G1 Soundwave’s reissue revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Bass X0, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Red Tracks

    Red Tracks Well-Known Member

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    Why do you think it's a screw up? How do you know that there just isn't that much demand? Are you upset that they appear to be stocking enough, so that everyone that wants one, can have one without having to resort to ebay? Why is no one ever happy?
     
  2. G1 Cassette Hunter

    G1 Cassette Hunter Praying for Evil Twins of Gurafi & Noizu

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    Am I upset? No. Suspicious? YES as the case pack was 6 & the stores i've tracked on Brickseek across four states never showed inventory above 12 units between MA & Michigan. I found my two in a local Walmart & have been happily helping other board members who CANT find these in the wild by shipping to them at shelf cost all over the US. I will be happily ecstatic if this level of inventory exists for my #1. Everyone else will finally get a chance without paying the demon scalpers of the toy industry...
     
  3. FireSkyJet

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    The same store had received a restock of like 36 Optimus a few months ago. The other stores received restocks of much less. Not sure what’s up with it, but restocking Soundwave would not surprise me at most store. Just unlikely you’ll get these quantities barring a handful of stores. Of course this is just a guess based on the example in my neck of the woods specific to the store in question.
     
  4. Saberclaw84

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    He's hit South Carolina folks. There were at least 5 at my local Walmart the other day.
     
  5. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    My Wally got cleared out pretty quickly of both Soundwave and the cassettes. I don't think we ever saw the second round of G1 Minibots, either.
     
  6. ClunkerSlim

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    He hit South Carolina like a month ago. You sure you're not seeing restocks.
     
  7. Saberclaw84

    Saberclaw84 Defensor’s Servant

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    He didn't show up at either of my local Walmarts for the longest time. This past Sunday was the first I actually saw of him.
     
  8. GavynN.X.

    GavynN.X. I want AM thundercracker

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    I cracked the tape cover pin trying to force mp rumble into the chest. Some mp cassettes fit better like ravage and laserbeak
     
  9. silverhick

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    Was able to sneak in an online order of Soundwave finally. Got Frenzy and Laserbeak online last week. Just waiting for the last cassette pack now. Yay!
     
  10. jignat

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    I havent seen the minibots (BB,Swerve/Tailgate), but otherwise I've seen all in my area.
    Devs and Scream were only there 2-3 weeks before they were gone.
    Hot Rod shelfwarmed for months and went on sale to 20.
    Op was there for 2 months and then was clearanced to $25.

    SW and the tapes seem to be in good supply as my local WM has 2-3 of each for the last 3 weeks.
    (Or whoever wanted them got them early?)

    Im in Tampa,FL USA.
     
  11. Sylent

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    I went to Utah over the weekend for FanX, and my friend and I hit the Walmart for some sunglasses around 1pm. For S&G's we wandered to the toy department and they had two Soundwave's and a TON of cassettes on the pegs. There were some other guys there for Hot Wheels and they heard me geek out over seeing these figures on the pegs/shelves because in CA where I live, they never showed up. I ended up getting one of each.

    I've still never seen Gears or Warpath in a store. Fortunately, my friend got them for me the last time we visited Utah five months ago.
     
  12. Shadow Convoy

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    So... my cassette door broke yesterday and I had to return my Soundwave - the hinge on his lower left cracked. Not sure if any of you are having issues with yours but the plastic quality on this reissue seems off. Almost Vinly-ish in feeling if that makes sense.
     
  13. ClunkerSlim

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    I’ve been pretty worried about this.
     
  14. mcart

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  15. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    And he's still up.

    Hahaha, sucks to be a scalper today trying to sell this guy for $100+
     
  16. StrangePlanet

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    Cheers!
    Just bought one. Nice! Should have it in a week.
     
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  17. wolfe

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    Glad to see that there seems to be plenty of these.
     
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  18. smkspy

    smkspy The old timers here get it

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    I got a good feeling that SW and the cassettes are gonna get the clearance treatment, at least in my area. They are way more prolific than previous reissues.
     
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  19. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    Even Prime didn't get discounted in my area so I'm not holding my breath for this guy :) 

    That and I have never seen one in store complete. They came out in my area while I was away and have yet to come back :( 
     
  20. smkspy

    smkspy The old timers here get it

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    Like I said, just my area. Different strokes and all that Jazz.
     
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