|12-07-2009, 12:53 AM||#21|
I love ROSS!!!
Join Date: Aug 2008
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|12-07-2009, 01:08 AM||#22|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
I check my 5 local Target stores regularly and with the price reduction & holiday shopping, the figures have moved, although it's only up to wave 3 figure's. Before that, the pegs were clogged full of Viper's, Destro's, and Baroness's, now I see PP SE's, RA Scarlett's, PIT Commando's, Flash, etc...and the pegs are les than full, which shows them restocking pretty regularly now. K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Gordman's, and Wal-Greens have been where I have found all the newer waves. TRU was only getting new cases that were packed with their Exclusive Benchpress & Snow Serepnt, but I did find a Artic Threat Storm Shadow there the other day, so newer waves may finally be hitting TRU.
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|12-07-2009, 01:11 AM||#23|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Lehigh Acres, Florida
Im Going Nomad.
|12-07-2009, 01:15 AM||#24|
Snake Eyes' Daddy
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Athens/UGA campus, GA
I know I have bought a bunch of crap for $5 that I would not buy at any higher price... Ice Viper, 2 joes for my brother for Christmas instead of 1, ect.
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|12-08-2009, 01:22 AM||#25|
Official know it all
Join Date: Oct 2007
Although it took little prescience to figure this out, as I had hoped, the holidays have saved Hasbro's bacon where the Joe line is concerned. I figured that sales would increase in time for x-mas, as parents dig around for stocking stuffers and other similar 'cheaper' gifts that aren't necessarily on par with a new game system or a $50 game for that new console junior asked for this year. The question is will enough kids get hooked on RoC Joes to sustain the line through 2010.
My guess is a cartoon series or other recognizable 'hook' targeted at the youth market could help maintain larger sales numbers next year, but only if the Joes purchased as x-mas presents actually land in the hands of kids who wanted them, instead of kids who will just pitch them into a toybox, never to be seen again. In other words, what Hasbro chooses to do next could mean everything for this line.
Will they follow up with a cartoon or live action series next year to help maintain market presence and awareness to the often fickle youth market? Or will they simply hope that the movie and brisque x-mas sales will keep the brand out there in the zeitgeist, pushing the wave until the next movie in a few years? Or perhaps still they will hope that an avid adult collector market coupled with a raised awareness in the youth sector due to the movie and brisque holiday sales combined, will sustain the momemtum they need to keep the line going.
Regardess of what Hasbro chooses to do I have to say that as a fan I am mightily pleased with the RoC and PoC product. Excellent sculpts, tons of accessories, and a general maintained respect for the Joe universe warms this fans heart everytime I see a new reveal or find a long searched for figure. Hasbro is doing it very right (at least for my money) and I certainly do NOT want to see them fail any time soon.
|12-08-2009, 02:33 AM||#26|
Spartan F5 Viper
Join Date: Sep 2008
This is still not good news for the line. Once again it is misconstrued that it is a success for Hasbro. They did thier part already months ago selling off orders of waves 1-3 to all of the retailers. Why do you think that is all they have to put out? They have not ordered anymore newer wave assortments. When Walgreens decided to stock up on ROC merch for December gifts look what they ended up with waves 4 and 5. Those have barley even touched the mass retail market until like 2 weeks ago. To little too late..
Also you have a major near half price reduction in the figures costs. They were $8-$9 at release...now $5-$6...retailers are loosing out on the profits they were garunteed for that mark up because of the frezy the movie was supposed to generate for toy buyers. It did not resonate that well and with the overstock ordered, when the figures bought hit saturation no more figures were ordered.
Wave 2 taregt exclusives started popping up all of sudden too becuase they know they will not sell after Christmas, they have to or end up clearencing it all in January.
I am waiting for reports on the 4th quater sales reports of the Joe figures before decalring the holiday season a success for retailers and the ROC products they bought from hasbro which made hasbro all of its money in the 3rd qurater.
Going to be a totally different story as they decide to restock for next year come april/june 2010 for the persuit of cobra themed figures. No cartoon, no new movie for a while and nothing to keep interest in ROC as its come and gone for the kiddies. That poses a huge risk to stock up well and provide ample shelf space for new wave assortments going forward for retailers (esepcially walmart which I am certain will turn it's nose up to PoC theme figures like they ended up doing with the 25th/ME line)
When you see more new corps figures then joes on a weekly basis ya kinda wonder why...
I still can not take these supposed numbers blindly without a shred of evidence the OG posted actually works in a department privy to these numbers and without physical tangible evidence of them as well. Anyone can make a post on the interwebs and sound reasonable, but to believe it blinldy is a huge issue for me. I trust no one.
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|12-08-2009, 02:36 AM||#27|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Still wave 1 and 2 at all of my Target stores
|12-08-2009, 07:22 AM||#28|
Crimson lady of the Guard
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Somewhere out there
Those sales numbers look good.
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|12-08-2009, 07:28 AM||#29|
Join Date: Dec 2008
That explains SO much. Nevermind it also paints the runners of the site as gullible, since they front-paged this news, but you probably didn't think that far ahead, did you?
Funny, I feel the same way when someone says, "Not a single RoC figure has sold in any store I've ever been in since they were released!"
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|12-08-2009, 07:48 AM||#30|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fredericksburg VA
My walmart since black friday has gone from 188 roc joes down to as low as 31.
We have a PoS (Point of Sale) restock system. so when an item we want to keep stocked at a certain number drops below that the system auto reorders it based on sales.
Everyday I have worked I check to see what we have in stock and on order. We have ordered, received and restocked 12 cases so far. the bad thing is that every case we have received from Hasbro has been the Wave Revision 1 case. That's only CS SE and AT SS from wave 5. Red Fang ninja, Charbroil and Night adder from wave 4 and the remaining 7 from waves 3 and 2.
We sell out of the figures from wave 5 and 4 everyday after cases are restocked. The others move too, just takes a day or two more. The only real peg warmers we still have are Destro, Neo Viper, Both Heavy Duty's, and PP Baroness. I think about 30 or so total of them have not moved since Black friday.
The Targets and Kmart I check around here have sold out and restocked as well. Also with only the revision wave 5 cases it seems. The targets have some peg warmers but the kmart is either full of the revision cases or empty of all figures.
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