where is all of this new "backstock" coming from

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I think we've all seen it by now, walmart and toys r us have come into bunches of seemingly discontinued, previously hard to find classics, alternators, and cybertron figures. were these things that were sitting in their warehouses and finally got found, or is this something that hasbro was sitting on because it was time to cycle the product out? if so, what was the destiny supposed to be of these figures? it seems bizarre that I'm seeing tons of classics jetfires, alt meisters, and cybertron soundwaves.
     
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    Stores like Walmart order in bulk quantity for it's thousands of stores across the US. It ordered a ton of things for Christmas which most were clearanced out. But they buy new stuff, and when the old stuff stops selling, it's taken and sent back to the warehouse to eventually be either destroyed, or most likely, sold to liquodators at a cheap price (TRU and re-issue Sideswipe at KB Toys, for example).

    With the movie merch empty, WalMart still had all of the Classics/Cybertron crap in the warehouse and didn't want to have empty toy aisles. Thus it was restocked.
     
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    All the restocked items i've seen have been leftovers, stuff that shelfwarmed or came from the tail end of a given line (or both). Admittedly, some of it has been leftovers from quite a while back (like Alt. Sunstreaker or the occasional Energon toy), but I haven't noticed anything that would be considered hard to find, at least not at the time they were normally selling. The closest thing to an exception I've seen was when someone reported getting a Classics Grimlock for a clearance price.
     
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    Grown man? Think of the children! All of those old toys they were saving up money for weeks for and were never able to get being destroyed.

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    NO! RiD Magnus! NOOOOO!
     
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    stock

    Here, the re-released Meister was kind of hard to find, he came out with the Prime, Mirage, wave, I always was waiting for him to go to clearance but he never did, maybe I can get one this go around.
     
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    I wish I could find some of those Alt backstock.
     
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    Me too. I wouldnt mind a Jazz.
     
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    Same here (though I'm not a big Alternator fan, lol). Though I doubt that they'll still have Alt. Smokescreans (I need 2 of these for a project that I'm starting).

    Edit: I hope that my Walmart will have a Classics Devestator on a good clearance. I need the combiner joints and some other parts for a scratch-build idea that I've recently come up with.
     
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    Around here it's not just walmart, but also TRU has been restocking classics and Cybertron. I found two TRU's that now have Voyager Prime and Jetfire, lots of Ramjets and Cliffjumpers, and that last wave of repaints for Cybertron. Oh, and Primus.
     
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    It would be really cool if there were older alts and other TFs from earlier waves appearing, but based on what I have seen, and what people here have said, it is an unlikely possibility.
     
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    so much primus... unfortunatley not at clearency goodness anywhere though.
     
  14. Ops_was_a_truck

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    Yeah, it'd sure be nice if they dropped the prices on those Primuses that started showing up again.
     
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    Edit: Feral beat me to it.
     
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    I find different toys on clearance at different stores, so look around. The 3 Wally Worlds near me all have different stuff marked down...one has Primus for $50, the second store has DVD Prime for $50, and the third had all Cybertron and Classics Deluxe toys for $5. Just keep checking you'll find the deals.
     
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    Not here, all the Walmarts are on the same page. Full Price :( 
     

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