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    Default Target stores to close

    Up to 75 Target stores to close, or be converted to K-Mart stores:

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-...erted/12275390

    Not sure if that will impact Transformers collectors. I haven’t bought much from Target for a good while (prices often cheaper elsewhere), but less options in the market is not usually a positive move for consumers.

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    Ugh.

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    They haven't been great for Transformers, and aren't price competitive like kmart and bigw, but give another option to those in cities, particularly with sales.
    I don't think they've had any exclusives for a while, but I think they might have had something this year.
    If they go completely it will be one less source of sale catalogues for price-matching... something we are already suffering from with the loss of ToysRUs.

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    My concern is that they will be closing about 50 target country stores and a lot of those places might not have significant toy options.
    And TC stores I've been to over the years were not big enough to be putting other stores out of business in small country towns.

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    it's a shame, Target has been a mainstay of Australian retail for years. I do buy transformers there, often with price matching and they have been pretty good with toy sales over the last few years. At least keeping Big W competitive.

    There's a target country in my parents home town, it's toy section is a joke, as are most of it's other sections. if thats representative it's not even worth considering. there are two other dedicated toy stores and a Kmart there which are always better options.
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    It has been a pretty solid source for SS Voyagers over the last few years.

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    Not surprised with the announcement. Wonder if Big W will follow with further store closures.

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    I just goto target for clothing mostly. Their clothes are pretty good compared to the crap quality a lot of menswear is today. this will be a pain for me if my nearest Target is converted to a Kmart.

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    From Target's website, https://www.target.com.au/businessupdate#FAQs
    Closures and conversion to Kmart

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    targethas been pretty much a waste of space for years which is sad, i got my first ever MP from them. Mp02 they had a whole shelf full one day and i had no idea what it was but i took the chance and forked out the $100 (hindsight i wish i had bought them all).

    also got my metrotitan there a few years ago

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