Just how rare IS leader Ironhide?

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  1. Surge

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    After getting 50 bucks as an early birthday gift, I decided to call EVERY store in my area that I know of, that sells toys. No leader Ironhide. Then I called every department store in our sister city and THEY had none as well. So, being as desperate as I was, my brother and I went to three stores, curious to see if they had any in the back room. I figured it'd be rude to ask them to check but amazingly, they did, and there wasn't any in the back room either.

    Anyone remember how rare the 12" Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2 was? It's looking like that same issue all over again. :( 
     
  2. Big Filipino

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    Well he is a pretty awesome figure so it's not surprising that he's always gone. Don't think it's as much as supply as it is demand driving the scarcity.
     
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    i've seen him a few times. he's out there! just gotta look for him!
     
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    I just think he hasn't shipped yet I think hasbro wants another wave before they release iron hide so he can have some wave mates
     
  5. Surge

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    I live in Fargo, ND, if that helps. Almost any time I want something in this city, it turns out to be an incredibly rare...relic, or something. After giving up, I decided to get the voyager Ironhide instead. I don't understand, how come a lot of people don't like the voyager? I think it's better than the one from the first movie.

    Nevertheless, wish me luck on my actual birthday!
     
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    I was at the Kmart in Cullan Alabama and saw 4 of him.
     
  7. wildfly

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    It started shipping several weeks ago.

    His wavemate is Bumblebee.
     
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    Give it time. He's only just been released.

    Having said that, plenty of them here in the UK :) 
     
  9. odeean

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    There were a lot here until the movie came out, then all gone. Same with Sentinel Prime.
     
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    I ended up ordering Leader Ironhide from ToysRUs.com. I have only seen him ONE time in stores. All I ever really see are Leader-Class Bumblebee.

    Does anyone see the HA Roadbuster in stores? I can't find that in stores or online for the life of me.
     
  11. wildfly

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    It's perhaps semi-rare at retail?
     
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    Same here, just Ldr BB clogging the shelves.
     
  13. Orodruin

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    The movie just came out, so stuff is starting to sell pretty heavily. Restocks aren't so fast to catch up.
     
  14. Surge

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    I saw a few of him at Walmart. Thanks, everyone, for answering so far. Hopefully in a couple months, I'll get to claim my treasure.

    Wall-to-wall leader Sentinels and Bumblebees, incase anyone's trying to get a hold of them. :p 
     
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    found a few at target, walmart. Got mine for 35$. Rare? don't think so. Uncommon right now? probably.
     
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    My Kmart has a bunch. If anyone here needs one, send a PM. I'll do it at cost + S&H.
     
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    This, try checking kmart if you have one close. Got mine a couple weeks ago there, he's awesome.
     
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    I called Kmart, Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, etc. No one in Fargo or Moorhead, had one. Guess I'll have to patiently wait till my birthday but atleast I have the new voyager Ironhide to hold me over.

    Word of advice: don't call Kmart if you ever need anything. They'll put you on hold for what seems like an eternity.
     
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    I can get one for you (send a PM).
     
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    I've been noticing people having good luck at KMart right now for him.
     

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