Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com

Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com

Sunday, October 20th, 2019 1:30pm CDT

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Thanks to a heads up from fellow Seibertronian Solipsist we've learned that the G1 Walmart reissue of Optimus Prime has been marked down to $25.00! Many fans were turned off by this toy's high price tag and lack of a trailer. At this new price tag this is one reissue that's hard to pass up.

Click HERE or on the images below to head to Walmart and get your G1 Optimus today! Share your thoughts in the forum and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news.

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com


"Transformers: Vintage G1 Optimus Prime Collectible Figure:
Re-creation of the G1 Autobot Commander Optimus Prime figure -- vintage action figure for collectors and longtime fans of the Transformers universe
Reissued figure and packaging both inspired by the styling of the 1984 G1 release
Vintage decoration and sticker decals
Tech specs showing the capabilities of Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime, noble leader of the Autobots, fights for the freedom of all sentient beings
Includes: figure, 4 accessories, label sheet, and instructions.
Figure scale: 6 inches
Ages 8 and up"

Credit(s): Solipsist at Seibertron/Walmart.com


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Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2042474)
Posted by Quantum Surge on October 20th, 2019 @ 1:40pm CDT
Getting this and Beewun Prime together beats getting that two-pack from TakTom...that is if a Walmart has both at once.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2042475)
Posted by DeathReviews on October 20th, 2019 @ 1:42pm CDT
Behold Death's review of this figure - as if we hadn't seen this toy before!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV3ijr4DECc&t=70s
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2042504)
Posted by Emerje on October 21st, 2019 @ 12:05am CDT
Got one. The local ones never went lower than $35 before selling out, wasn't going to spend more than $25 since I already have this mold a bunch of times. Glad I waited!

Emerje
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2042515)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 21st, 2019 @ 4:32am CDT
A few weeks ago, I got mine on clearance at 35$CAN. That's around 25-ish US dollars.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2042734)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on October 22nd, 2019 @ 8:40pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:Thanks to a heads up from our own staff we have learned that the WalMart exclusive Transformers G1 reissue of the Constructicon giftset is back in stock at WalMart.com! The Constructicons came and went with some states seeing him only briefly last year, and others more recently on clearance only a few months ago. He's still listed at full price at $74.00US but if you were reluctant to take the plunge on this set and regretted missing it, here's your second chance. Just click HERE or any of the images below to head to WalMart.com and prepare to get devastated! Share your thoughts in the forum and as always stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!
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Woot! The G1 Constructicons were back in stock on Walmart.com this evening! I was finally able to order them. Should have them by Thursday! :D
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2042787)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on October 23rd, 2019 @ 3:35pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
STngAR wrote:Wasn't there a lot of QC issues with this set? :MAXIMAL:



If you dig many pages back, I asked that question because the Takara Encore "anime colored" version that I got was stable as a house of cards. But the Walmart one was confirmed to be rock solid.


Yeah, there don't seem to be any complaints about the QC on G1 Vintage series Devastator, in as far as structural integrity and functionality. However, there do seem to be some changes made to the mold and assembly for some figures, like molded details being less sharp and more shallow than before, pins being used instead of screws, the green plastic being a slightly different shade, etc.

What I find interesting is how Hasbro has chosen either to update figures or not. They obviously aren't using the G1 rub signs, but then there are some subtle things like extra paint apps on the Minibots, using the remolded Bumblebee head instead of the vintage visored one, whereas with other releases, they don't make any changes to the original toy's presentation when they easily could, like giving Optimus Prime or Soundwave their respective cartoon blue and red optics, instead of the toy yellow. Is there any rhyme or reason to it?
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2045759)
Posted by EmoTim on December 2nd, 2019 @ 8:20am CST
Walmart.com has the G1 Starscream reissue for $27.67 right now!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Transformers ... /987345462

Update @ 3:50pm EST - Now $24.67!!
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2045797)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 2nd, 2019 @ 5:10pm CST
I still never saw any G1 cassettes nor Soundwave at my local Walmart. At least there's still the minibots including lots of Bees.

BTW, Walmart.ca is bullcrap. Even when filtering the item by seeing sold by Walmart only, there's still lot of items at "Amazon" boosted prices. >:oP
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2045862)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 2nd, 2019 @ 11:05pm CST
I just got back from my local Walmart and it had a TON of Soundwaves. Like, so many they were piled up on top of each other right up to the underside of the next shelf above. There must have been at least 10 of them, when there were previously usually only ever 2 or 3 there at the most.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2045863)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 2nd, 2019 @ 11:09pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:I just got back from my local Walmart and it had a TON of Soundwaves. Like, so many they were piled up on top of each other right up to the underside of the next shelf above. There must have been at least 10 of them, when there were previously usually only ever 2 or 3 there at the most.


Last time I checked mine before Black Friday, tons of Cassette 2-packs. Surprising, really.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2045869)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on December 3rd, 2019 @ 1:04am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I just got back from my local Walmart and it had a TON of Soundwaves. Like, so many they were piled up on top of each other right up to the underside of the next shelf above. There must have been at least 10 of them, when there were previously usually only ever 2 or 3 there at the most.


Last time I checked mine before Black Friday, tons of Cassette 2-packs. Surprising, really.


Walmart's stock distribution is just utter chaotic bullshit, honestly. There's no rhyme or reason to it, and no one ever knows what's going on. I don't know how they continue to succeed by doing things so poorly.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2045875)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 3rd, 2019 @ 4:13am CST
All 7 of my area Walmarts have what can only be described as a 'shit ton' of Soundwaves and cassettes. I'm so very pissed I didn't wait for a clearance sale.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2045877)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 3rd, 2019 @ 4:43am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I just got back from my local Walmart and it had a TON of Soundwaves. Like, so many they were piled up on top of each other right up to the underside of the next shelf above. There must have been at least 10 of them, when there were previously usually only ever 2 or 3 there at the most.


Last time I checked mine before Black Friday, tons of Cassette 2-packs. Surprising, really.


Walmart's stock distribution is just utter chaotic bullshit, honestly. There's no rhyme or reason to it, and no one ever knows what's going on. I don't know how they continue to succeed by doing things so poorly.



LET'S TAKE ALL OF THE G1 TF COLLECTIBLES AND PUT THEM ALL IN 10 RANDOM STORES OUT OF 1000.

---Walmart executives, probably.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2047919)
Posted by Ironhidensh on December 28th, 2019 @ 7:53pm CST
Reports on twitter that Astrotrain is starting to show up in stores.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2047923)
Posted by william-james88 on December 28th, 2019 @ 8:46pm CST
The Walmart exclusive G1 Astrotrain reissue has been spotted at Walmart in the US. Like Soundwave and Optimus Prime, it is also $50 and comes in a gorgeous G1 box. They were found by Michael who found them at a Walmart in Farmingdale N.Y. It was the only one on the shelf. He posted it on Facebook and our fellow Seibertronian Lorekeeper sent this our way.

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If you find them at those prices in your area, please let other fans know in our boards right here.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2047927)
Posted by Emerje on December 28th, 2019 @ 9:01pm CST
Boooo! Would have possibly spent full price on sight if Astrotrain was in prototype/cartoon/box art colors, but as a standard reissue I can wait for the better price. Hopefully they bring back the mini cars so we'll have something else to look for.

Emerje
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2047933)
Posted by Lore Keeper on December 28th, 2019 @ 9:30pm CST
Emerje wrote:Boooo! Would have possibly spent full price on sight if Astrotrain was in prototype/cartoon/box art colors, but as a standard reissue I can wait for the better price. Hopefully they bring back the mini cars so we'll have something else to look for.

Emerje

His price is a 75% mark up from the original, accounting for inflation. The gap in original value/production cost and new pricing gets larger as these reissues go on. It's getting a bit absurd.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2047937)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 28th, 2019 @ 10:37pm CST
Is this the first time the original U.S. toy colors deco has ever gotten a reissue?
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2047938)
Posted by william-james88 on December 28th, 2019 @ 10:38pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Is this the first time the original U.S. toy colors deco has ever gotten a reissue?

Yes, that's what i heard.
Re: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Marked Down to Just $25 at Walmart.com (2047940)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 28th, 2019 @ 10:48pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Is this the first time the original U.S. toy colors deco has ever gotten a reissue?

Yes, that's what i heard.


No, there was a commemorative series reissue. It came years after the original line. I think it was an online exclusive.

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