TRU will start selling Animated today

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ChErikS, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. ChErikS

    ChErikS Well-Known Member

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    For those of you yet to go ahead and pick up Animated figures at Wal Mart I thought I would give you a heads up that TRU has decided to break the street date also beginning today. Word to the wise that you may want to give it a few hours for the news to filter all the way down to stores, but the lock in our system that keeps the product from being sold has now been lifted.

    Our item numbers for voyagers, deluxes and the two pack are:
    493859
    494440
    975543
    Don't expect to much, TRU is not as good as Target about getting product from the back based on item numbers.

    Happy hunting
     
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    Thanks for the head's up!
     
  3. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Thanks for the heads up man.

    Now I can track down Cyb mode Prime,and 2 Pack OP/Megs.
     
  4. Soundatron

    Soundatron A Blight Upon The Land

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    We're not allowed such a thing man, maybe your store perhaps.
     
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    Thanks man, I'll check after work, despite being broke. Picked up BB at Wal Mart this weekend, but it will be nice to find Prowl.
     
  6. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    I don't think we got any in on our last truck. Maybe this Thursday morning.
     
  7. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Soundatron I know what you mean man.When I worked at Wal-Mart they were strict about dropping an item early.Though luckily I had some cool managers and was allowed to get what TFs I wanted early and put them on Lay-a-way,when we still had Lay-a-way.
     
  8. sunlink

    sunlink Be Transformed TFW2005 Supporter

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    the TRU by me had a few Animated toys yesterday. I guess your mileage will vary.
     
  9. soundwave86

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    As of now our store hasnt had any, maybe i'll check back tomorrow to see what's up with thrm but yeah usually we cant break the street date.
     
  10. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    I'll call and check, but I remember they're heavily flooded in movie crap...
    -__- I hope they have the wave 3 voyagers too...
     
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    hm, anyone have luck with this?
     
  12. Kimmer

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    come on target get with the program!!! here i am sitting on all these $5 coupons and i can't even use them.
     
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    I bet if Target sees the other major retailers breaking street date, they will be more likely to do so as well. BTW, are those $5 off coupons widely available? :D 
     
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    Is this just for the US, because TRU in Canada has had Animated toys for a few weeks now.

    Does this mean that Canadian TRUs might release some wave 2 stuff like BA, Ratchet and Grimlock?
     
  15. Blaster_Prime

    Blaster_Prime drank the last beer

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    Sure NOW they break the street date, but when I had the last remaining figure of Wave 1 in hand and ready to pay they were singing a different tune >< Damn you TRU
     
  16. ChErikS

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    Well the information seems to be moving down to stores more slowly than I was originally indicated because the update didn't seem to take affect today. I have now been told tomorrow and that stores should have it on an endcap immediately. The store inventory I saw was nothing but wave 1 for those of you who asked.

    Also, replying to the Target question, TRU only did this after ok'ing it with Hasbro so I assume that they would be in the process as well.
     
  17. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    Eh. Wal-marts here have been selling these for a short while now. My Toys'R'Us has been kinda shite on TF selections since the Classics from a few years past.
     
  18. videriant

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    As long as you have the DCPI number you can always try and ask the people at Target to get you stuff from the back.

    The coupons are printable, expires in October coupons for $5 off $25 TOY purchase. I used a couple when the were clearing out the deluxes (4 deluxes = $28 - $5 = $23 = $6.21/deluxe after tax!!!!). Unfortunately, after I printed them out I just photocopied them. Let me see if I can find the link.

    UPDATE: looks like the links to the coupon are dead. I found one site that still had it so I copied the coupon image. The barcode on the coupon still worked when I used it last week (for non-transformer toys, heresy, I know). Lemme know if ya need it.
     
  19. Shark Jumper

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    Well I just called my toys r us. They said they're not recieving any new shipments til Friday...

    Here's hoping it contains animated stuff I do want...
     
  20. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    TRUs in Canada have already released wave 2 deluxes (BA, RAT) (see: www.cybertron.ca), they've been out for a few weeks. Still only wave 1 voyagers for now though, and by the way Prime is the only wave 2 voyager, Grimlock and Lugnut are wave 3 (but both appear scheduled to come out by the end of the month in Canada).

    For this news, it's not a matter of TRUs now ordering Animated and having to get it in. The cases would already be in the backs of stores but with 'DO NOT OPEN BEFORE' dates on them.
     

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