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Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« Reply #570 on: January 21, 2012, 07:32:04 PM »

Let's remember when the price of figures were $5.99 US, they charged us $9.99 CDN. Don't even get me started on what LEGO does to us in Canada.  You have to get a 30% discount in Canada just to get American pricing.  Walmart is charging $9.93 for the new figures and you can bet they are making good margins.  TRU has been raising their margins across the board for awhile, ever since Walmart backed off of trying to be the number one TOY place and scaled back their toy section. I am hoping TARGET's arrival brings on some new competitiveness between the retailers.
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« Reply #571 on: January 21, 2012, 09:02:28 PM »

$1 is not a huge increase.  How long have they been $10?  And how many sales do they have.  There's no way they make money on these figs at the rate they put them on sale.  And who's to say that Hasbro hasn't raised the cost to the retailers.  If both TRU and Walmart have put them up, chances are they're just passing on a price increase from the manufacturer.

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« Reply #572 on: January 22, 2012, 12:05:05 PM »

It's all about hitting the sales - and saving your receipts when you just can't. There's ALWAYS a bigger sale, to paraphrase Qui Gon Jinn.
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« Reply #573 on: January 23, 2012, 01:24:32 PM »

Picked up a couple of AV-7 Cannons this weekend at the GT Boutique for $20. I've got an extra if anyone is in need. PM if interested.
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« Reply #574 on: January 23, 2012, 03:11:25 PM »

Just a little case of history repeating itself.  Canada usually takes it on the chin when it comes to the last, or last 2 waves.  Been this way for the 7 years that I've been seriously collecting and for the years prior to from what I understand.

What really grinds my gears is more the fact that Hasbro never seems to learn from this problem and find a way to fix it. I give them big kudos for I think it was 2008 TAC when to my shock they did get in a wave that I expected not to arrive (given that it conformed to the pattern you mentioned) and there it was on TRU's pegs right after XMas.  I really thought they'd finally addressed this issue and made our lives easier.  Of course then it's only gotten worse... I'm hoping that with Target's arrival this will both increase retailer orders for waves and get TRU to go back to competitive pricing (no way will I buy full waves if they are selling for $11 a pop, I just cannot afford that with all the many different lines I'm collecting).

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« Reply #575 on: January 23, 2012, 04:16:28 PM »

I'm still seeing "new" product like the ROTJ wave, with the Rocket Firing Fett. Ridiculous.
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« Reply #576 on: January 23, 2012, 04:27:31 PM »

I'm seeing lots of empty pegs at WalMart with a tag stating not to be put out until Jan 30th.  all at $9.92
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« Reply #577 on: January 27, 2012, 11:25:06 AM »

I saw a bunch of newly shelved value 2pks at my TRU. The entire Embo/Shaak Ti/Boba Fett wave was there.
They also had all of the new stuff out in a big display at the front - TVC, MH, CW and the new vehicles, BPs, Titaniums, etc.

Still no new Lego in my area - WM had empty shelves with price tags for the new stuff.
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« Reply #578 on: January 28, 2012, 10:40:31 AM »

My TRU had put out everything this morning : CW, MH, Vintage figures, the deluxe figures, the medium size TPM vehicles (Pod racers and Sith infiltrator) and the other non 3 3/4" related stuff.  Only thing I didn't see was the TRU exclusive pod racer set.

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« Reply #579 on: January 28, 2012, 01:19:13 PM »

Just scooped up an Anakin Pod Racer, Vintage little Anakin, and CW Anakin and CW Clone Trooper...I think I just missed out on a CW Commander Cody
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« Reply #580 on: January 28, 2012, 06:54:42 PM »

2 boxes of the Phantom Menace wave at my Toys R Us.  Picked up at Quadrinaros.  Was gonna pick up a couple others but not at 11.99 each.  What a shame.
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« Reply #581 on: January 28, 2012, 07:37:34 PM »

TPM display in full force at my local TRU.

Found some TVC @ superstore, snapped up Luke Death star escape, a couple of rebel Hoth soldiers, Wicket and the Logray.Still looking for the elusive Han Bespin. They had others from the same case assortment but didnt interest me. 9.99.
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« Reply #582 on: January 28, 2012, 09:58:40 PM »


Found some TVC @ superstore, snapped up Luke Death star escape, a couple of rebel Hoth soldiers, Wicket and the Logray.

Hmm, I might have to check out Super Store for a few Hoth Troopers.
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Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« Reply #583 on: January 29, 2012, 07:11:24 AM »

TPM display in full force at my local TRU.

Found some TVC @ superstore, snapped up Luke Death star escape, a couple of rebel Hoth soldiers, Wicket and the Logray.Still looking for the elusive Han Bespin. They had others from the same case assortment but didnt interest me. 9.99.

What? I thought they were $10.99 each?
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Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« Reply #584 on: January 29, 2012, 09:15:36 AM »

TPM display in full force at my local TRU.

Found some TVC @ superstore, snapped up Luke Death star escape, a couple of rebel Hoth soldiers, Wicket and the Logray.Still looking for the elusive Han Bespin. They had others from the same case assortment but didnt interest me. 9.99.

What? I thought they were $10.99 each?

That's at TRU
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