why can't i find any MPs at wal-mart or TRU?

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  1. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 RLRR LRLL News Staff

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    i was wondering how the hell everybody is getting MP store exclusives at wal-mart and TRU. i've been to a lot of TRUs and WMs and nothing. i went to a TRU that i'd never been to the other day in hopes of finding MP G-lock and nothing! tried a WM i'd never been to for skywarp and still nothing. yet i've heard of people getting them in the stores. just wondering if they are unbelievably rare or if i'm going to the wrong stores.
     
  2. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    MP Skywarp hasn't been in Wal-Mart for a long time! I don't know much about the Grimlock since I never got him. (I got the Japanese version from BBTS.)
     
  3. Predakign2000

    Predakign2000 All Hail Unicron!!!

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    You're a couple years too late on those buddy.... You might luck up and find one somewhere but it's not likely....
     
  4. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    Because no new MPs are out.
     
  5. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Old School Snarkster

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    You aren't finding them because those came out YEARS ago: skywarp was released in 2009, and Grimlock in 2010.

    Like said in another thread, toys are NOT available for years on end (normally), and collector oriented stuff tends to sell, especially with a couple of Christmas seasons to help clear them out.

    If you are "finding them" online, it is because people bought them at the stores and are now selling them on the secondary market.
     
  6. mx-01 archon

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    Why can't I find G1 Sunstreaker at my local Toys R Us?
     
  7. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    He was clearanced out last week. I bought the last one!
     
  8. Onslaught24

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    :lol 

    anyway, thanks guys. sorry if i sound like noob, just didn't know they were that old :eek: 
     
  9. Autobot Burnout

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    It you go to tfwiki.net and look up the toys for the characters, it will mention the years they were released. It's usually a good sign you're not gonna have a shot at them if the last year they were released has already passed.
     
  10. SouthtownKid

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    lol yeah, I was just there and nothing.
     
  11. Onslaught24

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    thanks
     
  12. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Just ribbing you a bit, s'cool :D .

    Sucks to be out of the loop, only to find you missed out on something really, really cool.

    That's why I've watched the News forum like a hawk for the last 8 years since I've been a Transfan...
     
  13. SouthtownKid

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    If it makes you feel any better, I missed MP Grimlock, too. I was out of the loop for a few years and only came back when DotM hit theaters. And by then, Grimlock had already come and gone. Sucks, but that's how this hobby goes.
     
  14. Onslaught24

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    yeah. only missed him by a year too. btw how much were they in stores?
     
  15. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    $60 US, IIRC. I think $70-80 in Canada.
     
  16. barrelks

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    Grimlock varied between $60-$70 at retail. Skywarp started out at $60, and was reduced at many Walmarts to $30, $15, and in a few cases even lower when all was said and done.
     
  17. Onslaught24

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    damn :lol 
     
  18. daddytron

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    Plus distribution has been wonky lately even if you have been paying attention. For example I diligently checked the three TRU locations when MP Rodimus came out and never got so much as a sight of him. Ended up paying scalper prices. Only saw Grimlock in store once ever and was fortunate that I had the dough for him at the time. So even if you had been in the loop at the time it might not have mattered if your stores are doing a lousy job stocking as mine seem to be.
     
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    I actually saw a MP Skywarp at WM a few months ago (around summer/fall), not even clearanced.
     
  20. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Sorry, but too late to the punch. Wait for the next one and look then. You should find one. probably MP 10.
     

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