RAcast wrote: Noideaforaname wrote: Nemesis Destron wrote:
How does something like this happen so soon? Did they somehow fall through retail cracks and so much?
The RiD sub-line is ending, so this is probably just normal "retailers getting rid of the old stock to make room for the new stuff" that happens every time a line ends. Not necessarily a sign of weakness in Transformers and/or Prime.
Also, retailers obviously bought OBSCENE amounts of the stuff.
I dunno. Last year you really could say they bought obscene amounts of DOTM stuff, but this year... the PRID figures seemed to be lacking, rather than being overly plentiful... at least in the deluxe and voyager department. Don't pay much attention to cyberverse.
I remember the pegs being pretty full last year. This year the stock didn't appear to change much, even when there were gaping holes in the section. Makes me wonder how well Transformers have sold this year, overall, because the lack of stock changes doesn't seem to be saying anything positive. Granted, the first 6 months or so was plagued with yellow menace, but still.
But as for the discount store getting them so soon, it could be a clean out for newer products, but it could also be Hasbro wanting money ASAP. This is the time of the year when toys sell best, though it is odd they only just started hitting the discount stores instead of several weeks ago. I'd imagine these discount stores have connections with companies like Hasbro and buy excess stock from them, as well as other places. If Hasbro is sitting on enough figures to sink a battle cruiser a hundred times over it would be a good business move to sell them to whatever store will take them, even if it means taking a profit cut. Better to make a little money than have them sit in a warehouse somewhere where they have to pay to store them.
That's just my guess though.