Saw a swapped Powerglide today

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  1. Macross7

    Macross7 Well-Known Member

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    While in Walmart today, I saw a Universe Powerglide in the Exclusive Red Powerglide box. First time I've seen it. Of course, I'd expect some scumbag to pull this kid of thing. At least it was a anotehr Powerglide in the box and not some broken Gundam like I've seen before.
     
  2. jerky123

    jerky123 PSN=deadpoolistheman

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    Well that sucks.
     
  3. Travicon

    Travicon Nerdbot

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    i dunno man... i think swapping a movie 1 prime with a rotf prime is completely wrong, but atleast this is the same figure. i really hate that hasbro gives up crap paint then a year later they come out with the more accurate verision. its like they release the crappy repaint first and that sucks. so i cant be too mad about hearing this.
     
  4. Opticron Primal

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    It's still stealing.

    There's no excuse for toy swapping of any kind.
     
  5. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    This although this one is as close to being not stealing as one could get with a toy swap, assuming the Uni Powerglide is mint to near mint and complete
     
  6. Seibermore

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    Yeah I have saw something similiar at my Toy's "R" Us. Some person swapped out a half destroyed universe Dropshot for for a Blades. It really irrates me when people do that.
     
  7. Computer5

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    Yeah i saw the same thing last week w/ onslaught for a hardhead
     
  8. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    "Buncha savages in this town..."

    But yes... it is stealing no matter how you look at it or attempt to justify it.
     
  9. QmTablit

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    I'm surprised a thread saying this hadn't come up earlier.
     
  10. Scantron

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    This is the only thing that surprises me. The fact that swapping is happening, the fact that people are justifying it (again), etc, is all par for the course. These things have been out for over a month now, so I was expecting to hear about Powerglide being swapped long before now.
     
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    This kinda crap is what drives me away from toy collecting.
     
  12. Dran0n

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    Damn, toy swappers!
     
  13. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Thats just lame especially trying to justify it. I have universe Powerglide and yeah the new exclusive looks better its still a great toy. If I do get the exclusive red he will stay in box for sure since i have the crappy color scheme to play with :D 
     
  14. Black Omega

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    There is a missed opportunity here that people are forgetting about when it comes to the initial Uni Powerglide release and the current Walmart Exclusive release. The initial release makes an awsome Universe Hothouse. Don't believe me? Check out pics of G1 Micromaster Hothouse and you'll see what I mean. That is what I've done. My initial release Powerglide is my Classics Hothouse.

    However, I must agree with everyone here. Toy swapping is evil. And for people that do it then you're just being lazy, selfish, cheap pricks and possibly screwing a kid out of the toy they want! :mad 
     
  15. newguy

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    meh. This stuff happens all the time. I don't think we constantly need to make threads about it.
     
  16. Black Omega

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    Yes, that may be true. But personally I like the fact that we make it known to other collectors that they are jerks for doing that. Not that peer pressure works as well now as it did whne we were all kids but nothing wrong with the effort of public shaming for some people doing an indecent thing.
     
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    i realize that its obviously stealing and is wrong and im not trying to justify it at all im just saying it could be worse and is no reason to get too fired up, its not like someone is gonna see it and go " SWEET! red powerglide", buy it, take it home and out of the box and say "what!? i thought it was red..."
     
  18. LEADERS_MATRIX

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    I totaly agree.

    Not a swap but I got the first round PG and when I opened it, the damn arm fell off, so I took it back and got a Silverbolt.
     
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    People who swap out toys are savages.
     
  20. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    Given where/how I grew up, I have VERY strong feelings against being a "snitch" or a "narc" or whatever you want to call it, but if I ever saw someone trying to return a swapped toy, I'd definately say something to the employee taking care of the return.
     

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