I read a statment in another link about a collector being happy when the kids loose interest and the stores start to get a wider selection. Interesting thought, is this common with most areas?
I'm just wondering if anyone else is thinking this way, or if this happens at your store, or if your area is like mine.
Locally here in MN, or over the last few years since EP I, the stores have cut back on the displays and stocking, and even in some cases, the toys have disapeared from the shelves. We all have stories about the TC-14, Mr. Bo, and others...
A few months back, maybe even half a year or more before EP II the local WM's, some local Targets, and the Mall of America FAO, didn't even have a carded figure on the pegs. The only time you would see a figure would be when, and if, they got an exclusive piece in. Even then it was just the exclusive that was on the shelf.
I had to buy from comic shops who ordered from Diamond, had to buy some cases from EE just to get figures. It got so bad around there, that one local scalper that hangs out at the comic shops I go to had to order figs from dealers/scalpers in chicago and NY, just so he'd have the new stuff to sell.
I was just wondering if this was happening in other places, and if anyone forsees this happening to them, or in their area in a few months once the movie leaves the theater.
I'm already seeing the large displays start to go in places, and the pegs are shrinking around here. There's not a lot of new stock going up to fill in the holes either. The newest stuff I've found has been from the Target HQ in Minneapolis. I haven't found anything in the burbs since April. Anyone else running into this or seeing something similar?
Thoughts or observations on this?