For the past couple of  years, right around the holidays, Mattel headquarters here in Southern California opens a big holiday clearance tent sale in the parking lot behind their campus.   They have a retail store on site too and also open a few regional stores for the month of December, but the tent sale really deals in bulk.

Last year I picked up 20-30 Cars from Pixar’s Cars to fill out my loose set.  They were $1.00each, spread out in 2 giant bins… and it was a MADHOUSE scramble of people trying to find each different one they had!  Another item of interest was TMX Elmo.   They had several pallets of those for really cheap.  The only catch?   They all spoke Spanish!

I stopped by during my lunch break this week to see if there was anything interesting, and this was the first thing that greeted me when I walked in the doors:

 The stack in the picture above is on top of four pallets pushed together.  There were three of these four pallet stacks in the tent.   The only figures in the stacks: The Demon, Red Tornado, and Penguin.    They were $3.99 each.

So, the next time you think wave one of DCUC is clogging up the pegs in your local store… it could be a LOT worse!


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