WTF?!?

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  1. Spyro

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    Ok, HasbroToyShop, Walmart.com, Target.com, & Toysrus,com all have RotF toys. But, the release dates are crazy. They're also incorrect. Walmart & Toysrus say 5/30 for alll of them, including the movie preview figures. BUT, the movie preview figures are supposed to be out a few weeks before the mainline figures. In fact, Walmart is saying they're available in stores. Somebody verify this claim! Also, Target is saying 2-6 weeks for all of them, even the movie preview figures. HasbroToyShop is even worse. They have ALL the figures on there-Movie Preview figures & Leader Optimus Prime-shipping on 6/08. BUT, that's after the mainline figure release date, & WAY after the movie preview figure release date. What the hell is going on here?!? The movie preview figures were supposed to be out May 1st...or maybe it was May 15th. But, still! What is going on? We must get to the bottom of this!
     
  2. Spyro

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    BTW, if this is in the wrong fourm, please move instead of closing it. The original topic was in the News & Rumors fourm, & got closed instead of moved...
     
  3. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    1. It is against the rules to re-make topics that have been closed.

    2. It belongs in the Toys Discussion forum.
     
  4. Spyro

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    !. It was closed because I posted it as news.

    2. It does? Ok. Could you get a mod to move it, then?
     
  5. Spyro

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    Um...isn't an admin going to move this?
     
  6. Tommybg2003

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    Hi :) 
     
  7. Spyro

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    Hi...
     
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    Back on topic, has anybody found this mystery out?
     
  9. Dinobot Nuva

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    Maybe you could just buy them in brick-n-mortar on May 30th like almost everybody else...
     
  10. Spyro

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    Why not just solve this mystery? I've already contacted HasbroToyShop. I only did that because everybody decided they would ignore this topic...
     
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    Calm down. It's the weekend. The boards aren't as active.
     
  12. panzerjedi

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    It's not a mystery either...
     
  13. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    i was in my Local walmart today no movie toys just TF:A figs so if they arein stores mine isn't one of them
     
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    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    Dude relax, is there a Megan Fox toy that can transform so we can see her ass or something? Bitching is not going to make them pop up on a Wal-mart shelf when you say.
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    they will be on shelves for at least the next two years, so really, what does it matter?
     
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    good. me wallet needs a break.
     
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    Retailers have a lot of power in this. Hasbro has a suggested date. But most of your problems come from retailers having the product shipped to them a month early with the date just putting it in overstock:

    Stockers on your local brick and mortar level are pressured by their managers to simply fill the spaces on the floor before useing the backroom overstock.

    This is probably why a lot of toys have been getting out this weekend. Stockers are filling a space.
    And I do not blame them. Its just how the jumbled system of boxes, upper management, and dates have tripped the gears.

    Hasbro has always been aware of the impact collector groups have on a toy line release. They do these release dates so stores won't be out of stock when regular consumers want them.
    (when the movie itself is doing well)
     
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    Ok, but why does HasbroToyShop have the WRONG release date? Last time I checked, the release date was slated for May 30th, not June 8th.
     
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    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Hasbro Toy Shop is often many weeks behind retailers. You're freaking out over nothing.
     
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    Stupid HasbroToyShop...
     

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