Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by davidarruda, Aug 16, 2009.
which is better for buying transformers?
they both suck when I went to both today
It all depends on the quality of your specific store.
Me? It's Target. My TRU sucks when it comes to stocking new items, and my Target doesn't. Like my friend said, its sad when a department store has more toys than a toy store.
TRU most likely has a larger selection and multiple figure lines mine has ROTF, Animated, and Universe(no deluxes though ) while my local Target only has ROTF. But TRU charges $5 more for Human Alliance Bumblebee. What really matters is what your local stores have.
toys r us
True, my TRU only has up to wave 2 deluxes and voyagers, while target is up to date.
But I feel obligated into saying that now because I just got a job there.
Though I did find my Mixmaster at Toys R Us..and that is my all time favorite movie figure. Hmmmm...
Both, depends on stock day and exclusives.
Luckily , there's a Target right behind my TRU
In my area, Target. The TRUs I live near are great at getting the first 1 - 3 waves of any new TF series and then they just seem to give up and don't get anything else in until it's already been out at Target or Wal-Mart for months. They also don't seem to turn over their stock as quickly, meaning it takes even longer for them to get new stuff in. In addition, Targets are more abundant in my area; off the top of my head, I can think of 7 Targets in my hunting area but only 2 TRUs, so it's far more likely I'm going to find something at Target.
I live one block away from the tru near me. In the past 2-3 years I spent a lot more at target though because they had better deals with the tfs on sale and clearance. Only time I go to tru is for exclusives like book style reissues or WW 6 inchers. For the same stuff why pay more?
For me, when I'm home, TRU is better...simply because I live in Japan and they don't have Targets
Honestly...You'd think that TRU being exclusively a toy store someone would have good look finding TFs there...that might be the case...but I've had way better luck finding TFs that I need at Target a majority of the time
Depends on what you are buying. At my TRU the deluxes are cheaper than the deluxes at Target. But Target has the cheaper HA stuff. Its a toss up for me. I have noticed that Target has more stuff in stock.
Target, it's close to where i live and they always have a good stock(I found several ice cream twins last time i was there).
Target, because I get a 10% discount.
My local Targets suck horrendously at stocking figures. The one nearest has nothing but wheelies/chromias/rampage. The TRU near me is also pretty bad but does carry more of the lines...like Universe & Animated, but the two I go to are usually very messy...their employees don't seem to care that people just throw all the figures on the shelves & floor & ruin the cards they are sealed on. Both seem to restock only weekly.
It really does depend on the particualr store. My closest Target is horrible but the next one closest at least has a variety of wave 2 & 3's up on their wall....probably b/c it gets less traffic & sells less overall.
Walmart IMO is best of the three, they stock their shelves 2 or 3 times a week & restock a sh1tton more when they do. My target seems to only put out like 10 more deluxes a week...walmart puts out like 40-50 & they sell. Too bad my Walmart is so far away I can only get time to go there on the weekends .
Target, by a lot. They stock newer stuff more quickly where I live. Only the local Walmart keeps up with them. Toys R Us lags behind in new stock and the Transformer aisle looks like a bomb went off there at times.
There's a Target 5 minutes aways from where I live and 5 minutes away from my girlfriend's place, which is really nice. I end up doing the majority of my hunting in those two places.
But then there are two TRUs between my place and my work, which isn't so bad is I've got the time to make stops.
So location-wise, I've got options regardless. Price-wise, I honestly don't care: Target's deluxes are expensive and their voyagers are cheaper, and the opposite goes for TRU. So neither really wins out. Which one is a better place to shop? Neither. Stop by both anytime you can.
It honestly depends on what you're looking for. When it comes to wide-release, mainline stuff like deluxes, voyagers, FABs, and the like, Target restocks far more often and tends to have more up-to-date stock, from my experience.
But when you get to stuff that's not as widely sold like Robot Heroes scenes packs, RPMs, and Legends, TRU is the place to go because they have the room for more of that kinda stuff. Plus, they tend to stock considerably more of their exclusives than Target.
Target it's way easier to get stuff from the back and better customer service.
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