Minnesota Transformers Sightings

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

  1. Riddler87

    Riddler87 Everything's a puzzle

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    I know it just I don't want to pay extra for shipping when I can just keep waiting and ship Ractonite with what I already have in my pile of loot. Also, my birthday is in early May so there is a part of that's holding out so my next shipment from big bad can just become my birthday haul.

    I like Paleotrax just fine but if I'm being honest I'm just getting the fossilizers to be placeholders for Taratulas, Terrorsaur, and Inferno to fill out the Predacon ranks.
     
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    Dang it, the one time I decide against going to the Targets around me. I still went there today and they still had the three deluxe in the back, so I found a nice employee and she went to the back and came out with Airrazor and two Ractonite.
    I had hoped there'd have been another Huffer, but still took one of the Ractonites since I was going to get him anyway at some point. So one Airazor and Ractonite left at Champlin Target, though you'll have to ask for them as she put them back in the backroom.

    Also, got a Marvel Legends M.O.D.O.K. from Target since all the stores seem to have gotten a case of 3 of him.
     
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    Found where all the ER Bluestreaks were - Walgreens in Waconia had 3. Almost bought one out of principal, but a guy can only handle so many Datsun repaints.
     
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    The Masters of the Universe Rise of Evil 2-packs are hitting Target. $29.99 each for Keldor & Kronis. Got mine already, but if anyone sees any in their rounds, I’d appreciate someone grabbing an extra for me to give to a friend (at cost.)
     
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    As long as I can get Prowl, Blustreak, and Smokescreen I'm good...except I still bought Barricade in both Siege and Earthrise. Dang it!

    And of course, they get me with the Seekers, too. If they were to release the Storms 3-pack again in Earthrise modes now, I'd buy that, too.
     
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    I'm genuinely surprised they didn't try to fit Siege Coneheads in to the mix (and didn't redo all of the Siege Seekers in ER).

    It feels like a license to print money, but then what do I know about how these things work.
     
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    All I can say is I hope maybe the Ramjet and Dirge Amazon exclusive 2 pack gets a second release here. So many people weren't able to get them (myself included), and that glaring gap sucks...but not to the point I'm willing to pay around $300 to fill.

    The Hasbro team seemed surprised at how difficult that set was to get in questions I read seeing.
     
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    I liked how Pulse was relisting some Walmart exclusives like Soundwave and the retro Headmasters, even though they sold out very quickly. I wish they would do that for all exclusives and not just the Walmart ones. There is a demand for them, so you would think they would do it to fend off the scalpers a bit.
     
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    There are a few Amazon and Target Exclusives listed there as well. That's for brands beyond just Transformers.

    It's possible there's issues related to stock, as whatever agreement is going to allow them to do going forward maybe meant they missed an opportunity to carry older stuff.

    The first real test beyond Netflix/BW Reissues will be these Amazon exclusives that we hear about.
     
  10. Riddler87

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    Hasbro Pulse is going to start carrying a percentage (5-10%) of retailer exclusive figures so that they will be easier to get. This is just the start and it is going to become more commonplace. It is the exact same thing the Lego has been doing for years.

    Source: I'm drunk and from leak squad, I quit it and here it is on a throwaway
     
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    UPDATE: I bought these. Allegedly will get here by end the end of the week.

    This was what happened. Funny enough, the two items shipped together cost less for shipping than the one combo pack that included both of them (I assume because that box was an awkward long rectangle and thus harder to fit in standard shipping sizes).

    Though, in total, it cost me about a dollar more because the two items separately cost more than the combo. But not by much. Ended up going with the two items rather than the combo because the former had an estimated arrival time at checkout while the latter did not.
     
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    Once it shipped, it basically takes no more than two days to get from Japan to MN via DHL. Buying stuff from Amazon Japan is quite a trip if you find stuff you want at a good price because the shipping cost is relatively low for such warp speed, even during the pandemic.
     
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    The items were on sale, so with shipping they ended up costing the same as if I grabbed them off a shelf in Japan.
     
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    I think in this case there's 2 factors:
    1) Don't wanna flood the market
    2) Get as many uses out of a mold without flooding the market.

    If they had done rainbros and coneheads in both lines, woulda cost more and probably resulted in a buncha stuff not getting sold. Not to mention the storm guys were already sitting on shelves for a bit so I bet they assumed they'd get more mileage out of the seige molds. Considering the coneheads are bigger retools than JUST replacing the heads too, seige prolly wasn't the mold to run with for that.

    I think they said in one of the interviews this was so people who didn't have access to those stores could get 'em too.
     
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    Yep. I think the first real roll-out of the "Partner Exclusive" stuff went up around the same time as Pulse went live in the UK.

    Which would also explain why Walmart exclusives are such a huge presence.
     
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    Went out the 4 Targets today, 4 Walgreens, and 1 Walmart.

    One Target (Coon Rapids) had almost the entire Shang Chi movie wave of Marvel Legends out. Picked up an comic Iron Man and that Civil Warrior Captain America as I don't collect movie figures.

    The one Walmart I went to (Anodover) had the new G.I.Joe Classified Flint and Lady Jaye. I bought one of each, left one of each.

    So hence is why I went to 4 Walgreens, as now I'm searching for Classified Zartan, which has been only spotted in Walgreens it seems along with his wave mate the Cobra Infantry. I found Cobra Commander and Gung Ho at a couple of the store, and EVERY store has ER Bluestreaks. I mean EVERY Walgreens I went to. Kind of a shock given how he trickled out like he did initially.
     
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    Thanks my man for the heads up and for leaving some behind, picked them up.
     
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    All the Wave 3 Netflix deluxes are on Pulse now. (as well as SG Megs... which means I'm getting the... what... 7th version of that mold? ><)
     
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    But he turns in to a.... I'm gonna say... jet?
     
  20. Foster

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    Airazor and Ractonite at Minnetonka Target.
     
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