HASBRO Officially Announces Cincinnati Is Test City For TF Animated Toys
Friday, April 18th, 2008 11:55am CDTCategories: Toy News, Event News, Press Releases, Company News
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A press release that you can find here at the Botcon site states that Walmart, K-Mart, and Toy R' Us in the Cincinatti area would be the stores that travelers to Botcon and local folks could find the early release of many Animated toys possibly including The Animated Battle Pack, Deluxe and Voyager size toys (Wave 1 only), and others.
Of course, the major emphasis of Botcon this year was the new ANIMATED cartoon, and the guests, logo, and now this news enforce that idea.
This is should indeed be good news for the Seibetron contingent that is building and building for the trip to Botcon. Hope to see you there, Animated toys in hand or not!
If you are not quite sold on the toys yet, check out Seibertron's galleries of the toys, and then perhaps pick yourself up some next week at your excursion to Botcon!
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Posted by StryderPrime on April 18th, 2008 @ 12:55pm CDT
Is it a given if u put new figures out in a area that will be crawling with TFans for a coupling of days that it a sure bet that they will be flying off the shelves. Even ppl that hate animated r sure 2 buy at least 2 figures off the series and you jus gave the scalpers a definely(i know i cant spell) sign 2 raid all the departmment stores there
I not hating on Cincinnati or nuthin but 2 said they testing there is like u testing 2 see if the hungry birds outside will eat some 4weeks old mold bread........when u know they will.
Just my opinion........I just want a Prowl
Posted by Cyberjet #7 on April 18th, 2008 @ 1:05pm CDT
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Posted by bvzxa on April 18th, 2008 @ 5:53pm CDT
This what Mattel does when they have a K-Mart K-Day event with specially colored cars, a chance to hopen a whole case, and find treasure hunts.
So during K-Day events, they release new cars that won't be out for like a month or tow, and they call it first-to-market exclusives. The cool thing is they have variations to them, so they may fetch a pretty penny for a .99 cents car.
Now Hasbro is doing the same thing with the animated toys. It's a smart move since attendees and others get a first chance at the animated toys. Scalpers will make a last ditch run, but 30 days later, they will be out a regualr retail in massive quantities. Unless you're going to Botcon, you would be a dumb idiot to take a road trip for toys that will be out in a month.
test my hairy cybertron ass
Posted by Autobot Snake Eyes on April 18th, 2008 @ 6:37pm CDT
Why is it that Hasbro NEVER chooses the west?
Posted by Stormrider on April 18th, 2008 @ 7:46pm CDT
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Posted by Firebird on April 18th, 2008 @ 11:36pm CDT
And I can get Prowl
Posted by Bun-Bun on April 19th, 2008 @ 1:46am CDT
Roboto750 wrote:This is one of the dumbest things I've heard so far in regard to Botcon. They're not "testing" anything, it's a money making opportunity. Compared to the last 2 years, this show is considerably lacking in content, costs attendees more, has one of the most disappointing exclusive sets (my opinion), released their registration info way too late, and yet more people are attending . I guess Hasbro needs to do something to insure Animated is marketed well during the time of the show (and will be a pay off). For me, I'm skipping this year for the above reasons and a few others. I hope they pick up the slack for next year's Botcon.
QF f'n T
There really is nothing else to say about this announcment.
Posted by Wheeljack35 on April 19th, 2008 @ 3:16pm CDT
I don't see why they need a test market These toys will sell
Posted by Delicon on April 19th, 2008 @ 8:31pm CDT
Cincy isn't exactly small.
Posted by First-Aid on April 19th, 2008 @ 11:50pm CDT
Satan's Camaro wrote:Shit, Shit, Shit.
Why is it that Hasbro NEVER chooses the west?
Probably because you guys usually get the figs firsts anyways thanks to distribution and arrival from China on the West Coast...gotta let us Midwesterners have something...besides earthquakes that is...
Besides the rest of us in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Iowa will be lucky to see the figs by the end of August...
Posted by xler8 on April 21st, 2008 @ 12:58am CDT
lots of animated figs at tru in kenwood:
7800 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati, OH 45236
513 - 791 - 8697
walmart (ridge) had only 2 left:
3430 Highland Ave, Cincinnati, OH