Have stores cancelled some holiday exclusives?

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  1. Beastbot X

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    I'm wondering-- perhaps because of the economy?-- whatever happened to some of the exclusives we've seen on display at Botcon and/or SDCC that were supposedly going to come out October-ish and still no one's found them in stores. Anyone perhaps have any info on these that I might have missed or confirmation that they've been canceled? I figured if they were Holiday exclusives like was assumed (or outright said) for most of these, they'd have been out by now:

    -Sideways Sneak Attack (Target Exclusive)

    -Megatron Rising 5-pack

    -The Ravage Infiltration (Target Exclusive) (I know this has been spotted in the UK, I'm talking about the US)

    Also curious about the scout versus packs we saw instructions for on Transformers.com: Drydock vs. Undertow, Blue Maximus vs. Crosshairs
     
  2. exclusacon

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    I think they are saving these for after the holidays...you know for the so called dead months
     
  3. Beastbot X

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    Well, Hasbro listed for Megatron Rising and the Sideways Sneak Attack pack October release dates... that's a pretty big discrepancy if they're actually coming out after the holidays.
     
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    wait why in the megs one is there a red scrapper and yellow rampage????!!!
     
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    these better come out!!!! i really don't care about megs but the other 2 are great
     
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    Releasing gift sets after the Holidays is a pretty poor business decision.
     
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    I just want the Sideways Sneak Attack set, so I can have all three bikes in legends form.
     
  8. Beastbot X

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    Megatron Rising is a "have to see in person" purchase decision, but the rest of these I really want, which is why I'm gonna be bummed if they're cancelled. As you said, it'd be cool to have all three Legends bikes, having Sideways with a big split down the middle painted on him is awesome IMO, and I can never have too many RotF scout repaints.
     
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    Megatron Rising and the Sideways sets were the only ones out of the whole shebang from Botcon that I wanted, and now they're the only ones that haven't been released. I hope the ship didn't sail, because I think they were HFD packaging...
     
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    Yeah, they were. And I know Megatron Rising, at the least, was part of the whole "Most Wanted" exclusive campaign where they came with extra bio cards that could unlock wallpaperrs & more info at Transformers.com... and since that interactive program expires around the beginning of 2011...
     
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    Good question. I wonder if retailers bailed on them.
     
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    I hope they can be squeezed in somewhere. I wanted the three cycle sisters Legends toys and the Megatron Rising set (I saw it in person at Comicon and it looked nice to me).
     
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    It would be pretty silly to release Hunt for the Decepticons battlepacks AFTER the line switches over to Reveal the Shield.
     
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    Maybe with all the Generations Wave + Hunt For The Decepticons + Reveal The Shield + Power Core Combinder plut the exclusives that the retailers DID get (Rampage In The Ruins, G1 Devastator, Walmart 2-packs, Target 2-packs) the retailers decided that was enough.
     
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    I just saw Sideways Sneak Attack today at Zellers.

    However I only saw one and none of the others. It was on the top shelf shoved in sideways.
     
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    ^^ Well duh. That's what they meant by "sneak attack"!
     
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    Is it possible they're going to change the packaging, and they might get a release in or around the same time as Roddy and Cyclonus?
     
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    I doubt they would switch the packaging after spending the money to produce HFTD packaging.
     
  19. Beastbot X

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    Man, exclusives are getting weird lately. The Minicon 8-pack is seen in very isolated places in Europe, Ravage Infiltration sees release in the UK and nowhere else yet, now a Canadian sighting of Sideways Sneak Attack...
     
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    Dinobot Nuva and I often discuss these, since he's all about exclusives, and we've been leaning towards the "canceled in the States" conclusion as well. It makes sense, given that we're almost out of known upcoming product, the movie line will be gearing up for release before we know it, and the relevant online promotion and HFTD subline are essentially outdated.
     

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