Minnesota Transformers Sightings

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

  1. optimusfan

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    So if I buy the last Alt at a particular store does that guarantee a reorder?
     
  2. Shin-Gouki

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    This is getting stupid, I want one TF, ONE I could goive a rats ass about the Cybertron line as a whole, and I only want Primus when he goes Clearance in a month or so. For Fucks Sake Find me a Fucking Alt Prime!!!! Atleast when I move back home I will be able to find things without running all over town and finding nothing but frustration.
     
  3. Foster

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    You really think Primus will be on clearance in a month or so? I'll take that bet. Hell, I'll give odds.
     
  4. optimusfan

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    Welcome to my world, except in my world I also want Mirage. I have two guys from Cybertron -- two guys I got for FREE. I want Primus, but only on clearance (however, I think it will take more than a month).

    Let's form the "F-Hasbro and their poor Alternator availability and distribution" support group.
     
  5. Shin-Gouki

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    As soon as they get ready to reset for classics he's Clearance
     
  6. Blueefficacy

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    Yes it does. If the DC currently has alts it will be on its way. It may take a few days, though.
    Targets have an automatic trigger point for ordering more products, this is true for most all general merchandise products sold there. If the amount of stock on hand falls below this point, more is ordered.

    So if you really want new alts, you could buy the stock on hand, go in at 8 every morning, and when you find new stock, return the older ones you bought. Easy as that!
     
  7. optimusfan

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    Or just return it to a different Target...

    Anyhow, annoying. I've been watchin the White Bear and 94 Target every day or two for the last couple of weeks because they were due to get in the next wave. So, I went there before softball tonight and of course the wave had been there and is now gone. So, now they have a Sunstreaker and Rollbar. Argh! I hope Amazon comes through because I'm pretty sick of wasting my time.

    Hopefully someone here got Prime and Mirage...???
     
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    Not me, I'm ready to go all Michael Douglas in Falling Down
     
  9. Rewind

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    yeah, I'm not so sure how well the automatic re-ordering thing at Target works. The one downtown has had NO Alts for almost two weeks now and frequent daily stops as well as checking the DPCI has proven there just aren't any to put on the shelf. That would suggest there aren't any at the distribution center, but then where would the other Targets be getting them from?

    At least I can stop looking for Mirage now that the Hot Rod version has been announced, since I'd rather have that one. As for Prime, I'm not hunting anymore. If I happen to see him someday, cool. If not, oh well. I want him, but not enough to pay almost double on the internet.

    One thing I want to know is why this most recent wave isn't half Prime and half Mirage...
     
  10. adamthered

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    I would like to find Mirage but the only thing I ever see are stacks of Skids and a few Tracks every now and then.

    Poor shelf-warming Skids.

    I want Mirage :( 
     
  11. GuppyMN

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    Possibilities:
    1. The count is messed up, as happens frequently if the research team doesn't do their job, i.e. the system thinks theres alts but there really aren't.
    2. Targets in MN are fed by two different DC's, Fridley and Iowa. Most of the Iowa stores are in the east metro.
    3. Not enough alternators to go around, your store got the shaft.

    Alternator distribution has been kinda weird, my Andover store got the new alts same day as other reports, and my own personal set i bought at Shoreview. So I am guessing the DC doesnt keep much on hand.
     
  13. Foster

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    Classics will be on the shelf next to Cybertron until after the holiday season. They will run concurrently through the fourth quarter. Primus won't clearance until 2007.
     
  14. KanedaX

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    I bought Swerve because I wanted a Corvette and was convinced I would never see Tracks again. Now it's friggin everywhere!

    :banghead: 

    And, yeah, poor Skids. Are there any plans for repaints anytime in the future? I love the design, hate the paint job.
     
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    It's not me, I swear...We are in the same boat bro.
     
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    No, some kid already got them and smashed them to bits.
     
  17. Omega Magnus

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    My cynicism leads me to believe that some douchebag scalper is snatching them and selling 'em for 50 bucks on eBay...for example:
    Douchebag Alternator Prime Auction from Minnesota


    In my best Tony Montana Impersonation: "I kill a douchebag eBay scalper for fun.":Gouki: 
     
  18. funkatron101

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    St. Paul too...You may be right. Mine and optimusfan's Targets in the area are usually cleaned out.
     
  19. Foster

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    The seller also has sealed cases of TFs and SW. Can you find those at Target now?
     
  20. Rewind

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    That figures. Scalpers killed my enjoyment of collecting Star Wars toys, now they're going to kill Transformers. I just don't understand scalping toys, there is no way it can be very profitable. I honestly think people who scalp toys do it purely to enrage the genuine collectors. They get off on coming to message boards like this and seeing how pissed people are. Power trip. The saddest thing is that they probably use the extra couple bucks they make off the toys to fund their addiction to scat porn.