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Series 1 Arrives: When and Where

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

  1. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Actually yes. While it's no longer raining Bunsens, earlier today it was raining Miss Piggies, Kermits, and Dr. Teeth's keyboard...
  2. Smig

    Smig New Member

    The figures have arrived at the NORTHSHORE SHOPPING MALL in Peabody, Mass, at Electronics Botique and Toys R us..

    Smig
  3. uncleduke

    uncleduke New Member

    The Physical TRU has them for $10.99. I bought this one from the wizardworld.com site for $17.00.
    So I actually paid $6.01 for the sticker!
    YEAAAHHHHHHHHH (imagine arms flailing about wildly)
  4. bw0000

    bw0000 New Member

    I gots a question, why do some TRU's have them for 10.99 and others 8.99? Thanks
  5. FER SURE

    FER SURE New Member

    You found the Tux Exclusive for only 8.99,:eek: Some people have all the luck.:)
  6. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Well, FOZZI3B3AR (Kevin) informed me that they have arrived at the Suncoast in Memphis. And here I sit, unable to take a road trip til Saturday. Bah.
  7. Joe

    Joe New Member

    only thing I can figure is that they dropped their price again, and some stores have them marked wrong. (run one under a price checker to make sure) (started at $14.99 before they were released, and went to $10.99 when they were released) as of tuesday they were 10.99 (every TRU in the us has the same prices) I'll check tomorrow and see.

    either that or they have the exlusive ones marked with the regular ones prices (in which case they'd be 7.99) but they'd still ring up 10.99
  8. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    TRU's set prices according to region too, don't they?
  9. UncleDeadly

    UncleDeadly Member

    Went by the Toys R Us in my area today, looking for the muppet figures before I had to go to the DMV (side note, finally got around to getting my permit to drive today).

    They had a ton of the Tuxedo Kermits for $10.99, and nothing else. Sadly, I am still in search of a summer job for while I am home from college, and thus do not want to dip into my savings yet and buy the figures if I do find any of them.

    But I'm keeping my eye out for them in other stores!!!
  10. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    The TRu's by us in NJ are have 'em priced at $9.59 Kind of a strange prce of you ask me. it's basically $8.99 plus tax but they're PRICED that way, so you end up paying anohter 60 cents on top of that!!! What's the deal, man? I thikn I'll just stick to our local EBX or if I have to Suncoast. Haven't seen kermit Tux here yet, but haven't really been around to check.

    --Matt
  11. Gorgon Heap

    Gorgon Heap Active Member

    I live in Michigan and the local TRU just got 'em Tuesday... and already sold out. What really gets me is I had to work Tuesday and Wednesday, so even if I wanted to I couldn't have gotten them. Well, if I had gotten up early...

    David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
  12. Joe

    Joe New Member

    you'd probably know better than I would, but as far as I knew, all TRUs in the US had the same prices (even the one in NYC(where you'd think they'd have everything priced higher) had same prices as the local TRU) I'll check into it tomorrow.

    don't forget TRU price guarantees(sp?)
    (if you can find a printed ad showing a lower price(and they have it in stock) TRU'll match the price)
  13. MrTheFrog

    MrTheFrog Member

    It makes me laugh...

    Hey guys,
    Is this the same group of people that just couldn't wait for the figures that I'm reading posts from? Is this the same group that made Ken crazy for months about the figures not being out yet? Is this the same group that pretty much ripped Palisades "a new one" when their projected dates didn't match their actual shipping dates? It must not be. Because all I see are posts from people saying. "Yeah, I don't feel like spending the money right now" or "I think I'm only gonna buy Bunsen from the first wave." or "My local Toys R Us got them on Friday but I'm not gonna go get them until Thanksgiving" Gimme a break guys! Get off your butts and go get these figures. They rock! And if we don't support the line then we can't expect the general public to.
    Just my two cents,
    -Artie
  14. towels

    towels New Member

    This isn't the group you are looking for. That group is over in the Ask Ken thread...
  15. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Just send your sympathy

    I could be wrong, but I do believe that our local Toys R Us just happened to be the VERY LAST Toys R Us to get the Muppet Figures! After weeks of stopping by after work 2 or 3 times a week, they have arrived at last. Although it wasn't easy... let me elaborate:

    Expecting another let down, I grudgingly march to the action figure section and began my lonely search. I say lonely as I failed to take my handsome tall husband with me today. Just as I was about to give up and just look at all the Simpson characters, I saw them out of the corner of my eye. There Kermit was, teetering dangerously on the end of a price peg. Behind him were 6 other characters. I anxiously reached to finally hold this infamous package when it suddenly occurred to me that these were beyond my reach. Literally! They had one peg of figures and they had put them all the way up at the top! If I jumped I may have been able to knock Kermit off, but I don't think I could have stomached seeing him crash to the floor.

    Seeking out a "courteous" Toys R Us worker was less help I'm afraid. I was most curious about the exclusive Kermit Tux figure. This worker basically pointed in the general direction of the figures, and when I pointed out to him that they were out of my reach, he graciously pushed the figures to the side and said, "Nope, haven't seen Kermit in a tux." If I had wanted to continue the conversation I would have had to follow him to perhaps what he thought was a more important part of the store. Afraid that I might end up near the Barney toys, I chose to let that worker go.

    I'm most saddened that these excellent figures will probably never be in the hands of those who would enjoy them as no one would even know they were there. I can only hope that other Toys R Us are finding ways to promote these products in the way they deserve. Oh, and how about putting them down at a level that anyone under 5ft could reach them? Oh wait, that area is reserved for wrestling figures. What was I thinking?
  16. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Okay, can someone explain to me why a TOY store has toys so high on the wall an adult cannot reach them? I know you're not the tallest person around, Cindy, but you're far from the shortest. That's just sad.

    If it makes you feel any better-- the TRU near me still has no figures.
  17. uncleduke

    uncleduke New Member

    I mentioned this to my neighbor (who is a TRU manager, and the reason I had all my figs 2 weeks ago)....
    The four figures in the cases are $8.99
    The Tuxedo Kermit is $10.99
  18. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    It is a sad unfortunate truth Cindy. I had my first in store at TRU find of them last night here in Baltimore. Wow...very un-impressive the way they were merchandised. Hard to get people to notice when they are way up there. But they had 2 peg facings as opposed to 10 Simpson's. Not bad, but they were certainly getting swallowed up by the Simpson's figures. That is a smart location for them to be though.

    But you know what? At least they were in there, at last.

    Ken
  19. MM-III

    MM-III New Member

    At the TRU near me, they were right at eye level and occupied four pegs. Problem is, the guy put em on randomly and ended up having all piggys on the outside. Any casual observer would have thought that's the only figure being offered. So, when the guy left, I reorganized them so that each character was represented.

    All that and they didn't even have the tuxedo kermit!
  20. tomahawk

    tomahawk Member

    toys r us

    the toys r us by me is also doing a horrible job with the figures.after months of going in and asking about them and hearing from some of their employees that tons of other people were asking for them,i find them hidden in the back with their marked down action figures.


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