Days after the end of Disney Infinity was announced, my local Walmart’s once overflowing shelves were stripped bare.
While the three or four ragtag Thors still lingered in the electronic section’s neglected clearance aisle (set it and forget it!) and a few figures lingered in the toy section where they were never supposed to be, the dedicated Disney Infinity section and the special endcap display of Star Wars-specific toys were empty.
According to an electronics department employee, all Disney Infinity product had been pulled from shelves and displays on Thursday, two days following the cancellation announcement. He couldn’t tell me whether the stock was being returned to a central warehouse or prepped for one of those black wire bin clearance dealios, but I suspect the latter.
This bodes ill for the remaining releases scheduled for Disney Infinity, a Finding Dory play set and characters from Alice Through The Looking Glass. I’d keep an eye on online retailer preorders, just in case.
During a trip to Toys’R’Us yesterday I noted that the toy retailers’ Disney Infinity section was looking a great deal lighter than it had last weekend. All figures and accessories were 40 percent off, so if you’re looking to round out your collection before the bitter end, that sounds like the place to go. Considering overproduction is likely one of the major reasons the series was canceled, you’ve probably got time.
At least cover up the body, Walmart.