So what happens to toys like.....

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by 46+2, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. 46+2

    46+2 Well-Known Member

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    Rotf tuner mudflap and rotf gears? Stores cant even give them away! Even worse, they keep restocking them! What happens to these when no one wants them?
     
  2. Wollstone

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    Discount retail. Sometimes you'll still find them even 10 years later.

    A few months back I found a BW Injector at a Walgreens.
     
  3. Tacitron

    Tacitron An exceptional nut sack

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    Didn't you see Rudolph? They go to the island of misfit toys.
     
  4. CETERUS PRIME

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    I actually had a hard time finding ROTF Gears a little while back. After I watched some video reviews on it, I decided to pick him up if I found him, and he's a pretty cool figure. I haven't seen one around in a while either. Can't say the same for Tuner Mudflap, still see them around on clearance for $7. I'd like to know exactly what the stores pay for them if they can let them go so cheap sometimes.
     
  5. Omnius

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    Expect them to follow in the footsteps of the Cybertron Scouts, and get re-packaged in every future line.
     
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    Landfill
     
  7. Ellamin

    Ellamin Moonbeam Dreamer

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    thrown out, or given to lower retail (big lots, marshalls, khols and maybe hobby shops.
     
  8. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Handed out to people living on the streets who then burn the plastic in a big fire to keep warm.
     
  9. Doug

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    I believe HFTD Jetblade and Deep Sea Attack Ravage will be in the mix with ROTF Mudflap and Gears.
     
  10. Aernaroth

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    God willing, the ones that can't even be liquidated at bargain basement prices get sent back and turned into recycled plastic.
     
  11. Inikalord

    Inikalord Legal Binding Contracts

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    If they discounted them to like, $1, i'd spring for them

    I see either something like a Landfill or recycled into new toys
     
  12. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    they sell them cheaper and cheaper it got to the point in new zealand note a deluxe costs us 30 that the toys where being sold for 12$ a pop and poeple where just grabing them for mindliss extra stocking stuffers
     
  13. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    They get stored in the backroom for most of the year & then get taken out for the boxing day sales? Maybe now I can pick up that Cyb Nemesis Breaker at retail... :lol 
     
  14. Inikalord

    Inikalord Legal Binding Contracts

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    Thats about the cheapest ive seen in NZ, I remember when Deluxes cost like, $18 back when Armada was airing.

    WHat I would give to go back on time and grab all those toys, XD

    But yeah, $30 for a deluxe is a complete rip-off IMO, forr about $20 more you could get a Voyager cllass
     
  15. Jlogano20

    Jlogano20 Speed Gunner

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    wow really
     
  16. NormanB

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    I have reason to believe Tuner Mudflap will someday be a highly sought-after collectible because I don't think a single one has made it of a peg an into a customer's home
     
  17. Aernaroth

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    This is, oddly enough, true, and its probably the reason some of the ugliest and lamest G1 toys are now some of the rarest and most valuable.
     
  18. DecepticusPrime

    DecepticusPrime End of Days

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    we aint just got tuner mudflaps...we got original mudflaps sitting next to the tuner. We rarely get an HFTD stock out on the floor
     
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    either they will always have it there or resend it to hasbro for new packaging for TF3, most likely, and be brought again
     
  20. StInG286

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    Is that the what I like too call spearmint green mudflap?

    yeah 25-30 dollars for deluxes here and 48-50 dollars for voyagers, that is instore nevermind ebay and then shipping costs on top of that. Yet there is like a dollar difference currenct conversion wise between the US and Australian dollar so why such a hike up I ask?

    anyway enough bout wallet raping. I have seen tones of that Skids on the shelf lately along with Hailstorm(which I have) and Elita-1(the funny bronzy one not the upcoming purple one), Electrostatic Jolt, WFC Cliffjumper, WFC Optimus Prime, WFC Megatron, Tomahawk, Sidearm Sideswipe, Red Alert, Thrust.
     

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