25th Anniversary Optimus Prime found... and Denied!

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  1. averux

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    I found two 25th Anniversary Primes at a local Toys R Us. I've been wanting a G1 Prime for awhile now and instantly decided to get one. However, when the cashier rang it up the register said that it wasn't able to be sold until 11/23/2008! A manager came over and said he wasn't able to override the message and I could not buy it. Disappointed, I left. A week later I return and guess what I find sitting on the shelf? The same two 25th Anniversary Primes! I didn't try to buy one this time but I am tempted to look up local laws and see if there is anything about how if the merchandise is on the shelf they have to sell it to you.

    Anyone else have this happen to them?

    Here is a cellphone picture of the two Primes.

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  2. unicronsupreme

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    I'm pretty sure that they're not obligated to sell it to you, mostly because THAT could be illegal and probably is if they're locked out of the system. They have them in stock at a lot of wal-marts. Try there.
     
  3. NemesisBruticus

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    Just saw them at wal-mart (I thought they were exclusive) but didnt try to buy it. Although there was no sticker near them (I checked) so they were probably not for sale yet.
     
  4. zgraham

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    I bought mine at Wal-Mart last week. They had already put them on clearance for 40.00.
     
  5. Lbsammills51

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    I just ordered one through Amazon and it came in the mail today. That is bizarre that it couldn't be sold...I've never heard of anything like that before.
     
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    I'm surprised that Wal-Mart would be given a head start over TRU. That's pretty stupid, considering it's an expensive figure and TRU has a difficult time selling TFs as is.

    Oh, and I saw Prime at Wal-Mart. The colors are crap. You can see they're going for more of an anime color (brighter hues) and it just doesn't work. He's almost...pink.
     
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    wal mart did the same to me today
     
  8. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    lucky bastard :p  but already on clearence is odd

    I found 3 or 4 today wanted him soooo bad but I didnt have the money

    and personally the colors arent that bad on him atleast he doesnt have that god awful allspark blue all over him
     
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    I saw a whole bunch of these not sitting on the shelf, but sitting on that bit of storage space up at the top (where I like to hide some figures to buy later). There wasn't any pricing on them or around anywhere. But I wasn't all too interested in buying it. I might later, because a G1 Optimus would be nice. I just have to pay bills first.
     
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    strange, never heard of this problem before... i thought u found it, and then denied it urself coz it looked bad :D 
     
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    Well if your still looking I have a few for sale......$40.pluss shipping [negotiation]
     
  12. all are dead

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    40.00!!!?!?!?!? i go to my walmarts and its 70.00 and thats what i payed!!!!!
     
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    what would you want for shipping to 85710...do you take paypal...what email address....
     
  14. averux

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    I went to a different Wal-Mart than I normally go to while my car was getting an oil change and they had two 25th Anniversary Optimus Primes. WTF is wrong with TRU? This time I denied myself because not only where their colors horrible but the metal part around the windows (that folds down) was a completely different color than the rest of the cab! They looked pink and peach. If they were selling them for $20 I probably would have gotten one but not for $70. I still want a G1 Prime (I have the Pepsi Prime but its not the same). I guess it is time to start searching eBay.
     
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    can anyone confirm the $40 price? is this at all wm's now? this thing just started hitting shelves a week or so ago so i why would it already be discounted?(even though this should've been the normal price in the first place)
     
  16. Zherbus

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    As of last night, my Walmart had about eight of them for 69.99. No clearance love for me.
     
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    Yes I take pappal and shipping should be under $11.usd for parcel post. [cheapest] it might be a bit lower my scale is busted and I cant get an exact weight.

    I'll pm you my paypal info.
     
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    There is a few at my WM. My brother told me that when he first saw him, there were 4, but then he told me that the next time he went there was 3, so aparently, their selling them. Or somebody hid one...
     
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    Bought mine at a Walmart last weekish, no problems.
    DN
     
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