Black Friday Ads/Sales for Transformers

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Kluster Bombs, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. jbc30

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    I could use that prime, too bad it is too far a drive
     
  2. gargunkle

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    Actually a little tempting if it is the red/black Prime. Hmm...
     
  3. Tim Formas

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    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.toys.transformers/msg/120685ddeba9c9a0

    It appears their big Black Friday thing is the Cybertron Two-Packs (under the Universe banner) that have already been sighted in the Philippines:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=152363
     
  4. Jarodimus

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    Really? Wow. What's with all the old-TFs-as-Black-Friday-items deals this year? :thumbdown 

    And where the hell are all the Wii game deals, while I'm at it? The Wii doesn't even get a mention in most of the ads I've seen. :thumbdown  :thumbdown  (Off-topic, I know. Sorry.)
     
  5. Laser_Optimus

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    Black Friday is a pretty sad affair this year. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a continuing trend though as a lot of people I talked to last year said they may not even go out again this year as the sales haven't been 'stellar'. Though, the way everyone is trying to keep it super secret doesn't make me want to bother with the sales...
     
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    Well, that's a little lame. I don't get why these retail stores that sell toys aren't putting the movie toys on sale. That is what people are thinking right now when they think Transformers: the movie! Not old Cybertron toys.

    But then again, I guess they think that the movie toys are selling fine at the price they are now, and will sell regardless. *shrugs*
     
  7. Tim Formas

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    I think that's the big reason why the movie toys aren't really part of any Black Friday special. They're going to sell well through X-Mas regardless of whether they're part of some sale. From all indications, that's what kids/boys want from Santa. From what I understand too, stores don't (relatively) profit from Black Friday specials. They're meant to get someone in the door that day and to get them shopping. Why just break even on a hot toy? Entice them with these Cybertron/Universe toys and then push them over to the full-price movie toys. $$$CHA-CHING$$$!
     
  8. Cyro

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    I really want that Excellion and Thundercracker two pack. I'll try to pick that up!
     
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    With the lead scare in toys, don't expect the toy department to do well this year. The old toys may be because they are "lead-free" (I doubt it though, hard to say how long the toys have been this way). I see a surge in gift cards this year more than most because of the lead issue.
     
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    Probably because most stores don't have any Movie Deluxe toys to sell! The stores around my area have been bare for months! I would gladly pick up some of the Movie toys if they went on sale.
     
  11. omega ranger

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    So at TRU it's Galaxy Force Optimus Prime and not the regular Optimus?

    Edit: Fantastic! Downshift and Cannonball are mine, I already have Thundercracker and Excellion.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

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    One would think that means TRU's are getting yet ANOTHER restock of this figure. I don't see it as a deal considering TRU's around NJ and NYC had them on sale for $20.

    I'd think Movie figures would be the targets or sales... oh well.
     
  14. Johnator

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    My wife and I are thinking about skipping Black Friday this year and normally we are excited to go. It doesn't seem to have many deals that are worth bragging about. Maybe next week will reveal some better stuff.....
     
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    woo! I can finally afford cybertron leader prime. glad I decided to pass on the full price metroplex last week. Firetruck Prime rocks! Traffics going to be a pain but by primus thats saving me $20 for dealing with trus bottleneck parking.
     
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    I saw the walmart two pack case sticking out on a black wrapped pallet in the garden center of my local Walmart. Not worth trying to dig it out or anything but yeah they are in stores already
     
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    Cybertron Prime for 20 bucks is a good price, but really, just how many of those are still out there?
     
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    I work at TRU, and we're overflowing with deluxes. If you want me to pick you up any, let me know, and I'll see what we got.
     
  19. gargunkle

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    Just a note, Family Dollar chain stores also have Cybertron leaders for $20.
     
  20. Deceptikitty

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    Really? I've never been to a Family Dollar, and there's one in town. I should check and see if mine even has any TFs.

    Thanks! :)