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#1 SilverFirePrime

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

I don't know if any other regions are having this issue, but I can say that southwestern PA has been a nightmare for any new product. No Prime, no FE, not even wave 5 of the MechTech. I've poked around on the sightings, but nothing near me. Just RotF eyesores and empty pegs as far as the eyes can see Anyone else feeling the boredom/frustration?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Wait 'til March 1st.

Or take the DPCI numbers to Target and ask them to pull a case from in back.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

I got my wave 1 Prime deluxes (Soundwave and Wheeljack) weeks ago at the Mt. Nebo store. I called beforehand and they pulled the figures I asked, and held them at electronics.

(We're in the same area)

The Century III Mall Walmart kind of sucks though, very disappointing.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:34 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Feb 21 2012, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait 'til March 1st.

Or take the DPCI numbers to Target and ask them to pull a case from in back.


Target has the set date for Prime as Sunday, Feb 26th.

QUOTE(SilverFirePrime @ Feb 21 2012, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know if any other regions are having this issue, but I can say that southwestern PA has been a nightmare for any new product. No Prime, no FE, not even wave 5 of the MechTech. I've poked around on the sightings, but nothing near me. Just RotF eyesores and empty pegs as far as the eyes can see Anyone else feeling the boredom/frustration?


Wave 5 of the DotM deluxes (Air Raid, Armor Topsin, Dark Steel) has been out here and there and has hit partial saturation. Kohl's and Target in particular have gotten them in in decent numbers.

Prime First Edition was canceled in the US and Toys'R'Us is more than likely not going to stock any more of the first wave of deluxes which they had over the holiday.

Prime RiD is coming shortly...Target stores have received stock, Walmarts have received stock and put some of it out, and Toys'R'Us stores have been receiving stock and putting it out since a couple of weeks ago.

Edited by Quantumhawk, 21 February 2012 - 12:40 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

Don't worry, in a few weeks we'll be sick and tired of seeing Prime toys in stores and be bitching why there isn't any new Prime or Generations out yet.


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

Dude, Spoilers!


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE(shellspark @ Feb 21 2012, 09:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't worry, in a few weeks we'll be sick and tired of seeing Prime toys in stores and be bitching why there isn't any new Prime or Generations out yet.


We'll be sick of seeing Prime bumblebee, that's for sure.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:26 PM

The only store in my area that has Prime figures is a Toys R' Us with three Bumblebees.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:33 PM

QUOTE(Quantumhawk @ Feb 21 2012, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wave 5 of the DotM deluxes (Air Raid, Armor Topsin, Dark Steel) has been out here and there and has hit partial saturation. Kohl's and Target in particular have gotten them in in decent numbers.


I want to live in your area. The only thing the Targets in my area has is a handful of wave 1 and 2 figures.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

central PA has had nothing for months and I have stopped collecting in that time, encore devastator is the only exception
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

I don't read TFW2005 much anymore but one section I like there is the sightings by state. You might be able to get a lead on figures in your area or even make some friends who will pick them up for you or send you a text if they see something you want.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

I see it all over the place. I even think i found wave 2.



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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:39 PM


Just did a store run around here.

TRU - 2 RiD Bumblebee, 3 RiD Voyager Optimus, 2-pegs full of Cyberverse Prime BB and Cliffjumper+1 Cyb Ratchet and 1 Cyb Vehicon, and LOTS of Bot Shots.

Target - One case of Prime Cyberverse.

Walmart - nothin yet.


ZacWilliam, yeah, the Pre-Easter season reset will likely bring these to saturation... Just wait a couple weeks.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 21 2012, 01:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't read TFW2005 much anymore but one section I like there is the sightings by state. You might be able to get a lead on figures in your area or even make some friends who will pick them up for you or send you a text if they see something you want.



I used to run the Sightings Forum here and my opinion is that both are valuable. Sightings by State for the reasons you state, and sightings by figure give a better idea of which store chains to check and what level of saturation the figures have hit. If you collect for a while you get a sense of people in your area anyway.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 21 2012, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't read TFW2005 much anymore but one section I like there is the sightings by state. You might be able to get a lead on figures in your area or even make some friends who will pick them up for you or send you a text if they see something you want.

On tfw there is a thread where you can search target stores and see if its in stock.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:08 PM

It's not a TFW-specific thing, it's at Target's web site:

http://sites.target....pci=087-06-2386

Just change the URL to have whatever DPCI you want to search. Here are some of the most recent:

087-06-0563 Cyberverse Legion $4.99
087-06-0573 Cyberverse Commander $7.99
087-06-0236 Transformers Commander with DV $8.99
087-06-0581 Cyberverse Vehicle $19.99
087-06-0621 Cyberverse Bumblebee Stinger $29.99

087-06-0546 Transformers DLX Figure Asst $12.99
087-06-0569 Transformers Voyager Asst $19.99
087-06-0631 Transformers Entertainment Pack $29.99
087-06-0593 Battle Action Transformers Tran $32.99

087-06-0565 Movie All Star Deluxe $11.99
087-06-0609 All Star Voyager $19.99
087-06-0641 All Star Ultra Optimus $29.99

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

Also note that Walmart has started their store inventory this week, so depending on store/region, they might not be putting out new product for another week or two. To make inventory easier, managers (when I worked there) were often told NOT to put out extra product unless absolutely necessary (a case is easier to count than 12 pegged figures)

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

I found some Prime First Edition Cliffjumpers yesterday, after not seeing anything on the pegs at my nearest TRU for a few weeks. Stuff is out there.

No Bulkhead, though.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Feb 21 2012, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not a TFW-specific thing, it's at Target's web site:

http://sites.target....pci=087-06-2386

Just change the URL to have whatever DPCI you want to search. Here are some of the most recent:

087-06-0563 Cyberverse Legion $4.99
087-06-0573 Cyberverse Commander $7.99
087-06-0236 Transformers Commander with DV $8.99
087-06-0581 Cyberverse Vehicle $19.99
087-06-0621 Cyberverse Bumblebee Stinger $29.99

087-06-0546 Transformers DLX Figure Asst $12.99
087-06-0569 Transformers Voyager Asst $19.99
087-06-0631 Transformers Entertainment Pack $29.99
087-06-0593 Battle Action Transformers Tran $32.99

087-06-0565 Movie All Star Deluxe $11.99
087-06-0609 All Star Voyager $19.99
087-06-0641 All Star Ultra Optimus $29.99



I believe the Voyager DPCI is wrong on that list. The correct one is 087-06-0807.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

Oh yeah, apparently Target has RiD voyagers under the DPCI that FE was to have, or something?
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