Where is the source?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by randomrage, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. randomrage

    randomrage Herald of Unicron

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    Out of curiousity, I was wondering: where is the Hasbro factory, or first shipping point or whatnot? What is the very first city to get everything?

    Do Transformers release west to east, or what?
     
  2. Gears

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    Arizona and California are notorious for getting alot of new Hasbro toys first. Why? I don't know.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Factories are in China. HQ is in Rhode Island.
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Texas, too. California and the West coast get most of the slow boats from Asia.
     
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    Yeppers. I've found quite a few figures here in Tucson before the "main" release. But, now, mainly due to my health I shop online now.
     
  6. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Midwest has been a good spot for new Alts.
     
  7. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    not here it hasn't :lol 
     
  8. Darkravager

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    The source is in the Machine City! No one can reach it!


    Sorry. Someone had to say it.
     
  9. My03Tundra

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    Wait, I thought Machine City was actually the obscure city in China where the Transformers factory is... :-D
     
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    Wait... what film are you quoting?

    Because it sounds like a poop movie, with people continously in shades doing kung fu in dark rooms, written in a half assed way about choices and prophecy, squandering the potential of an original flick (which was already ripped off many other films) and quite simply creating a franchise which could very well be attributable to the imminent demise of Atari... :p 
     
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    I know it sure as hell isn't on the east coast. :p 
     
  12. Ops_was_a_truck

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    Here's to that. As a matter of fact, I think they arrive in Washington, DC ROCK-BOTTOM LAST.
     
  13. RandomFerret

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    Nope. Because then there's Canada and the UK.
     
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    No, that's usually Louisville - freaking EVANSVILLE gets stuff before us!!! :mad  :banghead: 
     
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    There is a building. Inside this building there is a level where no elevator can go, and no stair can reach. This level is filled with doors. These doors lead to many places. Hidden places. But one door is special. One door leads to the source.
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Transformers come from the Matrix?

    I BELIEVE IT. :thumb 
     
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    Yeah, that isn't even news.

    One day, a warrior will rise amongst the ranks, and light our darkest hour by showing us, there is no spoon.
     
  18. Ops_was_a_truck

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    Hey, in response to randomrage's question -

    It's always been my belief that the Distribution starts in two primary locations in the United States. Again, this is an assumption, but I think that the toys INITIALLY arrive on the West Coast, with the first shipment of new toys probably being shipped out to the largest distribution warehouses first (and, it would follow logically, I think, that the largest distribution warehouses, following those in the west, would be in the Northeast, since they have such a large population to serve.)

    From there, the toys then begin to spread into stores, based on orders from the various toy stores.

    So where is the source? For us, I'd assume California. After that, maybe a distribution house in, I dunno, Ohio or Pennsylvania or somewhere that's accessible by truck and easy to get to via a major highway.

    From there...the source is the closest toy store.
     
  19. Drake

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    Florida gets stuff last if at all.
     
  20. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    I knjow we have had Mirage and Prime the same day here as reported anyone else, and I know it has happened with others. I think we even had Hound on the first day of sightings.
     

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