Protoform.............Bumblebee??

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  1. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    was cruising through my local target today and found Bumblebee, well i thought it was bumblebee, i turned to the front of the package and inside was Protoform Starscream in whatever the hell it is mode instead of Bumblebee, someone pulled a switcheroo
     
  2. shade 0066

    shade 0066 Live Fast, Drive Faster!

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    Please tell me you baught it.
     
  3. shadow panther

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    hell no i didnt buy it, you couldnt pay me to buy those damn protoforms
     
  4. shibamura_prime

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    Uhm...what...?

    So the packaging was for a Proto Bumblebee, or you thought it was 'Bee...?
     
  5. shadow panther

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    it was bumblebees packaging and starscreams protoform, someone bought bee and switched the toy out with proto starscream
     
  6. jdre_124

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    Wtf???
     
  7. ViceGripX

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    Happens quite a bit, actually. It's usually with Star Wars or G.I.Joe figures though.
     
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  9. Squishy

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    so the package was actually opened or was it sealed??
     
  10. Bryan

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    Shock and horror.
     
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  12. cybertron2006

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    The earless wonder still lives!!! oh yeah, back on topic. I've never seen a transformer in the wrong box.
     
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    As stated, this is common, happens all the time.
     
  14. Acidophilus

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    I've seen it at some Wal-marts, but when I point it out to someone working in the toy department, they say OK, and maybe put it in a cart, but it's usually back on the shelf if I return a day or two later. So I get the feeling they don't reallly care.
     
  15. Insane Galvatron

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    My question is why would someone do that? They are the same price. I've seen and understood the logic when someone puts a deluxe in a voyager box and returns it, but a deluxe for a deluxe? What's the benefit?
     
  16. Acidophilus

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    Most of the time when I see it, it's either an older toy like something found at a yardsale or goodwill picked up for very cheap,(anything that will fit in the box/bubble), or maybe one they just did'nt like. When people return them to the store, the Customer service people are usally not at all knowageable about the product, and don't notice the change.
     
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    I can only guess that they didn't like Starscream and didn't have the packaging for him any more, so they did the swap to get their money back since they intended to keep BB.

    Or maybe they were just being a prick.
     
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    it could also have something to do with the barcode and with the checkout lane , worried that it wouldn't accept the sale
     
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    Worst Thread Ever.

    Hey Guys I Bought A Cyberton Prime But It Had A Gobots Cykill In In Instead

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  20. buskalilly

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    that sort of thing's happened to me, especially at car boot sales and markets.
     

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