My next stop was Target. I had heard someone else on a forum mention this, and it was true here: Target reduced their LEGO stock to half. Only one side of a single aisle had LEGO in it. So, as things sold out in the last month, Target did not keep restocking hoping to have a bigger buildup to the end of Dec. They just let it dwindle and consolidated now, instead of waiting to January, clearancing out a bunch of merchandise.
The biggest surprise for me was that they had the Dino Defence HQ in stock. This set disappeared from shelves recently and is becoming one of those “must have” sets on the aftermarket. I finally grabbed one, paying full retail price:
They had one Planet set for $4.98, Sebulba’s Podracer & Tatooine. I grabbed it, even though it had a small rip in the front:
The TIE Interceptor & Death Star Planet Set was $6.98 with a lot of them in stock:
They actually had one copy of Monster Fighters’ The Zombies in stock, but…
It was a bit crushed, and completely opened. This set has been very hot on the aftermarket, selling for double retail price:
An endcap of Star Wars:
Pirates of the Caribbean The Black Pearl is STILL in stock, at full retail price: