|08-24-2008, 10:20 AM||#31|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Our TG&Y was replaced with an ALCO. ALCO has sucked for many years in my area, but recently they did have all Wave 4 comic packs. However since then they have not carried anything Joe related. Hopefully they will get then back into stock.
Doe's anyone remember going to Gibson's?? I had a lot of good luck there.
|08-24-2008, 10:45 AM||#32|
Join Date: Jun 2008
My dad was in the air force when I was a kid, so most of my joes came from either the PX on base or from relatives as gifts. If you think the lag times on getting releases now is bad, imagine being a kid living in England. The only good part about that is it enabled me to get figures that would have been gone had we been in the states. I started playing with joes when I was five and a year later we were in England (88-92), so I guess it kind of helped me get some of the originals.
|08-24-2008, 11:06 AM||#33|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: on the Ghost Plains.
now: 99% walmart, .5% at tru, and .5% at target
then: lionel playworld, children's palace, toys by roy, kmart.
|08-24-2008, 11:20 AM||#34|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Memphis, TN
Finding toys as a kid was SO easy. They were everywhere and in abundance!
I'm originally from a small town about an hour north of Memphis. We, of course, always had Wal Mart, but we had Ben Frankilin's which was a 5 & Dime. I got my APC from a locally owned hardware store! I got a few of the '82 straight arms from Western Auto!
In Memphis, I got my '83 Destro from Goldsmith's which is Macey's now. JC Penny's had a toy section, and of course Sears. It was a sad day when Sears quit selling toys. We had a TG&Y, Service Merchandise, Zayer's, Circus World, and Children's Palace here as well. Children's Palace put Toys R Us to shame! I remember a WHOLE isle from end to end and top to bottom with nothing but Joes. This was probably in '84, so think how much stuff was on those shelves! That's where I got my '84 Zartan & Chameleon. There was only one left and another kid was eying it. I grabbed it and ran to my mother! "Youhavetobuythisformenow! there'sonlyoneleft, andanotherkidislookingatit, andifyoudon'tbuythisformenow, I'llneverfinditagain! PLEEEEASE?"
TG&Y became a Kmart, then closed.
Circus World became a KayBee, then closed.
Children's Palace became a Toys R Us, then closed.
Now all we have is Wal-Mart and Target which are all over, but we only have one Kmart which is a pig sty and one Toys R Us and half of that is Babies R Us.
Looking for at reasonable prices:
25th Defense of Cobra Island 7-pack, PoC City Strike Destro, Ren Storm Shadow
Last edited by Freedom; 08-24-2008 at 11:24 AM..
|08-24-2008, 11:31 AM||#35|
Join Date: Apr 2008
We had a Hardware store where a guy could buy anything, and I mean anything you could think of, but when Wal-Mart steemed through, it came to an end.
His prices were higher, but the service, quality and craftmanship of his items were always superior.
Truly a shame.
|08-24-2008, 12:16 PM||#36|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: THE GARDEN STATE OF EDEN!
used to get em at woolworth kmart bradlees an caldors, get em now at target , tru an online. an we had kiddie city, an it turned ya frown upside down, never heard of the one you had, we had lionel kiddie city or something an had a kangaroo
|08-25-2008, 01:51 PM||#37|
Join Date: Aug 2008
no s..!!! I was at a walmart today. They had like 4 single joe's on a peg. The walmart lady said their is 8 on order. One f-ing box. She said they order based on sales. Well newsflash you can't even keep your pegs full. So take out half the batman and stupid hulk toys out of there and give me my half aisle of joe figures, like when i was a kid. I mean come on!! Barbie still has her aisle.
|08-25-2008, 03:54 PM||#38|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: san antonio, tx
my most memorable moment ever in regards to a toy store (which actually wasn't) was getting Tomax/Xamot and Storm Shadow 1984 at Mervyn's. At one time they sold G.I. Joes at Mervyn's (however you spell it). This was the day back when internet and EBAY was not available. I remember my dad calling all stores in San Antonio, TX for the figures I was looking for when he finally said to me, "Get your shoes on, Mervyn's got both those figures and they will hold them for you!". I was so excited and when we got there, the nice lady went to the back to retrieve the 2 figures. Man, it seemed like a lifetime when I was watching that door into the storage room waiting for her to come back out with those figures. When she did, it was the greatest Saturday as a child ever!!!
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