Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada

Transformers News: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada

Saturday, May 11th, 2019 10:47PM CDT

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Walmart's exclusive trailer-less G1 Optimus Prime reissue has been $70 CAD in Canada. While the first stock sold, there has been heavy restock across the country and it has remained on the shelves. Now, Walmarts across Canada have reduced the price by $20, to be $49.97 (about $40 USD). You can see an image below from the Montreal area. The same deal can be obtained online at walmart.ca.

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Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021251)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 12th, 2019 @ 1:23am CDT
Still expensive, but much more normal for such a release. Anyone who still don't have a G1 Optimus should pounce.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021256)
Posted by Ultra Markus on May 12th, 2019 @ 3:37am CDT
i never thought a g1 prime without its trailer would ever sell as well
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021263)
Posted by nycPrime on May 12th, 2019 @ 10:48am CDT
Just waiting for it to get discounted in the US. Will pounce at $30! Let's go!!
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021274)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on May 12th, 2019 @ 3:33pm CDT
G1 Optimus Prime packaged without his trailer, every TF fan should be insulted. And that price is just salt in the wound.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021275)
Posted by Emerje on May 12th, 2019 @ 3:43pm CDT
Aimless Misfire wrote:G1 Optimus Prime packaged without his trailer, every TF fan should be insulted. And that price is just salt in the wound.

Only thing that insulted me was the price. I'm glad he didn't come with a trailer, I've got enough of those in the closet to build a dog house!

Emerje
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021282)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 12th, 2019 @ 7:30pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Aimless Misfire wrote:G1 Optimus Prime packaged without his trailer, every TF fan should be insulted. And that price is just salt in the wound.

Only thing that insulted me was the price. I'm glad he didn't come with a trailer, I've got enough of those in the closet to build a dog house!

Emerje


Yes, that price was damn absurd. The price "on sale" should have been the regular one.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021294)
Posted by sol magnus on May 13th, 2019 @ 8:27am CDT
Optimus Prime was 19.99 retail in 1984-1986, and there was arguably 60% more toy in the box. :lol:

Generation Two Optimus Prime was $29.99 retail in 1991.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021296)
Posted by william-james88 on May 13th, 2019 @ 8:47am CDT
sol magnus wrote:Optimus Prime was 19.99 retail in 1984-1986, and there was arguably 60% more toy in the box. :lol:

Generation Two Optimus Prime was $29.99 retail in 1991.


FYI, that is $49.99 in today's dollars. So the price is the same, you are just getting less.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021300)
Posted by sol magnus on May 13th, 2019 @ 9:24am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
sol magnus wrote:Optimus Prime was 19.99 retail in 1984-1986, and there was arguably 60% more toy in the box. :lol:

Generation Two Optimus Prime was $29.99 retail in 1991.


FYI, that is $49.99 in today's dollars. So the price is the same, you are just getting less.

GD inflation! AND they're taking my trailer away??? :lol:
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021785)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 17th, 2019 @ 11:24am CDT
Thanks to fellow Seibertron user, Powered Convoy, we have learned the Official Transformers Facebook page has set up a new poll to decide on another G1 Reissue for 2020! The victor of this poll will go on to join the winner of the last poll, Astrotrain, in appearing in Walmart for next year's wave of reissues.

The choices this time round is between Blaster and Skywarp.

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To vote, go to the poll page and click on the character you wish to see return to toy shelves!

Who do you think should win this poll? Who would you want to see reissued? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021789)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 17th, 2019 @ 12:34pm CDT
Skywarp all the way! We've had Blaster reissued in the U.S. TWICE now in the past decade. We don't need a third. It's easy to find him if you want him, honestly, and he even comes with three of his cassettes.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021790)
Posted by Ironhidensh on May 17th, 2019 @ 1:18pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Skywarp all the way! We've had Blaster reissued in the U.S. TWICE now in the past decade. We don't need a third. It's easy to find him if you want him, honestly, and he even comes with three of his cassettes.



Its the same for Skywarp. I think both these choices are lame. I'd rather see a figure that we haven't already gotten reissued a dozen times before.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021792)
Posted by snavej on May 17th, 2019 @ 1:35pm CDT
I'm not in the US but perhaps Walmart could stock Skywarp with the teleportation feature reactivated! After all, they reactivated the missile firing function years ago. ;)

Failing that, bring back Blaster with a sound chip that plays Rick Astley and can't be turned off.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021796)
Posted by ZeroWolf on May 17th, 2019 @ 1:49pm CDT
If they keep going like this, they may get round to reissuing the original headmasters ;)
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021797)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on May 17th, 2019 @ 2:04pm CDT
I voted for Skywarp simply because we already had a very recent reissue of Blaster, which is clogging store shelves in many different parts of the world, and I would like a Skywarp.

That said, if they were to make a Blaster (which will probably happen because the poll is leaning that way), I need it to be in the original G1 colors. Alot of reissues, including the new one, have a slightly beige plastic with sparkles in them, and the orange appears lighter, so I would like Blaster to have his true G1 colors back
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021800)
Posted by william-james88 on May 17th, 2019 @ 2:22pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Skywarp all the way! We've had Blaster reissued in the U.S. TWICE now in the past decade. We don't need a third. It's easy to find him if you want him, honestly, and he even comes with three of his cassettes.



Its the same for Skywarp. I think both these choices are lame. I'd rather see a figure that we haven't already gotten reissued a dozen times before.


Skywarp reissues arent as recent though. But I agree, neither of these are great choices. but I think hasbro is banking on character popularity. really wish they could throw us another curve ball like with trypticon or even the coneheads (not saying I want these rereleased, I mean I want releases LIKE those).
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021803)
Posted by 00Stargrave00 on May 17th, 2019 @ 2:38pm CDT
I was really excited at first but then it kind of sank in and I think some of you have a point they both are just a little...underwhelming? They both hold real personal nostalgia for me but I don't know if I'd need to really havehavehave either of them despite them being two of my favorites.

But, I'm trying to think of someone who never got that Blaster when they were young, or man, if they'd just been able to find that awesome black and purple Seeker. I mean I can totally see it being awesome for someone else they're iconic classic characters with cool figures.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021805)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 17th, 2019 @ 2:52pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Skywarp all the way! We've had Blaster reissued in the U.S. TWICE now in the past decade. We don't need a third. It's easy to find him if you want him, honestly, and he even comes with three of his cassettes.



Its the same for Skywarp.
The last time Skywarp got a U.S. reissue was in 2003, sixteen years ago. Blaster's had two U.S. reissues since then, once in 2008 and again in 2015.
Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021806)
Posted by william-james88 on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Skywarp all the way! We've had Blaster reissued in the U.S. TWICE now in the past decade. We don't need a third. It's easy to find him if you want him, honestly, and he even comes with three of his cassettes.



Its the same for Skywarp.
The last time Skywarp got a U.S. reissue was in 2003, sixteen years ago. Blaster's had two U.S. reissues since then, once in 2008 and again in 2015.


That's before some fans on this board were even born, think about that Ironhidensh

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Re: Walmart G1 Optimus Prime Reissue Lowered to $49 in Canada (2021807)
Posted by JasonM32 on May 17th, 2019 @ 3:04pm CDT
I really want Skywarp. My favorite Transformers are from the first wave in 1984 and Skywarp is one that I never had as a kid.

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