# Hobby Lobby Clearance

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#### cwbullet

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I have become a fan and scored an ESAM-58 yesterday.

#### BEC

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So, here is a logical question . . .

With exclusive"Hobby Lobby" Estes kits, are those the only Estes kits that Hobby Lobby will be carrying in the future ?

Dave F.
No. Here is the selection at one south Puget Sound store not long ago. The one in the upper left that's cut off is the Mean Machine. The empty hook on the bottom row is marked for the Space Crater egg lofter.

#### deangelo54

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That is quite a collection of kits. Living in Boston I don't think I will get a chance to go to the Puget Sound store. Looks like it is up to each store to determine the amount of rocketry inventory they want to carry. The last time I saw that many kits at a hobby shop was the Hobby Emporium in Tyngsboro, MA (just south of Nashua, NH).

In the early to mid 2000's Michael's Arts and Crafts used to sell a nice variety of kits, parts and engines up to D12's. I would get those 40% and occasional 50% coupons and I would be in rocketry heaven. The Michael's in the Boston area no longer carry rockets.

Other places that used to sell rockery stuff was Walmart and the now defunct Toys R Us. Floor space in stores is at a premium. If certain items don't earn their keep they are no longer carried.

#### BEC

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Michaels around here have virtually nothing and the few stores around here that do carry rocket bits carry them at full list or even higher prices. A couple of WalMarts have been off and on, but I haven't seen any rocket stuff in any WalMarts for at least a couple of years now.

There are four Hobby Lobby stores within a reasonable drive for me (I made a loop around to all four of them a couple of times when things started going on clearance). The picture above was from the second nearest one (east hill Puyallup). Since then I've been in the nearest one (Federal Way) and it is stocked similarly. Since GlenP reported that the one up north by him (I'm assuming Lynnwood) is also stocked well at least out here in the Seattle/Tacoma area we're in good shape. Sorry about Boston....

#### Flyfalcons

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I went Luna Bug hunting yesterday and they were all sold out. Not sure when they receive their shipments, but it would be nice to snag one. Too bad it's a HL exclusive, as we have a couple local hobby shops that carry rockets as well.

#### BEC

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I think the Federal Way store restocks on Tuesdays. Don't know about Puyallup or Tacoma or Lakewood.

I grabbed a Luna Bug a couple of weeks ago and had it with me at Sod Blaster but didn't get it flown. Maybe Saturday.

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I think the Federal Way store restocks on Tuesdays. Don't know about Puyallup or Tacoma or Lakewood.

I grabbed a Luna Bug a couple of weeks ago and had it with me at Sod Blaster but didn't get it flown. Maybe Saturday.
Lakewood CA restocks on Thursday.

Not sure about the 16 or so other Lakewoods in the USA. or the Glendales. or the Springfields.

#### BEC

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Sorry Fred - Lakewood, Washington (near Tacoma).

I used to live in Lakewood, Colorado...so I am aware there are several....