U.S. Prime Toys: Where are they?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Apopkamatt, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Apopkamatt

    Apopkamatt Well-Known Member

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    Here in the grand ole U of S, Prime Voyagers, Vehicons, Cliffjumpers and Entertainment packs are still MIA!

    Whats the glitch!?
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Only released in Takara packaging so far.

    No Hasbro release til March, IIRC.

    Other than that, Xmas wasn't even two weeks ago. Retailers don't have much incentive to put new toys out right now.
     
  3. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    Not sure about every store but it looks like some stores were stuck with so many Dark of the Moon toys after Christmas that they don't have anywhere to put any new stock from in the back if they have it.
     
  4. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    It's the opposite here, many of the toys (Walmart, target and TRU) have been sold to the point where there's nothing left.
     
  5. hordeall

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    I think stores are still trying to not order new stock so they can further reduce inventory and catch people at a time when they are using fresh new giftcards or rewards bucks at toys r us and such.
     
  6. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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    I can agree with you here with my local Targets, they've been whiped out for the past couple of weeks.

    My local Walmarts on the other hand are packed with DOTM crap. So many voyagers and that orange repaint of Roadbuster...uggh!

    Also we're not even 2 weeks into January yet, so give it time. Patience is a virtue!
     
  7. PowermasterJazz

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    Yes! I'm getting a migraine waiting!
     
  8. TornadoQuakeX

    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    Both targets I visit regularly were wiped clean after Christmas, and we're restocked with all wave 1 deluxes. It's almost embarrassing.
     
  9. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    ^ The waiting is hard, I know, I feel the same way. But you can get some good deals on clearance like the Ark Giftset which if you can find at Target is going for 10-15 bucks. Plus, it gives us a welcome breather to save or splurge on the third party stuff.
     
  10. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    I just want Arcee. Starscream looks like a Frankenfurter from Rocky Horror, and Bee/Optimus, I'm just so numb to them it will take ALOT for me to be into any of their new versions unless G1 inspired
     
  11. Silk Spectre

    Silk Spectre The Evil Queen

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    Most of the stores around me are very low on TFs and could use a restock, but it looks like some resetting is going on right now in some places.

    I'm content to wait for March or whenever the it is the rest will come out. While I look forward to them, I'm not as hyped for them as many around here are.
     
  12. Lbsammills51

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    It may just be around here, but the local TRU is virtually bereft of any Transformer toys period, so they're simply not restocking anything right now (from the elusive DotM Soundwave/Wheeljack/HA Soundwave to the rest of the Prime First Edition stuff).

    Walmart still has a fair amount stocked but Target also isn't restocking much at all around here.
     
  13. Moriarty

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    ...cannotunsee.jpg.

    I am totally calling mine Frankenfrurter when he arrives.
     
  14. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Isn't the main line supposed to start on March? Or much earlier? Can't wait anymore!
     
  15. Silk Spectre

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    It's supposed to be March, which is just right around the corner.
     
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    I wish my Walmart had the orange roadbuster. (Out of all the tfs....)
     
  17. Ash from Carolina

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    That's why it's always nice to have other people chime in about what their local stores are like. Some places are overflowing, but from what other people have reported their stores are almost totally bare of figures.

    Looks like some stores will have plenty of room once shipments start rolling in, while some place are going to have to cross their fingers for a big clearance sale.
     
  18. prime326

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    My stores, in the norther MA, souther NH area have hardly anything. They dont seem overstocked at all on old crap.
     
  19. Yaujta

    Yaujta De-Headmasterizator TFW2005 Supporter

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    United of States?:inquisiti 

    Personally, I don't mind waiting. They look good enough to be worth it.
    Once the figures hit, there will be a few days where everyone goes nuts, then complains about all the Prime toys littering the shelves.
     
  20. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    The first edition stuff still doesn't have the voyager waves from what I can tell.

    I mean, someone seriously dropped the ball with this. It's animated all over again, except it's been more than a freaking year since the show premiered and toys aren't hitting shelves. What kind of strategy is that?
     

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