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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:03 pm

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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby Severa » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:50 am

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I haven't read all 22 pages over this, but, I just got back from K-Mart in Peachtree City Ga and they have their Deluxes at 18.99.


This is making me more and more choosey about which ones I want to own. Infact, some that I had considered I have written off as this is simply too much money.

Funny enough, it makes the MPs look inexpensive. I wonder when they will have a price hike as well. (Unless they already have, charging 60 dollars for the cassette double packs)
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby RodimalToyota » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:58 am

Severa wrote:I haven't read all 22 pages over this, but, I just got back from K-Mart in Peachtree City Ga and they have their Deluxes at 18.99.


This is making me more and more choosey about which ones I want to own. Infact, some that I had considered I have written off as this is simply too much money.

Funny enough, it makes the MPs look inexpensive. I wonder when they will have a price hike as well. (Unless they already have, charging 60 dollars for the cassette double packs)


They wont, because they have an MSRP, plus the E-tailers that we love here as sponsors have yet to raise prices randomly for no reason.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby dsurma34667 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:08 pm

the last time i was in walmart, their price on the foc transformers was about $15.00. i havent purchased one there since before the price hike, and i visit four walmarts, a target, tru, and even ross and bealls for transformers on sale. i might start just buying 1-2 online until hasbro decides that they can lower prices a little bit.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby chaosmage42 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:34 pm

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i remember when these ones would only be about 10 bucks whats wrong with hasbro are they trying to piss us all off. Also 14.96 is what the target here costs and the walmarts 15.96 and there are 2 of them the only major problem for me is that them restocking is impossible they have had the same bots out for over 2 months nothing has changed -except i got all 3 fall of cybertron figures and the one ratchet from primes but other than that its just the 3 cybertron figure and lots of bumblebees -i did find one knockout at walmart-got it but thats it. The one jewel i found recently was the generations kup at a toysrus in atlanta ga when i was at a con for 14.95
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby Neilius_Prime » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:57 pm

one of the reasons why its getting difficult for me to collect on a weekly/monthly basis
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby reflector7 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:31 pm

It might be partially our faults. The lowered prices due to mass production during the movie lines held a staedy price until that eded. It is primarily a collectors market now, so when Hasbro watches us shell out $50+ bucks unremorsefully thru thier "fan" site, they rest easy charging you $18 at retail. The only solution is to boycott, but even that might sink the brand into oblivion.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby Tracer » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:35 pm

The first Transformer I bought as an Adult was Excellion for $8. That is almost voyager size these days. :shock:


reflector7 wrote:It might be partially our faults. The lowered prices due to mass production during the movie lines held a staedy price until that eded. It is primarily a collectors market now, so when Hasbro watches us shell out $50+ bucks unremorsefully thru thier "fan" site, they rest easy charging you $18 at retail. The only solution is to boycott, but even that might sink the brand into oblivion.

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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby ginthermax » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:23 pm

i just wait here in canada esspecially at wal mart with batman and avengers toys seeling like crazy the transformers sections always stays loaded with toys i just wait for sales.. i know at the bargain shop in canada deluxe transformers are 21.99 and i gave the store manager a peice of my mind and told her she wouldnt sell any of them to an actual collector maybe parents who just need a toy for a birthday or something she replied that it was main office who decides the prices so 21.99 at a place called the bargain shop is crazy transformers are cheaper at mom and pop drug stores
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby ginthermax » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:26 pm

and i notice transformers have to be one of the easiest toys to steal esspecially at walk mart and big places maybe that could be a reason for high prices too
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:04 pm

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ginthermax wrote:and i notice transformers have to be one of the easiest toys to steal esspecially at walk mart and big places maybe that could be a reason for high prices too


Theft is a problem that impacts all areas of a business , so yes, I do agree that slight price rises are inevitable as a result. The majority of the price hikes are a result of all those involved in the product up to the point of sale to make a profit. Simple business operations, nobody is going to operate at a loss just to keep prices down for the consumer.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby PrymeStriker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:10 pm

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ginthermax wrote:and i notice transformers have to be one of the easiest toys to steal esspecially at walk mart and big places maybe that could be a reason for high prices too


Theft is a problem that impacts all areas of a business , so yes, I do agree that slight price rises are inevitable as a result. The majority of the price hikes are a result of all those involved in the product up to the point of sale to make a profit. Simple business operations, nobody is going to operate at a loss just to keep prices down for the consumer.


Price hikes are going to encourage criminals to steal them because they can't afford them. :???:
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby 80sgeek » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:24 pm

Price hikes EVERYWHERE. I finally found the Toys R Us exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime yesterday and the price jumped up $20 from the two "out" stores I've been to. They're all $119.99 now. Hasbro needs to realize that the reason why their sales are down is because stores are still stocking Dark of the Moon figures and G.I. Joe figures for a movie that never came out (which are all on clearance at every store). Parents who grew up on the originals in the '80s don't want their kids having shelf warmers. And the big kids want the good figures. Raising the prices isn't going to get more profit, it will get less. Especially if it's on figures no one wants.

Exhibits below are from the last month and for the most part that's how all stores are. There's more Bumblebees out there than there are Transformers fans. It's the E.T./Atari syndrome.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby MagnusPrimal » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:11 pm

Yeah, I was iffy on getting the new MP Optimus before, but when I finally saw one today, for $120, it wasn't too difficult to leave it in the store.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:51 am

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Price hikes are going to encourage criminals to steal them because they can't afford them. :???:



Most criminals are going to steal regardless of price, want or need.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:35 am

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Price hikes are going to encourage criminals to steal them because they can't afford them. :???:



Most criminals are going to steal regardless of price, want or need.


But if you raise the price, it's going to increase the crime rate rather than decrease it. More people will be tempted to steal it.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby ginthermax » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:25 am

i still have yet to see soundwave dotm or que or mirage ie dyno...why couldnt they have been wheel jack and mirage in dotm why did michael bay have to go with them stupid names? but still waiting on them three and yes if they come in vehicle mode in package makes it easier to steal as well, unpackage in store easy peasy
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:43 am

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ginthermax wrote:i still have yet to see soundwave dotm or que or mirage ie dyno...why couldnt they have been wheel jack and mirage in dotm why did michael bay have to go with them stupid names? but still waiting on them three and yes if they come in vehicle mode in package makes it easier to steal as well, unpackage in store easy peasy


DotM Deluxe Soundwave, Wheeljack/Que, and Leadfoot are cancelled in the US. And there's no Mirage Deluxe toy period.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby ginthermax » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:44 am

i thought ledfoot was a target exclusive and out in the usa?
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:47 am

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ginthermax wrote:i thought ledfoot was a target exclusive and out in the usa?


No. The HA, maybe, but these Deluxes have been cancelled for almost a year now. The DOTM line is over.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby ginthermax » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:49 am

thats all i see up here in bc canada tho still dotm toys i already hsve plus a million different bumble bee repaints - hate repaints- - still have yet to see anything but optimus prime wheel jack bumblebee and cliffjumper for prime...
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:00 am

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ginthermax wrote:thats all i see up here in bc canada tho still dotm toys i already hsve plus a million different bumble bee repaints - hate repaints- - still have yet to see anything but optimus prime wheel jack bumblebee and cliffjumper for prime...


No doubt you can still find DOTM, but they're not making any more new toys. It's all towards Prime right now.
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Re: Wal Mart Price Hike, more than target now

Postby ginthermax » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:01 am

to bad hasbro wouldnt package a dotm soundwave with a prime soundwave same with others id by those at outrageous prices
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