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M_j
08-29-2010, 04:04 PM
Hey all, new here. I managed to find all of the figures I wanted at TRU a few days ago, but have been itching to return them and just get them at Target for cheaper, but my closest one currently doesn't have them.

I'm wondering if they're commonly showing up at Target stores yet or if it's just a rare off chance I'll spot one at another Target. If not, then when can I expect to see them?

Feedback appreciated, thanks!

edit: actually come to think of it, I went back to the same TRU the morning after I bought all of the figures, and they were completely cleaned out and only displaying figures from the first wave. Not a single one from wave 2 was to be seen anywhere. Maybe TRUs got hit by Hasbro and are holding back stock? Just some insight.

bkusna
08-29-2010, 04:18 PM
Hey all, new here. I managed to find all of the figures I wanted at TRU a few days ago, but have been itching to return them and just get them at Target for cheaper, but my closest one currently doesn't have them.

I'm wondering if they're commonly showing up at Target stores yet or if it's just a rare off chance I'll spot one at another Target. If not, then when can I expect to see them?

Feedback appreciated, thanks!

edit: actually come to think of it, I went back to the same TRU the morning after I bought all of the figures, and they were completely cleaned out and only displaying figures from the first wave. Not a single one from wave 2 was to be seen anywhere. Maybe TRUs got hit by Hasbro and are holding back stock? Just some insight.
TRU is notorious for putting out product before it's supposed to be released....I found WAVE 1 at the end of JUNE at TRU when the street date was August....People have been reporting WAVE 2 at Target so be on the lookout....I've always bought my figures from TRU just to later return them after I find them at Target

M_j
08-29-2010, 04:27 PM
Thank you very much! Looks like I'm just going to have to check out some more Targets then. :)

And yeah I just found it extremely odd that TRU had dozens of wave 2 figures all over the place one day, and absolutely none the next. Doubt they all sold, they must have cleaned up the floors after a flag went up.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-29-2010, 04:31 PM
Thank you very much! Looks like I'm just going to have to check out some more Targets then. :)

And yeah I just found it extremely odd that TRU had dozens of wave 2 figures all over the place one day, and absolutely none the next. Doubt they all sold, they must have cleaned up the floors after a flag went up.
The street date only applied to the first wave. Everything is fair game now - when it comes in, it goes on-shelf, assuming there's space. It's not uncommon for brand-new items to get cleared out quickly, even if it seems unlikely.

bkusna
08-29-2010, 04:31 PM
Thank you very much! Looks like I'm just going to have to check out some more Targets then. :)

And yeah I just found it extremely odd that TRU had dozens of wave 2 figures all over the place one day, and absolutely none the next. Doubt they all sold, they must have cleaned up the floors after a flag went up.
MY TRU had 3 cases on Friday morning.....I came back Friday night and they were all gone except the pegwarmers like bespin luke and boba fett...It was strange because in two of the cases, the figures were all smashed up and the cards were all bent...I didn't care because I open them anyways....:thumbsup:

bkusna
09-03-2010, 10:40 AM
TARGET is now sucking.....haven't seen anything new for weeks...Walmart is taking over the star wars world......

Darth Metalmute
09-03-2010, 01:22 PM
MY TRU had 3 cases on Friday morning.....I came back Friday night and they were all gone except the pegwarmers like bespin luke and boba fett...It was strange because in two of the cases, the figures were all smashed up and the cards were all bent...I didn't care because I open them anyways....:thumbsup:

I wish I lived in a place where Fett was pegwarming, I haven't seen one yet. The Target in Spring Meadows, Ohio has every wave 1 vintage figure pegwarming except Fett and Luke.

bkusna
09-03-2010, 01:33 PM
I wish I lived in a place where Fett was pegwarming, I haven't seen one yet. The Target in Spring Meadows, Ohio has every wave 1 vintage figure pegwarming except Fett and Luke.
He's a re-pack in wave 2, so keep checking your walmarts....I saw a walmart with 12 fetts yesterday...

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-03-2010, 04:44 PM
TARGET is now sucking.....haven't seen anything new for weeks...Walmart is taking over the star wars world......
Target was the second retailer (after TRU) to get the TVC - and that was only a month ago. Patience. These things fluctuate and change. Are you new to collecting?

jonthejedi
09-03-2010, 05:02 PM
Yes, I too saw like 7 Fetts & 1 Foil Fett at a SuperWalMart yesterday.

bkusna
09-03-2010, 06:10 PM
Target was the second retailer (after TRU) to get the TVC - and that was only a month ago. Patience. These things fluctuate and change. Are you new to collecting?

Kinda new I guess....started in 1977.....

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-03-2010, 07:48 PM
Kinda new I guess....started in 1977.....
It's just a bit odd to me, then, that you seem to get surprised when different stores get in product.

bkusna
09-03-2010, 08:48 PM
It's just a bit odd to me, then, that you seem to get surprised when different stores get in product.

"Grave danger you are in. Impatient you are.... Told you I did. Reckless is he"...I guess this sums up my collecting skills :bandit:

Darth Metalmute
09-04-2010, 08:47 PM
He's a re-pack in wave 2, so keep checking your walmarts....I saw a walmart with 12 fetts yesterday...

Went to Walmart of your suggestion. Lots of Wave 2 and Wave 1. Unfortunately, no Fetts. I have this odd feeling that someone in Toledo is buying them all up. It may feel paronoid, but I find it odd that since Fett is packed twice in each wave, it is the only one I haven't seen.

figrin bran
09-05-2010, 12:44 AM
I've seen wave 2 twice at the same Target location now.

They've only been putting out a case at a time since there are still so many wave 1 figures on the pegs.

Mad Slanted Powers
09-05-2010, 07:16 PM
The pegs at Target here are pretty full with wave 1, so probably not a lot of room for anything new. Wal-Mart, on the other hand, had just a couple Vintage Collection figures, and still no Jabba.

Bel-Cam Jos
09-05-2010, 09:43 PM
Today was my first attempt at finding wave 2s or foils: two different Targets, off target on both tries.

And aside from puzzles, comic books, novelizations, and empty figure boxes, were there many SW collectibles in '77? Now '78, that was the motherlode! :D

bkusna
09-05-2010, 09:57 PM
No luck at Target either, but my walmart keeps pumping wave 2 like it's government cheese....everytime I go there I see foil sandtroopers and magnaguards....can't pass these up, but still can't find a foil cody

Bel-Cam Jos
09-06-2010, 10:03 AM
I just might have to give ol' Wall Mar-It a try. Aren't they now the middle price (a buck more than Target but $1 less than TRU) store? I'd like to find at least one foil card; but I can live without it. :collectorapathy: :tired:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
09-06-2010, 01:10 PM
I just might have to give ol' Wall Mar-It a try. Aren't they now the middle price (a buck more than Target but $1 less than TRU) store? I'd like to find at least one foil card; but I can live without it. :collectorapathy: :tired:
Vintage figures are $7.99 at Target and $7.96 at Walmart. The other two lines are screwy from store-to-store.