SS RotB Optimus Prime possible First look?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Onilink, May 7, 2023.

  1. Autobrat Leader

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  2. Mister Z

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    Welp, I just had to approve another delay notice, this time up to the 29th. I might be going up to Roseville in between now and then, and I know there are two Targets up there, so I might have to keep my eyes open for any in store there and if I do find him, I'll just cancel my order.
     
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  3. Megatron118

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    If anyone’s able to find more at their Target and willing to ship one, I’d be very appreciative. My Target currently has none
     
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    I gave up looking and started bidding on EBay, didn’t think I’d win one considering the all out war it is just to get this thing, but here we are, and for a good price, too. I can rest now..
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    I have Scourge on preorder at Entertainment Earth and Optimus in Backorder hell. Scalpers cleaned out all my local Targets immediately and Prime is nowhere to be found.
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  8. shapercreator14

    shapercreator14 Vae Victus

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    Getting a notification for a restock of Prime on Pulse:
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    Fuck it, bought it off ebay instead.
     
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  9. OverloadedTaco

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    already sold out
    fuck scalpers
     
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    Sold out in half an hour while Premium was still on. They had to have had something preventing accounts from buying more than one... right?
     
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    It's probably a bunch of bot accounts buying cause I think you can only buy 2
     
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    That's still bot accounts paying $50 each for premium, but I suppose they can easily make that back from scalping two Primes.
     
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    It’s hard to believe that availability for Optimus Prime could be this fucked. This isn’t background seeker who appeared for half a second, it’s the main guy.
     
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    Especially considering the rest of the cast is mainline. The main character is literally the only exclusive.
     
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    That might be intentional. Desirability + rarity = instant profit, Hasbro can sell their entire stock in half an hour, repeatedly. If anyone could order it anytime, people might wait instead of leaping on it.
     
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  16. Shin Densetsu

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    My gut feeling is that Target oversold some of the initial preorders and ended up asking some stores to send stock back on July 30(the street date listed on Target’s site) in an effort to fill those preorders.

    It would explain why multiple stores suddenly went from showing at least 3(3 figures per case) in stock before July 30th to showing none on July 30th. I do know some stores had gotten just 1 case before July 30th with some of the high traffic stores getting 2.

    Guessing this will be restocked by Fall. Maybe Target and/or Hasbro underestimated demand.
     
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  17. maloney4playz

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    If you guys are iffy on getting this lad now or waiting for an eventual repack in mainline SS, then I'd reccomend you get him now. He's genuinely amazing and the truck back and hot rod shoulders are just non-issues that are fixed with upgrade kits if they bug you that much. Seriously, hes so fun to pose and the transformation is genuinely genius.
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  18. OverloadedTaco

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    i think i speak for all of us when i say we would already have him if we could just find him
     
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  19. MrJoshimusPrime

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    You're not wrong, he's genuinely an amazing figure. Especially with the DNA upgrade kit coming up, this figure will be one of best figures of the year
     
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  20. realwhz

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    Target has asked me to approve new date several times. What is going on? Will I be able to get it?