Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website

Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website

Friday, November 17th, 2017 11:47pm CST

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Following the recent trend of Transformers metal signs at Hobby Lobby, a couple more have been listed for sale on their website! Thanks to a tip from Seibertron fan Tracy on facebook, we now know that metal signs featuring Optimus Prime and Bumblebee (both of which were spotted in-store last month), and then a never before seen Optimus Prime metal light switch cover, are now for sale online.

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs found at Hobby Lobby

While several of these TF signs have been spotted at various Hobby Lobby stores across the country, (even by yours truly) few, if any, have been seen listed on their website. You were mostly limited to the luck of the draw with Hobby Lobby distribution and occasionally, rarely, spotting one. So take this opportunity to snag one if you want!

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs found at Hobby Lobby

Hobby lobby is also running a 50% off sale off all metal signs and decorations, making this deal even sweeter! Check out the products' listings on the Hobby Lobby website here.


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Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1922367)
Posted by BumbleDouche on November 18th, 2017 @ 3:30am CST
Now those are some weird, niche market products right there. If you need your entire house, right down to the individual light switch covers all branded with Transformers, you really know what it's like to experience 1st world problems lol
Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1922400)
Posted by Kyleor on November 18th, 2017 @ 9:04am CST
BumbleDouche wrote:Now those are some weird, niche market products right there. If you need your entire house, right down to the individual light switch covers all branded with Transformers, you really know what it's like to experience 1st world problems lol


Or if you're setting up a Transformers themed 'man cave' :D
Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1945648)
Posted by Qwan on March 11th, 2018 @ 11:41pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronian xRotorstormx has alerted us to the recent availability in Hobby Lobby stores of a large wooden sign, prominently featuring a Generation 1-style image of Optimus Prime! The sign measures in at roughly 1x2 feet in size ( 15 1/2" by 23 13/16" to be precise), and while the price in physical stores is currently unknown, it's also available online from Hobby Lobby's website for a rather thrifty $17.49.

Why is the price so low on that, you may well ask? The answer ties into our second piece of news - it appears that Hobby Lobby is currently running some form of sale on a couple of their Transformers-themed items. Both this sign, and an also-available metal sign featuring six iconic characters (Optimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave), are reduced to 50% of their usual price - that's why the usually-$35 wooden sign is down to a little over 17 dollars. The sale is described as "Select Group of Home Accents Always 50% off the Marked Price*" (there's no matching asterisk elsewhere on the page) so it's a little unclear when or if the sale will end, or even whether the same applies in actual stores.

Check out the sighting image below as well as images of the two currently-on-sale items from Hobby Lobby's website! If you were looking for more Transformers-themed items from them, the website is also still stocking the embossed tin Optimus Prime and Bumblebee signs, previously reported on here, and which can be found with a search for "Transformers" on their website. Share your thoughts below in the Energon Pub, and as always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for any Transformers news, collectable or otherwise!

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Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1945663)
Posted by Blackstreak on March 12th, 2018 @ 3:55am CDT
I've had one of those for a couple months already. A friend of mine saw it and picked it up as a birthday gift for me (or was it Christmas?). Pretty cool I think. :-D
Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1945669)
Posted by ScottyP on March 12th, 2018 @ 7:22am CDT
Which ancient civilization used wooden carvings of Optimus Prime again?
Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1945672)
Posted by Kyleor on March 12th, 2018 @ 7:30am CDT
It's $17.50 in store according to the price tag on it...
Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1945700)
Posted by Cyrano on March 12th, 2018 @ 10:50am CDT
Qwan wrote:Why is the price so low on that, you may well ask? The answer ties into our second piece of news - it appears that Hobby Lobby is currently running some form of sale on a couple of their Transformers-themed items. Both this sign, and an also-available metal sign featuring six iconic characters (Optimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave), are reduced to 50% of their usual price - that's why the usually-$35 wooden sign is down to a little over 17 dollars. The sale is described as "Select Group of Home Accents Always 50% off the Marked Price*" (there's no matching asterisk elsewhere on the page) so it's a little unclear when or if the sale will end, or even whether the same applies in actual stores.


The item isn’t actually on sale and the price isn’t low.

“Always 50% off” means exactly that. The product is never actually sold at “full” price. It’s a scheme Hobby Lobby has been doing for years and been taken to court over more than once. It tricks the consumer into thinking they’re getting a sweet deal. A very dishonest business model.

A settled suit from New York in 2014:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hobby-lobby-false-advertising-settlement-20140612-story.html

A class action suit in California last year:
https://www.classaction.org/blog/new-class-action-claims-hobby-lobby-advertises-fictitious-discount-prices

Also, does it bug anyone else that the closeup of Prime’s left arm has a little dashed line leading to his right arm on the full body illustration? I can’t unsee it, gah.
Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1945709)
Posted by dragons on March 12th, 2018 @ 12:09pm CDT
Cyrano wrote:
Qwan wrote:Why is the price so low on that, you may well ask? The answer ties into our second piece of news - it appears that Hobby Lobby is currently running some form of sale on a couple of their Transformers-themed items. Both this sign, and an also-available metal sign featuring six iconic characters (Optimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave), are reduced to 50% of their usual price - that's why the usually-$35 wooden sign is down to a little over 17 dollars. The sale is described as "Select Group of Home Accents Always 50% off the Marked Price*" (there's no matching asterisk elsewhere on the page) so it's a little unclear when or if the sale will end, or even whether the same applies in actual stores.


The item isn’t actually on sale and the price isn’t low.

“Always 50% off” means exactly that. The product is never actually sold at “full” price. It’s a scheme Hobby Lobby has been doing for years and been taken to court over more than once. It tricks the consumer into thinking they’re getting a sweet deal. A very dishonest business model.

A settled suit from New York in 2014:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hobby-lobby-false-advertising-settlement-20140612-story.html

A class action suit in California last year:
https://www.classaction.org/blog/new-class-action-claims-hobby-lobby-advertises-fictitious-discount-prices

Also, does it bug anyone else that the closeup of Prime’s left arm has a little dashed line leading to his right arm on the full body illustration? I can’t unsee it, gah.



It's like that with his whole body
Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1945820)
Posted by Qwan on March 12th, 2018 @ 9:20pm CDT
Cyrano wrote:
Qwan wrote:Why is the price so low on that, you may well ask? The answer ties into our second piece of news - it appears that Hobby Lobby is currently running some form of sale on a couple of their Transformers-themed items. Both this sign, and an also-available metal sign featuring six iconic characters (Optimus, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Megatron, Starscream and Soundwave), are reduced to 50% of their usual price - that's why the usually-$35 wooden sign is down to a little over 17 dollars. The sale is described as "Select Group of Home Accents Always 50% off the Marked Price*" (there's no matching asterisk elsewhere on the page) so it's a little unclear when or if the sale will end, or even whether the same applies in actual stores.


The item isn’t actually on sale and the price isn’t low.

“Always 50% off” means exactly that. The product is never actually sold at “full” price. It’s a scheme Hobby Lobby has been doing for years and been taken to court over more than once. It tricks the consumer into thinking they’re getting a sweet deal. A very dishonest business model.

A settled suit from New York in 2014:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hobby-lobby-false-advertising-settlement-20140612-story.html

A class action suit in California last year:
https://www.classaction.org/blog/new-class-action-claims-hobby-lobby-advertises-fictitious-discount-prices

Also, does it bug anyone else that the closeup of Prime’s left arm has a little dashed line leading to his right arm on the full body illustration? I can’t unsee it, gah.


Well, dang. Interesting to know! It's definitely hard to tell what they mean from the site alone; I guess their meaning is that obtuse on purpose after all.
Re: Transformers Embossed Tin Signs, Light switch Cover listed on Hobby Lobby Website (1945921)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on March 13th, 2018 @ 1:02pm CDT
Eh, I'd rather not give my money to the place that was, no joke, funding ISIS by purchasing illegally smuggled artifacts for their Bible Museum, even if the item is Transformers-themed.

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