most shelf-warmerest transformer of all time

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  1. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    As I think we all know, right now you can go into most stores in the us that sell transformers and find a butt-load of mudflaps/tuner mudflaps. he is a truely epic chelfwarmer, yes, but is the greatest example of the phenomenon, or are there greater. Unicron perhaps?
    armada lazerbeak maybe?
    I remember a time when the TRU had real problems getting rid of R.I.D. prime and megatron.
     
  2. gargunkle

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    In my area Armada Smokescreen pegwarmed way more than Laserbeak.

    As for greatest of all time, that's hard to say.
     
  3. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    TFTM Jungle Bonecrusher and Camshaft.

    I also remember Walmart having walls of Cybertron Primus boxes in 2007 at $40 a pop.
     
  4. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    Picked up a Movie 2007 Mudflap (the yellow Erector - lol - homage) a month or two ago that I'd been giving the eye to every time I've gone into my local TRU since like December 2007
     
  5. roy_flagg00

    roy_flagg00 I want more life....

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    yea, I forgot about jungle bonecrusher
     
  6. Emperor Jeremy

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    Beast Wars Transquito and Energon Ironhide come to mind.
     
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    Sideways for me. Guy's the biggest pegwarmer at my Wal-Mart.
     
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    BW Transquito, Drillbit, and Scavenger come to mind. People had been finding them well into Energon's run. Saw a BM mega Cheetor once at the same time as Drillbit, too.
     
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    Transmetal 2 Cybershark.
     
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    Animated Sentinel Prime seems to be the only animated deluxe hanging around these days, unless you're at TRU and happen to come across Arcees/Ratchets.
     
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    Ice Cream Twins and Wheelie = Super peg warmers in Malaysia's Toys'r'US.

    Those things just refuse to "DIE"! :p 
     
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    universe 1.0 barricade still on the shelves in my area
     
  13. rainningstorm

    rainningstorm cheapskate@Cantonment

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    Right now, right alongside those mudflaps and skids, is bumblebee.

    He's not really a shelfwarmer but there so many different versions of bee right now it looks like a solid wall of black and yellow.
     
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    BW Transquito immediately springs to mind as well. Energon Ironhide and the repaint sat around for awhile here. There are still remnants of Animated Wave 1 and 2 Deluxes, Voyagers and Activators at quite a few places here, and there have been RoTF Rampages on the pegs literally since May 30th of last year. Never moved. About 2 inches of dust on them.
     
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    I think we need to make the distinction between the US/Canada/Australia and the UK.

    For us, WITHOUT DOUBT it was the 07 movie legends Megatron. He can still be seen in some TRUs, Entertainers and Tescos 3 years after he was first released! That's some going.

    Also, ROTF Deluxe Wheelie. Good grief he was everywhere.
     
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    I'm pretty sure my grandchildren will be seeing Gathering at The Nemesis sets at TRU; and I don't have kids yet.

    Other than dumb TRU sets I'd probably give the award to either TFTM Camshaft or RoTF Deluxe Wheelie or Tuner Mudflap. I haven't been collecting that long so my experience doesn't go back to lines before TFTM.
     
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    I saw Transquito in a TRU as late as 2003. There have been several good examples in recent years, but that's one I'll always remember.
     
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    dharmacon More Than Meets The Isle

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    Of all time...?

    My vote goes to any incarnation of the G1 Swindle mold. I remember tons of G2 Swindles sitting on the shelf at TRU in 1994-95, and then the same thing happened with RID Rollbar: my local Wal-Mart had a bunch of them as late as Spring 2004. Is there anyone who was around during the G1 heyday that can attest to G1 Swindle being a pegwarmer? (I was 12 at the time, but I wasn't paying attention to things like that)
     
  19. jerryitus

    jerryitus Transformer vacuum

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    Tuner Mudflap is the worst case I've ever seen (they are EVERYWHERE), but i've only been collecting for a few years now.
     
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    In recent history, as that's all I have fresh in my mind at the moment:

    a tie between ROTF Wheelie and TRU Ultra Countdown.
     

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