Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by UnicronFTW, Aug 5, 2011.
Unless you collect film figures, the online stores are going to start looking better for a while.
Good point. The only counter would be a situation where they don't get the stock later on. Hasn't happened much, but I remember issues with the Waspinator wave a few years ago. I've been conditioned to buy when I see them (retail or standard e-store) because stock can dry up and you miss out. It's a no win for all of us really.
I also have Brawn and Roadburn on PO from BBTS and thought it was strange all these stores are getting stock before them. I thought BBTS was the biggest game in town. I was shocked when Toy Dojo even had the next wave TR Legends in stock at regular retail price. I know they were offering early overseas versions at a premium price, but this was not the case. And I'm seeing reports of people finding BW and Octane in stores, while BBTS doesn't even have a PO up? What's going on?
I hear that, I was just conditioned to preorder at BBTS because there is no finding much of anything locally for me. If I wasn't so turned off by the HeadMaster gimmick, I'd be pulling my hair out over the lack of preorders.
They may have made a more favorable long-term deal with Hasbro Asia when it became clear that Hasbro US was going to keep playing these games.
Broadside and Brawn/Chase are the first preorders I've cancelled in a very long time. I am in the same boat as distribution here has been terrible for years. I did buy Black Shadow via Amazon as he was in stock before BBTS even put up orders. I do like the gimmick and yes..it is quite maddening at times (as much as a toy hobby can be) with the sporadic distribution and preorders. I ordered Seaspray from Toy Dojo (he's awesome) because I'm worried the way things are right now. It so odd to have had wave 5 figures before finishing wave 4. Now we're running up against the end of the line and that always causes a commotion (and we don't even know what else is in wave 5 yet, Titan Masters besides Ramhorn or if Overlord is even in the wave anymore. No cross sell) and the frustration and uncertainty mount. But hell...I finally shipped my wave 4 deluxes, so there's a win.
Yeah I found Octone and Blitwing already, it seems like BBTS is starting to become the slow boat like TFsource is...And all the Targets I've seen have plenty of Brawn and Roadburn...
Unique Toys has preorders up for a Swindle and Brawl.
Both character names, as well as the team name, are direct rip-offs of World of Warcraft characters, which seems like asking for trouble to me.
I know right? Hell, I haven't seen BW and Octane at any of the other big e-stores either.
Perhaps Hasbro offered more stock to Brick and Mortor for taking TLK product. This stuff happens behind the scenes for companies.
Makes sense seeing as how they seemed to show up at the same time ...
Pretty much how I feel. I'm still waiting for Brawn/Roadburn to come in at BBTS however my TR Legends Seaspray from TCP just arrived today at the Post Office. Dont plan on cancelling though since the local Wally (only place in town) hasnt stocked ANY Legends since Rewinds wave last summer. Like others have said though, I dont blame BBTS for this but it sucks they are getting the shaft by other places getting stuff first. It's the thrilling 30 Generations Springer/Blitzwing situation all over again.
Are we talking about stores in the US having Blitzwing & Octane, or people in general already getting them? Because if it's people in general, then it's the Philippines and other areas in east Asia, which has been getting everything a couple months early. If it's stateside, then that's crazy, because I thought they weren't supposed to be out til after the movie stuff.
I've seen people reporting getting them at US Targets.
I snagged both of them at a Target near Dayton, Ohio last week! They are still a bit sporadic, but they are stateside, and they are awesome.
Each of the 5 Targets in my area got one case all on the same day. Was quite odd.
The other interesting thing I'm seeing is that after the BW/TO wave has left Target is restocking Broadside after it along with wave 2 TR deluxes...so yeah something's off right now with the BNM stores...
Saw the same with Sixshot. Target had him, then stocked Blackshadow. Now back to Sixshot.
I'm tempted. they should have a chest minion and name him Executus, as in '"You've failed me again..."
My Target sucks. They JUST got a couple cases of Broadside on the shelves yesterday.
The movie stuff has already hit. Retailers didn't remove TR stuff, they just added TLK spots. The only people saying TR stuff was being held back until after TLK was finished was just those bitter from previous experience.
We've got movies planned every year for awhile now, Hasbro hopefully knows better than to completely stop generations for 5 years.
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