DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime back at retail?

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  1. WWELORD

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    Dont know if news but today i walked in to target in Simi Valley ca and found an ultimate Optimus Prime that wasn't there two days ago it had a price tag with a price of $79.99. has hasbro put these back into retail 2 years later?
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  2. Blazere

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    Hmm....
     
  3. Valkysas

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    The box has wear on it, so it's not new. Looks like something they discovered in the stock room.
     
  4. BenjaminXavier

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    You know what? I found one of those at my Target in VA the other day too. Brand new shelf tag and all. Mine didn't look like it had any noticeable shelf ware, but who knows.

    It would make sense if it were a Black Friday item or something, but we're way past that time frame. Maybe they found like 20 in a warehouse and sent them to stores that do well with transformers? Who knows.
     
  5. x BlackMagnus x

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    What a waste of shelf space. I picked mine up at Kmart last year on clearance for $18. The only reason I got it too.
     
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    Most likely just old stock someone found in the stock room or even a distribution center.
     
  7. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Maybe, but why would they make a shelf tag for it, instead of just throwing a clearance/price sticker on it? Surely they (DOTM figures) hit clearance at Target too. And going by JamesBs post, it doesn't seem like an isolated incident.

    Who knows.
     
  8. WWELORD

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    Not likely if it was old stock it would have had a clearance tag and be about $20 dollars less and not have a price tag and released a year ago.



    Edit:what x BlackMagnus x said
     
  9. Thundershot

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    Found one at my Target too...
     
  10. BenjaminXavier

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    I bet they're going to try and sell them at full price this week then clearance them next, once Christmas passes.
     
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    Wish I could get one at a discounted price. My son broke mine last month. He thought the wings would make him fly….they didn't.
     
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    I'll pick one up for $20. Why not?
     
  13. RandomGuy

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    These things have been shelfwarming at my local TRU for, quite literally, YEARS.

    For as long as I can remember there have been Ultimate Optimus Primes sitting on the bottom shelf at full retail price.

    Years.
     
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    Well, TFP BH Ultimate Optimus is being clearanced in our country, or so I heard. I have no plans to buy it anyway. Movieverse Ultimate Optimus is long gone from retailers.
     
  15. Alucard77

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    That thing was shelf warming at my TRU forever. I think it is still there.
     
  16. jametron

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    Yeah, they've got to at least try, right? :lol  THEN off to the clearance isle, they will go!
     
  17. Autovolt 127

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    Makes sense for retailers to try selling the old stock right before Christmas.
     
  18. Pimpimus Prime

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    I found a couple of them at one of my local Targets this week too.
     
  19. iacon45

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    K-Mart and Wal-Mart locally had them for a bit but they clearanced them out pretty quick. With Wal-Mart going as low as $20 (when I finally caved). Of course I ended up selling him later on.