SS86 Grimlock and Wheelie found At US Retail

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  1. Shin Densetsu

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    Initial set date for SS86/Kingdom seemed to be 1/10 for my area. However it always varies because here they tend to start the resets on set day but don’t always finish that day. I haven’t seen a full complement of SS/Kingdom at my Target aisles nor endcaps yet, just mostly empty pegs/tags, some SS/Kingdom here or there.
     
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    It shouldn’t. From what we know he uses the same DCPI as other SS leaders, meaning he shouldn’t be streetdated. Then again, I remember ER Primes getting streetdated this past summer even though he was released months prior.
     
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  3. RickyLeeSTF

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    It’s not a street date. It’s a set date. Only mandated by each store. Nothing is register locked. So if they’re pushed to the floor in the morning by the truck team there’s no issue with the items being purchased. The set date is internal to ensure product is on hand to stock when the reset occurs.
     
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    You’re right, unless the streetdate randomly pops up again. This happened last summer with Doubledealer despite Earthrise Prime/Astrotrain having been on shelves at the Target in question since December 2019. When pointed out, management didn’t know what to make of it and proceeded to just remove all leaders off shelf. That’s why I don’t place the blame on employees at stores, it’s an issue caused by someone in corporate and since 2019, they’ve yet to address it.
     
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    It'll ring up fine at the register, because it rings up under the SS Leader assortment DPCI. But if an employee scans the figure with their hand scanner, it'll bring up the individual DPCI, which will show a "street date" of 2/1 (because the individual DPCIs are only for the website, and that's the estimated release date on Target's website).

    The cases don't actually have a street date on them, which is why most stores seem to be putting the figures out on the shelf. But if an employee (particularly a manager) happens to scan one of the figures and sees the "street date," they might put the figures away in the back until that date.
     
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    This **IS** a general retail line, and the first wave of 2021 at that. In a month's time we'll be hoping this stuff clears up so Wave 2 of Studio Series 2021 has a chance at shelves. It's the same start-of-year "I gotta panic about regular retail even though there's no reason to panic" syndrome. I say this with fondness as I've been caught up in this OH SHIT NEW STUFF HYPE too time to time.

    Now if this was like the Cobra Island stuff then I think we all have to be irritated when people buy up multiples...even though I'm guilty of that myself. We can only hope that the second one that guy picked up went to a friend or local collector.
     
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    TBH if I came across two I'd buy both, one for me and one for many of my local collector buddies.
     
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    Can I please see a comparison with MP-08 Grimlock?
     
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    Damn...was really hoping they changed that awful chest piece at the last minute
     
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    So now it's a matter of me finding one or waiting for BBTS to get my order in.

    ...time to hunt.
     
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    i also found SS86 Grimlock today down here in Houston. my local target had 2 of them on the shelf. no problem checking out at the register

    looks incredible, he is HUGE! a true leader class figure..
     
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    True. Wheelie really is the biggest reason I might get this. I assume he'll be close in height to MP Grimlock. I'm just not feeling anything about this guy that beats out MP Grimlock. I may grab him, but I'm surprised how unexcited I am.
     
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    I refuse to buy Grimlock *only*. I will only buy Dinobots if they make the complete set of 5. I have the oversized POTP set & that's good enough. If Hasbro wants to make the G1 Dinobots they need to do it right. A set of 5 or none at all.
     
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    Agreed. Hell, I still see Earthrise Wave 1 from time to time.

    This stuff will be hard to find for a few weeks but once the hardcore collectors have theirs, it will start to sit for awhile, especially as they start to show up at online retailers and other stores.
     
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    That’s sorta like saying I refuse to buy Netflix Bumblebee unless they make all the minibots.

    I’m sure they will just not in the first wave.
     
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    I was just there yesterday and all they had were some core class figures!
     
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    Yes, because retailers want expensive massive giftsets that will shelf warm and end up on clearance. If we get a gift set it'll be down the line and likely be an Amazon or pulse exclusive.
     
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    Multiple leakers have confirmed that all of the original 5 Dinobots are coming within the next couple years. We even have a Walmart listing for Slag.
     
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    We've already got the listing for Leader Slag w/Daniel and the leakers have mentioned Voyager Swoop. The other two are more likely to not manifest but they are apparently planned.

    REMINDER: Target is blocking Brickseek and Popfindr currently, so don't be surprised when it doesn't work for you. I can only speculate they had employee complaints about customers wanting them to pull items from the back and being upset when they won't do it.
     
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  20. Skottech

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    Is it just me or does Grimlock's tinted chest piece look like it's using the same plastic as thrilling 30's Chromia's eyes?

    Not cancelling my preorder