"Hey kids, let's all go down to Target and buy some Transformers!"

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ops_was_a_truck, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    ...or not. :lol 

    Truth be told, they had a Titanium in the bottom left corner (offscreen), a few of those stupid light-up robot head things, the tech dagger majingers and, as is visible, a few Real Gears. Oh, and some of the kids educational stuff.

    ...but verrrrrry not much in the actual "toy vehicles that turn into toy robots" category.

    I dunno, somebody else might find this funny. I laughed out loud (like, fo' real) when I turned the corner and saw this.
     
  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I've seen that same sight for a few weeks now.
     
  3. Prisoner1138

    Prisoner1138 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Pretty much the same sight at most retail stores.
     
  4. bouncing boy77

    bouncing boy77 Syntax Error

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    saw the same kind of thing at target and walmart over the weekend.
     
  5. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I lol'ed at the picture, and then was like, yup, the closest target to me looks just like that :(  I really, really hope that this movie hasn't ruined transformers collecting at the retail level...
     
  6. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    The two Real Gears in that picture seem to be the ones that dangle on all of the shelves I've seen. Overproduced or unwanted?
     
  7. ChErikS

    ChErikS Well-Known Member

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    And do you know what's to blame for this? You can look squarely at the huge amount of Pirates and Spiderman product clogging the shelves. Retailers freaked out about low sales (at least I know we at TRU did) on that movie merchandise and started cutting back forecasts and cancelling orders. Next thing you know Transformers blows expectations out of the water and now we're all fighting for the tiny amount of product that Hasbro has.
     
  8. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    GAH! don't remind me, and was the tit that was there cheetor?
     
  9. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I can understand power up being there, because he's definitely the worst real gear, but because boost looks so much like laserbeak, I just figured he'd fly off the shelves. but yeah, the one thing that's everywhere is real gears.
     
  10. Foster

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    Quit following me to stores on my lunch break. :mad 
     
  11. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Hasbro is totally doing a Mr. Burns thing now.
     
  12. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep. Only store that has anything in stock is Wal-Mart, and that's mostly the old stuff they recently threw back on the shelves. A couple Classics Mini-cons, a tiny smattering of LOLgears, a Robot Replica Barricade or two, a few Barrel Roll Blasters, and empty pegs galore.
     
  13. Nerdling

    Nerdling Plastic Crack Addict

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    They should just put a huge banner on that at the store that says "SCALPED"
     
  14. Megaracertron

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    I dont think it going to get much better! Between the Scalpers, Dealers, Ebayer's, Collecters who need two of everything, All the new Fans of transformers, Oh lets not for get the kids. Now you add in low lnventory it is looking pretty grim, But Hasbro wants to make money they will catch up it will just take awhile.
     
  15. pscoop

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    Yup, very familiar picture. We were at Target last week and some lady was getting her kids a bunch of 3 inch titaniums, sounded like they had most of them already. I almost wanted to tell them, "In my day we had transformer toys that transformed into other things, those were the days" I decided not to make an ass of myself in front of my wife in kids.

    I do keep hoping the situation improves, but it has been so long I am loosing hope. At least I finally got a CC BB.
     
  16. Elvio

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    Ha! My target had the concept Bumblebee Cyber Slammers, so in you're face!

    :( 
     
  17. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    It's looked like that for the past two months here.
     
  18. GladiatorPrime

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    Looked like my Target a few days ago! I did find a Movie/G1 Starscream stuck on the bottem shelves behind the blasters!
     
  19. Team Jetfire

    Team Jetfire Pop-POP!

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    Funny pic.
    Further proof that Transformers rock and retail stores are dumb.
     
  20. Lobo

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    Not mine!

    Just got back from my local store with a full cart and an empty wallet.

    I picked up Leader Brawl, G1 color Starscream, and all the new deluxes, except '08 Bumblebee :mad , he continues to elude me.

    Left behind one Dreadwing, 3 Leader Brawls, and 2 Starscreams.

    Shelves have been bare since the first wave though.
     

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