Yes, the summer toy drought is finally over. While Toys R Us jumped the gun and put out many of the new Star Wars and Transformers toys a few weeks ago, Target stores are in the process of resetting and stocking their action figure aisles. At two of my local Targets I found the Star Wars section jam packed with everything from Legacy and Clone Wars action figures to the new vehicles and battle packs. One even had high ticket items like the AT-AT and radio controlled Hailfire droid.
Transformer fans will also want to hit their local Target. The stores around here are packed with the first wave of Legends, Scouts, Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders. They even had Human Alliance Jazz and Battle Ops Bumblebee. Also keep your eye out for Target’s new exclusive sets, which include two deluxe sized robots in some pretty garish colors. Needless to say, these will probably be on clearance in a few months.
Target doesn’t seem to be dedicating a lot of space for G.I. Joe. However the new Pursuit of Cobra toys are also starting to trickle out. My local Targets had a few pegs for figures as well as some shelf space for the vehicles and Mech suits. From what I’ve seen, these toys are a big improvement over the movie line and should be a big hit among collectors.
ToysRUs.com is currently offering $10 off a $30 or more purchase with coupon code “Twitterdeal24″. You had better hurry though as the coupon is only good today.
If you’re looking for something to buy, ToysRUs.com has Star Wars vehicles on sale for $14.99 ($10 off). With the coupon, you can pick up two vehicles for about $20 plus shipping.
Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas this year? If so, then head on over to HasbroToyShop.com and check out their After Christmas Sale. They have more than 260 items on sale, including a number of Star Wars, Transformers and G.I. Joe toys.
The first wave of G.I. Joe Mighty Muggs has begun to hit retail. While doing my rounds this morning, I found Duke, Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Cobra Commander at the Super Target in Fitchburg, WI.
Transformer collectors aren’t the only ones getting an exclusive at Target on Black Friday. The retailer will also be offering G.I. Joe fans an “Ultimate Battle Pack” that includes a Mobat tank, a Crimson H.I.S.S tank, Cobra Commander’s trouble bubble and six figures. While Black Friday is still a few weeks away, the pack has already shown up at some stores. Using the DPCI number (087-06-2067), gdztoys of the HissTank boards, picked up two at a Target in Beaverton, OR.
If you’re looking for some cheap G.I. Joe figures, run, don’t walk, to your local Target store. The retailer has single packed 25th Anniversary and Modern Era figures marked down to a mere $4.99. The sale runs until November 24th, but if my local Target is any example, stores are going to be cleaned out in no time.
Here’s some more good news for G.I. Joe collectors. bram1216 and Snow cat of the Hisstank boards found the first wave of Combat Heroes at Target and Toys R Us. The wave includes Snake Eyes/Zartan, Bazooka/Firefly, Duke/Cobra Trooper and Roadblock/Cobra Commander. The sets are priced around $6.99.
Wave 6 of the G.I Joe comic two packs have finally shown up at retail. QWE and ladyhump of the Hisstank boards found all three sets at their local Wal-marts.
Wave six of the comic two packs include Snake Eyes/Hard Master, Beachhead/Mainframe and Scrap Iron/ Wild Bill.
Shin-Gouki of the Hiss Tank boards found the second wave of 12″ G.I. Joe figures at the Toys R Us in Chandler, AZ. This wave includes Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow and Torpedo.
Despite the recent price increase for single packed figures, Target seems to be the place to find new G.I. Joe toys. Along with the vehicle and DVD sets, Target stores have been getting wave 5 of the comic two packs. SnowStorm and sgt.bludhound of the Hisstank boards found all three sets at their local Targets.
Wave five of the comic two packs include Iron Grenadier/Destro (with black helmet), Tripwire/Cobra Commander and Nemesis Enforcer/Falcon. Unlike Target’s rediculously priced single pack figures, the comic two packs are still only $9.99