Category Archives: Walmart

A tale of two Walmarts

It's time to share some more coveted inside information that all toy collectors should know! I know all too well that I'm a lucky bastard. My town is big enough that there are two Walmarts. If I'm willing to drive, … Continue reading

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Rustin's Spoils of the Week #13

Whew. Finally a slow week after a couple blitzkriegs on the ol' wallet. This one brings us some three quarters of the Toys R US Thor Minimates, the completion of PotC:OST 6 inch series 1, a touch of the Lego … Continue reading

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Wal*Mart's pricing strategy backfires

According to an article in Time magazine, Wal*Mart's most recent round of price-cutting has been a failure: Earlier this year, the retailer tried to spark sluggish U.S. sales by lowering its prices - already bargains - even further. One analyst … Continue reading

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Somebody's confused

So I was at Wal*Mart this afternoon, and saw something new: a boxed set of Spider-Man 3 Superhero Squad figurines. You know, just like all the other SS sets - that sort of half-circle display, with the figures in front … Continue reading

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I've got a secret

Have you tried Wal*Mart's "Site to Store" shipping option? It's a handy little service where you can order something online and have it dropped off at your local Wal*Mart for no charge. Which, yeah, is cool and all, but who … Continue reading

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About toy store workers

In the discussion for our upcoming "Worst of the Year" award, people nominated stores. Yes, "stores." For bad selection and unhelpful employees. I kind of agree about the workers. The employees are doing a job, and if I was a … Continue reading

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