GuitarDevil, on 05 January 2013 - 11:55 PM, said:
I'll admit when I first heard about this I wanted to drive to California immediately......at this point I would offer up an Lego Friend's Set Olivia'sHouse to the great Sarlack & Crom just to see some MOTU at retail and at low low prices to boot....but alas no MOTU here, hell there's barely any restock available at the Walmart's here, there's plenty of Nerf, HotWheels and Spiderman toyz though......
I don't think I've seen a local Walmart restock anything anyone who visits these boards collects since... before October? I don't remember. It's been quite a while. I saw some of the newer Marvel Universe figures once at one store, a She Hulk and Foundations Forum Spider-man. But for all I know they could have been "returned" to that store by someone. Unfortunately the store I had as a good source for decades has become a tumbleweed store or a dumping ground for returns in recent years. I think they might've put out some sort of new assortment case of Marvel Legends Wave One and Two in the past few months, since a new blue flame Ghost Rider is on the pegs along with the masked Daken and neon Spidey as well as the usual slow sellers. But, again, it could have been returns or simply a case they had in the back for months. And they did get the assortment with Mystique, Punisher and grey Deadpool two or three times, so that's something. I also saw the newer Batman stuff made for younger kids that has the sort of neat looking Killer Croc in it at one store. I've never seen any vintage collection Star Wars figures in stores past the Evazon wave, which I only saw one each of at one store, on damaged cards with price stickers I haven't seen them use before at that Walmart, never saw the Tarkin and Nikto or Malgus waves that came before the Evazon wave, I think, none of the Batman DKR Movie Masters other than the first assortment with Batman, Bane, Alfred and the Gordon, no repaint Cap, Loki and Hawkeye Legends scale Avengers, and none of the new Batman and DC Unlimited stuff, but I don't think anyone else has, either. I was hoping a nearby Walmart would get the Action League sets with Larfleeze and the Atom with the Plastic Man hangglider, but probably not.
It is neat to see the picture of the store with the MOTUC Robotos and Gygors, but I think like others that it's probably limited to that store. It would be strange if they were testing sales based on a figure who's entire production run is defective and another figure that has probably always been a slow seller.