Models at Wal-Mart

32 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Not trying to beat a dead horse with this topic but my local Wally World had some kits on the shelf today. I haven't seen kits in this store for many years. Selection isn't much but it was nice to see them on the shelves again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Been back for I want to say a year now, not every store is carrying them, well least here in my neck of the country

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Where in Texas is your Wal-Mart as the ones here in the Dallas area are not stocking them..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wal Mart by my house, nothing. Wal Mart a few miles away, just like yours Benny.

G

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Wal Mart by my house, nothing. Wal Mart a few miles away, just like yours Benny.

G

Same here , out of three wally worlds near me and all are with-in 4 miles of my house, only one has model kits

Edited by martinfan5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nothing here in Pennsylvania. It wouldn't help me much anyway. I don't buy much in the way of current releases and the Testors display is dismal!

Overall, we can rant that this hurts local hobby shops, but I think it's grabbing a different audience, those who haven't been exposed to models. So it's probably good for the hobby.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nothing here in Pennsylvania. It wouldn't help me much anyway. I don't buy much in the way of current releases and the Testors display is dismal!

Overall, we can rant that this hurts local hobby shops, but I think it's grabbing a different audience, those who haven't been exposed to models. So it's probably good for the hobby.

And that rant is getting so old, I am tired of hearing it , its 2013 ,its time to adapt or become extinct

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Haven't gotten around to checking my local Wally-World, but I recently noticed that models had made a return to the local "Meijers". Not much selection, but there nonetheless.

I consider this a good sign for the hobby. Likewise, I agree that in some cases, this may be the only exposure that some kids get to the hobby.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Mine has a few but never gets any of the new releases

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Not at my Wallymart either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The wife and I had some time to kill the other night and decided to walk through the Wal Mart in Concord NC, near the speedway, and saw these same kits on the shelf. She was nice enough to ask if there was anything I might need or want and I laughed and said "No!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

None at my Wal Mart, nor at the 3 in the next town ever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Where in Texas is your Wal-Mart as the ones here in the Dallas area are not stocking them..

This was at the Waxahachie store Steve. About half hour south from Dallas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

They could be .99 cents for all I care. I don't do business with that company.

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

I just seen them here in Michigan in Taylor today. I was told my the manager that the bigger store that have good sales will be carring them. For the s/e model like the 2010 Camaro it was $21.99 each I was glad to see them there again.

Edited by IMPALASS89

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Yea... I'm not a big fan of Wal-Mart but nonetheless, it should hopefully spark some teens/ kids mind to pick them up.

Not to mention... My local Wal-Mart carries the same models that I can find at Michaels. Between the two, I'm going to Michaels because their customer service is better and we all know about the 40% off Coupon.

Edited by MikeyB08

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

None here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Saw that Exact Display at my local WalMart.

$15 (snapKits) to $20 bucks (glueKits).

Nothing exciting tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

None in my area. l must be up to the store or district managers. l have got to the point l don't care if they do or don't. l end up at Hobby Lobby for kits and supplies anyway and if its not there l order it..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

They could be .99 cents for all I care. I don't do business with that company.

Bob

Yea... I'm not a big fan of Wal-Mart but nonetheless, it should hopefully spark some teens/ kids mind to pick them up.

Not to mention... My local Wal-Mart carries the same models that I can find at Michaels. Between the two, I'm going to Michaels because their customer service is better and we all know about the 40% off Coupon.

Ditto, I wouldn't walk into a Wal-Mart for anything if my life depended on it. I can't think of a single thing good to say about them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Same here none at either store in High Point, but 20 miles down the highway they have them, but have been told the selection isn't hitting on much! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

2 Walmarts within 15 Miles of me, one has em, one does not, the one that does not is a super Walmart. As far as nothing exciting, I got Revell's 62 Impala at mine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Neither Walmart within 10 miles of me has them, our local Meihers started carrying them last year, but then Meijers closed there doors here, along with my local hobby shop. All I got with in 45 minutes of me here is Hobby Lobby and Micheals. I do most my shopping online now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

3 to 4 Walmart's near me here in Toronto, none on the shelves here !!!Only the local MIcheal's has them at premium prices. Gotta use the 50 percent coupon to get them at normal prices :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The last time I was at a Wal Mart (months ago), they had a limited selection of kits. Looked like they were mostly kits that didn't sell very well. The prices on them surely didn't help their cause. I'll buy mine from ebay or my LHS twenty miles down the road. This past Christmas or maybe the one before, they had kits on a display in the middle of an aisle for $10.99 and $9.99. I couldn't pass up that deal. So, I bought three.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.