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I surprised to see this set out on the store shelf this week.  :lol:

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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 06:50:05 PM »
This kind of thing is pretty normal in the UK, where there is absolutely no logic that I can discern in stocking aside (empty space - fill with whatever you can find) xD. I don't know how old that set you found is, but it's nice to know that even the organised store system in the US has holes in it ;)
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 07:50:39 PM »
Neat! Reminds me of the time a few years back when I found the Calico Critters Berry Grove School at my local learning express for the original listing price, which, as far as I know, hasn't been on shelves since 2013. The box was all dusty, too! I wonder how stuff just gets lost or forgotten like that...? Either way, it's always fun to find a lost relic :P

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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 08:08:47 PM »
Cool! Stores around me do that all the time! I once found a 2014 Vinyl Scratch EQG in March of 2017. It was still the original price too :) It looks like your set is before October of 2014 since it has the Hub network logo on it.
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 08:33:14 PM »
My best was the G1 Bed and Crib set (circa 1994) in 2000 in Birmingham TRU (now long since defunct, weird store it was). Also, I guess, my parents getting me Baby Applejack (circa 1984) for CHristmas 1995 from a London store, but I know there were special circumstances around that, being that Hasbro UK had unloaded all their excess stock to these people.

In more recent terms, there are still original first wave Rainbow Power ponies in some stores around these parts. And most of the Monster High dolls in my London TRU are from at least 4 years ago.
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 08:33:56 PM »
This kind of thing is pretty normal in the UK, where there is absolutely no logic that I can discern in stocking aside (empty space - fill with whatever you can find) xD. I don't know how old that set you found is, but it's nice to know that even the organised store system in the US has holes in it ;)

I still see Water Cuties and the Wedding CMC pop up on occasion.
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 08:38:15 PM »
This kind of thing is pretty normal in the UK, where there is absolutely no logic that I can discern in stocking aside (empty space - fill with whatever you can find) xD. I don't know how old that set you found is, but it's nice to know that even the organised store system in the US has holes in it ;)

I still see Water Cuties and the Wedding CMC pop up on occasion.

Applejack and FLower Wishes (?) are permanent fixtures on shop shelves. My sister is considering doing an appeal to get the last Applejack in her shop rehomed because she's even bought one of each and they're still there. HAsbro definitely made TOO MANY of those...

We also just got the baggied Lyra and company in our stores this year. I am sure the US had them 2 years ago...and we keep getting ex-Target stuff and ex-Hasbro Canada stuff as well. I swear we're a dumping ground for all North America and Europe's unwanted toy stuff. (Not that I mind...)
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 09:38:00 PM »
My local Toys R Us was like that until they put out the movie toys this sumner. They still had pink Celestia Toys and the  Wedding CMC :lol:

I remember some store that sold old stock and my mom bought me a Cupcake  Bride Parfait doll.

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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 09:50:30 PM »
This kind of thing is pretty normal in the UK, where there is absolutely no logic that I can discern in stocking aside (empty space - fill with whatever you can find) xD. I don't know how old that set you found is, but it's nice to know that even the organised store system in the US has holes in it ;)

I still see Water Cuties and the Wedding CMC pop up on occasion.

Applejack and FLower Wishes (?) are permanent fixtures on shop shelves. My sister is considering doing an appeal to get the last Applejack in her shop rehomed because she's even bought one of each and they're still there. HAsbro definitely made TOO MANY of those...

We also just got the baggied Lyra and company in our stores this year. I am sure the US had them 2 years ago...and we keep getting ex-Target stuff and ex-Hasbro Canada stuff as well. I swear we're a dumping ground for all North America and Europe's unwanted toy stuff. (Not that I mind...)


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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 04:20:52 PM »
This kind of thing is pretty normal in the UK, where there is absolutely no logic that I can discern in stocking aside (empty space - fill with whatever you can find) xD. I don't know how old that set you found is, but it's nice to know that even the organised store system in the US has holes in it ;)

I still see Water Cuties and the Wedding CMC pop up on occasion.

Applejack and FLower Wishes (?) are permanent fixtures on shop shelves. My sister is considering doing an appeal to get the last Applejack in her shop rehomed because she's even bought one of each and they're still there. HAsbro definitely made TOO MANY of those...

We also just got the baggied Lyra and company in our stores this year. I am sure the US had them 2 years ago...and we keep getting ex-Target stuff and ex-Hasbro Canada stuff as well. I swear we're a dumping ground for all North America and Europe's unwanted toy stuff. (Not that I mind...)


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Of course O.O.

Though I looked at the water cuties applejack and flower wishes packages in one store today, dated 2015 and marked Hasbro Canada, with distribution information for Australia and New Zealand. So I guess that's why we have so many of them. We're getting the Commonwealth's offcuts as well...
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 10:02:34 PM »
Love when that happens!
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 12:04:32 AM »
aaa I love it when stuff like this happens! XD

The best finds I've had have been finding G3 Sparkleworks and Daisyjo at a TK Maxx in January 2012, about a week apart from each other. NO idea how they ended up there, but I wasn't complaining XD
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 08:00:57 PM »
I know of a store that until recently, still had G3.5 stock! Last year at Christmas I picked up a bunch of early G4 non-mane 6 singles. It's amazing what you find sometimes, and the Christmas break is the best time to find it!
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 09:26:04 PM »
A Rite Aid in my town had a lone Butter Pop in 2013, the box was a bit dented and dusty. It sat there for about a year and a half. Just when I was going to buy it they remolded the store and it was gone. :(
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Re: How long was this in the back room ? Old Stock found on shelf
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 01:28:41 AM »
Love when this happens!!

I can say that from the various retailers I've worked for in the past, from small mall stores to big department stores, things get lost in the back rooms and employees find them years later. Especially the department stores with their huge stock rooms. It happens.