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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2010, 07:17:57 PM »
It really amazes me that the stuff that sales out stores get less of but the stuff that sits there they get more of.Walmart sees the empty pegs but with paranoiain regards to the street date they pee a ring around themselves.Again,you have some manages that could care less if the stuff is put out or if your in my area our stores sit on the stuff.Put it our already.

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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2010, 07:47:48 AM »
Stopped at TRU yesterday. Some new vehicles, galactic heroes, and new action figures. Talked to 2 workers and they said the SW items weren't suppose to be out until Aug 6th. But the store manager said to put them out last week when they had the 2 for 10 deal. Not much left after that for figures. I am striking out again to keep the collection going for now.

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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2010, 02:25:13 AM »
noticed a glimmer of hope at  both target and walmart today both had empty pegs but both also had the new basic vehicle assortment available  ie cloud car, snowspeeder, various jedi starfighters, and blue republic tank.........  Also toys rus finally had the remote control hailfire droid which was an easy pass for me.... no At-At sightings here yet......
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2010, 08:11:45 AM »
Pegs around here are dryer than the sands of Tatooine..

With all the new stuff coming out, not gonna have to spend much at C5.
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2010, 09:07:05 AM »
yakface posted an interesting story about Hasbro possibly charging fines to those that are putting stuff out early.....if that's the case, then toysrus.com are gonna be hit pretty darn hard......that being said, I don't really see this happening.


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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2010, 09:15:11 AM »
I don't blame TRU for dropping these a month early. They can't compete with the "big box" stores on price (Vintage at TRU: $9.99, Vintage at Target: $7.99) so they beat those stores to the punch to guarantee sales and cut down on potential peg warmers down the road.

I don't see Hasbro hitting TRU, the only "true" toy store left with any kind of fine beyond a slap on the wrist, but it could make for an interesting situation the next time product is shipped to the stores 4-6 weeks ahead of shelf dates.


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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2010, 11:07:16 AM »
From what I have heard TRU was the only retail chain allowed to break the street dates.
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2010, 01:10:06 PM »
How can that be allowed for one to do it?  I'd think Kmart would be more deserving seeing as they probably NEED the sales and are having a tough time keeping up with the Bullseye and Wallyworld.
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2010, 01:17:52 PM »
I got off work at 12:30 this morning and went to TRU.They put out a whole bunch of stuff.Vintage,Clone Wars,Legends.I left with like 3 Valszlas.They had the small vehicles and the Mid sized vehicles as well.

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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2010, 01:55:08 PM »
I got off work at 12:30 this morning and went to TRU.They put out a whole bunch of stuff.Vintage,Clone Wars,Legends.I left with like 3 Valszlas.They had the small vehicles and the Mid sized vehicles as well.

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« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2010, 02:28:52 PM »
Insert Imperial march as Chad walks out of TRU.;D 8)

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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2010, 02:39:14 PM »
I left with like 3 Valszlas.

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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2010, 02:40:44 PM »
Yeah,they sound like bees.

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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2010, 12:59:07 PM »
My local Walmarts and Kmarts have no new SW items yet. CHecking TRU tomorrow before the weekend.

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« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2010, 02:48:17 PM »
How can that be allowed for one to do it?  I'd think Kmart would be more deserving seeing as they probably NEED the sales and are having a tough time keeping up with the Bullseye and Wallyworld.

Well from what I gathered It was so TRU could have a jump on the other big stores. Some kind of deal with the devil... Er I mean Hasbro. :)

Didn't make sense to me until you think about the overpricing. People willing to pay the premium to get them early has paid off for TRU.
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2010, 03:08:12 PM »
KMart is different. Toys are not their life blood like TRU. People shop at KMart for clothing and other items. Toys are usually an impulse buy. Same with a place like Kohls. Small toy department in a giant department store.


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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2010, 01:22:14 PM »
KMart is different. Toys are not their life blood like TRU. People shop at KMart for clothing and other items. Toys are usually an impulse buy. Same with a place like Kohls. Small toy department in a giant department store.
You know back in the day Kmart used to be high volume toy mover, then they jacked up prices to compete with TRU! Now it seems like crap sits there forever preventing me from getting anything new!
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« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2010, 01:46:35 PM »
This is really funny.We have 2 Targets in the Huntsville area.I went to one this morning that has not done any resets and the other Target on the south side of town put out everything.I know I wok at the distribution level but I am amazed how one store can get everything and the other hasn't done crap.

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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2010, 01:53:28 PM »
This is really funny.We have 2 Targets in the Huntsville area.I went to one this morning that has not done any resets and the other Target on the south side of town put out everything.I know I wok at the distribution level but I am amazed how one store can get everything and the other hasn't done crap.

Same here buddy. The west side Target has a full display that includes the AT-AT. The east side has a sign hanging in the SW section that tells us to wait for a new set to be in place soon.
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2010, 09:44:46 PM »
My target had no starwars section.... But they had an endcap with new starfighter vehicles and battlepacks
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2010, 03:20:16 PM »
I finally picked up some vintage goodness today at Target.I got Dack and the AT-AT Commander.They had 2 of the AT-AT as well but I am hold off on it.Just a few of the ships.The Cloud car and the Snow speeder were no where to be seen.So,one Target has done thier set.I was even able to get the GI Joe Alley Viper as well.Good day already.Walmart on the other hand looks as though they have no love for Star wars.One walmart had the Attack Zue zue pat things were the star was stuff use to be.Walmart has alwats done a crappy job with doing thier resets on a timely manner.

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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #51 on: August 01, 2010, 09:15:33 PM »
I spoke with a Target employee today and was told that it's not "uncommon" for one target store to put toy products out 2-3 weeks earlier than the other. When she checked her computer she said a "slot" hadn't even been reserved in the warehouse for the new items when they arrive.
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2010, 01:37:40 AM »
Nothing really new here cept one of the walmarts have put out some of the Blockbuster Value Packs again, but they're all EP1 figures I got months ago. Did pick up a Gungan Warrior/Luke Stormtrooper disquise though, but that was it. Targe still has like six of the Arena Battle Packs, but mostly everything has been clearanced and sold. Kmart is useless and the WalMarts (cept for a few value packs at the one) all just have Yarnas.
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2010, 10:02:04 PM »
I really feel bad for all you folks that have dozens of Targets, TRU's, and Walmarts to choose from and still it's barren, now you know what it's like for me all the time.
If it wasn't for the help of others online traveling 100 mile to shop and a little luck, I'd have absolutely nothing instead of 75% of what's out there!
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #54 on: August 09, 2010, 08:18:13 PM »
My local walmarts are still a ghost town for new SW items.  :(
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2010, 12:46:50 PM »
Trying to say they are the biggest retailer and don't have to put out products.

I am being serious. 

I think it will hurt WM though and it will justify WM shrinking the toy section again. 
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2010, 02:22:17 PM »
still pretty empty around here until recently, are there any new troopers?
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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #57 on: August 11, 2010, 02:34:42 PM »
some new items hit my wal-marts yesterday, vintage line and clone wars line...no legends though, the Jabba palace hit and the AT-AT and other vehicles and battlepacks, but this was all after an aisle reset


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Re: Empty pegs everywhere!
« Reply #58 on: August 11, 2010, 02:47:28 PM »
ive seen the AT-AT, looks awesome, the retro look is pretty cool as well, i wouldnt mind finding a sandtrooper on that card
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« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2010, 04:57:52 PM »
some new items hit my wal-marts yesterday, vintage line and clone wars line...no legends though, the Jabba palace hit and the AT-AT and other vehicles and battlepacks, but this was all after an aisle reset

see it's the opposite here,, no jabbas at like 5 walmarts, but most of them have everything else new already... man I hope I didn't miss it completely..... ::)
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