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Zanzibar
10-15-2009, 08:02 AM
Every trip I make to a Toys R Us, they never have any Sgt Slaughters ever since Wave 6 Build and Brawl came out few months ago. That one TRU I goto they all have Wave 6 BnB figures minus Slaughter. One of my Targets is still stuck on Wave 5. My Walmart still has wave 1/2 for since its introduction to the marketplace.

1SGHauser
10-15-2009, 08:04 AM
I have yet to find one.

Cobra80
10-15-2009, 08:08 AM
I have only found 1 (at Meijer) walked around with it for 5 minutes put it down. I've yet to see another one. That was 5 months ago. It was in June when I saw it at Meijer.

bravo
10-15-2009, 08:22 AM
i found only 2 of him, never saw him again, there must have been a short on this figures, like a limited run. give it some time I'm sure it will pop up again, some times things fall behind,

Phweep
10-15-2009, 08:41 AM
I have never seen it in the wild. Ordered two off of ebay when it first hit the market. Glad I did now!

sparks007
10-15-2009, 08:53 AM
All the stores around me seem to have skipped wave 5 and went from wave 5 to wave 7 and 8 I did get a roddy piper

crock master
10-15-2009, 08:54 AM
i found one at toys r us months back.
make a thread about wanting on and i am sure someone will reply.

DOC
10-15-2009, 08:56 AM
I could just be lucky but, I have personally found the sgt. About 6-7 times only pulled the trigger and got him twice..(both times used for customs)..

Sgt. Kayfabe
10-15-2009, 08:59 AM
I have an extra one.

sharky
10-15-2009, 09:09 AM
I have only ever seen wave 6 at TRU. Walmart and Target seem to have stopped at Wave 5.

These days I see that TRU went up to Wave 7 or 8, but now they got in wave 5 again. So, I wonder if a wave 6 shipment will be coming around the corner.

Nyloc
10-15-2009, 09:34 AM
The K-Mart near me had 8 the last time I was there. Same with other Kmarts I've been to.

Nirvana
10-15-2009, 11:05 AM
I have only ever seen wave 6 at TRU. Walmart and Target seem to have stopped at Wave 5.

These days I see that TRU went up to Wave 7 or 8, but now they got in wave 5 again. So, I wonder if a wave 6 shipment will be coming around the corner.

I only found a BnB Slaughter on the shelves once at TRU. Series 6 was the shortest print of any BnB series and neither WM nor Target bothered to carry it. My 2nd Slaughter came from eBay last week. I happened across an auction and picked one up for under $10 shipped. So keep an eye on eBay here & there and you should be able to score one.

Also, TRU occasionally gets restocked with older Build n Brawl waves. Whenever you see a WWE BnB sale in their ad, they're usually flush with a few older waves of figures. I made the mistake last year of paying $15 on eBay for an Undertaker figure only to see him suddenly at multiple TRU stores 2 weeks later when they had a "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" BnB Sale.

Target and WM stores here have carried Series 7 & 8, but you're talking maybe 3 stores each among several dozen from those chains.

Sergeant Major
10-15-2009, 11:12 AM
I've never seen one in the Wild. I thought you guys were all making this stuff up! :P :D

sparks007
10-15-2009, 11:18 AM
Just an FYI Tri-Gate has a really good Sgt. Slaughter headsculpt.
This may be an alternative to ebay.

rob0213
10-15-2009, 11:20 AM
I've never seen one in the wild. Had to get one from another tanker.

Mandingo Rex
10-15-2009, 11:31 AM
To answer your question, they should have put more Slaughters in the case but I don't think they quite realized the cross-over Joe fandom snatching him up like we did.

I've found 3 in the wild and bought 1, but that was months ago. He's just popular because not only are wrestling fans buying that line, but now there are Joe fanatics buying him to steal his widdle head! :)

arashikage storm
10-15-2009, 11:45 AM
Check K-mart. I just scored an extra the other day......

Zefram
10-15-2009, 11:47 AM
Limited run plus mad custom fodder = hot item.

Glad I got one on fleabay when I had the chance.

arashikage tat
10-15-2009, 11:49 AM
I saw my first one in th wild, earlier this week at Kmart

Had to pick him up because I knew I'd probably never see him again

starman11380
10-15-2009, 12:02 PM
look for a hasbro version soon, we got to talk to the sarge at a local wrestling show, my buddy asked him if he was aproched for ROC. he said he was but because of the toy rights he couldnt do it, but he had just re did his wwe contract so now he can do joe stuff to.

dcooper
10-15-2009, 12:20 PM
I have seen 2 in the wild and got both of them.

USAgent
10-15-2009, 12:22 PM
I found a whole peg of him when he first hit and thought about picking them up to use as trades, but figured with as many as there were at the time, he would end up being really common and I would be stuck with a bunch of Slaughters (don't like the Sarge myself, so didn't even pick one up myself) That was the only time I've ever seen him on shelves.

700block
10-15-2009, 12:33 PM
i found 2 at kmart.

tuan_tran73
10-15-2009, 12:35 PM
Me neither. Never see one.

neptuneandtheblues
10-15-2009, 12:43 PM
There are numerous reasons as to why is tough to find. First, he is popular on two fronts: G.I. Joe fans and wrestling fans. Second, Build and Brawl figures have had a strange releases. Some stores (like Target) ordered huge amounts of certain waves, therefore not getting newer waves or even skipping over waves. Lastly, the wave he was in was released months ago; it's unlikely he'll appear in stores now.

I found one a TRU during the summer, and that's the last I've seen of him. Your best bet now is online.

diggity1972
10-15-2009, 12:47 PM
I found mine at a TRU months ago. I pulled it of the peg and yelped like a little school girl, one second later a smoking hot employee came around the corner and asked if I needed any help. I regained my composer very quickly and told her no but that i felt my 2 "nephews" ( yeah that's it) would be very happy i found that for "them".

Slaymaker
10-15-2009, 12:55 PM
I have never seen one - I need 3 to make customs using the Bench Press body like someone here posted...That way my sons and I will all have one...

That also means I need like 6 Bench Press's too!!! Oh well. :D

Interesting tidbit about the re-worked contract...perhaps we will see an official Joe one then...

DugBee
10-15-2009, 01:06 PM
i have found 5 in the wild and bought 3 of them.

COBRACOLLECTOR
10-15-2009, 01:09 PM
I have yet to find one.

Same here I've never seen this figure

Slaughter = Clear Wraith

topnotch97
10-15-2009, 03:41 PM
i only saw them at TRU. none at Wallys or Target.

and only Wally's carry the Rock and Rowdy Piper figures.

Plasticfan
10-15-2009, 03:54 PM
Ive got a headless BnB Slaughter if anyone wants to trade for it.

slim19722
10-15-2009, 04:08 PM
Only saw him at my local TRU when wave 6 first dropped months ago and they got 1 case, but I was able to get the only 2 Slaughter's they had. Wal-Mart & Target never restocked after wave 5 and K-Mart hasn't had any BnB figures for a long time.

Lifeline_MD
10-15-2009, 04:09 PM
I've yet to see any BnB past waves 3 and 4 here

SNAKE EYES
10-15-2009, 05:19 PM
I found mine at Kmart last week.