Found a variant at Walmart

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  1. trionsupreme

    trionsupreme Well-Known Member

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    found a shadow strike bumblebee with a dead end insert. i passed on it last weekend and had been kicking myself since. luck for me, it was still there![​IMG]
     
  2. Karhukjnsi

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    I'm doubting "variant" so much as "factory error" or "lame prank".

    EDIT: Wait a minute...they may've got the Bumblebee for cheaper, changed the insert, so when they returned it, he returned the "Dead End", he had bought at a higher price. The UPC would show up same as the receipt. God damn. Has it been opened prior?
     
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    That's an error, not a variant. variants are mass produced, not one-off things like this.
     
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    Definitely not a varient.
    Factory worker picked up wrong insert.
    A canadian one to boot.
     
  5. trionsupreme

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    o ok. thank for correcting me. yes, factory error is more like it. no prank from me, tho. i take my transformer collecting very seriously and i respect my fellow collector's time.
     
  6. Thenames9

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    I'd keep it sealed though, just for fun.
     
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    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    If you're into collecting those sort of things, great find for you :thumb 
     
  8. Karhukjnsi

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    I don't figure you're pranking, but you may've picked it up after someone else had got a Dead End, and a SSBB, then switched so he could either 1) get his jollies or b) try to save some money, somehow.
     
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    Packaging error most likely, cool nonetheless.
     
  10. trionsupreme

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    cool, it's totally unopened and new.:) 
     
  11. Goldlock

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    "Deadend" - Kind of an apt name for Hasbro's marketing strategy when it comes to Bumblebee, huh? :p 
     
  12. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    He bought it.
     
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    Ha! Beat me to it....
     
  14. TwilightNero

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    Question: are factory errors like that worth more than regular? Just a curious thought I had.

    Really original post......
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