By now you’ve probably heard reports of Marshalls and TJ Maxx stores marking down the MTT to ridiculously low prices – if you’ve been waiting for your local store to mark one down, better head out quick… the Marshalls in my area had four of these marked at $59.00 as recently as Monday, then last night I swung by and they only had one left, for $39.00. So don’t delay, be on your way!
Reminder: Your mileage may vary. Just because many stores have marked these down doesn’t mean your local store has yet.
If you have a Marshalls or TJ Maxx store in your area, it may be worth your time to swing by and see if you can score any toys marked down. Many stores that have leftover 2013 stock are really slashing prices to make room for their 2014 toy sections. As always, your mileage and success may vary.
If you have a TJ Maxx or Marshalls store in your area, it may be worth your while to swing by and see what they are stocking for the Christmas shopping season. Many stores are still receiving older Legends figures for $4.99 each (which are fantastic kid and collector friendly figures), mid size vehicles in the Clone Wars line at discount prices, and even the giant MTT for $79.99.
It appears that TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores are gearing up for the Christmas season, as these stores continue to receive more of Habro’s older product at discount prices. So if you have one of these stores in your area, it may be worth your while to make a quick stop and see what you can find!
Marshalls stores are now getting in the both the older Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon and Plo Koon Jedi Starfighter, priced at $14.99 each. Head on over to the forums and let us know if you have been able to score these as well.
Personal Note: The cannon was cool; even at full price collectors and parents seemed to purchase them. The repainted Jedi Starfighter that has been rehashed over and over? We all know the answer to that and how those things kept the Mandalorian ship from hitting like it was intended. I would assume that Marshalls stores will sell the cannons fast, but the Plo Koon ship… not so much. They’ll continue to sit at this discount store just like nearly all Jedi Starfighters have for the past several years and will end up having to be clearanced.
Hasbro’s initial Class II Vehicle Assortment, after a very short-lived shelf life, started showing up at discount stores several months ago. Stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx, unable to move these items, are now clearancing them down to $7.00 each. So if you have one of these stores in your area, and want to buy smaller versions of what you already have, now’s the time to get them on the super cheap.
Personal Note: One can’t help but remember how excited the Hasbro Star Wars team was when they announced these. It seemed in their minds, the smaller/cheaper scale was the answer to their 2012 problems. The overwhelming consense at the time from collectors across forums here and other sites was that this new scale was not a good idea, and look where we are now. Rather than understand the problem Hasbro created in 2012 by pushing product everyone already had, they appear to have made their mess even deeper… at least in my eyes. I’m not much of a fan of the 5POA style either, and am hoping that Hasbro isn’t planning on this sort of strategy with the Episode VII line.
TJMaxx and Marshalls stores are marking down the smaller scale vehicles – down from $14.99 to $10.00 (and even $7.00 in some cases).
You know the market isn’t accepting Hasbro’s lineup when discount stores, who already have their prices lower than standard retail, are clearancing Hasbro’s product.
Personal suggestion for Hasbro – Stop making smaller vehicles like these. The lower pricepoint doesn’t matter if everyone already has better versions of these toys. Instead, focus on making new items that haven’t been made before, or improving your product.
And it’s a collective punch in the gut to a large portion of your loyal fanbase to refuse to make dioramas/playsets, yet continue down this failed path with this line of vehicles. It’s bad business too. Just ask the retailers who are unable to move this type of product for a profit.
Hasbro’s disaster line from 2012 continues to show up at discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls – as just today, I saw more of this stuff that wasn’t there just a couple days ago.
One has to wonder just how much of this stuff Hasbro produced… and it’s hard to not feel that Hasbro’s poor decisions with this line are the prime reason for the change in Hasbro’s business model to switch to cheaper, 5POA figures rather than their official reasoning of “changes in kids’ play habits.”
TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores have been known from time to time to have some odd markdowns – at times clearancing some items, but leaving others (of the exact same SKU#) at full price.
Forum member darthapathy also recently came across some sporadic markdowns at his local TJ Maxx.
So keep your eyes peeled when at these discount stores – you never know what you may come across, or if it might be marked down cheaper than you think.
The evidence of just how bad 2012 was for Hasbro continues to surface as even more of the weak offerings from Movie Heroes pile up at discount chains like TJ Maxx. If you passed on most of the vehicle repacks like so many other collectors, they are showing up at TJ Maxx and Marshalls for $16.99 and the battle packs for $11.99.
Facebook reader Adam V. also reports that Dewbacks are appearing at Ross stores for $13.99.