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Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 4:48AM CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Cyrano, we have word that Hasbro Toy Shop now has sought-after Power of the Primes Voyager class figures Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr in-stock! We also reported a few days ago that HTS was having a sale of a 20% discount plus free shipping. Well, thanks to Cyrano's tip and our news story, we can report that the discount works on these two, making them just $20 each, and they'll ship free (though there is still sales tax)! If you've been hunting them in the wild, click on the pictures below to be taken to their individual pages and enjoy getting them from the comfort of your own home.

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop


Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945852)
Posted by steve2275 on March 13th, 2018 @ 4:58am CDT
both elita and hun) look great
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945853)
Posted by Qwan on March 13th, 2018 @ 5:03am CDT
Heuuuuungh, now I finally comprehend the pain of Australian living. Even taking into account the addition of sales tax, that price comes out to less than a PotP Deluxe would cost me anywhere in this country.

(I usually try not to exclusively complain in my posts, but when I'm already really really excited to pick up Elita-1 and know I'll have to wait another couple months, every tiny jab hurts just that little bit more... :P )
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945854)
Posted by Sjeng on March 13th, 2018 @ 5:06am CDT
My Elita-1 has black glossy feet, not peach! (And I had to pay €40 for both of these :( )
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945857)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 13th, 2018 @ 5:30am CDT
Sjeng wrote:My Elita-1 has black glossy feet, not peach! (And I had to pay €40 for both of these :( )


I wonder when the decision was made to change Elita Infin1te's feet from peach to black. I think she'd look better with the peach feet, tbh.

Qwan wrote:Heuuuuungh, now I finally comprehend the pain of Australian living. Even taking into account the addition of sales tax, that price comes out to less than a PotP Deluxe would cost me anywhere in this country.

(I usually try not to exclusively complain in my posts, but when I'm already really really excited to pick up Elita-1 and know I'll have to wait another couple months, every tiny jab hurts just that little bit more... :P )


Wanna feel really frustrated? I literally found and bought these two figures at my local Walmart (2 miles away) not an hour before I saw them on HTS, and now I have to wait until they're shipped so I can decide on which of the figures to keep in package and which to return. The agony of choice.... :-(

Please don't kill me
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945860)
Posted by nycPrime on March 13th, 2018 @ 6:40am CDT
How is it that HTS is already sold out of both?
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945862)
Posted by DeathReviews on March 13th, 2018 @ 6:59am CDT
Yeah, that didn't take long, did it? But that's not OOC for HasbroToyShop.com. Here today, gone tomorrow, back once everyone else has found one already....

Luckily, my minions found some in store, so we didn't get shut out from this quick depletion...
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945865)
Posted by Relic0037 on March 13th, 2018 @ 7:12am CDT
Everything on HTS seems like it's blink & you miss it, at least for Exclusives & the highly sought after new releases.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945886)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on March 13th, 2018 @ 9:19am CDT
I really wish that Hasbro would run their own online store, rather than contracting through someone else. Kind of defeats the point of buying from "Hasbro Toy Shop" when you still aren't buying direct. I wonder if TRU going under might spur Hasbro and Mattel to launch outlet stores...
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945899)
Posted by o.supreme on March 13th, 2018 @ 10:36am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I just sent a customer service e-mail to HTS. There has to be a better way. There is no way to know if an item is in stock or not other than checking daily. Even if you log in, and put them in your "wish list" there is no notification that I am aware of... :BANG_HEAD: . (I just noticed the wave 1 prime masters were still on my list, I happened to purchase them in late Jan, but received no notification they were ever in stock...) If PotP Hun-Gurr appears before end of month, and I miss an opportunity to get it at 20% off, I'll be ticked...



AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

I mean I know TF fans are dedicated. But I really question how many of these they had if they all sold between 2-4am (PDT), which I know would be 5-7am EDT, but still...

I hate you HTS..........
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945928)
Posted by o.supreme on March 13th, 2018 @ 1:41pm CDT
ok so earlier when I checked they had everything PotP in stock except Elita-1 & Hun-Gurr. Now when I check they have nothing in stock for PotP. I mean I have all the ones I want so far except Hun-Gurr...but is it just HTS being glitch again, or are they really completely wiped out?
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945929)
Posted by nycPrime on March 13th, 2018 @ 1:43pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
o.supreme wrote:I just sent a customer service e-mail to HTS. There has to be a better way. There is no way to know if an item is in stock or not other than checking daily. Even if you log in, and put them in your "wish list" there is no notification that I am aware of... :BANG_HEAD: . (I just noticed the wave 1 prime masters were still on my list, I happened to purchase them in late Jan, but received no notification they were ever in stock...) If PotP Hun-Gurr appears before end of month, and I miss an opportunity to get it at 20% off, I'll be ticked...



AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

I mean I know TF fans are dedicated. But I really question how many of these they had if they all sold between 2-4am (PDT), which I know would be 5-7am EDT, but still...

I hate you HTS..........

It's terrible how those sold out before 8am. Either they had very low inventory, or the scalpers cleaned up. Absolutely terrible either way.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945936)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 13th, 2018 @ 2:01pm CDT
Scalpers are obviously having a field day with these 2, HTS really needs to do back orders or something cause this is complete crap.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945939)
Posted by Rated X on March 13th, 2018 @ 2:17pm CDT
I want pink feet for my elita combiner. Mine came with black feet (tfsource) Can anyone confirm that the pink feet actually exist ? Or is that just the promotional art and the color got changed in production?
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945943)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 13th, 2018 @ 2:30pm CDT
Great news. The feet ARE pink... just under black paint now. You can use 90+% alcohol to remove the paint. That's exactly what I'm doing ... as soon as I find one. sigh.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945964)
Posted by DeathReviews on March 13th, 2018 @ 3:28pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Great news. The feet ARE pink... just under black paint now. You can use 90+% alcohol to remove the paint. That's exactly what I'm doing ... as soon as I find one. sigh.



The one my minions found in store has da peach feet. No black paint to remove...
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945968)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 13th, 2018 @ 3:40pm CDT
That's great news!! And wow... like... I need some minions.

Thanks for the heads up. That will free up a weekend for doing some OTHER custom project besides pink feet. :-D
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1945969)
Posted by hushed on March 13th, 2018 @ 3:44pm CDT
The Amazon Starscream got down to $16.17 as far as I can tell. It was going down a few cents at a time (a few time an hour I think) since this past weekend.

It is now back up to $16.55 since it got down to $16.17 this morning. For those who are interested, this might be the time to get it discounted.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946012)
Posted by X3ROhour on March 13th, 2018 @ 6:06pm CDT
Once again...

THESE WEAPONS SUK SO VERY, VERY HARD!!!
:HEADHURTS:

Bounti76 wrote:Image

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946110)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 14th, 2018 @ 9:53am CDT
Yeah, I get where you are coming from. The pistols are way too small, and the feet look less like girl feet and more like monster feet.

Maybe a third party will make us some Victorion style feet in pink.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946120)
Posted by o.supreme on March 14th, 2018 @ 11:18am CDT
Well I got a response from HTS. It was everything I would expect, from a bot or monkey. Not sure if it was an actual human responding:

Hello,
We apologize, but no, we don’t have a notification procedure for our consumers when items go into stock.

Thank you for shopping with us and have a nice day.


:APPLAUSE: That's nice and all...but I guess I really wont be doing any shopping if they don't have anything in stock for more than 2 hours in the middle of the FREAKIN NIGHT!

Oh and I love that they want you to review products. Now I was one of the fortunate ones that did snag TR Ramhorn because he was available for slightly more then 2 hours in the middle of the day, I'm sure you are all enjoying my quite extensive review of him right now, weighing it in the balance if you want to purchase this item or not... :roll:
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946130)
Posted by Relic0037 on March 14th, 2018 @ 12:17pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Well I got a response from HTS. It was everything I would expect, from a bot or monkey. Not sure if it was an actual human responding:

Hello,
We apologize, but no, we don’t have a notification procedure for our consumers when items go into stock.

Thank you for shopping with us and have a nice day.


:APPLAUSE: That's nice and all...but I guess I really wont be doing any shopping if they don't have anything in stock for more than 2 hours in the middle of the FREAKIN NIGHT!

Oh and I love that they want you to review products. Now I was one of the fortunate ones that did snag TR Ramhorn because he was available for slightly more then 2 hours in the middle of the day, I'm sure you are all enjoying my quite extensive review of him right now, weighing it in the balance if you want to purchase this item or not... :roll:


That doesn't tick me off as much as when you have to luck out & be online at whatever random time they put exclusives on sale in the afternoon that sell out in 10 minutes. I was fortunate to get 2 out of the 3 I wanted last year, but still kinda bummed out that I missed out on Primitive Optimus.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946131)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2018 @ 12:32pm CDT
Z3ROhour wrote:Once again...

THESE WEAPONS SUK SO VERY, VERY HARD!!!
:HEADHURTS:
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I get where you are coming from. The pistols are way too small,
They're actually supposed to be her shoulder spikes, like the ones she had in the cartoon that were akin to Optimus's shoulder smokestacks.

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946133)
Posted by Sparkimus Prime on March 14th, 2018 @ 1:17pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Well I got a response from HTS. It was everything I would expect, from a bot or monkey. Not sure if it was an actual human responding:

Hello,
We apologize, but no, we don’t have a notification procedure for our consumers when items go into stock.

Thank you for shopping with us and have a nice day.


:APPLAUSE: That's nice and all...but I guess I really wont be doing any shopping if they don't have anything in stock for more than 2 hours in the middle of the FREAKIN NIGHT!

Oh and I love that they want you to review products. Now I was one of the fortunate ones that did snag TR Ramhorn because he was available for slightly more then 2 hours in the middle of the day, I'm sure you are all enjoying my quite extensive review of him right now, weighing it in the balance if you want to purchase this item or not... :roll:


Well if you look now on HTS Elita and Hun Gurr aren't just out of stock, they actually deleted them off the site. Even POTP Grimlock is still there, even though he's been out of stock for ages. They have the inmates running the asylum over there I think.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946134)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 14th, 2018 @ 1:18pm CDT
ok. Thanks sincerely for the note about the little blasters being for her shoulders. Cheers!
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946155)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2018 @ 3:16pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:ok. Thanks sincerely for the note about the little blasters being for her shoulders. Cheers!
Yeah, I got the feeling that the original animators might have wanted to make Optimus's female Autobot Leader counterpart have something from his design to serve as a visual representation of her leadership position, and so chose to give Elita One her own "shoulder stacks" like the ones Prime had. 8-)
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946218)
Posted by hailhydra on March 14th, 2018 @ 8:54pm CDT
I have tried to click on links and they don't access any of the toys listed.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946220)
Posted by Qwan on March 14th, 2018 @ 8:59pm CDT
hailhydra wrote:I have tried to click on links and they don't access any of the toys listed.

Yeah, it seems like Hasbro Toy Shop deleted the listings after they sold out. Who knows what the idea was behind that, but for the time being you apparently can't even find 'em on HTS, let alone buy them there.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946265)
Posted by X3ROhour on March 15th, 2018 @ 2:39am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Z3ROhour wrote:Once again...

THESE WEAPONS SUK SO VERY, VERY HARD!!!
:HEADHURTS:
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I get where you are coming from. The pistols are way too small,
They're actually supposed to be her shoulder spikes, like the ones she had in the cartoon that were akin to Optimus's shoulder smokestacks.

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Oh! Okay! Now, that makes sense.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946453)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 15th, 2018 @ 11:26pm CDT
As many of us know, the tail-end releases of lines can often be hard to non-existent to find in big-box retail stores; think Combiner Wars Sky Lynx; Thrilling 30 Arcee and Chromia; and Titans Return Overlord. While these figures elude many shelves at Walmart, Target and Toys R Us (RIP :-( ), they often find their way to discount chains like Marshalls and TJMaxx. Case in point? Titans Return Slugslinger and the rest/repacks of the Wave 6 assortment have found their way to Ross! This particular sighting comes to us from the Ross store located in West Bountiful, Utah, courtesy of yours truly. Priced at just $7.99 (!), I found two of Slugslinger as well as one each of Hot Rod and Hardhead.

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Have you seen any hard to find figures out and about at your discount chains? Please let us know, and as always, post away in your local sightings forum to help fellow local collectors out.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946454)
Posted by LevelRage on March 15th, 2018 @ 11:36pm CDT
Guess I'll be checking my local Ross' in a few days then. Not sure if I'll pick any up though.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946455)
Posted by The_Bob81 on March 15th, 2018 @ 11:39pm CDT
Wave 6 found at Ross but wave 5 never sighted within 60 miles of me at any store
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946459)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 16th, 2018 @ 12:03am CDT
The_Bob81 wrote:Wave 6 found at Ross but wave 5 never sighted within 60 miles of me at any store



I never saw Wave 5 anywhere at all except online.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946467)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on March 16th, 2018 @ 3:42am CDT
Yeah, wave 5 is the hard one to find. Wave 6 was easy to find at Walmart.

But of course Misfire is my favorite so as usual I get boned. If Misfire was in wave 1 then wave 1 would have been impossible to find. :-(
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946474)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on March 16th, 2018 @ 5:21am CDT
The only one I found from wave 6 was Slugslinger. I couldn't find Overlord or Misfire. Heck, even on Amazon I don't remember Misfire being under $25 :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946478)
Posted by Randomhero on March 16th, 2018 @ 6:03am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
The_Bob81 wrote:Wave 6 found at Ross but wave 5 never sighted within 60 miles of me at any store



I never saw Wave 5 anywhere at all except online.



Yeah I never saw anything passed wave 4 and I have 8 Walmart’s and 7 Targets and 2 toysrus around me. Ended up just going online for the rest except Windblade and just got the Legends version this week. Gotta say I’m pretty impressed with her.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946482)
Posted by X3ROhour on March 16th, 2018 @ 6:44am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
The_Bob81 wrote:Wave 6 found at Ross but wave 5 never sighted within 60 miles of me at any store



I never saw Wave 5 anywhere at all except online.

me 2
& im an avid hunter.

:HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946492)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on March 16th, 2018 @ 7:27am CDT
So if wave 5 never hit stores & they're not even hitting Ross, WHERE THE HELL DID THEY ALL GO???



BATTLEMASTER IIC wrote:The only one I found from wave 6 was Slugslinger. I couldn't find Overlord or Misfire. Heck, even on Amazon I don't remember Misfire being under $25 :BANG_HEAD:


I got my 2 Misfires off Amazon for $19.99 each when they were first released. I bought the 2nd for a custom & to get free shipping.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946508)
Posted by o.supreme on March 16th, 2018 @ 9:22am CDT
Aimless Misfire wrote:So if wave 5 never hit stores & they're not even hitting Ross, WHERE THE HELL DID THEY ALL GO???


Purchased by scalpers from online sites like TFSource & BBTS, and now found on eBay and Amazon for ridiculous prices.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946518)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on March 16th, 2018 @ 10:27am CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Aimless Misfire wrote:So if wave 5 never hit stores & they're not even hitting Ross, WHERE THE HELL DID THEY ALL GO???


Purchased by scalpers from online sites like TFSource & BBTS, and now found on eBay and Amazon for ridiculous prices.


Ok, say places like TFSource & BBTS ordered the usual amount they do for every wave. But places like Walmart & Toys R Us didn't order any. Does that mean Hasbro didn't produce as much of that wave? Or does it mean all the cases that Walmart & Toys R Us would normally get are still out there somewhere?

How does distribution work when a huge store like Walmart totally skips over a wave?
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946522)
Posted by o.supreme on March 16th, 2018 @ 10:38am CDT
I'm inclined to think there was just way less produced in this wave. Apparently a few Targets & Walmarts in the U.S. did get them if the sightings section is accurate, but they were few and far between. In other places such as Canada and Asian markets, these items were not in short supply, so either they produced more for those markets, or yes, there are a ton of figures just sitting in a warehouse somewhere. If that were the case though, one would think they would have shown up at Ross/TJMaxx and the like a while ago. Of course the same thing happened with Kre-o. I had to really hunt for the last few Kreon Transformers figs. I even called Hasbro customer service to ask why these toys were being sold in Canada, Brazil, and Asian markets and NOT in the United States, and nobody could give a definitive answer.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946525)
Posted by Randomhero on March 16th, 2018 @ 11:11am CDT
Aimless Misfire wrote:
o.supreme wrote:
Aimless Misfire wrote:So if wave 5 never hit stores & they're not even hitting Ross, WHERE THE HELL DID THEY ALL GO???


Purchased by scalpers from online sites like TFSource & BBTS, and now found on eBay and Amazon for ridiculous prices.


Ok, say places like TFSource & BBTS ordered the usual amount they do for every wave. But places like Walmart & Toys R Us didn't order any. Does that mean Hasbro didn't produce as much of that wave? Or does it mean all the cases that Walmart & Toys R Us would normally get are still out there somewhere?

How does distribution work when a huge store like Walmart totally skips over a wave?



That’s not how it works. I work in retail and deal with Walmart’s and targets and such. A lot of times stores don’t order certain franchises when they’re sitting heavy on other franchises. If a store is sitting on pallets and pallets of nerf guns they won’t order other stuff still their backstock is gone no matter how empty transformers are or something else.

Now with Star Wars back in full force and marvel having a movie out every fall spring and summer they’re sitting on tons of that. Star Wars especially. I had a Walmart I had as an account and I heard them say flat “don’t order anymore toys until we burn through our nerf and Star Wars backstock.

Late waves like wave 6 end up in discount stores because they sit in Hasbro a warehouse and they dump them off on Ross and TJ maxx and marshals at cost just to get rid of them or they do big sales on the Hasbro store.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946529)
Posted by nycPrime on March 16th, 2018 @ 11:21am CDT
Randomhero wrote:That’s not how it works. I work in retail and deal with Walmart’s and targets and such. A lot of times stores don’t order certain franchises when they’re sitting heavy on other franchises. If a store is sitting on pallets and pallets of nerf guns they won’t order other stuff still their backstock is gone no matter how empty transformers are or something else.

Now with Star Wars back in full force and marvel having a movie out every fall spring and summer they’re sitting on tons of that. Star Wars especially. I had a Walmart I had as an account and I heard them say flat “don’t order anymore toys until we burn through our nerf and Star Wars backstock.

Late waves like wave 6 end up in discount stores because they sit in Hasbro a warehouse and they dump them off on Ross and TJ maxx and marshals at cost just to get rid of them or they do big sales on the Hasbro store.

I appreciate that insight. What this tells me is that Hasbro needs to get more involved in, or improve, the distribution of its toys. Maybe it needs to rethink everything, but something has to give. It is a major problem if there are products that its customers want, and Hasbro can't deliver that product because it's sitting in a warehouse. That just shouldn't happen. And with TRU going out of business, now is a great time for Hasbro to rethink through its strategy and figure out how to best get its products into the hands of its paying customers.

I'm sure the solution is much more complicated than anything I can come up with, but a great start would be to revamp its online store. It should make everything it sells available online, and you should be able to tell if something is in stock without clicking into the product page, for starters. I'm sure there are a ton of other suggestions we can easily come up with for the site.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946530)
Posted by o.supreme on March 16th, 2018 @ 11:30am CDT
I believe that is part of why Hasbro is rebranding Transformers and many of its other brands presumably *every year*. Instead of a particular line such as CW or TR that lasts 18 months-2 years, they will be rebranding every year. Presumably the toys may not change that much (The beginning of the next line may have toys intended for PotP...) we can only hope. Still, one would think, even if walmart decided to hold off on purchasing any toys, Hasbro still would have produced them...we did not see them at discount, so where'd they all go? is still a valid question...unless truly they did not produce as many for TR deluxe wave 5
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946531)
Posted by Randomhero on March 16th, 2018 @ 11:32am CDT
nycPrime wrote:
Randomhero wrote:That’s not how it works. I work in retail and deal with Walmart’s and targets and such. A lot of times stores don’t order certain franchises when they’re sitting heavy on other franchises. If a store is sitting on pallets and pallets of nerf guns they won’t order other stuff still their backstock is gone no matter how empty transformers are or something else.

Now with Star Wars back in full force and marvel having a movie out every fall spring and summer they’re sitting on tons of that. Star Wars especially. I had a Walmart I had as an account and I heard them say flat “don’t order anymore toys until we burn through our nerf and Star Wars backstock.

Late waves like wave 6 end up in discount stores because they sit in Hasbro a warehouse and they dump them off on Ross and TJ maxx and marshals at cost just to get rid of them or they do big sales on the Hasbro store.

I appreciate that insight. What this tells me is that Hasbro needs to get more involved in, or improve, the distribution of its toys. Maybe it needs to rethink everything, but something has to give. It is a major problem if there are products that its customers want, and Hasbro can't deliver that product because it's sitting in a warehouse. That just shouldn't happen. And with TRU going out of business, now is a great time for Hasbro to rethink through its strategy and figure out how to best get its products into the hands of its paying customers.

I'm sure the solution is much more complicated than anything I can come up with, but a great start would be to revamp its online store. It should make everything it sells available online, and you should be able to tell if something is in stock without clicking into the product page, for starters. I'm sure there are a ton of other suggestions we can easily come up with for the site.


Well they can’t. Just like with my company places like Walmart’s targets and all they are their customers and they deserve to be treated as such and in the end Hasbro makes most of that stuff so it’s not like they’re hurting when a store has a warehouse of Star Wars and marvel toys because people want that more than transformers. That’s just fact
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946560)
Posted by Etseterrestrial on March 16th, 2018 @ 2:01pm CDT
Good thing the closest Ross to me is 219 miles away.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946561)
Posted by Sparkimus Prime on March 16th, 2018 @ 2:03pm CDT
Etseterrestrial wrote:Good thing the closest Ross to me is 219 miles away.


The Ross where I am never has anything, don't feel bad. The only time I saw anything was a single g2 boxset for menasor.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946585)
Posted by Relic0037 on March 16th, 2018 @ 6:21pm CDT
Amazon.com has POTP Rippersnapper for only $16.99 right now. This looks like one of the first of the Wave 2 figures I've seen on there not being sold by scalpers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B072MZ21 ... ref=plSrch?tag=seibertron07-20&
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946586)
Posted by nycPrime on March 16th, 2018 @ 6:23pm CDT
Relic0037 wrote:Amazon.com has POTP Rippersnapper for only $16.99 right now. This looks like one of the first of the Wave 2 figures I've seen on there not being sold by scalpers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B072MZ21 ... ref=plSrch?tag=seibertron07-20&

Nah all of wave 2 was available earlier in the week. I only ordered the Dinobots, and it's arriving on Monday.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946587)
Posted by highburn on March 16th, 2018 @ 6:30pm CDT
So let me help with something. I used to be an Operations Manager for a big box retail chain. Most stores, have the wave in a system by its SKU. The SKU is usually keyed to auto replenish when stock hits 1.

Lets use POWER OF THE PRIMES Starscream as an example: Most of us thinks the figure sucks...the store gets the initial shelf stock an a refill usually. So we now have 6 Starscreams sitting on a shelf because everyone wanted Grimlock. We have to wait until there is 1 left for it to trigger the auto order of the new wave. Then we get all the Elita’s and Hungrrs everyone wants, and we clean the shelf fast. Usually an auto order system will see a trend and order more stock. So say wave 3 is Starscream and Hungrrrr...well now we as collectors are all stocked on what we want... so wave 3 sits on the shelf...we miss wave 4 because 3 is on the shelf, we get wave 5 because someone took pity and bought the Starscreams and Hungrrs left over. So once you see this pattern you will see when you need to go online and order. Stores care about peg space and looking full, they don’t care about wave or assortments.


Also those people who buy a figure and switch them, or the returns also clog those systems. Returns are usually sent back once, maybe twice a month. They are in most inventory systems as a 1...which keeps new waves from showing up and an empty space on a shelf as well. Takes around 3 weeks for a return to clear an inventory system and another 2 weeks for it to restock a shelf.

AND NOW YOU KNOW......
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop (1946588)
Posted by nycPrime on March 16th, 2018 @ 6:35pm CDT
Thanks for that. So what I'm saying is this isn't a sustainable model. Something has got to change or Amazon is going to knock them all out of business. I'm exaggerating (a little).

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