Sideways a shelf warmer?

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  1. Roook

    Roook Well-Known Member

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    Wow. I went into Target today, first time since the RotF toys his the shelves.

    I was faced with a wall of Sideways. There must have been 30 of them. The only other figure I saw from the movie in the same class was Rampage, which was hidden off to the side with a bunch more of the Sideways figures.

    It was just kind of surprising to see so many of them.
     
  2. Ktulu

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    Could just be your area. I haven't seen many whenever I've looked. Seems there's more Sideswipes than anything else in these parts.
     
  3. Dran0n

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    It seems like it a shelf warmer here too (and walked to f*ucking Target and all I saw a title wave of Sideways's and one Wheelie so, I'm disappointed). It's a great toy though.
     
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    Yup. Him and stupid Ratchet here. Shelfwarmercons.
     
  5. Waverider

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    It's probably the store in your area. I haven't seen one at multiple stores here in SoCal(San Diego).
     
  6. seeker311

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    our shelf warmers here have been: Sideways, Chromia, Brawl and Wheelie. Along with Ironhide and Demolishor
     
  7. Beastbot X

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    Here the shelfwarmers are:

    -Sideways
    -Breakaway (with a vengeance)
    -Interrogator Barricade
    -Demolishor
    -All Gravity Bots except for Sideswipe
    -All FABs (with a vengeance-- seriously, they aren't moving AT ALL)
    -Ultimate Bumblebee
    -Both Leader class figs (haven't seen Jetfire yet, can't remark on his shelfwarmability)
    -Dirt Boss
    -Rollbar

    Everything else moves along at a fair pace. All Legends class figures as well as Chromia, Wheelie, Skids, Sideswipe, HA Bumblebee, and Soundwave seem to move particularly fast.
     
  8. Bulkhide

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    The only Deluxe and Voyager shelfwarmers in my area are:
    Mudflap - counted 14 at Wal-Mart last night.
    Sideswipe - counted 12 at Target and 15 at Wal-Mart the other day.
    Demolishor - so many it's ridiculous!
    Ironhide
    Ratchet

    The Robot Replicas seem to be selling well.
    And in my area the Legends, Scout, and Robot Heroes are flying off the shelves. It's like they can't keep them in stock hardly at all.
    The FAB's also seem to be selling decently too.
     
  9. Dinobot Nuva

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    No shelfwarmers here, just the occasional Interrogator Barricade that takes a little longer to move than the others.
     
  10. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Wow, Sideswipes are seriously shelfwarming in some places? How could kids not pick up a car THAT awesome?! They're flying off the shelves here-- next to Wheelie, he's the fastest-selling deluxe.
     
  11. Bulkhide

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    Yeah at both my Wal-Marts and my Target. Sideswipe is in way over abundance. Most of the other deluxes seem to be moving really good (except Mudflap).
     
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    Sideways is shelf warming this side of The Atlantic too, and the guy that cut him down is a near myth.
     
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    At my target, theres like 10+ soundwaves..wheelies and chromia..No sideways...
     
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    He's not a shelfwarmer here only Rampage is shelfwarming pos...
     
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    I was at Toys R Us earlier.

    Nothing on the pegs but Sideways and Rampage.

    And they had a lot of pegs.
     
  16. Usagi-Prime

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    All of the TFs are shelf warmers at my target (Don't know about Walmart). Even little kids aren't asking their parents for an Optimus Prime or a Skids figure.

    Nobody's buying, and here I thought the cost of living was low in Texas
     
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    sideways ia shelffwarmer here in ny 2
     
  18. Blitz.

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    It could just be a case that the kids want the other guys far more and that he's selling fine but just not as fast a pace as the others.

    Also for a guy who's whole role was to pussy out and get cut in half I'm not surprised he's not selling as well as the others
     
  19. Ktulu

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    Is it really appropriate to throw around the "shelfwarmer" tag about figures in a relatively new toyline that's being heavily produced and stocked? Maybe we should let some time pass.
     
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    Damn, I'll wait a week or two and see if Sideswipe will be restocked here. I may have to resort to getting him online.
     

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