Unexplainable Target Clearance TF

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GBNR, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. GBNR

    GBNR Well-Known Member

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    I was just at my local Target and found a very odd item in the clearance aisle...

    Didn't buy it, as I already have three versions of this mold, and the price was not that compelling, but WTF was this doing at Target? IT had been opened and the flaps were damaged...but I pulled it out and all the paperwork, stickers, parts were there. Also, shouldn't this have a orange plug in it?

    For any interested board members who live in the Twin Cities, this was at SuperTarget in Fridley as of 2pm on 1-23.

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  2. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    Probably an online return to the store.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    Tempting...
     
  4. Star Sabre James

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    If this is real, all I can say is holy !@$#. Too bad I work till 8. by the time I got there it would either be gone, or the store closed, for the day.
     
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  5. Kickback

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    Target.com was selling the Encore re-issues. You can return online items to retail stores.

    Or everything is staged to see what kind of responses can be solicited from the above image. Not the first time someone has been like, OMG about something. ;) 
     
  6. diablien

    diablien Banned

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    damn, I'd hit it!
     
  7. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Hubba jubba WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?

    How'd a Japanese-only reissue of G1 Megatron get to the US!? That's pretty wild.
     
  8. GBNR

    GBNR Well-Known Member

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    C'mon, give me a tiny bit of credit!

    This'd be the least creative OMG ever...

     
  9. racnruin

    racnruin Decepticon

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    Why can't something like that happen near:banghead: :cry 
     
  10. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    ROFL...:lol 
     
  11. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    I would snap that up in a heartbeat if I saw it on a shop shelf in the clearance section.
     
  12. Cyber_Tronian

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    Holy CRAP

    Holy CRAP I would have bought that without hesitation. I ordered one from overseas, which I shouldn't had done and the box was damaged in the shipping. Damn I wish my Target had this...
     
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    HOLY SLAG ANA HALF

    go for it if you can leave it mib and in like 20-25 year from know it will be worth a small fortune i bet
     
  14. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Why doesn't this happen at any of my local stores?!
     
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    Wow... there's no way I would have left that there...
     
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    YOU NEED TO GO BACK.

    If you put that thing up for sale at 20% profit, your inbox would be full within an hour.
     
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    Never before has a line of text in caps given off such a sense of urgency!
     
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    ...damn it my Target doesnt even have MOVIE MEGATRON let alone G1. I'd have bought that in a second, even if I usually keep a limit on the price.
     
  19. GBNR

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    Here's why I passed it up:

    1. I have an excellent vintage Megatron on display
    2. I have the recent Japanese "Book style" release sealed and tucked away.
    3. I have the US version of this encore tucked away.
    4. $50 is not that great a deal for this item anyway...at least I did not think it was..now I ma second guessing myself. I got my Japanese book one for around $90 and my Encore was closer to $60, I think.

    Plus, this item had serious damage to both flaps on either end. The only reason to buy this would have been to try and "scalp" it, which is a morally reprehensible offense, right?

    In summary, I am a not a giant moron.

    Also, I wonder if the fact that Target HQ is here in MPLS has played a role in this item turning up locally. I wonder if it could have been returned somewhere else and got shipped back to the Target mothership because it is such an obscure return.
     
  20. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    I was just at that Target. Somebody got him (not me).
     

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