New Product at Select Wal-Marts starting today

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  1. Tony_Bacala

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    Starting today, select Wal-Mart brick and mortar stores will have new end-cap and stand alone displays featuring new Transformers and G.I. Joe merchandise. These displays should have the newest waves and product types available to them, regardless if their older stock has sold out.

    Each SKU/size/class/case assortment will only have two cases available. Of note for G.I. Joe fans, the 25th Anniversary box sets should be included. Wal-Mart apparently is doing this in order to gauge interest for the Christmas season on these and other lines, and is internally calling this "Early Christmas Displays".

    These special displays of new product start going up today and should be completed by the 14th in most stores which are participating.

    Happy hunting!

    EDIT:

    To all those asking for more info, I dont have it. Nor do I have pics. And there are none at my local wal-marts yet.

    This is from alphie tho:

    If anyone else sees one, feel free to post what was available and Ill update it.
     
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    Will the displays be replentished once the initial 2 cases have sold thru? Or is it
    "2 cases of each SKU and that's it"?

    Thanks for the info!
     
  3. smkspy

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    How many 'brick and mortar' stores are we talking about here? I'm sure it doesn't include stores in the south. Like most things relating to Wal-mart, this sounds like a complete waste of time to me.
     
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    any list on whitch ones are participating??
     
  5. Tony_Bacala

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    No list of which ones. From what I understand, 2 cases then done. Until they get mixed in normal rotation that is. I think the reason this is being done is because both Hasbro and Wal Mart understand there is gonna be a serious backlog with Movie stock and they dont want that affecting sales decisions leading into Xmas. Thats not from any official source on either side tho, just my personal opinion.
     
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    Damn, I wonder if any of the walmarts near me will be doing this.
     
  7. Grimwing

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    So let's say I went hunting for these displays:

    1. What do these endcap displays look like? if they have any artwork or panels etc.

    2. What transformers figures are supposed to be released early do to this if that's what your implying.
     
  8. Beastbot X

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    I'm SURE my crummy Wal-Mart won't have them, they never even got in the Classics Constructicons, exclusive Alternators, or the Movie Preview figures...
     
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    We need pics with this thread
     
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    I'm also curious what toys will be released 'early'
     
  11. Drake

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    Christmas in July eh?
     
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    What he and everyone else said.

    Usually the Christmas shopping season is around november so what lines are supposed to come out later in the year that might be showing up early at these Walmarts?
     
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    Does this apply to Canada?
     
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    Just saw this last night at a Wal-Mart near where I live. Have the repaint role play Optimus Prime gun, TONS of Decepticon Sneak Attack Robot Hero packs and the latest deluxe wave. It was actually not an end cap but one of those pallet displays, minus the movie images.
     
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    Give Me The 25th Joes!!!!!!

    Oh and this thread is useless without SKU Numbers!
     
  17. WeirdMetamorphosis

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    Is the new 08' Camaro Bumblebee in this assortment ?
     
  18. Gears

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    I need those new JOES too. :( 
     
  19. Grimwing

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    ah..the only thing it that which I need would be the deluxes but since it's only the next wave I can wait for it's official release.
     
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    Whose in the latest deluxe wave?
     

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