Will the new Generations toys be available everywhere?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by cleazer, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. cleazer

    cleazer Lost in the lights

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    Will they be mass-released at Target, Walmart, etc, or will they be store exclusives at TRU or somewhere?

    I ask because at local Targets, Walmarts, Meijers, and KMarts, the Generations deluxes have all been clearanced out. So I'm slightly worried that only TRU will carry them.

    On the plus side, if Target and Walmart and everywhere else carries them, they have ZERO old product on the shelves to compete with, so every store will be getting in fresh cases of the first wave.

    You never know how distribution will go after that, but at least folks will have a good shot at Wave 1.
     
  2. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    No because the distribution will be shotty and favor the west coast as usual. Unless Hasbro and all those stores had a meeting that is.
     
  3. Jacer

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    I'm pretty sure they will be, but it's a fall 2012 release.
     
  4. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Pretty much impossible to answer this properly.

    So why raise the issue? It only winds people up.
     
  5. Deceptigtar

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    it will prob change to canada and asia exclusives only, with hasbro focusing only on robot heroes for the usa.
     
  6. tikgnat

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    No, it'll be distributed identically like the Prime FE line.
     
  7. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    So everyone in the US will hunt for the mass released toys, 2% of the hunters will actually find them, then Hasbro will issue a statement saying it 'never meant' for the line to be perceived as 'mass release'?

    Meanwhile collectors will pay 400% markup to have the toys imported from Asia with a sticker that says 'USA Edition'?

    :lolol 
     
  8. ScottyP

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    There's a packaging refresh planned, so you can bet this will be pitched to retailers as a "new line" that promotes the Fall of Cybertron game.
     
  9. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Only at TRU and only the first wave. :tongue: 
     
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    The retailers will over-order the first wave, which will be composed solely of Bumblebees. They will then refuse to order any more and the following waves will be cancelled, with one or two turning up at discount stores
     
  11. Jazz342

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    To the Op, what generations toys are you referring to? If you're talking about shockwavw, jazz, bruticus,then yes they should be mass released. If you are talking about the repaints posted a couple weeks ago with new heads/retooling/repaints, those are Asian exclusives.
     
  12. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    LOL That's funny.
     
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    What a dumb question to ask!what hasbro said it will be a line so yeah it will be in stores every!
     
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    What. Irony.
     

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