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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:28 am

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SlyTF1 wrote:I'm pissed!!! Not just with my area, but with the entire country! Why is it that Canada has the TFP voyagers and the US doesn't!? Is it really that hard to distribute toys to a country right next to the one you're distributing to in the first place?



Wait... What?.. Where?.. HOW?!

Where the hell did you find Transformers Prime Voyager figures?

All the stores right now are still recovering from the holidays onslaught. The ailsles are empty from the various boxing day specials. What remain is just the overpriced old stock.

TrU had the lead in TF Prime figures but I only saw Deluxe BB and Screamers.

Walmart had the Lead in Generations figures, with Wheeljack, Kup, Thundercracker, and Warpath finally appearing.

Zellers have the lead in DotM figures with Airaid and Darksteel.

Is there a fifth player that I should know about? I'm in Québec BTW.
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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby RhA » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:56 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:I'm pissed!!! Not just with my area, but with the entire country! Why is it that Canada has the TFP voyagers and the US doesn't!? Is it really that hard to distribute toys to a country right next to the one you're distributing to in the first place?



Wait... What?.. Where?.. HOW?!

Where the hell did you find Transformers Prime Voyager figures?

All the stores right now are still recovering from the holidays onslaught. The ailsles are empty from the various boxing day specials. What remain is just the overpriced old stock.

TrU had the lead in TF Prime figures but I only saw Deluxe BB and Screamers.

Walmart had the Lead in Generations figures, with Wheeljack, Kup, Thundercracker, and Warpath finally appearing.

Zellers have the lead in DotM figures with Airaid and Darksteel.

Is there a fifth player that I should know about? I'm in Québec BTW.


:lol: AS many of the previous posts have learned us; you are discussing first-world problems.
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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:42 pm

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RhA wrote: :lol: AS many of the previous posts have learned us; you are discussing first-world problems.


Hey, we are well fed, well clothed, have a job, and live in a warm home. AND we are frigging TOY COLLECTING. Of course we can allow ourselves to whine about stupid issues!

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I feel SO guity...

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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby Heavy B » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:55 pm

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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:19 pm

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Dr. Heavy B wrote:The Toys 'R' Us by me still has transformers animated, universe 2.0, and ROTF toys. If you want cybertron Ironhide, or ROTF Mudflap, I'm your hook up


GOD I'M SO GELLY. No really, that is very awesome. I started collecting only at the last quarter of 2010 so I missed a lot. Just to make me cringe more, by the standards of your area, are they selling them at full retail prices, or is there some kind of sale going on?

On a side note, all the Zellers in the Montréal area still have a few "exclusive" ORANGE voyager The Fallen. As far that I remember until right now, they are still shelfwarming at a whopping CAN40$+15%TAXES each. I don't think they will ever go on sale. I found one with the box smashed up and asked the cashier if I could have some discount on it. She responded NO they will instead just send it up to the back for returning or something. They will keep them all... FOREVER!
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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby chonosmoon » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:27 am

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lol nice post, the pictures made me laugh.

I'm in American and we have poor distribution too. I have not see a TF Prime figure in stores yet.
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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:09 pm

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For once, we Canadians (and even Québécois) got the big end of the stick. I blew all of my money on this, buying at a TrU way out of town, and it feel good:
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Now, most Americans feel what I feel for all the figures they got while in Québec, we got nothing: Frustration and anger.
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Postby Godzillabot Primal » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:44 pm

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Let me put it this way, my tiny town's walmart still has the first wave of DOTM and has piles of Track Battle Roadbusters and both versions of DOTM Deluxe Prime.
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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby LadyBug » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:05 am

I just checked my local TRU. It's still all DOTM: MechTech shit. I don't care for the DotM toys at all, or any of the Bayverse toys. I'm only concerned with primarily Prime toys. Thank god, I have the internet. As of right now, I currently own from the First Edition Prime toys: Arcee, Starscream, Bee, Cliffjumper, Voyager! Bulkhead, SDCC! Prime, NYCC! set, and Voyager! Prime is on his way as well. I have an inside source up in Canada that has been importing the toys for me. I'm still debating about purchasing the Prime! Entertainment pack on ebay, since it looks like the America's will never see that one.
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Re: VERY BAD toy distribution in your area? Vent your frustration here!

Postby At0mic Cav3man » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:56 pm

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Man, I understand having pride in you nation and your heritage, but the French Language laws you guys up in Quebec seem a little past the point of restrictive. It's no wonder you're paying something like 20% more per figure.

I feel for you, no doubt, although I'm insanely jealous of that great big pile of FE figures you have there. I managed to get FE Bee, Arcee and Starscream, but I gave up on the Voyagers and Cliffjumper (and that sucks, because Cliffjumper is my favorite character and that Voyager Bulkhead is awesome).

As far as distribution around here in Ohio goes, TRU seems to be one of the fastest, along with Target, but our Walmarts are horribly slow. I'm still seeing nothing but DotM figures, with lots of the aformentioned Track Battle RB and Deluxe Primes. Nothing else except a few left over Generations Red Alerts and Wheeljacks with the occational Kup.

I do have a couple of giant weekend flea markets near me that I haven't been to since I started collecting again, but I'm almost positive I'll end up paying higher than normal prices there (though not having to pay shipping can make up the difference). I'm sure they'll have mostly older stuff though.
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