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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby The3Strongs » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:57 pm

Good job, I bet they wouldn't have held all three for one person unless they bought them with a credit card over the phone. It wouldn't be fair to pull all three of such a low stock item. Kudos for getting one, we love ours :)
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Generations Titan Class Metroplex at Canadian Retail

Postby Va'al » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:56 am

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User Super_Megatron of fellow fansite Cybertron.ca has posted a sighting of the Titan Class Metroplex benfind the shelves in a TRU store in British Columbia! Check out the image below, and happy hunting to our Canadian users.

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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby Flux Convoy » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:46 am

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So how are the stickers on the retail version? Are they the proper sizes? Do they stay stuck? I have the SDCC version and while the stickers looks awesome, Jesus, do they suck. I quit out of frustration.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:44 pm

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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby gen1autobot » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:56 pm

Flux Convoy wrote:So how are the stickers on the retail version? Are they the proper sizes? Do they stay stuck? I have the SDCC version and while the stickers looks awesome, Jesus, do they suck. I quit out of frustration.
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I'm with ya on the SDCC stickers. They don't stay put for crap. Though they may look nice, they don't have the long term adhesive properties as the standard version.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby dirk2243 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:11 pm

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gen1autobot wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:So how are the stickers on the retail version? Are they the proper sizes? Do they stay stuck? I have the SDCC version and while the stickers looks awesome, Jesus, do they suck. I quit out of frustration.
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I'm with ya on the SDCC stickers. They don't stay put for crap. Though they may look nice, they don't have the long term adhesive properties as the standard version.


I find the ones at the end of his vehicle mode on his legs basically were the only ones I had trouble with sticking. I ended up using a very light coat of clear stick glue and then put some little things over them to hold them down while they dried for 24+ hours which seemed to work. But yes, it does take some serious time to apply them all. And the instruction sheet isn't the clearest on some of the city version placements. But you can figure it out looking at pictures online and what not.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby gen1autobot » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:49 pm

Hey Dirk, I noticed that you were in San Diego. I'm here in Diego as well. It's good to see another local here on the boards.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby Samsonator » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:41 pm

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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby SpacerAM2 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:44 am

Will walmart ever release these at their retail stores?
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby optimus8771 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:16 pm

Awesome hope to get one eventually
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:52 am

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SpacerAM2 wrote:Will walmart ever release these at their retail stores?


Yes.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers- ... e/26999292
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby The_Yoyo » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:44 am

I ordered a metroplex from the TRU website when they were doing pre-orders in late august - but instead of having it shipped on 9/17 I actually received mine on August 30th.

I have yet to see it in any retail stores in the Los Angeles area though it was also for online order on amazon.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby Autobot032 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:57 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:
SpacerAM2 wrote:Will walmart ever release these at their retail stores?


Yes.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers- ... e/26999292


I hate to be a party pooper, but Wal*Mart's website isn't always accurate. It's been my experience that when it says "In Limited Stores" it's either never been there, won't be there, or has been in like 10 or less.

Chances are, he's online only at this point and might see retail release at Wal*Mart in their next seasonal reset, which is due just in time for Christmas, which is when he'll have the best chance of selling. That, coupled with Layaway, should help sales.

But, the rumor is that he's receiving a set amount of production pieces due to his size and price and when they're gone, they're gone. (We'll see. Hasbro's known for clogging shelves with their stuff...)

The_Yoyo wrote:I ordered a metroplex from the TRU website when they were doing pre-orders in late august - but instead of having it shipped on 9/17 I actually received mine on August 30th.

I have yet to see it in any retail stores in the Los Angeles area though it was also for online order on amazon.


Amazon's sold out. (Which is surprising.) Looks like HTS and TRU are the only ones with it still available for sale. However, BBTS still has a preorder up. I don't know if that means more are being produced or just some leftover stock from whatever warehouse... I also find it odd that they haven't received that allotment yet. That preorder was for the beginning of September and it's yet to be fulfilled... Hasbro's been shortchanging BBTS for awhile now.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby MGrotusque » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:50 pm

Found two in Port Coquitlam Britsh Columbia.
Sticker price 139.99.........after taxes.......157.
There was one left at that location after i bought one.

EDIT: Unfortunately mine doesn't have any of the voice clips when the button is pushed. Just the transformation noises and stuff. Sorta bummed but whatever. Whaddya do.
Maybe if i transform him into all his modes they'll "unlock" or something. Has anyone else encountered this?

EDIT: Yep....after multiple transformations my Metroplex still doesn't have any voice sound biters when i press the bridge down. Just the transformation noises and whatnot.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby ZarenPRIME » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:14 pm

Iowa says they will be getting them on Saturday.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:18 am

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I saw Metroplex in my local TrU. 140$ plus 15% taxes! Ouch... Especially for the version that wont talk.

I could buy it from BBTS at 110$, but the shipping will cost 45$ and I will likely be hit by customs.

I don't mind the non talk version if it's on sale. So, let's play the waiting game.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby ZarenPRIME » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:09 am

ZarenPRIME wrote:Iowa says they will be getting them on Saturday.

They had a whole pallet in the morning. Not sure how many are left..


I didn't head about no sound chip in retail. So there are no voices???
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:34 pm

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ZarenPRIME wrote:I didn't head about no sound chip in retail. So there are no voices???


Canadian versions wont talk, but they will make the beeps and pow noises. ****** language laws, you know.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby ZarenPRIME » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:56 pm

Language laws? I've never heard of that.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:29 pm

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ZarenPRIME wrote:Language laws? I've never heard of that.


First, are you Canadian?

In Canada, especially in Québec, things for sale MUST have both French and English on the packaging. In Canada,you can sell some things with an English only box but not in Québec. That why all english only TrU exclusive must be bought from a middleman because TrU cant and wont sell them in Québec.

Many toys have English only voices that are sold in Quebec without problem for some reason. However, most toys are supposed to have a French option for the voice. If the company is too cheap to make the toy speak in both languages, the toy will only say it's name, or won't speak at all. :HEADHURTS:
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby YRQRM0 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:43 am

Just bought Metroplex at Costco for $80. Don't know if that's been officially reported yet, but definitely a great deal.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby Autobot032 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:00 pm

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YRQRM0 wrote:Just bought Metroplex at Costco for $80. Don't know if that's been officially reported yet, but definitely a great deal.


Oh yes. Reported by our own Robofreak. :)

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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:22 am

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We REALLY need a picture of Metroplex with Verne Troyer...
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby Autobot032 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:42 am

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Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:We REALLY need a picture of Metroplex with Verne Troyer...


*chuckles at the thought* That's awesome.
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Re: Generations Metroplex Sighted In Retail

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:46 am

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Is there anyway to know the sales figures (for the retail that is)? Why am I asking? Besides a trivial pursuit it is concerns for future Titan class figures.

Is it a shelf warmer or a no shower?

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