Earthrise Deluxes Found At US Retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Starfire22, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. payres

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    They might have them already but are embargoed till the street date - March 31st if Amazon is to be believed.

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    Target have a track record for ignoring street dates and sticking stuff out. Happened with Siege and POTP too IIRC
     
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    I may be wrong but I don't believe any of these lines are street dated. Typically only toylines associated with movies are street dated. I think the online retailers just set their estimated ship dates a bit far out to avoid issues if product is delayed. Amazon is already shipping the earthrise micromasters but I don't recall what the estimated ship dates were.
     
  3. Nevermore

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    That's a recent development that has happened for a few years now. Conspiracy theories claim it's Walmart that demands a street date for online retail from Hasbro to put everyone on "equal footing" (as in, to entice people to walk into a Walmart store instead of just ordering online), which Walmart may then break themselves because Hasbro would never even think about sanctioning Walmart or somesuch.

    There have been enough weird incidents where online stores never offered toys for preorder and suddenly put them up as instant "in stock" listings that make this very credible. There are definitely mandated street dates for online retailers, stupid as it may sound.
     
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    We had this problem with wave two and some
    Of wave three of siege. I couldn’t buy Galaxy Force Optimus last year when I found him because when he was scanned it dinged and the associate at target wouldn’t sell him to me. It happened to me with combiner wars at Walmart years ago too but that was Walmart. The checker just shrugged and over rid them and sold them because well...they don’t care. Lol
     
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    Local comic stores here will not break street dates out of fear that they won’t get more stock. This is from direct conversations from staff who place orders. They don’t have the clout that bigger retailers have.
     
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    Also, if the DCPI is exactly the same as Siege, wouldn't Target's computers not know the difference between the two?
     
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    I found most of the wave at Target today, only one not in stock was Ironworks who was unfortunately the only one I wanted
     
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    Anyone have UPC codes? Barcode pics?
     
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    Finally found Iron Works Today
    He came with a red decoder and the insert in the box says: Velocitron.

    What is that in reference to?
     
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    It's the proper name of the speed planet introduced in Transformers Cybertron. It's been appearing in more media since then, and is always depicted as a place where alt mode races are the dominant cultural pastime.
     
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    I hope wave 2 shows up in retail before July
     
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    I hope wave 2 shows up PERIOD :oops:  But I will consider myself and my family extremely lucky if that ends up being my biggest worry...
     
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