I just noticed something "new" (at least it was new to me) in the local
Walmart. Sometimes when I visit the local Walmart I check the toy section
just to see what they are currently stocking in terms of Estes products.
Yesterday I noticed something new. They were selling "catapult" versions
of the Naboo fighter and the Queens Royal Starship. Basically they
were just a plastic ship and an elastic hand launcher.
I couldn't tell for sure, but it looked like the plastic models were
very similar to the RTF rocket versions. I wonder if they are trying
to recoup some of their investment this way, i.e. are they taking
existing RTF rocket overstock and converting them to this new version
of toy? I certainly don't plan to buy one to find out.
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