Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

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Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby william-james88 » Sat May 23, 2020 12:09 pm

There seems to be a big disconnect between Hasbro's production and the current retail distribution in the US. Hasbro reports running on all cylinders, providing all the toys needed to fulfill orders while fans are stating how they seldom see Transformers toys, especially at Walmart. Well, several have been reporting to us about seeing a new display at Walmart. The display presents the more collector oriented toys in an organized way and include the Earthrise first wave toys (which many still have not seen in saturation at stores), the Netflix Siege redecos and the Cyberverse Deluxes, including the new Hot Rod and Grimlock toys.

For those reporting, this is the neatest their Walmart has looked in years, and the most toys from various Transformers lines they've ever seen all at once so we wanted to share. Of course, if any of you do go out to shop, we wish you stay safe! The particular image below comes from this Facebook group.

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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby PaulK80 » Sat May 23, 2020 12:44 pm

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I was in the Kokomo, IN store this morning, and while there was no display, all 3 of those lines mentioned were full on the shelves and legs, plus some stragglers on the top “overage” shelf.
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby william-james88 » Sat May 23, 2020 1:15 pm

PaulK80 wrote:I was in the Kokomo, IN store this morning, .


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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby Cheetron » Sat May 23, 2020 3:44 pm

I've hit 5 stores in 2 states and only found them randomly placed on pegs with everyone else.
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby Bumblevivisector » Sat May 23, 2020 3:53 pm

Saw that display in the Ford Road Canton WalMart yesterday. Could Netflix Magnus fit in any of those spots, because he was the one NFEST that I didn't see (and have absolute zero interest in), and is conspicuously absent from this pic too.

Got Megs, Hotlink, and Chromia, plus ER Screamer and Astrotrain (is there some minor deco difference between him and Siege Astrotrain?)

Prior to this, the only ER Voyager I'd seen anywhere were 4 Grapples in the Wonderland Walmart a month or 2 ago. Since Starscream is apparently so much more popular, I'll take my chances on him shelfwarming until a decent sale.

I wish I'd seen wave 2 of those Maccadam BAFs. Not as much as Apeface and Ratbat though. Sigh.
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat May 23, 2020 3:55 pm

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I posted about this in the Earthrise thread yesterday. I guess I should have emailed it. My Wal-Mart got this display in on Thursday. I'm about to drop $100 on ER wave 1...
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby Roadbuster » Sat May 23, 2020 4:34 pm

I went to two Wal Marts but no displays. I am seeing deluxe ER figures, even caught sight of one Netflix Megatron. Either the display is at select stores or they haven't gotten the supplies yet. It's 50/50 on either possibility.

All I'm looking for in Wave 1 is Astrotrain and Grapple at this point. I have the Deluxes I want. I am iffy on Starscream because we just got one last year with Skywarp and Thundercracker.
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby william-james88 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:08 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:I posted about this in the Earthrise thread yesterday. I guess I should have emailed it. My Wal-Mart got this display in on Thursday. I'm about to drop $100 on ER wave 1...


I was looking for that post but forgot who had said it and in which thread. But you get the proper credit now :)
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby NTESHFT » Sat May 23, 2020 8:13 pm

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Here in the "good ol' state" of Mississippi the first wave of Earthrise and Netflux have been found at multiple locations. The local Target even had placed Earthrise Prime and Astrotrain out like 2 months ago, in which i got Astrotrain but was dumb and didn't get Prime too ( I thought this wave wasn't due out til June).
I'm worried I won't see much of the next wave because out here one wave will be overstocked then the next wave may not even show up. Plus some of the local Walmarts are restocking on the last wave of Siege....
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat May 23, 2020 9:16 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:I posted about this in the Earthrise thread yesterday. I guess I should have emailed it. My Wal-Mart got this display in on Thursday. I'm about to drop $100 on ER wave 1...


I was looking for that post but forgot who had said it and in which thread. But you get the proper credit now :)
Oh thank you. I figured not emailing would disqualify me. I will admit I should have taken a better picture, but I was at work and in a hurry.

On the display I saw there were 4 Grapples, 2 Starscreams, and 4 each of the ER deluxes. I didn't count the Netflix deluxes, but the display had 4 each of Megatron and Hotlink.
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby cruizerdave » Sun May 24, 2020 9:01 am

Those Netflix figures are clogging my Walmart. Instead of stocking the new Earthrise study, it’s full of slight repaints of the figures they just got rid of. And no leader class figures.
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby YoungPrime » Sun May 24, 2020 11:38 am

Wow.... I guess this is great for those who haven't had Wave 1 ER figures since late Jan to Mid Feb. from Target.

So here's hoping local Targets will start receiving new Wave 2 figures in the next couple weeks (instead of July-Aug like the online pre-orders) since nothing's been on those selves but SS and cyber-verse stuff.

Netflix repaints are a hard pass for me to.
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby aronjlove » Sun May 24, 2020 11:56 am

Neither of the two Walmarts I hit this weekend had a display. The first had 6 or 7 ER Grapples plus a single Netflix Chromia and Netflix Megatron. The second Walmart had a couple of ER Primes plus an ER Astrotrain, along with 3 Netflix spoiler boxes, a single Netflix Megatron, 3 Netflix Sideswipes, 3 Netflix Hotlinks, and one each of Netflix Chromia and Netflix Mirage. My weekend haul was a Netflix Chromia, Sideswipe, and Hotlink. I want the Teletraan 1 display so I gotta get the five deluxe figures and I'm a sucker for Battlemasters and the weapon effects. Netflix Megatron and Netflix Scrapface have already been purchased so all I need is Netflix Hound. Tempted to get the Spoiler Box just for the glowing Rung. He's the same color as the Energon cubes so I can only hope he either gets powered up or drunk in the Netflix show :lol:
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Re: Major Influx of Transformers Stock Coming in at US Walmarts with New Display

Postby Emerje » Wed May 27, 2020 6:51 pm

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Went to a Walmart for the first time in maybe two weeks tonight. No display, no endcap, and even fewer figures in the Transformers section than the last time I went. No NetFlix Voyagers, just 5 or so Deluxes and a couple spoiler sets. No Earthrise at all, I still haven't seen a single ER Deluxe in person yet at any store. Price tags are there and they're cheaper than on Amazon so hopefully soon.

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