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by Daniel Pickett
December 21, 2015
MattelTent14pic1 It’s that time of year again! Once a year, at Mattel’s  headquarters in El Segundo, they hold their annual holiday tent sale.  This sale typically runs from Halloween until just before Christmas.  The tent is set up in a parking lot around the corner from their main building, close to their other retail store.   The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 1, 2015
BloomSW7Finn2 This past week Bloomingdale’s department store in New York City has been showing off an impressive display of costumes and props from the upcoming release of Star Wars The Force Awakens in their flagship store.  Bloomingdale’s has a long history of impressive window displays, and these are equally as impressive.   The displays were installed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 7, 2015
Target3DMeKiosk1 Over the past several weeks many Target stores across the US have been remodeling their stores.   Aisles are now wider, some aisle have been shortened with new featured displays added, the electronics area had a major face lift and there are more interactive displays in many sections of the stores.   Now some of…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2015
GB_Final_Game_Layout FIRST OFFICIAL GHOSTBUSTERS GAME IN NEARLY 30 YEARS Officially Licensed Ghostbusters™ Board Game available soon from Cryptozoic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Consumer Products Lake Forest, CA – Oct. 29, 2015 – Cryptozoic Entertainment today announced Ghostbusters™: The Board Game will be available on retail shelves starting November 11, 2015. The cooperative tabletop game lets fans relive…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 21, 2015
gamestop-store Retailer’s trade program, gift card exchanges, PowerUp Rewards points and layaway provide best value, most convenience and greatest flexibility October 19, 2015 11:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, will help customers stretch their dollars and save even more money…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 8, 2015
Force-Friday-NYCDisney1 More than 3,000 retail locations in the U.S. open at midnight to celebrate new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ products GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, merchandise inspired by the highly anticipated new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens launched at retailers around the globe as ‘Force Friday’ officially got underway. Hot off the heels of the 18+…

 

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,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 11, 2014
BatEG4inTargetDisplay1 As we start the new year and stores start re-setting their post-holiday aisles, more new products are hitting stores now.  As we saw at SDCC last year Mattel is thinking small when it comes to retail.  Smaller figures that is.   The “evergreen’ Batman line is shrinking from 5″ to 3.75” and Batman is bringing along…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 15, 2013
IMG_5363 For the past several years Target stores have been offering up some fun new seasonal items for fans of pop culture as part of their seasonal resets and this year is no exception.  As a part of this, Target has done a seasonal aisle of toys, food, ornaments and sometimes even exclusive figures.   The toys…

 

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