Wal*Mart Still To Release Animated Arcee?

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  1. UTK007

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    As many of you know, the TFCC Store has recently listed Animated Arcee as canceled. I stopped by Wal-Mart's customer service center today to check their computer system regarding the next wave of Animated deluxe figures. The woman behind the counter keyed in the numbers for all three figures and declared that the system showed that they had not yet been listed as canceled and it looked like Wal*Mart was expecting to receive the figures very soon. The next wave consists of Arcee, Rodimus Prime, and Electro Static Soundwave.

    What this means to these figures' actual future is uncertain. But, unlike the Collector's Club Store, Wal*Mart has not been instructed by Hasbro to cancel their pre-order listings. Could Arcee and company be future Wal*Mart exclusives? Hopefully we will find out more at Botcon. If anyone who works at Wal*Mart wants to do some further investigating, here are the listing numbers:
    Deluxe:
    TRA ARCEE SLEEK CAR 65356937933
    TRA ANIMATED DX RODIMUS 65356941980
    TRA ELECTROSTATIC SOUNDWAVE 65356937934
     
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    Well, maybe there is hope then.
     
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    Please let this be true, please let this be true, please let this be true...
     
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    Wal-Mart isn't exactly known for keeping the most accurate databases, though. They've had multiple listings in the past that either didn't come to fruition or were just plain wrong.
     
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    I don't want to get my hopes up. Grrr.
     
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    ARISE RODIMUS PRAHM?!?



    :(  so sad.
     
  7. Ani Blackout

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    I really want these figures. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want them.
     
  8. Miss Frost

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    Same here! The only movie figure I want is Chromia.
     
  9. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    i want them all here to hoping they get them
     
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    Really? She can't even stand up on her own. I use the blue Target exclusive Arcee for my Chromia. I have no interest in the new movie figure.
     
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    the only reason im doubtful is cause Peaugh, Vangelus, Sean-noone has gotten one. so im a tad skeptical.
     
  12. McBradders

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    if they were coming we'd have seen "test shots" by now for reals.
     
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    I'm sorry but I don't understand what you just wrote. They got one what?
     
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    Well, the wave configuration is different than what we've heard before.
    Before it was just Arcee and Soundwave, and Rodimus was thought of as a coming later.
     
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    Well the arcee figure presented at the new york toy fair showed was shown with clear blue plastic swords and transparent eyes in her head. So we know that that particular figure was not a painted prototype but an actual molded figure produced from a tool. So if there is a tool, hasbro will give us the figure... eventually.
     
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    I guess we will know for sure at Botcon.
     
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    Unrealiable source.

    Walmart could very well recieve note soon that the figures are cancelled or postponed, but their system just isn't up to date. I reckon a regular store gets much less immediate information about this compared to a TF collectors club with tons of preorders ready.

    Don't get your hopes up.
     
  18. caitlindevi

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    Ok a quick breakdown of this.

    THe numbers still being in the system doesn't mean a great deal, but the fact they were expected soon does.

    WHen a product is produced it gets shipped (very rarely shipped by air) by cargo ship. These can take anywhere from 30days to 60 days to travel from China to their respective countrys. from landing in a perticular country you're still looking at a couple of weeks before they'll reach the central warehouse and then over the next few weeks they'll be distirbuted to thier various stores (places as big as Walmart and Target may get entire cargo containers worth of stock delivered directly skipping the warehousing stage due to the quantites they get). So from the point where the production run is finished and the product is delivered to the port its still going to be around 2 to 3 months before it lands in stores.

    And the point of saying all that?
    If Walmart was expecting them soon that means the production run will have been partially if not fully completed and on the way in a cargo ship.

    Arcee and Co ARE coming, its just where they'll be released (Walmart exclusive???) and will they be held back until after the film release? (unlikely...if its in the storeroom, its taking up space and costing money)
     
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    One of these toys
     
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    Rodimus!!!!!!!!