Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Bossguy, Dec 16, 2012.
If the muppets had THREE old men in the balcony, it'd be you guys. That was a great run!
So it is available, but it won't be shipping?
Ironically, my Trypts order has a copy of the near 35th anniversary edition of the Muppet Movie with it.
Fort Max went to $40 or just shy of 75% off and I saw more at one Ollies than everywhere else combined by at least an order of magnitude. So far, Trypticon's local availability has been every bit as dismal. How long have you been following this hobby? Because that's not normal. Stores not carrying entire size classes is not normal either. Sure there were people that dithered over Energon basics/scouts going from $6 to $7 but not at the scale that we're seeing with everything the last few years.
Telling people to wait for Ollies could be sarcasm or sadism and it's up to the reader to decide...
Oh, and I want to address this. Not only is 3% barely keeping pace with inflation, Hasbro's numbers are sales to RETAILERS. You know, those places that still had Fort Maxes in their warehouses a year later (brick and mortar - online shops are _still_ carrying them) and are still dumping Trypticons seven months after release with Christmas in between? Don't you think that some of them might cut back future orders and those cuts would not be accounted for until the following annual report? Remember also that Toys R Us is in bankruptcy and can't/won't pick up the slack that Walmart and Target are going to leave until they remember they have a toy aisle around November.
(I also hope this POTP unification has alot of Takara fans just say no to settling for Hasbro and helps pull down the FY2018 report.)
Sorry, I have been in this hobby then to know better. Too many people in this hobby always "know better". Time and time and time and time and time again they have been proven wrong. TBH, the drama from these types of posts is why I actually left collecting. Other collectors trying to tell collectors what they should do and not do, and how they hurt the collecting, blah blah blah.
If you'd like to panic, go ahead. But to force panic on others is a bit too much.
Here is what I recall being said by this fandom:
- Figures will continue to get smaller and simpler, Hasbro can't afford to make em how they use to.
- Combiners? We'll never get combiners. Hasbro doesn't know how to do them.
- The Leader class is gone. They won't make those anymore. The money is just not there for it.
- We will never see LARGE figures like Fort Max. Those were the good old days. It'll never happen.
Every single item, wrong.
So instead of assuming any of you know the profit and loss per figures, why not just enjoy the hobby?
And one last thing, maybe people aren't interested at a figure at a specific price point. I just got Overlord. I got him at $22.49 from the HTS clearance. Would I ever gotten him at the $45 price point? Nope. I really had no interest in him. I kind of thought he looked cool because he reminded me of a night raven in Alt mode. At $22.49 I thought, hey, why not. At $45, I could allocate that money to buy other things I want vs. something I want to splurge on.
I can see the same thing for Trypticon. I doubt EVERY collector is saying, I'll wait for clearance. More of the ones that are cash strapped or maybe not interested in the first place. The price becomes too attractive and they pull the trigger and get it. It's part of the whole sales cycle.
As for me, I'll enjoy what I have, and I won't blame other collectors if we don't get any more Titan figures. I will realize that Hasbro made a decision on what they thought would be best for the brand.
I cannot force collectors to go out and buy something just because I like it. They have to like it, and afford it.
Until then, I'll be saving my pennies for Titan Class Predaking. For when he goes on clearance. Ha!
[Edit] Oh shit, just got Titans Return Blaster from Walmart on clearance as well for $22.99! Ironic how these figures also have a fixed clearance price, and how they are all coming up at this point in the year.
Hmm, so I see 3rd party sellers for PotP Rodimus for $59. Being in NY I would have to pay taxes for Amazon as a 1st party seller, HTS or in store.
Is this worth picking up at this price all in?
Now here's something really interesting:
As you can see above, Blast Off was previously listed at Amazon as "Transformers Special Edition Blast Off Action Figure".
That title has now changed, and while there are no images yet, the line it's apparently marketed under might come as a surprise:
Transformers Combiner Wars Blast Off and Megatronus Prime Master
There’s also a lot of flavor text. Instead of die cast, the *master is clear. It also says release date March 1st.
I couldn't find that on the page - where does it say that?
Click on product details. It’s the first section says release date 3/1/18
Interesting, I could get to that on the iPhone app but not on the desktop website.
shipping weight 9.92 lbs???
BattleClash and Road trap currently up and in stock shipped from Amazon. A little higher than MSRP though I believe.
Managed to snag them!
Tailgate is up as well. The other 2 are now sold out.
More then what I wanted to pay, but worth saving the 1 hour drive to find out the local Walmart doesn't have it.
Wow! Completely gone in 27 minutes?!
I think they only got 4 of each. Probably a quick early order.
anyone have the amazon page for Hung-Gurrrr?
Thank you kindly. How do you find these so easily?
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