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Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:25 pm

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This tidbit of info comes from a member (AKA: raz) on a Power Rangers board:

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As you can see, it says Spider-Man, Avengers and Batman are the big sellers. Followed by Beyblade, WWE and Power Rangers bringing in a steady stream of dough.

TMNT is expected to be big. Roleplay and interactive items seem to be helping sales.

Transformers is mentioned nowhere on there, good or bad, but chances are they fall into a negative category. Most stores, aside from TRU, have no stock of TFs right now and won't restock for at least a month.
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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:06 pm

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That may just because of all that DOTM overstock. So much DOTM crap left...
Plus the damn PRID deluxe wave one that still need to be cleared out.

They wont bring anything new as long that the old stock wont sell, but people already have the old stock and will only buy the new one.

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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby Mkall » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:51 pm

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I've always seen Transformers as more niche than any of the brands listed. Playing with a batman figure is easy. Playing with a Transformer is far more difficult for anything above a Legends class figure, requiring mechanically-minded children to use them to their full effect.
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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby Drift082111 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:00 pm

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I agree with what MKALL said. Also, in my area (Central New York) I found that many of the PRiD figures were all but sold out at the Walmarts, Targets, and Kmarts. The Generations figures seemed to stick around longer. And as always, there are still a lot of DOTM in a lot of places. As I've gone hunting at these stores, I've found many parents with their kids shopping specifically for TF Prime. However, all the TMNT at every location was SOLD OUT. Flat out gone and I mean every item relating to them. Turtles are a bit cheaper and as stated above, easier to play with as they don't require as much to think about compared to TFs.
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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby Sinnertwin » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:50 pm

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Most of which are riding on the back of 2012 movie releases. WWE are the boys' Barbies, so they'll constantly sell regardless. 2014 can't come soon enough.
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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby BeastProwl » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:09 pm

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An Atari E.T Cartidge style burial of Bumblebees. I can see THAT in the papers.
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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby gavinfuzzy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:50 pm

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It's times like these i feel grateful that every major store around here has a constant stock of TF. May not be the biggest selection, but eh, every store that sells TF has 1st edition bulkhead. :lol:
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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:37 pm

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BeastProwl wrote:An Atari E.T Cartidge style burial of Bumblebees. I can see THAT in the papers.

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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby xyl360 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:33 pm

BeastProwl wrote:An Atari E.T Cartidge style burial of Bumblebees. I can see THAT in the papers.

Hey, Atari E.T. was the greatest video game ever created...










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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby Shadowman » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:40 pm

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Is anyone going to mention that it clearly says Spidderman?
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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby gavinfuzzy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:47 am

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Shadowman wrote:Is anyone going to mention that it clearly says Spidderman?


Must be a new franchise...
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Re: Bad News For Transformers? Maybe...

Postby warzon3 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:11 pm

Is Prime a strong selling line?

I don't know, but I have to wonder because it is not on a major network? I mean, I don't even get Hub? Its a great show, I just wonder how much exposure it gets?

Plus prime seems to be a lightly older audience, I don't know, can it cover as many age groups as TMNT.

Of course right now the toys are based on a video game not everyone has either, including little kids?
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