What Are You Finding?
I've not been to Toys 'r Us for a while now because the nearest branch is about 20 miles out of town so I have to wait ages for the new figures to come in to a specialist dealer in my home town, the last figures that they had in where Nexu and Chewbacca (Cloud City Escape), that was about 2 weeks ago, and I still need Jango Fett (Final Dual), Massif, and Endoor Rebel Soldier and obviously the Ki-Adi Mundi Wave. Do Toys 'R Us have them in yet?
I need to know so that I don't have a wasted journey if I trvel there.
My locals TRU's have sold out of Chewies etc. Only got the main peg-warmer figs left, Anakin OPD, Jango FB etc.
As for the the Ki-adi wave, I've seen not reports of them hitting TRU's yet, but R2dtoys are pre-ordering them now for £6 each.
Depends what you local TRU is - nearest one to me is London's Brent Cross, which was quite good in the first few weeks after Saga's release (got my Palpatine, Massiff, Endor Soldier and Obi-Wan pilot there when I hadn't seen them anywhare before), but seems to have slowed down of late - I bought the Chewie, Nexu, Anakin (T/A) and Deluxe Yoda & C-3PO either online from Hasbro or from specialist shops (R2DToys).
If you live near a large-ish city (London/Manchester/Nottingham/Bristol/Croydon(!)...) there may be a branch of Forbidden Planet that might be worth checking out; if you're near York, try Kool Collectables*; Hen's Teeth in Exeter is worth a look; also, in London's West End, there's The Cinema Store* on St Martin's Lane near Leicester Square.
*May be expensive.
Loads for me to report today :D
Firstly, I live slap bang in the middle of 2 TRU's, Brighton & Portsmouth. They have severely fallen off the AOTC/SAGA pace. They both only have the basic pegwarmers at the moment. Portsmouth DID have Chewbacca & Nexu but sold out very quickly.
Another shop in Portsmouth, Essential Collectables, have a fairly good selection of AOTC/SAGA figures, and have Chewbacca @£7. They also have a supply of POTJ figures & vehicles, also some very cheap (basic range) E1 figures left.
On to Bognor Regis, Toy Zone Toys can be found, another good shop for good cheap prices. Nice selection of the latest range including Shaak Ti WITH background card, only a few left but at £7, can't argue at the price.
Moving on the Worthing, Alf's Toys (formerly HIVE) can be found. A very good selection of nearly all the current range, including Acklay & Nexu. Unfortuately, the prices can be a bit of a stinger, ranging from £6 to £10 for a basic figure. Acklay is around £15, Nexu £9. Also a good range of E1 & POTJ figs still left.
Worth a look at any of these (except TRU) to find that elusive figure that has been evading you.
Thats my 2 quids worth for the week :D
I'll tell you who I'm not finding, Jargo, where is he at the moment?
Well, my local Entertainer is having a hold on new stock till their stock take this week which is a bummer. The local woolies is worthless. There's a 'specialist' store in the old Romford market who get good stuff in, but not cheaply. There's supposed to be a new SW stall in the twice weekly market but haven't been able to find it yet! I too am too far from a TRU (cannot drive)!
I've used R2Dtoys before with no problems. They and toy-palace seem pretty good.
Panic over everyone I've seen Jargo on the General Discussion board!
Toy-palace i had a look at but when i clicked on english it had no episode 2 stuff
BTW i went through Cardiff and stopped off in Forbidden Planet there and they had every Saga figure out up to the Obi-Wan pilot. This was quite amazing as i had never seen so many figures. So if your missing one in your collection find the nearest FP to you and go there!!
Some branches of FP seem to be better than others.
Their Central London store hasn't had much in the way of new deliveries for over a month now, and seems to be lagging behind even TRU when it comes to receiving new deliveries of Saga toys.
Maybe their puchasing-policy differs across the country, though - I visit their Manchester store a couple of times a year and on several occasions I've found stuff there that hasn't reached their London branch yet.