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Thread: I'm done searching Wal Mart and Target for Megos

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    I'm done searching Wal Mart and Target for Megos

    I was excited when I heard Mego was coming to Target. Target is about 60 miles from me and anytime I was within 20 or 30 miles of that area I felt compelled to go there and search. Very low success rate. Out of about a dozen trips there I found what I was looking for twice. I had no desire for Tootie, Norm, etc. Wal Mart is ten minutes from my house, so I was super excited when I read Megos were coming. Same story. Out of dozens of trips to Wal Mart I had my choice of the two or three peg warmers that were there but found what I wanted maybe twice . It finally dawned on me that I was repeating the same action over and over expecting a different result. The thrill of finding Megos in the wild at retail has finally been overpowered by frustration. I don't know where the weak link is in the supply chain and at this point I don't care. I'm done.

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    I know the feeling. I would love it if all the stores in my area that are overwhelmed with Funko Pops would replace all of them with an equal amount and just as much variety of Mego figures. They would be so much more popular if they could just get out to the market more than they currently are.
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    Target hasn’t been carrying new Mego figures since 2019, but they are going to start carrying new figures this year.

    Was your Walmart on the list of stores that carry Mego? Some people couldn’t find them even when their store made the list because they were making the mistake of looking in the toy isle as opposed to the electronics section.
    Expectation is the death of discovery.

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    I know the feeling. After a while, it feels like beating a dead horse. Same thing with the MOTU line. After driving all over town (and out of town) for 2 weeks visiting different Walmarts, I finally collected line 1, then I said to myself, do I really want to do this again for wave 2, wave 3, etc... and the answer was no! I was burnt out! By that time, I didn't even care anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonGhost View Post
    Target hasn’t been carrying new Mego figures since 2019, but they are going to start carrying new figures this year.

    Was your Walmart on the list of stores that carry Mego? Some people couldn’t find them even when their store made the list because they were making the mistake of looking in the toy isle as opposed to the electronics section.
    Yeah, this Wal Mart has/had them but more often than not, the pegs were empty.

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    As much fun as it is finding Megos and MOTU Origins you are looking for on store pegs I have come to the conclusion that more often than not there's going to be the same old peg warmers and / or empty pegs. I just preorder everything from BBTS now as soon as it's announced and not worry about chasing them down in stores. I still check Wal-Mart and Target from time to time and if I find something I'm looking for it's a surprise. If not then it's still coming in the mail later.

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    The problem with relying on mail-order is one never knows about condition. I'm particularly interested in paint apps.

    Also, some vendors only take certain types of payment, effectively rendering me a second-class customer.
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    I am also very picky about condition of figure and package since my primary collection is MIB/MOC so I normally do the collector grade option on BBTS if offered on the particular item. I am also very picky about paint apps. The paint apps are fine on most of the figures I get in the mail with a few exceptions but beggars can't be choosers.

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    Condition?

    To be honest I have found in store being more of an issue than ordering if condition of the package is a concern. The old days of many products on the shelf is gone. Folks are handling in store.

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    I don’t mean to sound stupid, maybe this has already been mentioned? but could Paul (Dr. Mego) sell the new mego figures on his website?

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