Hasbro Toy Shop Website: Ending Direct Brand Sales, update 12/5: new site launches 2019

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by AzT, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Yup, my transformers section is leftover deluxe terrorcons and jazz, some of that other brand shit, and hot rods.

    Not to mention hardly (if any) SW black series and DC multiverse.

    About the only thing they do have is Marvel Legends and that's either 10th Anni I'm and Skulls, IW figures, DP wave 1, and Venom wave.

    Very impressive toy section, but props for the PR campaign in wake of TRUs demise.
     
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  2. Autobot Jamie

    Autobot Jamie Well-Known Member

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    How about focusing on your poor stock in stores too? 
     
     
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  3. TooManyCats

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    My thoughts exactly. Seems kinda kooky a news post along these lines gets published without at least emailing Hasbro themselves to confirm.
     
  4. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

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    My concern was less with the publishing of the press release that Hasbro themselves put out, and more with the absurd leaps of logic that people immediately took to say the site was closing down. The press release simply didn't say that.
     
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  5. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Hasbro has no control over what's stocked on shelves. The retailers order the product, and at that point it's their job to allocate it.
     
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  6. MegaMoonMan

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    I had no idea those other "storefronts" even existed beyond HTS. Oh well.
     
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    Same happened with me. I am somehow relieved it wasn't just me.
     
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    I don’t trust Amazon any more than I trust Walmart. Possibly less.
     
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    same here
     
  10. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron Heavy Metal Flamewar

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    What's gonna happen to the Ebay store? I almost never ordered from HTS.com but, was a frequent visitor to the ebay store.
     
  11. GizmoTron

    GizmoTron Roobaticon Commander

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    Except Amazon's pricing algorithm lately hasn't exactly been the most competitive against Wal-Mart and Target's prices lately thanks to third party sellers and lack of instock products.
     
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    Mattel did the same
     
  13. RKillian

    RKillian http://www.rktoyandhobby.com

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    Tell that to independent shops that can't post preorders and receive their shipments months late.
     
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  14. Fenrir Zero

    Fenrir Zero Former collector of Transformers stuff

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    Meanwhile in the year TFW2005...

    [Amazon Prime has thrown Walmartron into the ground]
    Scalper:
    Finish him off, Prime! Do it now!
    [Amazon picks up his laser rifle and takes aim]
    Walmartron: [feigning defeat as he reaches his price gun]
    No more, Amazon Prime! Grant me mercy, I beg of you!
    Amazon Prime: You, who are without mercy to small businesses, now plead for it? I thought you were made of cheaper prices!
     
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  15. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    So I have until the 19th of January to use the remainder of my gift card?
     
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    Holy hell people, elementary level reading comprehension goes a long way. The press release even said it was the individual brand storefronts shutting down. There was nothing in the press release to suggest hasbro toy shop was shutting down, they’re just streamlining
     
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    After hearing this news it's going to suck even more know. We won't have HTS to fall back on or as reason already mentioned to buy figures from when we can't find them locally or at certain online E-tailers. Man this is going to feel like TRU loss all over again.
     
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    Both this page and the previous one have a link to clarification from Hasbro that HTS isn't going anywhere. It's just the brand-specific websites like transformers.hasbro.com that are being shuttered. Nice body used those anyway.
     
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    I read the front page and that is what i got out of it. I might have to go back and read the pages your talking about but front page said no more sales of transformers direct to public would be haulted by Jan 2019.

     
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