Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by transfan681, May 3, 2012.
so what happens to toy/stocks stores don,t buy manly TFprimeFE&the late waves of DOTM
Some go overseas, some go to Ross/TJMaxx/Marshalls... It's a crapshoot.
To Fuzzworld. Where everything goes to die.
No, that's unsold stock.
Cancelled stock doesn't exist.
They go to the island of misfit toys.
And they pout because they ARE fit!
See: FE Bulkhead, Cliffjumper, Optimus Prime (Yes I changed my mind about PRID Cliff being better!)
Santa eats them until he pukes...he then calls it modern art and sells it for $ millions on ebay.
Some goes to stores like TJMaxx, while others are melted down by Hasbro and reformatted into new Bumblebee figures.
...because we all know that the world is experiencing a major shortage of Bumblebee figures.
I don't think there are many inctances of "canceled" toys still being made if the don't have a buyer locked in, especially not in large quantity. The only instance I can think of was the last wave of movie 1 target exclusive scouts showing in Asia but in limited quantities
Most canceled items I can think of never hit production to my knowledge
Like archon said, cancelled stock does not exist.
The toys are made based on orders.
if no retailers order it, it is not manufactured (see tail end of animated)
stuff that retailers order, recieve, and do not sell is sold by them to other places, like TJ Maxx and Ross.
Hasbro takes all of the cancelled toys/molds, builds a bonfire out of them and then the staff dances around it.
Some unsold stuff gets sent overseas. I picked up some sweet 90s toys here last Christmas at my local supermarket.
As has been mentioned, there's no such thing as cancelled stock.
But there has been instances of where Hasbro has items already in production that are not ordered. Many different things can happen.
1) They get sent to discounters. Ross/Marshalls/TJMaxxx (ex. RTS Grapple, Wreckgar)
2) They get sent to Europe and Canada (TFP:FE, Animated Roadbuster, Europe Minicons 8-Pack)
3) They get sold to onine retailers. BBTS or RK's "warehouse" finds could be their warehouse or could be Hasbro's.
4) They waste away in the warehouse and get scrapped.
5) They waste away in the warehouse but somehow find their way to retailers (unreleased TFTM scouts)
6) They get repackaged. (Walmart PCC value pack)
Lies. All leftover toys are reconstituted into more Bumblebees.
Actually, it's the dance around the bonfire that magically turns all of that melted plastic into complete, packaged and shipped Bumblebees.
Hasbro employees sell them on ebay and make a killing
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