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PloKoon2385
08-16-2001, 11:40 PM
Is KB not going to carry Star Wars anymore? I was just there today and they were restocking a bunch of stuff, but there were a total of 0 POTJ toys. They had the Skiff Guards and some old Episode I junk, but nothing new! Arg! First Wal-Mart, now KB? And with TRU changing into a new form (KidsRUs/Imaginarium) there's been less POTJ there! ARG ARG ARG! And there's been reports of Target not carrying them anymore! Where have all the POTJ gone.......

THE Slayer
08-17-2001, 01:43 AM
When ever I read the line "Where have all the >Blank< gone?" I'm reminded of that annoying paula cole song,, So after that embarresing fact POTJ are plentiful in ohio, heart of it all,, target gots lots.. walmart, gots some, TRU gots some more,, so It's a roll of the dice my friend.

QLD
08-17-2001, 02:44 AM
I haven't seen a new fig at KB since the first wave of E1 figs.

JediTricks
08-17-2001, 03:13 AM
I too cannot remember the last time I saw new figures at KB, but it was before POTJ, I'm pretty sure.

QLD
08-17-2001, 03:17 AM
I talk to the manager at KB in my mall a lot, and he says they hardly get any new product at all now. That they are basically a discount store.

evenflow
08-17-2001, 08:05 AM
that they will probably get new stuff with the rush of Episode II.

PloKoon2385
08-17-2001, 05:23 PM
Stupid KB! They did have some new stuff a while ago, but not much. I have seen Darth Maul SA, and Chewie Mech and Leia Bespin, but that was a while ago! ARGG ARGG ARGG!:mad: :mad: :mad:

Mandalorian Candidat
08-17-2001, 05:35 PM
To me KB is the ultimate untoystore (if I can use some Orwellian double speak). They rarely get anything good, and when they do the price is typically almost scalper-like. Yeah, they are good for a HTF item every once in a blue moon (like the Skiff Guards or 'Imperial' R2 slide), but they typically stink. Heck, my local one still carries "The Mask" toys in their bargain bin but no SW to speak of except for a million Queen Amidala 12".

I'm at the point where I don't even consider them to be a valid source of collectibles. Between TRU, W-M, and Target I seem to be able to get just about any figure.

matt_ox
08-17-2001, 05:59 PM
I went to Wal-mart today -nothin. Target still only has the boss nass and the Anankin Mechanics. KB never has anything worth while. TRU has little but rarely I can catch the new wave. Finding POTJ is tough these days.

humsup
08-17-2001, 08:41 PM
Its always Tessek, Lando, JJBinks & Leia here taking up pegs place that the retail wouldn't dare to bring out new stuffs (if they ever have any) before these are sold off....

PloKoon2385
08-17-2001, 08:49 PM
Hey atleast you got those! I haven't even got Lando yet! And I only got Tessek because I found it behind a Dewback that someone had hidden! I would rather have something than nothing!

bigbarada
08-17-2001, 09:45 PM
I frequently have to rely on the Army Post Exchange (PX) for new toys, unfortunately the managers have pretty much boycotted Star Wars toys because of all the EP1 backstock they got stuck with. I talked to one guy who worked at the store and he said that they weren't even allowed to order SW toys anymore.:(

Currently, I stll have access to TRU, Wal-Mart, Target (grrr!!!), KB and K-Mart; but I've watched as all their Star Wars sections have shrunk and even disappeared in some instances.:( :(

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-17-2001, 10:39 PM
POTJ are currently plentiful in my area. Even KB, which I agree is a big rip-off of a toy store, is up-to-date. They are the only store that I have a R2-Q5 and others in the Tessek wave. Currently, they have a plentiful number of the Duros wave. The only thing that scares me is there $7.99 sticker price, by far the most expensive out of any of the stores that stock them. But I have bene fortunate to visit them during a buy-one-get-one-free week which allowed me to pick up some 2 POTJ figs for the price of one (not to mention Cinema packs and other SW stuff).

The Wal-Marts in my area have jacked up their price of POTJ figs from $5.86 to $6.44. They currently have scores of Chewie Mechanics, Hoth Leias, Sebulbas, and Porkins.

Target has a lot of choco and old bens, and farmer Qui-gonns but I have seen a smattering of hard to find figs there. (of course no b-wing yet)

Ames (a retail store in the NE) just announced two of their stores are closing in the area. Have to stop by and pick up some figs from there at a discount. The only problem is that they have stuff from the initial waves still warming their pegs.

The K-Mart in my town has not gotten new figs in over a month and the same 4 figs--2 Darth Maul final duels and 2 Bespin Hans--linger on the shelves.

The TRU in my area is always low on POTJ figs but of course has 18,000 Episode 1 figs dotting the pegs.

12inch Lando
08-18-2001, 03:16 PM
I went to a KB for the first time in months 2 days ago. They had absolutely nothing. The KB Toyworks I visited in Indianapolis a few months ago was pretty darn cool.

Sean the Hutt
08-18-2001, 04:23 PM
Sadly, our kb toyworks in my town just closed it's doors after being open for less than 2 years. I still have the kb;s in the mall though. I did find a scout trooper, and 2 new sandtroopers there. Good luck kb's!

Darth Cruel
08-19-2001, 01:20 AM
They'll have 'em when they are selling well. They are all in it for the money. When EII comes out...the shelves will be overflowing.

PloKoon2385
08-19-2001, 01:22 AM
I guess so.........if you say so.........yeah.......uhhhhhh.........
Anyways, my KB Toyworks is what I meant, it has nada, zip, zilch, nil, zero Star Wars stuff worth mentioning.