Walmart Exclusive G1 Devastator Gift Set Reissue + G1 Starscream + G1 Legion Pack

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  1. Ninjak

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    Yup. None of the original minibots had any weapons. Additionally, this one has the toon face from prior reissues as opposed to the original toy face.
     
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    Yep, the original mini-Bots were meant to be small, simple, and affordable. The only one that included a weapon was outback, and, someone correct me if I’m wrong, but he couldn’t even hold it in bot mode. Only difference is that the original had a black bumper and faceplated head.

    Side note, if you really need him to have a weapon, the gun from the old 3” titanium series statue fits perfectly into the little notch in his arm. Discovered that as a child, and from that point on it became g1 bumblebee’s gun.
     
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    Ya know, I thought it had a different face (at least from what I'd seen in pictures). That's a little disappointing.
     
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    Incorrect. Outback has a gun, and the Walmart reissue of him (in this very thread) shows that version comes with it as well.
     
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    Oh, that's right! i stand corrected, I completely forgot about his! Thanks. :) 
     
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    To be honest with you, I prefer the toon face as opposed to the original toy face!
     
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    The original 1984 Bumblebee toy had a faceplate that served as the inspiration for the 1987 G1 Throttlebot Goldbug toy, Bumblebee's "upgraded" form.
    G1_Bumblebee_toy_1.jpg G1_Bumblebee_toy_2.jpg G1_Bumblebee_toy_3.jpg G1_Goldbug_toy_1.jpg G1_Goldbug_toy_2.jpg
    The original toy face was later interpreted as a "battle mask" by Don Figueroa for Dreamwave's third Generation One volume, and subsequently also by Takara for Masterpiece Bumblebee 1.0, which features the battle mask as an alternate face.
    Dreamwave_Bumblebee_battle_mask_1.jpg Dreamwave_Bumblebee_battle_mask_2.jpg Masterpiece_Bumblebee.jpg Masterpiece_Bumblebee_battle_mask.jpg

    The original toy face was last used for the keychain "reissue" of the original figure by Fun-4-All (2001) and Basic Fun (2006).
    Bumblebee_keychain.JPG Bumblebee_Fun4All_keychain.jpg Bumblebee_BasicFun_keychain.jpg

    For their 2004 Transformers Collection "Minibot Team" reissue set, Takara decided to give Bumblebee an entirely new, cartoon-accurate head. That head was subsequently also used for their 2008 Encore "Bumble & Minibots" reissue set, but this time "Bumble" was also given a slightly more elaborate paintjob.
    Transformers_Collection_Bumble.jpg Bumblebee_reissue_cartoon_face.jpg Encore_Bumblebee.jpg

    The Walmart exclusive "Vintage G1" reissue is more or less a straight re-release of Encore Bumble.
    Vintage_G1_Bumblebee_1.jpg Vintage_G1_Bumblebee_2.jpg
     
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    These things finally got discounted in my area so I bought up 15 minibots and 5 Hot Rods for my nephews for Easter gifts. (Nobody gets an Outback)

    Hopefully this will get them to restock with some Warpaths and Gears.
     
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    What was the discount price?
     
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    $5 CAD for minibots and $20 for Hot Rod.

    I had previously found all four minibots, Starscream and Hot Rod at full retail months ago so now I’m trying to help Walmart clear their shelves.
     
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    Cool! Yeah, I bought them all at full price. Except for Hot Rod, who I got for sale at $12 USD.
     
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    My Walmart just restocked Sunday and they had Warpath and Gears and a whole ton of Bumblebee. They seem to be getting a second supply of these if anyone is looking still.
     
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    Hey guys, does anyone who has purchased from Walmart online know if stuff can be bought and forwarded with mail direct for people in other countries?
    I know some businesses allow mail redirects and others don't. Any help/info would be appreciated.
     
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    Any idea when Walmart online will restock Warpath and Gears at $7-$8 a pop?
    Playing scavenger hunt at all my local area Walmarts is basically an exercise in futility and wasted gas.
     
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    On vacation in San Diego. Hit up 2 Walmarts with zero luck. Know what you mean.
     
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    Not to mention I don't even like going to Walmart to begin with. I'd rather buy from them online.
     
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    If do I must look a lot more like you than I thought. ;) 
     
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    Walmart has to stock some figures before you can leave any.
     
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