|04-14-2008, 04:44 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northwestern PA
Okay... This will be my first rant here on the tank. I've been keeping an eye out for these Target exclusive vehicles. I even had a friend who worked there look for me.
Well Saturday evening/night I called the store and asked about them, giving the DCPI and everything. The woman I spoke to was very nice and told me that they had a very large amount in the back stockroom. I told her about the set date (which was the next day) and she told me that if that's what the set date was they'll be out on the shelves on the 13th. So, I had to work my other job that night (videographer) so I didn't get home until 1am. I anxiously set my alarm and got to Target at 5 minutes before they opened.
I was the first one in the store (the second one was a matchbox guy). I looked around EVERYWHERE. After about 30 minutes of wandering around I asked someone and gave her the DCPI and she looked it up and it didn't appear on her gun. I figured that was odd. So I went home thinking, "Ok, I'll call tomorrow".
Well tomorrow is today and I just got off the phone with two people who barely spoke a word of English. They told me that they are all SOLD OUT.
WTF? Was there some big orgy of people that came in and bought up everything? Now I have to resort to eBay prices.
So as you can see I'm not really happy with Target right now.
|04-14-2008, 04:55 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Either the Target crew bought them or kept them aside for other people. I have been to two Target's in that past two days and enither one had an end cap display or a place to set them out.
I know we take things a bit slower in the South but come on!
|04-14-2008, 05:10 PM||#3|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
Target is notorious with their inconsistency. A friend of mine who is a Star Wars collector was told he could only buy 2 Order 66 sets at a time, meaning only two items, even when he explained there were six different ones. The manager even told him that he would have to keep going back to his car and back into the store three times because they could only sell them two at a time. He said he then waited for that manager and clerk to go away and when another clerk opened up a register he got them all at once.
Supposedly they have that policy to deter scalpers but all it seems to do is annoy collectors.
I've been blessed at the Target here. They are usually very nice to me and have gone in the back to get me stuff. I got the two Tsui Choi Order 66 sets I wanted last week.
I feel for the MIMB collectors for those Target vehicles. The packaging is very fragile and the ones our Target had looked like they'd been used as footballs. One end of the AWE Striker box I bought was crushed like my hopes and dreams.
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|04-14-2008, 05:34 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I had no problem with the order 66 sets, got all 6 at once. I guess that is why the targets in my area are devoid of the HISS tanks. I really just want 1. I did get the AWE Striker and Night Spectre. Well so far 2 of the 3 targets have put the stuff out... I really hope they restock. It seems pretty silly to have essentially a total of 3-6 of each vehicle for a store. Kind of pointless.
Seems like so far these exclusive sets (at either TRU or Target) have been managed kind of poorly. You would think that if it was exclusive they would have lots...
So please be kind out there. Don't go in and buy all of the HISS tanks that you find. There are plenty of us out here that have not found any yet.
|04-14-2008, 06:07 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2008
i went into two targets yesturday in search of these....first one no luck second one i found all three.....i found mine on an endcap in the check out lanes....so dont be fooled looking in the toy dept....because i heard these are set in other states in the check out lane....keep eyes open...
|04-14-2008, 06:16 PM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
Out of 5 Targets I've seen 3 have them in the checkout lanes, one had them in the toy aisle under the carded Joes and one still had them in the back (Even though the computer says they have an aisle destination now)
I had a store where they all miracuously disappeared as well. The manager was a little rude (He had been ruder to me in the past) and he made a point that they were street dated for the 13th and would not be sold before then. Well come the 13th I check there and there's nothing! Not even a place for them to be and lo and behold, they're no longer listed as in the backroom anymore either (In fact, that's the ONLY Target I've been to lately that doesn't have ANY of the exclusives out, Star Wars, Transformers or Joes)
|04-14-2008, 06:28 PM||#7|
Bizarro Cobra loyalist
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I have also seen a single Night Specter in a beat up box in the toy aisle at one Target, and all of them on the end caps by the check-out lanes at another. Both of these were early-mid last week. Inconsistent. . .
|04-14-2008, 06:28 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2006
On of the Targets I went to today had them all in the backroom according to the scanner. I used a bar code I had cut out of the HISS tank package to scan. I didn't need any, but was curious because there were none in the front. No Star Wars or Transformers either. So that was today, on the 14th. They'll be out later as soon as the stockperson gets to it, I guess.
|04-14-2008, 06:29 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
I got mine last week, but stopped at a few stores today, one was sold out, the other had 2 each of the Night Spector & AWE and no Hisstanks. The last store(where I got mine last week) had no sign of Joe, Star Wars or Transformers Exclusives, the endcap is full of candles. Think we may be seeing the Exclusives, leaving.
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