Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby Metrosuplex » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:33 am

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Is this a national phenomenon or "certain Targets only/certain employees only" - because some 15 years ago, when I worked at Target, there was a rule about "don't grab cases of toys for customers - they have to buy what's on the shelf". This was after I grabbed a case of Hot Wheels for a collector to look through - I didn't see the big deal (this was obviously an adult collector who would be spending more money in our store, should we treat him well, right??). But sure enough, I was reprimanded for helping him.

Ergo, if I walk into a Target today, will they play ball or give me a "what's on our shelves is what's on our shelves" speech?

Ehh, maybe my supervisor was just a d*ck, back in the day.

Still, am I the only one who feels awkward going into a store with item numbers like this? :oops:
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:49 am

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Metrosuplex wrote:Is this a national phenomenon or "certain Targets only/certain employees only" - because some 15 years ago, when I worked at Target, there was a rule about "don't grab cases of toys for customers - they have to buy what's on the shelf". This was after I grabbed a case of Hot Wheels for a collector to look through - I didn't see the big deal (this was obviously an adult collector who would be spending more money in our store, should we treat him well, right??). But sure enough, I was reprimanded for helping him.

Ergo, if I walk into a Target today, will they play ball or give me a "what's on our shelves is what's on our shelves" speech?

Ehh, maybe my supervisor was just a d*ck, back in the day.

Still, am I the only one who feels awkward going into a store with item numbers like this? :oops:


Very rarely if ever do I use DCPI codes. Just makes me feel desperate. The only time I saw something about pulling figures in a Target was during Christmas when a Star Wars Exclusive was supposed to come out.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:55 pm

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The Predacons in the promo where colored Green (#1) and Red-Brown, White, and Navy Blue (#2), along with sharing similar headsculpts, resemble Grimwing, not Darksteel, and Skylynx respectively.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby Bounti76 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:58 pm

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Metrosuplex wrote:Is this a national phenomenon or "certain Targets only/certain employees only" - because some 15 years ago, when I worked at Target, there was a rule about "don't grab cases of toys for customers - they have to buy what's on the shelf". This was after I grabbed a case of Hot Wheels for a collector to look through - I didn't see the big deal (this was obviously an adult collector who would be spending more money in our store, should we treat him well, right??). But sure enough, I was reprimanded for helping him.

Ergo, if I walk into a Target today, will they play ball or give me a "what's on our shelves is what's on our shelves" speech?

Ehh, maybe my supervisor was just a d*ck, back in the day.

Still, am I the only one who feels awkward going into a store with item numbers like this? :oops:


Very rarely if ever do I use DCPI codes. Just makes me feel desperate. The only time I saw something about pulling figures in a Target was during Christmas when a Star Wars Exclusive was supposed to come out.


To each their own.....it didn't make me feel desperate in the least. I just wanted to make sure I got them, as I think they'll be a hot item.

To answer your question, Metrosuplex, I think it depends on the Target you go to. When DOTM came out, and the Human Alliance Leadfoot Target exclusive was near release, I went into one Target to ask, and they said they wouldn't put them out until a certain date, or something to that effect. It's been a couple of years, so I forget the exact response. Then, that same day, I went into a Target closer to my house, asked about the item, gave them the DPCI code, and they just asked how many I wanted and went and got it from the back. I'm not sure if it's Target policy to not give items to customers items when none of the assortment are on the shelves. Either way, most employees are pretty nice about it.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby Joetx » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:34 pm

Hmm, Target's website says that Darksteel & Skylynx won't be available until August 4.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby triKlops » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:54 pm

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Grabbed my Abominus set yesterday with the DCPI; they had one waiting at customer service when I rolled in.
DCPI: 087-06-2431

The others im not too interested in except for Darksteel; would be great to see some flicks unboxed before i decide to grab.
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:09 pm

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triKlops wrote:Grabbed my Abominus set yesterday with the DCPI; they had one waiting at customer service when I rolled in.
DCPI: 087-06-2431

The others im not too interested in except for Darksteel; would be great to see some flicks unboxed before i decide to grab.


When you open it can you let us know if there's instructions as to how to combine them?
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:50 pm

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
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Plan on getting one. But for those who already opened theirs, the main torso (Is he still called Hungrr?) he looks too small.Is it just anoptical illusion on my side or is my statement corect?
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Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?



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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby RAcast » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:28 pm

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fenrir72 wrote:Plan on getting one. But for those who already opened theirs, the main torso (Is he still called Hungrr?) he looks too small.Is it just anoptical illusion on my side or is my statement corect?

Well they're all Legion class, so he's a tad on the small side. But I like the way it comes off, all disproportionate and, y'know, an ABOMIN(ation)US. :lol:
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Re: Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Target Exclusive Predacons Rising Abominus Set Sighted at Retail

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:42 pm

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Thanks for confirming.
Buy Official Hb/TakaraTitancityformers at retail price or else the 3rd party makers win!

"Shelfwarming"
Btw, its been nearly a year now and TR Soundwave and Blaster aren't moving in the shelve of TRU, is that shelfwarming or what?



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