The Christmas stuff is in earlier than normal this year, probably figure start selling it now if the public will buy it. As far as the kits go, I remember them having some foreign kits at one time, but I think they discontinued them do to a lack of sales. IIRC, they were in the $35 range at the time when the AMT & Revell kits were $20 or less MSRP. I doubt they will take them on again, but I could be wrong. The 40% coupon is helpful if you do find something to buy- paint, kit or otherwise. I stopped in one today and picked up a Revell Snapper Raptor for about $10 and change with tax, cheaper than the interweb and if I can, I just might get it painted this weekend!
back on topic- it will be interesting to see if Wally Mart brings kits back for the holidays.
Despite telling myself "No more models", I have found a couple of the MPC WWII Jeeps on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $14 the last two weeks and figured they were worth it for parts to fix some Jeeps already in my collection. I truly have to rid myself of some more models before I buy any more as I am trying to de-clutter my life in other areas. I am looking forward to getting some bench time here real soon, maybe getting a bunch of WIPs finished!
I saw a news article last night that mentioned Wal Mart was getting their toy department ready for Christmas shopping earlier than usual this year, so I would imagine there was a lot of stuff that was clearance priced in anticipation of this event. Haven't seen a model kit at Wal Mart in years that had me wanting to buy it. Lately it has either been Hobby Lobby or online for me, don't see that changing much soon unless someone opens a hobby shop in the Charlotte area.
Aaron, the AMT '78 Ford kit has a F-150 4wd set up in it so it is accurate for the Moebius kit as long as you are depicting a 1/2 ton 4wd F150 truck. The F250 and F350 trucks had leaf spring set ups while the F150 had coil springs and radius arms, like the Bronco.