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Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers

Transformers News: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 3:38PM CDT

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Reports have been trickling in over the past week or so of Transformers DOTM main line toys starting to appear on the shelves of retailers well before their May 16th street date. Our own chrisc4 came across Leader class wave 1, and purchased Sentinel Prime at a Target in Laredo, Texas.

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Yours truly managed to purchase Deluxe wave 1 at a Toys-R-Us in Oklahoma City. The figures rang up as "unsellable" due to their street date, but the manage went ahead and sold them to me. So purchasing these before the street date will probably be on a case by case basis at Toys-R-Us depending on how strict their management is on street dates.

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Roxxstar found these DOTM Activators at a Target in Lathrop, California.

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It might be worth your time to swing by your local Target and Toys-R-Us to see if any DOTM toys are lurking in the toy department.
Credit(s): chrisc4, El Duque, Roxxstar
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Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215809)
Posted by jamiko on May 1st, 2011 @ 3:52pm CDT
WOW such crap! these guys are coming out and I still haven't seen most of the RTS & Generations line at retail. SUCH CRAP! :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM:
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215811)
Posted by xterry on May 1st, 2011 @ 4:00pm CDT
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not only that...here is what I get...didnt see the ratchet yet...but totally no hurry..
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215815)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 1st, 2011 @ 4:08pm CDT
Curse my competent area store employees.
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215830)
Posted by DJLazer on May 1st, 2011 @ 4:57pm CDT
Where do you live?
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215835)
Posted by ALEXD3498 on May 1st, 2011 @ 5:03pm CDT
My super target in Estero, Florida still is on PCC 2 pack wave 1. But the do bring new toys early.
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215852)
Posted by LiKwid on May 1st, 2011 @ 5:30pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Curse my competent area store employees.


LMAO! Street dates are for losers anyways :P

I'm hesitant to go and check my targets..The ones in san antonio have been lacking as of late but ya just never know .....
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215854)
Posted by Mykltron on May 1st, 2011 @ 5:33pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Image


Who is the Con between Ratchet and BB?
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215857)
Posted by xterry on May 1st, 2011 @ 5:44pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:
El Duque wrote:Image


Who is the Con between Ratchet and BB?

I think that could be barricade.

but the funny thing that I found is, my deluxe doesn't come with ratchet, come with all 7 deluxe what I show above, and 2 bumblebee...
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215871)
Posted by El Duque on May 1st, 2011 @ 5:55pm CDT
Mykltron wrote:
El Duque wrote:Image


Who is the Con between Ratchet and BB?


Crankcase
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215931)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 1st, 2011 @ 7:24pm CDT
Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, California, and North Carolina Targets have been selling them. I won't be surprised if we see more. Ohio Targets have done it in the past too.
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215937)
Posted by TFfan92 on May 1st, 2011 @ 7:40pm CDT
I think it's official now that retailers are trying skip an entire line of awesome transformers. Now I'm bummed that I may never see a Reveal The Shield deluxe figure past wave 1 or a Legends Megatron. :sad: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215943)
Posted by Primeultimus on May 1st, 2011 @ 8:03pm CDT
TFfan92 wrote:I think it's official now that retailers are trying skip an entire line of awesome transformers. Now I'm bummed that I may never see a Reveal The Shield deluxe figure past wave 1 or a Legends Megatron. :sad: :BANG_HEAD:



Big Bad Toy Store!
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1215999)
Posted by TFfan92 on May 2nd, 2011 @ 12:13am CDT
Primeultimus wrote:Big Bad Toy Store!

I'm on a budget and $15 for a deluxe plus $8 shipping is not in my budget. :-B I also enjoy the thrill of the hunt.
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1216014)
Posted by LiKwid on May 2nd, 2011 @ 1:26am CDT
TFfan92 wrote:
Primeultimus wrote:Big Bad Toy Store!

I'm on a budget and $15 for a deluxe plus $8 shipping is not in my budget. :-B I also enjoy the thrill of the hunt.


Ah but if you use the Pile of loot feature and say add 5 deluxde figures to it total shipping for those 5 figures would be around 9 bucks for ground give or take a few bucks, subtract the ever growing cost of gas, time spent looking for said figures you actually break about even. '

Now a days the hunt can be a little too exspensive and more than likely a waste of time ;) While I wont lie I still enjoy loking for figures, I know Warpath and thundercracker will 99.9% never be found at retail with the movie figures just around the corner..
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1216076)
Posted by Stockade on May 2nd, 2011 @ 6:45am CDT
Passing on everything except Shockwave, Megatron and Skyhammer, the rest are slag!
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1216189)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on May 2nd, 2011 @ 1:17pm CDT
I've checked a few Targets around the NW and W Chicago suburbs, and they have all either cited the street date or claimed to have none in stock at all. I'll wait, tho it's kinda killing me.
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1216202)
Posted by Kibble on May 2nd, 2011 @ 1:55pm CDT
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:I've checked a few Targets around the NW and W Chicago suburbs, and they have all either cited the street date or claimed to have none in stock at all. I'll wait, tho it's kinda killing me.

Don't sweat it...it's not that impressive. SP was one of the few DOTM figs I was interested in, and I managed to pick one up yesterday. He's much less 'attractive' in person and has a fiddly, panel-former transformation. Not the worst fig ever, but definitely not a good sign if this is one of the better figs of the line...

Could've also picked up leader Bumblebee, but chose not to.
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1216418)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on May 3rd, 2011 @ 12:10am CDT
Ok, it begins. Be strong, resist, do not fall into temptation. You have your list, you have a budget. Only buy the figures I decided on. Okay, I'm ready.

Bring It!!!!
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1216857)
Posted by User897 on May 3rd, 2011 @ 9:28pm CDT
I did the DPCI (yes, that's right, it's DPCI, not DCPI) trick tonight at Target and scored!
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 3rd, 2011 @ 9:48pm CDT
User897 wrote:I did the DPCI (yes, that's right, it's DPCI, not DCPI) trick tonight at Target and scored!


I tried the same thing the other night and got the street date lecture. Oh well, we will be swimming in them in 13 days.
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Posted by User897 on May 4th, 2011 @ 12:21am CDT
Here's more pics. Sorry for that low-rez first one with the receipt.

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Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1216935)
Posted by transformerstoyguy on May 4th, 2011 @ 2:07am CDT
OP you are right he would have said it was out of stock because they are not probably allowed to sell it yet. I do not know. I prefer to order mine online however. Even if you buy it on line I think they will only ship it after 16th of May which is the official release date.
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1216993)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 4th, 2011 @ 5:28am CDT
Nabbed him myself, at the Erie PA Target.

They had ONE case of the Leaders in stock and I got the only Sentinel in the store.
Almost had the Deluxes, but they couldn't find their location in the back room.
Voyagers are there, but the computer says they're still in a storage bin.

As for Sentinel himself? ROTF Optimus Prime has nothing on him in terms of transformation complexity. Everything has to be moved out of the way for another piece to move, then you have to move the first piece back. Then on top of that, it's panel, panel, panel, tab, tab, tab, tab, swivel, twist, snap, snap, snap, and it's ridiculous.

I couldn't even transform him the first two times I attempted it. The directions are pure crap.

The figure itself is quite nice in robot mode. The vehicle mode is nice if you don't use the gimmicks.

The transformation will make you want to punch a wall.

Walky over at Shortpacked! summed it up nicely.

http://www.shortpacked.com/2011/blog/daddoo/ Warning: Harsh language. (Though well earned.)
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1217089)
Posted by Kibble on May 4th, 2011 @ 11:03am CDT
I didn't think the transform was too terrible. I figured it out without the instructions. Although when I went back through and tried using the instructions, they definitely were not very helpful.

But I think he has a face only his mamma can love...and his shade of red sucks. The one thing I can give him credit for, though, is they split up his panels well. He at least doesn't have a huge ass backpack or ridiculous amounts of unsightly kibble all over him. I still think he's a mediocre fig at best, though.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on May 4th, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
On my second attempt I finally managed to get an employee pull one from the back for me. The panels are a pain to line up but awesome transformation otherwise.
Re: Transformers DOTM Figures Starting to Appear at Retailers (1217150)
Posted by Cheetron on May 4th, 2011 @ 2:10pm CDT
Just wondering. So the 16th of May is the official street date? I was planning a trip to a couple of TRU's with my girlfriend and her son and didn't want to run into the 'can't sell you them' junk.
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Posted by Kibble on May 4th, 2011 @ 3:56pm CDT
Cheetron wrote:Just wondering. So the 16th of May is the official street date? I was planning a trip to a couple of TRU's with my girlfriend and her son and didn't want to run into the 'can't sell you them' junk.

If you go out before the 16th your odds of getting these are relatively low, and close to 0% from TRU as they have the street dates come up at the register. If you work the system you might pull off getting something early from Target.
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