Transformers G1 Reissues are Being Stocked in Walmart Stores

Transformers News: Transformers G1 Reissues are Being Stocked in Walmart Stores

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 10:49PM CDT

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Posted by: william-james88   Views: 12,314

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We have some great news for you Americans. While it did not seem likely at one point, with all G1 reissues being fond online only in the US for months (MONTHS!!), we have some definite proof that these Walmart exclusive reissues will indeed be found on Walmart shelves. According to some sightings from across the internet that is even already the case. Our own LordPrime99, who works at Walmart, sent us an image of cases that will be placed on shelves in two weeks. These are cases of G1 Starscream, who comes six per case. This is the same time that the Bumblebee movie figures should be found on the same shelves, adding to the 80s theme of that film.

Fans have been dying to see these appear in stores so if you do find them, let the community know through our forum where you can report for stores in your state.

LordPrime99 wrote:So I work at a Wal-Mart in arizona in the back unloading trucks, and one of the packages we received for the toy department was labeled TRA G1 STARSCREAM and according to the department label, it's set to be stocked in 2 weeks.


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Re: Transformers G1 Reissues are Being Stocked in Walmart Stores (1984945)
Posted by Regimus Prime on September 20th, 2018 @ 12:14am CDT
JOY :BOT:
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Posted by Dinobot-Snarl on September 20th, 2018 @ 5:38am CDT
So happy to hear this for our neighbors to the south. It has been a tough few weeks. Patience pays off. :APPLAUSE:
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Posted by Rodimus Knight on September 20th, 2018 @ 7:12am CDT
Walmart exec: It seems like no one is buying the G! toys we stocked in stores. We must have mis-interpreted the want.

Walmart Stock person: Um sir I think it's because we inferred that it would only be available online, most of the people who wanted it were ordering it on-line and very few need them now in store.

Walmart exec: I guess people really don't want these G1 reissues.
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Posted by o.supreme on September 20th, 2018 @ 10:00am CDT
So basically, any of these items spotted on a toy shelf at walmart prior to October 1 is a result of employees not paying attention or not caring...It would be interesting to see what percentage of stores follow the direction. Surprisingly I think WM is starting to take a small chance on higher price point toys in the absence of TRU, most notably the Marvel Legends Infinity Gauntlet that sells for $99, I've seen a number of them at walmart lately.

How much is the Devastator set retailing for? I may get that if I see one, and can put it on layaway. ;)
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Posted by william-james88 on September 20th, 2018 @ 10:05am CDT
o.supreme wrote:So basically, any of these items spotted on a toy shelf at walmart prior to October 1 is a result of employees not paying attention or not caring...It would be interesting to see what percentage of stores follow the direction. Surprisingly I think WM is starting to take a small chance on higher price point toys in the absence of TRU, most notably the Marvel Legends Infinity Gauntlet that sells for $99, I've seen a number of them at walmart lately.

How much is the Devastator set retailing for? I may get that if I see one, and can put it on layaway. ;)

75 $ USD

And yeah, that infinite gauntlet is a great example of something I would have only expected on shelves at TRU
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Posted by o.supreme on September 20th, 2018 @ 10:31am CDT
william-james88 wrote:And yeah, that infinity gauntlet is a great example of something I would have only expected on shelves at TRU


The sad part is, possibly as some WM exec may fear, being a high-end collectible, they don't seem to be selling well, (most collectors that wanted these probably got them online) especially since the "kiddie" $20 gauntlet is right next to it. I saw one store with a shelfspace for Thor's Hammer, but haven't actually seen any in the store.

I *hope* the classics sell well. I don't plan to go all out on them like I did back in 2002 with the TRU ones, no way to get those all back again. But I'd be down for more original series combiner box sets, many of which have not been re-released (Stuntacons, Protectabots, Technobots etc...)
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Posted by zatara1701 on September 21st, 2018 @ 2:06pm CDT
Look what i just found!!!
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Posted by zatara1701 on September 21st, 2018 @ 2:07pm CDT
Not sure if there is a delay, but I posted this on FB too...I'm in Spring, TX... the Louetta and 45 location, its $29.98
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Posted by william-james88 on September 21st, 2018 @ 2:18pm CDT
zatara1701 wrote:Look what i just found!!!

Where exactly?
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Posted by o.supreme on September 21st, 2018 @ 2:23pm CDT
As much of a fan I am of the original series, these Walmart reissues just don't spark that same level of excitement that the commemorative series at TRU did for me back in 2001/02. Of course it's nice to see a few different ones, such as Devastator, which i might still get depending on how easy it is to obtain...
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Posted by zatara1701 on September 21st, 2018 @ 2:58pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
zatara1701 wrote:Look what i just found!!!

Where exactly?


The toy aisle...lol

Spring, TX ....North side of Houston.

No front page yet? Lol
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Posted by william-james88 on September 21st, 2018 @ 3:19pm CDT
zatara1701 wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
zatara1701 wrote:Look what i just found!!!

Where exactly?


The toy aisle...lol

Spring, TX ....North side of Houston.

No front page yet? Lol

Can you please give us some time. Everyone here is a volunteer with day jobs. It will be up in the evening or tomorrow.
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Posted by william-james88 on September 21st, 2018 @ 10:59pm CDT
We recently poste that the G1 reissues were going to appear in stores soon, with Starsream already being found. Well now Hot Rod and Devastator have been found at Walmart too. Ryan on Facebook spotted Devastator in California while zatara1701 found Hot Rod in Spring, Texas, north side of Houston. Devastator is 74$ while Hot Rod is around $30. And yes, both are packaged backwards. We still have yet to see the Minibots in stores but that will most probably change soon since if one of the price points would be stocked at Walmart, it would be the smallest one.

If you find the G1 reissues near you, please let other fans know through our sightings section and sightings forum where you can report by state.

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Posted by Wolfman Jake on September 21st, 2018 @ 11:38pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:And yes, both are packaged backwards.


Come again? :???:
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Posted by Black Bumblebee on September 21st, 2018 @ 11:40pm CDT
Can't wait for the minibots. Those are what I'm most excited about. Already have the updated Starscream from when he came out in Japan. Devie and Hot Rod aren't really improvements on the originals. The minibots, though, those are improvements I don't have.
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Posted by MeGrimlockKing2018 on September 22nd, 2018 @ 1:41am CDT
Uh Hot Rod and Devastator ARE the originals just re-issued
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Posted by Amelie on September 22nd, 2018 @ 2:34am CDT
Can someone hook me up with Bumblebee? The eBay prices for the UK are sometimes crazy.... :(
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Posted by ZeroWolf on September 22nd, 2018 @ 2:40am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:And yes, both are packaged backwards.


Come again? :???:

The vehicles are facing the wrong way in the box.
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Posted by Amelie on September 22nd, 2018 @ 3:15am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:The vehicles are facing the wrong way in the box.


You shouldn't be able to see Hotrod's guns in the box and you should be able to see ALL the Constructicons at once.
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Posted by Emerje on September 22nd, 2018 @ 6:35am CDT
MeGrimlockKing2018 wrote:Uh Hot Rod and Devastator ARE the originals just re-issued

There are some minor differences. The Constructicons have had their springs removed, Hot Rod is the original mold with the Targetmaster chest sticker, and both feature a new rubsign that doesn't change color, it just reveals the faction symbol.

Emerje

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