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Did Rescue Bots do bad as a toy line?


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#1 mignash

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:49 PM

I have not been following them since they came out, but I noticed all were on clearance at my local Meijer today. Figures like Optimus and Heatwave were half off, and the big fire house playset was marked down to $15!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

I'd totally buy more at that price.

#3 NightViper

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:19 PM

The local stores here rarely even stock the Transformers part of the line. Most just have the human partners and the playsets.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:30 PM


Here, in Brazil, is the time to get out the "old" toys to make room for new toys. The biggest toy stores are doing that. No Rescue Bots here in any way (no show and no toys). But one of things that is using the shelf space of old toys are Kre-Os (just arrived).

Stores in USA can't be doing the same? Get rid of old stuff to have more space to new stuff?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

I just figure it's more or less on track. The show has just started, and the cast of Transformers all have toys reaching saturation at this point. Hard telling if it's going to be a success or not yet.
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#6 Rosicrucian

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

It did so badly that Hasbro revealed they're making a whole lot more of them, at Toy Fair.

Eesh, the way you folks read tea leaves based off of local anecdotes.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:03 PM

What is new on the horizon for Rescue Bots, anything?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE(hardbot @ Mar 3 2012, 02:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is new on the horizon for Rescue Bots, anything?
Bunch of new playsets, coloring books, backpacks, lunchboxes...


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Posted 03 March 2012 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE(hardbot @ Mar 3 2012, 02:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is new on the horizon for Rescue Bots, anything?


On display at Toy Fair was a rolling headquarters with new Optimus Prime "transforming" toy (basically the same kind of "transformation" you get from RPMs/Speed Stars) and a show-accurate Cody Burns, and a play set with a police/Chase theme.



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