I'm sorry to see how beat up it is though I do love how vintage it looks from the shipping. Did you order all your Kenner figures from Wal-Mart?I did pre-order them from Wal-Mart. However, I only ordered one set and later realized I would like to have two: one to open and another to display MOC. I did manage to score unopened cases of the 4 Ghostbusters & Stay Puft/Slimer. I can at least thank Wal-Mart for being lazy in letting active product sit untouched in their backroom. Anyways, one set went to me and the other to another member of our group. While I am not too worried about Stay Puft's card being damaged since he's going to be the one I open (Slimer/Green Ghost came in a strong box with no issues), I did want to point out that shipping these in flimsy packaging and getting banged up is a big NO-NO. Curses you Wal-Mart! I hope you all have better luck in receiving these figures unharmed.
I asked the same question too. This whole thing is confusing to me. I don't understand how people were able to get the fright figures when they were delayed until next year. Also, I saw the the release date on an unopened case was April 26, the same time the RGBs released. Maybe Hasbro just screwed up and sent some cases out? IDK.A lot of these resellers on eBay actually have accounts with the various toy companies. I just recently worked with someone who had an account with NECA toys. Anyone can open an account as long as you have a retail sellers license and can buy in bulk. A lot of times, smaller accounts get their shipments first just because the orders are smaller as compared to places like Target or Walmart. Plus smaller sellers usually get their shipments direct from the factory. Big Box stores have to be processed through distribution centers, sorted out and sent to the various district shipping centers, which repeat the process before it ships to the stores. Most likely the entirety of say Targets order, possibly 500,000 units, are probably sitting in one warehouse with a hold on them and wont get processed until its time to do so. Then it'll get divided up per store and shipped to arrive just slightly before the new street date. That's not the case with smaller sellers. I don't know why this stuff is showing up randomly now, but something most likely went wrong and someone somewhere didn't get the hold memo.
I won't lie. When I see the figures on the pegs, it sure does bring back a lot of memories. So I get that you want to experience that. My experience about asking Walmart employees if they have something in the back has been hit and miss. Some like to go and look and others try to get out of looking. If they have their little scanners on them some employees will scan the price tag to see what's in stock. But the one thing I noticed, is the little stores don't seem to have those readily available for all the employees. Making it that much more frustrating to know what the stores have. If it comes down to it, I can try and check these stores near me for you. This way you won't have to worry about scalpers.I always go to the electronics section to ask staff to look for stuff in the back. I want to say that there will always be a designated scanner in that department for the employees to share. A lazy employee will just say something like "If it's not on the shelf, we probably don't have it." Don't accept this as fact. Ask them if they can check a scanner to look. You'll probably get some resistance and if they don't want to look for you or give you an excuse, ask to get them to call someone who will and that will usually get them to (they don't want to get on a walkie talkie asking another employee to look cos their boss will reply wondering why they can't do it). If it says there is a case is in the back, it will always have a backroom shelf number. The scanners will tell them that location and makes it easier for them to locate the case.
Most of the time, they'll disappear for a few minutes and come back out with the case. They have to scan the box out from the shelving location. If they come back empty handed either a few things happened. Either another employee didn't scan out the case and product did make it to the shelf (could be anywhere in the store). Also, the product could've been stolen. Big box stores have problems with internal theft. Another and most frustrating reason could be that the employee never looked at all. They could've got stopped by another customer on the way to the back, helped them, forgot about you, went back to the department seeing you there waiting and have a moment of realization and just settles on "Nope, couldn't find it." I had this happen and it was obvious, so I went to a different department and asked a different employee. They went back and disappeared for a while but then came out with the product. Ever since then I always have another employee double check. The closest Wal-Mart to me is 30 miles so I don't like making a wasted trip, especially when brickseek claims they have 6+ quantity of each SKU.
...especially when brickseek claims they have 6+ quantity of each SKU.Can't locate the SKU's on the Walmart listing. Mind sharing them? I see numbers but not sure what one is right or if its even the right number.
Can't locate the SKU's on the Walmart listing. Mind sharing them? I see numbers but not sure what one is right or if its even the right number.UPC's:
630509935635 (Egon Spengler)
630509935642 (Ray Stantz)
630509935611 (Peter Venkman)
630509935628 (Winston Zeddmore)
630509935666 (Stay Puft)
630509935680 (Slimer/Green Ghost)
If you use these on Brickseek, it'll take you to the direct Wal-Mart links.
Here are also the Fright Features figure UPC's.
5010993688982 (Ray Stantz)
5010993717071 (Winston Zeddemore)
5010993688999 (Egon Spengler)
5010993717064 (Peter Venkman)
How accurate is Brickseek? They are telling me my store has 5 out of 6 figures with many figures having 6+ copies in stock.It's been very accurate for me, but I have had a few wasted trips. Yeah, that's probably accurate as a lot of the stores are currently receiving restocks, so now is the time to hunt if you haven't been lucky in finding these figures yet. Beat those scalpers and resellers at their own game by getting there first. Pay the retail price and let the resellers go hungry. They'll survive a day or two of not being able to eat lobster and caviar every night.
How accurate is Brickseek? They are telling me my store has 5 out of 6 figures with many figures having 6+ copies in stock.I just made a 1 hour one trip because that site claimed that store had them in stock. It did not, I wouldn't trust it.
Brickseek has not at all been accurate, and neither has the Walmart website stock check. At this point I think you just have to bank on being lucky.We pre-ordered we shouldn't have to be lucky. They should be shipping those figures to us first not the damn stores.
--- Dr. Venkman (GB1, deleted scene)
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