Scalper toys predictions for DOTM

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  1. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    the ones you'd probably never see cause peeps are scalping them.

    - DOTM powerglide. has appeal to both classics and movie fans alike. saw only 3 within an entire skid. the skid even had the dolly still on it which means it was just put on the earlier or just the night before.
     
  2. Axel990

    Axel990 Lord of Unicorns

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    What about VOY Shockwave?
     
  3. Ironhide4

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    don't give them incentive to scalp lads
     
  4. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Really? Day three and I still see Powerglide all over... Shockwave, not so.
     
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    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    dunno. never seen it before but then again i've never seen a wave 2 voyagers yet.
     
  6. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Skids. And Bumblebee.

    Please, idiot scalpers, answer my prayers.

    But seriously:
    Long finger Crankcase, Shockwave, Leader Sentinel, Powerglide, maybe Blackout
     
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    I hope Shockwave isn't. I really want him.
     
  8. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Skids and Mudflap...we all want them. We all need them. Nothing else matters. Shockwave is lame. Powerglide is horrible. We want Skids and Mudflap.
     
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    I've been l00king and I haven't been able to find Skids or Mudflap anywhere! Don't really want to but guess I'll resort to ebay.
     
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    No, not blackOut. T.T I couldnt get one when TF1 was released, I wanna get the Cyberverse version at least. :( 
     
  11. videriant

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    Are movie toys scalpable? What were the scalper items from the 1st and 2nd movie?
     
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    You know with threads like this your helping them out?
     
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    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    Maybe I am just uninformed, but how could scalpers target long-fingered Crankcase figures? I thought one could not see the finger length until the package is open.

    Word.
     
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    Bingo! Yahtzee!

    And then we wonder why we can't find the good stuff right?
     
  15. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    Of course considering stores are getting TWO ASSORTMENTS AT THE SAME TIME is probably a factor. There might only have been 3 because, well, they only got 3 of the second wave (which has Powerglide), and the rest might have been wave 1 (which does NOT have Powerglide). Just because your store didn't have it doesn't mean scalpers got it, it likely means they just didn't happen to get the assortment with the stuff you were looking for.

    But seriously? Toys have barely been out a couple days. Further, this is not Mattel, it is Hasbro. Even if something is "hot" now? Hasbro WILL be shipping this stuff for months. Anyone trying to scalp the mass retail assortments of this line are morons, and deserve to be stuck with unsellable toys.
     
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    Only the loser scalpers. The good ones are waaaaaaaaay ahead of the game.
     
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    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    The G1 recolors from the first toyline were scalper bait all the way. But the line really didn't start to get scalped until after the film was released and stores were suddenly cleaned out. Prior to the film, I could get ANYTHING from the first couple waves with ease.

    Movie 2's big deal was The Fallen. Until people realized just how many stores were sitting on and he became a bit of a shelfwarmer early fall.

    Generally, store exclusives tend to be high targets for scalpers, especially if they know their clientele by reading boards and threads like this.
     
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    Down by the Paramount logo there's a lot number stamped on the cardboard (not ink, just an impression). 10561 and 03561 are unclipped (I think in 100% of cases, there's not really enough data to tell yet) and 10601 is clipped. Of course, all I can find are 10601, but that's beside the point. I'd assume that 10601 is going to be the most common, anyway.
     
  19. 03Mach1

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    Nothing. These toys are out en masse and will be for sometime. The only rare toy may end up being Crankcase with the unaltered hands. Then again, once everyone opens theirs to find only disappointment, the truly rare ones will by MOSC.
     
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    Did you guys hear about the recall on Bumblebee?

    Yeah, apparently some kid was killed by one... I was at Target and they were pulling them all off the shelves to be destroyed and replaced later with a safer one and they were talking about it.
     

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