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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2018, 08:08:38 PM »
I got my Dracula from a scalper... and was happy to pay them. In order to avoid the drama and sheer, unadulterated, mass chaos associated with being able to simply walk in the store and be given the honor of forking over my money for one,lol. Yay scalper,lol. Thank heavens Dracula has been the only one I wanted thus far. Except for the inevitable Carol Burnette show figure that will be coming. I would mow over a senior citizen to get that one,lol. :angel: ;) ;) ;D :angel:
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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2018, 08:17:54 PM »
The math doesn't seem to be on the side of patience...
1800+ Target stores...
10,000 Megos each character...
Divides to 5.5 Megos per character per store.
Not counting the stock on their .com site...
This may account for buyers not finding
bloated displays of all the characters.
There just isn't enough to go around.
That's true if you wait too long. Then they'll all be in dealers/collectors hands. I think there's a good window of time to get one at original retail or even on sale. I'm just comparing this to the Mego Drac and Frank. I ended up with 2 of each at either $14.99 or $9.99 each. Part of this has to do with Target's sloppy distribution and selling practices. It's not like they can all be snatched up quickly. Target seems to be dribbling them out due to poor design, ineptitude, or both. I'll wait for a fair deal, and if I don't get one it's not that much of an issue-- but I bet I do.
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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2018, 03:16:03 AM »
The math doesn't seem to be on the side of patience...
1800+ Target stores...
10,000 Megos each character...
Divides to 5.5 Megos per character per store.
Not counting the stock on their .com site...
This may account for buyers not finding
bloated displays of all the characters.
There just isn't enough to go around.

By the time they hold out enough units for online sales, I can see how they would have an average of only 2 pieces per store.

That falls right in line with what Target stocked of the Monsterville line last year.  Put one or two extra in their busiest stores, and some stores get zero.

It's amazing that Target ever has any unsold items to mark down.  (Even Tootie should sell out.)

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2018, 05:17:41 AM »
The math doesn't seem to be on the side of patience...
1800+ Target stores...
10,000 Megos each character...
Divides to 5.5 Megos per character per store.
Not counting the stock on their .com site...
This may account for buyers not finding
bloated displays of all the characters.
There just isn't enough to go around.

Regarding the website, if the item is sold in the stores, then it usually ships from the actual stores.

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2018, 06:35:14 AM »
It has now been confirmed that Target has ordered wave 4. No word nor rumour yet as to if there will be a monster much less what it might be, but my vote is for the Creature from Chabelo y Pepito contra los Monstruos. Wouldn't that be wonderful (though I doubt Mego could get away with it without Uni stepping in)?

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2018, 12:50:57 PM »
Weird the price jumped up on the megos from $11.24 to $14.99 online  it was less than $10 in store last week now it is $12.99
 Got a Romulan a Gorn and a 2nd Frank in SoCal. no Wolfie

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2018, 12:59:22 PM »
Weird the price jumped up on the megos from $11.24 to $14.99 online  it was less than $10 in store last week now it is $12.99
 Got a Romulan a Gorn and a 2nd Frank in SoCal. no Wolfie
Did you get them online or at a store?

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2018, 02:33:38 PM »
By the time they hold out enough units for online sales, I can see how they would have an average of only 2 pieces per store.

That falls right in line with what Target stocked of the Monsterville line last year.  Put one or two extra in their busiest stores, and some stores get zero.

It's amazing that Target ever has any unsold items to mark down.  (Even Tootie should sell out.)
It seems that most people are assuming that every Target store is getting the figures which doesn't seem to be the case. When I asked the floor workers to check a couple of times they came back with "this won't be stocked in this store" or, "we haven't stocked it here", even though some of the Franks showed up at that very store. If every Target store did get the figures then the Dracs and Franks would have been blown out pretty quickly instead of still dribbling in to some stores randomly. It may be just terrible distribution or Target's plan for their chaotic way of stocking, but it doesn't seem that they're being sold through every store-- maybe 2/3, 1/2, or less of the stores. I don't know any of this to be fact but it makes the most sense to explain why these things keep showing up as "not available" and then dribbling in unexpectedly.
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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2018, 06:03:23 PM »
Did you get them online or at a store?

At the store . There were a couple of Gorns only one Romulan and a couple of Franks. So I left a Gorn and a Frank!

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2018, 07:28:58 PM »
It seems that most people are assuming that every Target store is getting the figures which doesn't seem to be the case. When I asked the floor workers to check a couple of times they came back with "this won't be stocked in this store" or, "we haven't stocked it here", even though some of the Franks showed up at that very store. If every Target store did get the figures then the Dracs and Franks would have been blown out pretty quickly instead of still dribbling in to some stores randomly. It may be just terrible distribution or Target's plan for their chaotic way of stocking, but it doesn't seem that they're being sold through every store-- maybe 2/3, 1/2, or less of the stores. I don't know any of this to be fact but it makes the most sense to explain why these things keep showing up as "not available" and then dribbling in unexpectedly.

Target is full of it.  They said they would not be getting the 8 inch.  A month later, they put out the eight inch.  They said they wouldn't be carrying Dracula at all.  A month and a few weeks later, I see a damaged Dracula on the peg.  They're FULL OF IT.  I don't believe a word they say. 

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2018, 07:36:05 PM »
It has now been confirmed that Target has ordered wave 4.

 Wave four should be an all monster assortment. It's the only thing selling for them. Put out cheap, cheesy, b-movie, public domain monsters. I would buy all of them ( If they don't make me jump thru hoops to get "em).

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2018, 12:45:27 PM »
I'm in for the Werewolf!
After throwing a little bit of black paint under the eyes and on the fingernails of Frankenstein it looks a lot better and this one looks good as it is (as far as I can see).

Don't pay scalpers, just wait for it to go live on the target website.  That's how I got all of mine-- although I did see four Dracs in my local Target a few weeks later and I grabbed one of four Frankenstein's to have an extra last week (and it was $12.99!).

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2018, 01:40:42 PM »
I definitely want a werewolf, but I am disappointed with the ape feet!

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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2018, 01:55:39 PM »
I definitely want a werewolf, but I am disappointed with the ape feet!
This figure will be desirable cheez in the future which is appropriate for the film it represents- Face Of The Screaming Werewolf (1964), cobbled together ineptly by the infamously awful Jerry Warren. I want one of these ape-footed monstrosities as well. I love classic monster cheez and weird figures so this is a cool piece of dreck in my book.  8)

Don't pay scalpers, just wait for it to go live on the target website.  That's how I got all of mine-- although I did see four Dracs in my local Target a few weeks later and I grabbed one of four Frankenstein's to have an extra last week (and it was $12.99!).
I'll definitely wait it out. The Dracs and Franks are still floating around at retail or below. I bought one Frank for $9.99. Ape-Footed Werewolves will probably follow suit. I check evilBay for the heck of it and people are bidding $50-$70 for unfinished auctions for the Werewolves. Cripes, do they think the world will end before Target lists them for sale and they'll need one to take to Heaven?!  ::)
It's a cool figure but if I had to give over 20 bucks for one I would tap out right away. Interesting collecting times currently.
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Re: MEGO Wave 3 Wolfman
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2018, 04:05:42 PM »
I want a Maude figure. As well as George Jefferson and Weezie.


I am kidding....I don't want any of this stuff (except Bela so far,lol.)
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