 minutes away). I've tried myself to get one of these through a few sources and came up with nothing.

I think the stories of these being found were just that of legend.

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