- Dec 22, 2017
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If these are the 12 inch figures im thinking about purchased several at Target for 4 dollars each
Thanks for the heads-up. I got the FOD Sabine @ Wal-mart today for $9. Great price for this amazing figure. The detail is fantastic, and I like the removable helmet. This is the one figure I really wanted from this line, and it's nice that I was able to get this for such a great price.Sabine, Jakku Rey and Jyn Erso were marked down to $9.00 at our local WM. I almost brought myself to buy Rey but backed out at the last minute, since I really have no place for it in my collection. It was just an impulse buy due to the 50% off price.
Yes, it is sad indeed. I absolutely loved this line and what they tried to do with this 'initiative' as I heard it described by the woman in charge of story development for the series. I think they executed marketing-wise.....but sadly the market wasn't there.Great figures, but the line, sadly, completely tanked. I just saw these at WM for $5, and Target is still sticking with them but they really just don't sell. I doubt I'll ever see that wave 2 with Ahsoka.
Good points - well put, well said. Boys/collectors were not the demographic the makers of these FOD figures were aiming at. It's very probable that if these were in the "dolls" section that they would have sold better. I'm not sure why these were marketed the way that they were.IMO, I feel part of the reason this line failed was simply the product placement in most stores. Parents looking for gifts for girls (and yes I realize they may be appealing to boys too, but girls are obviously the main customer) are not going to the "boy" aisles. They head straight for the "pink" aisle. They probably dont even know the FOD line exists. Both Target and TRU placed these in the Star Wars/Boys Action figure sections. They did the same with the recent WWE women of wrestling dolls and figures that are stylized to appeal more to girls. And they are overflowing off the shelves because of it. Customers who may actually buy them probably arent even seeing them. I understand that it makes sense to place all products in the same theme/movie/show together, but the FOD figures just arent moving. They were on sale for half price at Target last week and the pegs are still full.
You could have gotten it in early April from Entertainment Earth like I did.I ordered Ahsoka online today from HTS. Ive been waiting over a year for that figure. I can guarantee you it will not hit retail, since every store has already blown out their FOD's.
the 99 cents store are getting cases marked Luke and Yoda with four packages each, I bought 6 at that price, myself.Just found Luke & Yoda FOD at the 99C Cent Only Store for $5.99
Last couple years they have gotten more into the closeout game with higher priced items. Very surprised to see him. REALLY hoping Ahsoka and Padme show up too! Not sure what assortment that Luke was in. I NEVER saw him in store, just on Amazon and other online sources.
Distribution woes at their best. Relegated to closeout/buyout stores because of bad assortments and distribution issues.
Should have had Ahsoka in wave 1!
Just picked up a Chewbacca at 99 Cent only in Los Angeles!the 99 cents store are getting cases marked Luke and Yoda with four packages each, I bought 6 at that price, myself. i hope they get Padme, Ahsoka and Chewbacca cases.
i found Chewbacca in the OC as well.Just picked up a Chewbacca at 99 Cent only in Los Angeles!
There were probably 8, so 2 cases of 4? Weren't there yesterday. They are getting a lot of stuff daily.
Also saw huge FO Stormtrooper Nerf Gins I hadn't seen there. Way bigger than the Jyn Nerf gun that has been at that store for a while. So we may see an influx of even more Star Wars stuff before the year's out. Hoping that means Ahsoka!