Biggest TF pegwarmers/shelfwarmers of the holidays

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by cleazer, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. cleazer

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    So now that the Christmas shopping season has run its full course, I think we've seen lots of TFs disappear from the shelves. Lots of stores around me seem to have sold pretty decent quantities of Legends, Scouts, FABs, Voyagers, and even Robot Heroes and Robot Replicas. So what are the biggest leftovers?

    It's kind of tough to tell with ROTF deluxes. I've noticed that some stores got in TONS of ROTF deluxes (and Star Wars figures too). The pegs may look full, but they've definitely been selling. Though Jolt and Dead End certainly account for more than their fair share of whats left.

    It seems like one of the slowest sellers might have been Masterpiece Skywarp. Some stores still have a lot of those left. They're going to need to be clearanced out to get rid of them.

    What have you guys seen that moved slower than Masterpiece Skywarp?
     
  2. Dran0n

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  3. ErechOveraker

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    Rampage, not even close. That thing comes in, doesn't move, comes in more, still doesn't move. My Target has had no less than 20 of those at all times since like September. Clearance that shit out, dummies.
     
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    the problem is the way the system at stores like target and walmart are set up. You can't clearance a specific figure, you would have to do it to the whole range, so that would mean clearance ALL the deluxes. Not that practical
     
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    Those giant yellow Helmets. Oh yeah.
     
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    Robot Replicas. Kids just don't want them. They don't give a flying fuck if they are show accurate, they want transformation!
     
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    Gotta go with Rampage as well. His partner Sideways seems to have done a better job moving off the pegs.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    ROTF MIxmaster here between Wal-mart and K-mart there is at least 12 of the things as of 2 days ago or at least thats what my brother reported to me
     
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    Wave 2 has been here since it first came out. We had no other waves of deluxes. Except for wave 9 which just got here.
     
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    Demolisher. Legions of Demolisher. Followed by an armada of Fearswoop.
     
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    I have 5 walmarts within 30 miles of me and have yet to see a MP Skywarp:( 

    Surprisingly all the deluxes are sold out at most of the targets/Walmarts.

    Top 2 are Wheelie/Chromia and the Fearswoop pack.
     
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    All the Wal-Marts around here have tons of the exclusive Ramjet and Skywarp repaints of movie 1 Starscream.
     
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    Deluxe Rampage, Arcee, and Chromia don't seem to be moving at all.

    There are a ton of Deluxe Skids, but at least he sells.

    Voyagers Demolisher and Ratchet never leave.
     
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    Reissue Insecticons and Perceptor (probably due to the price)

    ROTF Mudflap, Chromia, Arcee, Skids, Bumblebee, Demolisher, Ratchet, Optimus seem to not be going anywhere
     
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    Wheelie. He's been pegwarming since his release in JULY.
     
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    mp skywarp. My local walmart has about 12-15 of them last i checked. A ton of fotf jolt, dead end, wheelie and BB helmet and canon
     
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    Everywhere I go, there are always a few pegs full of Preview Soundwave.
     
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    Gray Ironhide (the Retooled one with the giant cannons on the back and the Beret-wearing Autobot symbol) is STILL shelfwarming at my local Target.
     
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    Animated Wreck-Gar and Atomic Lugnuts as far as the eye can see
     
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    I haven't done too much shopping in the past little while, but from what I've seen, the main shelfwarmers are:

    - Store exclusives - Whether at Target, Wal-Mart or TRU, these are not selling. All the Targets near me have a crapload of Burning Fallen, Leo Prime and the Legends boxset. All the Wal-Marts have a crapload of MP Skywarp, the TFU 2.0 repaints, Fearwoop and the Super Tuner set. And then there's the worst store for it, which is TRU, where they have piles of the Nemesis, Backroad and Metallikato sets plus Countdown and Darkwind, plus the Insecticons and Perceptor...and now the Mighty Muggs as well. And, of course, TRU never clearances their exclusives. I'd imagine Target and Wal-Mart will start dropping prices on their exclusives fairly shortly after Christmas, but TRU is going to have theirs sitting around forever.

    - Animated - There was a quick burst of sales of Freeway Jazz and ES Soundwave, but those figures hit saturation fast...and nothing else is selling. Even previously hard-to-find items like Skywarp and (grey) Shockwave aren't moving and one TRU near me has 3 Wreckgars that have been shelfwarming for months now. It may still be popular with collectors but, in my area at least, it looks like the general public has zero interest in the line.

    - RotF Voyagers - With a few exceptions, this size class is selling very slowly and many of the figures are shelfwarming. The worst of the lot seem to be Mixmaster, Demolishor and the first Ironhide redeco (not Recon Ironhide). One Target I stopped by a few days ago had 12 Mixmasters and no other Voyagers, while a nearby Wal-Mart had at least 20 Demolishors on an island of Voyagers...plus more mixed in with the other Voyagers on some endcaps. The worst part is that it's making new Voyagers hard to find, as Long Haul and Grindor still haven't hit saturation in this area yet.
     
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