You may recall last year I wrote about the annual Mattel HQ store tent sale over on AFHub.com:
Once a year at Mattel’s Headquarters in El Segundo, as part of their regular company store, they have their annual tent sale. This sale typically runs from just after Halloween and runs until just before Christmas. The sale is primarily made up of bulk overstock. They used to do pop-up stores along with this in major cities like Dallas, Los Angeles and Chicago. These would usually be in buildings where some other retail business had already closed and ran the whole month of December. I believe that they have since stopped doing those pop-up stores.
Whatever items they put in this sale they always have a LOT of said item, like pallets full any given item. At past sales there are always some oddities like Spanish language talking Elmos, unsold Star Trek Barbie and Kens, and various other kid’s toys. However if you don’t like their selection that day, just wait a few days. There are new shipments each day and it’s a revolving door of product.
Two weeks ago I headed back to the annual sale to see what they were offering for their 2012 sale. Once again the pallets were back, and there was some collectors items, including two toys from MattyCollector.com. The pictures are a bit blurry as they were taken hastily with a camera phone.
First thing I found was some WWE figures and a pallet of the black and white version of the Arkham City Batman and Catwoman 2-packs.
Keeping with the WWE discovery was a whole pile of the Money in the Back ring sets.
For those Imaginext fans – Here’s a WHOLE LOT of one of the Batman figures.
There was a big bin of Cars stuff, color changers and the talking versions.
The two figures from Matty Collector were Ghostbusters II Slime Blaster Ray and the 12″ Superman the Movie Lex Luthor (not pictured).
That was the collector bits that I saw two weeks ago. I never had a chance to stop by again and see what they rotated into their sale, but this is a snapshot of that particular day.
Did anyone else go this year? Did you see anything different than what I saw?
||Posted by Daniel Pickett