This Li'l Tepig... ALL the Way Home!
I'm waxing nostalgic, remember some years
back when Target put out Dialga and Palkia
monster-size plush (back when I didn't have a
digi-cam and everyone thought my report on the
2nd wave of Trading Figures was a hoax...) and
the clerk tried to stuff my Dialga into a
regular size bag-?
I hit TRU up early this morning; unfortunately,
no restock on B&W Jakks toys--and I've not
spotted B&W Jakks at Target, Wal-mart or Meijer,
but those stores at least are stocking or
restocking to some extent on prior wave toys.
The big news is all the box sets, tins and
booster blisters of all sorts. At TRU, I
spotted the dragon tins, a couple of box sets
including the one that has a mini binder for
cards with the B&W dragon cover, the secret egg Pokemon
blister (one of 3 secret Pokemon enclosed,
corresponding to this Wednesday's egg download
at TRU), the theme decks (which were already out
prior), the regular booster blisters, a small
size B&W binder with starters on the cover and a
large size binder with spectacular
different B&W artwork on both covers . Add
to this my Target trip--restock on theme decks,
restock on clamshell packs reported last week, a
new blister that has the same foil as the
clamshells (choice of one of the starters), the
regular blister... and THE VICTINI BOX. If
buying one of each doesn't add up to around
$100, I'd be surprised.
I didn't get all the pricing, as some tags
weren't posted yet (I actually caught my buddy
Malin, from the distributing co., stocking
Target!). The tins were around $17.99 at
TRU. The secret egg blister was $9.99 at
TRU. The regular boosters are cheaper at
Target, $4.99 at TRU vs. $3.99 Target. The
blister with foil was $4.99 at Target.
The Victini box was $19.99 at Target.
Generally pricing is better at Target, but the
secret egg blister seems exclusive to TRU, if
that isn't already implied in their ad for the
I've spent so much time shopping, can you
believe I STILL HAVEN'T OPENED MY B&W DS GAMES I
bought on release date! I'm dedicated to
trying to post the news... LOL. Anyhow,
the TCG factory must've exploded, I'd be curious
to know if this isn't really one of the biggest
dumps of merch. onto the market all at one time.
I love how the critics always tout, Pokemon is
dead. We're being invaded by zombies, in