|02-07-2008, 05:52 PM||#11|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kansas City
i think if they made 30 per case rather than 8, there would be 30 not there instead of 8. my cup is half empty on enthusiam for this line after wave 5's distribution. i see all this exiting new stuff coming and most likely will spend tons of time and gas for a pitance of nothing. it seems like hasbro is making this stuff, but the retailers seem fit to make sure that transformers and star wars are always stocked. while the cobra commanders, shipwrecks, and cpacks sit and rot.
sorry to be so negative, but my enthusiam is slipping real fast.
|02-07-2008, 05:59 PM||#12|
Father of a little Viper
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Columbia Missouri
It will get better. Look at what happened to transformers after the movie. All i ever see is transformers and starwars lining both sides of the toy isles. I don't think we will ever see what we saw in the 80's with gi joe but i expect we will see a rise in the amount of joe toys on the shelves closer to movie time...
|02-07-2008, 07:07 PM||#13|
Ground Support Pilot
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Strafing runs over S.E. Michigan
Yeah my TRU sucks for Joes. They have this small section for them. There is one peg for Comic Packs, and one peg for singles. Then on the shelf below sit a couple 5 packs. Below that, are some Sigma 6 Dragonhawks. This space at best is 2ft. wide. Then the rest of the isle on that side is some really crappy military toys. Now tell me how messed up is that? They can't devote more space to the "real deal"? C'mon TRU it's freakin' G.I. Joe. This really doesn't build confidence for me with the up-coming TRU Joe exclusives. They better start doing a better job at this. Anybody have much experience with past Joe TRU exclusives?
The local Targets and Wal-Marts have been doing better. Not great, but butter. Kmart and Meijer just plain suck. I hope it honestly is not going to take for the Joe Movie to come out for these lazy retailers to get their acts together.
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|02-07-2008, 07:25 PM||#14|
Join Date: Dec 2007
The problem with retailers these days, is the main reason I'll only order my new Joes from BBTS. I can't justify driving around to a dozen stores, only to come home empty handed, and pissed. I will gladly pay the shipping cost to get these, it's no different than putting the same dollar amount into my gas tank. I was that kid who lived at TRU back in the 80's. Every chance I got I was there buying new Joes. It's no longer fun going into a toy store these days. The only thing you get out of it is attitude, rude customers, and their equally rude kids. I'm content to push a button on my keyboard, deduct it from my checking account, and know that I'll get what I want. Yo Joe!!!
|02-07-2008, 07:30 PM||#15|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pana, IL
That's why I take my 9 yr old son with me. I ask for new toys and when I get them, we go to electronics where he can look for what he wants.
He doesn't play with toys anymore :(
|02-07-2008, 07:45 PM||#16|
Cobra Money Supplier
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bay Area, CA
I thought you can get the same picture on ebay. All you need to do is to type GI JOE 25th Anniversary, and there you go. all entire joes are displayed on your monitor.
1980's TRU = 2000's ebay.
For instance, I have been looking for StarScream masterpiece for 4 months now, and there is no where to be found on local Walmart, but if I go to ebay. There are tons of it there.
|02-07-2008, 08:44 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB
Also, Just-in-time inventory schemes (which, admittedly, don't seem to be working in the toy world right now, but in theory mean a store has only a few things on the shelf and replaces them once a week or so, so there's always a flow of product rather than a lot of backstock) dictate ordering less at once and that creates a demand for smaller cases.
Inventory costs money; having assets tied up in product that's not selling is bad. The purchasers look at the number of figures still shelf-warming and go "Let's not order any more for a bit.'
|02-11-2008, 08:51 PM||#18|
Scarred Cobra Officer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
Good point. But all there putting on the shelves are the stuff people buy less... like Forces of Valor or something. I've never seen a GI Joe figure last a week except for the 5 packs. Even those are gone these days.
|02-11-2008, 09:08 PM||#19|
Win, Lose or Die
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canton, Michigan
My local TRU never has ANY G.I.Joes, despite having an entire section devoted to it, complete with signage and pricepoints..........sigh:(
I am finding it easier to just get it online. It's near impossible to get the retailer exclusives, unless you get lucky or know someone. Don't even get me started on Comic Store prices. Holy Cow!!! Shipwreck for $22.00 (!!!!???!!!).
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