Why is it so hard to find alternator optimus prime??

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  1. damagecontrol54

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    Why its so hard to find him in texas.????
    Because everybody drives freaking trucks here. I found mirage before i have found this badboy. Thank you for living in texas and everybody driving trucks.....damnit.
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  2. smkspy

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    hey at least you found Mirage...there is absolutely nothing here in Louisiana. Wal-marts and Target no longer carry alternators, and TRUs are full to the head with Ricos and Roolbars.
     
  3. Taker

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    You should see here in Chile :lolol 

    At least in the place I live, the only alts I've seen are Dead End, Hound, Streak and Sideswipe (aside from a KO alt Sideswipe :lolol  )

    I haven't found any of the "newers", and I want a Mirage and a Tracks. :( 
     
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    Camshaft is going to be a lot rarer at least Optimus shipped in 3 waves...
     
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    I found a Camshaft...still no Optimus or Mirage though. My Targets and Wal Marts are full of Skids and Sunstreakers.:banghead: 
     
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    Funnily enough, he's not at all hard to find over here, along with two out of the other four Alts we got here. The rest... lets not go there.
     
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    I think it's because of the name recognition. People see the name Optimus Prime and even if they're not that big into Alternators, they snatch him up.

    Personally, I've had an equally hard time finding him. Camshaft is still sitting on the shelf at Wal-Mart, and I was able to glimpse Mirage in another collector's hand, but I've not seen Prime at all. I'm seriously debating whether or not he's worth the extra $15 to buy from BBTS.
     
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    I found Prime and Camshaft but adly no mirage...
     
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    I haven't seen new any new alts since Richochet and Rollbar came out months ago.
     
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    Because he is the "worst alt ever" and "not worthy of being Optimus Prime".
     
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    yaI live in texas to dallas fort worth area!!I have not seen one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    No sign of him in Delaware... But his wave is definatly out as I've seen his case-mates on the shelves. Yup, Prime is indeed impossible to find.
     
  14. ambushbug74

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    Yep, people are buying him up to make sure no one sees that abomination! I have yet to see Prime, Camshaft or Mirage at all. I did see a Meister in fishbowl packaging, so that means that they have been here.
     
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    You just answered your own question-- because he's a new Alternator, and because he's Optimus Prime.
     
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    The first time I saw Prime in a store around here (Cincinnati) was last week. I just don't think that much of anyone got him in, even in the first wave or two that he was available. Stores in this area have really only gotten out from under the Skids/Streaker/Tracks/Prowl shelfwarmers during the past month or so, though a few stores are still overstocked with them.
     
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    Plenty here in New Zealand. We got a special case of 2x Prime, 1x Rollbar, 1x Ricochet, so we got plenty of Primes to start with. And they released him again with the Mirage wave. It meant we got Meister again. *sigh*.

    Camshaft would be good to nab, I'd do a straight trade for a Prime...
     
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    Now here's a shocker.....here in arkansas i've seen every Alternator released other then Swerve. I've seen Prime twice and picked up the only Mirage and Camshaft i've seen. Happy hunting to all those looking and if i see any i'll be sure to pick'em up and sell them on the boards.
     
  19. Onslaught Phase 2

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    I just saw my first Optimus Prime last friday... I had been searching and searching for that damn alt. I'd seen remnants of the cases too (ie, meisters).... By now I know I spent more on gas than I would've simply having bought it online :( 

    Still, my effort paid off when I hit the walmart (right across the street) at 12 am and found a fresh case there. Good thing I pulled out prime and Mirage, because it seems like the store is stocking up on toys before resetting the aisles. There was a camshaft I already had, so I left it, and the shelves were still the same the next day. Soooo.... maybe other walmarts are holding off on releasing new inventory.
     
  20. Deceptivore

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    I hunted my local Wal-Mart, Target, and TRU every day and after about 8 days I hit a Wal-Mart that had just gotten a case in. I wish I could have gotten them all, but i ended up getting Optimus and Mirage. The next day the others were gone cause I'd hoped to pick up that Camshaft. Maybe next time. Seems it's pretty competitive in my area, even for a relatively small city.

    I personally think OP is a great alternator, albeit kind of needless with 20th Anniversary/MP Prime though. Still, I love him. :) 
     

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