Walmart Exclusive Generations Deluxe Retro Headmasters

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Roanoke Convoy

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    I love the retro packaging on these, and I will happily buy pretty much anything that Hasbro wants to slap into one of these packaging styles. They're gorgeous. However, to this day, I have never seen Wave 1 in stores, and had to pay eBay scalper prices to get them. I've seen Wave 2 a total of 2 times, only once with more than 1 case on the shelf. Every other time the shelf space has been bare, and I live pretty close to 3 separate Walmarts, all of which I visit pretty frequently. The product just isn't there. Hasbro/Walmart - I want to give you my money. Make it easy for me to do it!
     
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    Yikes, that doesn’t look like a paint issues. The paint coverage is actually fine. It seems you had a glue issue. It appears there was excessive glue used on assembling the head and they just wiped away the overspill. The crevasses have that sticky, spider web like stringy strands that comes from some glues. But that’s only with a zoomed in photo. The paint is applied well. If it looks good from arm’s length, I think it looks fine.
     
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    Debating now if I should just get Skullcruncher through pulse or wait and see if I can find him in store, he's the last one I need.

    Also kinda want to get a second Weirdwolf just in case he still has the hinge issue.
     
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    I agree 120%.
     
  7. Jtprime17

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    Because there isn’t any existing stock for them to source from. So far all the partner exclusives that pulse has are items that are either still in production or had inventory left over in their warehouses.

    The Medics set, Seekers, and the Autobot Alliance more than likely have no inventory left in Hasbro’s supply and will need a new production run. Which if they decide to do so, it can take up to 7 months for them to show up.
     
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    Ha ha. Going to cancel my preorders save Weirdwolf on Walmart's website.
     
  9. all are dead

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    because none of the partner exclusives have been sold out items. They've all been in-stock items that have stock to go around.

    "just re-releasing" the others would be a costly and possibly undoable endeavor.

    It's likely written in the previous exclusives contract that they cant just take stock before a certain date.
     
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  10. Hail Galvatron

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    I still haven't found Chromedome. I have everyone else.
     
  11. Nickster563

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    Did they fix the loose headmaster connection on highbrow? Only reason I’d get him
     
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    Relief! I put in my order on Hasbro Pulse for Wave 2. Thank goodness Hasbro wised up and started doing this.
     
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    Agreed. The only reason I kept my Premium Membership was that HBP started to carry the Walmart RED line and now the retro exclusives.
     
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    Seems about the same on mine compared to my TR one. I remember reading about the connection being slightly better for someone else. YMMV of course.
     
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    In that case it's probably better if i just modified my titans return one to work better, I liked the old head better personally anyways.
     
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    Contracts. The 5% policy is new for Transformers and likely doesn't cover most of the figures released in 2020. My guess is they will offer up some of those Amazon exclusives a year or so after they were released.
     
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    Ah, thank you very much!
    I think I’m quite pleased with the Legends versions, although my Weirdwolf’s hinge is broken like so many others. Curious to see how this new version performs in that regard.
     
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    On my copy its fixed, just as secure as the other headmasters
     
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    It's probably going to be the same. The main reason for breakage is that inner cockpit plastic. Whatever the composition for that is it just causes the hinge to break. So if you want to keep it intact it's best just to remove it from the get go.