Walmart Collector Con July 22-25

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Maximus Danz, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. JT-bob

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    Last year's preordering from them was such a debacle, basically their overworked IT department seems to be forced to put up listings in realtime one element at a time, so you don't even know what you're preordering if you want to be sure you're getting it. And as their DB is live rather than via a drop time, items don't go up together so you can't even get the minimum for shipping. It was no fun dealing with the stress of preorders that clumsy, but I did end up getting one of the two Bumblebees I ordered, Soundwave, some Star Wars Black Series, and in order to get some of those I had to order extra cans of my favorite pizza sauce and other oddball items which I had picked out ahead of time and left in my cart.

    I'm not sure I want to bother doing that again this year even if it is spread out over 4 days, I see there's a GI Joe logo on there but hopefully it's not Classified Series as I don't care about Retro and I am sick to death of chasing exclusives.
     
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  2. AtomicGarden

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  3. Mr. Chaos

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    That was a nightmare. And then you had the orders getting cancelled. I ordered Netflix Bee and Elita 1, couldn't get Soundwave. Then they canceled Elita 1. Then allowed me to repurchase. Then canceled Bee. Allowed me to repurchase.

    Thankfully I found all three in store due to knowing a Wal-Mart NO ONE goes to in farm country but still... ugh. Hopefully, for me at least, it is reissues I don't want and the real good stuff is on Target or Pulse.
     
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  4. Matt Overholser

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    Not sure if it\'s been pointed out but I find it very interesting that this coincides with SDCC at home. 
     
  5. DutyBeforeAll

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    Oh you naive babe, it’ll be one per time zone, MAX!
     
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  6. SuperTitanHans

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    Fuck no.
     
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  7. Fenrys

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    That's because sdcc at home is a non event, many companies are doing their own thing again like last year. 2020 rendered comicon pointless for the most part
     
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  8. Venomus Rodimus

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  9. ezim93

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    Yeah that's what I realized. I always mix up Tech and Echo in my head. God if it is Echo that would suck.
     
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  10. Galvamaximus

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    Wow, the first SCALPER-CON :lolol 
     
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  11. Pcsolyar

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    That's either last year's Walmart con or the target one going on right now
     
  12. Fenrys

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    The target exclusives have been pretty easy to get this month once they actually turn on the listings
     
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    I got all but one of the ones I wanted, but the listing going up late cost me that one
     
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    Maybe we're getting a multi-pack of all the Siege Sodeswipe repaints, but this time using the Kingdom mold. I'm sure people would eat that up. :eek: 

    In all seriousness, either they've fixed the leaks, or we're only getting Retro Headmasters and RED here. I have all the TR releases, but I know they're a godsend for people who missed out. Out of RED, I'm really curious to see Knockout, even if they're is a transformable one, rumored. I really enjoyed the character, and have no figure of him, so unless he's a total bust, I'll probably get him.

    Edit: Thought of something else! What if the speculated Earth mode Hound is an Exclusive here? :eek: :lol 
     
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  15. rattrap007

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    Walmart colored Unicron..
     
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  16. RKillian

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    Walmart...learn? Brace yourself.
     
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  17. Miradus

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    Great.

    I can't imagine what could possibly go wrong with this event.

    It's great to see the culmination of the last two years of complaints toward walmart , cancelled preorders, terrible customer service, bad packing for collectors, if you order 2 of something you only get one, ghosted preorders with no ETA unless you contact customer service, a crashing website, not putting a limit on product so resellers buy it out with their bots...

    To lead to more hot chase exclusives for walmart and more of the same.

    I'll pass

    Thanks for rewarding bad behavior towards collectors with more exclusives better served for any other retailer.

    Why can't smaller retailers like the ones mentioned on this site get this stuff? I don't get it.

    Source: I've had 4 randomly cancelled preorders from walmart over the last few years, and all of the above problems
     
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  18. Wh33ls

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    " What do you hope to see?"

    I hope to see scalper bots buy up everything in the first 2 secs going live, leaving nothing left for the real fans and collectors to order.
     
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  19. Philip164

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    Only if it's UT, and they also do Primus... Oh that was a Joke, NM.
     
  20. neeral36

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    "Gets huge bag popcorn" settles into comfy recliner to watch the shitshow unfold.
     
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