Wave 2/3 Distribution

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  1. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Well-Known Member

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    What has the Wave 2 and 3 distribution been like in your area? It's been horrible in my area of Raleigh, NC. The Wal-Marts and Targets all have Wave 1 by the boat load.
    I guess either they aren't getting any new stuff or the scalpers/collectors are at the right place at the right time.
     
  2. G1Wheeljack

    G1Wheeljack Well-Known Member

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    I've seen ONE Straxus, ONCE. Didn't pick him up becuase he was coming in the mail(that day actually). I've also seen HFTD Wave 2 Deluxe & a Mudslinger stocked once at Wal-Mart & Wave 2 Scouts at Target. Other than that, nothing from any wave 2 or 3 stuff.
     
  3. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    It happens all the time...since Target, Walmart, etc place their orders in multiples of PALLETS...literally thousands, or tens of thousands of toys at a time, they usually get waaaay too much of a single wave, Then the smaller stores...BBTS, TFSource, or even comic book stores (like mine) that order from Diamond or Entertainment Earth get the later waves much easier than waiting for the stock levels to drop at the big box guys. I've had most of the new releases at least a week before the first sightings :)  And I've done it without scalping at all :)  My prices unfortunately are a lot higher, but that goes to the economics of buying in such bulk (My cost is HIGHER than Target's retail...)
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I found Red Alert early, then Darkmount and Megatron about a week later. Still no Soundwave amongst all the wave 1.

    HftD Wave 2 is out there, too, but you have to know where to look.
     
  5. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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    Around Northern VA. it's packed with Wave 1 stuff, I doubt we'll be seeing Wave 2 or 3 anytime soon, I've heard WFC Megs and Darkmount are starting to be sighted around here but it's been scarsely though. I've gotten lucky with one figure and that's Red Alert at TRU, I've had to order everything else. Everything else around retailers is the same $hit different day..
     
  6. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    Same story here,way too much of the wave 1 figures clogging the pegs.And my local Walmart keeps filling the pegs for the new stuff with all the old ROTF deluxes.Sucks.
     
  7. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    I found wave 3 of generations...wave 2? ( hailstorm,elita 1,sass,skids) has been spotted
    But wave 1 is hogging all pegs and shelves...
     
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    haven't found wave 2 or 3 at all
     
  9. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    No sign here in itty-bitty Snyder, TX. Transformers are barely moving at all right now.
     
  10. Tigermegatron

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    I still haven't seen any PCC wave 2 $10 figures .
    I still haven't seen terradive & tomahawk.
     
  11. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Total opposite over here, TRU's are on a buttload of Wave 1 Generations while 2 & 3 are at TRU Expresses and Targets.
     
  12. Scantron

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    Granted, I haven't been doing nearly as much hunting as I used to, but...

    - HftD - I've seen Oil Pan a couple of times at one TRU, but none of the other new Scouts. Saw the newest wave of Legends at Target over the weekend. Have seen the new Voyager Prime a few times at TRU and Wal-Mart, but Bonzaitron only once at a TRU. I haven't seen any of the other newer stuff. Deluxe Ironhide is a massive shelfwarmer.

    - Generations - Nothing past Wave 1. WfC BB is a massive shelfwarmer in my area and WfC Prime doesn't seem to be moving very fast either.

    - PCC - Saw (and bought) the Wave 2 five- and two-packs once at a Wal-Mart, haven't seen them anywhere since.

    - As a general thing, the Targets I've been to all seem to have ordered a crapload of the first wave of all size classes for three mainlines and it looks like they'll be awhile moving them out. The TRUs seem a little more balanced, while the Wal-Marts don't have much at all in the way of TFs and are still trying to get rid of RotF figures.
     
  13. Angelwave

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    I gave up and decided to take advantage of the coupon code with HTS for Generations. I will not waste any more gas like I did this past weekend.
     
  14. harrismonkey

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    Just wave 1.
     
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    I've yet to see HFTD deluxe wave 2, Generations wave 2, HFTD legends wave 2, or PPC 2-packs wave 2.

    I saw PPC Mudslinger once, recently, and I grabbed it. Have yet to see Double Clutch.

    I saw both BB Optimus Prime and Banzai-Tron in several Wal-Marts, usually one without the other.

    I've seen wave 3 of Generations twice now. Once today, and the other time was last month when I picked up WFC Soundwave.

    I saw wave 2 Scouts Insecticon and Oil Pan in several places, but Breacher only a couple of times at the same place.
     
  16. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    In my area of Virginia I've seen Mostly Wave 1 of all lines at every retailer.

    I found all of the PCC Wave 2 at Wal-Mart at least a month ago and have only seen the Double-Clutch/Rallybots set once since. I found Battle Blade Prime and Bonzaitron once as well. I bought Prime and haven't seen either ever again. I did manage to find HFTD Legends Wave 2 as well.

    I'm just ordering stuff online now. I don't have the patience to keep hunting for these guys anymore! I've got the Wave 3 of the PCC's on their way and I'll be ordering all of the Generations and HFTD figures I've been wanting for the last month or so when my next payday comes around.
     
  17. RodimusDawg

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    Report from Mid-West Upper IL/ Lower WI area.


    "WE AIN'T FOUND $#!+"
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    All busts in my area save for one lonely Red Alert. Which means a Soundwave was there. But that is all. Still all Wave 1 stuff in my direct town. Saw wave 2 of HFTD. But that was only one time.
     

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  18. deceptihunter

    deceptihunter sssssmmmmokin!

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    I'm with bsutton1 on this one. I live within a few minutes from him and Durham and Granville county ain't getting nothin!
     
  19. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    Im not in the US and its been sucky here too. You can tell the major dept store are holding back stuff to allow older stuff a chance to move because weve got a couple of specialist shops here thats already putting out wave 2 n 3 despite getting it also from the local distributor.
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    :lol  comb the TRUs!
     

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