Transformers Tuesdays

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SinisterSpinister, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. T-Hybrid

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    People doing stuff like this are a bigger cause for shortages than any amount of scalping.

    There were people during today's Joe stream complaining about scalpers while simultaneously talking about trying to order 5-10 copies of a troop builder.
     
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    There’s a difference between buying 5-10 for troop building and buying 5-10 to resell.
     
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    It's bot just troop building, it's buying multiples to pick out the best paint and sending the rest back as returns.

    Also, if *everyone* is troop building then that'd explain shortages more than scalping.
     
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    Wouldn't troop building only apply to certain characters? For example, Kickback, the Sweeps, and Reflector are recent figures that legitimately had multiple copies on screen. But Bumblebee? Bulkhead? Buying multiple copies to repaint i can legitimately see, but why else would you buy multiple?


    Also, what's this about "buying / opening multiple copies to search for best paint & returning the rest"? Just... how? Do people cut the tape, open, inspect, return? Or is it a full-blown "remove from package, fully transform, stuff in box & return"?
     
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    Ok, well that’s stupid buying a bunch just to get the best paint.

    Yeah I didn’t realize this was a thing…
     
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    It's exactly that. There were people who did that *here* with stuff like Rodimus on Amazon. Depending on how they process the return it often leads to them winding up on Amazon Warehouse labeled "damaged" and heavily discounted.

    But it's currently far more prominent in spaces like Marvel Legends/Lightning Collection.
     
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    Ew... morals much? :yuck 

    Re: marvel stuff. I don't collect that, but even I've heard the horror stories of figures with the BAF stolen / otherwise removed from packaging. I'll add "bought and returned opened" to that mental list...
     
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    so will tc and galvy be todays reveals?
     
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    We'll find out in about 10 mins. But it's pretty hard to know. They could also hold off and do a stream to show off some more stuff if they want to get people ready for not just Bay in Studio but also the initial offerings from RotB.
     
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    Happy Transformers Tuesday, it appears most of the Shattered Glass series is back in stock on Pulse (Jetfire and Megatron excluded).
     
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    oh

    they were already instock tho
     
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    Just revealed the Buzzworthy Cog, Dino ot, Terrorsaur, and MPM Blackout.
     
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    what
     
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    I was hoping it’d actually show the pics. My bad
     
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    The post was deleted? Maybe it was for next week.
     
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    Still shows up for me
     
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    Should really have been this Cog.

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