Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Gaokaiser, Jul 20, 2019.
Good luck getting him peeps.
Frowned upon, bud
"For myself and 3 of my podcast cohost"
Agreed. Lest we forget ordering the inevitable "Takara version" at or around the same price shipped from Japan.
I... don't know why my brain parsed that incorrectly. Deepest apologies.
Happens to the best of us! Lol
I think tensions get a little high in these scenarios. But it happens
Wow, my apologies for starting a little firestorm here.
Yes, thank you. I read it that he was buying four for himself and three for his friend. Not that he was buying four in total. In which event I don’t love it (because it makes it harder for someone else to walk in and find one) but it’s certainly better than them ending up on eBay.
Everything is a moral issue to some extent. See above for context to my original statement (a misreading of the post), but I do think it’s out of order to buy duplicates of scarce items from retail in the first couple of weeks. Better to get one, and pick up the others (if you want multiples) when there is more stock around. I just want everyone to be able to get the toys they want, and I guess I’m a little more altruistically minded then some.
Still, with this storm in a teacup resolved, back to Ratchet. I checked out three Walgreens today and no dice, so will try again next weekend.
Checked my walgeens before work today. Nada.
Sad face is also for having to work on a saturday.
I’m sure they’ll be on Walgreens website in enough numbers that everyone will be able to have as many as they want. I got my one from the store. All the rest (3-4) will come from the website.
Both closest Walgreens had no Ratchet, just Wave 3 figures so it's at least a good indication Ratchet will be showing up eventually?
Unless Ratchet is shipping with Hound, Refractor, Brunt, and Red Alert and I've missed out. . . .
Exclusives in my area have an added problem of some shithead returning the figures with toy swaps. Like the Marvel Legends Emma Frost exclusive replaced with a custom repainted Black Widow or a Star Lord painted to look like Gambit.
Frowned Upon are those who deliberately buy out exclusives, just to sell for triple the price online.
Smiled Upon are those who buy multiples to help out those who are unable to get them.
Basically, Altruism over greed.
@Autobot City Comics 2008 was being Altruistic.
No, Ratchet is stocked by himself. You’re probably fine.
i have no idea why people go to the trouble of doing that when they could just steal the thing outright
Yes, but playing devil's advocate , waiting several weeks throws the entire shopping debacle aka the self sustaining clusterfuck known as black Friday into play, and I for one can attest to the fact that legions of people are loath to go into any store in that buzzsaw time of rudeness and pissed off shoppers.
So your wait several weeks then go back for additional copies is WACK.
honestly I think he won't really be much of a hassle to get in the long run...he looks sort of plain, in his almost all-white deco...
I wasn't that thrilled at first until I realized he has quite a few different parts, not just the weapons, than Ironhide and I honestly like him more than Ironhide now...
My Walgreens had 3 of 4 ratchets stolen, the big issue for other buyers is it screws up the inventory so they don't order more. After I asked and they confirmed the other 3 ran away, they reset the inventory or for a restock. The issue I've seen at my Wal-Mart is people return the $5 rubber g1 figures in $30 siege boxes.
The local Walgreen stores had no Siege figures until now. It was just a rescue bot and a POTP Terrorcon as of a few weeks ago. Now with Ratchet out, now there's several wave 3 figures sitting at the local Walgreen stores. Haven't seen Ratchet yet in the wild.
Bought 2 of those budget Transformers instead. My son wanted the Optimus Prime and Megatron. The first step for Optimus is to put his shellforming cab on. Megatron had a severely warped cannon that took a long time with a heat gun to fix.
I am getting a NO LONGER AVAILABLE on our site message! Arghhhh did I miss out on him ?
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