What happened to the animated overstock?

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  1. jerryitus

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    All of the stores around me (Kohls, Target, Walmart) seemed to be missing their animated figures at around the same time. Has anyone seen the leftover animated stuff resurface at any of the discount retailers (Marshals, etc.)?
     
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    Scalpers may have bought them.
     
  3. jerryitus

    jerryitus Transformer vacuum

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    Yeah, but all of the peg-warmer figures, and all at the same time?
     
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    they're being brought to Japan to be Bling'ed :D 
     
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    I know my store had some, Ultra Magnuses, that never got to where I was wanting to pick them up and a Megatron.

    I have been told contrary to what people say that if things just never sell for what the store wants to get rid of them for, they pack that crap up and send it into claims.

    Like stuff that won't sell even at a rediculous mark down.
     
  6. rework

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    Most discount retailers (Target, Walmart, etc.) will just clearance them until they sell... Target is the most methodical about it and Transformers toys rarely last long once Target does their 75%. And I got some sweet deals at the local Kmart recently.

    I have no idea what stores like Khols would do - I don't shop there much, but I don't recall ever seeing deep discount toy clearances there. They generally don't have all that much volume. Maybe those stores offload to places like Marshals or Tuesday Morning.
     
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    My walmart still has over a dozen $7 Oil slick.

    Just oil slick. Yes he was the least popular figure in that big name wave.
    Snarl, Jazz, and Soundwave were very hot sellers. Poor Oil slick.
     
  8. jerryitus

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    Its funny, I held off on buying oilslick until very recently also, and now that I have him I realize that he is superior (at least as a display figure) to many other deluxe animated guys that I jumped at (sentinel, snarl, swoop, jetfire/jetstorm). If you can get one for $7 and don't already have it, I'd highly recommend it.
     
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    Shopko's around me got a rerelease of prime, BB, lockdown, snarl and oilslick a while ago, down to like $10.
     
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    Meijer has been restocking the last deluxe wave over the last few weeks...the one with Electrostatic Soundwave and Freeway Jazz.
     
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    Is Meijer a discount store (like Marshalls), or a mainstream retailer (like Target)?
     
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    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    Around here Wal*Mart clearanced them out big time. I got Voyager Prime and Lugnut for FIVE Bucks. Electro SW for $3.50.
     
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    I still see plenty of Animated figures at TRU, but all are regular price. Just about all Walmarts by me clearanced the hell out of them around March. I got a couple of Voyagers at Walmart for $6.50 each, and one for $13. At some point last Winter Marshalls did have some Animated stuff. I know I saw Voyagers there for $13 ( at least Wreck Gar & Lugnut).
     
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    My bet is that at least some of this stock will resurface at discount stores, but it may take time. I remember finding leader class Cybertron Optimus and Metroplex at Family Dollar a few years back for $20. Who the hell knows where they came from? A huge bunch of animated Wreck-Gar's randomly showed up at Marshall's too for $13. The Transformers-collecting world is sometimes a mysterious place..lol.
     
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    Target (along with Wal-Mart & K-Mart) is actually considered a Discount Retailer.

    Mainstream retailers are department stores like Sears & JC Penny.

    Marshalls, TJMaxx, Burlington Coat and Big Lots are mostly Closeout Stores, which is why you rarely find the latest releases of toys there.

    Although I don't have any around me, I think Meijer would be considered a Discount store.
     
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    Meijer and ShopKo are equivalent to Target, yeah.
     
  17. Prime's Pappa

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    No doubt...Sounds like ATF is becoming huge over there...This could mean some new figs in a universe type line
     
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    Sounds like a very antiquated definition. Department stores haven't been mainstream in quite a few years.
     
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    The Swoop, Sentinel,Slag, line didn't do so good in my area, I only saw Soundblaster twice, bought him the first time I saw him.
     

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