Well we're into the Apocalyptic year, and shelves are lookin interesting. It really IS starting to look apocalyptic for Light Strike. When I entered my local Toys R Us, instead of going to the back where my blasters usually reside, I saw a big shelf of "CLEARANCE" for Light Strike. Poor guys are still priced too high to attract my wallet, but maybe this is a good time for Light Strike fans to cash in on this sale. There's also an even better sale, but it's just on those little target fellas at... Target! They've been spotted as low as 2.39 (Milwaukee) and my store has 'em at 3.49. Given that their only function is to light up whatever color is shot at them, they're fairly simple accessories.
Also went to a different Wal-Mart than my usual one and found some nice clearance sales. Among the notable ones were 5 dollar 10-Disk Magazines for Vortex as well as 15 dollar 100-dart packages (with that neato N-Strike Patch). Also among the sales were $35 Stampedes and $11 Dart Tag Jerseys. Obviously the Rayven and Speedswarm are starting to show up at local retailers too. The only place I found them was at my Target, which is odd since Toys R Us usually has them first.