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What is the deal with the scarcity of rebels action figures

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Collecting' started by jpat-at, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. jpat-at

    jpat-at Rebelscum

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    I just can not seem to find any figures in any store in my city. The pegs are always empty. Anyone know why?
     
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    I've noticed the same thing where I live, and it's not just the Rebels figures. You cannot find any real variety of 6" Black Series figures either. TRU, Walmart, and Target are all full of empty pegs. I want to get the Rebels version of the TIE Fighter and AT-ST as well, but there's none to be found. Don't know why.
     
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    It's empty everywhere.My wife had to order some of mine online.I guess that's ok.Saves me money for new figures from the movies!!!
     
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    The tie advanced prototype is nice. I got one at target before Christmas, the one with the Inquisitor.
    Did Disney cut down production to keep demand up? It seems odd that stock has been near non existent at all of the major retailers. The Walmart near my house finally got some 3.75 in black series figures in, and they clearanced them.
     
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    I'd love to hear an official explanation.
    I can speculate plenty, I am a product designer and I'm familiar with the various types of challenges that come with manufacturing things overseas. But this has been for months now, going back before the holiday season even. I finally caved and bought Chopper on Amazon and I paid 3 times retail to get him. I've seen the pegs at the local Walmarts and Targets empty for months now. The only figures I've seen in store, since before Christmas are some of the 6" Black series and recently the Digital collection.
    Just after Christmas I decided that I'm done wasting my time hunting for the opportunity to give Hasbro my money and I'm sticking to Star Wars Lego sets.
     
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    Aw man that sucks. Hate to rub salt in your wounds but I bought Chopper today for $4AUD from Target here in Australia.

    I've actually still seen quite a bit of Rebels stock in other retailers over here so maybe we haven't had the sell through that you guys have.
     
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    You know, I've frequented the three major chain stores here on a regular basis since the first wave of 6" Black Series figures was first released, and never once have I seen a Stormtrooper, Artoo, or the Speeder Bike W/Scout. There are stacks of Greedo, Young Obi-Wan, and Han Solo.

    The only 6" figures I've actually purchased in a store are the Pilot Luke, Bespin Luke, and Han. All my other figures had to be purchased online. And there's no Rebels figures or ships anywhere. Not a one.
     
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    I might shed some light on the situation, based on similar experiences with die cast cars sold in places like Target and Walmart.

    My brother, in the same boat as me, clued me into something: Early birds. He used to work at a Walmart stocking the toys, and said that he'd have this pair of guys who would show up as soon as the store opened (or as soon as they knew the shelves were being stocked, can't remember if this was a 24-hour store or not). Anyways, they would offer to open the boxes and put them on the pegs for my brother, which they did neatly and honestly. The reason they did that was that they got first grabs to anything they wanted in the box, and would put the stuff they didn't want on the pegs for everyone else. My brother had less work to do, Walmart had some quick easy sales, and the guys got what they wanted (presumably for resale online at a marked-up price, which Walmart can't do). It was win for everyone except us, of course.

    Not saying it's that, but often if you look you'll notice tons of pegs or shelf space made available for a certain product which never seems to be in stock, or full of the stuff no one wants/already has.
     
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    Was just at a Target in my area looking for 6 inch Black Series figures. Not much at all... They did have a Princess Leia in the slave girl outfit and another one I can't remember. They did actually have the scout trooper with speeder bike, really contemplated that one but didn't buy it.
     
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    It's the same thing where I live in Tennessee, USA. Wal-Mart is ALWAYS empty pegs...Target has the usual peg warmers and ones I already bought for my son. Toys R Us is better, but not by much. I have never even seen a Sabine, Hera, Chopper, or Inquisitor figure on the racks. I know they are being made as the waves have been released, but you can't even find them through these retailers online. I went to a few toy sites like Brians Toys and Order 66. Brians Toys only sells them in waves, not individually. I found them eventually (can't remember which website) but those figures are a lot more pricey than the others, so I assume it's a widespread problem with the scarcity of these figures. I don't mind to buy online, but I feel like I can't even do that. :/
     
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    I finally found Sabine w/ stormtrooper as well as Vizago and his loading droid at Kohls. That store had plenty of the two packs. Kohls had both variations of the Sabine figures in quantity. It makes me think that Kohls got the majority of the Sabines.
     
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    Ooh, gonna check that out, thanks!
     
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    No problem. Just want to help out.
     
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    They're like everywhere down here in South Africa. Last weekend the 2 packs went on sale.
     
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