You'll find lots of international folks here. New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, Australia, Canada, and others are represented here.I'm from the UK and I guess this is a mainly a US site
Yes, Hasbro is preparing to release their 2012 line of toys in conjunction with The Phantom Menace 3D hitting theaters in February. Thus, things have been dry for several months as the retailers have been trying to clear through older stock. But figures like Seripas have always been rare. He appeared in one case assortment, and has not been a carry-forward figure. So, if you missed the case, then you are out of luck if you want to find it at retail. Your best bet now is the secondary market, or swapping.Why does Toys R Us only carry the same old figures? We have only been collecting for about 3 months but already i'm noticing a pattern in the figures available. Same old same old every time we go in there. Me and my son look online at some of the figures from 2011 and we can't find them anywhere! Not in toys r us or other big toy chains, small independant stores or large supermarkets. We had a little excitement yesterday when we got Commander Jet and Savage Opress but these seem like they have been out for a while. Why would any store keep ordering the same old figures when there is so much selection about? We would love a Serpias and Riot Control Clone instead of a Death Star Trooper and and yet another Anakin.
Lately in my local Asda (Walmarts) they havent re-stocked. Are they clearing way for different figures or a new batch?
Thats better than going to Target and them showing figures in the back and coming back with 2 or 3 figures all of which are Mace or Anakin...Went in on truck day today and talked to an associate who said they had a case of CW in the back...and came back with wave 1. Ack!
Well this week its buy 2 get one free. Which if you do the math is a better deal. BOGOHO is 25% each figure and B2G1F is 33% off each figure. Of course, it does mean you have to find 3 guys you want/need in the slim pickins that is TRU this time of year. But I think you can choose any Hasbro figure; i.e. GI Joe, Marvel, Spider-man, Avengers, etc.I received a TRU flyer today in the mail saying that the BOGOHO sale will come back on 9/23 and through 9/29.
I bought and got it in less than an hour...used it to get one of the $19.99 vehicle 2-packs + some filler since I was $0.01 short of the Groupon minimum.GroupOn has a TRU promotion, buy a $20 gift certificate for $10. You have to buy it by November 25th, I think it takes a day or so to activate, and then it's good until December 24th for in-store use only. Limit is 1-per-customer.
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Honestly, TRU was nearly empty over the past year whenever I went in to check for stuff. QUOTE]
Cyclone, I couldn't agree more. I work for R Us, and they are still sitting some merchandise that's two years old by now, not even on clearance. I got a lot of my TCW figures from TRU including my Captain Rex alarm clock which still wakes me up to this day. There is one that had a life-sized Rex built out of LEGO bricks, so I'm gonna miss that big time.