After the holidays is probably one of the best times to buy toys. Why? Just like clothing stores, most toy distributors mark their brands by around 30-50% off at this time of the year. Also, you don’t have to battle your way through holiday toy store wars. The only risk is that the store might run out of stocks, but toy collectors seem to have some sort of built-in radar and are able to find what they really like at the most obscure places.
As expected, after receiving precious moolah from parents, relatives and jobs, to the mall we go! Treasure hunt mode on!
Ever since Spider-man 3 was shown, the movie toy line has been selling like hot cakes. Children and collectors have been buying figures and sets here and there. Shops turn to mazes as their spaces are filled up with piles and piles of toy boxes. Funny thing though, even if the demand is so high, shops doesn’t seem to run out of stock. (unless you’re looking for a variant or a popular design)
Everytime I go to the mall, I try to pass by all the toy shops, buy what I really like and note what to come back for next. In the event that I like multiple items, I get what is more in demand and come back for the others. For some reason, I know what the distributor will put on sale in the future and I just leave those items until the prices are down. I’ve been buying toys for so long, I must have developed some sort of Newtype ability. Hehe.
Anyway, here’s one of the items that I delayed in buying until it was marked down. The big toy shop ran out of stock because it was very cheap for such a huge item, Php800. I found mine in an obscure shop near a hardware.
Spider-man 3 Triple Blast Hover Jet
When danger calls in faraway lands, Spider-Man likes to travel in style and arrive ready for action. That’s why he got his awesome new Triple Blast Hover Jet! Screaming in low over the landscape, this supersonic hover jet unleashes an awesome barrage of rockets and webbing that can knock out or snare even the toughest bad guys! Zoom into excitement with this amazing Spider-Man vehicle! Launch web missiles at your target and even blast streams of web fluid! There’s even a fully poseable Spider-Man figure to ride inside! Vehicle comes with Spider-Man figure, 2 missiles and web fluid canister.
Time for me to look for more goodies. Hehe. Even PSP games are being marked down! Sweet!