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Series 1 Arrives: When and Where

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Phillip, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Now that the series one figures are starting to appear in stores and on-line, as you find the figures in your area, please post here. Give us the city and store chain as this will help others who are looking for the figures.

    According to bw0000, the Toys R Us in Augusta, Georgia got their first run of figures early last Friday but they sold out in about 30 minutes.

    Check out our Palisades Muppet figures update page for a list of more than 60 retailers carrying these figures. You'll also find a list of all the figures and exclusives through series six (that have been announced in some form).
  2. bw0000

    bw0000 Well-Known Member

    Augusta Toys R Us

    The Augusta, Georgia Toys R Us is expecting their second shipment of the figures tommorrow night. We'll see how fast they sell out the second time around in Augusta. Augusta EB also expects them tommorrow!
  3. Kermie19

    Kermie19 Member

    If anyone is planning on buying Series 1 online, they came out today at www.amoktime.com. It's kind of expensive but they have them.

  4. Dr. Bombay

    Dr. Bombay Well-Known Member

    The Toys R Us in Salt Lake City at Sugarhouse said that they should be getting their shipment in this Friday, June 14. I called them yesterday.

    What she actually told me is that their warehouse has them in but they hadn't distributed yet and that they should be in store on Friday.

    I was going to call the other SLC Toys R Us this week to see what they have to say.
  5. fluffmuppet

    fluffmuppet Well-Known Member

    Toys R Us is way close to my school! Must have must have!!!!!!!!!

  6. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    EB at the Kitsap Mall in Washington got them today! I get to pick mine up in a couple hours! Weeee!!

    Toys R Us across the street from the mall does not have them-- or at least the employee I spoke to said they don't have them (she seemed to think they were a product they used to carry and haven't had in a while, so who knows how accurate her information was).
  7. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    And yet the "date" was moved back was it not? Just goes to show you how wacky distribution networks are. Can't wait to hear that you got them.
  8. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    Can't offer any explanation for the date change on the EB web site. But I can tell you my local EB-- in Silverdale, Washington-- has half a case left (I have the other half!! :D ). They expect to receive the exclusive Piggy tomorrow (Tuesday).

    Kermit is the only one I've taken out of the packaging thus far and he is fabulous! You cannot fully appreciate these guys until you get them out of the package and in your hands. Well done Ken!
  9. JuliusMarx

    JuliusMarx New Member

    Found'em in So Cal

    I found Series 1 figuers (no playsets) at 2 TRUs in So Ca/LA area on Saturday. The first TRU had them for $8.79 each (one of those "test stores" with the higher prices) at the next TRU they had them for the more reasonable $7.99. We had bought them at the first TRU but were able to get a price adjustment at the Customer Service desk at the other TRU.

    I took a bunch o' pictures of them and they are up at http://www.aftimes.com.

    I opened Dr. Bunsen tonight and took evenmore pixs of them all. I should have a full review with pix up at www.aftimes soon.

    But the long and short of it is: These ROCK!

    Julius M:)
  10. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik Well-Known Member

    I called the TRU in Beavercreek, OH... still nothing.

    However, the person I talked to said that they are in the computer (actually she said "Muppets figures, 6 in.", but I figured that's what we're all drooling over), so they will be getting them soon.

    She also said that she couldn't check to see if they were in because the computer was acting up, and they were remodeling their back room, so even if they did have them, she couldn't go check and see.

    Honestly, for the length of time she put me on hold, you'd think she'd make up something better than that. :)

    I'm also going to the mall today (which is across the street from the TRU), to see if the EB store has anything.
  11. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    Why did these things have to start coming out during my finals week?
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    What about Massachusetts?
  13. Missy

    Missy Member

    Nothing in Pittsburgh

    Nothing in any of the stores around here yet. For the most part, the people @ the stores look at me like I'm nuts. Only one guy in Suncoast Video was looking for them as well and knew which ones were supossed to be out now.


    PS - At least I'm finally seeing the Denny's commericals!
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    No! Really!!! They aren't in MASSACHUSSETTS!!! I was at Toys R Us just yesterday! Nothing! At least they finally got the Lilo and Stitch stuff, so they're not that far behind! SO I got an ALF Bobbing head instead!
  15. Michael Crawford

    Michael Crawford Well-Known Member

    And they are in stock and shipping...

    From KBkids.com right now. Use the coupon DENNYSTOYS and you should get $5 off the price as well.

    Most EB's should have them this week, so I'd check in the mornings. They normally get their shipments late in the day from UPS, and put the stuff out for the morning.

  16. GWGumby

    GWGumby Well-Known Member

    Fort Worth

    Electronics Boutique in Ridgmar Mall of West Fort Worth just got a shipment in today. I just got mine, so there's still 3 full sets left at least. No word on the exclusive Piggy though.
  17. Michael Crawford

    Michael Crawford Well-Known Member

    Variant Piggy

    I was told by my EB contacts today that Miss Piggy should be in stores by the end of this week.

    Also, that coupon code for Kbkids should have been DENNYTOYS - sorry about that.

  18. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Well-Known Member

    Tuxedo Kermit?

    Any tuxedo Kermit sightings yet? Has ToyFare shipped theirs?
  19. bw0000

    bw0000 Well-Known Member

    I'd bet all the pennies in my piggy bank that Toyfare won't ship for another 16 weeks. As all of the Simpsons collectors know! They are notorious for taking forever on shipments. Even on the order form it says "Allow 16 - 20 weeks delivery", and that's after they probably get thier shipment in this week! So if you ordered with Toyfare expect your figures at the earliest around September 30th. I think that we should not put up with Toyfare and their terribly slow shipping. Just stop ordering from them! By September 30th Series two will be on the shelves!
  20. kane31666

    kane31666 Well-Known Member

    They have to separate their alloment to Toy Wiz before us collectors get anything. If you're a Simpsons collector, you know what I mean.

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