Why is FoC Shockwave so hard to find?

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  1. Phenotype

    Phenotype Well-Known Member

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    Seriously? I've been to store-after-store-after-store for the past week, and nearly every place I've hit has plenty of FoC Prime's and Jazz's in stock, but I've yet to find a single Shockwave. Is he shortpacked? Is there a modified version of the first wave that is only Prime and Jazz? Are scalpers buying him up left and right to sell on eBay? I don't get it.
     
  2. Sideways77

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    He's shortpacked.

    It goes 1 Shockwave, about 3 Jazzes, and 3 Primes.
     
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    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Yeah, Everytime I find them it's lots of Optimus and Jazz, but only 1 Shockwave out of the whole shelf.
     
  4. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    They seem to do that to the purple ones! :D 
     
  5. Bountyan

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    Pretty sure it's 2 Shockwave/3 Jazz/3 Prime. And there's a revision that has 3 Shockwave/2 Jazz/3 Prime.

    He may be hard to find because he's the most appealing one in the case. The Optimus and Jazz toys don't have incredibly great rep but this is the first G1ish Shockwave we've had in a while.
     
  6. MonkeyBusiness

    MonkeyBusiness Autobot Engineer

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    Because Hasbro hates us, that's why. Same reason you have to wade through a pile of Bumblebees before you can find a single other character.
     
  7. Kylehudson14

    Kylehudson14 On when I'm on

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    Hey, they arent even in my stores yet! :lol 

    He shortpacked, but fortunately not as shortpacked as some other figures.
     
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    Correct. The same reason why there are no Vehicons in stores...because the Vehicon and Shockwave are THAT good! :) 

    At least Hasbro is doing revision cases for both figures to meet the demand.
     
  9. Driftveil

    Driftveil You find me offensive

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    The internet my friend. You can find everything, I believe
     
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    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Hasbro would tell us it's because bad guys don't sell.
     
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    I see them online eBay and amazon but not at stores yet
     
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    For some reason, I have a really bad feeling that the next time we get a new series, Autobots will be shortpacked while Hasbro realizes that equality is the way to go with which figures go in what cases and waves.
     
  13. Phenotype

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    Yeah, he's on Amazon for $14.99 + shipping. I'll probably go that route, but I really like the feeling of finding something in-store and having that instant gratification, ordering online just doesn't give me that same feeling. You know?
     
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    Yes, he is so hard to find in the stores these days. This thing happens only in two cases. Firstly if everyone grabs him more than the other and secondly if he is shortpacked or else he might be in under modification process.
     
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    i have the same feeling about it as well LOL
     
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    So far I found 2 in stores.
     
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    who else is carrying them other than target and TRU? Walmart has almost no TF stuff in my area
     
  18. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    He's hard to find? I found him the other day at TRU, first attempt to look! :lol 
     
  19. TFXProtector

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    I ordered it from there. Less than $20.00 shipped? Shopping around. The money, time and frustration saved is all the instant gratification I need.

    This one per case shit is ridiculous. I don't care if villains don't sell well, Hasbro. Produce them and shove multiples in the cases, you bitch.
     
  20. Yaujta

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    The case is indeed 2 SW, 3 OP's and 3 Jazz.
    So far I've found 4 at retail (TrU and Target).
    They aren't impossible to find, but as others said, it's the most desirable from the wave and the first Generations Shockwave made.
     

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