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Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far)

Transformers News: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far)

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 7:45PM CST

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Well, it looks like the discount retailers are at it again. This time it's Prime Deluxes! The latest waves, no less!

Seibertron member Megatron Wolf spotted them and had this to say:

Megatron Wolf wrote:If your looking for the current wave of TFP deluxes head on over to TJ Maxx, stopped by there today to do some Christmas shopping and sitting on a table was a vehicon & Rumble both with a DVD for $6.99. They also had a few wave 1 voyagers for $15. Also target has voyagers for $19, picked up Magnus & Thundertron. See what happens if you just wait a little while


And Seibertron member Nutimus Prime had this to say:

Nutimus Prime wrote:I just grabbed Thundertron at TJ Maxx yesterday for $13.


At TJMaxx @ $6.99 each:

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At Target @ $19.00 each And TJMaxx @ $13.00 each:
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What does this mean for the assortment with Skyquake, the last PRID figure? Only time will tell.

Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news and updates!
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Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447868)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 19th, 2012 @ 8:11pm CST
Well, glad all I got at Meijers was the Arcee I still needed; their PRID deluxe sale price is $12.99. This may even make me pass up Toys'R'Us's Buy one get on 40% off on all TF stuff (of course, I did just use their deal on the Data-Disc 2-packs today)

Never thought Aldis would get beat so soon, so I'm likewise glad I mostly got Vehicons there. Of course, that's a different wave that I do still need some of.

Damn, so many complaints about the Prime line, and yet we suddenly have a plethora of riches to choose from.

Now we just need some PCCs to show up there again. Was it just 3 years ago that the quest for Human Alliance Mudflap led so many of us to discover T.J. Marshaxx for the first time?
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447869)
Posted by Flakmaster on December 19th, 2012 @ 8:21pm CST
How reasonable. The "Deluxe" Scouts are now priced like scouts, and the "Voyager" Deluxes are priced as Deluxes.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447871)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 19th, 2012 @ 8:43pm CST
... Now I know I need to wear glasses more often.

$6.99 for a Deluxe? And $13 for a Voyager?

This seems too good to be true... :shock:
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447873)
Posted by Slashercon on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:05pm CST
I know where I'M going. I hope that this true in my area. (Please be a Rumble and Dreadwing at TJ Maxx.)
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447875)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:10pm CST
Another heads up if your looking for the FoC Combaticons check out kmart, there were 3 swindles at the one i stopped at today along with a few primes. They were priced at $12.99 & Swindle is actually deluxe size. Made prime really look like a scout class figure.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447877)
Posted by megatronus on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:14pm CST
Just ran to my local NYC TJ Maxx - nothing... yet. The east coast is normally a week or two behind, so I'll need to keep a look out for these.

I was thrilled to score 3 PRID Vehicons at Aldi, but will revel in the opportunity for more. Plus, fairly happy that I passed on a $16 Rumble at K-Mart, now that he may show up for $7. Woo!

8)
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447878)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:15pm CST
Too bad I've already gotten my Prime figures...
Maybe it's time to fill out my Vehicon ranks a bit more.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447879)
Posted by Rated X on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:23pm CST
TJ Maxx is going to end up with a crapload of FOC stuff by april, I bet...
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447880)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:24pm CST
Oh god I'm so jealous. I wish there was a TJ Maxx near where I lived.

Happy hunting, none the less
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447882)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:29pm CST
Of course people would be comparing the "Scout-sized" Deluxe to the old Scout prices, and "Deluxe" Voyagers to the old Deluxe price. Not that I'm not disagreeing or anything. ;)

Too bad I already got what I wanted from the Prime line.


Autobot032 wrote:Image

Off topic, but I wish Thundertron had that dark blue as opposed to the brighter (and seemingly same as UM's) shade of blue.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447884)
Posted by KNM2012 on December 19th, 2012 @ 9:32pm CST
$13 for Thundertron? I found him at my local Ross store for $11.99. :-?
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447890)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 19th, 2012 @ 10:20pm CST
All I need of the Prime line now is Skyquake.

Rated X wrote:TJ Maxx is going to end up with a crapload of FOC stuff by april, I bet...
I hope so. It would make finding those figures beyond Optimus/Jazz/Shockwave so much easier.

KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:$13 for Thundertron? I found him at my local Ross store for $11.99. :-?
Yes! That settles it. That's the second word I've heard about Ross's Voyager prices. Thanks for the confirmation. ;)^

Did they have any Deluxes there too? If yes, for how much?
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447898)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on December 20th, 2012 @ 12:09am CST
Thats not new, its been over 2 years like that, check also Marshall and Ross they have the same price rates... never buy on CVS those are over priced
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447902)
Posted by RhA on December 20th, 2012 @ 12:32am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote::BANG_HEAD:

That's it, no more buying Prime for me here until I move over in June. We miraculously have the entire Prime Deluxe range here in the Netherlands, including Kup and Rumble, but still at full price (€20 or $26)!


We do? Dear lord! Last thing I remember form the toystores was losing a bit of urine after picking up Vehicon and Skyquake.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447913)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 20th, 2012 @ 2:08am CST
Meanwhile in Canada, wave 2 just came out... and everything is still regular price. Except TRU, which may never get past wave 1.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1447944)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on December 20th, 2012 @ 7:54am CST
And don't bother with Plain "Home Goods" Stores, all the got are fancy toys.....Wood and learning ones.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448002)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 20th, 2012 @ 10:48am CST
RhA wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote::BANG_HEAD:

That's it, no more buying Prime for me here until I move over in June. We miraculously have the entire Prime Deluxe range here in the Netherlands, including Kup and Rumble, but still at full price (€20 or $26)!


We do? Dear lord! Last thing I remember form the toystores was losing a bit of urine after picking up Vehicon and Skyquake.


I'd suggest checking out the Intertoys for them. And I hope you're talking about Cyberverse Skyquake.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448022)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 20th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CST
Just came back from TJ Maxx. No Prime figures, just the leftover DOTM figures they've had for months. I'm guessing the new stuff is still working its way east.

Instead, I ended up at TRU, where I paid $30 each for Thundertron and UM. I'll keep checking TJ Maxx and Ross and if I find them there I'll return the TRU ones.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448025)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 20th, 2012 @ 12:17pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Just came back from TJ Maxx. No Prime figures, just the leftover DOTM figures they've had for months. I'm guessing the new stuff is still working its way east.


Same here. I'm going to take a few more trips leading up to Sunday, because the manager said that they get new shipments in every day, but I don't expect to get the Prime stuff for another couple of weeks.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448033)
Posted by Zurik on December 20th, 2012 @ 12:52pm CST
Went to Ross and Marshalls last night and picked these two up.
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Ross had voyagers but no deluxe figures. Marshalls had deluxes and Cyberverse leaders. I haven't checked the TJ Maxx in my area yet, hopefully they have a Kup.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448040)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 20th, 2012 @ 1:13pm CST
Zurik wrote:Went to Ross and Marshalls last night and picked these two up.


I'll trade you another Bumblebee for that Thundertron. :lol:
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448052)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on December 20th, 2012 @ 2:03pm CST
As I said, is not new, TJmaxx, Marshalls and Ross has same price rates for transformers, and sell faster than other brands cuz price. Just good luck in your hunt.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448055)
Posted by Erailea on December 20th, 2012 @ 2:33pm CST
BERSEKAEL wrote:As I said, is not new, TJmaxx, Marshalls and Ross has same price rates for transformers, and sell faster than other brands cuz price. Just good luck in your hunt.


their pricing style might not be new, but them carrying PRID figures is.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448063)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 20th, 2012 @ 2:50pm CST
BERSEKAEL wrote:As I said, is not new, TJmaxx, Marshalls and Ross has same price rates for transformers, and sell faster than other brands cuz price. Just good luck in your hunt.


Dude, no one said this was a new thing. That's why the title of the thread is "TJ Maxx strikes again." So you don't have to keep coming back and telling us this isn't new. We know. >:oP
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448067)
Posted by Nutimus Prime on December 20th, 2012 @ 3:02pm CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:$13 for Thundertron? I found him at my local Ross store for $11.99. :-?


I was including tax but go ahead and nitpick. lol :P
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448079)
Posted by skidflap on December 20th, 2012 @ 4:27pm CST
i usually wait for figures to end up at ross/tj maxx. that's how i got HA roadbuster for $16 at TJ maxx. :DANCE:

Having said that, i am surprised that they are ending up at discount so soon, but then again Beast Hunters is right around the corner.

either way I WIN :twisted: :twisted:
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448084)
Posted by daimchoc on December 20th, 2012 @ 5:14pm CST
Found the items at Ross and Marshalls as well. Though, Marshalls has them at a dollar more.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448103)
Posted by XDMan on December 20th, 2012 @ 6:58pm CST
And so TJ Maxx makes Transformers fans as Maxxinistas. Again.

Or for a better term, Maxxinistabots/cons. ;)
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448108)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 20th, 2012 @ 7:24pm CST
^ Maxxinistamals! :MAXIMAL:
... we're basically making another "Brony"-type term, aren't we?
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448129)
Posted by peaces on December 20th, 2012 @ 8:59pm CST
i don't think anyones spotted a dreadwing
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448135)
Posted by Optimus Eeyore on December 20th, 2012 @ 9:16pm CST
Just picked up Magnus, Thundertron, and Rumble at my local Ross.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448139)
Posted by Tresob on December 20th, 2012 @ 9:46pm CST
I hit TJMaxx and Marshall's today, but was unable to dig up any Prime Deluxe.

I did, however, pick up Cyberverse Skyquake, Ultra Magnus, and Megatron for six dollars each. Not quite as good a deal, but not too shabby. They also had a number of Botshots for $2.99...but I wasn't biting.

Both locations had pretty much emptied out their usual toy aisles...so I might try to swing by again tomorrow...
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448144)
Posted by tornadosmith on December 20th, 2012 @ 10:00pm CST
Checked my local TJ Maxx today. Nothing new, just some DotM figures and a Generations Kup (which I already have) and a Generations Sky Shadow. Headed next door to Ross, and found the TF Prime figures: Rumble, Vehicon, Sergeant Kup, Bumblebee, Knockout ($5.99 deluxes); Starscream, Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus ($11.99 powerizer?). They also had botshots (Prime with trailer: $4.99; 3 packs: $5.99; singles: $2.99). Picked up Bumblebee, Vehicon, Ultra Magnus and the Bot Shots of Prime w/trailer and Jazz.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448163)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on December 20th, 2012 @ 11:30pm CST
How does something like this happen so soon? Did they somehow fall through retail cracks and so much? :VEHI:
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448197)
Posted by peaces on December 21st, 2012 @ 4:35am CST
transformers aren't selling due to price increases and low quality.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448226)
Posted by Tresob on December 21st, 2012 @ 8:08am CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:How does something like this happen so soon? Did they somehow fall through retail cracks and so much? :VEHI:


Well...according to [url]http://www.tjmaxx.com/how-we-do-it/...
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we're smart shoppers, just like you.
Our buyers are on the hunt over 40 weeks a year for the
hottest items of the season. So when a designer
overproduces and department stores overbuy, we swoop
in, negotiate the lowest possible price, and
pass the savings on.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448229)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 21st, 2012 @ 8:22am CST
peaces wrote:transformers aren't selling due to price increases and low quality.


That may be true, but I don't think that's necessarily why we're seeing these figures at discount stores. I'm pretty sure Transformers were being sold at discount stores even in the mid-80s, when they were the hottest thing in the toy stores.

The last couple years, it seems like it's the later waves that are ending up at discount stores. My hypothesis is that it's because the retailers are overstocking the first wave, ending up with a gazillion Bumblebees clogging the shelves, and then they don't bother ordering the later waves, so they end up at the discount stores. In other words, I don't think it's price or quality, I think it poor inventory management combined with Hasbro overpacking BB in every case.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448240)
Posted by peaces on December 21st, 2012 @ 9:02am CST
it's probably a mix of all these things
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448355)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on December 21st, 2012 @ 4:49pm CST
I'm seriously jealous of all you guys finding Voyagers for only $12. Went to TRU today and forked over $28 for Ultra Magnus :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448367)
Posted by RAcast on December 21st, 2012 @ 5:12pm CST
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:I'm seriously jealous of all you guys finding Voyagers for only $12. Went to TRU today and forked over $28 for Ultra Magnus :BANG_HEAD:

No TJMaxxes around you?
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448375)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on December 21st, 2012 @ 5:39pm CST
RAcast wrote:
MasterSoundBlaster wrote:I'm seriously jealous of all you guys finding Voyagers for only $12. Went to TRU today and forked over $28 for Ultra Magnus :BANG_HEAD:

No TJMaxxes around you?

Nope. I can't remember if I already said that in this thread.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448381)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 21st, 2012 @ 6:16pm CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:How does something like this happen so soon? Did they somehow fall through retail cracks and so much? :VEHI:

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.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448417)
Posted by RAcast on December 21st, 2012 @ 8:23pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:How does something like this happen so soon? Did they somehow fall through retail cracks and so much? :VEHI:

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. :lol:
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448435)
Posted by Erailea on December 21st, 2012 @ 9:28pm CST
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? :VEHI:

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. :lol:


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.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448451)
Posted by amtm on December 21st, 2012 @ 11:00pm CST
I stopped by TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshall's in Columbia, MD tonight.

TJ Maxx had the Deluxe Primes for $6.99, but none that I wanted--just Sergeant Kup. It had the Voyagers for $12.99--I picked up Ultra Magnus and Starscream, as they were the only two left. I figured I'd trade Starscream at Target after.

I then headed to Ross. Well, turns out they had Ultra Magnus and Thundertron, the two I actually wanted, for $11.99. I've noticed that before--sometimes Ross has lower prices on the same product even though they're all the same company.

Marshall's didn't have jack. Usually they're pretty well stocked but not today. All I found were a few Dark of the Moon toys (they did have Leader Ironhide and Sentinel Prime if anyone's looking--and so did TJ Maxx, but not Ross) and some Kreos.

Anyway, the upshot is I will be returning the Voyagers I bought at Target (Ultra Magnus and Thundertron, $19.99 each) and TJ Maxx and keeping the ones I got from Ross.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448455)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 21st, 2012 @ 11:13pm CST
amtm wrote:Deluxe Primes


Prime Deluxes. Deluxe Primes could mean something else. ;)

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Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448457)
Posted by amtm on December 21st, 2012 @ 11:30pm CST
Nemesis Destron wrote:How does something like this happen so soon? Did they somehow fall through retail cracks and so much? :VEHI:


GuyIncognito wrote:
peaces wrote:transformers aren't selling due to price increases and low quality.


That may be true, but I don't think that's necessarily why we're seeing these figures at discount stores. I'm pretty sure Transformers were being sold at discount stores even in the mid-80s, when they were the hottest thing in the toy stores.

The last couple years, it seems like it's the later waves that are ending up at discount stores. My hypothesis is that it's because the retailers are overstocking the first wave, ending up with a gazillion Bumblebees clogging the shelves, and then they don't bother ordering the later waves, so they end up at the discount stores. In other words, I don't think it's price or quality, I think it poor inventory management combined with Hasbro overpacking BB in every case.


See this thread from a while back for Hasbro's explanation to investors of why this happens. It's been happening every year since I began collecting (2008), but I didn't know the reason until I read the 2010 annual report. And it will likely continue for several more years, if not decades--at least until retailers believe the economy is showing a real recovery, rather than something fabricated by money-printing and debt. In other words, not until everyone's forgotten about what they did wrong last time.

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/where-are-all-the-new-transformers-hasbro-t75608.php
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448497)
Posted by peaces on December 22nd, 2012 @ 6:30am CST
interesting and informative read. thanks
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448653)
Posted by skidflap on December 23rd, 2012 @ 12:22am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
peaces wrote:transformers aren't selling due to price increases and low quality.


That may be true, but I don't think that's necessarily why we're seeing these figures at discount stores. I'm pretty sure Transformers were being sold at discount stores even in the mid-80s, when they were the hottest thing in the toy stores.

The last couple years, it seems like it's the later waves that are ending up at discount stores. My hypothesis is that it's because the retailers are overstocking the first wave, ending up with a gazillion Bumblebees clogging the shelves, and then they don't bother ordering the later waves, so they end up at the discount stores. In other words, I don't think it's price or quality, I think it poor inventory management combined with Hasbro overpacking BB in every case.


add the fact that Beast Hunters is coming soon. (wave one is in some stores here in CA, )and stores are getting rid of their stocks.
Re: Prime Deluxes At TJMaxx For $6.99, Voyagers For $13.00 (Lowest Department Store Pricing So Far) (1448733)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on December 23rd, 2012 @ 10:06am CST
I would think that if a lot of what we're seeing is the result of poor managing and over-stocking starting with wave 1 shouldn't we see all those damn BB's, Optimus, and Starscreams? Not figs like Kup, Ultra Magnus, and Thundertron which are more recent in stores.

In the end it's all great but still interesting to discuss. >:oP :VEHI:

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