New TRU collectible policy?

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Dark Magnus, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    UPDATE: Apparently this is from a UK Toys R Us store. No worries on this side of the pond.

    Couldn't decide if this fit here or in the toyark, so I went with here.

    http://threads.rebelscum.com/showfl...2796103&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

    All I can say is this thing won't last. Toys being non-returable/non-exchangeable? So when little Timmy gets duplicate Transformers, his mom or dad can't return one to TRU and he's stuck with 2? 2 Transformers of 2 of each kind of Transformers toy? If TRU gets 15 new figures in on a truck, I have to choose between 2 and that's it? How do you determine who's a "trader" and who isn't. Phone number? Word of mouth? Mandatory questionaires for all TRU customers?

    This is just ******ed. I understand what they're trying to do, but I don't think it will work.
     
  2. Pwnbeaver

    Pwnbeaver teh uber pwnage

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    WTF!?!:banghead: 
     
  3. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    So what does this mean again?
     
  4. Greenshadow0

    Greenshadow0 Well-Known Member

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    I hope this means two of ONE toy.
     
  5. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    So what if you buy a TF and it's broken in the package?
     
  6. Pwnbeaver

    Pwnbeaver teh uber pwnage

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    You're screwed man you're screwed! Its game over!
     
  7. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    UPDATE: Apparently this is from a UK Toys R Us store. No worries on this side of the pond.
     
  8. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    It would be Demand-to-speak-to-the-manager time for me. I'd wear him/her down until I got an exchange if it was broken in package.
     
  9. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Well, thats not gonna end up biting them in ass now is it.

    TRU also needs to actually stock toys before they start with these silly rules. Though it may just be one store, and not company wide.
     
  10. Loscos

    Loscos Well-Known Member

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    I went to my local TRU yesterday and i never saw that sign, that said i wasn't looking. They did however have very barren shelves for most of their Transformers stock, and no sign of refilling, and this was midday! Still, I grabbed me a re-issue Soundwave and was on my way.
     
  11. Pwnbeaver

    Pwnbeaver teh uber pwnage

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    Thank god! Sorry British fans.
     
  12. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    Wow.... thats pretty extreme. I have 2 friends besides myself who collect Star Wars and they collect in pairs (one MOC and one to open).

    Needless to say that wouldn't fly around our neck of the woods.
     
  13. Soundatron

    Soundatron A Blight Upon The Land

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    I highly doubt this will go in the states. I work for TRU and just had a meeting at work tonite. I couldnt even picture my boss enforcing this policy anyways. Sides the only real collectors period all work there. We may have a few SW and TF collectors but they're just stopping by cause they in that neck of the woods.

    And yeah we suck at restocking right now, yet at the same time we dont get shit in. I swear we havent gotten a shipment of TF deluxes in like almost 2 months now.
     
  14. Rodimus Primal

    Rodimus Primal Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that Hasbro's been having problems with making enough toys right now. I wonder if TFs will see the restocking it needs. I know the 25th Anniversary Joes are IMPOSSIBLE to find.
     
  15. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    *no it only says star wars transformer goods have a limit.*:D 
     
  16. Graves

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    Just "grabbed me a re-issue Soundwave..."?? pfffft.... I can't find ANYTHING at ANY local store that sells Transformers. Let alone the re-issues. If I saw a re-issue at a store here, I'd probably shit my pants.
     
  17. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Didn't they have something like this going before at some point that didn't last?

    Anyway, I'm sorry if it is just in the UK, they get so screwed over there as it is without this shit

    It'll be good to tame a lot of the dishonest shit that goes on at least, I guess
     
  18. Scourge_151

    Scourge_151 Never gargle the rum. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Weird, didn't notice this at my local TRU Saturday, maybe it's a particular store that has a scalper problem or something?
     
  19. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Oh Noes! I can't buy more than 2 protoforms at once, crisis!
     
  20. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Well-Known Member

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    Man I've gone through two Ratchets, three 70's Bumblebees, two 08's, two Voyager Primes, three Barricades, and Three Jazzs just to piece one of each together without paint or assembly screwups.

    My Tf collection lives and dies by a stores return policy.
     

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