TikToker has revealed a secret that could change how fans visit the store.
An unexpected stash can unlock invisible goods for shoppers.
According to @josiejo98, it’s possible to find rare items on the hidden shelves of Target stores.
“So if you go to Target sometimes and you’re lucky, you can look at where they keep stuff, and there’s usually a lot of really cool old stuff here that people hide,” she said.
“Go check it out, lucky find!” TikToker said at the end of the video, which received 244.6 thousand likes.
He shows a bottom shelf lifter and several X-Men figurines slide out: Magneto, Gladiator, and Sabretooth.
The Magneto figurine, believed to be the Hasbro figurine shown in the video, is sold out online.
After visiting 42nd Street Target in the heart of New York’s Times Square, The Sun found that the mythical hidden goods were few and far between.
The bottom shelf of the toy section, similar to the one in the video, was empty except for dust when it was picked up.
The second raised shelf simply had parts of the shelf’s metal structure underneath.
Target employee Shane called the myth for what it is.
“We have this,” they said, pulling out an empty secret drawer under the bottom shelf, “but we use it to store detergent.”
When asked about the figurines featured in the video, Shane said, “Honestly? They probably dropped it.”
The audience is also not so easily charmed by this trick.
“My roommate who works at Target said it was just trash so if you find it, put it away lol,” said TikTok user Angela Ortega.
“I used to work at Target, and it’s legal, it’s just that people are hiding something, and it’s wrong,” commented Skyler Doyle.
James Freshney wasn’t too amused by the secret, adding, “It’s usually employees who want to hide something until they’re cleared.”
Two other users warned that the surprise inside isn’t always good.
“Literally found a rat,” Brian Diamond said, while Calvin Yorke added, “I feel like I’m going to do this and find the rat.”
Target has rarer, “rescue items” in stock, but according to Customer Rep Riel, they are not under the shelf as shown in the video.
“We have some items that have been subtracted. These items are one of our life saving items. So we put them in as part of our permission…”
“[these items] mostly in the decoration department… We have a decoration department with its own shelf.”
Sale items are labeled in the store, not hidden out of sight.
“When you walk into the store, you will see that some of our items have clearance tags.”
In response to the waves of alleged Target hacks and secrets that made waves on the internet, Shane was skeptical.
“I don’t know any of Target’s hidden secrets,” the employee said. “If.”