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Found a Target; Generic Fire/EMS/Police
Topic Started: Nov 13 2017, 05:39 PM (266 Views)
Brian49
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I found these sets on the "Toy Shop" end cap in a local Target today. These look like the generic MBX rip off that were once sold under the Wham-O brand at 5 Below. The sets are $6.00 each.
They had these two Fire sets, I passed on both as the trucks are just out there for me (was hoping a set would have the rip off of the International Brush Truck with AA Guns).
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The only Police set in stock, better choices of models.
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The EMS set, I picked this up because I liked the car.
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They also had four different construction sets, so i assume there may be more variations of all the sets.
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ems90
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Brian, can you grab me an EMS set ?

Glen
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Brian49
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Glen,

Will do, in fact thought of grabbing you one today, but held off, should have known better. LOL
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microbuss
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any construction sets?
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Brian49
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Nov 13 2017, 10:01 PM
any construction sets?
Yes, the store I was in had four different construction sets. I did not photograph them, but will next time I visit the store.
Edited by Brian49, Nov 14 2017, 01:33 PM.
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pjedsel
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Cool - will see what I find at my local Target later this week. When I was in Grand Forks last weekend there was nothing like these in the toy area on any of the endcaps so maybe new stock.
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Brian49
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Was in a different Target the other day and found a few more:

A third Fire Set, I already had the van so passed on this one.
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A couple more Cop sets.
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A three of the construction sets for Microbus.
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pjedsel
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Brian - what part of the store are you finding these in Target?
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Brian49
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PJ,

Usually near the Toy Dept (but one local store has it near the food section) they have an end cap with "junk toys" and some bright bannering that says "TOY SHOP" at the top. It seems to face a main aisle in all the local stores, so if you do the race track and the center cut through you should eventually come upon it.

Found this online, some use different colors.
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pjedsel
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Thanks Brian - I do the "race track" in most big box stores as part of my recovery therapy is walking and those stores provide a good place for that. :D
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b2young
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I've checked our two Targets and haven't seen anything like these anywhere....but wasn't doing the "race track" thing, though I need to do more of that when visiting any stores.....for the exercise (been binge-watching HBO shows this weekend during the "free trial" on my satellite system...and sitting on my rear end too many hours in a row....)
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Brian49
Nov 13 2017, 05:39 PM
I found these sets on the "Toy Shop" end cap in a local Target today. These look like the generic MBX rip off that were once sold under the Wham-O brand at 5 Below. The sets are $6.00 each.
They had these two Fire sets, I passed on both as the trucks are just out there for me (was hoping a set would have the rip off of the International Brush Truck with AA Guns).
That International Brush Fire Truck with the AA battery on top was a holy grail for me, too. I finally found them on Aliexpress earlier this year....but it would have been nicer to find it in a local store....and cheaper, too.

I showcased them after I found them....and there were a bunch of Matchbox-copies in the various sets. I also note these are the same castings used in larger sets I found at Rite Aid a few years ago (which did not contain the desired Brush Fire Truck....).

Never saw any of them in the Wham-O packaging, but used to search ebay for those and saw some of them, but again, no Brush Fire Trucks.

That "tank turret" cannon on top of the Road Raider is a pretty strange conception of what a "deck gun" should look like....guess the makers had a bunch of left over army tank parts and figured the little tots wouldn't know the difference...but then again, Jada had some 'battle' vehicles that had police and fire dept liveries but also heavy machine guns mounted somewhere on board. The one I remember most was a licensed pickup truck with an intimidating two-barrel gun mounted in the bed pointed to the rear....I guess to "enforce" the "Keep Back 300 Feet" tradition.... :lol:
Edited by b2young, Nov 20 2017, 02:35 PM.
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Another EMS set.
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OK this set too please :)

Glen
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Brian49
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Glen, DONE!
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b2young
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I've searched both local Targets from tip to toe and nothing like these to be found. But since I already have all the fire vehicles shown, not missing them too much. But that EMS set you added is one I would add if I saw it....(no need to special order from you Brian...but if I see it I'll bring it home mainly for that "New Type" ambulance....I love it when the Chinese makers throw English words on something just to make it seem more...American?)
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