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Aside from this (nothing new in 3 months), only Hot Ones they ever got were the very first batch (2011) but Matchbox stuff comes in regularly surprisingly enough. Many of the other Kmarts locally are in similar shabby shape. Anyone else's this bad?
 

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There haven't been any KMarts in my area for years. But my Target usually looks about the same nearly every time I go at least as far as the mainlines.

No love the the Bluebird in your area?
 

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Wow. You would cry if you saw the pegs around here.We don't get any of the GL and M2's but I feel blessed after seeing that.TONS of newer mainlines. That is just bad business. All that retail space going to waste.
 

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If you think that's bad you should see my local Walmart. Less then that. Besides I se a cougar, a bluebird,a yellow mustang, a Cobra, a VW Thing, and a Corvette that I would snag off the pegs.
 

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Holy Cow.... You have double the peg space than the K-Mart near me.... I am lucky if their is 10 pegs.... Oh, and yes, mine is that bad too :eek:
 

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I agree!
Not much to brag about around here since the first of the year (at any store).
It appears that the cooperate purchasing representatives for all but the "overflow stores" have moved on to more profitable merchandise. Hot Wheels as well as other diecast toys simply aren't a high profit item at retail.
Blame the economy, I suppose. :(
Collector interest is [seemingly] becoming more and more diminished as a result.
 

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Add to that several KMarts across the country are closing. One near my work has the big STORE CLOSING signs out; guess it's the same at some others.
 

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My local Walmart is just as bad for around a month. I asked them today to check when they were getting more. They checked and said more enroute and noe at the distributor's warehouse. I'm wondering if they haven't shipped any to the distributors lately.
 

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This was my local K a little over a year ago... They've rarely been quite that bad since. The pegs are currently stocked to the gills with mainlines, I even found a reg Hunt tonight. But I buy hardly any mainlines anymore so.

No sign of a JL, GL, M2 or even a Jada here in at least four years. We have some Masters of the Universe cars warming the pegs on the adult collectable front. And the MB's are a trickle, as always... But they have all the Pixar Cars and UFC dolls on clearance your heart could desire! :freak:

 

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Looks like the Target stores in our area, actually you have more than one of the Targets and other isn't much better. Can't say anything about Kmart stock - our Kmart closed years - and years - ago.
 

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Hot Wheels as well as other diecast toys simply aren't a high profit item at retail.
While HW's are not high margin merchandise, they are a top selling item as noted by the green labels on the pegs... I don't think the economy is to blame so much as KMart's own numbskull retail style. Like dusty items on "clearance" for three times more than they probably should be, if they are truly on clearance. No sense there.
 

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While HW's are not high margin merchandise, they are a top selling item as noted by the green labels on the pegs... I don't think the economy is to blame so much as KMart's own numbskull retail style. Like dusty items on "clearance" for three times more than they probably should be, if they are truly on clearance. No sense there.
When Matty did away with the "green stripe" they pretty much killed their iconic 'TH series' in the views of most collectors (IMUO}.
This move may well be the death of the HWs fad .... even the naive purchasing agents at K-Mart cooperate may be seeing that.
RIP TH series !!!
 

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When Matty did away with the "green stripe" they pretty much killed their iconic 'TH series' in the views of most collectors (IMUO}.
This move may well be the death of the HWs fad .... even the naive purchasing agents at K-Mart cooperate may be seeing that.
RIP TH series !!!
Actually I meant the green stripes KMart uses on the price labels attached to the pegs. Not the TH green stripe. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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Speaking of Pixar, I noticed today that Walmart has put all those rows on rows of Pixar pegs on a 'rollback' from 3.47 or 3.97 (I forget which) to 1.97 (can we say "Clearance" not rollback?). All I can say is it's about time. Maybe Target and the others will soon follow suit and they'll start freeing up some pegs for a little more diversity? Although, in the real world, they'll probably just refill them with the next fad. Probably Avenger merchandise?
 

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Nice treasure hunt find congrats.:wave::thumbsup:
 

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The past few times I've stopped, my local Wal-Mart is just about as bad. I haven't been to my 'local' Kmart in a while, it takes nearly 40 minutes to get there. Too far to go to play the odds. (Although my luck has been pretty good the past couple of weeks...)

On the other hand, my local Wally still has tons of the "Cars of the Decades" warming the pegs. I wish they'd put them on clearance and get us some new stock.
 
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