cybertron or any older TF's

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  1. ersico

    ersico Well-Known Member

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    so im getting back into TF's, especially since the movie and i have most of those but are there any stores that sells the older or other series of them. like cyberton or energon or anything...thanks...........eric
    anything other than the big websites....more like stores??
     
  2. SCPrime

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    Short answer is not really. Long answer is that Hasbro does tend to repackage some older main line toys into the current line or into the Universe line. Sometimes these are repaints and sometimes they are straight up repackaging from older lines. It seems like Kaybee toy stores carry a bit of the repackaged stuff and sometimes even older stuff. Every once in a while stores like Walmart seems to "forget" that they have a certain stock of older stuff and finally put it out when they discover the stock. A few months ago I saw a load of Cybertron Primus and Metroplex on Walmart shelves (this after a year after the line has been discontinued). Either that or Hasbro had a surplus of these figures and decided to unload it to Walmart for cheap.
     
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    Not really man. Maybe try a local comic book shop.
     
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    At this point Auction websites are where you're going to find the most selection. Most stores have long since sold their stock of these figures. Those who still have them like comic book shops have marked them up, in many cases well beyond what they can be had for online.
     
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    The Internet is the only reliable means of getting older Transformers, but do check out KB Toys and discount surplus places like Tuesday Morning and Big Lots. They're the sorts of places that are likely to have discontinued lines still available. Big chains rarely have old stock just hanging around, except sometimes for Leader and Supreme figures, notorious for sitting around unsold for ages (Unicron being the most well-known case).
     
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    Best bet if you're looking for older toys is either the Junkion Exchange here, eBay or an online store like BBTS, A3&U or any of the other site sponsors at the top of the page.

    KB Toys does currently have a few Cybertron & Energon repackages (they're repackaged under the old Universe header), but the character selection is limited. Big Lots and some dollar chains also get some of these repackaged figures. If you were to attempt to get these a quick list of the repackages and where you could get them would be:

    Family Dollar & Dollar General:
    • Perceptor (Transformers Energon Minicon Pack)
    • Arcee (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Windrazor (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Energon Strongarm (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Doom-Lock (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Insecticon (Transformers Energon Basic)

    Dollar General Only:
    • Energon Saber (Transformers Energon Minicon Pack)
    • Signal Flare (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Treadshot (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Terradive (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Wideload (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Cruellock (Transformers Energon Basic)
    • Optimus Prime Vs. Megatron Two-Pack (Transformers Classic Deluxe Two-Pack)

    KB Toys & Dollar General:
    • Brushguard (Transformers Cybertron Scout)
    • Lugnutz (Transformers Cybertron Scout)
    • Undermine (Transformers Cybertron Scout)
    • Brakedown (Transformers Cybertron Scout)
    • Scattorshot (Transformers Cybertron Scout)
    • Backstop (Transformers Cybertron Scout)

    Big Lots & KB Toys:
    • Storm Jet (Transformers Energon Deluxe)
    • Barricade (Transformers Energon Deluxe)
    • Steamhammer (Transformers Energon Deluxe)
    • Sharkticon (Transformers Energon Deluxe)

    Hope that helps. Also, it's good to note that they're actually a little cheaper too... with the Scouts/Basics & Minicon Packs being $5 instead of $7.99 retail, the Deluxes being $7.99 instead of $9.99 and the Classics Two-Pack being $15 instead of $19.99. So, if you can find them and don't have them they are worth picking up if you like the molds.
     
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    Eric, I have a bunch of Cybertron and some Energon misb. Pm me what you are looking for and maybe I can help you out.
     
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    thanks so much for all the great insight and suggestions...ill be on the lookout...
    you guys rock!!!
     
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    Check your local Craigslist.org listings under categories for "games+toys" and "collectibles." I've seen some Cybertron and Energon lots and individual toys being sold there on occasion.

    You might also consider working up a wanted list and posting it in the Junkion Exchange here on TFW2005. You can get some straight up great deals here from reliable fellow collectors. Much less hassle than going through ebay, and friendlier too.
     
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    Yeah, I'd stick with online shopping for older toys. Most brick-and-mortar stores are current stuff only I'm afraid.
     

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