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View Poll Results: What has been your Haulathon 2023 experience thus far?
Found some or all of the TMNT items in store 22 52.38%
Found nothing after multiple store searches 12 28.57%
Not participating in Haulathon 2023 due to price or frustration 8 19.05%
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Old 02-28-2023, 11:54 AM   #1
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Haulathon 2023

Just curious what the ratio is out there. Honesty is important.
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Old 02-28-2023, 12:21 PM   #2
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Greater Orlando area - went to three stores over the weekend:

Store 1: Super Target - nothing (usually has NECA stuff way later than most)

Store 2: mini-Target, no collector section

Store 3: Super Target - found everything except the accessory pack and Man Ray. Figures were on an end cap in the doll section.
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Old 02-28-2023, 12:42 PM   #3
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Counting on the stuff I want being available for less hassle (as an international) later on.
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Old 02-28-2023, 12:52 PM   #4
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Been to 4 stores, only found Red Ronin and nothing else.
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Old 02-28-2023, 01:14 PM   #5
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There isn't an option for "went to the store once to get milk and didn't see anything".

But... that's me.
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Old 02-28-2023, 02:28 PM   #6
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Somehow I walked into two Targets trying to make up my mind which figures I wanted to buy *if I saw them* and somehow walked out with Gargoyles: Hudson, Splinter as Van Helsing, and the Ultimate Kessler Werewolf.
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Old 02-28-2023, 03:12 PM   #7
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I'm in Madison, WI and saw nothing at 4 stores. Well, not nothing, but nothing NEW. They had a fair number of Vernon/Rat King, Wingnut/Screwloose, the Frogs...even a Channel 6 set in one case. No HaulAThon aisle end whatsoever.
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Old 02-28-2023, 03:53 PM   #8
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I found some of them. I found all the toon stuff except for the superhero Bebop and Rocksteady figures. I didn't see any of the Archie or Mirage stuff except for one box of the Shredder clones.

Anywho, I ended up going home with some stuff, but... I hesitated on getting any of the street gang punks. And ultimately, I decided not to get them. See, if Scrag hadn't been behind a $200 paywall (preventing me from being able to afford him at the time), I would have gone all in with these guys, but... I really don't like the idea of having an incomplete set of them. So I passed. On one hand, I'm sad that I'll never have the whole gang. On the other, at least I saved myself a fair chunk of change, especially with the recent price increase.
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Old 02-28-2023, 06:04 PM   #9
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I'm in Madison, WI and saw nothing at 4 stores. Well, not nothing, but nothing NEW. They had a fair number of Vernon/Rat King, Wingnut/Screwloose, the Frogs...even a Channel 6 set in one case. No HaulAThon aisle end whatsoever.
Exactly the same here in Missouri!
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Old 03-01-2023, 09:43 AM   #10
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Going to try again tomorrow and if nothing then I plan to order the toon series and spider gremlin. I’m fairly certain bbts will have the mirage and Archie sets up for preorder the next few months. Targets the only one with the toon series other than maybe the neca store.
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Old 03-02-2023, 08:26 AM   #11
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Well, just found out why the stores aren’t participating, the vendor quit coming to them. On line ordering it is.
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Old 03-02-2023, 09:13 AM   #12
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Well, just found out why the stores aren’t participating, the vendor quit coming to them. On line ordering it is.
Interesting! Was it just NECA specifically or something broader?
Wonder how common that kind of situation is for local chapters of big-box chain stores?
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Old 03-02-2023, 09:27 AM   #13
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Interesting! Was it just NECA specifically or something broader?
Wonder how common that kind of situation is for local chapters of big-box chain stores?
Don’t know, decided to grab the mummy accessory set and left.
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Old 03-02-2023, 11:13 AM   #14
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Sounds like that's a wrap!
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Old 03-02-2023, 02:08 PM   #15
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Well, just found out why the stores aren’t participating, the vendor quit coming to them. On line ordering it is.
This is true. I was told the neca vendor's never show up and employees are supposedly not allowed to touch the neca stuff (mostly true from working at a TRU as the same nonsense happened there). I don't know why NECA treats their **** as some scared product and just let the target employees put it out.
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Old 03-02-2023, 02:54 PM   #16
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Does anyone have the link for Haulathon online for tomorrow?
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Old 03-02-2023, 03:58 PM   #17
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Does anyone have the link for Haulathon online for tomorrow?
nothing is live yet
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Old 03-02-2023, 04:20 PM   #18
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Links? sure. I posted these on a Discord I'm on. I can't promise all the links are accurate until they are tested. But it might be helpful. The links are divided into two sections: the items speculated to go live tomorrow morning, and all the remaining items which are TBD:

Haulathon Week 1 (Mar 3rd @ 6AM PST/8AM CST/9AM ET presumed timing) & price estimates:
Cartoon Accessory Set $59.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88107651

Archie Comics Man Ray $39.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103810

TMNT Cartoon Rhino-Man & Mighty Hog 2pk $59.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103813

TMNT Shredder Clones
https://www.target.com/p/mirage-comi...s/-/A-88103818

Haulathon Future Weeks with estimated pricing:
Archie Comics Dreadmon $36.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103812

Archie Comics Jagwar TBD
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103846

Toon Mona Lisa vs. Dirk Savage 2pk $54.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103811

Cartoon Lotus vs. Chaka Hatchi 2pk $54.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103809

TMNT Cartoon Ultimate REX-1 $36.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103816

Universal Monsters X TMNT Casey Jones as the Phantom $36.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103815

Cartoon Short Gangster ( Dumbo ) & Tall Thug ( Dopey ) 2pk $54.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103819

Toon Jersey Red & Grunt 2pk $54.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103807

Usagi Yojimbo Black & White $36.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103808

Ultimate Red & Black $36.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103817

Mirage Comics Ultimate Zog $49.99
https://www.target.com/p/-/A-88103814
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Old 03-03-2023, 10:55 AM   #19
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Well, just found out why the stores aren’t participating, the vendor quit coming to them. On line ordering it is.
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Interesting! Was it just NECA specifically or something broader?
Wonder how common that kind of situation is for local chapters of big-box chain stores?
Something probably happened to the person in charge of those accounts, or perhaps they quit, but that's a failure on supervisors/managers for that specific area not to pull in others to cover it, assuming they're aware their employee hasn't been making the visits.

Those stores really aught to contact the vendor or 3rd party company if that's what NECA uses. That is ridiculous though if the stuff is likely there in the back room, but the store employees can't touch it.


Edit: OR those stores are a complete ass about misplacing the shipments and/or blocking access to them in the vendor's designated spots. I'd hope Target would be better than Walmart... but my Walmart is often a mess and loooves to do that to me and its other vendors sometimes.



Don't own any NECA stuff (yet) and only got a second, closer Target a couple years ago and it's not the best at actually having TMNT, so never really paid much attention that Haulathon was an actual "event" sort of thing. I see it's a Friday thing, correct? Is it just through this month?

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Old 03-03-2023, 07:01 AM   #20
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Well that was fast lol
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