ScottyP wrote:oh snap, people post here!
To ^, if the same stuff is on the shelf, they've probably got the newer stuff, merely haven't put it out due to the old stuff just... sitting there.
Have you tried the Super Wally off of 150/Peters Creek? That's not very far from Lexington/T-ville.
That's just it, the "old stuff" is selling at the Lexington store especially with the new roll-back price. Since that post, the Lexington Wal-Mart Deluxe pegs are either down to one Deluxe to a peg or no Deluxe figure at all. Though the Voyagers aren't on Roll Back, there's plenty of room for about two cases of Voyagers. It just looks sad.
As for the Thomasville store, they still have the endcap with Deluxes, but it's dangerously thin to the point that the figures could just about be worked around to the main Transformers aisle pegs.
The concept of just holding new stuff in the back and not putting it out doesn't make sense. You can't sell it if it's in the back in storage. Common sense should tell them the newer stuff would sell because, duh, it's newer and no one has it and thus it would sell. But I've learned things that make sense usually don't happen.
I don't make it to Winston-Salem often, but I did go there a couple of months back when I was on the hunt for Animated Arcee at the Toys R Us. I managed to go to the Super Wal-Mart there, but it turned up nothing. Thanks for your suggestion.
I've all but given up on the Lexington Wal-Mart getting in new Transformers for now. Their pegs have looked like this for months now and nothing's being done about it. A few months back one of the employees told me that the previous Toy Department manager quit and they've not found anyone willing to take her place. Maybe if the job paid more.
I recently ordered Lockdown from Target online and I've about decided against buying Voyager Class Defender Optimus Prime. It's like the fifth repaint of that mould since the first movie and I'm simply burnt out on it. The only Deluxes I lack from this wave are EVAC and Rampage (Red).
Update 5/27/10: I was just in the Lexington Wal-Mart Super Center and there are a total of 5 Deluxe figures hanging on 9 pegs, leaving 4 of those pegs void of anything. There are a total of 3 Voyagers (2 Megatrons and 1 Stratosphere). The Scout pegs are full, but of the older waves while the Legends pegs are virtually empty except for maybe a total of 8 figures. I think it's time I contacted the home office and complain that either this particular store isn't ordering Transformers, storing them up in the stockroom for after the roll back deal ends, or the regional warehouse isn't getting Transformers in and aren't able to fill orders.
I forgot to mention that Star Wars action figures are on Roll-Back too to $4.50, but this Wal-Mart store's been ordering them and keeping the pegs full, just not the Transformers.