Paradron Medic Two Pack

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Starfire22, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. Optimus1138

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    How do we know, did a rep say if it was going to happen it'd be during the first half of the month or something?
     
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    I don't know who ever asked the rep forgot to ask when, that's the big question
     
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    I know that the Takara version will be out by then but will be pricey.
     
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    I called Amazon but it was a waste of time. The customer service people have absolutely no info. I didn't get around to calling Hasbro yet.

    I saw the news that Omega Supreme is back in stock so it looks like Hasbro is doing small runs now. No way to know for sure but it seems that way. Scorponok is also backup for pre-order. They did the same with Jetfire. And people are getting their Prowl/Ironhide sets months later. So it looks like we'll eventually get this one too. Amazon says "pre-order guarantee" so I figure another batch must be on the way. If not, it's already too late to do anything about it. The scalpers already have it up over $200.
     
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  5. Boltz

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    Man I hate scalpers
     
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    Everybody is enraged & will go after the PS5 scalpers. But nobody cares when they do it to us.
     
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    Apparently according to Amazon I'm on a waiting list now after mine was canceled. Thats all I got
     
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    As too hopeful as this sounds the day there's an alternative Ratchet that will be deemed inferior (In the context it won't be as accurate to the ER) but it will provide a good stand in for those who couldn't get/find the original release. I was hoping that come post Christmas we'd finally get a plentiful supply for everyone. To those buying the SG two-pack to make a good Ratchet I salute you. But for those who hope...maybe...ONE DAY...that 2022 or 2023....we finally get a Ratchet...
     
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    I'm getting desperate so I made an account on Hasbro's customer service site and sent them a message asking if they can tell me whether more sets will be made to fill the remaining preorders. Not expecting any sort of meaningful response but I figured I might as well try.
     
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    Yo dude, u gotta chill
     
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    I just wanna know if I'll actually be able to get this or not so that if I won't, I can get the SG set and customize that Ratchet instead before that also becomes unavailable.
     
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    Actually dude, it's not hyped up like the medic set so you can relax, wait this month and then go for the shatter glass set
     
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    Im at a point that i don't care if i miss out on this set, i just wanted this set for the green arcee for my fembots ratchet on the other dont care about because its such a down grade from the original siege mold and wouldn't be surprised if it broke when i took it off its packaging like ironhide.
    Im perfectly fine with my siege ratchet and ironhide so im not gonna sleep with this set.
     
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    I just called Hasbro customer service.

    First thing, which is totally hilarious, the opening recording says "If you're calling about a medical emergency please call...." I busted out laughing. Instead of calling 911 who is actually going to call Hasbro??? LMAO That made my day!

    So anyway, as expected the girl has no info. But I explained the situation & she said she will get the info to the right people on her team to let them know what we're going through. I told her that we can't find Hasbro product but other companies like McFarlane & Mattel don't seem to have any problem getting their product into stores. The only things that don't seem to be able to be restocked are GI Joe, Transformers, Marvel Legends & Star Wars. I told her we hate all these exclusives & every time we hear the word "exclusive" we feel nothing but dread. I was mainly referring to Target's Cobra Island fiasco. I told her back in 2006 all the stores were well stock & there was no problem finding anything but now the stores have a big empty space all year round. She has no info on the stores inventory so she told me to keep reaching out to Amazon. I mentioned Omega Supreme, Jetfire & Scorponok getting second runs so she said it definitely sounds like Hasbro is trying to get more product produced. But I couldn't get any definite info, just speculation. It sucks because somebody somewhere knows exactly what's going on. Why does it have to be top secret? They could just send out a note saying yes, we are starting a second run. She said if Amazon hasn't cancelled the order then that means they are waiting to get more inventory.

    I know I probably wasted my time & none of this is very useful. But at least that medical emergency thing made it worthwhile. It was hilarious & on top of that I just happened to be calling about Ratchet & Lifeline. As soon as I heard that I thought of Ratchet. YES! I'm having a medical emergency, tell Amazon to send me that ambulance immediately. lol
     
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    I hope for a Lifeline repaint of Masterpiece Arcee.
     
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    Always happy to see a little news here. I keep checking in every few days to see if there's some official word on an update.
     
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    I just called Amazon again. I asked if this happens frequently. She said yes with popular items. And you will definitely get it, they're just waiting for more inventory from Hasbro. So just keep checking, it could update any day. So hopefully we'll all get ours sometime this year. She said just wait & you will get it for the lower price & not have to pay over $200. And she said it sucks that Amazon let's the 3rd party sellers put it up for $200 but basically Amazon doesn't care & is going to do whatever they want.
     
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    I'm not in the business of defending Amazon, but I will say that I believe them on this one, because it is up to Hasbro to produce enough to meet the demand. The Botropolis set, for example, is currently unavailable (as of 2:30 this morning) and they don't know when they'll get more in...but it's their exclusive. Amazon can't even get more of their own exclusive, right now, because Hasbro hasn't allocated it to them.

    Target could barely get enough stock to cover Thrust and Runabout (never saw either one in-store, on the shelves. Only received Runabout in-store, because the woman went in the back and got me one. Never saw one in my travels, again.) Amazon is having trouble completing these orders, and Walmart gets a ton of SS86 Grimlock while others get nothing, and Pulse waits until the absolute last minute to get anything to anybody. What's the one thing they all share in common? Hasbro.

    It's asinine that other stores exclusives (such as Red Wing) show up, F I N A L L Y, at other retailers...over a year later. It's not another production run, it's "Okay, we covered the Asian market, they got what they wanted, let's clear the rest of these out!" when those should be going to wanting customers, NOW, not later after the scalpers have had their way.
     
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    I got my Barricade set last week,but Ironhide and Ratchet are still in limbo. Ill keep waiting and being patient but if I get those cancellation notices,it looks like Im out on those after that. Keep crossing my fingers for all of us who are still waiting.
     
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    You might find this interesting. Hasbro is totally aware of everything. "THEY'RE WORKING ON IT". No plans to re-release because none of them have been discontinued, they're still in production (probably applies to Transformers too). This is a new video posted 21 hours ago.

     
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