Combiner Wars Voyager 2016 Wave 1 at US Retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by TM2 Dinobot, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. ma70er

    ma70er HasTak/3P TF Collector, Gamer

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    Well now... this will certainly come in handy :wink: 
     
  2. Nevermore

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    Except that Scattershot hasn't been available "online" anywhere to date. Unless I missed something, you cannot buy a toy online and return it if it hasn't been stocked by any known online retailer thus far.
     
  3. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

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    Toy Dojo has him in stock:
    Transformers Combiner Wars Scattershot - Generations Voyager - Toy Dojo

    But why buy for more than MSRP only to return it...
     
  4. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot closet otaku

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    To be fair, they DID have a full case that morning. 2 Scattorshots, 2 Onslaughts. I confirmed it with the toy guy, for what it's worth. But They were down to 1 Scattorshot whhen I got there. Sorry.
     
  5. BenjaminXavier

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    Well, the weird thing is that while they normally do that on the retail side, even on my wholesale account they're listed like that. I still think its an error (I actually had to email them to bump my case from their listing of 1 case of 2 to two cases of 2, after I placed my order). I can't imagine Hasbro actually started making 2 figure voyager cases.
     
  6. BenjaminXavier

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  7. Nevermore

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    What about wave 4?
    Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Voyager Wave 4 - Hasbro - Transformers - Transformers at Entertainment Earth
     
  8. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Depends how much stock they go through!
     
  9. BenjaminXavier

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  10. Morbo

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    Urgh. I was hoping we'd see at least a look at the Takara Bruticus before these hit the stores. I guess Hasbro knows better than that.

    Even so, I think I'll hold out for the Tak on the hope of getting a real Blast-Off.
     
  11. RKillian

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    I find it's pretty common that wholesalers don't know, or at least don't advertise, the real case size. Both EE and Japan Toys (a major rip-off if you're considering importing). Even BBTS would do weird breakdowns when they were running their distribution program.
     
  12. ma70er

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    I don't think you have to hope much. At this point it seems a given we're getting a shuttle Blast Off from Takara. The only question is, will we be satisfied with how his transformation and orientation as an arm end up being.
     
  13. BenjaminXavier

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    EE has never done wholesale breakdowns outside of standard Hasbro cases, nor did BBTS when they ran their program (which only lasted about a year).

    If this turns out to be them splitting Hasbro cases in half it will be the first time they've ever done it as a wholesaler.
     
  14. RKillian

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    Not true. They break down Bandai Figuarts all the time. At one point they were even selling one of the Sailor Scouts in multiples of 5 despite shipping 24 to a case. And if we're going to go Hasbro specifically, my "solid cases" of Strongarm were unpacked/repacked Wave 1 RiD cases (my Grimlocks, surprise, never materialized - not sure what happened to anybody who ordered Bumblebee or Steeljaw). They blacked out the assortment description (wave 2) and UPC with a Sharpie versus the Arcees and Chromias that actually had "Arcee" and "Chromia" printed on the cases. Likewise, BBTS sold Takara MP cars in multiples of 2 or 4 (they're 6 to a case) but I never found them competitive enough on Hasbro products to order any and their old Excel catalog has long since vanished.

    I'm telling you, if you order a "case" of 2 voyagers from EE, you're going to get 2 voyagers and some brown paper in a box. It might be a re-taped Hasbro shipping carton but it just as well might not.
     
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    And they've just delayed the Combaticons from November 2015 to January 2016. Of all the things I hate about EE, these phony release dates are arguably the worst. I have half a mind to run up five figures worth of preorders, report my cards stolen, and let it be a surprise for them to find out about six months down the line to see how they like being jerked around.
     
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    Entertainment Earth definitely had some in along with Onslaught about a fortnight back
     
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  18. Smitty.1981

    Smitty.1981 I HAVE THE POWER!

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    You could always get the Hasbro versions and not open them until you make a call.
     
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    preorder dates are never certain. get a grip.
     
  20. BenjaminXavier

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    Sorry, I specifically meant *hasbro* cases. I can't speak to Bandai or whoever else. I was unaware of the solid cases being goofed up like that, but seeing as how the solids are done in such a way that if the stores don't get enough pre-orders Hasbro doesn't make them, that makes sense. It looks like in this case they just shuffled around singles into "cases" and shipped them out. Everything I ordered in a solid case came printed that way from Hasbro though (mostly SWB figures).

    I do agree that its probly not going to be a case of two from Hasbro though. I ordered 2 "cases of 2" so I'm guessing they'll just send me a case of 4. We shall see.