Texas Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by JasonPrime, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. videriant

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    Bay Area Target had MPM Prime but he didn't scan up on clearance. I want to say more about "what-ifs" and "to-checks" but I feel it would just drive people crazier.

    Galveston Target has 2 Origins BB, 1 Worlds Collide and 4 of the movie deluxe 2-packs I didn't even bother looking at.

    Have seen several more SS Thrust the past week so I'm hoping more fans have gotten their hands on SS Wreck-gar. No luck with any Gnaws. Still mad at how Walmart purposefully screwed up their app so I can't price check anymore. The handful of "G1" Headmasters I saw for $14.90 last week have disappeared.

    If just ranting then rant away. If you want some answer-reasoning that's not COVID I can give my 2 cents.
     
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    Better to under produce than over produce. Supply Chain Logistics is a tough job, did it for 5 years.

    I also think most of the issues are distribution related and that's not necessarily on the suppliers. Target and Walmart could be allocating things incorrectly. I'm sure there's some algorithms at work trying to effectively stock items with as little days in inventory as possible. That's why ordering online is clutch, even at a slight premium.
     
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    Glade rd target off 121 has 4 mpm12, 2 wingfinger, 4 bb thrusts, a ss86 jazz, and the new cyberverse and tiny turbos
     
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    I disagree on the distributors, and agree on the supply chain. There are shelf warmers, many, they even warm shelves at Ross. So yes it is a problem of supply and demand. Not sure why some items are wildly available some other are rare, most are made of same plastic, in similar quantities. My point is, some items may be deliberately rare, for some Hype reasons maybe..
     
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    Cityplace Target has 2x Rodimus and 1x Ark
     
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    Maudite Don't give him the stick!

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    Mannsfield Target on 287 frontage road had 1 Worlds Collide set and 2 MPM-12 left, along with the other pictured stuff
     
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    Got a gi joe classified breaker and ram cycle at the houston central target
    Popfindr says theres 6 still available not sure about that
    Tf wise they had rodimus and wave 3 kingdom and 3 ss thrust
     
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    I was referring to the retailers distribution channels. Target Corporation orders 1MM MPM OP, Hasbro ships these to their 41 distribution centers per Target's request and someone at a computer decides which stores get these products. That's how you end up with some stores getting wildly different product allocation.

    You're not wrong that it might be a demand issue though. A lot of the movie figures in the SS line are being reproduced and repacked. Who's going to buy those? Unfortunately, not many. When they don't sell, that Target's allocation of figures could change due to a lack of sales that results in an increased amount of days in inventory. There's a lot of overthinking and over-automation at play.
     
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    To put it another way, people in management like to look at the numbers but not the reason behind the numbers. This is a common problem among many big businesses, not just retail.

    In other news, it's rare that I see much TFs in b&m stores anymore. I'm not sure if it's spectacularly bad timing or just the way it is nowadays. :( 
     
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    Walmart off 30 in Garland
     

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    Yup, I really think TRU going under and the lack of a dedicated "toy store" is forcing suppliers to look elsewhere.
     
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    Walmart off 820/Rufe Snow in Fort Worth has 2 Commander Class Rodimus Prime
     
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    I work for a BIG Oil and Gas service company, one very present in the Houston area, and what you say is sooooon true.

    Back to Toy sightings, Walmart north of Asia Town in Katy had a restock of Classic TMNT and loads of Tracks
     
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    Don't get me started on the atrocious business practices and hiring and performance review methodology of American companies. The only thing we have going for us is that the rest of the world somehow still keeps finding ways to do a worse job. . .
     
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    The glass is not Half Full or Half Empty... You got the wrong Glass...:lol 
     
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    Yeah its a kid's cup...sometimes it's overflowing and sometimes it's just spilt Milk :lol 

    In other finds today
    Some origin Bees at Target Westchester and Target Town East (town east was a couple hours ago).

    And a clearance Barroness w/ Coil for $29
    At Target TownEast
     

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    Man origins bee is everywhere but San Antonio. I just want 1 of them origins bees
     
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    That's odd. The Pearland Targets no longer have them but I'm pretty sure every Target in Houston got 1-3 full cases of 8. If a lot of people in SA really didn't get it I'd suggest gathering a group and getting someone in Houston or Dallas to buy a bunch and send it to ya. That would spread the shipping cost out to make it basically negligible.
     
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    stumbled upon a fresh case of kingdom wave 4 deluxe at Target this morning in west Houston. the case count is 2 waspinator and 2 shadow panther, repacked with tracks & paleotrex.
     
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    Saw the furred MOTU at two Walmarts today (Pearland 288, Pearland, Telephone). Telephone also had 2 Rhinox. Saw a SS Jazz at Target 288 so I'm assuming I'm missing out of all the Gnaws that are trickling out now.