Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety

Transformers News: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 2:20AM CDT

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While SDCC chugs along, it's important to remember that news still happens outside that convention! Fellow Seibertronian Samsonator has spotted the Walmart-exclusive G1 reissue Minibots at (naturally) a Walmart near South Surrey BC. Bumblebee, Swerve and Tailgate were all present and accounted for, at $11.97 CAD (about $9.10 USD)... and Swerve and Tailgate also brought with them some more interesting news.

It seems that a new variety of rubsigns has debuted with these reissues, differing from the old kind in a few ways. Aside from a more reflective silver, the actual "rubsign" part itself is apparently made from a softer material, and the Autobot logo appears simply as red rather than a variety of colors depending on the temperature.

Check out the image of the sighting below, and check Samsonator's Twitter post for a video showing off the new rubsigns! Share any thoughts you may have in the Energon Pub Forums, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news!

Transformers News: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety
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Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972896)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 21st, 2018 @ 2:25am CDT
but the rubsigns have always been much less preferable than actual normal insignias. When I got various Classics and Reveal the Shield figures I peeled those darn things off and replaced with reprolabels.
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972917)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 21st, 2018 @ 5:06am CDT
I will NOT bother going to my Walmart looking for these G1 minibots. I know I'll just find empty pegs, the SCALPER CARRIONS PLAGUE having already done it's work. I hope Walmart put a shaytons of them on the pegs, enough for these fokkers scalpers to be stuck with hundreds of dollars of unsold inventory for years. :BOOM:
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972928)
Posted by itscramtastic on July 21st, 2018 @ 6:28am CDT
Cobotron wrote:For all and any who are interested, pre-orders for the Starscream reissue went live on Walmart.com

Click here for space bridge.

As of ordering, it looks like he will arrive for in-store pick up on Tue Aug 21st.
August 21st?! Mine is set to pickup August 17th!! Was there that much of a difference between the time I notified you?! Well, maybe 20 minutes.. :-D
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972937)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on July 21st, 2018 @ 7:35am CDT
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972945)
Posted by Cobotron on July 21st, 2018 @ 8:45am CDT
itscramtastic wrote:
Cobotron wrote:For all and any who are interested, pre-orders for the Starscream reissue went live on Walmart.com

Click here for space bridge.

As of ordering, it looks like he will arrive for in-store pick up on Tue Aug 21st.
August 21st?! Mine is set to pickup August 17th!! Was there that much of a difference between the time I notified you?! Well, maybe 20 minutes.. :-D
Distribution? Logistics? Proximity to a Wally warehaus? I dunno.
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972955)
Posted by Editor on July 21st, 2018 @ 10:03am CDT
Ugh... There is no South Surrey.
It's just Surrey.

Honestly, at a job years ago, as I lived in Surrey, I was asked to go through the customer database and fix the addresses of people who rather than just saying they lived in Surrey, had entered South Surrey (doesn't exist) or Sunnyside (just neighborhood) or White Rock (a separate city). You can tell yourself you don't, but Canada Post says you do.

Back on track however, I was at the Walmart in Central City (Surrey Place) last night and no sign of these.
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972956)
Posted by nycPrime on July 21st, 2018 @ 10:06am CDT
So any chance these will be back in stock online? There are no Walmarts near me unfortunately.
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972974)
Posted by Samsonator on July 21st, 2018 @ 11:50am CDT
Editor wrote:Ugh... There is no South Surrey.
It's just Surrey.

Honestly, at a job years ago, as I lived in Surrey, I was asked to go through the customer database and fix the addresses of people who rather than just saying they lived in Surrey, had entered South Surrey (doesn't exist) or Sunnyside (just neighborhood) or White Rock (a separate city). You can tell yourself you don't, but Canada Post says you do.

Back on track however, I was at the Walmart in Central City (Surrey Place) last night and no sign of these.


You're not wrong, I live in Surrey, but close to White Rock. When I say "South Surrey" I (just speaking for myself, here) mean "the southern part of Surrey". Specifically this was the Walmart at 24th Ave and 160th street. Sadly, after I got through with it, there was only a Tailgate left.
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1972996)
Posted by Editor on July 21st, 2018 @ 3:04pm CDT
Samsonator wrote:

You're not wrong, I live in Surrey, but close to White Rock. When I say "South Surrey" I (just speaking for myself, here) mean "the southern part of Surrey". Specifically this was the Walmart at 24th Ave and 160th street. Sadly, after I got through with it, there was only a Tailgate left.


I figured that was where you ment, thanks for clarifying, and sorry for the aggravated response. It's something that has bothered me for years that rather that changing the stigma of Surrey that many would rather try to deny they live there, not caring that by doing so they were making that stigma worse.

I'll either be at Nordel or Guildford tomorrow and will post if I see anything.
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973040)
Posted by Samsonator on July 21st, 2018 @ 7:01pm CDT
Editor wrote:
Samsonator wrote:

You're not wrong, I live in Surrey, but close to White Rock. When I say "South Surrey" I (just speaking for myself, here) mean "the southern part of Surrey". Specifically this was the Walmart at 24th Ave and 160th street. Sadly, after I got through with it, there was only a Tailgate left.


I figured that was where you ment, thanks for clarifying, and sorry for the aggravated response. It's something that has bothered me for years that rather that changing the stigma of Surrey that many would rather try to deny they live there, not caring that by doing so they were making that stigma worse.

I'll either be at Nordel or Guildford tomorrow and will post if I see anything.


All good, man. I fully understand. Good luck in your searches!
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973057)
Posted by william-james88 on July 21st, 2018 @ 9:16pm CDT
That did not last long, as the IGN article indicated, the G1 reissues were going to go on sale at Walmart.com this week. Most did and they sold out within less than a day. Starscream is still available for preorder though. While these are showing up at brick and mortar in Canada, we have yet to get a brick and mortar sighting in the US. We have included the links below for you to bookmark them, preorder those available, or sign up for in stock alerts.

Here is hoping all those who want these toys get them. Also, just for info, if any of you have any inclination towards getting Outback, do not hesitate if you see him. He is short packed in order for there to be three Bumblebees, which are also in incredibly high demand due to the remolded cartoon face never before released in the US.

Here are the links:

Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973061)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on July 21st, 2018 @ 9:29pm CDT
While still out of stock, Bumblebee's price jumped up to $10.22, but not the others. Hmmm...
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973063)
Posted by steve2275 on July 21st, 2018 @ 9:38pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:While still out of stock, Bumblebee's price jumped up to $10.22, but not the others. Hmmm...

i hear he has a movie coming out :lol:
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973082)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 22nd, 2018 @ 2:37am CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:While still out of stock, Bumblebee's price jumped up to $10.22, but not the others. Hmmm...


It took like another 14 years for Bb anime head to show up. Might be a factor.

Keep on buying G1 folks! Still the best!Warts and all!
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973084)
Posted by Burn on July 22nd, 2018 @ 2:44am CDT
Editor wrote:Stuff

Holy ****balls! It's Editor!
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973087)
Posted by steve2275 on July 22nd, 2018 @ 3:02am CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Black Bumblebee wrote:While still out of stock, Bumblebee's price jumped up to $10.22, but not the others. Hmmm...


It took like another 14 years for Bb anime head to show up. Might be a factor.

Keep on buying G1 folks! Still the best!Warts and all!

bring them to western washington
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973098)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 22nd, 2018 @ 5:54am CDT
steve2275 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Black Bumblebee wrote:While still out of stock, Bumblebee's price jumped up to $10.22, but not the others. Hmmm...


It took like another 14 years for Bb anime head to show up. Might be a factor.

Keep on buying G1 folks! Still the best!Warts and all!

bring them to western washington


Well, there's the keyboard and the online vendors.........
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973105)
Posted by NTESHFT on July 22nd, 2018 @ 7:35am CDT
Ok..this did surprise me. Was not expecting them to go that quick. And I wanted a Devy.... will they restock?
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973106)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 22nd, 2018 @ 8:16am CDT
NTESHFT wrote:Ok..this did surprise me. Was not expecting them to go that quick. And I wanted a Devy.... will they restock?


Of course not. They're all ultra limited edition. So go to your friendly scalper and pay 3 times it's worth!
It's MP Starscream all over again.

Yeah, I'm of little faith here and pretty bitter. But eh.....
Re: Walmart-Exclusive G1 Minibot Reissues Sighted in Canada With New Rubsign Variety (1973107)
Posted by nycPrime on July 22nd, 2018 @ 8:18am CDT
Heh I'm still holding onto some faith. I think it'll restock again, maybe closer to ship date. Here's hoping....
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