Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?!

Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 6:28am CDT

Categories: Toy News, Sightings, Company News, Collectables
Posted by: Tigertrack   Views: 42,992

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

First Re-Issue Ultra Magnus and now this...

Yes, it appears to be true, but don't get too excited, the prices are a bit outrageous at $98.72 for each, except Starscream who is $79.88.

All are listed as IN STOCK even Megatron.

Here are the links:

Optimus Prime

Megatron

Starscream

Soundwave

A product description from Megatron:


Features & Specifications

Transformers Encore original style transforming robots
TRANSFORMER Megatron - G1 New PackageDesign. This 6 inches Transformer Megatron PVC figure in the alternate mode of a Walther P 38. Megatron is the Decepticon leader. This is a remake of the Original Collection piece, which are nearly impossible to find now and was one of the best selling items when the first edition came out. This revised figure features some new parts (i.e. new molds).
Shipping Weight (in pounds):

3.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H):

16.0 x 16.0 x 8.0
Assembled in Country of Origin:

USA and/or Imported
Origin of Components:

USA and/or Imported
Wal-Mart No.: 000784718"


I cannot imagine a lot of people will buy it from Walmart as you were able to get a set for less than half that amount from most online retailers.

However, many have sold out, so this option is now available.

Is this a test to see how well imported collectible toys would sell on the wholesale market? Or something else?

Let us know what you think!

As always, we'll try to keep you informed of any new toys news, in the Seibertron.com Toy News section.

Credit(s): The Allspark


News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297449)
Posted by Burn on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:04am CDT
That product description sounds like a bad translation.

Guess Hasbro's experiment with MP Magnus must have paid off though if they're going to release the encore line in the US. Though how won't Megatron have to be modified?
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297450)
Posted by Talon523 on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:08am CDT
Thanks for the heads up. I hope they don't sell well and they roll the price back to $50. I might jump on a Megs for that.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297454)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:10am CDT
Burn wrote:That product description sounds like a bad translation.

Guess Hasbro's experiment with MP Magnus must have paid off though if they're going to release the encore line in the US. Though how won't Megatron have to be modified?

For that matter, how will Convoy adhere to toy safety laws with his long stacks?
:BOT:
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297459)
Posted by upther on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:14am CDT
Too rich for my blood. I'd jump on Megatron if he was around $50 though.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297465)
Posted by Burn on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:18am CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
Burn wrote:That product description sounds like a bad translation.

Guess Hasbro's experiment with MP Magnus must have paid off though if they're going to release the encore line in the US. Though how won't Megatron have to be modified?

For that matter, how will Convoy adhere to toy safety laws with his long stacks?
:BOT:


Well when they released Masterpiece Ultra Magnus in Australia they slapped a higher age sticker on it and pretty much marketted it towards collectors.

Perhaps they'll do the same with imported Encore.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297481)
Posted by zatara1701 on August 21st, 2007 @ 7:39am CDT
BigBadToyStore still has Soundwave and Starscream in stock for HALF of what Walmart is charging... So no thanks.

Personally I think Walmart is banking on the "uneducated" newbie collectors that dont know any better. Which is sad, but business is business I guess.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297508)
Posted by DSanza on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:04am CDT
How will they get around the gun toy law with this Megatron? Another orange piece?
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297515)
Posted by Zeds on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:12am CDT
DSanza wrote:How will they get around the gun toy law with this Megatron? Another orange piece?


QFT! Can't believe that this got through without a plug.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297518)
Posted by shortround on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:13am CDT
It will be intresting to see how this goes over and if they sell well enuff.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297527)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:21am CDT
I assume the "new molding" refers to an orange safety cap.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297533)
Posted by DevastaTTor on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:27am CDT
Well, considering Megatron and OP aren't available any more, this might be an option for collectors who waited too long to order before-if it's legit (which I can't see why not).

You know, on a different note, it just occured to me that, instead of potentially blowing the bank on a Classics SS, I just need to get the encore to display with the G1 MP SS I'm planning on getting when released-through Walmart no less.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297556)
Posted by Fred2012 on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:44am CDT
omg my uncle grew up watching transformers. he saved up all his money for 6 months just to buy soundwave, he took it to soccer practice, put it in is locker, and it got stolen. now i can get one for him, he still misses it, even though he's 28...
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297570)
Posted by GetterDragun on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:55am CDT
Wow, someone at WalMart likes Transformers!
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297575)
Posted by lanzajr26 on August 21st, 2007 @ 8:58am CDT
Heh, Megatron already shows as out of stock.
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297617)
Posted by dabattousai on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:17am CDT
Wal-Mart will soon become the Empire and will take down all other retailers and the rebels will strike back. Welcome to Market Wars!
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297648)
Posted by WhiteNoise on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:33am CDT
$98.00??? Are they out of thier minds? Who's buying this stuff for that kind of cash when you can buy the Takara re-issues and the several other re-issues for less?
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297658)
Posted by shakira on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:41am CDT
Seeing how well the Ultra Magnus thing went at WalMart I will pass. Too bad :o(
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297664)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:43am CDT
That is f'ing hilarious!!! I can't believe I just saw a page reserved for the old school Walther P-38 Megatron on Walmart.com. Absolutely f'ing hilarious!
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297677)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on August 21st, 2007 @ 9:51am CDT
Not that they can keep stock anyway, but at that price, PASS all the way around!
Re: Walmart.com Has Encore Re-Issue Transformers Available!?! (297709)
Posted by Stormrider on August 21st, 2007 @ 10:02am CDT
This is very interesting that Takara is getting into Hasbro's territory. Perhaps this is a sign of good things to come.

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Generations Exclusive Cyber Battalion Class Shockwave Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers MPM04 Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Nitro Series Barricade" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 09 Voyager Class Movie 2 Thundercracker" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Blast Off Megatronus Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Nitro Series Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 10 Deluxe Class Movie 1 Autobot Jazz" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Snarl" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers MV5 Titan Changer Megatron Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Attacker 15 Costanza Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Platinum RID Grimlock and Bumblebee - Exclusive" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Speed Series Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #274 - Pulse Fan Fest 2021
Twincast / Podcast #274:
"Pulse Fan Fest 2021"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, April 18th, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Battle Core Optimus Prime (Incomplete) Body" on EBAY
Buy "Takara Transformers Legends Ultra Magnus Complete w/ Alpha Trion Combiner Wars" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars ARMADA MEGATRON, Missing Head_T3" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Takara Legends LG17 Blackarachnia complete" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron #002 Soundblaster w/ Buzzsaw Voyager" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations 2012 Fall of Cybertron Deluxe Air Raid incomplete" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Combiner wars Bombshell Bio Card" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars White Battle Core Optimus Prime" on EBAY