DOTM Shelf Warming

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  1. Dinobot Snarl

    Dinobot Snarl Well-Known Member

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    DOTM is not selling as well as expected at my Walmart, the stuff is clogging the pegs. I'd buy a Warpath or WheelJack had they made it but so far not digging the Bayformers myself. Looks like my area agrees. Walmart marked down the commander vehicle sets to $5, and the voyagers are also on sale. How is it doing in your neck of the woods.
     
  2. xion14

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    Well it is Movie toys so it's to be expected. Stores here are full.
     
  3. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    The first few waves were annihilated at my local stores before the movie. They stocked up extra sure now that it hit.

    Give it time for the movie rush to be over with. Plenty of kids will eventually get a whole bunch on their want list after watching it.
     
  4. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    Stores are full due to the movie just opening, only been a half a week since release so I wouldn't expect the figures to move too much before the movie has been out a bit longer. Once kiddos see it and beg parents they will start to flow better.
     
  5. TheDemonDzko

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    It's movie toys dude. They probably just restock upon emptying... either that... Or parents don't want to buy there kids another damn'd Bumblebee.
     
  6. daytimeninja

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    Mine is already shelfwarming the Walmart exclusive BB and SS.
     
  7. Noideaforaname

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    Full shelves =/= Product not selling

    That being said, there are a LOT of Optimus Primes on the shelves and pegs at my local Target.
     
  8. Motor_Master

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    Certain DOTM figures do seem to be shelf warming, but the line as a whole seems to be doing OK around here. It's more likely that Hasbro is ensuring that stores have all the DOTM stock they need and that shelves are kept full with the launch of the movie.
     
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  9. Bountyan

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    Bumblebee, Skids, and Optimus Prime are the main shelfwarmers here.
     
  10. Steve2477

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    Alot of stuff still on th shelves in my closest toyshop, they have even reduced the prices on them, still the racks are full.
     
  11. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    The Walmarts in my area have multiple areas for TF figures. They're all over the stores, placed in areas parents are likely to go and children are likely to see. If they weren't doing that well, I wouldn't expect Walmart to keep wasting that space on stuff that won't move.
     
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    TRU is shelfwarming like a bitch with their beautiful, yet unwanted "scanning" deluxes and RotF toys left rotting. Target and Wal-Mart are doing well though, although I mainly see Wave 1 figures along with a few Barricades or so. Haven't seen the rest of Wave 2 or 3 much though.
     
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    bee,o.p, and ironhide cover the shelves in my area.
     
  14. Apoclatron5675

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    my toysrus main transformers sections main shelves were almost empty except for 4 ROTF Bludgeons but then I discovered that ALL the way in the back near the baby crap was a whole side of an isle of DOTM stuff and they were hiding the Kreo stuff there to due to it not being anywhere else but there
     
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    as long as soundwave makes it to the shelf!
     
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    My Hel-Mart in DE has absolutely loads of 'em. There's at least two full, separate shelves... and I think maybe a third location... a free-stand TF display, I believe. I don't seem them totally moving, but I'm not sure how fast they're restock either. A lot of OP figures piling up, fer sur
     
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    $5 For the commanders? Awesomeness!
     
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    That's funny because we just came back from Wal-mart and there are tons of empty pegs. I was surprised...
     
  19. KnightHawkke

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    way over-saturated around this area, but.. It's still pretty early, however I have seen DLX wave 1-3, HA Basic 1-2, Voyager 1-2, Leader 1-2 and assorted other stuff. I am pretty sure that is all I will ever see in brick and mortar stores in our area till the end of the world 2012 or Christmas if that doesn't come or until Prime comes out, IF I even see that :( 
     
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  20. LXL_Guy

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    Only figs I've seen that are just sitting there at every store I go to is Bumblebee (considering there's 3 different deluxe figs of him, so unnecessary), Skids (again, another figure no one cares for) and Voyager Prime.

    Otherwise all the newer molds and figs are moving for the most part.
     

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