Wal-Mart to reduce toy space by more than half...

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  1. hutchprime

    hutchprime Made of sterner stuff

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    Didn't see this posted...mods please delete or merge if I missed it.

    This certainly doesn't bode well for ease of finding Transformers or ANY other figures...

    TDmonthly - Wal-Mart reduces toy space
     
  2. lerath666

    lerath666 Autocon Vs Deceptibot

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    ... ok, why?
     
  3. HIM666fan

    HIM666fan DINOBOT

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    Well damn this sucks even more i cant find anything as it is now!
    No store near me is keeping anything transformers in stock!!
    Cant even find animated stuff it sucks!!
     
  4. mykticon

    mykticon Well-Known Member

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    After working at Wal-Mart I could see where they could cut corners in both of those departments. There is a lot of misc. things than almost never sale until the Christmas season. With that said I don't think it will hurt the big toys like TF, Barbies and the such...
    Here's to hoping
     
  5. Grimwing

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    I see where walmart is going with this. But I don't think Transformers are going to be in any danger as its a high end and very popular product. Its also one of the products target stocks. Which as I've heard is what these changes are supposed to mirror. Their competitor: Target.

    What their actually doing is getting rid of those endcaps and kiosk things.
    And cut back on the junk generic toys target does'nt carry.

    If you have been to a really good target with glossy uncluttered white floors and always that toys stocked to dates you get online from hasbro. That's what walmart is going to try and be in the next few years.

    Some will be very successful. While most of the dumber walmarts will sputter out of control.

    Though I can understand the story generateing fear images of the toy aisle being a dude behind a counter with a menu you have to pick off a single wall as a way of controlling inventory but cutting back on product.

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  6. Autobotic9

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    I never shop at Walmart anymore...
     
  7. transformers32

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    Already seen a wal mart in North Little Rock Arkansas that has done this transition and really just looks like a blue target. They still have a pretty big size transformers section so I dont think its going to hurt them at all with the space thing.
     
  8. kylash327

    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    yeah didnt we hear a few months ago walmart was going to be devoting ALOT of space to ROTF?
     
  9. gargunkle

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    I dunno, the Targets at which I shop seem to still have pretty sizeable toy sections. Or are you saying that Targets will also reduce their toy dept size?
     
  10. MegaHavok

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    Walmart could cut down on diecast cars, RC cars, Music toys, legos, and board games, their are too many skus already crammed in the action figure aisle
     
  11. SoundMaster

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    This doesn't concern me much. I have lately been getting tfs from other places, and have been going less and less to WM.
     
  12. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    We've already got something almost like that here called Argos. It sucks.
     
  13. Cujo

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    well most sku's in the action figure section are cross referenced (1 sku could count for 10 items) so it think the "girl" toys will take the biggest hit being almost every item has it's own sku
     
  14. Ash from Carolina

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    Well my local Wal-Mart already has a horrible toy department where the popular toys are mostly empty pegs and the stuff that doesn't sell well clogs the shelves because they rarely put the poor selling things on clearance. If I want to find Transformers, GI Joe, or Marvel figures I already have to leave town.

    On the other hand if they cut down on the filler toys, paid more attention to stocking the things that sell in waves instead of one huge wave then no new waves, and gave a bit more room to the isles it would be nice.

    If anywhere needs to be wider though it's where they have the groceries, you have to plan out a trip when it's not busy or it will take you all day to shop the way idiots clog the place up standing there all blank faced because they can't figure out what brand of peas they want to buy.
     
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    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I don't think this will affect us one bit. If done right, Walmart will eliminate those shitty ailses with the junk, $1 toys.
     
  16. Max-prime

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    Couple of walmarts in my area have already gone thru this change but like many have said the mainline toys are still getting their space. The lower tier toys are whats getting the axe. Honestly its was about time after wading thru aisle that looked like they where stocked by 10 yr olds, hopefully, reducing the amount of space to mistakenly place stuff will clean it up some.
     
  17. Sunstorm9119

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    OOOOOhhhh....

    Does this mean the Palatka Walmart will no longer have 20 pegs of friggin' Bakugan? (all empty of course)
     
  18. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    there is alot of crap in wal-mart's toy dept that is better suited to a dollar store, and if they drop that and slow selling stuff they can do this with out effecting Transformers, especially the ROTF figs about to burst into stores
     
  19. Switchblade

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    Fine. I've seen Wal-Marts that have toy sections so large they've run out of toys to fill it and started stocking juice, cereal, and cookies there (so that the kids can beg for toys AND sugar at the same time).
     
  20. smkspy

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    This doesn't sound too bad to me. As long as DCUC and Transformers are unaffected, of course.
     

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