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CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07

Transformers News: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 6:55PM CDT

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Our very own ZenPrime has come across this interesting thread on CNN.com.

The article states that:
Some of the year's hottest toys could be sold out weeks before Christmas, industry watchers warned.

That's bad news for parents. But its really bad news for the $22 billion U.S. toy industry, which has been struggling with stagnant growth.

Holiday gift-buying in the final two months of the year account for as much as 80 percent of the industry's annual profits and sales.

Beefed-up product testing following the recent spate of toy recalls is putting a crimp in the flow of inventory to store shelves, said Chris Byrnes, an independent toy consultant.


Also to blame for the predicted shortfalls are the early price cuts made by stores such as Walmart, as we Reported Earlier, which threaten to eat into December sales figures.

To read CNN.com's full article, please click here.
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Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379267)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on October 3rd, 2007 @ 6:56pm CDT
I'm blaming the Grinch on this one.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379273)
Posted by Predacon Galvatron on October 3rd, 2007 @ 6:59pm CDT
Now isn't that just Prime! ;)
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379289)
Posted by Sportimus Prime on October 3rd, 2007 @ 7:09pm CDT
F*cking scalpers will be rolling in $$$ now. :-x
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379298)
Posted by Agent 007 on October 3rd, 2007 @ 7:15pm CDT
crap as if the current drought was bad enough!
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379362)
Posted by Ploptimus Prime on October 3rd, 2007 @ 7:47pm CDT
"It means stock up on Bumblebees yo.

I'm going to stick the ePay to those succer..er soccer moms."

So, in other words, you're a total dick?
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379399)
Posted by Klusterprime on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:00pm CDT
"It means stock up on Bumblebees yo.

I'm going to stick the ePay to those succer..er soccer moms."

So, in other words, you're a total dick?

Nope he's a douche LOL
Sorry Counterpunch is just a funny guy not everbody gets his humor but soon do and he means no harm he is just poking fun at those that do sickit to folks on epay...

Clusterprime
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379415)
Posted by The Chaos Bringer on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:08pm CDT
So I won't be able to get American Transformers for Christmas? O well. A MIB Victory Saber will have to do.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379416)
Posted by SnipeShade on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:08pm CDT
This has gotta be a joke.... I thought new shipment of toys was gonna come out FOR CHRISTMAS! ......THERE ARE ANY TOYS OUT THERE AS IS! (atleast for regular retail price) WTF man.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379475)
Posted by Dark Ops on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:37pm CDT
Now if I can just find a Leader-class Prime... ><
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379476)
Posted by one wing angel on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:38pm CDT
$@@$##@#$#$#$@E#$##@$$$#$#@@@$$#$@$$@@$W$@************************@@*@*@*@*@***********@@*@@
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379493)
Posted by Duke of Luns on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:47pm CDT
mineralblue wrote:
muswp1 wrote:Ok, so December 2007 is going to resemble August 2007 where everyone has empty shelves again.


This is what it's like every December... it just so happens this December that TFs are in demand... last year it was Nintendo Wii and TMX Tickle Me Elmo...


Wii was sold out for like eight months after launch (haven't looked around here in awhile), and are still selling well. The Wii isn't a flash in the pan, it's probably gonna be the main console of this generation.

And I actually hope that it's just "movie hype" for Transformers this season. I haven't gotten any(partially due to none being there), but still, if I did decide to collect them, I hope they won't go up in value cause of scalpers, which I doubt they will.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379495)
Posted by autobot commander on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:48pm CDT
!$%#@%@%@%@$%@#$!@$@#%@#$@#%$@#%@$#@$!@#$@@@###@#!@$!@$@#$@$@#$#~$#~!$#@%$%#@$%#@#$%#@%$#@%@#%@%@#%@#$%$@#%@%@#%#@%#@%@#%%#@%!$!~%$@#!~#!#!$#@!$@!#$@!$$@#$#$@#!$!$!#@$#@!$!#@$!@$!@$!$!$! :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x F4
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379506)
Posted by Blurrz on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:54pm CDT
Now I really wish I got all of those Wave 1 toys before the movie was released.

And i'm guessing that Wave 2 toys like Cliffjumper, and all those other ones are going to take ages to come to Canuckland.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379509)
Posted by General Magnus on October 3rd, 2007 @ 8:56pm CDT
Awwww F#$%%$#""!$R$%

Here I was thinking this Christmas i would have more tfs...

Well i hope portugal is spared from this...
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379583)
Posted by Noisemaze on October 3rd, 2007 @ 9:44pm CDT
The only things I want from now til the new Universe line are Incinerator,First Strike Optimus & Commander Cody/Turbo Tank. I have a feeling I'm not gonna have any trouble finding them.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379752)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on October 3rd, 2007 @ 11:27pm CDT
This only means to me that the TF shortage is likely to continue.

Lame, because I'd really like to have Dreadwing, Longarm, '08 Bumblebee, and maybe even Arcee by the time I turn 33.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379767)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on October 3rd, 2007 @ 11:38pm CDT
It would be a shame if this holiday season turned out to be about love and caring than profits and unfit products.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379773)
Posted by Barrelass on October 3rd, 2007 @ 11:43pm CDT
Good, maybe I will finally be able to sell my extra Leader Prime on Craigslist before the holiday. Wasn't even getting any hits last time listing it at retail with no sales tax, was starting to get me worried.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379889)
Posted by 009* on October 4th, 2007 @ 12:57am CDT
Well the only thing I want at this point is MP Starscream, and that'll likely be a shelf warmer since kids'll think of movie Screamer and not G1.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (379931)
Posted by Susinko on October 4th, 2007 @ 1:24am CDT
This is exactly why I start Christmas shopping now. I already picked up quite a few Transformers already. You NEVER get any of the good stuff if you wait until November/December to buy.
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (380323)
Posted by General Magnus on October 4th, 2007 @ 7:35am CDT
Well..I went to a import shop and ordered most of the Deluxes and Leader Brawl. The bad part is that I have to wait until January. The good part is that 5 seconds ago I cancelled all my preorders and orders at BBTS and got myself MP Skywarp :grin:
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (381246)
Posted by ermac4345 on October 4th, 2007 @ 2:26pm CDT
shit
Re: CNN.com reports Toy shortage expected for X-mas '07 (381544)
Posted by one wing angel on October 4th, 2007 @ 5:23pm CDT
ermac4345 wrote:shit
i second that :-x

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