Which G1 Transformers Shelfwarmed?

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  1. Thenames9

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    Looking at all these new toys shelfwarming in stores I wonder, back in the 80s (if you remember) which toys shelfwarmed in stores?
     
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    I remember a lot of the Action Masters (the individual figure ones, not those that came with vehicles) warming the shelves of my local toy stores.
     
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    Dirge shelf warmed in my area. I could never easily find the other seekers but the store I frequented always had Dirge.
     
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    I recall that Motormaster was a mega shelf warmer back in the day. I hated him then, but I think he's pretty cool now, kinda wish i'd picked up some of those discounted boxes..
     
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    Any/all G1 Transformers can be called shelfwarmers. Stocking toys at stores worked differently back then.
     
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    I remember jumpstarters, insecticons and even prime by late 86 shelfwarming
     
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    I remember seeing alot of Prowl's on the shelves.
     
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    See, if this were any other series then we would be seeing the same answers.

    Definitely Mudflaps for ROTF.
     
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    Shelfwarmer - Transformers Wiki

     
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    Only one I can specifically think of, I remember seeing a lot of Hunn-grrs on clearance as late as 1990.. So that gave him staying power, while not legendary like Transquito, who was still on the shelves of some Toys R' Us stores well into the beggining waves of Armada and Universe... still pretty impressive.
     
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    Even as a kid, I can recall seeing Topspin & Twin Twist seemingly always on the shelves. It might explain why there are still so many of them on Ebay today... :lol 
     
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    Yeah, I remember seeing him on the shelves in 1988 still.
     
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    I think in general G1 sold much better than today's stuff. It was brand new toy line, and it was hugely popular.
    Now back to my previous thread, Diaclones would've been shelf warmers if they weren't given personalities and made into Transformers.
     
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    Def the Jumpstarters and some of the minibots.
     
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    I was born in 84, so my memories of seeing G1 transformers in the shops are hazy at best. However, I do remember a generation 2 jet that haunted my local toy shop until about 1995. It was the one with the Tiger skin pattern, can't remember the name.
     
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    In the beginning everything sold out- but what would always happen when you heard a store had gotten in autobot cars- you'd get there to find about 6 ironhides and ratchets left and the shelf otherwise completely empty.

    They were without question the closest thing the first wave of transformers had to shelf warmers (but even they would sell- unlike mudflap).
     
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    I was more into GI Joe back then so I don't really remember which Transformers stuck around too long. That and there were still so many Five and Dime sort of mom and pop stores that the toys seemed to be everywhere.

    This though is making me miss the old days when it wasn't rush rush to get something because toys stuck around for a while. No exclusives back then for scalpers to scoop up either since no one had dreamed up e-Bay yet.
     
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    I found Jetfire in 1988 at a larger toy store...I seem to remember a Metroplex or three hugging the shelf around 1989 or 1990, long enough, at any rate, for the newer citybots to have been out and about.
     
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    I don't remember any Transformers shelfwarming in G1. I'd see them once, and next time I was there, they'd be all gone. It was very frustrating.
     

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