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by Daniel Pickett
August 27, 2015
Star Wars Funko    BENTONVILLE, AR., Aug. 27, 2015 – Walmart is gearing up for the 2015 holiday season by kicking off its first-ever Toy Week with a sneak peek at some of the top toys for the holidays as chosen by kids. The retailer’s Toy Week reveals some of the biggest holiday trends and comes in front…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 20, 2015
gamestop-store GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Geeknet through a tender offer (the “Offer”) to purchase all outstanding shares of Geeknet, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: GKNT) for $20.00 per share in cash, without interest thereon and less any applicable withholding taxes (the “Offer Price”). Following the completion of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 27, 2015
DCMultiverseTF15pic1 The other day a friend of mine reached out to me to say he had gotten a message from an online retailer that Mattel’s 4″ DC Comics Multiverse line had been canceled.   This was surprising to be because we had just seen production versions of 8-10 NEW figures back in February in the Mattel showroom…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 23, 2015
toys-r-us-time-square4 It was announced this past week by CommercialObserver.com the Toys R Us would not be renewing the lease on their flagship store space in Time Square.    There’s a good chance the store will move to a smaller location in Times Square, but the current locating with it’s multi-story Ferris wheel, T-rex and impressive seasonal…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 18, 2015
I saw this display at a Target store in November 2014. This was at a Target store in Los Angeles that I don’t normally visit.  I’ve never seen it anywhere else again. It was made of plexiglass and bolted to the shelves.  The projector was fully encased in thick plexi so that it couldn’t be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2015
WarpoFigures First Action Figures Based on the Legendary World of H.P. Lovecraft Release in Comic, Toy and Hobby Stores Nationwide Today CHICAGO, IL (February 10, 2015): From a successful Kickstarter less than a year ago, to toy stores across the country, Warpo is thrilled to announce the Legends of Cthulhu retro action figure line releases today….

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 3, 2015
TargetLogo1 Fifteen new stores focus on localization and guest experience, including two TargetExpress locations in the Washington, D.C. area and one in Chicago February 02, 2015 12:29 PM Eastern Standard Time – MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) will open 15 stores in 2015, including three distinct store formats: eight TargetExpress locations, one CityTarget and six general merchandise…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 26, 2015
McFTWDConstSetChart1 The following news on the McFarlane Toys ‘The Walking Dead” construction sets was posted today over on Todd McFarlane’s official Facebook page: The Walking Dead building sets are coming to THOUSANDS of MORE STORES!!!!! Beginning now…!!!!! When we first launched our THE WALKING DEAD building sets last fall exclusively at Toys ”R” Us…. they couldn’t…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 15, 2015
TargetLogo1 Target Canada takes steps to ensure a fair and orderly exit, seeks Court approval to begin liquidation process under the CCAA Company provides update on fourth quarter performance in the U.S. MINNEAPOLIS — January 15, 2015 – Today Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) (the “Company”) announces that it plans to discontinue operating stores in Canada through its…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 16, 2014
20140516-143729.jpg I’m jetting off to celebrate the nuptials of our own Cantina Dan and walking through terminal 5 at LAX I came across a store I didn’t know existed – The Mattel Experience. It’s very well stocked with all the latest Mattel lines and has a better selection than any mass retailer or even the Mattel…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 2, 2014
TRU_Logo_New2 New CEO and U.S. President Discuss Plans to Make Company Fit for Growth by Fixing Foundational Issues, Putting Disciplines into Operational Processes and Right-Sizing Cost Structure; Strategic Plan Places Focus on Improving Customer Experience In-Store and Online, Simplifying Promotions and Developing a Clear Pricing Strategy   WAYNE, NJ (March 26, 2014) – At presentations today…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 28, 2014
IMG_6076 A couple of times a year Target stores set up special holiday sections of the stores.  We’ve reported on some of the past sales and items.  We are heading into Spring soon, so that means Easter is just around the corner.  That means that the holiday section has been over run with eggs, decorating kits,…

 

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