They won't sell me a Universe Smokescreen???

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  1. kaotic504

    kaotic504 Well-Known Member

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    I went K-Mart and I saw 2 Universe Classic Smokescreens, so i picked up one. Went to the register to checkout and they wouldn't sell it to me. They said it has been recalled. Wth?! I really wanted one.
     
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    Recalled? Uh oh.

    Lead Paint? D:
     
  3. Autobot Burnout

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    What? Crap, I might need to pick him up sooner then I planed...
     
  4. Deceptichage

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    Probably doesn't show up on their scanner and they are pulling that recall thing because they need to add it to their inventory.
     
  5. planetjacker

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    That's just what the cashiers say when an item is denied sale when scanned. Most likely the item has a date stamp or not put in the system yet.

    Same thing happened to me at walmart when I tried to buy the movie '07 protoforms the first time.
     
  6. Th0r4z1n3

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    Recalled? Aw man I know Hasbro wants all the Animated toys off the shelf by th 29th but ther's still a few Universe figures I want. Looks like I'm off to Walmart when I get off work :/
     
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    I had this happen to me once for Onslaught I believe. It isn't recalled.
     
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    Slip the cashier a five spot. She'll sell it.
     
  9. kaotic504

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    well i bought a Universe Hound too. it's weird, b/c i told her, look at the sticker, it's the same on both of them. just ring up the Hound twice, and she said she couldn't do that. sucks, i really wanted Smokescreen. Guess i'll just get the Henkei version.
     
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    Just get him at another store.
     
  11. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Just go steal him, they don't wanna sell it then you just take it. Problem solved.
     
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    oh darn, what a shame, guess when he gets to clearance then u'll have no problem ;) 
     
  13. goestron

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    Where is the news report to back this up? Read this rumor also in the animated support toy thread too.
     
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    Why in the hell anyone searches for new toys in Kmart is beyond me. Take your business elsewhere. To quote the Rainman, "K-mart sucks"
     
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    This happened to me back when Energon came out. I picked up a trolley of figures off the shelf at Kmart the night they were put out. When I got to the register the toys would not scan, after a few minutes the toy section person came and took them back and said they can't sell these toys - with no explanation. I would have accepted that if the products were taken off display but the deuche bag just put them back on the shelf. I waited until he left then did the same thing again and the manager ended up putting them through as equivalent sized toys from the previous line.

    I doubt it was really a recall, its more likely their system was not updated with correct numbers for all the toys in that wave.
     
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    Why demand something that can rake two seconds to look up yourself?

    Actually this took literally 30 seconds to find using the board search function.
    Not the end of Animated toys, new figures announced! - TFArchive

    It is not a rumor it's, exactly what hasbro did when the first movie toys launched. Retailers are supposed to pull all the old crap the day they put out the new stuff. In this case the day is may 29th. Then when the movie hype dies down the old stuff comes back out. Remember when Cybertron Primus showed up again like 6 months after the movie came out?
     
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    So...this means no Rodimus or Arcee animated figures? :( 
     
  18. Feralstorm

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    Probably pretty much the same as when several Legends-class Universe figures were listed as "Do not sell" at Wal-Mart some months back. Everything worked out fine there once the computer listings were sorted out.
     
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    Re-priced

    Thers a possibility that since the Universe line is getting marked back down to $7.99 it wasnt in the system at the time.
     
  20. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    It's been a consistent problem with Universe Smokescreen for some reason... When I bought mine months ago (at Wal-Mart) it wasn't in their system either... but fortunately they went the extra mile and rang up a Universe Dinobot (that I didn't want) and used that scan for my Uni Smokescreen instead. Pretty much what you tried with Hound. In other words the peeps at that K-Mart of yours are douchebags! If they did what you said, it's be easier on them as well!
     

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