YAK_Chewie wrote:It seems as though Hasbro wanted to kill this line.
Sense great greed I do. It's really stupid of Hasbro to do this.. I saw Indy figures at Wal-Mart for $2.50 a piece in the clearance area.. vehicles were $15.00..
Wal-Mart wields an absolutely extraordinary influence over their retailers.
From all I've heard on the various Indy forums, Wal-Mart stores are choking on Indy product.
That is not the case at any of the stores I frequent, which are primarily TRU and Target. There is a very small amount of product on the shelves and it's been that way for months.
I have no Wal-Marts in my area.
My guess is that Wal-Mart has a LOT to do with the death of the line.
It seems like they wildly overestimated the amount of product they could sell and over ordered by a significant degree.
Given the lousy, lousy case assortments, that only made the problem worse. From everything I'm hearing, even the uber-rare Last Crusade wave is, in fact, plentiful in many Wal-Marts.
And it seems like they've stopped ordering more product and are clearancing out what they have. They have probably told Hasbro that they won't stock the line anymore, or at least in big numbers.
This is speculation on my part, but its consistent with all the facts and Wal-Marts S.O.P.
If Wal-Mart won't stock your product, you're as good as dead.