|View Poll Results: Who's your favorite retailer for G.I. Joes?|
|Toys 'R' Us||20||5.83%|
|Voters: 343. You may not vote on this poll|
|09-14-2008, 08:09 AM||#51|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Joint Base Lewis-McChord WA
I'll always have some love for TRU.
For me, Toys R Us has allowed me to continue collecting since they ship to my overseas military APO address. BBTS and Entertainment Earth do also, but they seem to have to charge more for both their items and shipping. I ordered some stuff from BBTS, but my orders took over a month to arrive - Toys R Us gets to me in less than 9 days for same shipping costs.
|09-14-2008, 09:10 AM||#52|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Over The Rainbow!
TRU rules for me lately!
They keep the product coming in and I can't complain about that.
Anything but to face ourselves as we are...
|09-14-2008, 09:11 AM||#53|
Don't call me Dataframe!
Join Date: Aug 2008
I go to a local Target in the Boston area(get everything I need there eventually) and I AM NOT saying which one. I am either really lucky or there are no other collectors in the area, but everytime I stop by the last month there are fresh wave 9 shipments and untouched bats to go along with them, which I gobble up. So if there are any collectors in the area......I got all the bats. So many of you do the online thing......isn't it the thrill of the hunt why we do this? Walking into a store with anticipation and hoping to find a Rattler or a BAT? And then the euphoria or crushing blow of rejection with no new joe items to come home with? I have a Target 2 miles away so I don't mind wasting the gas, but still, waiting for a case from BBTS or EE just isn't as fun.
|09-14-2008, 09:27 AM||#54|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: THE GARDEN STATE OF EDEN!
i went wit online im done tryin to battle who gets stuff first an waste gas, an end up wit' nuttin! i get better luck online! gjcc.com is the shit an tru! hasbro sucks cus you are limited to what you can get!the only thing that sucks bout online is it takes for ever for them to restock!
|09-14-2008, 04:06 PM||#55|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I don't know about TRU offering to sample Video Games first, personally I remember Lionel Kiddie City being the first place I ever saw those game stations at...maybe even at Child World.
God I miss those places.
But back on subject, I voted for Target, I had a hard time discerning which to choose but they're the only ones I ever seam to find anything in anymore. Doesn't necessarily mean I favor them, just Wal-Marts tend to smell weird and the people there scare me...so I choose target, where there's a less percentage of scary people and sometimes (but not very often) they have a good selection of figures.
|09-14-2008, 04:08 PM||#56|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Western New York
TRU is really late coming on the scene, up till a month ago they didn't even have an aisle for them.
Target is too expensive, Walmart is lame too. Entertainment Earth is where we have got most of ours, we are guaranteed to get the ones we want and the price is close to Target without the gas.
|09-14-2008, 04:12 PM||#57|
I SMELL VICTORY
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bridgeport CT
the TRU around here need a lot of help, target , the Joe's went up.
wal-mart i have been having a lot of luck, so as much as i don't like wally world, I'm sticking with them for now
|09-14-2008, 04:27 PM||#58|
So much drama 'n the LBCs
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
I don't ever want to see TRU go away, but where I lived in NC, they had closed 2 of the TRUs in the Raleigh, NC area, which was super sad.
I remember as a kid growing up near Charlotte, NC when we finally got our local TRU in, it was a big deal.
TRU is good for their exclusives and comic packs, that's about it right now. Target's the store for me, although I've had rare finds at K-Mart of all places.
By far, as the "retail caste system" goes, K-Mart is on the bottom, almost Big Lots quality anymore, with Wal-Mart next, then Target much higher on the totem pole. The quality of both shoppers and employees increases the higher up you go, too, as dick-of-a-statement as that sounds. (plus the amount-of-terribly-behaved-children-per-idiot-customer decreases as well.)
Granted, Targets are a little pricier than Wal-Mart, but you can also manage your way throughout the aisles without some sort of duckling-line of ignorants waddling past, or absurd checkout lines that take forever when you're buying 1 or 2 items.
The Targets don't stock as often, I don't think, but around here they're open til 10pm, same as Wal-Mart. Back on the East Coast, about every other Wal-Mart was 24-hours, which was nice to be able to go toy shopping at 2am and make a great find, as they were just stocked, and you don't have to deal with the normal idiot crowd. So depending on where you are, if you can make a Wal-Mart run at 2am, it's often better than Target by a long shot.
|09-14-2008, 04:34 PM||#59|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Transylvania 6-5000
I remeber Lionel Playworld.....some good days. But yeah i'm sad to say Toys R Us is usually my last stop.
|09-14-2008, 06:10 PM||#60|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mitten
sadly.................walmart, plus its only 2 minutes from my house, but recently meijer is getting them in quite frequenlty too, target is just to pricey at 7.99 but a comic pack is 9.99 with two figures and a comic so thats screwed up
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