No-Prize Contest: Pathetic Pics from your Retail

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  1. Quixote_Prime

    Quixote_Prime is missed.

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    A contest in which the only prize is glory in the shame of your local retail's bad distribution! Rejoice in the end of the line!

    Does your WM/Target/TRU/whatever have:

    1. A million Skullgrins, BB's, Thunderwings, or Mudflap's?

    2. Nothing at all on the pegs?

    3. Something stranger or more pathetic?

    Take a picture and post it here! No pictures of a healthy mixture of figures! Six Seasprays? Yes, please!

    I'll have a picture to start tomorrow.
     
  2. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    No pictures, but my Target has 4 Tuner Skids, 2 Skullgrins, and a Thunderwing. I think there's a Night Ops Ratchet buried somewhere.
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    27 rotf sideways...
     
  4. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    My Walmart got rid of its Tuner Mudflaps last August. The other day I went to the store and among the spoils of one case of Wave 4 Generations, I found a straggler. There's more behind it. Turns out Walmart just took their 15+ Mudflaps and put them in the back. Now they're putting them out front again. Here's a quick pic of the disgusting vermin I took with my 3DS: [​IMG]
     

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  5. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    Wish I had pics, but my TRU just put out a crap ton of early/mid ROTF deluxes (I'm seriously wondering how much of this stuff they had, as they did the same around Christmas).

    Also, the Meijer near me clearanced out most of the HFTD deluxes. I had assumed that it was to put out RtS, but it turns out it was just to have an empty looking TF section :redface2: .
     
  6. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    No Generations and a bunch of Animated Leader Bulkheads.
     
  7. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Explosions?

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    My Target has four sea attack Ravages, three Jetblades, and three battle blade Bumblebees, all of which have been there for almost six months. My local Walmart seems to have the same problem with RotF Mudflap and Skids. I guess they thought they were going to be popular characters or something.

    :lolol 
     
  8. xion14

    xion14 Well-Known Member

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    my Walmart has one old ROTF Rampage mixed in with the Generations.
     
  9. 46+2

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    I decided to tell the manager at my TRU that they suck. ROTF and wave 1 of hftd is what they have in stock. Terrible. Some of my walmarts are getting a little better and starting to stock blurr wave. 0 RTS everywhere. A boat load of FAB and RPM stuff. Sometime next year they'll have jazz and tracks. I already own most of the new figures I wanted thanks to online buying.

    Seriously! ROTF scorp!?
     
  10. jerminator

    jerminator Well-Known Member

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    It seems that the straggler from ROTF in my neck of the woods is Gears. I see at least one everywhere I go.... or Ejector too. That goddamend brave little toaster!
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Tuner Mudflap is destined to pwn this thread :) 

    I'm so proud of him :D 
     
  12. Soulmaster

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    just some Ravages (in both paint schemes) =( but the store didn't let me take the photo
     
  13. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

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    Wait.

    Wait.

    Wait.

    Your store actually still has enough staff that someone would notice you taking pictures?!?!?!

    Most stores around here have about one person wandering the store who isn't working checkout. The days of customer service are long gone.
     
  14. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    I suspect that come May 16h a lot of ROTF stock may suddenly reappear.
     
  15. The Bucket Kitten

    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    Bravery has nothing to do with when you eat any other infront of you. :confused2 


    On a on-topic note: The only thing I've seen has been: Elita-1, Hailstorm, Jetblade, Ravage, and Dirge. Last time I went to Wal-mart, I saw one lonely Thunderwing surround by shelfwarmers.
     
  16. Soulmaster

    Soulmaster Well-Known Member

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    yes... xD the toys (transformers toys) are directly in front of where you pay, even when I take out my ipod they think I have a camera (I think they think I'm taking photos to steal... WHO could steal a RAVAGE!)
     
  17. nemisispringer

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    :useless 
     
  18. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    I lost the pics when my camera was stolen last October, but I had a few on there:

    - a whole endcap of ROTF Wheelie. Seriously. An ENDCAP!
    - ROTF Wheelie at a local comic shop sticker priced at $18.99.
    - ROTF toys placed on a clearance aisle with the retail price on the red clearance sticker.

    And my local Walmart toy dept mgr was something of a moron who did their spring settings and split the TF section between opposite sides of the aisle because the woman didn't plan her grid settings ahead of time. And apparently that wasn't the only error. I noticed last week that the entire section had been redone, and asked a store associate about it. She said the recent visit from corporate would explain it.
     
  19. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Dude, don't ask to take photos. They don't allow it. It's store policy.

    Wait until there's no employee around, turn off your camera flash and then take it. I do it all the time, otherwise this thread wouldn't even exist:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ransformers-merchandise-sightings-thread.html
     
  20. DecepticonSpike

    DecepticonSpike Kimber/Stormer Fanboy

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    I'll have to take pics, but my local KMart has nothing but ROTF Mudflap.
     

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