|03-12-2009, 01:34 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Last week a bunch of Tankers were talking about how their local stores were clearing shelf space for Joe stuff and it was kind of a big mystery.
Anyone hear or see what that was all about?
Would love to know if we are getting reissues of Joe waves in the meantime before the worst movie merchandise in the history of movies hits in July.
I ask because recently all our local Targets got about a case each of the Eel/Zartan wave. Of course I missed out on the Eels but I was happy to score my first Zartan. Would love to see them pump out some hard to find figs before the sh** storm (aka Rise of Cobra) hits.
|03-12-2009, 02:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Its the new movie, and the toys associated with it
|03-12-2009, 02:10 AM||#3|
The Fighting 1/18th!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Encino, California
Nothing doing at my TRU. Same sad, sad 25th Foil Wild Bill and his compatriot, 25th Foil Duke with Jetpack. Sometimes they decide to associate with the Duke/Cobra Commander Comic Pack, but it usually just degenerates into making fun of the Comic Pack for having a broken hanger.
Quite sad really.
|03-12-2009, 05:25 AM||#4|
I Ride with Claymore!!!
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
The lack of Eels in this country is a national tragedy. It's ridiculous. If Para-Vipers are supposed to be SO elite, why don't they make them the hard to find figures and give us more Eels. Outrageous. The new administration in Washington promised us "change we can believe in", well, how about a change in this Eel Policy!
Why aren't there more Joes from the Deep South?
And would it kill Hasbro to give us a Marine Corps Officer?
|03-12-2009, 06:38 AM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2008
TRU? People actually shop there still?
Both of them in my area have the same Joes and TF's that were leftover from Christmas.
No Mighty Muggs, no Marvel Universe, no Wolverine, nothing.
From the looks of my TRU you'd think the company was going out of business. They haven't stocked since November.
I see what you did there.
|03-12-2009, 07:04 AM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2008
My TRU's gotten plenty of new stuff since Christmas, but nothing earth-shattering on the Joe front. They're definitely not clearing space for movie product just yet, unless it's the MARS Three-Pack which is supposedly a "preview item."
"Worst movie merchandise in the history of movies?" Please...you must have a really short memory.
|03-12-2009, 11:04 AM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Well it was weird, one day last week a bunch of people were talking about overhearing employees talking about getting space ready for Joes or next to the Joe stuff. Whatever it was we were supposed to know by this week. The announcement came out about the movie stuff hitting in July so I'm wondering what it was/is?
|03-12-2009, 11:12 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jul 2008
My TRU had a big reset this week but all they did was move the Joe section from the end of the aisle to the beginning of the aisle (so it's the first thing you see I guess)....did find my first Cobra Diver so I'm happy.
|03-12-2009, 12:07 PM||#9|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Little Elm, Texas
I am going to guess TRU will do the following for the movie toys...
They will set-up the big front of store display with only movie toys at first and leave their peg and shelf warming stock of ARAH back in the aisle. Some Ding Dong at every store will start filling in empty space up front (assuming the movie toys sell "well", we know they will sell, but not at what frequency) with ARAH restock from the back which will confuse the hell out of some parents and kids. And if TRUs across the nation are like the one I visit the most (in Frisco Texas), the store will look like shit within one week. They only seem to clean the place up when a new line is released.
As for Target, they will clearance a lot (if not all) of their ARAH stuff 1 month before the movie toys come out. Then with whatever is left 1 week before the street date of the movie, ALL Joe stuff will be pulled in back so nothing is left to chance. Then about 2 days before the street date, some stores will reset early and start putting out product (movie toys and leftover ARAH which will no longer be on clearance).
Then there's Wal Mart. They will continue to sell normally and about 2 weeks before the movie toys street date, they will be dumb and put out pallets of movie stuff on the floor (at night) which will only be opened by scalpers, collectors and super stupid employees. The only movie stuff that will actually leave the store will be toys that a smart collector or scalper will buy by having the cashier ring up ARAH joes and hitting the multiple item key (or whatever they call it). Then the night of the street date, Wal Mart will rope off the end of the aisle that they will dedicate for Joes and set-up ALL of the movie and leftover ARAH toys (at the end of the display). And at midnight they will drop the rope and let the 2 people at each store (just my guess) grab whatever they want.
This is all conjecture of course. All based on what I have seen in the past. Please take it with a grain of salt.
P.S. I don't have a KMart in my area anymore to make any guesses there and any other atores aren't big enough for me to worry about.
Take it easy,
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Last edited by darthdrew13; 03-12-2009 at 12:11 PM..
|03-12-2009, 12:24 PM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The Dirty Den, CT
Thats weird....all the stores in my area did that months ago, right around the time wave 10/11 was coming out.
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