Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by payres, Aug 8, 2019.
you want a "naked" UM too?
Well, just got the dreaded backorder email for my Megatron preorder:
"We're really sorry, but one or more items you purchased are currently on backorder and may be delayed. We'll be getting more inventory and will fill your order as soon as we can.
If we can't ship the items by 12/12, we'll cancel the items, begin processing your refund and let you know by email."
Annoying as I have no local Walmarts to check. At least, i suppose, my Prime is still going to ship tomorrow, but I'd have liked to have an easier time getting my Megatron to go with him without paying probable ripoff prices elsewhere. I'm not holding my breath for these to come back into stock, but who knows.
Then again, Prime is listed as out of stock on the site as well, so I'm surprised I haven't gotten a second backorder email yet.
Update - 11/15: I'm stunned. My Megatron suddenly shipped in the past couple of hours. No movement on the Prime, however, and no backorder email. Not trusting it would ship, I actually found an affordable Prime on eBay last night. Will go ahead and cancel the Walmart one by end of day if it doesn't ship out.
I canceled my order yesterday morning. Went to get my son last night. And after getting the osko and both 35th last night, Grabbed both versions of op and a Megatron, I’m going to take the bd versions back. They’ve been kept in there box. Then I get the “shipped” email this morning. Wth?!
I got an alert this morning that my delayed Prime was now in stock, which shortly after went back out of stock. Despite the page briefly saying it was available for shipping, there was no movement on my preorder. Presumably, hopefully, it went to someone who had a preorder older than mine to be fulfilled. I canceled it a few minutes ago and should have my eBay one next week. The Walmart Megatron that actually shipped is out for delivery now.
I hope they never get something like Titan Scorponok as an exclusive.
imho the white face place is the better of the two. but if its more limited i don't want to open it.
The 35th Optimus I eventually received from my Walmart.com preorder had the grey faceplate, but came in the non-translated error box. YMMV.
So, I canceled my Walmart Prime order which was still listed as delayed and had the cancellation since my eBay order was arriving. Sure enough, out of the blue on Sunday, my Walmart one gets delivered. I popped onto the website, and, lo and behold, my formerly processing cancellation has changed to delivered. Since my eBay one was perfect, I shipped the unopened Prime right back to them with a return label. Had Walmart been more competent in the first place, I wouldn't have even gone to eBay route.
Looks like the Prime I got has the gray faceplate and the translation errors. I still don't know why they shafted poor Prime by not giving him the same sort of figure artwork that Megatron received as opposed to the Ark taking off yet again. Would have been nice to see.
I was referring to Megatron, Soundblaster and Bluestreak.
35th Megatron finally shipped. Only two months late!
Are these guys plentiful? Have they been seen at Walmarts that initially didn't get the endcap/initial shipments?
I'm getting kinda anxious for Bluestreak and if I'm not mistaken they haven't arrived at any Walmarts in Puerto Rico. Other Walmart exclusives (i.e. the G1s) I've seen in store plenty of timesand have even shelfwarmed to the point of deep discount clearance. Do you guys think there is a chance the 35th guys might still show up here?
I've been to Walmart several times, and the only thing I've seen from this line was a swap-out from some douchebag.
Well I have a problem, more of an annoyance. Two days ago I canceled my online order because I don't need a third. Then that night I got an email saying it was shipped. Last night I received an email saying it was delivered but it was not. I do not want to have to call Walmart to today.
Anyone else wish they had a chance encounter with one of these asshats?
I tell you, if I worked at a Walmart CS counter and someone came up to me with that, I'd call my manager and then turn them away.
Yeah, I wish I could catch someone doing that. Problem is, they'll just lie and say they purchased it like that and CS will be forced to return it; you can't call a customer out on return fraud UNLESS you have it on record that they're a repeat offender. Even then, they'll probably make a fuss and CS ends up returning it anyway.
I see swap outs ALL THE TIME with Marvel Legends. Makes me sick.
@Apollux & @wreckgar39 - We know Hasbro loves their repaints. You hear things long before the rest of us. Do you think there's any chance of us getting Earthrise Optimus or Earthrise Megatron in the 35th Anniversary cel-shaded deco? Generations Selects? Maybe in a future Premium Finish wave even?
I can't speak for Wreckgar39 but in general I don't get much in the way of information on exclusives unfortunately.
I've also been told to cool it for a few months.
Hopefully we'll get some more officially sanctioned reveals soon
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I haven't heard of a cell shading for either mold truthfully. Premium Finish Megatron or the original 35th anniversary Megs are your best bets. I know PF has a wave 2, but I have no idea how that works or what will be in it.
Semi on topic, there might be a Twincast (unknown if it has Rewind or not) and an Earth Mode Soundblaster in selects next year. The Netflix Soundwave mold is supposed to be seeing another use, but not sure how/where.
>Earth Mode Soundblaster
Could be an SG deco as well
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