Release Date??!!! Could have fooled me:(

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  1. Jimmy88

    Jimmy88 Well-Known Member

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    Now I know this is all over other posts, but hear me out.....Well dudes although I managed to pick up a few guys today, it was much fewer than I expected and very disappointing. Dont get me wrong I am grateful for the guys I managed to find, but a huge release is supposed to be a huge release, not a few new guys coming out and hunting them down until you are blue in the face. You are supposed to go to one store and find everything. Man I remember when there was a release date you would see huge displays in TRU, toys all over the toy area in Target, and all other stores as well. You wouldnt even think they were being released today....
    I checked 3 different targets....nothing, actually checked one twice due to them looking like they were putting stuff out in the morning, but no it was Cars 2 stuff. Thank god for TRU, managed to pick up what was left......


    This made me think what the hell is the deal....????
    Is it because Hasbro maybe lost their ass with the ROTF toy line.....???
    Is it the economy.....????
    Is it just stupid employees and stores not caring.....??????

    What are your thoughts dudes?????

    Man I had a much better chance at finding the real autobots downtown.....
     
  2. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    It's mainly just the employees slacking off and the boxes holding all the toys have less of the toys that everyone wants and more shelfwarmer material. Give it a week or 2 and you'll find what you want. Trust me.
     
  3. Jimmy88

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    Yeah thats what I was thinking, but I mean it seems as though they have cut down......
     
  4. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    Well a lot of scalpers were there right as the stores opened so they probably nicked the popular toys too.
     
  5. Jimmy88

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    Man I cant stand those guys when stuff is released......
     
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    I got everything I wanted today. The only thing I don't remember seeing is the op and megs with trailers.
     
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    ya know i was thinkin, its not necessarily a "release date"

    its just the earliest date at which these toys could be sold

    so if they dont put them out exactly on the date, thats okay.
     
  8. Jimmy88

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    Yeah I guess thats true, just seems like with anything thats released Chicago or the midwest is usually screwed and the last to get anything.......
     
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    Well you actually got something. Two seperate trips to my area Target and Wal-Marts got me nothing. The WMs in my area looked in no hurry to put anything out while Target only just set the pegs by this evening. i almost got something at the Target when a nice worker was about to go to the back and pull at least a leader Sentinal Prime for me before his manager stopped him with the whole not pulling collectibles from the back BS.
     
  10. Jimmy88

    Jimmy88 Well-Known Member

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    Now yah know I cant stand crap like that, its comes down to this, "Do you want my money or not????"
     
  11. Altimus Prime

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    I was also underwhelmed. Couldn't tell this was the release day for a major toy release tied to a major summer film.

    When I went to Toys R Us, I expected the big display just inside the doors to be Transformers.

    It was Pokemon.

    Yeah.

    WTF?
     
  12. aey103

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    It annoyed me a little but I really didn't want to be THAT guy arguing about why I can't buy toys you have in the back. i can wait since these all should be readily available soon. I only wanted SP now since I can start finishing up my movieverse display.
     
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    I hit five stores today and only found some of the stuff at two. Nothing I wanted, either. Lame.
     

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