banthafodder wrote:I had found the metalbeard set at Target a few days ago but when I tried to purchase it, it came up with a no sale date until Jan 1st so the manager wouldn't let me buy it and cleared the others from the shelf.
i had the same experience at one target with collectible minifigs. i tried to appeal to the sales side of the manager pointing out the lego aisle was completely ravaged and barren of any product except for a few creator and star wars sets, but she wouldn't budge. the store i got lucky though, i think they were on their sales game. what i think happened was the store manager realized that he needed to put product on the shelf and cleared the street date restriction from their computer system so they can make some customers happy. that's what i assume is happening at tru too.