Official Ross/TJ Maxx/Marshalls/5 Below/Burlington/Ollie's/99 Cent Stores New Instock Items Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GrimlockAutobot, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sideswipe1954

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    Our Ollies have gotten "meaner" with recent staffing changes. Previously we had a store manager who liked the collectors shopping, as well as the occasional reseller, but now the new people basically will tell you they hate all the subsets, i.e. scalpers, resellers, and the collectors, even though unlike the other 2, we won't return things, LOL.

    That being said, I was able to get some info about the Hyper Real Vader out of the current stocking mgr. though I am sure half is BS, as he said yes they are Ad Merchandise, so any store that put them out pre-ad was wrong to do so. That I am sure he is right about. He stated the figures were the ad NEXT WEEK, and there was no ad this week, which seemed a little hinky since they usually do not hold stuff for over a week, since they usually have small back rooms, plus they seemed to have been running ads weekly for the last month or so.
     
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  2. Kenneth Huynh

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    Anyone have pictures of finding hyper real vader?
     
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    I've gotten the only ER Starscream they had at my Ollies. Nothing, but Grapple & Ironworks, except this uprising seeker. 20211013_161640.jpg 20211013_161701.jpg 20211013_162239.jpg 20211013_162335.jpg
     
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    $32 here.
     
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    Nothing but Snapdragon after Snapdragon in Columbus, OH. Managed to find a single Starscream in one box that hadn't already been scalped. Dayton, OH only has Grapples.
    The only Deluxe is Ironworks and that was at a single Ollie's, with the exception of a single Airwave I spotted showing evidence that the full Deluxe assortment had been there, but quickly cleaned out.
     
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    Anyone find any more hyper real vader yet
     
  7. jru42287

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    Covid.

    2020 was a mess, and 2021 has the same distribution probs. Low supply, bored collectors w cancelled vacation funds to blow, a perfect storm for inflation. People will compete to overpay for stuff when it's harder to get.

    Maybe in 2022-23, prices will cool, but I doubt Hasbro drops their hikes (that were due to freight & material costs :rolleyes2 ). The only good thing is that discounts will seem deeper because we're starting at crazy high prices. But Im also thinking prices r too high & it's going to hurt the industry overall.

    It's really too bad Ollie's is the only shop in town now! Pepperidge Farm remembers when other discounters got TF product, too! :lol 
     
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    Yeah Ollie’s seems to be the one still holding on being discounters. Big Lots charges almost retail for anything they have these days. I saw Power Rangers LC figs at Ross and they were 14.99 which isn’t too much off retail. I did get grief on a Marvel board the other week with the reveal of that ML 20th Cap. People adored him then they saw the price. I buy Japanese figures and he comes with more stuff than Figuarts or a Figma and got lambasted for saying the price wasn’t bad compared to what those cost.

    I’m going on a road trip again in the next few days. Looks like lots of Ollies on my path but I’m probably way too late. I never saw that wave in stores with Trailbreaker or Sunstreaker last year or the ER Megatron and Quintesson wave either. Also was bad timing with my both my jobs shut down so running across those would be awesome. Or hopefully they knock the prices down a bit. $50-65 for Sunstreaker is nuts.
     
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    If it's in the ad you have a day to get to the store. From what I've seen, near me, everything that isn't bulk items is bought up.

    I'd love to rack it all up to scalpers, because they suck and will rot in the deepest depths of hell, but from what I've seen ollie's gets random boxes. 30+ grapples and 2 SS for this store then opposite the next. I'm lucky in that I have an ollie's in every direction of me 30 miles and each got a different figure. Unfortunately, Allie and arcee, the only two I wanted, never got to any of them.

    Which reminds me, anyone who wants to trade SS for Allie or arcee, hmu.
     
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    That's an egregious price but, a lot of people will feel that way about what the prices I'm getting ready to relay (in case you give up hunting for a discount or want to avoid the next tier of profiteering):

    You should be able to get Sunstreaker for around $35 via a 3rd party on Amazon with 9k+ ratings fulfilled via Amazon. Trailbreaker can also be picked up there for $35 (the most reputable 3rd seller is Toy Planet fulfilled by Amazon).

    I'm not sure if you're looking for the others that you mentioned:

    BBTS has Quintesson for $31.99

    Earthrise Megatron has price creep everywhere (e.g. it's $39.99 at BBTS) but, Amazon (sold & shipped by Amazon) randomly had it for MSRP recently.
     
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    Anyone looking for the Allspark Tech starter sets, LOL. My Ollies put out massive amounts this morning, but no restock to the WFC/SS figures, and still no Hyper Real Vaders even though they claim they have them.

    Also, I noticed some of the unusual suspects who in years past get some hot items, like Burlington getting some of the Combiner Wars sets, more and more are moving to third party/knockoff companies, as the local Burlington is overflowing with weird figure and doll sets.
     
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    I think there is reason to believe they may have the Vaders in stock and be holding them until next week's ad. Each time Transformers have been in the Ollie's ad this year someone has reported seeing the figures early. I know it happened with Earthrise Optimus and Trailbreaker was being sighted before this most recent ad. Some stores hold ad items back and others just put stuff out as it comes in. Last week when I went in looking for Sunstreaker there were two ladies (each with two overflowing carts) that bought up all the Trolls and MLP stuff that's in this week's ad. Anyone coming into today looking for them is going to be disappointed. Such is Ollie's, great deals, if you can get there before the flippers.
     
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    Another biglots find:
    Worlds smallest 2 pack, They didnt have any price stickers on them, however it was scanned for 10$

    They were found in the toy aisle in the action figure along with TMNT ones...
     

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    I found a pallet with tons of hasbro stuff at Ollie's tonight, one case of hyper real Luke, 2 of Vader a bunch of ibteractive D0, more ML white rabbits, some of the solo cardboard playset didn't see any more transformers though
     
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    Just a public service announcement. If you sign up for Ollie's Army you get a sneak peak at the ad a couple of days before the official for sale date and ad release. For example, I got an email on Tuesday for stuff that was going to be on sale for Thursday. Also, you can get 15% off entire purchase coupons and 30% off one item coupons depending on how much you shop there.

    I usually go once a week and end up coming home with some sort of toy, book, or comic.
     
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    Last weekend I grabbed 2 Earthrise Starscreams at my local Ollie's here in MD. They had 2 or 3 more and a bunch of Grapples. I had to look through all of the starscreams to find 2 that did not have a cracked crotch plate. It was very common for it to be cracked right out of the box because of the tight tolerance mixed with that thick glossy red paint they used on the part
     
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    Just want to add: Don't sleep on the comic books at Ollies. They have some deep stock on graphic novels and seem to get more in all the time. We're talking about toys in this thread, but many of us read comics too and Ollie's has some surprising finds.
     
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    I'm shocked at some of the things I've found at Ollie's. Some examples are the complete Skrull Kill Krew, a collection of old Star-Lord comics, and half of the Snyder-Capullo run on Batman in hardcover. I remember seeing mixed volumes of Fables, Harley Quinn, Avengers, Deadpool, and just a big jumble of other titles. Unless it's something collected in one volume, you won't put together a full run on anything. You might find something you want to complete, though. Seriously, that Batman run is one of the all time greats.
     
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