HA Roadbuster hard to find?

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  1. OptimusPrime108

    OptimusPrime108 Autobot Field Commander

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    I'm not sure about you guys, but I have been searching for this Roadbuster for about two weeks and have not been able to find him. I have checked my local Walmart, Target, Toysrus, and just can't seem to find him. This is not only for Roadbuster, I have been looking for Voyager Skyhammer and Shockwave and cant't find them either. The stock is always bad whenever I go to these stores, the only TFs they have are the Cyberverse and the HA basics (my Toysrus still has some ROTF figures!), but even then they barely any of those. I'm not sure if it's because the employees don't care and just don't stock up or if the dark of the moon line has been selling like hotcakes, but ever since the DOTM line was released I have had this problem of bad stock in these stores. I'm probably lucky that I have Voyager Megatron, Deluxe Ratchet, Leader Sentinel Prime. Does this happen to you guys? Sorry if there is already a thread about this.
     
  2. *Soundwave*

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    I just saw my first one like 5 days ago and grabbed it. Haven't seen any since. It'll most likely start to show up and flood shelves eventually, just gotta give it time
     
  3. Razerwire

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    I've been seeing the HA Roadbuster with the updated paint apps at Targets here pretty easily.
     
  4. rattraprules98

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    ^What's the difference between the paint?
     
  5. Razerwire

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    The 88 on the older version is just red whereas the new version has white and black border highlights. There's also different placings of logos.

    Oh and the missile on the new one is opaque while the old one is translucent.
     
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  6. Waverider

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    I've been seeing HA Roadbuster pretty common around my area.
     
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    Lucky ^^^^

    I have been searching for 3 weeks....nothing. I skimmed before that, nothing. Heck I barely was able to find Deluxe ratchet, Megatron,Shockwave... Haven't found even 1 Roadbuster HA. It's usually 4-1-0 Bumblbee to Skids to RB. Heck, all my stores seem to have is BB and VGR Optimus
     
  8. Optimus1138

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    I went to the Times Square TRU when on vacation in NYC and saw quite a few HA Roadbusters. It was the first time I had seen any. The one I examined (and I assume the others) was the variant with the better looking number. I didn't get it though, since I don't collect HA very much.
     
  9. harrismonkey

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    Finally found my first one on shelves HERE this week. It was the updated paint so I picked it up.

    Oddly enough I found one in a Walmart in the middle of nowhere at 3 in the morning back in late May (I grabbed that one as well). Given how bad toys sell here, I'm not shocked- but still a 3 month lag time is terrible.

    If they're going to get easier to find, it should happen soon with fall resets.
     
  10. videriant

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    Gotta be location. I've seen everything that I've been looking for. Already picked up the Leadfoot HA.
     
  11. Razerwire

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    Yeah HA Leadfoot's already pretty abundant here in NoVA.
     
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    I saw one at my target. Except I skipped it and got leader iron hide
     
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    When in doupt, buy it on the Internet.
     
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    Check Kmarts I see 'em there all the time
     
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    Pics?
     
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    Thanks, going to search TJ Maxx in the future
     
  18. moreprimeland

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    Glad to know about the latest paint job for Roadbuster, the one with the highlights not only looks better but more NASCAR authentic. :thumb 

    Haven't seen him in my area yet either, but as for Shockwave and Skyhammer, one of my WM's has dozens of them, so many voyagers overall that they have end caps as well as shelves of them.
    As for TRU, it cracks me up that they still have ROTF Leaders and other sizes too, won't clearance them..at least not yet. smh.
     
  19. Ribieconvoy

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    I think it depends on your area. In my town every store over-ordered wave 1 HA and now there's no sight of Roadbuster, but the stores 50 miles away have Roadbusters ready to sell right now.
     
  20. NCStarscream

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    The new one looks great, but I actually like the old one better overall because of the flame.

    And I've seen a total of three HA Roadbusters in person. I get the impression that Skids/Bee were clogging the shelf space badly as it was, and then the inclusion of Bee with Roadbuster in the second wave made it that much worse.
     

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