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What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby NTESHFT » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:42 am

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I've visited 6 locations in my area, plus 2 occasional locations out of town in the past couple of months, and the transformers section is bare as can be. They haven't even bothered in restocking any of the current waves out. Is anyone else experiencing this too? I remember Walmart always being the first place to go to for my transformers, unless I'm hunting a Target or TRU exclusive, of course. Now it's the last place for me to check. Can anyone fill me in on what's going on?
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby Mkall » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:04 pm

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I think they're waiting for Black friday to clear things out before they stock new stuff.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby Erailea » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:06 pm

Noticed that around me to. Their stock has been rather pathetic this year. Most of the PRID nad Bot Shot figures I own came from Target.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:41 pm

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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:49 pm

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and i thought my walmart was the only one that was like this.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby jindrak » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:36 pm

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The walmarts here have plenty of PRID and Prime cyberverse, but suck anyway because A LOT of it is not properly scanned into inventory so isnt able to be sold :P
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby PrymeStriker » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:04 pm

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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:23 pm

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jindrak wrote:The walmarts here have plenty of PRID and Prime cyberverse, but suck anyway because A LOT of it is not properly scanned into inventory so isnt able to be sold :P


guess what? there are no deluxe bumblebees at my walmart. none. not even DOTM. i about has a heart attack when i realized this. there is only one prime deluxe toy on the shelf and that is a knockout that has been there for 3 weeks.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby NTESHFT » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:24 pm

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That's the funny thing with these walmarts around here- there aren't even any bumblebees on the shelf, well with one exception- a lonely powerizer sitting there.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby RAcast » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:15 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:
jindrak wrote:The walmarts here have plenty of PRID and Prime cyberverse, but suck anyway because A LOT of it is not properly scanned into inventory so isnt able to be sold :P


guess what? there are no deluxe bumblebees at my walmart. none. not even DOTM. i about has a heart attack when i realized this. there is only one prime deluxe toy on the shelf and that is a knockout that has been there for 3 weeks.

Same here. The only two deluxes (as of yesterday) at my Walmart are Vehicon and Ratchet, lol. Meanwhile, 200 feet away, Target has a very well-stocked section, sporting plenty of...whatever wave had Hot Shot. =_=

Oh, and two whole pegs of FoC Prime and Jazz. :lol:
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:45 am

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They may be negotiating terms on new stock, depending how much of their budget they've allocated etc.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby Archatron » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:12 am

jindrak wrote:The walmarts here have plenty of PRID and Prime cyberverse, but suck anyway because A LOT of it is not properly scanned into inventory so isnt able to be sold :P

Yep. I got a Kup and two Vehicons, which turned into three Kups on the receipt because the Vehicons weren't in the system. Although they came from the same case. :-? WM always holds back new merch till after big sales to drum out the old stuff. Nothing new really.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby That Bot » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:22 am

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Could the striking have anything to do with it?
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby NTESHFT » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:10 am

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That Bot wrote:Could the striking have anything to do with it?



Stiking? I haven't heard anything about this....
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby njb902 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:34 am

I know from a guy who works at my local target that they are scurrying to get toys in because of higher demand this year. So perhaps wally world is having similar problems.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby NTESHFT » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:56 pm

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That strike.



Oh, that strike.Yeah, this is the first I've heard of this.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby funeralthirst7 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:11 pm

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Every Walmart I've been to in the last 6 months or so has been like this. Most are still sitting on DOTM stock and haven't bothered with anything new. I've just about given up on even searching retail stores for toys anymore.
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Re: What's Going on with Walmart?

Postby chaosmage42 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:13 am

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i know ours is getting in new stock its just the same stock each time -mostly bumblebee -seriously we do not need that many the wave 1 foc jazz prime and shockwave and a lot of the small crappy figures and botshots -we have gotten recently dreadwing i snapped that one up becuase its a great figure -but other wise i still haven't seen a change in stock same with target they have had the same stock for months now -i already bought the ratchet they had and the one knockout the walmart had -give me something - i really want a sargent kup so i can repaint it into something more interesting -though ive been thinking of doing that to the bumblebees because there are a lot of them and his face is kinda clueless looking might make good drones
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