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Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release?

Transformers News: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release?

Thursday, January 1st, 2009 7:04PM CST

Categories: Rumors, Sightings, Toy News
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Walmart- A poster at TFW2005 has found both Universe Dinobot and Universe Smokescreen at retail in a Walmart in North Carolina.

The poster, raltherr, states that he was able to purchase both toys although there was difficulty with Smokescreen. Apparently, he was not in the computer yet.

"I found Universe Smokescreen and Dinobot in a local Wal-mart today. I didn't think they were due until March. When I brought them to the register Dinobot rang up fine. Smokescreen was not in their system. After about 45 minutes the manager rang up the Smokescreens as TFA Bumblebees. Then they pulled the remaining stock off the pegs. I'm not sure if this was a mistake with Hasbro sipping early or Wal-marts distribution. But they have been purchased by me in North Carolina. I have attached a few pics. One is in Wal-mart, the other is in my house. I didn't scan the receipt because Smokescreen wouldn't ring up anyway. And I don't want to get anybody at Wal-mart in trouble if they weren't supposed to sell them."

Smokescreen UPC: 653569376057

Dinobot UPC: 563569371007


To see raltherr's original thread with pictures of the figures on store pegs you can click here.

Have you seen any new toys such as Universe Smokescreen or Universe Dinobot in your area? Let your fellow Seibertronians know by reporting it in the Sightings Database, and in the Sightings Forum!
Credit(s): raltherr @ TFW2005
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Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (859973)
Posted by hippymule on January 1st, 2009 @ 7:45pm CST
thats imposible hasbro.com doesn't even have preorders up!but who the f**** cares TRANSFORMERS! 8-} =P~ ..fuuuue..uuu..a little hyper after that soda at my new years party..guna thro up :oops: bla :-P
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (859980)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on January 1st, 2009 @ 8:01pm CST
I'm gonna keep my eyes open now. Dunno about Smokescreen yet, but I'm definitely gunning to grab Dinobot. Kind of on the hunt for the other wave fours after picking up Cyclonus a few days ago, but Dinobot's also a must buy for me.
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (859985)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on January 1st, 2009 @ 8:11pm CST
Was the manager that stupid he couldn't ring it up as $7.77 using a universe sku
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (859990)
Posted by Agent 007 on January 1st, 2009 @ 8:26pm CST
sweet I'll be on the lookout for Dinobot
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (860060)
Posted by grimlockprime108 on January 1st, 2009 @ 10:58pm CST
it probably came up sale not allowd,the same thing happend to me with wave 3 legends,however being a supervisor myself i can't take a shortcut which technically that manager shouldn't have done either.congrats on getting though
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (860072)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on January 2nd, 2009 @ 12:08am CST
If I ever suspected this would happen to me I would take the figure along with another similar priced figure to the self-checkout station. Scan the current release, bag the new one and abandon the one scanned (unless I wanted that one too, then I'd just ring it twice).

I seriously doubt anyone at the door would look past the fact that the type of item, price, and item count on your receipt matched what was in the bag.
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (860079)
Posted by El Duque on January 2nd, 2009 @ 12:34am CST
I'll keep an eye out while shopping, but this was probably just a fluke. I still haven't found TFU Inferno. All the store around here are still overstocked with older stuff from the holiday push.
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (860081)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 2nd, 2009 @ 12:38am CST
Damn it why cant the walmart over hear look like that. I cant find Cyclonus any where. But back on topic, id say it was a mistake by walmart. Its not the first time they put figures out early.
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (860084)
Posted by El Duque on January 2nd, 2009 @ 12:44am CST
It makes me wonder just what all WM has sitting in their stock rooms, and how many times I've been on a hunt while the figure I was hoping to find is just a few feet away in the back.
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (860109)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on January 2nd, 2009 @ 2:00am CST
El Duque wrote:I'll keep an eye out while shopping, but this was probably just a fluke. I still haven't found TFU Inferno. All the store around here are still overstocked with older stuff from the holiday push.

I kinda feel like it's a fluke, too. Last time I was in wal-mart, not much was where they'd normally be on the isle, but there was an end-cap at the end of that isle was pretty full. Silverstreak, Galvatron, and Ironhide were the most memorable of those, but I didn't have enough money at the time to be bothered. (Already have Galvatron, anyway.)

Still going to keep my eyes open for Dinobot, though, just in case. That and the rest of deluxe wave 4 are the figures I'm really after right now...
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (860193)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on January 2nd, 2009 @ 8:16am CST
since i work at wally world i can say this about it. right now walmarts are getting tons of freigt in, that is going to be part of the spring modular shift. none of it is supposed to go out until after inventory, and after store reset. still no new tfs though. we did get wave 4 animated delux just before cristmas, but no universe, or ultra magnus yet.
Re: Universe Dinobot And Smokescreen- Seeing Early Release? (860689)
Posted by nemesis-prime on January 3rd, 2009 @ 11:38am CST
Wheeljack35 wrote:Was the manager that stupid he couldn't ring it up as $7.77 using a universe sku


I had this happen all the time at walmart the sticker on the peg is different than the scan price, when the price droped to 7.77 for TF deluxe figs and when someone put the price of 25th gi joe fig as 5.55. Does anyone know when the price will go up again?
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