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And the new retailer is...... ?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by dhillman, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    TRS sells the muppet figures through the web site, but not in the american stores for reasons I don't know. The new retailer will not have series 3, however, so I doubt it's a clue.

    I don't care who it is any more. I just want to know! It's the 12th! Thats mid May darn it!
  2. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D Well-Known Member

    :excited: Hey, cool, Primetime Jedi, I'm a Covingtonite, too!!!! It's nice to see a fellow Louisianian, for a while I was the only one!!!!! You know, I hear they're gonna build a Target in Mandeville! Even CLOSER!!!! YAAAY!!!
    ....So, have we heard anything a/b the retailer yet? Is it Tareget? *Crosses fingers* Oh, PLEASE be Target.........
  3. bats1972

    bats1972 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I would like to know who it is too. Target wouldn't be bad except the one around me always seems to be out of stock on Star Wars, Batman, Justice League, and Marvel Legends. It's been like that since they opened a couple years ago.
  4. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    at first I thought that said Mandaville....I was about to comment on your big head....


    go target!
  5. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D Well-Known Member

    Well, yes, one day I WILL have my own city....Or, heck, maybe even COUNTRY!!!!
    But, that's not important now.....Have we heard ANYTHING else a/b the new retailer? ANYTHING?
  6. Baby Animal

    Baby Animal Well-Known Member

    In today's newsletter to club members, they reveal the new "mystery retailer"!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! Happy dance!!!!

    I won't tell you though, unless you beg and plead. Go read your newsletter.
  7. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    YES! :) Im soooooooooooooooooooo excited now! I've cancelled all my online orders! Wohoo! I can save on shipping, finally!

    They will also be getting a very cool exclusive!
  8. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    *gets on knees*


  9. WiGgY

    WiGgY Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm not one for spoiling what should be Ken's annouement, but if you go to the Palisades forum, you will be able to know who the new retailer is. MM-III, a CC member, decided to post it. So, go there if you want to know.
  10. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    naw I begged and got it out of Tony...thanks dude (hehe I never say dude...what's wrong with me)

    yes verrry cool.....

  11. Baby Animal

    Baby Animal Well-Known Member

    SHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I'm already in trouble in the Other Topics thread at Palisades!!!!! I'm gonna have to go hide at the Weird Al Forum if it gets to bad....

  12. sarah_yzma

    sarah_yzma Well-Known Member

    *ducks down* ok


    I just joined the weird al forum 5 minutes ago...hehe
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That particular store isn't in this city. I'd have to get a friend to drive me, but it's not that bad. I hope they have them online too. :eek:
  14. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    I think Target is a great idea! they are like all over where I live! I hope they sell well there!

    Zack)Rowlf the, put on a happy face! :) oh wait that's Walmarts logo song....Dog. :smirk:
  15. Link Hogthrob

    Link Hogthrob Well-Known Member

    Now, refresh my memory...will Target be getting the figures (and exclusive) around the same time as other distributors or do I remember something being said about how the "new retailer" will be getting its supply well after other retailers?

  16. Baby Animal

    Baby Animal Well-Known Member

    ZACK!!!!!!! You weren't 'spose to say that!!!! AHHH!! Who let the cat out? Zack the Dog! ;)

  17. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    Well I guess we can freely discuss this without guilt now ;)

    If you are familiar with Target, you may know that they "reset" their toy section twice a year, once before summer and once before Christmas, with smaller resets occuring in the other seasons. Most likely since they got this deal, they may get the figures soon, but wont shelve them until their reset occurs. I imagine this will get a good deal of shelf presence, and probably be arranged closely to Simpsons and McFarlane toys, the collectible toys with a higher average target age group. Palisades said some of the toys are already on their way from China, so expect them to hit the typical sellers within a few week (3-4 maybe?). Target will also be doing their resets very soon, as they are just about finished resetting their electronics department. When they reset the toy section, that wont necessarily mean they have the toys though, but they will cut out a section for them. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle line had blank shelf space for about 2 or 3 weeks before they finally got the toys in.

    Im hoping with this line, and especially their exclusive (I'll keep it a surprise until someone else mentions it), that Target enforces their collectibles rule: No more than two each of any item (that is, no more than two each of a specific character, not no more than two each of a Muppet figure).

    This is definately going to open the proverbial flood gates, and I expect if they catch on at Target, other large retail chains will probably try to follow suit. Funny as it may sound, Target is very much a trendsetter in the retail industry. They were among the first (non toy store chain) to get lines like Simpsons and Sportspicks, as well as others.
  18. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    Cat!?!?! where's the cat!?!cat?!?!

    Oh It was already said and everybody already knew, no sence hidding it now...."the new retailer is Target!!":) ;)

  19. Link Hogthrob

    Link Hogthrob Well-Known Member

    Wookiee, I'm impressed with your Target knowledge!
    Do you think that Koozebane Kermit will be arriving at the same time as the other figures?

  20. BigDumbWookiee

    BigDumbWookiee Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, interesting question! Since it wont ship in the same case assortments, I'd expect the regular assortment to arrive and get shelved first. If Koozebane Kermit has a different DPCI (a Target product number) then he will most likely have his own seperate pegs, which would make it more likely for him to get shelved sooner. If he has the same DPCI, he may not get shelved as soon if the pegs are filled with other Muppet figures.

    I would expect him to have his own DPCI though, and probably a peg or two (depending on how many pegs overall they dedicate to Muppets) for Kermit. This would allow them to keep track of that specific figure, since it wont ship with the standard line.

    It really depends on how quickly they get out of China I guess. If they piggyback the exclusives right alongside the standard line, we will probably get the exclusive figures the day they shelve the standard line as well.

    Your best bet is to go to your local Target and find out when they plan to reset the toy section. Once you find out when, you will get a good idea of when the Muppet figures will make it to the shelves (assuming they are in the stockroom). They reset row by row, so they can usually give you a good approximation of when they will reset a specific row, and when they will put out figures.

    If they are in the middle of the reset, they may also go to the back and look for you. Typically this is against Target policy, but when they are reseting the toy area, it is more likely they make go look for you, since everything is in disarray.

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