Battle-damaged Deluxe Arcee found at California Walmart

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  1. Gears

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  2. Hiro Prime

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    Nice, (not really) they actually tried to charge you twice the price cause they couldn't find tth toy in their computer.
     
  3. Galaxy Convoy

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    Maybe somebody bought the Sam's 3 pack and switched it with a regular Arcee? Why, I couldn't tell you.
     
  4. Pimpimus Prime

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    And they changed the UPC # too?

    Very odd. Maybe this fell off the same truck as that Animated Bulkhead.
     
  5. Sidecutter

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    We knew about this. There was a post telling us about this, with pictures, a good month or three ago. Nevermore, I'm sure, would know which one...
     
  6. Archatron

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    I put it out about a month ago, not gonna go digging for it. They first showed up at BBTS, over in the US anyways.
     
  7. shibamura_prime

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    Sam's club one came in the 3 pack, with them packaged in a display box: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS14339&mode=retail

    It is stories like this that make me hold off on buying one on ebay. I am hoping to see a retail release of the Battle Damaged version.
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Yeah, we saw some samples of a single pack battle damage Arcee, but with a sticker on the card pointing out the battle damage.
     
  10. influence82

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    I did not realize that this incident would make front page news. Yes, since Wal-mart owns Sam's Club, it would make sense that the individually packaged version of battle-damaged Arcee would be sold in the traditional retail store. I was thinking of taking a pic of the reciept but it would be pointless since the Wal-mart employee scanned the generic tag displayed on the shelf.

    As for obtaining one of these in North America, If you do not care about having a factory sealed bubble, you might as well buy this from the Sam's Club Exclusive 3-pack. If you are going to open the toy anyways, the packaging does not matter. The instructions should be the same, too. The reason why I bought this toy was not only because it was special, but also because it was individually packaged. As a collector, I do not plan to open the package. The main difference and other battle-damaged Arcees is the lack of exclusive sticker, though I have yet to confirm the ISBN.
     
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  11. Red Alert

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    any reciept? and any clearer pictures its hard to see with the glare


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    if anyone is looking for exclusives from walmart the walmart in newhall(magic mountain)has tons of them and incinerator
     
  12. shibamura_prime

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    I thought both the 3-pack and the single ones were Sam's Club exclusives, like the single-packed damaged Prime...?
     
  13. influence82

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    Since Sam's Club is a wholesale store, they would not sell individual toys for $10. They tend to sell the more expensive toys for at least $20 or multi-packs.

    I will try to take better picture later tonight and post it on this thread. When I first posted the story in the California sightings page, I felt like I had to take pictures because it was very hard to believe at the time that this toy would be on sale in California retailers.
    As I said before, the reciept I bought this on was a generic store tag one from the display wall, so the ISBN does not match. I will show a picture of this reciept anyways to show you what a the generic Transformers Movie DLX ASST item looks like. Wal-mart shows on the receipt the individual names of the items like OPTIMUS or in the case of Landmine, DUNE BUGGY or Stockade DLX SUV. This is different than Target which just shows the class of the toy (Scout, Deluxe, Voyager, Leader). This means that if you see a reciept from Target, you would have no idea what was actually bought (it could be a Bumblebee or a Payload for all that matters). The point is, the reciept does not matter, but I will show it anyways since some people are that interested. I hope that it will answer some questions.
     
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    Yeah they had these on BBTs a while back. Did it have the sticker on the front that said "Exclusive Battle Damage"? Thats the way they were packed at BBTS and Robot Kingdom, the latter being the first place I saw both single like that.
     
  15. Maximum Burn

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    The name only shows for the new waves. The waves has the same faction name, like autobot 9.99. At least, the walmart I go to.
     
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    *runs to Wally and check to see any Arcee there*

    I am so close to buy the three pack from eBay, I don't need the other two figures, there is no point for me to buy the set.

    Hope it is a mass retail, if not, Wally exclusive is fine too. Please no Sam's club exclusive, please.
     
  17. bran10

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    nice find, not interested in the figure.
     
  18. influence82

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    Here are more detailed pictures:
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    Back (exactly the same as other Arcees):
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    Reciepts (the left one is the generic one used to purchase Arcee, the middle came from buying Autobot Ratchet, Stockade, and Landmine. The left one is obvious. It is used only for comparison purposes):
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  19. Red Alert

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    nice find
     
  20. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    they tried to sell you it for over 20$ thats crazy but its cool that there is a single pack out in fact im going to wal-mart today might try to find her.
     

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