Revenge of the Shelformers?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by megatronkicksas, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed that every time I have gone to a store they have pegs after pegs of full ROTF stuff. Not only that but I have seen more collectors then kids in the isle.... seriously HASBRO WTF? :peoples: 
     
  2. rob_charb

    rob_charb Well-Known Member

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    Heh, I thought you meant shell formers, not shelf warmers...was really confused at first reading your post :D 

    When I saw the really huge display TRU had at the one I was at last weekend, I was honestly shocked by the complete absence of any kids. Only myself and two other adults were looking at the figures...
     
  3. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    See what I mean, isn't it weird? I like want to roll a tumbleweed through the isle.
     
  4. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    You can't expect the toys to fly off the shelves when the commercial hasn't even aired yet.
     
  5. Autobotic9

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    More for us!
     
  6. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    what worries me is the fact that soooo many sideswipes were shipped out, i am afraid one of the coolest figures of the line is going to become the shelfwarmer......poor sideswipe.....seriously there is 10 of him for every other character released
     
  7. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    ^ speak for yourself, been to 3 Targets and a TRU since they hit and have seen pretty much everyone BUT Sideswipe.

    He may not be going for 80 bucks on ebay like Bee was in the first movie, but he certainly doesn't seem to be shelfwarming yet.

    As to the OP, wait till after the kiddies see the movie in a few weeks, and I bet the shelves will start clearing out bigtime again.
     
  8. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    get em now while you still can. once the movie premiers they will be all gone just like last time
     
  9. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Once the film's out the toys will fly.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

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    They sold quicker than I thought at my Zellers. Too many deluxes but the voyagers were all gone, and I needed Ironhide. :( 


    But yeah, seriously WTF to you for expecting toys for a movie that's not even out to fly off the shelves on the day they're released.
     
  11. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    ^thats what I'm sayin, I'm snaggin what I can now while gettins good.
     
  12. paramedicprime

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    yeah get them now when the movie hits they will be flying off the shelves. i live in a small town but i have noticed just the opposite. ive seen alot of kids getting the toys already
     
  13. Dinobot Nuva

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    A couple of my local Walmarts are moving their stock quite nicely. Legends seem to be the big seller right now, they're sold out everywhere I've gone save a couple Jetfires and Springers.
     
  14. Ash from Carolina

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    It's a tough call before a film is released since stores always flood their shelves with movie toys before the movie is released.

    Although with Transformers being a sequel you would expect them to move faster since kids already know the franchise unlike some other movie lines.
     
  15. Bottom Out

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    kids have no way of knowing the toys are even out yet...when i was 12 i had no clue what toys were comming out or when
     
  16. Scantron

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    At the majority of the stores I check the pegs and shelves are usually full of RotF stuff as well...but the exact figures available changes every time I stop by. Yes, there's a lot on the shelf but, in my area at least, it's pretty clear that there's a lot on the shelves because the figures are getting restocked on a regular basis. I much prefer that to the first movie, where they were selling just as well and not getting restocked.

    And I've only ever seen a kid checking out the TFs once in the ~5 years I've been hunting for toys in my general "zone"...and that was today at Wal-Mart. If I were to use the assumption that kids only have an interest in TFs if I actually see them, then I could conclude that kids like RotF best out of every TF line in the last 5 years. I've also only ever bumped into three collectors at toy stores in that span of time (two mid-way through Movie 1, one a few months ago); that being three people who introduced themselves to me as fellow collectors, not "OMG, there's an adult looking at the TFs so it must be a collector and/or scalper!".
     
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  17. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    But it has
     
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    Yeah, as already said, movies not even out yet. Get em while they're plentiful. I'm glad I got skids and mudflap already.
     
  20. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I snagged leader prime for just that reason. I remember what happened with the first movie, so I got him now even though I was on the fence.
     

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