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    Been wanting to replace my red Chevelle I got because the quality wasn't there. Every time I go to Walmart there is nothing. I see peg warmers like 62 Impalas or those 67 Cadillacs and that's if they are in stock period. Sure like to buy some but like Pastor John said you can't purchase what isn't there.
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    Due to the recent budget cuts,
    the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
    current state of the economy, the light at the end
    of the tunnel has been turned off.

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    They're coming. For some reason WM keeps them locked away in a warehouse and then it's a bunch of the same cars for a while.

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    • #3
      I see them occasionally. Just picked up the new Stealth from Meijer yesterday, they had that entire release.
      Those 67 Cadillacs are all I want from that release, and I had to resort to eBay haha, have yet to see them in the stores.

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      • #4
        As i have shared in the past the three Wal Mart stores in my area Auto World is few and far between on the pegs with them empty more often than not.

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        • #5
          You guys are lucky - up in the Great White North, WalMart doesn't stock AutoWorld or Johnny Lightning.

          I only have a small collection of AutoWorld - all bought when I've been down South.
          A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside a Yorkshire pudding.

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          • #6
            Surprisingly here in New Zealand I have managed to find Auto Worlds in my local Kmart. Stock has been pretty decent. Mostly been 2020 Release 3 (found the whole of version B last week) and Release 5 (version B). I should take a photo someday. Managed to score two of the green Chev stepside and two Stealths.

            I don't get concerned about minor flaws because you can go through multiples and never find a "perfect" one. How bad was the Chevelle Daniel? See if you can find someone to gift you one as I would imagine it isn't a hugely desirable casting.

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            • #7
              My Walmart stopped stocking them after the blue Eldorados ran out.
              I collect all diecast from the 1950's to now.

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              • #8
                I've stopped at several Wal-Marts over the past few weeks heading to auctions/shows and the baby blue '67 El Dorado isn't getting much love. The '62 Impalas were peg warmers for a while as well. Toss in the maroon new Chevy trucks. About everything else was gone in the half dozen WMs I've hit recently. I stopped at Meijers tonight and found the new '91 Stealth and '19 Chevy Z-71. Everything else from the same release was gone. My hometown Wal-Mart doesn't even stock AW anymore but the one 12 miles south and all other 'local' ones do.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 6A13TT99 View Post
                  Surprisingly here in New Zealand I have managed to find Auto Worlds in my local Kmart. Stock has been pretty decent. Mostly been 2020 Release 3 (found the whole of version B last week) and Release 5 (version B). I should take a photo someday. Managed to score two of the green Chev stepside and two Stealths.

                  I don't get concerned about minor flaws because you can go through multiples and never find a "perfect" one. How bad was the Chevelle Daniel? See if you can find someone to gift you one as I would imagine it isn't a hugely desirable casting.
                  The rear end had all kinds of red overspray paint on the bumper. It looks great from a side shot but that's about it. I did purchase one on eBay today and I'm hoping I will get a better one this time. I like the Chevelles but have to say my favorite would be the 1970 to 1971 Chevelle.

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                  Due to the recent budget cuts,
                  the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                  current state of the economy, the light at the end
                  of the tunnel has been turned off.

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                  • #10
                    Found a red Stealth at West 11th Walmart in Eugene, OR. Left green '75 and blue '67 Eldos, a blue & white Wrangler 4-door and 2 modern trucks on the pegs for other collectors.

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                    • #11
                      I’m fortunate enough to live within 40 miles of 4 Meijer’s stores and half a dozen Walmarts. I know which ones are worth the effort and which to only check if I happen to be there already. Even my “hometown” Wally is stalked by at least 3 collectors and one flea-marketeer, so I have to hit it just right to get popular castings. For example, I’ve scored very few square-bodies, none of which are stepsides. When I’m driving truck, I visit a couple Meijer’s’ that keep AW & Greenlights circulating. And I rarely grab JL/RC’s because I’m “cheap” and a scale snob; they have to be quite fetching for me to fetch ‘me.

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                      • #12
                        Pre-order from an OLD is the only way to get AutoWorld models I want on a regular basis.

                        What I spend in shipping I easily save in gas, time, hassle, and potential exposure to the Coronavirus at an overcrowded big box store full of people wearing masks on their chins 10 steps after walking in the front door.

                        Even before the pandemic WalMart was not a convenient or reliable option for AutoWorld here.

                        I still get Hot Wheels and Matchbox during my pre-planned big trips to Target and my local supermarket, as well as quick trips to neighborhood pharmacy chains, but I have 3000 reasons to get the higher end stuff in the mail.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Lane1through75 View Post
                          Pre-order from an OLD is the only way to get AutoWorld models I want on a regular basis.

                          What I spend in shipping I easily save in gas, time, hassle, and potential exposure to the Coronavirus at an overcrowded big box store full of people wearing masks on their chins 10 steps after walking in the front door.

                          Even before the pandemic WalMart was not a convenient or reliable option for AutoWorld here.

                          I still get Hot Wheels and Matchbox during my pre-planned big trips to Target and my local supermarket, as well as quick trips to neighborhood pharmacy chains, but I have 3000 reasons to get the higher end stuff in the mail.
                          I just ordered another gas station with 3000 toys. lol.
                          Due to the recent budget cuts,
                          the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil, plus the
                          current state of the economy, the light at the end
                          of the tunnel has been turned off.

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