View Full Version : Is it just THIS town, or....
01-10-2003, 09:13 PM
....are other folks having trouble finding anything of the recent AF waves on their store shelves?
All I have seen since the 2nd week of December are a few Saga X-Wings and VaderTIES at any of the stores in my area (for the sake of the newer members, that includes 2 Wally Worlds, 1 Target, and a KayBee - I am in a small town, far from any major cities).
The 2nd week of December, there were a couple snowspeeders & snowAT-ATs, but the two AT-ATs were in totally-crushed boxes. I bought one & left the other. I still need a snowAT-AT in a clean box.
Even before the "snow" wave, the Saga/EP2 AF line has been very badly under-stocked in this area. I've seen nothing recent since that wave.
When I'm in other towns, I always stop at every Wally World & Target to check for AF (if the family is along with me, I get the full :rolleyes: treatment from the "ol' ball & chain" - but usually get a couple :D from the kids). But, I haven't seen any better (or ANY at all, for that matter) selection at those stores!
Has anyone seen/bought any more recent Saga/EP2 AF than the "snow" wave??
Has anyone else had a similar experience with under/no stock hitting the shelves in their area?
01-10-2003, 09:26 PM
I've been to a few TRUs recently and haven't seen anything but Naboo Fighters and Solar sailers. I still haven't even seen the Snowspeeder or At-At, but I'm sure I'll see them soon enough.
01-11-2003, 02:30 AM
All the AF I've seen was the first wave (Falcon, TIE, X-Wing) one apiece near the end of October. No other AF at all around here.
01-11-2003, 05:41 PM
No, Swaffy, it's not just you... :rolleyes:
I've only seen the first wave but then I've not been to TRU since November and as money is etc etc etc ;)
01-12-2003, 12:14 AM
Here in NH I've found all AFs but the last two (snow series). They do take weeks (if not months) to get here, though.
01-12-2003, 04:15 AM
You are very lucky to be in the US or Canada. I can find in Romania every kind of toys (GI Joe, Barbies, Lego- even SW lego etc) but no Action Fleet... I have to trade for them or buy. I'm happy that there is a good friend of mine who helped me and continues to help me find the AF items I need.:)
01-12-2003, 05:11 AM
I also have yet to see the Hoth duo. At least I'm not trusting the sw.com listing for AF news, otherwise I'd be freaking out about wave 4 being out last month. :crazed:
01-15-2003, 06:19 PM
I've seen everything but an AT-AT in Denver. Lots of leftovers too. MFs have finally sold through and AT-TEs seem to be close to gone. I've only seen one Snowspeeder and I bought it up.
01-22-2003, 04:31 AM
I still haven't seen the At-At or Snowspeeder. I decided I'd just order them online, but entertainment earth, action figure express, another universe, amazon.com, kbtoys.com, and ebworld.com didn't have them. I then checked ebay and only found one of each in the completed auctions, no current ongoing auctions for either. Now I'm a litle worried since I didn't order them before and if ebay isn't loaded with them they must not be out there. I did manage to order them through dnstoys.com, but Dave said they don't have any in mint boxes so I'm getting non mint ones. I also preordered the next wave so i don't have to worry about it. It's amazing how I preordered the first 2 waves and then didn't order the third since I figured it would be easy enough to find them. Well, I saw all six series 1 and 2 in stores today and not a trace of the 3rd series. Well, at least i got the series 11 Simpsons figures which I didn't even know were out yet.
good shot jansen
01-22-2003, 06:36 AM
d&s toys has em for not too shabby a price $22.99 for the pair (http://www.dnstoys.com)
as i'm not a completest, and as i've already got a ton of snowspeeders in different paint schemes, at this point i ain't really interested in acquiring this wave (of course i'll be angry at myself down the road for not getting them).
i do plan on getting wave 4, prolly from d&s, because i really do like their operation, their prices are reasonable, and frankly, as they're about the only seller (retail, or otherwise) who has shown a real interest in micro machines through the years, and have been offering them for fairly decent prices (considering what they've been going for in the past at other on-line shops), i plan to continuing using them as my primary source for new micro machines in the years to come.
of further interest, d&s has a rogue 2 snowspeeder for $32.00. when you go to their micro machines/action fleet section, it's on the last page. considering what this thing usually gets over at ebay, that's a pretty good price
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