Transformers Attacktix Figures Being Pulled From Shelves?

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Transformers Attacktix Figures Being Pulled From Shelves?

Postby Hotrod » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:54 pm

We have some possible bad news for Transformers Attacktix fans. According to TFW2005, Hasbro has begun pulling Transformers Attacktix products off of Target and Wal-Mart store shelves. The items are being returned to vendor. This looks like a move to make room for Transformers Movie line products.
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Postby MaikeruSama » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:08 pm

This is bad news yay they are gone those things take up shelf space for the good toys.
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Postby Scaleface » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:10 pm

Removing crap to make room for crap? Oh well. They just recently raised the price on them too.
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Postby Wheeljack35 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:12 pm

I just put a case of these out last night at Target

The movie toys aren't coming out until June
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Postby Archanubis » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:33 pm

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It's also possible that the line hasn't sold well; every time I go to Target or Walmart, these figures (along with their Star Wars and Marvel counterparts) are still cluttering up the shelves.

Could be, as a IM buddy mentioned, the whole "blind box" thing.
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Postby Sunstar » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:35 pm

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Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:53 pm

There were fans of these?

"Bad News" these going away for something maybe better?

I don't see a problem here.
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Postby Dr. Caelus » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:12 pm

That's wierd. Hell of a loss for Hasbro to absorb. :?
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Postby Sunstar » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:18 pm

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Postby kary » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:33 pm

LOL they were crap... how can this be a bad thing?
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Postby Darth Screamer » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:46 pm

Liege Evilmus wrote:There were fans of these?

"Bad News" these going away for something maybe better?

I don't see a problem here.


Yeah there were, me and several other people on here I know.

My son also thought they were really awesome toys.

It sucks that Hasbro has to bungle all their good products.

And as far as them not moving, they sell out at the stores around me all the time.
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Postby Nemesis_Apoc » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:36 pm

That sucks. I kinda like those things
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Postby Hotrod » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:39 pm

Darth Screamer wrote:
Liege Evilmus wrote:There were fans of these?

"Bad News" these going away for something maybe better?

I don't see a problem here.


Yeah there were, me and several other people on here I know.

My son also thought they were really awesome toys.

It sucks that Hasbro has to bungle all their good products.

And as far as them not moving, they sell out at the stores around me all the time.


They also sell around where I live, and fast.
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Postby Scaleface » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:43 pm

I was in a Target and there was a mother trying to buy some Attacktix toys for her kid, but she didn't want to get all the same guys. She wanted to know what was in the box and I explained to her that they were blind packed, and what that was. She just looked disgusted and threw them down. She had no intention of buying something she couldn't see so she didn't if she wasn't getting the same ones twice. I don't blame her.
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Postby Noisemaze » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:47 pm

YES!!!! Get rid of Attacktix & Titaniums!!! Those 2 lines of pure suckage have been around for far too long!!!
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Postby Byrerprime » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:49 pm

And after getting four or five of the same guys trying to get Starscream and Hot Shot, I gave up.
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Postby Hotrod » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:50 pm

I must admit the whole blind thing is a turn off.
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Postby God Magnus » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:34 pm

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Sunstar wrote:If there a quality problem?


I think there might be a quality problem. I've bought two packs (three if you count the Star Wars pack I bought) and, in each pack, at least one of them was broken.
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Postby Darth Screamer » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:57 pm

Hotrod wrote:I must admit the whole blind thing is a turn off.


Yeah but it's like collecting sports cards. You might get a million no bodies before you get a some body you want.

But it does make it rather annoying.
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Postby God Magnus » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:00 am

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Hotrod wrote:I must admit the whole blind thing is a turn off.


If the game was fun, I wouldn't mind at all.
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Postby FellintoOblivion » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:02 am

I picked up the starter and 4 booster packs of this game. Pretty happy with what I got:

Pack 1 - Optimus
Pack 2 - Megatron
Pack 3 - Optimus
Pack 4 - Starscream

I also dont know how 'random' the packaging is. In both packs with Optimus the other figure was a Decipticlone so Im thinking that while the packs are blind youll always get the same 2 figures together.

As for them being recalled, my local Target is suddenly out of stock which would fit. My local Wal*Mart on the other hand has plenty and just put a new starter on the shelves with a bonus Dectipclone repaint figure which is weird if they are being sent back.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:29 am

Damn, I was hoping wave 2 would be released around the same time as the movie crap so I'd still have something decent to buy.

At least they arent getting a total removal from the shelves (which really could be a possibility with their firepower!)
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Postby Random Toy Guy » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:57 am

This is apparently being done by Hasbro vendors, not necessarily the staff of your local Targets/WalMarts.
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Postby Sunstar » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:59 am

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God Magnus wrote:
Sunstar wrote:If there a quality problem?


I think there might be a quality problem. I've bought two packs (three if you count the Star Wars pack I bought) and, in each pack, at least one of them was broken.


Mine I bought off ebay. 2 Starscreams one is a chrome chase.
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Postby Stormrider » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:02 am

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Scaleface wrote:I was in a Target and there was a mother trying to buy some Attacktix toys for her kid, but she didn't want to get all the same guys. She wanted to know what was in the box and I explained to her that they were blind packed, and what that was. She just looked disgusted and threw them down. She had no intention of buying something she couldn't see so she didn't if she wasn't getting the same ones twice. I don't blame her.


I don't blame her. Buying something blindly is simply a marketing scheme to buy more in hope of getting the ones that you do want.
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