Ha! I got the LAST ONE! I know because I've called EVERY STORE!
As pretty much everyone knows by now, from the other post, I've been on bed rest. So I have had to improvise with my Christmas shopping this year. Mostly from home on the computer. SOME things, you can't get online through the local retailers, unless you're willing to pay double or more. I.E.: Disney Planes Die Cast Plane Characters.
So I've been finding these things, and sending my hubby to get them. lol. Poor guy, he said he now has a new found appreciation for all that I do when I'm not on bed rest. (He's had to really start picking up the slack on things, since I'm down and we have two active little boys at home.)
Well, Ishani from Planes has been an INCREDIBLY hard find! For the last several days I have called every Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Kohls, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Disney Store, etc between my house (we live in a rural city outside of the main city) and about 50 (or more) miles into town. NO ONE has had Ishani the die cast plane in stock! NO ONE, and you can't order it online unless you go through ebay/Amazon, which when I looked was charging something like $22 JUST FOR THE ONE plane, when they are $3 bucks in store right now.
It has gotten to where I have written notes in my notebook about the stores, when they get their shipments in, when to call them back, etc. So FINALLY Target's store availability button was working again this morning. So I checked it again for the plane. Of course, no Ishani, HOWEVER, they did have a four pack of the planes characters, that DID have Ishani in it! The Target was 35 miles away from my house, and across town! SO I asked them if they could PRETTY please hold it at Customer service for me, since it was the LAST one.
I called my hubby, and he came home for his lunch hour, and drove me to the store for it. YEAH! We exchanged the two individually wrapped ones for the set of four, and WALLAH! He now has his Planes Characters! =)
We were leaving and found an awesome open/damaged box find of a tool bench, that is normally $125 for $20. Hubby said why not, it was the last one, and we can always put it together when we got home to make sure all of the pieces were there. So while the kids were napping, we put it together, and counted all of the pieces and it was undamaged, and everything accounted for! =)
What sort of crazy are you doing for your kids? What's the "hot items" for your kids there year?
Dusty, Ishani, Bulldog, El Chubacabra (sp) and Ripslinger. =) He's going to be SO happy on Christmas morning.
my $125 dollar toy I got for $20 because it was an open/damaged box. Nothing wrong with it, and all of the pieces were there. =)