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Toyfare issue with Kermit offer on sale NOW!

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by canigetalol, Apr 19, 2002.

  1. canigetalol New Member

    hey just in case you guys dont know, the Toyfare issue with the offer for exculsive Kermit in a tux is on sale now. Its issue number 58, which is the June 2002 issue..thas wat it says on the cover..ohh n it has 2 different covers..the one i got has a biggg ol picture of Spiderman's face. You guys can also order it online at www.wizardworld.com but it doesnt go on sale til April 22nd over there....I jus sent in mine in the mail yesterdayy.....run out n goo get ittt
  2. FER SURE New Member

    As a warning to all please read the "exclusives heafty price tag" thread.
  3. kane31666 New Member

    price

    i just wanted to let everyone to know, that the normal price of a Toyfare exclusive has been 17 bucks for the most part recently. That includes the Simpsons.
  4. ZootandDingo Member

    Re: price

    Well, if I read the order form correctly, Kermit's $17 only if you want it shipped UPS. He's $14 if you want him shipped like ninth-class in a poorly assembled cardboard wrapper being passed off as a shipping box.

    Seriously, the Simpsons figures I have bought from them in the past all arrived (albeit suspiciously late at times) and were in good shape. But, BUT, this Kermit will also be sold at a not-too-uncommon retail store for half of what ToyFare is charging.

    Just something to think about. I personally have no problem doing the hunting at a TRU.
  5. Jara19 New Member

    After the mess I had to deal with on the Simpsons exclusives, I'm never buying from Toyfare again. I'll wait till I see it at ToysRus.
  6. kane31666 New Member

    jara-

    I agree with you all the way. All that us simpsons collectors had to deal with with Toyfare, it's not worth it. And they don't deserve more of our money. TRU is the way to go for this one.
  7. Louis Kazagger New Member

    Waitaminute, you mean this isn't a Toyfare exclusive? I read the Toyfare article about the upcoming Muppet Show figs and how the Kermie in tux was going to be a chase figure. Then, when I picked up this issue of Toyfare, I saw Kermit in tux was offered and jumped to the conclusion that they changed it to a Toyfare exclusive. But now that I look closer at the mag, I see it doesn't say Toyfare exclusive anywhere. Toyfare's exclusive right to gouge I guess. Sheesh, maybe my order will get returned.
  8. Raech Member

    It is a co exclusive. TRU & TOYFARE
  9. Louis Kazagger New Member

    Thanks for the reply Raech. That was my first post to the group. After that I did some navigating and found the info about the shared exclusive, and tried to catch myself up to speed with the line's future.

    Wow, that's the first time I've ever seen such a huge retailer do a shared exclusive. You'd think that TRU could take the whole lot if they wanted. The Electronics Boutique/Diamond Comics shared exclusives for other toy lines I understand, because EB isn't as big as TRU, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.... I wonder if TRU will be charging a premium for this figure like Wizard. Methinks not.

    I'm a little disappointed to see the variant/chase figure changes. I read the Toyfare article about the launch of the line, and read about how there was to be one variant and one chase figure per case. I didn't want to miss these, so I ordered a whole case through my Diamond retailer, just so that I'd be assured these figs. Now I'm going to have to chase the chases anyway!

    Has anyone heard what the case breakdown for series 1 is going to be like?
  10. MikeHornPalisad New Member

    Actually we have done shared exclusives before

    For TRU, the motivation to share the exclusive was that it was all the extra coverage in ToyFare magazine.

    For other customers, it has been that the minimum order is just too large to handle by themselves. So sometimes distributors will share an exclusive. Particularly if they view the partner as non-competitive. We are planning a future Muppet exclusive that will most likely be shared between a US retailer and a European distributor. That way, both markets get the figure.

    Make sense?

    Mike H
  11. Raech Member

    That is wonderful. Thanks.
  12. Zack the Dog Active Member

    canigetalol

    Hi! just wondering do they sell Toyfare mags in stores? i have look around and can't seem to find the mag, or are they only ordered by mail?

    Zack)Rowlf the, if they are onlyordered by mail, i'm gonna have trouble getting the mag because i chase the mail mana way from my house 6 days a week and not on hollidays!Bark Bark! yeah! Woof Woof!Dog.
  13. MikeHornPalisad New Member

    You can pretty much find it at any comic shop or at the bigger newsstands (like Borders and Barnes & NOble). Also, check their website. www.WizardWorld.com
  14. Zack the Dog Active Member

    Oh Thank you very much Mike! I know a new little comic book store near my house, i'll check there first.


    Zack)Rowlf the,Dog.
  15. FellowWLover Member

    I know nothing about Toyfair, but I can tell you that fighting your way through TRU can be pure ****. Shop early, and don't count on your local TRU to carry the line, the whole line, or more than one or two whatever it is you are looking for. And, as any parent of a preschooler knows, the scene at TRU on a weekend can put anyone into therapy. Not saying it will be impossible to find what you are looking for there (you may get really lucky and have no trouble whatsoever), but I wouldn't count on it as a sure bet!

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