Target "Summer Geek-Out" July 2021

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Robots78, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. Ikkstakk

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    "Limited quantities" definitely makes it sound like these are actually "warehouse finds" or purposely held back for this event, and not literal second runs. I can only imagine Target calling up Hasbro and saying "Hai guys will u run us off another 1000 ER Thrusts 4 r nerd party plz thx" and Hasbro going "Ha guys thx for the laffs call back when u r ready to add another zero to that order bye 4 now." I mean, it just doesn't work like that.
     
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    I don’t think u have an idea on how toy production, or manufacturing works. While ur theory is probably somewhat true. I doubt it’s the only reason they’re doing this. We don’t even know if there are transformers but the ending being a big reveal kinda disproves ur theory.
     
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    I mean the part where they say:
    This has to mean they found a pallet of stuff in the warehouse, or they held it back, or it's been sitting on a boat for too long. They're not going to get Hasbro to get the factory to churn out a "limited amount" of old exclusives, Transformers or anything.

    The new exclusives, sure. I wasn't meaning them.
     
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    Considering the GI Joe team specifically mentioned a rerun of Cobra Island wave 1, your theory is likely incorrect.
     
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    Except that they did. It's been confirmed that the Cobra Island exclusives Wave 1 that popped up a few weeks ago at some locations are new production codes.

    Wave 1 of CI had practically sold through completely. Any stock of it popping up is going to be a whole new production run.
     
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    Well, that's certainly interesting. I'm just looking at it from the perspective of exclusives are already somewhat expensive to produce due to their smaller production runs. At a point, it's not cost effective to do an even smaller run. Could they just be doing a second run in the same amount? I don't know anything about Cobra Island, I don't even know what figures are exclusive to Target.
     
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    I don't know about the case for Transformers, but I know that for GI Joe it has been selling like hot cakes. Even the repaints of the Wave 1 figures don't last more than a week on the pegs before someone picks them up.

    Hasbro has been trying to course correct. Wave 1 and Wave 2 of Cobra Island were made in extremely tiny numbers. I can't imagine that Hasbro nor Target would want to go with that original smaller number due to how popular GI Joe is right now.
     
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    And while the recent RAM with Breaker sold out, it Did last for a couple hours and I think Barbecue is Still Available.

    Maybe stock is begun to increase based on the numbers sold in the last year?
     
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    That's what everybody is hoping, but a lot are just anticipating a massive preorder delay/cancellation by Target.
     
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    First item should be going up soon.
     
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    about what time should we expect it?
     
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    8 am Cst. Just like the site said.

    Also, the listing goes up on the Collector site before it goes live to order.

    So today's is a Bro Thor apartment from Endgame and a Marvel What If... set of Captain America Peggy and Iron Man Stvee.
     
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    Should be 8:00 am central
    9:00 am east coast
    7:00 am mountain
    6:00 am pacific
     
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    9 minutes left. I hope it’s something TF
     
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    you still buy bro thor on Lego.com right now
     
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    Reveal 1 is lego marvel 3ACEB12E-579E-4220-9405-510F0757C51A.png
     
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    Yeah and you can’t add them to your cart! I wanted a Bro Thor set!
     
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    Is What If Peggy Carter already sold out? I can't add it to my cart now.

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    Edit: It's about 5 minutes later now - And now I can add to my cart and check out. I was worried that the bots had already bought up the entire stock.
     
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    I just did and checked out. It's possible the go live wasn't synced for exactly 8 am.
     
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    LOL! Another Target fail!