Question: Who DOESN’T like encountering a fresh side shipper at their local Walmart?
Answer: Anyone who encounters this one:
Oh come on Walmart. Again?
Is this a dust accumulation experiment? To see if a shipper full of the same Fast & Furious model will gather more dust than the Ecto-1 or Star Trek Enterprises you experimented with earlier?
Walmart wants what Walmart gets, and if they want Mattel to produce a mass amount of one Entertainment model they think will be popular, Hot Wheels most certainly will do it, just as much as they will happily cash the check. But I have no idea why Walmart thinks this is a good idea.
Surely Walmart, and their plethora of retail experts/buyers/focus group facilitators/etc know more about retail than me. And more than all collectors. I have made the argument many times that we collectors like to think we have it all figured out, and we most assuredly do not.
But when it comes to a collector-aimed model like this, that retails close to $5 each, I think we can say with great surety that these won’t sell. And yes, they will take up room that could be used on something else.
It doesn’t matter how popular a model is. This many is too many. That was proven with the Ecto-1, which was popular, when it was more limited. I could argue even a model like the current R34 Skyline that everyone wants would hang if there were this many. It might work at $1, but not $5.
So yes, like Guardians of the Galaxy 2 models, or Camo, or Spiderman, welcome to the pegs FnF Charger. Make yourself at home.