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Title: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 12, 2012, 05:16:26 PM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet. If it has already been said I apologize!  :P


I was in the desperate need for blind bags for customs and WalMart has not gotten any more in yet so I was just going to take a drive to our Toys R Us ans buy the 12 box set that they have. When I got there they had what looked like a brand new set of blind bag ponies there. I had my free choice of whatever pony I wanted instead of having to pick out the leftovers.


They were at the TRU in Saginaw, MI and they were $1.99 each.
Has anyone else seen them at their TRU? If so please share!
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Sarahlacewing on February 18, 2012, 09:39:29 PM
We have them here in dayton ohio at TRU!
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Rachel-Eyes on February 18, 2012, 10:54:18 PM
It was a nice surprise when I walked into TRU and saw them. :) I couldn't figure out where the numbers were, so by complete chance I got the one I wanted.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Sarahlacewing on February 18, 2012, 11:08:10 PM
That was lucky! It is at the top back of the package near the hanging tab on the right hand side.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 18, 2012, 11:28:45 PM
That was lucky! It is at the top back of the package near the hanging tab on the right hand side.
I think the numbering system was a little different from the tab, though. D: I tried to count them and I got most of the ponies wrong.

That or I can't count. :P
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Taxel on February 18, 2012, 11:41:21 PM
TRU was the only place I could find any. Both Walmarts we checked either restocked blind bags rarely or were cleaned out immediately.

And I had no problem with the numbering system. Are you sure you found the right numbers on the bags?
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: mollldoll on February 19, 2012, 12:17:01 AM
That was lucky! It is at the top back of the package near the hanging tab on the right hand side.
I think the numbering system was a little different from the tab, though. D: I tried to count them and I got most of the ponies wrong.

That or I can't count. :P

Make sure your checking the right wave. Every  number I have checked has been correct (though only wave 3 in uk)
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 19, 2012, 02:31:32 AM
The way I worded that originally probably didn't make sense. When I went I did not have the number sheet with me so I just kinda guessed based on counting the ponies shown on the box tab. I believe a couple of them did not match up with the actual numbering system, which would make sense anyways.


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When I got home and checked their numbers with the actual reference sheet they matched up with the ponies I ended up getting, but when I was at the store it was pretty much a blind guess. XD
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Teddy on February 19, 2012, 03:54:46 AM
Ok, I've been out of the pony loop for awhile. What number system are you talking about? Is it posted somewhere on here? I would love to snatch some of these if I can find them, they look really cute! ^-^
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 19, 2012, 04:31:40 AM
On each little blind bag there is a little number under the flap that indicates what pony is in the bag.

http://www.strawberryreef.com/Index/G4/IndexBB.html (http://www.strawberryreef.com/Index/G4/IndexBB.html)


I have another image that shows where to find the numbers, but it was from some other pony site and it looks like I can't link to it.


EDIT: Here you go, found it linked somewhere else http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qRxmlDk3yOc/TcnJNy-0ZOI/AAAAAAAAEV0/IefNYQDIHxk/s1600/130505690574.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qRxmlDk3yOc/TcnJNy-0ZOI/AAAAAAAAEV0/IefNYQDIHxk/s1600/130505690574.jpg)
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Taxel on February 19, 2012, 04:36:55 AM
Here's a photo of where the number is.
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Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: MikaUtsukushi on February 19, 2012, 04:39:49 AM
Oh man, really? Finally. I couple weeks ago I went to TRU and they just had the collectors set. I'm so glad. Maybe I can get to it next week... but I really hope they come to Target, I go to Target much more often so I hope that if they're at Wal-Mart and TRU, they get to Target as well.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Rachel-Eyes on February 19, 2012, 04:56:15 AM
I saw the number after I opened it. Since I knew what I was looking for, I was able to find it right away.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Teddy on February 20, 2012, 01:01:59 AM
Wow, thanks for the info and pics, guys! ^-^
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Dragonflitter on February 20, 2012, 05:04:42 PM
Can anyone tell me a number or something for the blind bags in the TRU system?

I am sooooo tired of going to my local TRU and just seeing an empty shelf under the MLP sign week after week. -_- I've been looking for these blind bags for over a month and only found a couple at Walmart once. So far no Walmarts have restocked.

I'd like to just call my TRU and ask them if they have the item, like I do with Walmart. I have the Walmart UPC code, is there a similar code for the item in the TRU system?

(Oh, and where were the blind bags found in the TRU? On the shelf with the other ponies, or up front near the check outs where they have all those small toys and Pokemon cards, etc.?)
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Sarahlacewing on February 20, 2012, 08:02:17 PM
They were with the other ponies on an end cap display here.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Teddy on February 23, 2012, 11:33:56 PM
I found them at my TRU today. They were on the shelf next to the regular ponies. They had a full set in there, one of each. I used the number chart you guys posted for me (from Strawberry Reef) and got the 3 I wanted. YAY! Thank you sooo much guys! ^-^
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 24, 2012, 12:13:30 AM
Dragonflitter - I am not sure if they would have the same UPC as the WalMart ones or not. I was cleaning earlier this week and decided to throw out all my empty blind bags since I didn't have room.
But.. they were in the pony section when I went. I would suggest checking the little trading card spot if you didn't see them in the pony section, though.

And congrats, Teddy! I am glad you could find all of them!
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: StarSaber on February 24, 2012, 12:19:24 AM
Also, my local TRU had them at the guest service counter not by the MLP toys. Just a heads up!
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 24, 2012, 12:24:09 AM
Also, my local TRU had them at the guest service counter not by the MLP toys. Just a heads up!
Interesting! Thank you for sharing.




I wonder if it is because some people are tearing the baggies open to see who is inside or stealing them because they are so small...
 :sad:
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Sarahlacewing on February 24, 2012, 12:54:55 AM
Also, my local TRU had them at the guest service counter not by the MLP toys. Just a heads up!
Interesting! Thank you for sharing.




I wonder if it is because some people are tearing the baggies open to see who is inside or stealing them because they are so small...
 :sad:

I have actually seen a lot of this.  It's really sad.  I am sure it's not any of us here on the forum.  I secretly hope its kids.  When I was like 5 I stole a peanut butter cup from the store.  My Mom made me take it back and apologize.  Never again.  Learn children!
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: ZettaMomo on February 24, 2012, 01:50:21 AM
I have actually seen a lot of this.  It's really sad.  I am sure it's not any of us here on the forum.  I secretly hope its kids.  When I was like 5 I stole a peanut butter cup from the store.  My Mom made me take it back and apologize.  Never again.  Learn children!
I have not seen this myself, but I have seen pictures of it with messages asking people to stop. It's pretty sad. I am hoping it is not any of the 'older' collectors. Most of them know about the numbers and they are fairly cheap in my opinion.  >_<
I remember when I was a little girl and had to learn the lesson of not stealing. I did not understand money so I stole some candy from the gas station and when dad found out he drove right back and made me apologize to the owner of the gas station.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: teresat on February 24, 2012, 03:16:58 AM
Also, my local TRU had them at the guest service counter not by the MLP toys. Just a heads up!

I was so excited to find them. As I went through the box, I found that most of them had been stolen and just the bags were left behind.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Novavelle on February 24, 2012, 03:18:33 AM
yeah our TRU had one box, sold all of them, then got rid of the price sticker and never put out another box :P
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: ButtercreamDream on February 24, 2012, 05:40:18 AM
We don't have them in Canada yet, but my TRU must have had at least 25 boxes of the latest wave of lego blind bags in the impulse isle on the way to the checkout, and they were sold when I returned, less than 2 weeks later.  I do wish that stores would order more in (or in my case, order ANY in).  They have blind bag everything, and they all seem to sell.

At the same time, my bank account hopes that they don't get them in =P  I was going to break down and order them online from hasbro, but shipping is $33 to Canada (flat rate)!!
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Dragonflitter on February 24, 2012, 03:47:48 PM
yeah our TRU had one box, sold all of them, then got rid of the price sticker and never put out another box :P

This makes me so sad. :(

Still trying to find them in my area. I always find either an empty shelf or an empty box.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: littlexflitter on February 24, 2012, 03:57:29 PM
I checked one TRU in my area and found the empty box. I haven't seen them anywhere else so far.
Title: Re: Blind Bags now at TRU
Post by: Cadence on March 12, 2012, 11:52:26 PM
Hi there! I'm from Canada too! Does anyone know when we're supposed to receive the blind bags? :( Or if they've ever been seen at Wal-Mart etc?  :huh:
(I once found a supposedly US-exclusive MLP toy up here back when the G3s were circulating...)