I think the title of this post is an oxymoron. Despite Luke’s claims to having seen Nipple Torture Megatron and OptimuS&M Prime, I don’t know if the clearance isle exists at k-mart.
I don’t know what it is about k-mart, but I’ve yet to find one that’s very good at all. Toy isle-wise, at least. I’m really happy with the Little Caesar’s pizza attached to the one here in town, but cheap pizza aside the place is pretty crappy. I’d like to call it a poor man’s walmart, but that’d be odd considering the prices on products are usually higher.
Admittedly, the one here in town is not the worst I’ve seen. I’ve been to one in wichita, kansas, where the isle was a mess of half opened packages, strewn about loose figures, barely any attempt at organization, and topped off with dirty floors.
But honestly, I think that was a symptom of the city, and not entirely the k-mart. The walmart and target there were clean and organized, but they had an entirely different customer base. K-mart seemed to be where all the dregs and dirty people went, slovenly shoving their kids off in the toy isle to let that half broken and full opened Iron-Man play babysitter while they shopped for more neon spandex pants and cans of corn.
Sorry about that. It’s my attitude towards city life showing again. I apologize. I honestly have no ill will toward cans of corn.
Anyway! Back on subject!
The local k-mart here has had a few good things about it. It got the 3 3/4 inch marvel figs in before walmart, and has had some universe legends figures, but here’s the really puzzling thing…
They’ve still got figures from the 07 Transformers movie.
2 Voyager Megatrons, 2 Voyager Starscreams, a Deluxe Camshaft (maybe two), and two Leader Desert Brawls.
Now, I had intended to post this about a month ago but I’d skipped over it for a bit, so this list is currently outdated. They sold both Megatrons, apparently.
They’ve had those there since I moved here late summer last year. I’ve had my eye on one of those Brawls, cause I skipped both decos of the leader version the first time around. I kept hoping for clearance, but nope. Still close to $50.
I’d pay half that, maybe a little more, but it doesn’t look like they’re going to clearance them.
This is either them being stubborn and stupid or brilliant.
Maybe somebody at k-mart knew that Transformers 2 was only a couple years away, so they set an order not to clearance any transformers merchandise, and now that 09 and Revenge of the Fallen is here, somebody is going to mistake it for a new transformer and buy it for full price.
*shakes fist angrily at k-mart*
Of course, I might not even care that much if it weren’t for that Brawl taunting me all the time.