There is a good collecting community there. However, there were no Target's there for most of that time, so the exclusives were a pain. They built a Target back in....2000 I believe. I forget the exact time frame.
So to answer your question, yes, they have Wal-Mart, K-Mart, TRU, Target, etc. There are also a lot of comics shops, and many of them carry older stuff, exclusives, etc.
The upside, is that they tend to get Japanese exclusives quicker and a bit more easily than here on the main land, in my experience, but that was 9 years ago.
Thanks,I lived there as a kid. in the 70's. I collected Kikaida, and Japanese toys. Really cool toys. So I am going home. Wondering if I shoild keep collecting or not. Wal=marts and targets. I remember a holiday mart. A liberty house. I guess I am getting pretty old. I don't think those places exist anymore!