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BoShek
08-21-2003, 06:36 PM
My Wal Mart moved the toys again. It looks like Masters of the Universe will no longer be available. But there are pegs labled for Star Wars . . . lots of pegs!!! Could this mean that lonely old Watto and Lott Dodd will have some new company on the shelves? I hope so! :)

Kidhuman
08-21-2003, 06:45 PM
I certainly hope so. I know my Wally world has trimmed down the Hulkand others as of last week. Also they clearanced out alot of stuff and I picked up the Tie Bomber for 20 bucks. Here is to hoping

Teeska Mon Eebon
08-21-2003, 07:15 PM
My Walmart got finished moving the toy section around (I think at least... a sales person told me it was "Phase II") and they did add alot of pegs but they went on the outside row and about 6 pegs in the acual row but they're the same things they've always had.. the same 150 things they ordered 4/23 I'd try to buy some but they don't even have clones anymore... unless you count all the Anakin Hobo and Jedi figures as clones because they're sitting there in dozens....

RooJay
08-21-2003, 07:34 PM
If that's what Wal-Mart is actually doing, then I hope Target takes a cue from them and decides to "get ready" too. I've noticed that each of the seven Target stores I've been visiting recently have shrunk their action figure sections down from two aisles to only one! And this is their Christmas reset!!! :eek:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-21-2003, 08:36 PM
I went to Wal-Mart yesterday, nothing but Palpatine and Pilot Padmé/Jango. Maybe I'll check again soon, to see what they're doing. They moved them a week ago, but decreased the number of pegs. So hopefully the addition is a nationwide thing.

keithfite
08-21-2003, 10:02 PM
my wal mart has completely changed and stocked most everything back up. but not star wars. I hope they are going to get some new stuff. But they will probably just put out the same stuff they had or something kind of new thats not that great. wal mart really just ticks me off man. I cant believe they arent carrying all star wars stuff anymore. Thats dumb. But they never had figures anyway, so everything will be how wal mart always has been. empty and full of bitter employees, they suck

kool-aid killer
08-22-2003, 09:59 AM
I like Wal Mart's doughnuts. As for their toy section, i found most of the Saga figures (that is up to the Orn Free Ta wave) there but i really dont go to them anymore looking for toys. Too many pegwarmers and lying employees. I dont bother asking them anymore because they usually dont know what they are talking about.

jedi master sal
08-22-2003, 11:13 AM
I feel like a yutz now. I went to Wal*Mart for 4/23 because none of the TRU's in my area were doing a midnight madness and I wanted that stuff that night. AND because WM wasn't going to put out their exclusive T.I.E. Bomber/Snowspeeders until that night. So, I made the choice to go to Wm first to get the exclusives then to get the 4/23 stuff. I should have waited and gone to TRU the next day and shopped at my leisure instead of worrying about being bowled over by some overly ambitious collector or scalper. WM got almost $700 that day from me. NEVER again. I'll wait to get any exclusives they may carry in the future (and from their current stance on SW toys that's not going to be any time soon).

Now that K-Mart has sarted getting Clone Wars stuff, they are taking place of WM. So now I still shop at 4 major retailers (TRU, Target, KB's and now K-Mart). Not only has WM lost my SW purchases, but all of my purchases. I can get my groceries, clothes, etc. elsewhere. So I'll pay a few extra cents. If it means my satisfaction of knowing a corporate conglomerate doesn't get my money then I'm ecstatic. Besides, I'll end up helping many stores instead of just one, and that's good for the overall economy.

Although I haven't shopped there for about two weeks now, consider this my official BOYCOTT of Wal*Mart.

Sorry, I got off on a little rant there, but WM sucks!

bobafrett
08-22-2003, 01:33 PM
Yes, I spent quite a bit of money at Wal-Mart in April when the toys were released. I haven't gone into a Wal-Mart in sometime now as I have found a better selection at Target. Plus I still have this bitter taste in my mouth after being fired from there, less than a month after I wore my trooper armor that morning in April to help promote sales of the SW line.

InsaneJediGirl
08-22-2003, 08:52 PM
No peg changes here :(Same old Hulk stuff,which will probably be sitting there til 2005 knowing my local store.:rolleyes:

LTBasker
08-23-2003, 01:51 AM
No changes that I know of here, maybe your Wal-Mart thinks they're in the Bermuda triangle? ;)

Hope this goes through all Wal-Marts, as I'm sure it could bring back buyers if they had a nicer looking section for Star Wars stuff.

Banthaholic
08-23-2003, 09:33 AM
I feel like a yutz now. I went to Wal*Mart for 4/23 because none of the TRU's in my area were doing a midnight madness and I wanted that stuff that night. AND because WM wasn't going to put out their exclusive T.I.E. Bomber/Snowspeeders until that night. So, I made the choice to go to Wm first to get the exclusives then to get the 4/23 stuff. I should have waited and gone to TRU the next day and shopped at my leisure instead of worrying about being bowled over by some overly ambitious collector or scalper. WM got almost $700 that day from me. NEVER again. I'll wait to get any exclusives they may carry in the future (and from their current stance on SW toys that's not going to be any time soon).

Now that K-Mart has sarted getting Clone Wars stuff, they are taking place of WM. So now I still shop at 4 major retailers (TRU, Target, KB's and now K-Mart). Not only has WM lost my SW purchases, but all of my purchases. I can get my groceries, clothes, etc. elsewhere. So I'll pay a few extra cents. If it means my satisfaction of knowing a corporate conglomerate doesn't get my money then I'm ecstatic. Besides, I'll end up helping many stores instead of just one, and that's good for the overall economy.

Although I haven't shopped there for about two weeks now, consider this my official BOYCOTT of Wal*Mart.

Sorry, I got off on a little rant there, but WM sucks!

I couln't agree with you more. Wal-mart is evil, and given their recent monoplozing stance towards carrying the SW line, I'm boycotting them.

I even went as far as returned all my '02 merchandise to them, and bought it at KB on sale. I guess I was smart when I saved my Walmart receipts.

I also have had luck at K-mart, Target, & TRU, and KB is a great store for cheap duplicates.

I used to always by household items, bird seed, video games etc.. from wal-mart. Last week I proudly spent $1.00 more on an item that I normally bought at wal-mart in the past.

The other day a co-worker was going to shop for school supplies after work at wal-mart and I was able to pursuade her to go to Target instead. Mine as well support and keep the stores that aren't bailing on SW in business.

I guess I might be just a small buyer to this huge corporation, but at least I know that they don't have my money. Heck if oyur doind a wal-mart & a target run, plus need 'other' supplies, if they don't have anything at wal-mart buy the supplies at target even if they don't also have anything, because Target sells Screen Scenes, vehicles, etc...

Adam
08-23-2003, 04:14 PM
My Walmart moved the toys around, but starwars has the same amount of pegs. Gave Transformers more room though. :evil:

Mandalorian Candidat
08-25-2003, 11:32 AM
My local WM (UT) started moving out stuff for clearance so now there are two Lego aisles with a bunch of 2002 sets on clearance. As far as figures go, nothing on that aisle has been reset except now the cantina sets have been pushed aside to the clearance racks.

TheDarthVader
08-25-2003, 02:50 PM
There are two Wal-Marts close by where I live. One of them has Jango pilot, Plo Koon, and young Boba Fett. At the other one, I counted twenty two radar dish Padmes. That is ridiculous! I can't believe they have many of one figure. They need to clearance them out so that I can find the newer figures. I have had luck at Target. I have been able to pick up cheap ones at KB. Wal-Mart upsets me sometimes. They need a good toy clearance sale!

cdatkins
08-27-2003, 04:41 PM
This is really sad about Wal Mart, because they have--in eight years since 1995--always supplied me with most of my Star Wars toys.

They have consistently had more Star Wars product and at a cheaper price than any other retailer.

Too bad they don't carry Star Wars toys anymore.

RooJay
08-27-2003, 08:55 PM
You know, if you really stop to think about, all this nonesense of Wal-Mart cutting back on Star Wars items is really quite strange. For instance, I visit no fewer than four Wal-Marts on a fairly regular basis, and neither of these stores has had any new Star Wars product for several months now. How could they possibly know how well or poorly any new Star Wars items will sell for them if they have no recent experience (the past two quarters) with those products? It thoroughly boggles my mind. :confused:

BoShek
08-27-2003, 10:41 PM
Well they put the figures out: the recent Mace, Anakin with gold hand, Dooku and one Han Hoth.

Not was I was hoping for but it is a nice start!

bobafrett
08-28-2003, 12:14 AM
When I went to the Wal-Mart where I once was employed, I found that they had moved the Star Wars section but still had about 8 pegs of year old figures. At least they are in a more noticable isle now.