PDA

View Full Version : Pegwarming Legacy Figures?



Cane_Adiss
01-17-2010, 12:19 PM
At the walmart closest to me in Hazleton, PA there was a glut of ANH figures with Leesub Sirln and Han Solo proving to be the biggest warmers of the wave. Back in late November/ early December this walmart received about 10 cases of ANH. There are still 7 Leesubs and 7 Hans. 3 Hrcheks, 2 R2-D2s, 2 Scanning Troopers, one Ki-Adi Mundi, and no Jawas or Chewbaccas. It's possible that there were more of certain figures that I missed.

I'm a little disappointed that Leesub is performing less than stellar locally as she's a figure that I've personally been clamoring for to be made. Though I guess given the nature of the character (pink, female, strange alien.) I sortof was expecting her to struggle. Usually the collector oriented figures come and go rather quickly in Hazleton. (that includes most of the recently "pulled" figures.)

The ROTS wave seems to have more pegwarmers even though I think this wave was initially in shorter supply. Colton, Plo Koon, Agen Kolar seem to be the biggest offenders of the wave, and now that the Jedi have shipped in another case asst as "carry forward" figures I fear they in particular will be a problem later.

The ROTJ wave seems to have come and gone from my area without much problem. Although Giran and Malakili seemed to move the slowest. Actually Malakili is keeping a full peg warm at the Target in Wilkes-Barre, PA while the rest of the wave seems like it did ok.

TPM and ESB came and went within days of showing up at pretty much every store. No pegwarmers whatsoever from these waves. TPM figures are actually coming back though in the form of the bargain two packs and I'm not concerned about them selling through.

So to recap, these are the figures that cause me the most concern as of now: Leesub Sirln, Han Solo, Jeromoch Colton, Plo Koon, Agen Kolar, Malakili.

How is BAD doing in everyone else's area? Any problem figures beginning to emerge? Is Leesub doing just as bad everywhere else?

Jedi Law Student
01-17-2010, 03:39 PM
I don't think I've even seen the ANH wave at my local Wal-Mart, with the exception of a lone concept Ki-Adi-Mundi sometime in December. Here, the pegwarmers are all in the ROTJ wave, primarily the ones you mentioned like Malakili.

I have managed to find Leesub and Hrchek Kal Fas, but I had to buy them at two different Target stores out of town. I wish that wave would show up here because I definitely want to get the Jawa with Security Droid!

Snowtrooper
01-17-2010, 04:28 PM
Colton and Plo Koon are the worst Legacy pegwarmers here. But their numbers are small compared to the amount of Legends pegwarming. Theres not a whole lot of Legacy even on the pegs, so either they haven't gotten much in, or they sell out pretty quick.

Old Fossil
01-17-2010, 04:49 PM
Jeremoch Colton
Utai
Plo Koon
Commander Bacara
Agen Kolar
Ugnaught (Variant 1)
Captain Needa

Obsession is Nute
01-21-2010, 01:02 AM
It is always interestng to hear about the state of pegs in other parts of the country.

This situation here is most dire. Last year it was all about Breha and Yarna. Currently, Major Panno, Vizam, Giran, and Nien Numb are hogging up space in the legacy shelves. Most of my stores are packed with product to the point that I just ordered the ESB wave online because I know I will never see it in the stores. Same with the EU wave.

Last year was bad, I have a feeling this year will be much worse. The only plus is at least Hasbro is coming forward and admitting we shouldn't expect anthing until the Fall. Last spring and summer were insanely frustrating for me, so I can at least spare myself the torture of fruitless toy runs in 2010.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-21-2010, 01:14 AM
Jeremoch Colton
Utai
Plo Koon
Commander Bacara
Agen Kolar
Ugnaught (Variant 1)
Captain Needa

The only ones from that wave I've seen are Plo Koon and Agen Kolar, but they were from the next wave with HK-50 BAD pieces.

There really isn't a lot of Legacy around here to consider them to be pegwarming, except for the blue/white packaging that Fred Meyer got stuck with. They still have a lot of those. Wal-Mart has 4 pegs of newer Legacy.

sonofsokol
01-21-2010, 02:01 AM
The worst offenders in my area have been from the Return of the Jedi wave. Luke, Leia and the Ewoks were nearly impossible to find, but others have sold poorly. The Target by my house has 10 pegs dedicated to each of the 3 lines. They were such a mess I separated them into the correct lines and all 10 Legacy/BAD pegs were full of the same 6 figures: Major Panno, the 2nd Ugnaught, Malakili, Nien Nunb, Giran, and the Nikto Gunner, plus they actually spilled over and took 2 of the Saga Legends Pegs too:shocked: I bet they had 20 Malakilis... I should have counted

From the Revenge of the Sith wave the only figure that seems to be warming is the Utai. The Walmart I frequent and 1 full peg plus a couple others. They have a couple Colton figures too, but not as many as I would have thought. When I was there today, they only had a couple each of Plo Koon and Agen Kolar and they all are repacks with the HK-50 part.

The A New Hope wave has sold through well here. I have only seen it a few times, but nothing is warming from that wave. I saw Leesub once and never saw her again.

The Empire Strikes Back wave has sold really well. Even the repacks of Commander Bacara and Commander Deviss have sold well.

bigbarada
01-21-2010, 02:31 AM
The worst offenders in my area have been from the Return of the Jedi wave. Luke, Leia and the Ewoks were nearly impossible to find, but others have sold poorly. The Target by my house has 10 pegs dedicated to each of the 3 lines. They were such a mess I separated them into the correct lines and all 10 Legacy/BAD pegs were full of the same 6 figures: Major Panno, the 2nd Ugnaught, Malakili, Nien Nunb, Giran, and the Nikto Gunner, plus they actually spilled over and took 2 of the Saga Legends Pegs too:shocked: I bet they had 20 Malakilis... I should have counted

That's kind of a shame, because the ROTJ wave never really made an appearance in my area. I saw 2 Lukes and 1 Leia in the stores near me. Everything else from that wave I had to go out of town for or order off the internet.

Right now the worst pegwarmers are Saga Legends figures. They are absolutely flooding the pegs and crowding everything else out, including the Clone Wars line (which has it's fair share of pegwarmers).

We did get a bunch of those BOGO packs with the ANH and TPM waves. They've even been marked down to $5, which is $2.50 per figure. I wouldn't call them pegwarmers, however, because they just showed up a couple of days ago.

mtriv73
01-21-2010, 10:35 AM
I think the theme here is that distribution is inconsistent at best.

It seems like all we have been getting in my area is the anh wave and some rotj. The only figure I would call a pegwarmer is Leesub Sirloin or whatever her name is. I really don't know why she ever made it out in the first place. I didn't even know she was in the film until I saw the figure. Apparently, a lot of people around here don't know/care about her either. I've never seen more than 1 Malakili on the pgs at any given store. The same goes for most of the rest of the ROTJ wave.

pbarnard
01-21-2010, 11:02 AM
Please, join my betting pool: Will Malakili will peg warm worse than his PotF2 offering.

Peg warming now beyond spotty and infrequent distribution (i bet I don't see another new case of figures opened up until august here), is complicated right now because of BAD. Look at what the repacke offering the same droid part is. Could a clone or other core character or even alien be favored over the peg warmer?

sonofsokol
01-21-2010, 12:07 PM
More ROTJ pegwamers here. I stopped by a Smiths Marketplace (formerly known as Fred Myer, they area Kroger Division I think) this morning and counted 4 each of Malakili, Nien Nunb, Major Panno, and Giran with 3 Nikto Gunners and 1 Slave Leia. There were no Ewoks and no Lukes. This store also has one each of the Organas and Yarna that have taken up a permanent residence.

They had 6 Admiral Yularens and 6 4A-7s in the Clone Wars line. They had all the Clone Wars figures marked down to $5 last week (I picked up Count Dooku and a Commando Droid) and even at that price nobody here wants Yularen or the droid.

jamesbondo07
01-21-2010, 02:35 PM
Target has mostly ROTJ figures warming the pegs. Not really any specific figure that is clogging things up. Wal-Mart is mostly having trouble getting rid of the blue and white packaged figures. They really need to clearance out those figures as they have with the bigger star wars toys. If they don't I don't expect to see any new figures there till probably around the next time the reset there aisles

Old Fossil
02-07-2010, 10:14 AM
After a brief tour of 2 Wal-Marts, 1 Target, and 1 TRU last night:

Hannibal Colton
Utai
Agen Kolar
Plo Koon
Commander Bacara
Leesub Sirln (TRU)(almost 1 full peg!)
Imp. Scanning Crew (TRU)(3-4)

Darth Jax
02-07-2010, 10:51 AM
i see the rare utai and b-wing pilot or giran at the targets & WM i frequent. but mostly i see hundreds of jedi from legends.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-07-2010, 05:18 PM
Yeah, Wal-Mart only has 2 pegs of Legacy figures, 14 of legends, and 4 of Clone Wars. Leesub was the most common, then probably Hrchek.

DarkJedi5
02-07-2010, 06:02 PM
Most common around me is the TPM Amidala that seems to have recently appeared with the rest of the TPM wave.

El Chuxter
02-07-2010, 06:33 PM
Jeremoch Colton and Agen Kolar at Wal-Mart, Ten Nunb and Malakili, with the occasional Giran, at Target.

autumnsdescent
02-07-2010, 10:23 PM
Really aren't ANY Legacy pegwarmers here in Indianapolis. We have 2 TRU stores. One of them hasn't had ANY Legacy product since the package changeover from the stormtrooper helmets last year. The other TRU gets a wave in once in a while and it's usually picked clean. Our Walmart stores are very hit and miss with some stores getting enough Legacy product for 10 stores while all others get none. Very poor distribution on Walmart's part. Our Target stores seem to be the most reliable, although they tend to get a single container of a wave ultra early and then nothing for about 2 or 3 months and then a flood of product. Like I said, nothing seems to be pegwarming from the Legacy line. Legends and CW on the other hand... Those are overkill!

Hearing reports that Hasbro is going to shrink the number of movie figs means we will have a very hard time finding things out here. Scalpers everywhere are rejoicing I'm sure.

Hearing that the last Legacy wave (EU) is a TRU exclusive means most collectors in Indianapolis will not have a chance to get this wave.

I thoroughly enjoy the CW cartoon, but man am I ready for them to release a live-action series already and bring realistic figures back into the forefront...

[/rant]

RENDAR LIVES
02-12-2010, 08:48 PM
That's kind of a shame, because the ROTJ wave never really made an appearance in my area. I saw 2 Lukes and 1 Leia in the stores near me. Everything else from that wave I had to go out of town for or order off the internet.

Right now the worst pegwarmers are Saga Legends figures. They are absolutely flooding the pegs and crowding everything else out, including the Clone Wars line (which has it's fair share of pegwarmers).

We did get a bunch of those BOGO packs with the ANH and TPM waves. They've even been marked down to $5, which is $2.50 per figure. I wouldn't call them pegwarmers, however, because they just showed up a couple of days ago.

I'm not really into the CW line except for a few select figures but I am worried that Legends is hurting that line too since it's swallowing up tyhe pegs. With re-released figures comming in the Vintage line and Legends sharing similar cards to CW, I have to wonder if Hasbro's evil master plan is to have an entire line of figures without having to spend any money on new tools. Yes, I know that's far fetched and I'm (mostly) kidding but what company wouldn't love floating off profits without having to spend that kind of money? It's a dream come true from a business stand point.

We get plenty of ROTJ and TPM here but I wouldn't call them pegwarmers. It's mostly Leeslub, Han and Scanning Crew Tech that don't move. Everything else moves in and out within a week.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-14-2010, 05:21 PM
Yeah, Wal-Mart only has 2 pegs of Legacy figures, 14 of legends, and 4 of Clone Wars. Leesub was the most common, then probably Hrchek.

A week later and not much changed at Wal-Mart. Less than 2 pegs of Legacy now. Seems like the number of CW figures increased a bit, but didn't notice anything new. Also, despite organizing the figures last week, the lines were mixed a fair amount yet again. So, somebody must be looking at them.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-27-2010, 11:17 PM
Things weren't much different last week at Wal-Mart, but today I see they shrunk their Star Wars figure section from 20 pegs to 12. So now there are 4 pegs of each. There were more Legacy figures than last week, but still room for more on those four pegs. Also, they three lines were on the correct pegs, so I don't think I had to rearrange more than a couple figures, if that.

So, I wonder if they just pulled a bunch of the Saga Legends figures and put them in back. I doubt they sold through that many Legends figures in a week.