What was the WORST Mainline Shelfwarmer in all of Transformers that you've ever seen?

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  1. Enemy

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    I never saw '86 Arcee, but every single Walmart around me still has at least four Bumblebee Arcees as of yesterday, none of which are on sale.
     
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    Does anything from Legacy count because I still see Skids and Arcee from wave 1 almost every time I go to a brick and mortar store.

    And I remember seeing a lot of Dropkick from the movie toy line back in the day.
     
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    I definitely remember seeing whole colonies of Beast Wars Scavenger all over when I was a kid.

    Another one that comes to mind for me is Cybertron Mudflap. I literally remember whole walls of that guy from floor to ceiling at my Toys R Us. That might have been just my area though since I never see anyone else bring him up as a shelf warmer.
     
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    I don't really know for sure, but I remember one of my favorite toys BEING a shelfwarmer when I was a wee lad.

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    These days they don't seem to overstock Bumblebee as much, and I usually see him come and go at a good pace, at least in the stores around my area. Right now it's poor Arcee who seems to be pegwarming and I don't know why.
     
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    I remember seeing a shitload of SS 86 Sweep at one of my local Wal-Marts that stuck around until recently.

    Then again, out in my neck of the woods, everything feels like a shelfwarmer due to piss-poor distribution of product.
     
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    There's one shop near me that has a bunch of Sweep. I tried to buy one once by asking for a price match against another store. They couldn't match the price so it's still there on the shelf with it's 20 friends.

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    I saw Age Of Extinction Slog on shelves well into 2017. Right now tho I've been seeing the same number of Earthspark Megatrons on my Walmart shelves since he got released
     
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    I've only been back in since Siege, but in that time I would have to say Earthrise Arcee. Hasbro seems to have a thing with repacking peg warmers.
     
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    Good god almighty. They can't mark these things down? Really?
     
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    Tuner Mudflap. Easily
     
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    SS86 Junkheap seems to be working its way up to shelfwarmer status. There were like 5 of them on the shelf at the Walmart I was at yesterday. Sadly, I think RotB Rhinox is going to be the next bad one. I've seen him at nearly every normal retailer around. I've heard he's a good figure, just wasn't very prominent in the movie.

    Poor Arcee can't catch a break. Every continuity of her seems to be a shelfwarmer recently. Earthrise, SS86, BBM, Legacy...
     
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    -Tuner Mudflap, that thing was the ONLY deluxe on shelves for a while.

    -Those giant Sqweeks, not even Ollies could get rid of those. BB-8 he was not.

    -Kingdom Arcee, even worse for those who were still around once SS86 Arcee dropped.

    -Earthrise Grapple/Starscream, bad luck of hitting right smack-dab when Covid started spreading.

    -SS86 Blurr, I saw a couple still on the shelves the other day.

    -SS86 Sweep, you want slightly lighter Scourge? Oh, you already bought a few Scourges already?

    -SS86 Slag, Walmart has more slags than a British brothel.

    -SS86/Coronation Starcream, a whole squadron of him is chillin' on the top shelves.

    -SS86 Kup (I'm seeing a theme here), Almost a requirement wherever Blurr warms the shelves.
     
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    SS86 Sludge

    I only saw SS86 Grim and Slag once in my area.
     
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    Grimlock shelfwarmed all of 2021 in my area, only cleared out during the Christmas rush

    My Walmarts are all saturated with Slug still.
     
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    Legacy Bulkhead (most with their heads pushed down/in)

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    Legacy Skids

    Any and every Arcee

    Appears most of the Toxitron line is destined to clog shelf space until “The Great Ross Rush of 2024” (Walmart, why do you even bother anymore?)
     
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    Grey cheetor and buzzsaw from the Walmart exclusive line is a contender. Black skids too.
     
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    Sometimes it's hard for me to tell if I keep seeing some figures because no one wants them or if it's because stores have so many on-hand that they keep running them out there every time one sells. Like, I know if I go to a store and see six Evil Leo Primes and no Dirges, that one's struggling. But some stores around here had an infinite amount of Legacy Wave 1 Deluxes, and I know they weren't always the same because I saw the pegs go from empty to full to empty to full repeatedly. (Well, maybe not full, but replenished.) They didn't have shelfwarmer dust on them. Siege Shockwave kept turning up for over a year, but was it a shelfwarmer or was it just in multiple waves? Now people are complaining that it costs a lot of money on eBay. Who knows?
     
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    I’ve found that Leader Blitzwing and Galvatron will shelfwarm until the end of time. Every store I go to has at least one or two of each.
     
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