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Old Yesterday, 11:13 AM   #2681
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Old Yesterday, 11:14 AM   #2682
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What's been really frustrating for me is the app shows that this is in stock at my local Target (which it's NEVER done, even when I'm literally looking at the product on a shelf in-store), but when I go over there, they're not out and the employees can't locate them in the back.
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Old Yesterday, 11:54 AM   #2683
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What's been really frustrating for me is the app shows that this is in stock at my local Target (which it's NEVER done, even when I'm literally looking at the product on a shelf in-store), but when I go over there, they're not out and the employees can't locate them in the back.
Oddly enough, Target by me showed nothing in stock and had 3 Traag and Grantior packs on the shelf... which I have already.

First time I've seen the Cartoon packs on shelf since early August with the Casey and Foot.
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Old Yesterday, 11:56 AM   #2684
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Oddly enough, Target by me showed nothing in stock and had 3 Traag and Grantior packs on the shelf... which I have already.

First time I've seen the Cartoon packs on shelf since early August with the Casey and Foot.
If you see Traag and Granitor sets on the shelf again I’d be willing to pay for a set if that’s something you are up for . Take care
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Old Yesterday, 12:01 PM   #2685
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Oddly enough, Target by me showed nothing in stock and had 3 Traag and Grantior packs on the shelf... which I have already.

First time I've seen the Cartoon packs on shelf since early August with the Casey and Foot.
Same as above. I have a buddy that is looking for one. I already resorted to eBay for mine. Will throw in a couple extra bucks for your time as well.
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Old Yesterday, 12:29 PM   #2686
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So I found a Triceraton and Roadkill pack today but the story that comes with it is littered with nonsense.

On everyone's recommendation here, I set the two-packs up to be notified when in stock from the Target app. When I got up this morning I saw the convo here and checked the app on my own. To my surprise it says that the Triceraton pack is in stock at my store.

The BS that comes with it - no notification from the Target app even though I set it up. Supreme bull $#!(.

So I get in my car and question myself for even bothering with this stuff anymore, and I go to the Target. I walk in and there's nothing on the NECA shelf. Behind me I can hear two Target employees talking (one of them is the same guy I've known for years from an LCS who told me that the employees are buying this stuff as they drop into the store). I strike up lighthearted convo with them laughing about how the app said these were in stock, but of course they aren't. They say to each other that they saw "Bob" (or whoever) removing the old inventory and taking it into the back. I don't know what this means but I ask if they can check. The younger kid asks me which one's I'm looking for and I tell him "hey thank you for looking, man. I'm looking for any of them. I haven't found a single two pack in a year". He looks a little annoyed by me not having specifics. He goes in the back and comes back out with the Triceraton set - one of them and that's it. I tell him thank you and ask with a laugh - "that's all we've got back there?" He says that's it, I thank him and leave.

The BS that comes with it - why are these being stashed in the back? If it's evidence of employee scalpers, that's BS. If it's evidence of the store manager trying to stop employee scalpers that's still BS because it leaves it to too many nonsense variables for a consumer to extract one from "the back".



So a few miles away and on the way home is another Target. I stop there to test my luck. There's nothing on the shelves there although the girl that works in electronics and by the NECA stuff is there talking about one-per-customer baseball card packs or something like that with another shopper. She and I start chatting and she tells that she's pretty sure there isn't any Ninja Turtles stuff left. She says that they are expecting a "big" shipment on Friday though and she makes a big animated to-do about the word "big". Right away I'm feeling that she's basically full of $#!( because of the manipulative exaggeration, but I roll with it. Although I can't help but ask - "well that sounds great... um... but I thought a NECA rep managed this inventory independently of big shipments". Her response and....

The BS that comes with it..... is that they don't even have a NECA rep anymore. She says that she hasn't seen a rep in their store in weeks and that she thinks the last NECA rep quit because he was sick of getting into fights. I ask her what that means and she says that apparently people would see the NECA rep and cause him trouble and some people would just walk up and shove him and pick fights. I'm dumbfounded by this, but at the same time nothing surprises me anymore, although I can't help but wonder about the 360 degree total sum of whatever that was about.

I don't know. I got a Triceraton pack. I'm not even excited. This whole thing feels like ******** and it's not worth basically any negative energy. It's another fifty I could've thrown into the stock market. Honestly I don't even know why I'm hanging in there with these anymore - and I feel this way sitting here amidst a minor consumer success. I found a two pack.
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Old Yesterday, 12:39 PM   #2687
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That's why I have no problem paying extra to "scalpers" to not have to deal with let down after letdown in every retail store. The bottom line is if you are not at the store at the right place and the right time, you get nothing. I don't like paying more for things at all,but it beats the head ache of wasting my time, gas, wear and tear on my car to come up empty handed (and it happens every time). RETAIL sucks anymore. It will NEVER be like the glory days of the 80's and 90's of finding things in the store. So, sadly most of my buying these comes through, what you guys complain about, Scalpers. They do me a service for not having to deal with other collectors chasing everything out there and the retail stores.
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Old Yesterday, 02:06 PM   #2688
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Apologies, as I can't figure out how to link it on mobile, but NECA just posted an update on Instagram. Basically, everything is pushed back and they apologized for the Target drop and will update us as soon as they have more info.
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Old Yesterday, 02:07 PM   #2689
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On everyone's recommendation here, I set the two-packs up to be notified when in stock from the Target app. When I got up this morning I saw the convo here and checked the app on my own. To my surprise it says that the Triceraton pack is in stock at my store.

The BS that comes with it - no notification from the Target app even though I set it up. Supreme bull $#!(
I'm not sure what you're saying here. The notification for the app is to alert you when things come instock online, not your local store. Granted it doesn't always work for THAT, but they haven't come online yet, and it will never notify you when a store gets something.
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Old Yesterday, 02:09 PM   #2690
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Starting to think this one isn't going up online at all.
Came here to post the same. I think we missed the window for these to actually get online stock.
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM   #2691
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Photos courtesy of Aleks over on Fwoosh.

Kinda bummed that Splinter/Baxter and Krang were pushed all the way to 2021. Heck, I'm even bummed we have to wait another few weeks for the next 2-pack. I've been having good luck though, I can understand that some people are getting burned out big time.
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Old Yesterday, 02:21 PM   #2692
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Oddly enough, Target by me showed nothing in stock and had 3 Traag and Grantior packs on the shelf... which I have already.

First time I've seen the Cartoon packs on shelf since early August with the Casey and Foot.
Which Target in Wisconsin?
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Old Yesterday, 03:37 PM   #2693
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Kinda bummed that Splinter/Baxter and Krang were pushed all the way to 2021. Heck, I'm even bummed we have to wait another few weeks for the next 2-pack. I've been having good luck though, I can understand that some people are getting burned out big time.
I missed all that news, NECA post that on Facebook? Did they say anything about the Rodney set going live on Target?
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Old Yesterday, 04:02 PM   #2694
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I sent a message to NECA yesterday for the online release and asking if they had any idea and no response
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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM   #2695
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I missed all that news, NECA post that on Facebook? Did they say anything about the Rodney set going live on Target?
Posted on Instagram. Apologies I didn't link this in my earlier post as I was on my phone.

They also apologize for the Triceraton/Roadkill Rodney drop, but essentially say they're not sure what's going on with Target and will let us know when they have more information.
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Old Yesterday, 04:51 PM   #2696
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I'm not sure what you're saying here. The notification for the app is to alert you when things come instock online, not your local store. Granted it doesn't always work for THAT, but they haven't come online yet, and it will never notify you when a store gets something.
Okay. Point taken. Yet this somehow also solidified even further how it's still BS either way....
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Greetings fellow turtle-heads,

I'd like to present myself, a long-time lurker involved in another turtles forum but wanted to enter the conversation here. I detect the presence of level heads (mostly lol) and conductive to sharing this very particular interest.

For a quick bg, I am a collector of both the cartoon and movie lines, which I am mostly caught up with (still seeking out a super shredder and film foot soldiers).

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Okay. Point taken. Yet this somehow also solidified even further how it's still BS either way....
I would not be surprised at all if next year, early next year even, Neca puts the 2 packs on their site. At least the more in-demand ones like Splinter and Krang-Android. There's been simply too much bull-s-h-i-t and angry fans from Neca to feign ignorance. There might be a contract with target for a limited run of store preorders, who knows, but I hope its not the last time we see the one-week PO system. At least that is my hope. Perhaps some of you guys know how well those particular sales did, though I suspect they weren't terrible.

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I don't know. This whole thing feels like ******** and it's not worth basically any negative energy.
I feel ya brother; it's become a stressful hobby (by choice) but you start to wonder if the effort/anger/patience is warranted given Necas cockiness around the issues with distribution/online sales. I give them credit for some things they did very well (the aforementioned 1 week PO system) however I suspect there is some hesitation to "preserve brand value." Who knows.
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I'd love the rock soldier set, since those characters never got a proper treatment from Playmates, but I'm simply not going to drive around to random Targets, especially when COVID numbers are spiking again, in search of them. It's really a shame that NECA and/or Target can't get their crap together--it's not even like these are some kind of numbered, ultra-limited release. At least then it would make sense why it's so difficult for so many people to get hold of the figures. But my goodness, even Bebop and Rocksteady, among the best known and most beloved characters outside of the turtles themselves, have been difficult to get. It's just not worth the hassle anymore.
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I gotta be honest. That Krang Android body isn't doing it for me. I don't really know why. If they put it up for preorder I will probably pick one up, but I won't be too upset if I don't find one otherwise.
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Old Today, 01:53 PM   #2700
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I gotta be honest. That Krang Android body isn't doing it for me. I don't really know why. If they put it up for preorder I will probably pick one up, but I won't be too upset if I don't find one otherwise.
For me, it's because his legs are way too thin and the stomach cavity is way too wide. Makes it look much fatter than it should be.
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