Why You Can’t Find Movie Toys

{mosimage} While he recently retired from active staff duty at the Allspark, user Bainreese has still kept abreast of the information flowing through the fandom, and has used his special knowledge of Chinese manufacturing circles to bring us a look into why Target and Wal-Mart shelves are bare of new Transformers product, specifically the most recent waves of astf Deluxe figures. 

Because of immense back-logging at Chinese export locations, shipments aren't getting onto boats in a timely manner, and as such, items aren't arriving in the US quickly.  While this doesn't always impact retail establishments in a noticeable manner, certain items– say, extremely popular toys based on one of the most successful movies of all time– aren't appearing in stores.

 You can read the whole interesting affair in Bainreese's thread here on our forums.