/wave Hi there! Well, as I continue to deal with the frustrating need for Animated Arcee, (how annoying is it to find those 2 Cyb-Ratchets hanging there? ) I began to reflect on store exclusives and how mind boggling the distribution can be on some items and how different stores deal with them. I concluded that looking back on the past few years, Target seems to be the only store that really does Store Exclusives right. They seem to consistently order plenty of any exclusives, from TFs, to Joe, to Star Wars, and typically features them prominently, often times on an end-cap of their own. Not to mention they REALLY know how to clearance stuff...other stores slowly peck away $1 at a time, but Target says BAM! 50% off! Get it out of here! (but that's another story) I mean, sometimes other stores will get in good amounts of exclusives, but it's so random...and why does it seem like Wal Mart only orders big amounts of exclusives no one wants? (I'm looking at you ROTF Ramjet and Skywarp.) This Arcee situation is a perfect example. They could have made a mint off of this one figure...fans of ALL continuities seem to want this thing. Putting her on tru.com alone would have had staggering sales, I'd bet. It's crazy, I'll be wandering through a tru, and find a lone cybertron mode ratchet, yet walk over an isle and find 40 of something that NO one wants, like a stack of die cast marvel figures or maybe a big stack of DC IH 5-packs. If anyone needs the ROTF mixmaster 2 pack, I have a secret line on about 50 of those, lol. Why do people that order for toy depts seem to understand so little about the nuances of their product lines? I'd want employees to understand what they were doing, not order 10 cases of stuff no one cares about while other people are wandering the isles in frustration, not spending money. I swear I read somewhere a few years back that the strategy with exclusives isn't necessarily selling tons of the exclusive per se, but getting people in the store, with the idea that they will buy something else anyway if the figure isn't there. That concept is broken, though, as most of us typically check multiple stores, or at least camp one in particular if more aren't available. What are your thoughts on the subject?