Costco Exclusive Limited to areas?

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  1. JCMGTX

    JCMGTX Well-Known Member

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    I have been trying to find this for the past month. The one I'm referring to is the Optimus Prime vs. Crumple Zone. I know there have been some sightings posted, and I have been checking my local Costco since Mid October when I found the Sam's Club Exclusive. Yet now that I'm at the point of almost stalking the store I asked them if they knew when they were getting it, and I even took the item# off one of the reciepts from the peolpe who have found it. Now the they looked it up in there computer and they show NOTHING. That means nothing they had, or have or will be getting. They even checked other local ones and nothing showed up. Those local stores wouls cover a 35 to 50 mile radius.

    Who and where have you found this? Has anyone on the East Coast or even better the north east found it?

    Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated before I loose my mind.
     
  2. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    I live on the east coast and theres nothing
     
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    chicago. my buddy works at a costco and picked it up for me. 39 dollars and change.
     
  4. JCMGTX

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    Anyone else? Or no one really looking for these?
     
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    They have been here in Oregon since November.
     
  6. misterbinky

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    I've been looking for these in the Atlanta area since mid-October and have never seen them. I was hoping that once my store ran out of the big Animated Primes they'd stock these. So far, no dice.
     
  7. Aernaroth

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    We've got them in Hamilton, Ontario.
     
  8. Pravus Prime

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    There's a gazillion in Michigan.
     
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    I saw some at my costco back during Thanksgiving. But I didn't buy it then, since there were a lot left. So I went back today to see if they had them, and they were all gone =T Even the Supreme Roll Out Animated Optimus Prime. :banghead: 
     
  10. gargunkle

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    I was trying to keep an eye out for it and haven't seen it. But I am not really going to Costco that often either.

    Edit - thought it said in the thingy on the left but it doesn't. I am in Pittsburgh, PA
     
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    No sign at my local Costcos in Central Florida, and I've been looking regularly.

    Plenty of that ridiculous ROC Animated Prime, though.
     
  12. panzerjedi

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    Haven't seen it in OC, CA.
     
  13. misterbinky

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    I went to my Costco (Alpharetta, GA) today and they looked in their computer and no dice. According to them, they haven't had them in and the toys that they have now are all they're getting. Makes sense, given that it's a week until Xmas.

    I found the set on Amazon for $49 shipped, so I bought it. I've never had either of the molds, so I don't mind spending the extra. I mind even less considering this seems to be the only way I can pick the set up.

    Of course, I'm sure a huge pallet will show up at Costco tomorrow.
     
  14. Regrezz

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    Not on the east cost, but Here in Phoenix, AZ there were some, I will see if they have more.
     
  15. MegaHavok

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    This is the first year that Costco had multiple exclusives of the same brand. It is pretty rare for us to carry multiple items of the same brand. This year Costco had access to two star wars items and two transformers items. Local buyers for the different regions had the option of carrying the Millennium falcon and/or the At-te. They also had the option of carrying the Transformers Universe set and/or TF: animated Supreme Prime. For example the Los Angeles region only got the at-te and animated prime. So if your local store didnt get the item your looking for more then likely nobody around you did.
     
  16. misterbinky

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    Thanks for the explanation. That explains why there were tons of Animated primes for so long.
     
  17. JCMGTX

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    Hmm well thatcould definitely explain it, yet that really sucks. I wonder if they will chnage that or redistribute at some time. And it actually really makes me mad too.
     
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    Anyone see it around Kansas City, MO?
     
  19. Dinobot Nuva

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    Had a whole case at Colorado Springs back when I got mine.
     
  20. Bgrngod

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    If anyone manages to wrangle up some of these, I'll buy. Looking for the Sam's club 5 pack too.
     

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