EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

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EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby william-james88 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:49 am

Gamestop and EB Games (its Canadian Subsidiary) have been growing their amount of shelf space reserved for action figures and other collectables in the recent years. So much so that this year, they are one of the retailers partnering with Hasbro for their 10th Anniversary Marvel Legends figures. Plus, their exclusive for this line (at least in Canada, probably in the US too) is the biggest set of all: the Hulkbuster vs Hulk set.

In Canada, EB Games will be getting all the Walgreens exclusives, including the Marvel Legends Thing that was just released today. This is the case for all hasbro exclusives, including Transformers like the Clone set of last year and Power of the Primes Wreck-Gar who came out monday. This will be the same for any Walgreens exclusive going forward. This was confirmed with an EB Games manager yesterday.

While there are no Transformers exclusives at Gamestop in the US so far (since the US has Walgreens for those), the fact that Toysrus is no longer a place for Hasbro to send their exclusives in the US means they will be looking for other retailers. And with Gamestop growing in prominence for Hasbro exclusives, they may be the host of Transformers exclusives in the near future, just as their Canadian counterpart currently it.

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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby bagofshhh » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:40 am

FYI- I just saw that Hulkbuster/Hulk set at my local Target yesterday. (Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD)
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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby william-james88 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:37 am

bagofshhh wrote:FYI- I just saw that Hulkbuster/Hulk set at my local Target yesterday. (Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD)

Thanks, I will update the article accordingly later. Would you happen to know which marvel legends set is exclusive to GameStop in the US? Also how much did that set cost at target?
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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:53 am

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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby bagofshhh » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:54 am

Sorry, I don't. I don't normally follow/collect the ML stuff. But Target had an endcap with the single Iron Man figures from the Studio series, the HB/Hulk set, and Venom two pack (Venom vs. Carnage, I think). If they are still there next time I go, I'll check it out.
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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby YoungPrime » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:24 pm

Since God of War was the only game I've bought this year (And that was at Wal-mart), TF exclusives will be a reason to start going into Gamestop again.
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Postby o.supreme » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:57 pm

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I cant remember the last time I purchased something at Gamestop, but I know its a constant source of frustration for my son. There are plenty of them around, but the closest one in a shopping center we go to, I constantly tell him how the games are way overpriced and to wait (which always pays off). But to see TF exclusives there would be nice for a change.
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Postby LordBludgeon » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:19 pm

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Interesting... and here I thought Gamestop was going under due to poor sales last few years... I guess I have a reason to go into the one at my local mall again every once in a while.
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Postby triKlops » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:16 am

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The last time I took a look at Gamestop was when the exclusive TLS vinyls were there. Gonna have to pop in more often if they get in on some of the exclusives.
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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby Rysquad » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:08 pm

I can't believe I go to Walgreen's for exclusives.
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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:23 pm

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Rysquad wrote:I can't believe I go to Walgreen's for exclusives.


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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby william-james88 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:33 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rysquad wrote:I can't believe I go to Walgreen's for exclusives.


Stranger things have happened. Remember last holiday season's Aldi?

Wasnt first edition cliffjumper a 5 below exclusive in the US?

Plus there were these AOE microchangers that were only found at Dollar tree

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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:39 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
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william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rysquad wrote:I can't believe I go to Walgreen's for exclusives.


Stranger things have happened. Remember last holiday season's Aldi?

Wasnt first edition cliffjumper a 5 below exclusive in the US?

Plus there were these AOE microchangers that were only found at Dollar tree

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ree/33065/


True, but what made Aldi special was that they don't usually carry name-brand toys.
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Re: EB Games / Gamestop Becoming a Prominant Retailer for Hasbro Exclusives in North America

Postby william-james88 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:39 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rysquad wrote:I can't believe I go to Walgreen's for exclusives.


Stranger things have happened. Remember last holiday season's Aldi?

Wasnt first edition cliffjumper a 5 below exclusive in the US?

Plus there were these AOE microchangers that were only found at Dollar tree

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ree/33065/


True, but what made Aldi special was that they don't usually carry name-brand toys.

Cool I didnt know that.
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