First-Aid wrote: I FINALLY found a full time job (after more than three years and 1,500+ applications) and won't have as much free time as I used to.
Man, I know that feeling. Congrats, and not that I'm trying to dwell in either of our pasts, but god is that a terrible feeling, seeing resume after resume go out, and nothing coming back in. Demoralizing as hell.
First-Aid wrote:I really would be very interested in seeing if these stores had any kind of marketing agreements with Hasbro and, by not putting out adequate product (and as such costing the compnay on the bottom line), if the company could hold the stores liable. The weird thing is, especially in Rockford, NONE of the action figure aisles are really getting restocked except Star Wars. Even the Avengers stuff has been really thin (which could bite them in the ass if the movie continues to do as well as it is...). Could we be seeing the end of the traditional toy section as more people buy online?
The First-Aid Quote-a-thon continues!
It's been an awful bunch of months in the toy aisles for me too. Christmas '10 I found the last full wave of TFs that I've seen up to Wave 1 of Prime. It was the Generations Dirge/Skullgrin/Thunderwing run. Since then, all I ever see are individual figures seemingly at random, and tons of shitty Bumblebees. Kidz luvs him!!! Yeah, well, they should start buying him and get them the **** off the pegs at literally every store I stop at.
Anyway, while I don't honestly think that the toy section is going extinct, particularly at chains like Target, I think it's pretty naive to always repeat a mantra of "Shelves are re-setting" or "Stores ordered too many/few cases," and that's a mindset that apparently puts me quite at odds around the fandom. Everyone seems so willing to say that this too shall pass, and I know that it will, but I don't think it's still just a production or distribution lull anymore. They said that in 2007. It's 2012. Should not a global company have been able to adjust their numbers in five years?