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Postby william-james88 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:43 am

Cobotron wrote:Isn't HTS inventory akin to "Factory Seconds", or over run? Meaning, all their overflow product that wasn't picked up by the major retailers is dumped there. I thought HTS was Hasbro's factory outlet.

Yes exactly hence why I dont understand why people are puzzled over them not always having stock. Its like wondering why TJMax doesnt have the latest POTP wave.
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Postby Relic0037 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:25 pm

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Hasbro Toy Shop has 15% off Action Figures now through April 8 with the promo code ACTIONFIGURES18. Looks like most of what's available in the Transformers category is Wave 1 POTP along with the usual Rescue Bots & leftover stock from Titans Return.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Deathsaurus1 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:35 am

I walked inside of a walmart on estrella parkway, goodyear arizona. Found Power of the primes leader class rodimus prime discounted down to $30!!
I picked one up, and there is still one at this location.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby carytheone » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:07 am

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Deathsaurus1 wrote:I walked inside of a walmart on estrella parkway, goodyear arizona. Found Power of the primes leader class rodimus prime discounted down to $30!!
I picked one up, and there is still one at this location.
I'll second that, I've seen PotP OP and Unicoranus Rodimus for $30 at two different Walmarts in Louisiana.

I just assumed it was a YMMV kinda thang.
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Postby Deathsaurus1 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:17 pm

carytheone wrote:
Deathsaurus1 wrote:I walked inside of a walmart on estrella parkway, goodyear arizona. Found Power of the primes leader class rodimus prime discounted down to $30!!
I picked one up, and there is still one at this location.
I'll second that, I've seen PotP OP and Unicoranus Rodimus for $30 at two different Walmarts in Louisiana.

I just assumed it was a YMMV kinda thang.


I wish they had optimus instead of rodimus! Shoot im gonna hunt every walmart.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Relic0037 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:22 pm

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Looks like POTP Starscream has dropped in price on Amazon again. He is going for $15.12 right now, so I would suggest if anyone is interested in picking him up if they can get him for a good price, act now before he goes back up:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071GKQW ... ref=plSrch
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby nycPrime » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:59 pm

Relic0037 wrote:Looks like POTP Starscream has dropped in price on Amazon again. He is going for $15.12 right now, so I would suggest if anyone is interested in picking him up if they can get him for a good price, act now before he goes back up:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071GKQW ... ref=plSrch

It's been slowly dropping all week. Can't predict it but I feel like it'll go a bit lower. It was as low as $10 not long ago.
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Incredible Deal on Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Found at Ollie's

Postby william-james88 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:29 pm

Titans Return Trypticon has just been found at Ollie's for $12.99. While this may sound unbelievable, the person who found it has given photo evidence, along with the product number and receipt in case you want to check out if your local Ollie's has one. For those unaware, this retail chain, named Ollie's Bargain Outlet, sells surplus from other places and is a dumping ground for bankruptcy sales and closeout of other retailers and manufacturers (this might be a dumping ground for Toysrus). Trypticon was found at a store in Florida by Animal Mother, a toy colelctor who posted the finding on the TFW2005 boards. The digits above the bar code are 316 D8 and he item number is 157342. This is by far the lowest a titan class figure has been acquired at retail, beating out that Fort Max at Ross deal from last year.

I found one there last night and can confirm at that price. I'm usually only interested in MP's, but even I couldn't pass it up.

The red Ollie's price tag is there on the upper right hand corner of the box. Don't know how they do it, but they're able to get awesome closeout deals and pass along the savings. A lot of people (myself included) have been getting dirt cheap DC Comics books on closeout from them for the past few months. Good luck to all on the hunt!

For what it's worth, the cashier said she hadn't seen them before and figured they had just got them in. This was at the Callaway, FL Ollie's btw. Perhaps the price/tag was intended for another Transformer, but it does show up as one on the receipt.


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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby WreckerJack » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:16 pm

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Too bad I don't have an Ollie's but also where the heck would I keep that dino? Gonna need a bigger apartment...the robots are multiplying!
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Hanzako » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:17 pm

I won't be able to get to the one near me :c . And by the time i could, theyd be gone...
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Re: Incredible Deal on Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Found at Ollie's

Postby Z3ROhour » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:44 am

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william-james88 wrote:Titans Return Trypticon has just been found at Ollie's for $12.99. While this may sound unbelievable, the person who found it has given photo evidence, along with the product number and receipt in case you want to check out if your local Ollie's has one. For those unaware, this retail chain, named Ollie's Bargain Outlet, sells surplus from other places and is a dumping ground for bankruptcy sales and closeout of other retailers and manufacturers (this might be a dumping ground for Toysrus). Trypticon was found at a store in Florida by Animal Mother, a toy colelctor who posted the finding on the TFW2005 boards. The digits above the bar code are 316 D8 and he item number is 157342. This is by far the lowest a titan class figure has been acquired at retail, beating out that Fort Max at Ross deal from last year.

I found one there last night and can confirm at that price. I'm usually only interested in MP's, but even I couldn't pass it up.

The red Ollie's price tag is there on the upper right hand corner of the box. Don't know how they do it, but they're able to get awesome closeout deals and pass along the savings. A lot of people (myself included) have been getting dirt cheap DC Comics books on closeout from them for the past few months. Good luck to all on the hunt!

For what it's worth, the cashier said she hadn't seen them before and figured they had just got them in. This was at the Callaway, FL Ollie's btw. Perhaps the price/tag was intended for another Transformer, but it does show up as one on the receipt.


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Postby fenrir72 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:45 am

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How do you know if it has a busted hip or not? Trypticon that is?
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby ScottyP » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:14 am

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I can believe the chain would get them in but that $12.99 looks like a (possible one-off) goof up. "Their Price $29.99"? Seems like that was meant to go on something else. I would not get your hopes up.

Regardless, I hope plenty more folks get to buy a Trypticon that may not have been able to before, even if it turns out to be $40 like Fort Max was.

Also, why does the price tag move from shot to shot

Edit, yet more weirdness: when did they change their price tags to be a lighter orange with rounded corners? Maybe they did, but the other items in the background have the bright neon orange ones with squared corners. I do want this to be real but my BS detector is going off like Brainstorm's Early Early Warning device on this one.
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Postby Black Bumblebee » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:43 am

Did NOT find one at the Ollie's in Jackson, TN. I did find, last year, 20 Fort Maxs there (only bought 3 of them, though), so was hoping that lightning would strike twice. Alas, it did not.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby nycPrime » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:46 am

All weekend long my inbox was flooded with notifications from that TFW thread from folks debating the validity of that Trypticon sighting. Please don't let that happen here.
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Postby AlphaBass » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:13 am

I checked the Ollie's near Fredericksburg, VA. No Trypticon, but a bunch of Titans Return carded figures. Just two Decepticon ones though.

Wish I had jumped on the Fort Max deal. I'm looking for one now.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Caelus » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:56 am

Black Bumblebee wrote:Did NOT find one at the Ollie's in Jackson, TN. I did find, last year, 20 Fort Maxs there (only bought 3 of them, though), so was hoping that lightning would strike twice. Alas, it did not.


I called the Ollie's in Maryville and Knoxville. No luck. Inventory person didn't have to look because apparently I was not the first person to call, and they knew there weren't any on last night's truck.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Caelus » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:57 am

Wrong button. Oops. Well, I'll roll with it.

AlphaBass wrote:I checked the Ollie's near Fredericksburg, VA. No Trypticon, but a bunch of Titans Return carded figures. Just two Decepticon ones though.


How much are they priced at? Might get some duplicates for customizing if they're super cheap.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby AlphaBass » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 am

Caelus wrote:Wrong button. Oops. Well, I'll roll with it.

AlphaBass wrote:I checked the Ollie's near Fredericksburg, VA. No Trypticon, but a bunch of Titans Return carded figures. Just two Decepticon ones though.


How much are they priced at? Might get some duplicates for customizing if they're super cheap.


$8, about half of what you'd find them at. Had about 2 boxes of them IIRC.
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Caelus wrote:I called the Ollie's in Maryville and Knoxville. No luck. Inventory person didn't have to look because apparently I was not the first person to call, and they knew there weren't any on last night's truck.


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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby william-james88 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 am

nycPrime wrote:All weekend long my inbox was flooded with notifications from that TFW thread from folks debating the validity of that Trypticon sighting. Please don't let that happen here.

I preferred sharing this info in the hope that it would help someone. I would rather news it and be wrong than keep the info for myelf and have you guys lose out on what could be a great deal.
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Postby nycPrime » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:07 pm

william-james88 wrote:
nycPrime wrote:All weekend long my inbox was flooded with notifications from that TFW thread from folks debating the validity of that Trypticon sighting. Please don't let that happen here.

I preferred sharing this info in the hope that it would help someone. I would rather news it and be wrong than keep the info for myelf and have you guys lose out on what could be a great deal.

You misunderstood. I have no issue with the news. I was lazy so didn't quote it, but someone here was speculating it could be a price error or fake. As you probably know, there are pages of TFW users attacking the guy that posted the deal. All this debating on if it was real or not. Was just hoping that wouldn't happen here as well.
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Postby Notesandtabs » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:14 pm

If it is $12.99, anybody willing to ship to California?
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby william-james88 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:25 pm

nycPrime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
nycPrime wrote:All weekend long my inbox was flooded with notifications from that TFW thread from folks debating the validity of that Trypticon sighting. Please don't let that happen here.

I preferred sharing this info in the hope that it would help someone. I would rather news it and be wrong than keep the info for myelf and have you guys lose out on what could be a great deal.

You misunderstood. I have no issue with the news. I was lazy so didn't quote it, but someone here was speculating it could be a price error or fake. As you probably know, there are pages of TFW users attacking the guy that posted the deal. All this debating on if it was real or not. Was just hoping that wouldn't happen here as well.

Ok. We are usually better than that here. Case in point, it hasnt even ben 1 page of debate yet :D
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Postby o.supreme » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:29 pm

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I've never even heard of this store...

Notesandtabs wrote:If it is $12.99, anybody willing to ship to California?


The good news is the closest store (i.e. the western most location) is in Hot Springs AR, just about 1600 miles away for those of us in California lol....I calculated the cost in gas to drive would be $300-$400, so I'd have to get 4 or 5 to make the trip worth it. I hope someone responds to you, that's a heck of a deal, but still there's still plenty of Trypticons from online retailers, but who knows, maybe collectors will purchase these, sell them for cheap on eBay, and still make a profit.
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