Earthrise Leader Class Doubledealer Spotted At US Retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Black Convoy, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Qazsedcftgb2

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    I'm in the same boat, I need both anyways, but this paycheck I'm really looking to splurge for Optimus. I got Doubledealer due to ship in a few days from Amazon so I'd love to have a new Autobot to match him.
     
  2. PaperKup

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    I just found one at my local Target, and apparently I encountered the common situation. September 1st? really? Why would you have them already? Went home empty-handed.
     
  3. Shin Densetsu

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    You’re not alone, happened to a number of fans this weekend and we all have the same question.

    FWIW management in Target did agree that if Doubledealer was dated for 9/1, the other leaders shouldn’t have been on shelf either and they didn’t have an explanation as to why it even made it to the shelves.

    I’m pointing this out because I don’t blame this on anyone at the store level. Whoever is programming in corporate probably overlooked something in their code when they pushed it out and hasn’t caught it since last year(when SIEGE voyagers and SS leaders got datelocked out of nowhere last year). If you’ve coded before, you know 1 wrong or missing character can throw everything off.
     
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    That means it's going to keep happening, probably to the September deluxe and voyager waves next. Buy the figures you want before they're repacked in a street-dated wave!
     
  5. Shin Densetsu

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    This is unfortunately true. I was surprised/relieved the Seeker set wasn’t datelocked when I bought it.
     
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    As far as I'm aware, this is only happening with Leaders.
     
  7. Shin Densetsu

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    Currently yes but it also happened last Spring with Siege voyagers and in Summer with Studio Series leaders. I thought it was over after that, until the Doubledealer date lock this weekend.
     
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    To circumvent the price increases, I just steal everything. After all, my enjoyment is more important than anything.
     
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    Today was a disheartening day collector-wise. I had ordered Leader Class Optimus at Best Buy for curbside pick up yesterday and when the guy walked up this morning he had Astrotrain in his hands. So I had to take him back inside to return him since I\'m content with the Titans Return version. Then I went on the hunt and at the 6th Target I stopped at I finally found Prime.
    Because of the 9/1 street date they took him away from me, but while the manager was talking with the person in the toys department they said the boxes arrived without the street date sticker. So at least it\'s not Target\'s fault, it sounds more like Hasbro\'s.
     
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    i was able to this morning
     
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    That's understandable
     
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    Without having to scan another figure or get a manager to override?
     
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    Happened to me as well at a local target yesterday. Went home a bit disappointed, but I expected it going in
     
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    The 9/1/2020 street date is a bunch of crap. Especially considering the pre order on Pulse states that doubledealer is estimated to ship out on 8/1/2020. Target needs to get their sh*t together. Doubledealer.PNG
     
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    Thank you for posting this. I just pre-ordered from Hasbro Pulse and canceled my TFSource order.
     
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    I guess I'm just going to have to wait for my BOGO50 Leaders to be shipped in September.
     
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    I pre-ordered a Doubledealer from Amazon when they had him for $43 last week (and dropped my Pulse pre-order at that time). So I'm gonna see if that works out and not worry about Target. It is kinda funny that Target is pulling this street date crap again. Especially when we remember they stocked and sold Earthrise wave 1 like a month before Walmart or Pulse were due to get them. And they haven't had any problems selling their exclusive sets whenever they come in to the stores. I guess it is just a coin toss whether you get lucky when finding anything at Target now that you can buy.

    +-MWG-+
     
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    It is what it is right now. Maybe message Target management as inquire if this will be fixed. Otherwise, it'll all moot.
     
  20. Dachande

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    It also happened a couple of months ago with the SS Voyagers. I was denied a Scavenger at the local Target because of the "street date", but bought it the next day at a different Target.