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Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More

Transformers News: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More

Monday, September 19th, 2022 8:23AM CDT

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Alright, so Canada is catching up to the US and even getting past them in one instant.

The entire Velocitron line was found at around the same time as the US but the wave 2 deluxes have also been found now, in an Alberta Walmart. The only 2 new toys in that wave are Crasher and Shadowstrip. The image below is provided by Phtcndn who posted it on Cybertron.ca.

RED Galvatron and Shockwave have been found in Walmarts in Ontario, you can see them in the image below.

The wave 2 Legacy core class toys have been found at a Walmart in Quebec.

EB Games were fulfilling their preorders for Blitzwing the past weeks but they seem to now have some on the shelves as well.

Transformers News: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More

Transformers News: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2144903)
Posted by alphatron10 on September 19th, 2022 @ 10:18am CDT
Good lord, these poor guys still have that Arcee/Elita/Chromia three pack shelfwarming? That suckssss
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2144922)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 19th, 2022 @ 2:52pm CDT
So will the full G2 Stunticon set be velocitron? I can see it now, G2 Motormaster Robot sold as a Voyager class, and his trailer sold as a Leaderclass. :-D
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2144943)
Posted by william-james88 on September 19th, 2022 @ 8:10pm CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:So will the full G2 Stunticon set be velocitron? I can see it now, G2 Motormaster Robot sold as a Voyager class, and his trailer sold as a Leaderclass. :-D

It won't all be Velocitron
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2144959)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 20th, 2022 @ 7:57am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:So will the full G2 Stunticon set be velocitron? I can see it now, G2 Motormaster Robot sold as a Voyager class, and his trailer sold as a Leaderclass. :-D

It won't all be Velocitron


You know, I was making a joke, however doesn't that make it even better, that now in order to get the G2 Menasor you'll need to pick them up possible as separate exclusives.

A couple will be Walmart exclusives, another will be Amazon exclusive, a third will be w a target exclusive and maybe the final will be a pulse exclusive.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2144963)
Posted by --B-- on September 20th, 2022 @ 8:20am CDT
Question, who all is in Wave 2 of Velocitron? Did Cosmos and Clampdown get repacked? Or are there less of others? Or is Wave 2 just 4 each Crasher and Shadowstrip?
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2144981)
Posted by william-james88 on September 20th, 2022 @ 12:10pm CDT
--B-- wrote:Question, who all is in Wave 2 of Velocitron? Did Cosmos and Clampdown get repacked? Or are there less of others? Or is Wave 2 just 4 each Crasher and Shadowstrip?

Clampdown is repacked, Cosmos is not. The other repack is burnout
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2145017)
Posted by william-james88 on September 20th, 2022 @ 10:58pm CDT
Technically, this is our first Rise of the Beasts toy in North American stores. However, as you can see when comparing to the original packaging below, the toy has been rebranded. This Energon Igniter 2 pack with Bumblebee and Optimus sporting their alt modes from the Rise of the Beasts film no longer has "Rise of the Beasts" on their packaging but instead "Transformers Bumblebee" which is the toyline where these toys first appeared, even though that alt mode for Optimus was not the one seen in the Bumblebee movie. This 2 pack is $49.99 CAD. This was found in an Ontario Toysrus, as is another new sighting: the Creatures Collide 4 pack.

The 4 pack is $129.99 CAD which comes out to $36 per deluxe, which is almost $10 less than what Toysrus currently charges for deluxe figures, like SS86 Arcee and her wavemates which were also found at the same location. This particular sighting comes from Collectingtoys who posted on cybertron.ca.

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2145025)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 21st, 2022 @ 4:38am CDT
I'm not sure if I'll ever buy that 4 pack.

BTW, the Velocitron preorders finally started to ship from Walmart.ca. My Clampdown and Cosmos are on their way.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2145152)
Posted by cloudballoon on September 22nd, 2022 @ 8:52pm CDT
The price for the 4 packs is not bad really for an exclusive. The few extra heads are great bonuses. I want Goldbug & Ransack, but not the other 2 (I decided not to collect BW due to space constraint). Otherwise, I'd get it on sight.

But my local Walmarts & TRU (Richmond Hill & Markham area in Ontario) are total crap for TFs. I missed the preorders (not for lack of trying) for Cosmos.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2146546)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 5th, 2022 @ 9:45pm CDT
This is random, but Kingdom Leader T-Wrecks is in stock at Walmart.ca.

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/transforme ... FD91R3PHQR
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2146566)
Posted by william-james88 on October 6th, 2022 @ 7:03am CDT
Yeah, very random
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2146833)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 10th, 2022 @ 8:27am CDT
Toys R Us is the WORST place to shop for Transformers because they are around 15 to 25% more expensive than the competition for reasons.

But sometime, TrU throw some unexpected sale our way.

It's the case for Red Cog, who is CHEAPER than regular deluxe price at 33$!
The catch is it's local pick up only so you must have a TrU in your area that have one in stock. I managed to catch one. Will you?

https://www.toysrus.ca/en/Transformers- ... 658A5.html

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2147250)
Posted by william-james88 on October 17th, 2022 @ 10:13am CDT
Canada was lagging behind for months but now they are catching up for Transformers toys. Toysrus got the exclusive Terrorsaur in toy colours as well as the Red Cog weapons pack and they had a surprising deal for that last one. Red Cog is on sale for 32.87 (which is $24 USD), an excellent price for any fan who was looking forward to one. It's far cheaper than any other deluxe at Toysrus (Terrorsaur is $45) AND you get all these extra guns and accessories. They also got Jhiaxus, who had been found at Gamestop before. In general, the shelves now look more up to date than ever before this year.

Gamestops in Canada got Minerva. She is selling at the MSRP of $35 CAD. All images below come from the Montreal region.

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2147252)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 17th, 2022 @ 10:17am CDT
Dat Cyberverse deluxe 3 pack at 120$....


Also, they have the "world collide" deluxes 5 pack at 130$,(if I remember) that is at least the "right" price.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2147253)
Posted by william-james88 on October 17th, 2022 @ 10:30am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Dat Cyberverse deluxe 3 pack at 120$....


Also, they have the "world collide" deluxes 5 pack at 130$,(if I remember) that is at least the "right" price.


Worlds Collide and Creatures collide are both 4 packs. And yeah, both are the right price for when they came out (slight discount too, especially if you count the extra heads which end up being free).
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2147256)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 17th, 2022 @ 10:54am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Dat Cyberverse deluxe 3 pack at 120$....


Also, they have the "world collide" deluxes 5 pack at 130$,(if I remember) that is at least the "right" price.


Worlds Collide and Creatures collide are both 4 packs. And yeah, both are the right price for when they came out (slight discount too, especially if you count the extra heads which end up being free).


Oh yeah, 4 packs. But this newest one have less value because it's 4 deluxes compared to the previous 3 deluxes and 1 voyager. At least the extra heads compensate a bit.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2147258)
Posted by william-james88 on October 17th, 2022 @ 11:07am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Dat Cyberverse deluxe 3 pack at 120$....


Also, they have the "world collide" deluxes 5 pack at 130$,(if I remember) that is at least the "right" price.


Worlds Collide and Creatures collide are both 4 packs. And yeah, both are the right price for when they came out (slight discount too, especially if you count the extra heads which end up being free).


Oh yeah, 4 packs. But this newest one have less value because it's 4 deluxes compared to the previous 3 deluxes and 1 voyager. At least the extra heads compensate a bit.


Plus there was that crazy inflation we got in one year, where deluxes at Walmart increased by 5$ so changing one voyager to a deluxe keeps the price the same.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2147266)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 17th, 2022 @ 12:38pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Dat Cyberverse deluxe 3 pack at 120$....


Also, they have the "world collide" deluxes 5 pack at 130$,(if I remember) that is at least the "right" price.


Worlds Collide and Creatures collide are both 4 packs. And yeah, both are the right price for when they came out (slight discount too, especially if you count the extra heads which end up being free).


Oh yeah, 4 packs. But this newest one have less value because it's 4 deluxes compared to the previous 3 deluxes and 1 voyager. At least the extra heads compensate a bit.


Plus there was that crazy inflation we got in one year, where deluxes at Walmart increased by 5$ so changing one voyager to a deluxe keeps the price the same.


Overquoting to point out that despite the prices increases, deluxes and voyagers are almost the same price. The price of the deluxes has increased significantly percentage-wise.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2148415)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 1st, 2022 @ 5:39pm CDT
The preorders are up for the Holiday Optimus Prime at Age 3 & Up for Canadians:

Normal leader priced!

https://www.agesthreeandup.ca/collectio ... imus-prime
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2149408)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 17th, 2022 @ 5:05pm CST
If you still want Legacy Metroplex at a great price, just shop at Toys R Us!

ONLY 350$ PLUS TAXES! :michaelbay:

https://www.toysrus.ca/fr/Transformers- ... EE8F7.html
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2149758)
Posted by william-james88 on November 22nd, 2022 @ 6:37pm CST
Looks like shelves will be full this holiday season in Canadian Walmarts with lots of new product finally coming in. Galaxy Shuttle was found in several Ontario Walmarts as was the latest wave of Studio Series deluxes, the one including Crosshairs and TLK Hot Rod. Toysrus has restocked on the sought after Buzzworthy SS 86 Cliffjumper and Kup and now has the Legacy wave 3 deluxes (EB Games has been getting preorders in for Wave 3 deluxes as well). And it's that time of year where pharmacies stock up on toys too, so wave 2 deluxes from Legacy have even been found at Jean Coutu locations in Quebec.

Galaxy shuttle image from NickKnack13 and Jean Coutu photo from Charles-Adam on Facebook.

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2149948)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 24th, 2022 @ 10:27pm CST
There's a few Black Friday deals at Amazon.ca that are "better than noting", but THE sale not to miss is Kingdom Leader T-Wrecks for CHEAPER THAN A DELUXE at Walmart.ca:

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/transforme ... FD91R3PHQR

I initially skipped that repaint but at that price? Gimme!

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2149951)
Posted by william-james88 on November 24th, 2022 @ 11:12pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:There's a few Black Friday deals at Amazon.ca that are "better than noting", but THE sale not to miss is Kingdom Leader T-Wrecks for CHEAPER THAN A DELUXE at Walmart.ca:

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/transforme ... FD91R3PHQR

I initially skipped that repaint but at that price? Gimme!

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That's cool, but by the time you posted it, it got sold out :(
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2149960)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 25th, 2022 @ 4:26am CST
william-james88 wrote:That's cool, but by the time you posted it, it got sold out :(


ARGGH! :shock:
And there I was, browsing the website to find something else to add to my basket to have free shipping. Granted, I posted the news AFTER I completed my purchase but still, I played with fire then...
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2150008)
Posted by william-james88 on November 25th, 2022 @ 7:56pm CST
Here are some black Friday sales on amazon Canada sent to us

Studio series 86 Sludge 30% off. $53.99 sale price reg. $76.99. Lots more deals including seige micrometers for $10.76 CAD. here's the link for https://www.amazon.ca/Transformers-Stud ... 14ff1bc_66?tag=seibertron0b-20&
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2150013)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 25th, 2022 @ 8:26pm CST
What's up with that mega dox above, Will?

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2150017)
Posted by william-james88 on November 25th, 2022 @ 9:08pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:What's up with that mega dox above, Will?

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Thanks! Cleaned it up. Also, the best deals are gone
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2150019)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 25th, 2022 @ 10:23pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Thanks! Cleaned it up. Also, the best deals are gone


Speaking of best deals gone, Walmart.ca should clean up their pages and tell that the thing is sold out upfront instead of days after the fact. That T-Wrecks must have blue-balled many fans...

At least I could secure a Vintage Beast Wars Wolfang before it was gone.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2150020)
Posted by william-james88 on November 25th, 2022 @ 10:49pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Thanks! Cleaned it up. Also, the best deals are gone


Speaking of best deals gone, Walmart.ca should clean up their pages and tell that the thing is sold out upfront instead of days after the fact. That T-Wrecks must have blue-balled many fans...

At least I could secure a Vintage Beast Wars Wolfang before it was gone.


Was Wolfang on sale too?
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2150025)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 26th, 2022 @ 2:01am CST
william-james88 wrote:Was Wolfang on sale too?


No sale, full 36$ deluxe price with free shipping. But compared to buying it on eBay, that's still a win.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2150515)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 2nd, 2022 @ 6:03pm CST
It's X-Mass season at Marshall's and Winners so here's what I found:

At Winners, I only found Voyager SS86 Wreck-Garr and the Studio Series Bee Movie Thrust for 40$.

Marshall's have those same voyagers at the same price but they also have:
Vintage BW Cheetor and Rattrap at 17$.
X-Men X-Panse at 70$ (still not worth it.)
Dracula at 40$, which is the best price since the clearance at GameStop.

Let me know if you find anything else that is interesting!
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2151787)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 15th, 2022 @ 12:52pm CST
Soloing this thread again to report that the Joe Bee is at TrU. Of course, they sell it for 20$ more than the competition.

https://www.toysrus.ca/en/Transformers- ... 16B38.html
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2152223)
Posted by william-james88 on December 22nd, 2022 @ 11:02am CST
We can all agree Black Friday was a real dud this year for Transformers toys. Boxing week is looking a lot better already, if you're Canadian. Not only are the wave 3 Legacy deluxes on sale but so are the Legacy Evolution wave 1 toys. And it's a whopping 40% off sale, bringing deluxes down to $21 CAD, which is around $15 USD. These are all preorders though with the wave 3 deluxes shipping Jan 1 and the Legacy Evolution Wave 1 deluxes shipping March 1. FYI, to get the sale price, you have to order the toy from the search page rather than the actual individual product's page as this seems to be an early boxing week sale that is materializing.

We thank Onslaught from the Cybertron.ca boards for the news and screenshots.

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2152229)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 22nd, 2022 @ 12:01pm CST
I had to create a new account on the fly to make sure I don't miss out on some of these deals. Classic deluxe prices are hard to resist, even on some that I planned to skip like Needlenose.

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2152230)
Posted by william-james88 on December 22nd, 2022 @ 12:04pm CST
Man, getting 3 deluxes for less than 75 shipped sure is sweet
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2152231)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 22nd, 2022 @ 12:05pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Man, getting 3 deluxes for less than 75 shipped sure is sweet


It's like we went 10 years back in time. 8-}
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2152240)
Posted by cloudballoon on December 22nd, 2022 @ 3:13pm CST
Ordered Hot Shot, Needlenose & Scrapehook. I'm just trying to complete G1 S1-S3 toon appearanced figures. Any figures outside of those seasons, it's case-by-case and must be the "Want!" category. Pointblank & Skullgrin are not.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2154567)
Posted by william-james88 on January 27th, 2023 @ 1:08pm CST
We have two new sightings for Canadian Transformers fans. The Toysrus exclusive Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series 44 leader class Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (is that the longest name a Transformers release ever had?) has been spotted at multiple Toysrus stores across the country. The SKU is 652660 if you want to call ahead of time to check if it's there and not waste a trip.

We also have news that Generations Selects Magnificus has been found at Gamestops, also widespread amongst various provinces.

The various sightings were posted on the Cybertron.ca message boards.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2154570)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 27th, 2023 @ 1:53pm CST
william-james88 wrote:We have two new sightings for Canadian Transformers fans. The Toysrus exclusive Buzzworthy Bumblebee Studio Series 44 leader class Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (is that the longest name a Transformers release ever had?) has been spotted at multiple Toysrus stores across the country. The SKU is 652660 if you want to call ahead of time to check if it's there and not waste a trip.

We also have news that Generations Selects Magnificus has been found at Gamestops, also widespread amongst various provinces.

The various sightings were posted on the Cybertron.ca message boards.


AT LAST!
I bet he's 90$CAN plus taxes?
Regardless, I'll hunt him down.

...

Not at my local TrU. I'll just have to wait.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2156734)
Posted by william-james88 on February 24th, 2023 @ 12:04am CST
Retail distribution for Transformers toys (and action figures in general) can be a little screwy at times. That's why online collectible retailers exist and many fans have since gravitated towards them. What is sad to see is situation like the one below where we see merchandise destined for either Walmart or Toys R Us in Canada that was never put on shelves and was instead dumped to a liquidator after rotting in a warehouse. This is of course dependent on retailer and geographic location but the final wave of Kingdom was never found on Walmart shelves in Canada. And believe it or not, Studio Series Junkheap was scarce as well and no voyager wave beyond wave 1 for the Legacy line was ever stocked in Walmarts either. Well low and behold, liquidator store locations in Canada (specifically Quebec in the example below) are now getting an influx of all those toys skipped by Walmart.

It used to be just one wave was skipped and we'd see some toys at liquidators but this is taking it to a whole other level. This is further aggravating because it shows that retailers did have new stock, which fans surely could have purchased, but never replenished shelves with it, either moving on to the next line or just leaving the shelves with the same stock all year round. The specific location below is Boom Liquidation but there are province specific liquidators all across Canada (like Treasure Hunt in Ontario) so if there is any Canadian who has missed out on the toys shown below, it could be time to visit your local liquidator chain/store as this influx shows Walmart has dumped all their old stock to make room for a lot of incoming toys like the movie line, Earthspark, ect.

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2156745)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 24th, 2023 @ 4:49am CST
This is beyond *****. Seriously. My local Walmart had their TF shelves that consist of 33% same sh!t over and over again, and 66% of EMPTY, BARE SPACE. Why is it so hard to stock up those damn shelves?

I hate Walmart for having the Velocitron line exclusive to themselves and I hate Toys R Us for having the Buzzworthy line exclusive to them. This make getting those toys in store nearly IMPOSSIBLE.

At least so far, there's my local geek store, even if I have to pay a few bucks more. Plus Amazon is reliable most of the time.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2156760)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on February 24th, 2023 @ 8:09am CST
Is it the retailer dumping it to liquidators or vendors?

When I was a buyer at TRU, I never remember us selling product out of our warehouse to liquidators.

On the other hand, cancelling our orders to vendors, perhaps too late for them to do anything but dump the product, THAT I remember.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2156762)
Posted by DeathReviews on February 24th, 2023 @ 8:50am CST
That's a lot of stock to just leave in a warehouse for months at a stretch and then farm out to liquidation stores. Did it even occur to them to at least TRY to sell these at retail and get some profit?
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2156765)
Posted by william-james88 on February 24th, 2023 @ 9:56am CST
MeGrimlock78 wrote:Is it the retailer dumping it to liquidators or vendors?

When I was a buyer at TRU, I never remember us selling product out of our warehouse to liquidators.

On the other hand, cancelling our orders to vendors, perhaps too late for them to do anything but dump the product, THAT I remember.


That's interesting, I thought TRU would buy directly from Hasbro. Or is Hasbro the vendor in your scenario?
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2156767)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on February 24th, 2023 @ 11:07am CST
william-james88 wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:Is it the retailer dumping it to liquidators or vendors?

When I was a buyer at TRU, I never remember us selling product out of our warehouse to liquidators.

On the other hand, cancelling our orders to vendors, perhaps too late for them to do anything but dump the product, THAT I remember.


That's interesting, I thought TRU would buy directly from Hasbro. Or is Hasbro the vendor in your scenario?


Sorry, yes, TRU would buy direct from Hasbro. We called all suppliers and manufacturers Vendors, so it wouldn't be confusing.

I have the feeling either this is stock retailers ordered from Hasbro, and then backed out on, or stock that Hasbro thought retailers would want but then didn't. Usually when the vendor is stuck with stock like that, they'll offer it around to vendors at a reduced cost. If no one bites, they'll drop the price further and offer to their next tier of customers, and so on until Hasbro can finally sell it.

Since these are showing up in Canadian discounters, it's stock that Hasbro Canada had excess of in their warehouse.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2156796)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 24th, 2023 @ 5:32pm CST
Heh, the article seems a bit different than what I first read this morning. The bottom line is something is going on with Hasbro distribution, period. There were no Earthspark toys on US shelves for the holiday season, that's just odd. Amazon has canceled orders for the first wave of flip changers while having NO listings at all for the Tacticon figures. Evolution wave 2 voyagers and Leaders were available from independent online retailers and Canadian B&M before they were even announced and before many retailers got stock of the Wave 1 Voyagers. Don't even get me started on the distribution of ROTB Studio Series line. Nothing is going to change and we're not going to get answers if we don't start making noise and asking questions, all the time. Instead of losing our minds over Commander Armada Prime, we should be talking about bare shelves and out-of-order distribution. This has to happen at EVERY live stream and with every post someone from Hasbro makes. Enough with falling postrate in front of our Hasbro masters grateful for any morsel we get. It took us 30 years to learn about the Mysterions, it shouldn't take us another 30 to learn about why whole waves were showing up at some discount store or not at all.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2157601)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 10th, 2023 @ 1:00am CST
Red Kog is back at normal deluxe price at TrU:

https://www.toysrus.ca/fr/Transformers- ... 658A5.html

Blue Silverstreak is 31.47$:

https://www.toysrus.ca/fr/Transformers- ... 22A11.html

And that's it.
It's better than nothing.
Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2157630)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 10th, 2023 @ 4:14pm CST
The cheapest place to get the big Select Guardian Robot is at TFTOYS.CA
The preorder is 270$. Unfortunately, shipping is not free but it's not too expensive. Be warned that you MUST pay the TOTAL amount of the preorder upfront.

My previous cheapest option was at GameStop, live in store (not guaranteed) with the Edge Platinum card. Ignoring the fact that I'll have to pay this year's fee, even with the Edge discount, it's 6$ more expensive.

So despite the 20$ shipping fee, the fact that I pay just the federal tax AND that my preorder is secured makes TFTOY.CA the clear winner.

I'm glad I discovered that place!
Now, to wait until May...

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2157631)
Posted by william-james88 on March 10th, 2023 @ 5:36pm CST
Canada has been lagging behind releases as of late in their big box stores. While it is still not caught up, Walmart has had a reset which finally brought new figures to give some variety to shelves which saw no change for a year. That includes:

- The exclusive G1 retro Hot Rod and Starscream
- Studio Series Core Rumble, Laserbeak and Wheelie
- Studio Series Voyager Ironhide and Galvatron wave
- Studio Series Deluxe ROTB Airazor and Bumblebee
- Legacy Voyagers Inferno and Armada Starscream

Also, the same collectible store which got Metalhawk early also got Generation select Guardian Robot in stock now, which can be picked up locally or be shipped.

While that option is $299.99 CAD, there is a cheaper option at TFtoys.ca but that toy won't ship until May.

Also, Toysrus has a sale on two of their exclusives, Red Cog and Silverstreak

Red Cog: https://www.toysrus.ca/fr/Transformers- ... 658A5.html

Blue Silverstreak: https://www.toysrus.ca/fr/Transformers- ... 22A11.html

Also, the Leo Prime seen in the image below is a return.

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Re: Rundown of New Sightings in Canada Including new RED FIgures, Shadowstrip, Crasher and More (2157633)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 10th, 2023 @ 5:48pm CST
My local Laval Walmart is BAREBONE.

But there's that Cyberverse deluxe Arcee for only 9$ if anyone is in the area and still haven't gotten her.

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Also, Toys R Us Laval have 2 remaining Origin Bees at 18.50$.

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