View Full Version : Get thee to Big Lots! (JLU, DC Super Friends, DC Superheroes)
Aug 3, '07, 3:10 PM
Someone on RTM's Toy Buzz posted that they found the new DC Superheroes Cyborg Superman at Big Lots, so I ran over. I didn't see any new DC stuff and didn't want to waste a trip, so I hit their energy drink aisle. (I loves me some Monster.) They had all these weird off-brands for like 50 and 60 cents a can, so I went to grab a basket so I could buy one of each... that's when I noticed that their seasonal section at the front of the store had some interesting looking military figures.
I walked down the aisle to take a look and they had pegs of new toys I hadn't seen anywhere else, including:
JLU purple carded 3-packs. It looked like they only got one case, and the assortment included the Black Canary/Joker/Batman pack, the Superman/Supergirl/Steel pack and a single Hawkman/Rocket Red/Flash pack.
DC Superheroes Superman wave. Again, only one case out, but it was an assortment that had the new Cyborg Superman and, one I've been looking for for months, that cool black and silver Superman repaint. The rest of the assortment was villains... No red and blue Supergirl.
On the top shelf were the new DC Super Friends figures. I snagged a Superman, but they had Batman and Flash, too. I didn't dig to see if they had a Green Lantern, though...
This is the most I've spent on new toys in months, and I was practically jumping up and down. Just weird to find all of this stuff at an out-of-the-way store like Big Lots instead of Toys R Us or Target.
Earth 2 Chris
Aug 3, '07, 6:23 PM
I saw the same post at RTM Steve. Big Lots left our town last year, so I was bummed. However I knew were were going past Frankfort today on our way to Louisville Zoo, so I thought I'd stop in there at their Big Lots. I hit the best modern toy jackpot I believe I'd ever run across. Cyborg Supes and Mongul that I needed from DCSH (I left the black Superman). JLU Hawkman and Joker 3-packs. The first 3 basic Super Friends (Supes, Bats, Flash). My son also got a set of Super Friends. He loves them. Great line. Brings to mind the Super Powers and Comic Action with the plunger accessory.
I thought about picking some up for my pals here, but honestly chunkin' down $90 for modern figures was enough for today. Hit those Big Lots guys. They had at LEAST two cases of each there. I left multiples of each figure/set.
Aug 3, '07, 6:46 PM
It makes me feel better that you found only the first basic three DC Super Friends. I was so excited to find them that I completely forgot about looking to see if there was a Lex Luthor in the mix.
And I know what you mean about spending all that dough at one shot on new toys. There goes my allowance for this week!
Aug 3, '07, 7:10 PM
I saw the DC Super Friends at Kmart today. They had Batman, Superman, Lex, Green Lantern. I passed on all because I don't want to start YET another toyline. Happy Hunting!
Aug 3, '07, 8:29 PM
Great work guys. I can't hit our only one left until tomorrow. Hope I have good luck.
Earth 2 Chris
Aug 3, '07, 8:48 PM
From what I read on RTM today, your chances of finding gold at Big Lots is good Scott. Folks from all around were finding DC/Mattel goodness. Good luck to you!
Aug 3, '07, 10:51 PM
My Target had the new Superfriends for 7.99. TRU had them for $9.99, but the TRU Batmen were all black. I saw everybody but Flash so far. What was the Big Lots price point?
Aug 4, '07, 2:14 AM
$7.50. The JLU three packs and the DC Superheroes were $9. On top of just being able to find them, they were also cheaper at Big Lots than anywhere else.
Aug 4, '07, 9:44 AM
I'm hitting Big Lots this afternoon. I'm crossing my fingers.
Aug 4, '07, 11:04 PM
OK. Went to our Big Lots and the one 25 miles away. Struck out big time at both. No sign of anything new. Only Justice League stuff was some Watchtower playsets and some Mission Vison figures. Kids here in AL go back to school starting next week so the front was full of school supplies. I'll keep checking but I don't have high hopes. I really want that JLU Hawkman set and the Cybirg Supes.
Aug 5, '07, 6:41 AM
All ours has are Street Luge Batmen and Mission Vision Supes. TONS of them. Even at discount no one wants them. Why can't Mattel figure that out?
Aug 5, '07, 10:17 AM
Those were probably purchased as surplus, even though the Big Lots price doesn't show it. I saw the same JLU assortment at another salvage store (Ollies) last year... only Ollies cleared theirs out after Christmas.
Again, these new assortments are not in the regular toy department. I've been to three Big Lots and they were in different places in each... look for the seasonal aisles. I would have missed them completely had I not gone back for a basket.
Aug 5, '07, 4:13 PM
I struck out with the new figures yesterday at BigLots. I did pick up a Mission Vision Darkseid and the JL Watchtower for my son. The Target across the street only had the Super Friends figures: Supes, Bats, GL, & Lex. I'm hoping to have better luck next week when I head towards Rockford.
Aug 7, '07, 11:13 AM
I stopped by my local Big Lots today. They had the Superman, Bat-Man, and Flash Super Friends figures, as well as the JLU figures mentioned elsewhere. They also had a surpisingly large selection of Bratz dolls and accessories for cheap. Some of the Bratz clothing is great for Mego female bodies. They also had the Bratz Sushi Bar playset for $15.00. I was tempted to grab one, but decided to pass for now.
Aug 9, '07, 4:52 PM
How do the Bratz playsets compare with Megos scale-wise? I'd seen the sushi bar and thought about using it for Megos myself but wasn't sure how everything would work together with the Bratz stuff being 10 inch and Megos 8.
I too had considered getting the sushi bar, until that little voice in my head said, "Hey, stupid, it's a sushi bar! Why do your Mego figures need a sushi bar? Go look at the clothes instead!"
Aug 9, '07, 6:57 PM
I just got back from my big lots after reading everyone's post. I found everything everyone said was there, the one thing though is there a variant on the hawkman I bought one with red symbol and darker helmet and one with the orange symbol and lighter helmet??
Aug 9, '07, 8:11 PM
Yeah, that variant was documented on Action Figure Insider a few days ago... lucky! I like the darker version but only found the "neon red" one here.
Earth 2 Chris
Aug 10, '07, 7:36 AM
Someone at RTM posted the two Hawkmen a few weeks back, so I looked through all the JLU packs when I hit the jackpot last week. They were all the darker colored versions. If I had to pick one, I'd pick that one. Matches Hawkgirl's colors much better.
Aug 10, '07, 8:28 AM
Yeah, I picked up both for my collection. Also I have an extra hawkman 3 pack if anyone needs it, it was $9, shipping would be extra $6 for the packaged set and $3 if you would like it loose
Let me know
Aug 10, '07, 1:11 PM
OK. I made the rounds the other night. Hit Wal-mart, Target, and Big Lots again. Wal-mart had zero. No sigh of DCSH or JLU. Target just had the usual but they did finally get the DC Superfriends. But just Bats, Supes, and Flash. Had a little luck at Big Lots. Now, it had only been 4 nights since I was last there. They got in the DCSH and the JLU packs. I picked up the Cyborg Superman. The ONLY JLU packs they had were Bat/WW/Supes, Supes/SG/Steel, and BC/Joker/Bats. No sigh of Hawkman or any of the others (sigh). The search continues.
Aug 11, '07, 10:54 PM
After a 240 mile round trip and stops at 2 different Big Lots, a Target and Meijer's I found the Hawkman 3-pack, the Joker 3 Pack and several of the DC Superheroes Figures ( Cyborg Supes and Steel). I was hoping to find a Supergirl at least, but no luck. I'm keeping my eyes open for the JL single packs and hopefully I'll hit the jackpot this week when I have to travel by another Target on Wednesday. I'm still hunting for a lot of the 3 packs that should have been out just prior to this release, but no luck yet.
Aug 17, '07, 8:33 PM
At Big Lots tonight I found:
- JLU Black Canary/Joker/Bats
- JLU Hawkman/Flash/Red Rocket
- JLU Superman/Supergirl/Steel
- JLU Supes/Bats/WW
- DC SuperFriends Supes, Bats and Flash
- DC SuperHeroes Superman Black Suit, Steel, Mongul, Parasite
They had tons of these!
Aug 19, '07, 4:35 PM
Well,.. I have been to 3 different Big lots scince this post was started, 2 different times & I can not find that Cyborg Superman. I did find the 12" one at Toyrus though.. I just know when I buy him on EvilBay for 40 bucks,.. Then I will see him everywhere in stores. :yuk:
Aug 19, '07, 4:51 PM
wow I didn't read this before but I have 2 big lots with in a 10 mile radius,I'll see if I see any at mine for you guys
Aug 21, '07, 4:10 AM
My Big Lots has all the JLU figures if anybody still needs Hawkman and company.
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