Just a heads up to start checking Walgreens. Most – or all – are getting special Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary standalone displays, with a variety of products.
I wandered into a Walgreens and asked about it, and a very nice employee told me she just got one and would open it for me. And she did.
One side holds basics, Monster Jan, and 9-packs, and the other side Entertainment Forza, 50th Black & Gold, some Looney Toons themed models, and Car Culture Cargo Carriers.
Lots of cool stuff to be sure. She also found another case of Hot Wheels near the display, and opened it to unveil these:
Even more. Trucks hitting this week seem to have these, so be ready.
And also, it was pointed out to me, if you want to ask an employee if they have the set in the back, thank them by telling them you will fill out a customer survey when you check out. And then of course, fill it out. That means a lot to the store managers, and is clearly something they appreciate. Plus, leaving a nice comment is the least we can do for someone nice enough to pull product from the back for us. That is going above and beyond.
(One other thing, that was pointed out to me, is that some folks have been buying the Car Culture for $1, taking advantage of clerks who aren’t sure of the new price. Let me just ask, is that cool? I don’t think it is. That just gives us a bad name, and you and I know Car Culture is not $1.)