Zero deluxes on West Coast shelves

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by dasaffe, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. dasaffe

    dasaffe Morrissey Fan

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    I've been scanning the Washington, California and Oregon sightings threads and it looks like we're all in the same boat.

    Here in the Portland area there are a lot of Targets with ZERO deluxes on their shelves. Totally wiped out for multiple days.

    With a new wave hitting soon, I'd imagine that everything will turn around, but I just can't remember a time when an entire class of toys was out of stock in the middle of a line at Target.

    It's happening at Fred Meyer, too, but that's a little more precedented.

    Here in Oregon, it seems we've only had a couple sightings of the new deluxe wave (08 bumblebee where are you?) in the central part of the state (where new stuff usually pops first).

    I talked to a toy manager/stock guy at Target and he said the deluxes are going like gang-busters. I read a similar account from a poster on this board.

    Thoughts? Opinions?
     
  2. periL75

    periL75 Soft Fleshy Bi-Ped

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    I actually saw an employee re-stocking the pegs of wave 1 deluxes @ wood village walmart yesterday.
    I walked by once, nothing but wreckage & protforms. Hit the lego aisle, came back & he was putting up all the wave-1's:) 
    No new figs though sadly.
     
  3. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    I visited a TRU close to my house last week and they were sold out of deluxes too.
     
  4. revlimiter

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    every store I visited here in Albuquerque is also totally empty of Deluxes. Voyagers are clogging the shelves. At one TRU they were spilling out onto the aisle. Must have been 50+ right there.
     
  5. Prisoner1138

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    Plenty of deluxes to be found in Fremont, CA. Only catch is, it's all the same wave 1 crap. I'm gonna stab someone next time I walk into walmart and I only see wave 1 and shitscream/optimuspoop protogarbage.

    Plenty of wreckage, jazz, swindle, roboturds(protoform things), just no barricade and bumblebee
     
  6. Bobby Lemain

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    I went to a Union City Walmart and all they had left were brawls, real gear, ledgends and voice changing helmets... freaky
     
  7. MegaHavok

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    Yeah but being sold out is a good thing, with a little bit of patience it means stores will be ordering tons of wave 3 to restock so that means plenty of bumblebees to go around. Now wave 4 ? That mights be alot harder to find if sales slow down
     
  8. dasaffe

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    That's what I'm thinking. I'm just stunned that the line is doing so well. As far as I can tell all the Target/Wal-Marts are restocking each week and selling out completely by Sunday or so. Wild.
     
  9. butz

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    Some of the Targets around here have been wiped on deluxes too. I see a lot of people (usually parents with their kids) looking at the TF movie stuff just about any time I go toy shopping.
     
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    yeah I'm trying not to resort to ebay for now since the wave is new.
     
  11. IodaFett

    IodaFett Oregon TF Collector

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    *above poster*

    I'm with ya on that one.

    Salem TRU - totally wiped of deluxes. They now have Megatrons though. (LOL)

    Salem Wal-Mart - Slightly wiped of deluxes, still wave 1.
     
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    I stopped at my local WM this morning and found ten pegs JAMMED with wave 1 deluxes.

    I had to stop back by this evening, and checked again out of curiosity. There were less than half of them left. I kid you not, about 30-40 deluxes gone in 12 hours.
     
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    I got lucky yesterday at wal*mart, They had everything even the new FAB's
     
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    Everywhere I go its wiped out, the occasional Brawl and Scorponok say "HAI!", but otherwise its just Bonecrusher, Wreckage and Swindle chilling on the near empty pegs.
    RESTOCK ALREADEH @_@
    DN
     
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    Ahem, not to sound contradictory, but at the walmart here in bend I found a couple dreadwings(Yick) Arcees (yay) and 08 Bumblebee (yay). Already have an Arcee, so wasn't interested.
     
  16. Insane Galvatron

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    Just went TF hunting today and found only a handful ( 3-5 ) of Deluxes at each store. They were mostly Swindle and Bonecrusher with a sparatic(sp?) Brawl or Wreckage. When they finally start getting the new wave, I shouldn't have any trouble finding the new Bee. If all the stores restock and fill the pegs, there will be plenty.
     
  17. evopete

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    Just went went hunting today... Walmart south LA, Target, west Hollywood, and everything was EMPTY... all I saw was some Voyager Ironhides, tons of Real Gear stuff, Helmets, Cyperstompers, but bearly any deluxes, and usually was Boncrusher or Brawl...Not even HEROS, i could find... I mean its really bad out here in So Cal West side area....I went yesterday to TRU and Target in Inglwood...and Nothing but wave 1 stuff and a few hereos, that I already had...

    For now I think I may just order the Hereos 5 pack from WAL site.....
     
  18. Th0r4z1n3

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    Almost every store I've been to the last week or so has been totaly bare.

    *I should have bought Leader Prime when I had the chance*
     
  19. evopete

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    Just went again and nothing at the Target in Culver city but a FAB Optimus prime and lots of Brawls FAB....they also had tons of Ratchets (Vyager) and a few Starscreams.....lots of Real Gear stuff....and still no Hereos..... as for TRU... the same thing, had a few heros sets, but stuff I already had....as for everything else...pretty dry....
     
  20. NGW

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    I haven't seen a deluxe at retail in a very long time....

    Nowhere I go seems to have them, it's ridiculous.

    I went to a Target last week, they had Arcee (who I picked up), Dreadwing (little to no interest in)....and no Bumblebee. The fact that they had the other two was a sad realization that I missed out on 08 BB ;_;

    I talked to a Target employee and they said the best time to check is on Sundays because they usually get new stock then.
     

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