Alt Ravage & Rumble Done?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by TreKain, May 22, 2007.

  1. TreKain

    TreKain Made of Sterner Stuff TFW2005 Supporter

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    So...ive been searching for awhile now...and still havnt found them. In fact I havnt seen an alternator (other than a single Ricochet) at a walmart in Months. At this point is there any hope? Ive been trying to avoid overpaying at the online shops, and its almost to the point where Im about to give up on that.
     
  2. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    I just saw those two in walmart this morning

    I had gone to check to see if movie stuff was out
     
  3. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Roll out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    In Pittsfield, MA's Wal-Mart, there were a bunch of Ravages and Rumbles still on the shelf Sunday. They should still be out, but I do think they're on their last run.
     
  4. vector

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    Port Orchard, WA. Wal*Mart has a ton of both as well.
     
  5. mocrzy

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    That's really funny because 99% of chicagoland walmarts haven't had their FIRST run yet...
     
  6. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    I hate to say it, but with the movie toy release just over a week away, if you haven't found them yet you're probably not going to.
     
  7. Zero Prime

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    They're shelf warmers here. Sale were so bad with them that they are displayed in the Spider Man isle displays.
     
  8. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Never saw them here, and unless all three Wal-Marts here held on to them until the movie toy line launches, I don't expect to.
     
  9. DeeLux

    DeeLux I love Energon sandwiches

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    Haven't seen the first wave in my area of SoCal either.
     
  10. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I'm going to my local Wal-Mart tomorrow. If they have any would you like me to pick them up for you? I'll only charge you the actual cost and shipping...
     
  11. mocrzy

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    And from all the responses here...this is why store exclusives are BAD!!! If mulitple stores are carrying the item & one region doesn't receive it at a store , for example wal mart, you might still find it at Target, K-mart, or TRU.

    But if it's exclusive & that store's distribution is haphazard & terrible, as is the case here, some parts of the country will NEVER see the toy & some places will have WAY too many so they have to be clearanced....Hasbro sees that some are clearanced & even being shipped back, they assume the distribution is fine & over saturated. then we get Hasbro QA's "why didn't State X ever receive Product y", hasbro's reply, they went out...shelf warmed (because there were 100's in one spot & none elsewhere), & were sent back...we think it sold fine.

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  12. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    As far as I know, they are not store exclusives, dude. Target and others just stopped carrying Alts. for whatever reason, so be mad at them. At least many of us got them and I'm grateful for that. :)  Sorry...
     
  13. Spartan Prime

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    I was just at WalMart an hour ago they had a whole gaggle of Rumble and Ravage's just sitting there looking for love.
     
  14. KidDynamite

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    No, they were Wal-Mart exclusives. Even if their exclusivity ended up being due to other stores eliminating shelf space for Alts, that doesn't negate the fact that they ended up as exclusives.
     
  15. tikgnat

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    I think another reason ALTs shelf warm is because the packaging sucks.

    I mean this clam shell packaging is nice for collectors, but first glance to Joe Public it looks like an expensive toy car, which he's not even gonna bother to pick up and see its Transformer brand label and robot picture... ON THE BOTTOM.

    In a toy aisle, there are a million things vying for your attention, and the clamshell packaging just doesn't communicate what the ALT actually is... couple that with the fact that there is no TV series for it, (adverts? None in the UK) and next to no marketing and we have superb products that simply sit there.

    So yeah, thats my two cents.
     
  16. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    No sign of them here either. I'm holding out hope that the Walmart here will put them out with the movie toys.
     
  17. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Really? I'll be damned. I honestly didn't know that. I thought they were exclusives by default, in this case. I don't recall ever reading that they were true exc., but I trust ya, Kid!
     
  18. Megatronwp38

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    I have yet to see them in my local walmarts. Drove to one "near by" ,30 miles away, to get them.
     
  19. Leemon

    Leemon Yar, spare sum fuel mate?

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    QFT.

    If you didn't know it was a Transformer to begin with, you'd never know by glancing at the package.
     
  20. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    They were in our local Walmarts, there were sightings, but they all sold out quick and were never re-stocked. :( 

    Luckily I got a Rumble off e-bay, and a Ravage from Insane Galvatron.
     

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