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Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:10 pm
by william-james88
Didnt really know where else to put this but apaprently, this is a picture from a grocery store in Asia:

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Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:23 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
My local stores are near empty. Siege toys are down to Prime and Sideswipe, and the rest is basically Cyberverse and SS Dropkick.

Hopefully the winter restock is coming soon

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:43 am
by Emerje
william-james88 wrote:Didnt really know where else to put this but apaprently, this is a picture from a grocery store in Asia:

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Now that's pretty epic!

I think my local Walmart reduced Cyberverse to one or two pegs for Warriors and one section for Ultimates, all Scouts and Ultras went to clearance, they might come back later. Bumblebee stuff all went to clearance, it isn't coming back.

Emerje

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:50 pm
by Amelie
I found two Moonracers in a local toy shop in Chichester, UK. They had a couple other bits, but it looks pretty clear to me they're waiting for the Seige toys to come in.

#Excited

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:59 am
by Emerje
Kmart is such a weird place, they really need to up their clearance game and get in some new stuff.

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There's a TR Scourge behind Swoop.

Emerje

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:17 pm
by EvasionModeBumblebee
Went to 5 different places in search of studio series wave 5, no success. The one Walmart’s entire Transformers section was some of those PVC figures, some Botbots, and a single studio series Dropkick.

I also realized I don’t think I’ve ever seen Shadow Raider at retail.

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:50 pm
by william-james88
My Walmart looked pretty nice today

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Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:13 am
by Rodimus Prime
I had some time on my hands today, and decided to take an evening drive and do some good old fashioned B&M hunting. I went around to all the stores within a 40 mile radius, and found out something I hadn't realized until now. The only Walmarts that stock Transformers are the Supercenters. The smaller Walmarts have a toy section, but for some reason they skip Transformers altogether. In my travels I finally stumbled upon SS leaders Jetfire and DoTM Megatron, but I passed on them, as neither is worth $50 in hand. $50 for both of them, maybe. Otherwise, all the stores around here are pretty lean on everything Transformers, only a couple of figures from each class. Except the exclusive Minibots. They are seriously pegwarming.

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:04 pm
by ScottyP
Pretty normal non-fourth quarter around here, maybe a little worse than usual.
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I don't expect pegs full of new stuff but most any Walmart these days looks like this with maybe a case of something new. There are exceptions, of course, but this is about all I expect anymore and that's kind of sad. Long live online retail, which is where 90% of my new Transformers come from.

Much respect to Ultra Exosaur though. He is legend.

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:53 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
So check this out

Walgreens right by me. Same 3 figures have been there for a full year

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Up next, a comic store about a half hour away. Got a wide range of figures available, including Siege, SS, and even PotP Primal! first time I've seen him in stores

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Also finally saw Trypticon at Ross

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Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:06 am
by Nathaniel Prime
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:So check this out

Walgreens right by me. Same 3 figures have been there for a full year

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Up next, a comic store about a half hour away. Got a wide range of figures available, including Siege, SS, and even PotP Primal! first time I've seen him in stores

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Also finally saw Trypticon at Ross

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The fact that your store still has Titans Return and Age of Extinction(?!) boggles my mind :HEADHURTS:

Are any of those discounted though? Been trying to look for a new 15$ Sixshot to go with my 12$ Overlord

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:05 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Nathaniel Prime wrote:The fact that your store still has Titans Return and Age of Extinction(?!) boggles my mind :HEADHURTS:

Are any of those discounted though? Been trying to look for a new 15$ Sixshot to go with my 12$ Overlord

No, they were all still full price or a bit more.

I am equally as baffled as to how I still have multiple locations to get Titans Return figures

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:22 pm
by Rogue-Primal
Talk about being a unfortunate shelfwarmer. I went into a mall wich has a second Toys'R'Us before going to the movies to see the Shazam movie and they had 7 Twinferno's sitting in a single basket. :-?

Never thought he was that unpopular. I guess transformers are too expensive when 5.499 ISKR roughly equals 45 USD, plenty to buy a discounted voyagers

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:53 pm
by william-james88
Rogue-Primal wrote:Talk about being a unfortunate shelfwarmer. I went into a mall wich has a second Toys'R'Us before going to the movies to see the Shazam movie and they had 7 Twinferno's sitting in a single basket. :-?

Never thought he was that unpopular. I guess transformers are too expensive when 5.499 ISKR roughly equals 45 USD, plenty to buy a discounted voyagers

Which Twinferno?

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:54 pm
by Rogue-Primal
william-james88 wrote:
Rogue-Primal wrote:Talk about being a unfortunate shelfwarmer. I went into a mall wich has a second Toys'R'Us before going to the movies to see the Shazam movie and they had 7 Twinferno's sitting in a single basket. :-?

Never thought he was that unpopular. I guess transformers are too expensive when 5.499 ISKR roughly equals 45 USD, plenty to buy a discounted voyagers

Which Twinferno?


RID 2015 Combiner Force Twinferno (Red Bomber Jet) :RID-BOTS: same one i purchased at a different Toys'R'Us. These were at Kringlan Shopping Centre Reykjavík

Is anyone else seeing him clogging up shelves? he is in the same wave 3 as Bludgeon, Windblade and that Blue bug decepticon. That store also had flocks of 8 TLK Legends Dragonstorm

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:44 am
by Rainmaker
Rogue-Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Rogue-Primal wrote:Talk about being a unfortunate shelfwarmer. I went into a mall wich has a second Toys'R'Us before going to the movies to see the Shazam movie and they had 7 Twinferno's sitting in a single basket. :-?

Never thought he was that unpopular. I guess transformers are too expensive when 5.499 ISKR roughly equals 45 USD, plenty to buy a discounted voyagers

Which Twinferno?


RID 2015 Combiner Force Twinferno (Red Bomber Jet) :RID-BOTS: same one i purchased at a different Toys'R'Us. These were at Kringlan Shopping Centre Reykjavík

Is anyone else seeing him clogging up shelves? he is in the same wave 3 as Bludgeon, Windblade and that Blue bug decepticon. That store also had flocks of 8 TLK Legends Dragonstorm


No, but the Titans Return one is.

:MAXIMAL:

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:03 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
So I'm currently hunting down the complete mold redeco variant for Beast Machines Jetstorm

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^This one, not the Ultra Class. There are five in total (the discovery that piqued my interest in the first place): Jetstorm (default, above)

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Storm Jet (white/Red)

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Jhiaxus (Orange/Silver)


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Skywarp (black/purple)



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and Sonic Attack Jet (lame name aside, a light blue colour palette, closer in show accuracy than the default).

Money was a little tight in the last few weeks, so I put three of them on the Watch list, via eBay. Granted, being Beast Machines, even the rarer variant - Jhiaxus - isn't overly expensive. One seller, from the EU in fact, had both Skywarp and SAJ for around about £12 each.. Bargain ;)^

Jhiaxus was a little pricier, as I had to get him from the US IE ridiculous Customs :roll: . Note, I couldn't care less if they are Mint or even come with a box. As long as joints are still good, there is no overt paint loss and they have the two missiles, that is all I need.

So things improve and I buy Jhiaxus, the one that will take the longest to arrive. However, within a week one of my watch list had sold out. Skywarp it appears, is almost as common globally as the default Jetstorm. Jhiaxus was similarly readily available, albeit not relatively local. Sonic Attack Jet was the odd one out and, as luck would have it, the one I was beaten to the punch by on eBay.

Now as the other three make their way to me, the hunt for Sonic Attack Jet has led me solely back to the US once again... :(

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:35 pm
by Rogue-Primal
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:So I'm currently hunting down the complete mold redeco variant for Beast Machines Jetstorm


Money was a little tight in the last few weeks, so I put three of them on the Watch list, via eBay. Granted, being Beast Machines, even the rarer variant - Jhiaxus - isn't overly expensive. One seller, from the EU in fact, had both Skywarp and SAJ for around about £12 each.. Bargain ;)^

Jhiaxus was a little pricier, as I had to get him from the US IE ridiculous Customs :roll: . Note, I couldn't care less if they are Mint or even come with a box. As long as joints are still good, there is no overt paint loss and they have the two missiles, that is all I need.

So things improve and I buy Jhiaxus, the one that will take the longest to arrive. However, within a week one of my watch list had sold out. Skywarp it appears, is almost as common globally as the default Jetstorm. Jhiaxus was similarly readily available, albeit not relatively local. Sonic Attack Jet was the odd one out and, as luck would have it, the one I was beaten to the punch by on eBay.

Now as the other three make their way to me, the hunt for Sonic Attack Jet has led me solely back to the US once again... :(


Ouch...isn't it excessive going after so all those toys in a Ultra Class size? They're about the same as leader class prices these days.

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:05 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
Rogue-Primal wrote:Ouch...isn't it excessive going after so all those toys in a Ultra Class size? They're about the same as leader class prices these days.



AllNewSuperRobot wrote:^This one, not the Ultra Class. There are five in total (the discovery that piqued my interest in the first place)
;)

To be honest, back in the day I did buy both the Deluxe and later, the Ultra Class Jetstorm...

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I preferred the Deluxe, which is why I still have him and the Ultra Class was sold many years ago.

Now although the Ultra Class does also have a redeco (Cyclonus)

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I don't care enough to get back into that mold.

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:25 am
by william-james88
the deluxe is way better. I love that mold. And yeah, the best deco is the supersonic jet one

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:36 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
william-james88 wrote:the deluxe is way better. I love that mold. And yeah, the best deco is the supersonic jet one



Yep. If memory serves, the "Ultra Class" began with Beast Machines, for good or ill. I was really fond of the Deluxe, something about the Ultra Class Jetstorm always looked lesser, cheaper, I guess?

Much the same with Optimus Primal. The first toy looked so much better than the later designs. That's why I bought him too.

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Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:05 am
by william-james88
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:the deluxe is way better. I love that mold. And yeah, the best deco is the supersonic jet one



Yep. If memory serves, the "Ultra Class" began with Beast Machines, for good or ill. I was really fond of the Deluxe, something about the Ultra Class Jetstorm always looked lesser, cheaper, I guess?


Ultra class started with Beast Wars, I should know it was what I wanted for christmas way back in the day:

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Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:50 am
by AllNewSuperRobot
william-james88 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:the deluxe is way better. I love that mold. And yeah, the best deco is the supersonic jet one



Yep. If memory serves, the "Ultra Class" began with Beast Machines, for good or ill. I was really fond of the Deluxe, something about the Ultra Class Jetstorm always looked lesser, cheaper, I guess?


Ultra class started with Beast Wars, I should know it was what I wanted for christmas way back in the day:

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Supreme Class, was the one I was thinking of. #-o

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:48 pm
by Rogue-Primal
First one that comes mind has to be Supreme Cheetor from Beast Machines what a lousy mess 8-}
Absolutely ruined by gimmicks in each arm. Almost a complete brick in articulation and electronics are so heavy that he can't stand up.

Re: Brag or cry about your retail Transformers section

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:09 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
So my local Walmart only has the latest SS deluxes and that G1 Prime that is not moving anywhere.

Batman has taken over the bottom shelf, and there are no longer any voyager stickers at all. only deluxes for both lines, and some long empty micromaster pegs.

I'm really disappointed in Walmart