Stores Prepping For Black Friday

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  1. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    As we all know (those of us in the states) this Friday is "Black Friday" the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. After I went to target today looking for classics, and being greeted with a wall of 72 Primus figures in the overstock area, I got to thinking what toys are stores stocking up on in advance of Black Friday?

    So far Ive seen the following:

    Target:
    72 Primus figures plus 3 in the TF section (only seen at one store so far!)
    A couple of stores have had at least 30+ Han and Chewy SWTF figures, which if IIRC is being sold for ~$15 on Friday.

    TRU:
    One store had 58 Supreme Starscreams while another had approximately 30.

    Seems like stores are hoping these high priced figures will sell well this holiday season. From what Ive seen these large expensive figure only seem to sell marginally well unless they are heavily discounted.
     
  2. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    Saw a bunch of the Darth Vader voice helmets, already the price they will be on black friday. Seen a lot of the cheaper lightsabers too.

    I can also vouch for the 25 plus Supreme Starscreams. But, thats only at one store.

    Also so the 3 pack of Autobots and 3 pack of Decepticons for $30 that are rumored to be $15.
     
  3. jestermon

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    prime

    Ya, there was this fort/dam of Starscreams and Primuses crudely stacked as a display at TRU, looked very unsafe.
     
  4. Omnibus Prime

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    The Darth Vader voice changer thing is back in a big way. I've seen pallets full of nothing but in the last week or so at multiple WMs. I walk up and I'm all, like, "Yay, toys. Gotta be something good in there!" and it's all friggin' Vader heads.
     
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    TRU is marking down Starscream to $25 on Friday. That's why they have so many of them. I'm not sure why Target would have so many Primus though.

    Speaking of Primus, our local Walmart still hasn't gotten in their exclusive Primus w/ Minicons yet. Supposedly, they have plenty of the Chewie/Han w/ Titaniums though. Like anyone is going to buy that with Target selling theirs at $15.
     
  6. Wreckgar

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    I was at a target and saw no less than 60 Han/Chewy TFs. It was literally a full toy aisle top shelf from front to back about 6 high.
     
  7. Codimus Prime

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    Only reason to get the Han and Chewie TF set at WM is for the Gold Titanium pack ins....
     
  8. Frognal

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    I haven't seen a Starscream in several months.
     
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    Every Target and TRU I've been to have built a Great Wall of China with Primus and the SWTF Millenium Falcon.
     
  10. Omnibus Prime

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    No shit! There's approximately 3,000 at every WM and Target, and I see cases upon cases more on the pallets at WM. This thing better damn well sell like mad this Christmas or we'll be seeing them into the next presidential administration!
     
  11. Razerwire

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    Yeah, at the Targets and TRU's they got them on the rafters almost touching the ceilings.:lol 
     
  12. Tech Spec

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    luckeeee wish they had sales like that out in Canada
     
  13. Orodruin

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    My target barely has enough Primuses to keep the main shelf stocked, let alone the risers. The Falcon on the other hand... we've got over 100 on the riser, and more in back. It's been a while since I've been able to get to another store to check anything so I don't know about the rest of the area.
     
  14. Megatronwp38

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    how much is the Falcon going to be at Wal-mart w/ the pack in? Retail or cheaper?
     
  15. Codimus Prime

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    $28.88

    Cheaper at Target without pack in... $15
     
  16. Heat Guy

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    Local Walmart actually raised the prices on the Leader + Scout packs to $40 bucks... the cheap bastards..
     
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    I wish we had that much Primuses over here in the UK. I havent even seen one in the shops.
     
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    I just came from a Wal-Mart that had stacks of Classics Megas, including Jetfires! (Who, btw, is now in my top 5 TFs of all time......just a fantastic figure).

    TRU continues to irritate me, with all of the Cybertron figures clogging the shelves. Here's to hoping that they are long gone by the end of the weekend!

    I like Cybertron a lot, but I'm done with the line now. Die, Cybertron, die and make room for Classics!!!
     
  19. ambushbug74

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    So, are Primus' gonna be on sale, or do they figure people will just buy them?
     
  20. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    My walmart is nowhere near ready... Way too many 20th Primes(the new one, with the talking stand) and maybe 5 primuses... No classics at all...

    And to think I had any hope at all I'd see a classics figure...
     

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