Walmart didn't remove Animated figures.

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by TIE Bomber, May 29, 2009.

  1. TIE Bomber

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    I thought the stores were going to remove Animated figures on May 29th. I was at Walmart tonight & they still have an Animated section that looks like it will run side by side with the movie line. Maybe we'll be getting Arcee after all?
     
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    I wouldn't bet your beard on it.
     
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    I don't know I will find out tomorrow.
     
  4. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    if they keep TFA figs they will reduce the size of the space for them and possibly the prices to clear them out
     
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    Not only Walmart did'nt remove the Animated, but Target and TRU has not either. I am expecting for them to put the Animated on clearance.
     
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    a couple of sources had suggested that animated toys will run late into the year.
     
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    *gasp* AIIIIIEEEEE!!!!

    Well then, there's a definitely good chance we'll see the remaining Animated figures we were "promised" in the press release and pictures at Toy Fair earlier this year.

    That and the whole "retailers haven't gotten rid of Animated, it's also part of the planogram as a restockable item, not clearance material" thing helps too.

    I saw the Wal-Mart planogram for the Hermitage PA store. Animated is not on clearance, it's not a non replenishable item, they're going to continue to carry it until the end of the line. (Whenever and whatever the hell that is.)

    These Botcon pics help solidify our chances of getting Arcee. Yesssss.
     
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    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    They didn't remove them because they still have too much stock to sell. Taking them out now is an instant loss. Keeping them in the store will make sure some of them will be bought in the end.

    Remember that the whole 'Animated is competing with ROTF' isn't a retailer thing, probably more a Hasbro thing. For a retailed, a sale is a sale.

    Expect this Animated stock to slowly dissolve over time.
     

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