- Oct 9, 2014
Ya .. the figures are awfully expensive. My son was more into the Galatic Heroes figures (smaller figures for preschoolers and early elementary school kids). I think they stopped that line as well. We dont see any Episode IX toys for that line.That's definitely true. Target did a pretty big section for Force Friday, but they seem to have dwindled - like nothing has been restocked. I think that's just the nature of it now. TRU used to place BIG orders and others stores could benefit from that as the manufacturers were tooled up to fill them. Excess stock would wind up at discount stores too. Part of the issue is how expensive toys have gotten. They want over 10 bucks for a 3.75" action figure these days - it's a hard sell.
I will just say this .. my wife went to Ollies ( a chain surplus store). The Star Wars Toy section there (even though it was older toys and Funko Pops) was larger than Target and Wal Mart combined. That definitely shows that Star Wars toys just was either over produced or just not selling well.
Probably didnt help that Star Wars was pushing the Lets market Star Wars to girls thing and those Forces of Destiny dolls sat on the shelves for a while.
Maybe Star Wars just isnt registering with the young generation .. my son is mainly into it because of me. *shrug*