This morning I learned from one of my friends, Barbara (arbara on ctt) that there would be no June Kmart Cars Collector event... I waited for her to post before announcing it here... you can see arbara's original post at:
No single day Cars event, but they are going to try month long sales - they'll need to get new stock in order to have products we want to buy... I saw 10 Deluxe Submarine Finn McMissile at $6 each today.
New Kmart Deluxe exclusive Cars will be appearing in June - Met posted on TakeFiveADay that it was going to be just Ivan (in a case of 12) and that they weren't going to have Muggsy Liftsome and Epilogue John Lassetire:
Kmart does plan to run a Cars Collector Event in October.
I've been to every Kmart Cars Collector Event... I've written articles:
History of the Kmart Cars Collector Event:
History of the Kmart Cars2 Collector Event:
Attendance has dwindled - for 5 of the last 6 events I've been the only one at the store I go to first... case assortments left a little to be desired... Most stores have only gotten 1 master carton (4 cases) at the last 3 events... I've gone to stores 2 to 3 hours after the event where I found all 96 Cars on tables, untouched... the silver racers have not been as popular as the new Cars during the last few events... as others have mentioned, many stores have not even put up the store poster, and the ads in the Kmart newspaper insert have been quite small and hard to find.
A business has to give its customers what they want... if you don't, the customers go elsewhere... and Kmart has closed many stores in the last 3 years... the 2nd store on my Kmart Cars event route just closed a couple months ago.
I was looking forward to the June event... I'll probably go into a store during the month to check it out... but here's a photo from the Kmart store I went to today:
How committed can Kmart be to Cars when this is the entire area for Cars?
We'll let you know more as we find out more.