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Thrashfennek72

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Gi joe availability near you!?
« on: September 09, 2010, 08:18:27 PM »

Tell me how well destrubuted Gi joes are in your local area?

Let me start

Lives in

Amsterdam-The netherlands.: Shit... only in my collector store i can get gi joes ... and even then its nothing...

Owen sound-Ontario canada : Slighty better our big stores ( target , k-mart , wal-mart stacks some...)

But still must we all just accept the era of he action figure has ended?...kids today only play video games ( all the toy folders i get in the mail is games only) how often do you still see kids really playing with toys?
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 11:02:33 PM »

Quote from: "Thrashfennek72"
Owen sound-Ontario canada : Slighty better our big stores ( target , k-mart , wal-mart stacks some...)

That would be because there has never been a Target in Canada, and KMart left Canada about 10 years ago.
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 12:16:36 AM »

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Quote from: "Thrashfennek72"
Owen sound-Ontario canada : Slighty better our big stores ( target , k-mart , wal-mart stacks some...)

That would be because there has never been a Target in Canada, and KMart left Canada about 10 years ago.

I used to buy my favorite '87-88 Joe characters at K-mart for 3.88$ plus taxes, man my local K-Mart had a gigantic and beautiful 15 foot long section of figures, I really miss that store chain... :'(
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 12:35:59 AM »

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Quote from: "Thrashfennek72"
Owen sound-Ontario canada : Slighty better our big stores ( target , k-mart , wal-mart stacks some...)

That would be because there has never been a Target in Canada, and KMart left Canada about 10 years ago.

I mean just big stores in general
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 12:39:06 AM »

Quote from: "Thrashfennek72"
Tell me how well destrubuted Gi joes are in your local area?

Let me start

Lives in

Amsterdam-The netherlands.: Shit... only in my collector store i can get gi joes ... and even then its nothing...

Owen sound-Ontario canada : Slighty better our big stores stacks some... but still nog very good

But still must we all just accept the era of he action figure has ended?...kids today only play video games ( all the toy folders i get in the mail is games only) how often do you still see kids really playing with toys?
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 08:10:20 AM »

If we are going to talk about the past, I miss going to Towers (Bonimart for everyone in Quebec) when I was a kid.  The GI Joe and Transformers display was huge, but my mommy said she did not want me to play with GI Joe so I had to play with Transformers...
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 09:53:39 AM »

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If we are going to talk about the past, I miss going to Towers

+1

http://www.towersdepartmentstores.info/index.htm
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010, 10:35:22 AM »

Man, I bought tons of my joes at Towers at jane and finch. They were one of the better stores for availability. There and consumers distributing. I anticipated the consumers catalogue as much as, if not more than, the sears wishbook!
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010, 10:35:52 AM »

or Consumers distributing
I remember looking in the catalog and getting a figure or 2 or vehicle.  Good times.
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 11:31:28 AM »

How about sears ? do they still make those cool exclusives?
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2010, 12:04:34 PM »

Coming from a rural area, I miss Stedman's.
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Re: Gi joe availability near you!?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 01:15:14 PM »

Consumers distributing had a cool catalog, but every  time I went there to get Joes, the clerk would shrug and point at about 8 figures hanging from the edge of a shelf. "This is what we have left."

TRU and Toyville were awesome in the 80's. TRU would have every figures pictured on the back of the card and an impressive display of shelves filled with vehicles. Might explain why Joe was so big back then... or maybe was it like that BECAUSE he was big... :shifty:
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