Minnesota Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Foster, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. T-Hybrid

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    Eagan Walmart had a few cases of Wave 2 Micromasters. Saw the rescue team and at least one Spy Patrol.
     
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    One galaxy prime at cottage grove target stashed behind shockwave.
     
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    One Galaxy Prime at Argenta Target but he's coming home with me.

    Strike That: It may be street dated to stop me from buying it. 7/28.

    Which if true, how'd he wind up here *two months early?*
     
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    Wait. What!?
    The Siege Galaxy Prime is street dated at Target? What the heck?

    He's been at Walmarts for well over a month now.

    That makes three lines of toys being street date blocked at Target.
    The Power Rangers Lightning Collection, Marvel Legends, and now Siege Transformers.
     
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    Wait they're blocking Lightning figures? Those have been on shelves for months.
     
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    They just started showing up at Target a few weeks ago tho.

    Edina Target had a SS Rampage, some s2 Botbot blinds, 5s, and 8 packs, 1 Siege Starscream, and 1 Soundwave.

    They had a bunch of other stuff people aren't hunting for right now as well.
     
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    Whatever the case, someone needs to have a chat with Hasbro about sticking stores with products they can't sell for two months.

    So now they can either have barren shelves for two months, or send a bunch of customers home angry when they get to the checkout and the clerk has to take the item away. Which, fine, we're adults and we can cope with that...but imagine being a kid who's mom or dad just let them bring a toy home, only for the checkout person to tell them "I'm sorry I can't let you buy this."

    I'm not even mad at Target, there's nothing they can do except get screwed over and treated like a storage facility.
     
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    Downtown Target restocked W1 Siege leaders if anyone still need Shockwave and/or Ultra Magnus. I haven't seen UM in a while so I mention it.
     
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    Buttload of W2 Siege Deluxes at Bloomington Walmart.
     
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    It's surprising how this year it feels like way more toys are strangely getting street dated than I ever remember, and yet only Target seems to stick to them.

    Walmart has been putting out these various street dated toys to buy months before Target's computers even allow it.
    Of course, Walmart is probably thinking "Street date? Pfft! Even if Hasbro tries to threaten us for putting them out early by cutting what we get down...we'll just threaten back to pull all their toys out of our stores completely and doom them. Mwa-ha-ha!!"
     
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    That kinda feels like exactly what's happening.
     
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    I think part of the bare shelves thing was more because they were basically redoing all the toy stuff, because now most WalMarts in the south metro are pretty packed.
     
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    AV Target off Cedar with a forbidden Prime. Tried swapping a Shockwave I haven't opened yet but it's locked totally. No purchase, no exchange. No nothing.

    Both AV Targets have lots of wave 2 Deluxes and a case each of Voyagers.
     
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    Forbidden!! There's one i slipped behind shockwave at IGH, what are the chances it'll still be there at the ass end of July (in keeping with street date reports)
     
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    As long as nobody else finds it and tries to buy it, it'll probably be okay. Once someone tries to but it they'll realize the mistake and put him in back.

    Is IGH the one off Argenta Hills? Because if he's already back on the shelf they're really not enforcing this well.
     
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    I don't understand street dates on TFs at all, why even have them? Toys in general really, unless there is a movie and they are afraid of spoilers.
     
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    Yeah, it's dumb. Especially when the figure that's street dated comes in a case with a guy who isn't.
     
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    And Walmart has been selling said figure for well over a month now.
     
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    Is this street date thing a computer error? On Hasbro or Target's part?
     
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    I ran into it at some targets w/the Beast Morphers stuff too, and I think someone on here said it happened w/Star Wars Black Figures. I wonder if companies in general are trying to enforce that stuff more, as I ran into it with some Anniversary Tamagotchis that got put out early at a Gamestop last year too. Weird.