What's the deal with the lack of product?!?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Jimmyjimjim, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Jimmyjimjim

    Jimmyjimjim Well-Known Member

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    Seriously- starting about two weeks after the movie came out, it's like the stores haven't gotten ANYTHING. I'm in Pasadena, NONE of the stores have anything in stock. Either it sells as fast as it's shelved, or the stores aren't getting anything. The only thing I've seen the last few weeks was two Ultimate Bumblebees (which I'd already decided I wouldn't be getting).

    Anyone know what the deal is?
     
  2. Prisoner1138

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    Because it's popular. Stores are selling 2-3x the amount they projected, and I'm sure they'd sell more but they just can't keep it in stock. With what seems to be a supply trickling out of Hasbro to try and meet the demand, they can't ship everything to every store simultaneously.
     
  3. iluvu_superion

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    This is exactly like the Wii...trickling...very trickling...
     
  4. Nerdling

    Nerdling Plastic Crack Addict

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    The popularity of the movie finally established the TF series as cool mainstream thing to be into. This, plus scalpers who saw the potential to make money from it has led to very few toys for anyone.

    Are you talking about the Target in Pasadena on Colorado Blvd? I dont think any Target is getting new shipments til October. Do a search on the News Board and find out.
     
  5. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think it's finally starting to get better. There've been a lot of first sightings in the past couple weeks. The T.E.C.H. toys, Robot Replicas, and Cyber Slammers seem to be showing up the most so far, followed by Voyager OP & Megs, and finally the Deluxes. Hang in there.

    If your Wii trickles, I think you have a prostate problem.
     
  6. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    There's a few more threads like this in case you want to check them out for more info :) 
     
  7. NGW

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    Hasbro wasn't even close to being prepared for this kind of demand. And who can blame them? I mean, look at all other movie toylines (Spiderman, Pirates, TMNT)..they are all shelf warmers.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    They're re-stocking you just have to be patient.
     
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    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    Demand is outrageously higher than supply in this particular case.


    Stores ARE restocking, its just that new stuff is moving out at the rate of a narcoleptic lemur.
     
  10. wavelength

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    can't we merge all these 'i cannotz findz stuffz and i feel like someone in the uk' threads into one big ball of stickyness for the newbs?
     

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