Ongoing Target DPCI log and new/restocked/shipped/preorder thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by BenjaminXavier, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Qazsedcftgb2

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    Oh definitely Gigawatt had broader appeal. And like I mentioned, there was literally less than 2000 available. Gigawatt was an example, but like Slitherfang, the Seekers, etc. it seems that new or exclusive figures (especially new and exclusive like is the case here) sell out in seconds. I 100% think it's bots. Just a shame they are so prominent lately, this is like the 4th or 5th time I've had an item booted out of my cart/sold out too fast.
     
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    In the thread in the news section, no one was able to get one. Some got it to cart, and some (like me) at least saw the pre-order button and clicked it, but everything sold out immediately. It was definitely up for a few seconds. I'm not knowledgeable about how such things work, but scalpers with bots seems to be the theory....
     
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    Does anyone else remember when their Human Alliance Leadfoot exclusive lingered on clearance aisles for months and months? They couldn't give them away.
     
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    but by comparison you were lucky to even see the first deluxe, which had the movie accurate armed car mode and was cheaper.
     
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    This seems to be the new thing. I know scalping has been prevalent before, but to be the target of resellers who also hock Nikes shows figures to be a new source of value to them.
     
  6. BenjaminXavier

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    You mean the deluxe that was never actually released in the USA? Or anywhere else until Takara released it with a different deco?
     
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    I'm not trying to relitigate the Michael Bay films for the 1000th time. No one needs that. But I have to admit I absolutely do not understand the appeal of a Transformer who is clearly designed to be redneck parody character, slapped with an unwitting corporate sponsorship logo, on a NASCAR alt mode. That there were any figures manufactured, nevermind how popular, boggles the mind. The antipathy Bay has for Transformers was on full display, as he took a fan service concept like The Wreckers and wiped his ass with it whilst looking to the audience for applause. I wish those of you who wanted the figure would have gotten them - because truly, it sucks when this happens - but if the scalpers that scored them are stuck with hundreds of them, it would be only just-desserts.
     
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    Yeah, I waited on that, but it was only available overseas.
     
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    REQUEST TIME: I've been seeing a few mentions of new Earthrise in the sightings thread. Supposedly at a few Targets, they're getting new deluxe cases that are streetdated to the 1st of August. However, I know some employees don't care so good luck hunting.
     
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    Hopefully that means the online orders will ship soon.
     
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    drove 47 miles to a target that said the Earthrise seeker 2 pack was in stock, nothing on the shelf. Asked a worker and she said it's street dated for tomorrow without even checking their pad.
     
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    That blows. Find another associate and tell them you drove so far.
     
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    Agreed. Find another employee. There's no way I'd drive 47 miles to leave empty handed when it's actually there.
     
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    Happened to me too. They cant just pull it from the back. They said it's a huge pallet of toys for a toy reset starting tomorrow. You probably werent the first to ask her.
     
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    I'm not saying that this might not be the scenario at that Target, but I've asked for things in the back about a dozen times from various Targets near me and they've always been willing to get the item.
     
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    If that’s the case it’s probably a needle in a haystack to find that one box from their point of view.
     
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    I know. That's why I thought it was weird but both my Targets said the same thing. Seekers and Sky Lynx showed up in their inventory but they couldnt find them in the back or on the floor and then a manager said they were doing a toy reset starting Sunday. Both locations.
     
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    After about a dozen "approve new delivery date" mails, Target finally cancelled the G.I. Joe Classfied Duke I had preordered. I don't really care about Duke, he's a low priority and available easily enough in other places anyway, but it DOES bode ill for all the Transformers pre-orders I placed during the BOGO sale a while back.

    I think I've had a pre-order with Target actually work out like, only once, ever.
     
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    I did the BOGO50 for Double Dealer, and already got them.
     
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    got the decipticon clones and slither fang delivered today. I thought the clones would be be bigger, they are so smol XD.

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