what's going on with store exclusives?

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  1. Fallout

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    every time i go to a store, i've never seen any exclusives besides the deluxe optimus at wal-mart. i go on the store's websites, no exclusives come up when i search. no clear space case or jazz or bb or arceee at target, no optimus with comettor at wal-mart. i asked a lady today about the comettor set and she said they never had any transformer two packs.

    what's going on?
     
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  2. Ratchets Hatch

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    Most of the exclusives you mentioned came out a LONG time ago...
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    What's going on is the toys to which you're referring were released seven months ago, and sold out. Space Case was short packed, and the stff member you're referring to either doesn't know or doesn't care. Can't blame them.
     
  4. Roufuss

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    I, for one, am thrilled Hasbro has decided to lay off the damn store exclusives for awhile. Those are easily the worst part about this hobby imo and I'm glad all Prime stuff is available everywhere.
     
  5. Soundwinder

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    Honestly, there haven't been many releases since those clear releases came out. Just Prime and Bot Shots trickling out, and in such small numbers that exclusives would be silly.

    ... god, I love that Space Case.
     
  6. daytimeninja

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    Most of these came out not too long after DotM was in the theaters, and most of the time stores don't sell exclusives online.
     
  7. Fallout

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    so pretty much exclusives don't get shipped as much as normal cases? that's too bad, i don't feel like paying 40 bucks for a deluxe and a voyager...
     
  8. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Well the very fact they're only released at one chain indicates lower availability, even if that one chain orders them in the same amount.
     
  9. Matty

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    You probably should have been on the ball when they were released then. Targets exclusives are usually always on the light side, to a lesser extent same with TRU, and Walmart usually has them in plenty.
     
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    No, exclusives are generally a "one off" deal, Hasbro does the production run, ships them to the store(s), retailers sell them until out (or in Walmart's case, dump half the run at Ross...), and the world moves on.

    Not only that, as others said, all the exclusives you mentioned came out almost a year ago. Hell, there are mainline toys like Generations releases that don't even stick around that long, much less exclusives.
     
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    Funnily enough I came across both Target Voyager exclusives just the other day - but then again the Targets around me were chock full of those for the last 8 months.

    And they weren't on clearance, lol.

    The deluxes were light from teh beginning there though.
     
  12. Aernaroth

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    Unless the target exclusive is garbage, in which case it'd be showing up at Zellers in Canada around now. Can still get you a burning Fallen or two if you'd like.
     
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    Your timing is bad, unless you're looking for the Target-exclusive Cyberverse two-packs or the HA Leadfoot. Those are on clearance from 30-70% right now depending on your store.
     
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    and the target 2pk was cancell too!umm...and yeah it came out a while ago like the target arcee,bb and so on! i think toyrsus still has it still in stock! cause when i was there they had a bunch!!!
    target however went to clearnce like months ago.
     
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    In fairness, I have literally seen Space Case once ever. And the box was mangled.
     
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    What do you mean "showing up around now"?

    They've been at Zellers since almost day one, when Target brought them in. They've been clogging top shelves at Zellers for, what, three years now?
     
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    When I saw the title of the thread, I thought it was going to be about the fact that we haven't seen any new store exclusives lately.

    Seriously, when was the last one released? This feels like the longest we've gone without a new store exclusive in quite a few years.
     
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    Transformers Prime: First Edition?
     
  19. daytimeninja

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    Well seeing how PRiD has just started, it seems to be about right. I'm sure that you can find some of those phasing Sideswipes still at TRU.
     
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    Oh? They usually don't show up until months later at the Zellers around me.
     

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