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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #70 on: January 12, 2024, 04:59:04 AM »
I'm afraid I've got bad news for all you guys and gals on this subject.

I finally got on Greg's web site, thanks to a link to a page on it on one of his emails that he sent to me, and I saw this: the Wacky Packages Minis 4th Series was canceled.

Finally something was wait for it 'CANCELLED" :] :] :] :] :]

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #71 on: January 13, 2024, 03:50:02 AM »
I have inquired at SI about S4 last week and was told no release date yet. Not cancelled. I was told Toy Wiz put up the presale in error. Toy Wiz may have cancelled their pre-orders as they do not know when the product will be released. I think SI has lost Target as a customer as I do not see any of their products in the card sections anymore.  We may just have WalMart now which is a much spottier seller of SI products. Time will tell.  Hustler; you can not have your
C A N C E L L E D fun yet on this one. Sorry.  :)

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #72 on: January 13, 2024, 05:37:33 AM »
I have inquired at SI about S4 last week and was told no release date yet. Not cancelled. I was told Toy Wiz put up the presale in error. Toy Wiz may have cancelled their pre-orders as they do not know when the product will be released. I think SI has lost Target as a customer as I do not see any of their products in the card sections anymore.  We may just have WalMart now which is a much spottier seller of SI products. Time will tell.  Hustler; you can not have your
C A N C E L L E D fun yet on this one. Sorry.  :)

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #73 on: January 13, 2024, 01:45:49 PM »
I have inquired at SI about S4 last week and was told no release date yet. Not cancelled. I was told Toy Wiz put up the presale in error. Toy Wiz may have cancelled their pre-orders as they do not know when the product will be released. I think SI has lost Target as a customer as I do not see any of their products in the card sections anymore.  We may just have WalMart now which is a much spottier seller of SI products. Time will tell.  Hustler; you can not have your
C A N C E L L E D fun yet on this one. Sorry.  :)

Andrew


I wonder about Walmarts as well.  I don’t know about the rest of the country, but here in mid-Indiana, Walmart is overhauling the checkout sections. All checkouts are now “walled off” from the rest of the store. There are about 30 self checkouts around this perimeter and 6 conventional checkout stations in the middle, but they are all half the length as previous. This leaves very little room for impulse items. These Walmarts have also reduced their card sections to about 1/4th previous size.
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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #74 on: January 13, 2024, 01:48:24 PM »

I wonder about Walmarts as well.  I don’t know about the rest of the country, but here isn mid Indiana, Walmart is overhauling the checkout section. All checkouts are now “walled off” from the rest of the store. There are about 30 self checkouts around this perimeter and 6 conventional checkout stations in the middle, but they are all half the length as previous. This leaves very little room for impulse items. These Walmarts have also reduced their card sections to about 1/4th previous size.

I've noticed that too development with Walmarts in southern WI.  Very few "regular" checkouts as the self-checkouts are taking over.  I sure hope there is a 4th Mini series, but the loss of Targets, if true, and the reduction of regular checkouts could lead this to being a very different distribution than just a couple years ago.

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #75 on: January 13, 2024, 06:46:13 PM »
I have inquired at SI about S4 last week and was told no release date yet. Not cancelled. I was told Toy Wiz put up the presale in error. Toy Wiz may have cancelled their pre-orders as they do not know when the product will be released. I think SI has lost Target as a customer as I do not see any of their products in the card sections anymore.  We may just have WalMart now which is a much spottier seller of SI products. Time will tell.  Hustler; you can not have your
C A N C E L L E D fun yet on this one. Sorry.  :)

Andrew
Then you might want to tell Greg Grant about this, because his web page is where I got the information from.

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #76 on: January 14, 2024, 07:04:08 AM »
Then you might want to tell Greg Grant about this, because his web page is where I got the information from.

I think this issue may simply be a lack of clarity. Greg lists 2023 series releases and has minis series 4 as cancelled. Series 4 was originally anticipated in 2023 and got delayed. He may be referring to its release in 2023, which was cancelled (potentially delayed). He makes no reference to the fact that it may be released in 2024.

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #77 on: January 14, 2024, 07:47:16 AM »
Here in NorthEast Wisconsin our Walmarts no longer sell trading cards like they used to. Not sure if it has to do with layout of checkouts, but I believe it is related to the issue that they had with Yugioh cards. If I remember correctly wasn't there a issue with people being attacked over Yugioh cards?! Or a huge problem with shoplifting?!?

It has been many years since I've seen Wacky Packages at Walmart and very rare to see anything at Target. Things have defiantly changed.

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #78 on: January 14, 2024, 10:25:10 AM »
I think this issue may simply be a lack of clarity. Greg lists 2023 series releases and has minis series 4 as cancelled. Series 4 was originally anticipated in 2023 and got delayed. He may be referring to its release in 2023, which was cancelled (potentially delayed). He makes no reference to the fact that it may be released in 2024.

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #79 on: January 14, 2024, 10:36:43 AM »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO - Any reasons given??

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #80 on: January 14, 2024, 11:21:45 AM »
I think this issue may simply be a lack of clarity. Greg lists 2023 series releases and has minis series 4 as cancelled. Series 4 was originally anticipated in 2023 and got delayed. He may be referring to its release in 2023, which was cancelled (potentially delayed). He makes no reference to the fact that it may be released in 2024.
It is quite possible greg doesn't know the difference between cancelled and postponed....
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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #81 on: February 23, 2024, 08:36:00 AM »
I reached out to Susan Gray at Super Impulse (not sure her job title, but she was the one who got back to me when I wrote the company asking about the status of series 4) and here is her response about the series:


"Thank you for your continued interest in Wacky Packages Minis!  It’s so nice to see a fan as engaged with the brand as we are!  Unfortunately our Series 4 has been put on hold and we do not have an availability date.  The series is designed and ready to go into production, but we do not have retail support to justify the investment at this point in time.  So, the line is on hiatus, not canceled!"


Here's hoping that some retailers decide to place an order or do whatever it takes to make series 4 shift into production!

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #82 on: February 23, 2024, 04:22:41 PM »
It is quite possible greg doesn't know the difference between cancelled and postponed....
Greg sent me a PM after I reached out to him and he told me that someone (unfortunately, he didn't say exactly who it was) had told him that it was cancelled. I told him just now about the delay and where to find the info about it on here. Hopefully, this'll all be cleared up real soon.
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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #83 on: February 23, 2024, 04:28:13 PM »
I reached out to Susan Gray at Super Impulse (not sure her job title, but she was the one who got back to me when I wrote the company asking about the status of series 4) and here is her response about the series:


"Thank you for your continued interest in Wacky Packages Minis!  It’s so nice to see a fan as engaged with the brand as we are!  Unfortunately our Series 4 has been put on hold and we do not have an availability date.  The series is designed and ready to go into production, but we do not have retail support to justify the investment at this point in time.  So, the line is on hiatus, not canceled!"


Here's hoping that some retailers decide to place an order or do whatever it takes to make series 4 shift into production!

Target was their main play and that seems to have dried up. You see very few SI items anywhere in Target these days.

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2024, 11:32:39 AM »
Walmart also distributed for them - They are HUUUUGGGEEE!!!!

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2024, 03:18:49 PM »
Walmart also distributed for them - They are HUUUUGGGEEE!!!!

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and CVS and Family Dollar, which have stores everywhere.
All this retail support from four giants just dried up?
Wish we could see all the data on the past sales

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #86 on: February 25, 2024, 06:44:35 PM »
I have no reason not to think the creation of series 4 does indeed decide whether it is created or not.  But I suppose it wouldn't hurt for others to email SI and express interest.  I know it's more than likely a complete shot in the dark, but it's only a bit of your time that you lose if you do email with your interest in a new series.

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Re: Wacky Mini Series 4
« Reply #87 on: February 26, 2024, 03:17:05 AM »
and CVS and Family Dollar, which have stores everywhere.
All this retail support from four giants just dried up?
Wish we could see all the data on the past sales


CVS and Family Dollar were dumping grounds for Wacky Minis. They were offered very low price product long after it was released.

 

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