Why did I never see an Alternators Camshaft or Mirage?

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  1. Ronstar

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    Hi all. This is my first post here so please be gentle. I tried to find the answer on the boards but was not able to. With the last 2 Alternators released, this question has REALLY been bugging me.

    I have NEVER seen an Alternators Camshaft or Mirage. The only Alt I have ever bought on eBay was Nemesis Prime. Every other Alt I have found on the shelves, with the exception of Mirage and Camshaft. Still missing them, and from the looks of the online retailers, a lot of people have been buying them that way.

    Why have I never seen them? Were they extremely limited? Were they exclusives?
     
  2. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Alt Camshaft was an e-bay exclusive.


    :D 

    In all seriousness, I have seen them all in stores, except Camshaft, I think it was because he came out packed one to a case during a "slow time" for toys.
     
  3. darksage78

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    Come to Canada and you'll see Camshaft. As for Mirage, I haven't seen one yet :( 
     
  4. Ronstar

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    People refer to them in the present tense. Does that mean that they are still shipping? I was under the impression that there are no new alt shipments except Ravage and Rumble.
     
  5. soundwaveCA

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    Actually that's a common misconception, in reality it was really a Canadian exclusive.
     
  6. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    The peeps from Canada say they have plenty of Camshafts up there. As for me, I was fortunate enough to see both Mirage and Camshaft at retail. I think I've seen Mirage a couple times and Camshaft ONLY ONCE...and that was when I bought him....or put him in layaway, rather.
     
  7. vector

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    WELCOME TO 2005 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I do not know about anyone else but here in WA, well i've hed 4 Mirages and 3 camshafts.
     
  8. Optimus Prime

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    I've seen Mirage a couple times, wish I had gotten more than one since they fetch a good price on eBay. Never seen a Camshaft, though, don't think I'll pursue adding one to my collection.
     
  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Never saw a Camshaft either. I had planned on turning him into Bumblebee, but changed my mind when I realized that everyone was pulling their hair out about his rarity.
     
  10. Abrogate

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    I also never saw Camshaft or Mirage, however I had a friend who worked at Wal-mart snag me the only Mirage he ever saw. And just like you, those are the only 2 I never saw in stores. Swerve, red box Tracks? No probs here.


    As for why they were so elusive, I chalk it up to the wave that preceeded them. A Scion and 3 repaints? Instant shelf-warmers. Shelf-warming for over a year while waiting for a relatively exciting wave to show up = the exciting wave is barely ordered by the store due to poor sales of previous wave, and when exciting wave does show up, is instantly bought by whatever schmoe happens to be walking by at the time.
     
  11. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    I only saw 1 Camshaft and 1 Swerve on the shelf. Luckily I bought both. ;D
     
  12. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I saw mirage more then camshaft, who i saw twice in one day and bought both. That was also the last time i saw them.
     
  13. Grimlock_13

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    I saw both of them a few times, but I definitely saw them less than the other Alts.
     
  14. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    That could be one of those cases where it was bought out-of-state (or country) and returned at a sister retail store. I myself have not seen Camshaft anywhere. I need only he, Rumble, and Ravage (XKR). If anyone here can point me to a Camshaft...please?

    ~Z
     
  15. Abrogate

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    *points in canada's general direction*
     
  16. smkspy

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    Well never saw Camshaft, Red Box Prowl, Decpticharge, and only saw Swerve once.

    I suggest pre-ordering both Mirage and Camshaft from Casefresh. It'll run you about $45 each.
     
  17. Pimpimus Prime

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    I saw many Mirages but I stop at Walmart and Target on a daily basis. I only saw two Camshafts though.. one of which I bought.
     
  18. Taker

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    This is something odd. Let me tell all of you a story:

    I live in the south of Chile. Distribution of transformers here has always been really bad. One fine day I went to a department store and voila!: 2 Alt Prime, 2 Alt Mirage and 3 Alt Camshaft, new, sealed, and at a very low price. I bought a Mirage.

    1 month later I went near the capital city, and guess what: I saw even more Camshafts and Mirages.

    Now, if someone can explain me why in this country where we never get an Optimus Prime I found these figures that are hard to find in some states, go on, 'cos I don't understand.
     
  19. BAH

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    Seen them both here. Mirage only a once, camshaft many times. Usually at a Zellers. St. Albert one is pretty good for that.
     
  20. Leemon

    Leemon Yar, spare sum fuel mate?

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    I've seen less than ten Mirages in the area of the midwest that makes up my toy hunting ground. But, I've never seen a Camshaft.
     

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