Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Sideways77, Mar 26, 2011.
Has anyone ever seen a Transformer toy swap in stores? I havn't yet, but i'm sure I will.
Yeah. Check the "Not so cool thread" for a bunch of pics about that.
Scalpers don't bother me. But swappers.... Ugh... They really get under my skin.
I've only seen three swaps in stores myself:
- Some random Star Wars droid figure swapped in for a TFTM07 Deluxe.
- TFU 2.0 Legends Rodimus swapped in for a different Legend...one that was actually more common than Rodimus.
- Some pieces of wood and Cybertron Primus' shoulderpads swapped in for Unicron's hips and thighs in a TFU 2.0 TRU-exclusive Unicron re-issue. The entire rest of Unicron's body was intact.
I saw a Recon Ironhide swapped out for the gray NEST version. That's the only obvious toy swap I've seen first-hand.
More often I see returned toys just put back on the shelf flopping around loose inside the box, and once I noticed an empty action figure package (Star Wars or Marvel or something, don't remember exactly) which upon closer inspection had been sliced open to swipe the figure.
You must live in custom Devastator country.
It never works where I live.
I've seen a WFC Optimus replaced with a Jazwares Sonic figure, without its head.
Not anymore, now I live in "no new toys anywhere" country; that Devastator customizer was back in Atlanta. I'm just surprised they didn't take more of Unicron's parts...and that they went to the trouble to arrange the shoulderpads and wood in position to look sort of like hips and thighs, rather than just tossing everything in the box.
never done it but
i once saw movie 1 starscream in and ROTF starcream box
I don't think I have ever seen a toy swap closest thing I ever saw was an Ultimate Iron Man figure that had been opened.
none in stores here,
I saw a whole bunch of Transformers Movie Premiums with the original ones in the boxes. That was pretty messed up.
Years ago I saw G.I. Joes swapped out with Corps figures as the replacements.
never... can't imagine how they can get away with something like that
I haven't seen any toy swaps yet. I'm strangely hoping for a ridiculous one, like the alleged "three tomatoes for a Soundwave".
The closest I've seen would be a mistransformed Smolder missing at least one of his heads. Strangely, the store with that had a small rash of obvious, 'toy loose in the same box' type of returns at the time (and that was the only time I've ever seen such returns).
Other than the usual Movie 1 Prime in a ROTF box, none spring to mind that ive seen in real life
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