|01-04-2008, 12:48 AM||#41|
Cobra Sith Lord
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Take in mind that wave 1 (also known as wave 5 now) isn't even suppose to ship until January. Whether it was a mistake/snafu (highly unlikely) or Hasbro shipping out a few cases worth to create interest and get them out as soon as possible (I got lucky and found most of the wave about a month ago), the wave isn't officially suppose to be out until this month. Wave 1 will probably start popping up everywhere either this week (week of January 7th) or the week after (week of January 14th).
|01-04-2008, 02:08 PM||#42|
It is indeed frustrating, but don't give up completely. The day will come when you will pass through the toy isles of Walmart, Target, Trus, or KB least expecting to find something and bam, they're they will be hanging on the peg in front of you saying, 'Hello, take me home!'
My personal experience has been that way. Many, many days I have drove upwards of 50 miles, searching 4 Wal-Marts, 3 K-Marts, 2 KBs, 1 Target and 1 Toys R Us only to go home empty handed. Then one day, I'm at a Wal-Mart, joes the least thing on my mind, I'm running and errand or picking up something, then naturally swing by the toys without even thinking about Joe and there they are. This happened with wave 2, wave 3, wave 4, and the comic packs.
It's almost like somebody, somewhere is playing a joke on you. But, in the end, it's only a matter of time before you find them.
|01-04-2008, 02:49 PM||#43|
"The gangs all here!"
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Troy City, MA
I have a friend who works overnight at Wal-mart and he said they haven't even done their reset in the action fig section yet. Plus he said that there was no new tags for any joe products. While I'm sure I'll find new figs this line is just so sketchy. No store were I live never has a large amount of joes at any one time. I also think the fact that joes are not really a kid thing as much as a collector makes people that work at some stores thinking that the joes won't sell as well. Hasbro did say that the would address the distribution problem. Lets hope they do.
|01-04-2008, 04:36 PM||#44|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Diamond Bar,CA.
man you guys have more luck than me... where i live i have 2 targets 2 walmarts 1 kmart and 1 toys r us with in 10 miles of me and its seems like for the last 2 months no one carries any joes. only toys r us seems to put out any fig. out on its pegs.. but it seem like they only have sgt.stalker.. that the only fig. i see they put out..wtf.. and i also think it's rediculous to pay over $10 for a fig.(imo).. but i have learn over time to have patience.. just like saboteur said..it will payoff in time
|01-07-2008, 04:53 PM||#45|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I came out of toy collecting retirement because of the 25th anniversary. Now, I'm trying to catch up on the 2007 releases that I missed out on from the 25th Anniversary line and the Sigma 6 line. In terms of the 25th Anniversary, I know...I'm coming too late in the game in 2008 but I'm curious, will wave 1 still hit stores or am I SOL that I need to pay the large amount for wave 1 especially for a Flint?
As for wave 2 and 3, I see them and purchased them but as posted on another thread, Lady Jaye and Serpentor are the ones in my area in California that are always being purchased all the time while the others that keep being replenished are the same wave 2 and 3's. It's weird LJ and Serp. are peg warmers in other states (and other areas in Cali) and here, they are the hottest two that you can't find.
I'm hoping K-Mart for the older stuff since they continue to get old crap in. I don't like paying a dollar or two more in that store but if it's the only way to get wave 1 or the other two without paying for them with a jacked up price, then so be it.
If anyone has extras or have easy accessibility to wave 1 or LJ and Serpentor that can help me out, will pay for it and shipping or trade for it.
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|01-07-2008, 04:59 PM||#46|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Columbia, MO
|01-07-2008, 05:00 PM||#47|
Join Date: Jan 2008
|01-07-2008, 05:13 PM||#48|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tooele (two-willa), Utah
Man, there are a ton of Lady Jayes out here, I'll pick one up tonight, you can paypal me the $$$ cost plus shipping. Cool?
I'll PM you.
|01-07-2008, 07:50 PM||#49|
Official know it all
Join Date: Oct 2007
I posted on the TNI Forum recently that nearly all of the Walmart stores in my area are completely dry of Joe stock, with no hope in sight as to when they'll have more. Not even pegs indicating where they may go when more arrive. Walmart stores that normally stock Joes en masse are almost completely dry- maybe one or two left at the most- and this is quite perplexing.
The 'reset' is continually mentioned as the cause for this, but right now it just looks like they (Walmart) are letting their Joe stock be purchased and aren't putting more out to replenish supplies. What gives?
|01-07-2008, 08:08 PM||#50|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
I checked today. Found tons of wave 1 comic packs. I'm surprised that the Duke/CC seems to be selling the best. Also found lots of Buzzers and Stalkers(both the fixed crotch and diaper crotch). No sign of wave 4 or 5 and no wave 2 comic packs.
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