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Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Post by Pixo on Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:19 am

The mother of a kid at our daughter's kindergarten works for Mattel - Hot Wheels division.

As a result I've scored a ticket to the Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010 this morning at Mattel's distribution warehouse in Derrimut.

She says there won't be much in the way of collectables, and I'm half-fearing it will be all Barbie and Fisher-Price but I'm going for the experience and will report back.

And if I score any amazing bargains, I'll let you know.

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Re: Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Post by TheSweetestThing on Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:38 am

Awesome! Good work on getting a ticket anyway, regardless of what they're selling Smile

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Re: Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Post by Pixo on Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:47 am

Ok. Very exciting experience!

What they had
  • Fisher-price: Baby Baths, Baby Swings, rattles, Baby toys, etc
  • Dora and Diego toys
  • Thomas & Friends - but only the Take n' Play range (i.e. plastic tracks)
  • Polly Pocket
  • Matchbox cars - limited to the 12-car bucket
  • Hot Wheels track sets
  • Barbie - Regular, Black Label Collection, Star Trek, Disney and the Glam Jet
  • WWE
  • Disney Cars
  • Batman Brave & The Bold
  • Board Games
  • Toy Story 3

For every brand (above) there were a limited selection - maybe 1-5 different items - with Barbie and Fisher-Price being most highly represented. For example re board games the had only Scrabble, or DVD Scene it! (Twilight or Simpsons).

Prices were easily half-price or less.

Of most likely interest to those here, the Batman B&B single carded figures were $1 each, and a figure and vehicle pack was about $12 IIRC. I did my good deed for the day for a woman fishing through the singles exclaiming how ugly the Kanjar Ro figure was by pulling out for her an Aquaman and Black Manta and telling her this was a matching pair of hero and villain. She told me she had no idea. I said, trust me. Then I pointed her towards the vehicle sets.

I didn't note the price of the Wrestling stuff but again a two-pack of figures was definitely < $15.

I bought $100 worth of stuff including dolls for my daughter's next birthday, one of her friend's next birthday, and Scrabble Board Game ($13) for myself and a $3 giant square bag to carry everything in the same construction of the reusable shopping bags - bright red with the Mattel logo emblazoned on both sides.

Apparently 3x per year, and the best way to get tickets is via a Mattel employee.

Good fun.

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Re: Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Post by Xenaphobia on Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:27 am

Toy Story 3! Jealous!

Cheers.

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Re: Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Post by Pixo on Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:46 pm

Scored another Family & Friends sale ticket - for tomorrow 4-8PM.

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Re: Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Post by DroothR on Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:34 pm

Say, if you happen across a WWE Elite series Chavo Guererro on the cheap, could you hook me up?

Smile

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Re: Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Post by Pixo on Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:10 pm

They did not have what you were after. They had Series 4 singles (<$10) and Series 6 twin packs (<$15). They also had something like; "fist pumpin'" such and such, and "foot-stompin'" so and so.

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Re: Mattel Family & Friends Toy Sale 2010

Post by DroothR on Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:40 pm

Thanks for looking though. Smile

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