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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby jordie5150 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:23 pm

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biggest fear is if the market is flooded with non selling figures, retailers will cancel shipments.

texas has "remember the almo"

i say "remember mercedes alt mode soundwave"

the last wave of dotm which include que, leadfoot, skywarp, soundwave, vortex deluxe figures and the human alliance soundwave was cancelled by retailers because of lacking dotm figure sales.

i havent even seen the newest prime figures yet!
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:28 pm

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i wonder if retailers realize its because of the bumblebees. i really hope the prime toy line does not suffer the same fate as DOTM. :sad:
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:23 pm

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jordie5150 wrote:honestly, blame the bay tf movies. bee was the center most character and the only one the audiance was meant to connect with.

example: my gf and her daughter.

both obsessed with the movie bee. however, they both dislike prime bee, which is a poor attempt at a recreation of bays character, down to the "cant talk" aspect, and the classic/ new cybertronian bee.

@datguy86: im in the pittsburgh area, and the selection out here alone make me miss my hometown in the bay area of CA

No this is Hasbro's fault for not realizing Bumblebee isn't as in demand as he was 5 years ago. The movies made him popular, but that doesn't explain why Hasbro isn't keeping up with what figures are actually being sold.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby That Bot » Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:34 am

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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:05 am

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First edition Bulkhead just became a shelfwarmer. Not my pictures, but taken by ppl I know on their hunt. :lol:

Notice the proportion of the other PRID figures to bee, and the ammount of FE bulkheads.
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Well, I just went to TRU and there were more FE than PRID... All the vehicons are getting snapped up, but arcee and cliff remains everywhere.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby That Bot » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:43 am

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gavinfuzzy wrote:First edition Bulkhead just became a shelfwarmer. Not my pictures, but taken by ppl I know on their hunt. :lol:

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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:09 am

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All the stores in my area have Bumblebeeitis as well. :(
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Cobalt Prime » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:54 am

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Doubledealer93 wrote:i wonder if retailers realize its because of the bumblebees. i really hope the prime toy line does not suffer the same fate as DOTM. :sad:


Trouble is, knowing the corporate retail mind, they won't make any distinction whatsoever. Transformers are Transformers as far as they are concerned, and if it doesn't sell, it gets pulled and no more are ordered.

I think Hasbro has finally managed to successfully engineer another TF crash. :-(
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby craggy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:02 am

I'd love to see that many FE Bulkheads. There'd be at least one less when I left the store, meanwhile the abundance of Bees...grr.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby SJ21 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:30 am

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I was a Target near Harrisburg Pa yesterday. They had 13 figures in deluxe size or larger. 11 of them were Bumblebee.

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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby paul053 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:04 am

So US has Bee warmers and Singapore has Bulk warmers and Romania has Bee hungry? Is it Hasbro idiot or the retail stores idiot? Or both.

Doubledealer93 wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:Y'know, I blame the kids.
We all know that kids are the number 1
purchaser of Transformers and Bumblebee is what they
want. Well, why they Hell aren't they buying them?
Damn kids!


so do i. if he is so popular then why are there 18 damn BBs in one store? and the stock stays like that for months. damn kids........


My kids want Cyberverse Cliffjumper and there are none. My kids want Cyberverse Knock Out and there are none. My kids want Cyberverse Breakdown and there are none. So don't blame them. It's not their fault. They don't even get to the toy isle as much as we do.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby DISCHARGE » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:00 pm

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paul053 wrote:So US has Bee warmers and Singapore has Bulk warmers and Romania has Bee hungry? Is it Hasbro idiot or the retail stores idiot? Or both.

Doubledealer93 wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:Y'know, I blame the kids.
We all know that kids are the number 1
purchaser of Transformers and Bumblebee is what they
want. Well, why they Hell aren't they buying them?
Damn kids!


so do i. if he is so popular then why are there 18 damn BBs in one store? and the stock stays like that for months. damn kids........


My kids want Cyberverse Cliffjumper and there are none. My kids want Cyberverse Knock Out and there are none. My kids want Cyberverse Breakdown and there are none. So don't blame them. It's not their fault. They don't even get to the toy isle as much as we do.


Your children don't factor in with the norms. They have a collector for a parent. They have an inside tip.
When I was a kid, I didn't know what was coming out until:

a) I had seen it in person

b) There was advertisement for it.

I have realized that the modernization of America has made it more difficult for children to gain wages so they can absorb some of these accursed swarm of Bees.

You see, with the introduction of methods like machining to accomplish a goal faster we have lost too many skilled workers, like the children.
Back in the old days, you could work those little rugrats in the fields
pickin' potatoes and bean pods. Earnin' their worth for just one Bumblebee.
Now at the current rate for a Bumblebee divided by 10 cents a day for toiling in the fields they should have enough for Bumblebee in about 130 days(that's with no days off :DANCE: ) + a bit more to pay taxes.
BUT THESE KIDS AREN'T EVEN WORKING!!!
How can we expect the economy to pick up when we are simultaneously selling these hot items but denying those who would buy the opportunity for capital [-( we can't stand for this. If we want these Bees removed WE MUST PUT THESE NIMBLE, ENERGETIC YOUTHS TO WORK!
Down with machines!

Ironic that to buy the toys we love, we must do what is right and destroy that which we love :(
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby craggy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:05 pm

Discharge, are you RPing someone as in touch with reality as the Hasbro execs who keep putting all these BBs out to stores?
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby DISCHARGE » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:24 pm

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craggy wrote:Discharge, are you RPing someone as in touch with reality as the Hasbro execs who keep putting all these BBs out to stores?



So, you would disagree?
If I'm not gonna buy it. And you're not gonna buy it. The purchase lands on the children which these toys were made for.
As the internet will prove kids love Bumblebee, kids want to be Bumblbee:
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(Their costumes are kind of weak though, they don't even have battle masks, sheesh!)
If these Bumblebees are to move from the toys shelves to the lives of the kids,
well, I think we know what to do. >:oP

If you knew that the children could have this:
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby craggy » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:31 pm

I'd rather just pay some kids to go into a shop and smash all the BBs they can find. So long as they're young enough they're not going to do any time.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby DISCHARGE » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:38 pm

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craggy wrote:I'd rather just pay some kids to go into a shop and smash all the BBs they can find. So long as they're young enough they're not going to do any time.



Well, there's that option too. But let's take the easy road. :michaelbay:
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:21 pm

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That bottom row was about half Bumblebees and half Cliffjumpers.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby RAcast » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:44 pm

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Evil_the_Nub wrote:The scene at Toys R us today.
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That bottom row was about half Bumblebees and half Cliffjumpers.


At least you have Cyberverse Cliffjumper. I don't think I've ever run into one. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Mykltron » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:23 am

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gavinfuzzy wrote:First edition Bulkhead just became a shelfwarmer. Not my pictures, but taken by ppl I know on their hunt. :lol:

Notice the proportion of the other PRID figures to bee, and the ammount of FE bulkheads.
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Well, I just went to TRU and there were more FE than PRID... All the vehicons are getting snapped up, but arcee and cliff remains everywhere.


Some redistribution of wealth is in order... I have FE Bulkhead but I'm sure lots of others here would love you forever for helping them out.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Doubledealer93 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:29 am

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craggy wrote:I'd rather just pay some kids to go into a shop and smash all the BBs they can find. So long as they're young enough they're not going to do any time.



Well, there's that option too. But let's take the easy road. :michaelbay:


i don't know that sure sounds like the easy road to me ;)
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Cobalt Prime » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:54 am

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It's too bad retailers can't simply RTV (return to vendor) all these Bumblebees like is done with other types of retail goods.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby craggy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:21 am

Cobalt Prime wrote:It's too bad retailers can't simply RTV (return to vendor) all these Bumblebees like is done with other types of retail goods.

if they could, Hasbro would be digging a hole next to all the Atari ET games.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Erailea » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:38 pm

Mykltron wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:First edition Bulkhead just became a shelfwarmer. Not my pictures, but taken by ppl I know on their hunt. :lol:

Notice the proportion of the other PRID figures to bee, and the ammount of FE bulkheads.
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Well, I just went to TRU and there were more FE than PRID... All the vehicons are getting snapped up, but arcee and cliff remains everywhere.


Some redistribution of wealth is in order... I have FE Bulkhead but I'm sure lots of others here would love you forever for helping them out.


Someone I know in Singapore said they recently got Hasbro FE's in (minus Starscream and Prime). But there isn't much room for profit on them. Bulkhead is $50 and I believe he said the deluxe were $25. Vehicon could bring in something but only *just* since he's running about $50 with free shipping on ebay. So estimating international shipping at around $15-20... it's not really worth the hassle, especially once ebay and paypal take their fair share from the listing and transaction. One might make a few dollars on Bulky, but the same issue as Vehicon applies. The profit margins are so minimal I doubt most would care.

Would be nice if they got out in the worth though, that's for sure.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby craggy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:43 pm

Erailea wrote:
Mykltron wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:First edition Bulkhead just became a shelfwarmer. Not my pictures, but taken by ppl I know on their hunt. :lol:

Notice the proportion of the other PRID figures to bee, and the ammount of FE bulkheads.
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Well, I just went to TRU and there were more FE than PRID... All the vehicons are getting snapped up, but arcee and cliff remains everywhere.


Some redistribution of wealth is in order... I have FE Bulkhead but I'm sure lots of others here would love you forever for helping them out.


Someone I know in Singapore said they recently got Hasbro FE's in (minus Starscream and Prime). But there isn't much room for profit on them. Bulkhead is $50 and I believe he said the deluxe were $25. Vehicon could bring in something but only *just* since he's running about $50 with free shipping on ebay. So estimating international shipping at around $15-20... it's not really worth the hassle, especially once ebay and paypal take their fair share from the listing and transaction. One might make a few dollars on Bulky, but the same issue as Vehicon applies. The profit margins are so minimal I doubt most would care.

I'm not sure my idea of "helping out a fellow collector" includes a hefty profit margin. Of course, there are folks who might rather buy from a member on here than some faceless ebay seller from who knows where. And, shipping and paypal fees aside, all money will go to the person who bought the thing. Last thing I bought from a person on here, I stuck in a few extra $ because with the exchange rate as it was, it wasn't a huge deal to me, and the guy was doing me a big favour.
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Re: i call it the "yellow cancer"

Postby Skyfire77 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:57 pm

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Cobalt Prime wrote:It's too bad retailers can't simply RTV (return to vendor) all these Bumblebees like is done with other types of retail goods.

if they could, Hasbro would be digging a hole next to all the Atari ET games.


If it'd mean I could actually get my hands on wave 2 and later toys, I'd gladly help them dig!
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