Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 12:59 PM)

Is now a good time to buy a computer? Or should I wait?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 12:01 PM)

I pointed out that I'm on disabilty.. I don't have to pretend to be an adult anymore. ;D

@  MEDdMI : (17 January 2018 - 11:25 AM)

Also Bayonetta 3.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:55 AM)

Nintendo also announced Dark Souls for the Switch, so those people should shut up.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:51 AM)

Apparently people are freaking out that Nintendo announced something for kids and kids at heart. And people are absolutely freaking out about it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 January 2018 - 10:23 AM)

...what?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:16 AM)

Why is something for kids and "kids at heart" so bad? :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 January 2018 - 09:05 PM)

I vote kidnap Reggie.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Just post it on the net.. Or maybe kidnapp Reggie and make them do a Nintendo Direct about it. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Rent a space and do a webcast?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2018 - 06:22 PM)

They could just do a panel at RI ComicCon or something.

@  abates : (16 January 2018 - 05:51 PM)

I wonder how they'll do the Hall of Fame this year without a convention to hold the award ceremony at.

@  B-Fox : (16 January 2018 - 01:33 PM)

metalhawk

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 01:21 PM)

I love RotF Mixmaster, if that means anything.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 January 2018 - 12:42 PM)

Ehh.. when they get to complicated.. it gets annoying. PotP Optimus is decent. Rodimus pushes it just a little.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:32 PM)

Part of the appeal of Transformers for me has always been the mechanical puzzle angle, so I really enjoyed the ROTF/TF2010 line when that angle hit its zenith.

@  Locoman : (16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM)

I'm probably one of the few people who really enjoys complicated, fiddly transformations.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

Some were decent, but many suffered from that "collector mentality" where it just LOOKED good in both modes...but the engineering was complex merely for the sake of it.

@  Shrug : (16 January 2018 - 10:30 AM)

Huh. That's dissapointing. I had completely missed the Alternators and had just always assumed they were good based on how they looked in photos.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2018 - 03:34 AM)

I liked the Alternator Tracks mold. I think everyone agrees the Grimjack mold was just kinda shit even if you didn't care about it being Grimlock as a car.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

My local dept. store Shopko always seemed to get a few late run gems, like Blast Attack Optimus Primal and hard to find collection 2 Revenge of the Sith toys.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2018 - 09:15 PM)

Still wish I had snagged that extra Swerve I saw on clearance at Shopko, though

@  RichardT1977 : (15 January 2018 - 08:50 PM)

Smokescreen was the only Alternator I ever got.

@  Telly : (15 January 2018 - 07:24 PM)

i sold all my alternators last year

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM)

Hound isn't bad, and, uh........

@  Paladin : (15 January 2018 - 05:23 PM)

there's only like 3 Alternator molds at most that still hold up...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2018 - 01:09 PM)

There were no shelfwarmer Altenators where I lived.. Cause no one ever got them in. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (15 January 2018 - 12:57 PM)

I have Alternators Nemesis Prime since he was a shelf warmer here.

@  unluckiness : (15 January 2018 - 10:07 AM)

You wouldn't want to anyway

@  Chromedome113 : (15 January 2018 - 07:21 AM)

My first Prime was Alternators Optimus, I still can't transform him

@  Shrug : (14 January 2018 - 06:42 PM)

Ah. I'll try to remember that, but I keep forgetting "Gobots" the Autobot even existed.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"Gobots" is the G2 Autobot Color Changer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2018 - 05:01 PM)

@Shrug That would be "Go-Bots".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 January 2018 - 03:16 AM)

At least you still had a big beefy super robot with giant guns.

@  JasperGunner... : (14 January 2018 - 01:47 AM)

My first Prime was Cybertron Prime. I was too stupid to know how to transform him lol

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:15 PM)

My first Prime was Transmetal Primal. Second was RID Prime. My first Megatron was actually Gobots Megatron. I just didn't know he was Megatron for like 15 years. I often used him as "Roller" for RID Prime and I assume he's never really forgiven me.

@  Telly : (13 January 2018 - 10:39 PM)

my first prime was g1 prime actually in 1984. saw him at a store and begged my grandparents to give me my christmas money early lol

@  unitremover : (13 January 2018 - 10:33 PM)

Mine was Beast Machines deluxe Primal but I don't think I knew he what he was at the time.

@  Dekafox : (13 January 2018 - 09:32 PM)

My first Prime was actually LioConvoy... followed by Fire Convoy

@  Shrug : (13 January 2018 - 11:57 AM)

@Telly, but G1 Rodimus's vehicle mode is so durn sexy

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:30 AM)

PMOP was my second, and my first Optimus.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 04:29 AM)

My first Prime was Power Master Prime.. And though Titans Return had Power Master Prime.. Power of the Primes feels more like Power Master Prime to me.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

Still wanted Hot Rod too, though.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (13 January 2018 - 04:17 AM)

I had Rodimus Prime as a kid, he was the first Prime I owned, and I loved 'im.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 January 2018 - 12:27 AM)

At least he doesn't feel like he's about to fall apart in my hands like Masterpiece did.

@  Otaku : (12 January 2018 - 11:50 PM)

As a kid, I remember being confused that Rodimus Prime and Hot Rod had separate action figures. I thought there should be one that you could change between the "two".

@  Telly : (12 January 2018 - 10:59 PM)

'86 rodimus prime was a joke, even by '86 standards. it BARELY qualified as a transformer and his face was terrible


Photo
- - - - -

Prime/FE Not on Shelves


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
36 replies to this topic

#1 SilverFirePrime

SilverFirePrime

    And one more for Jenny and the Wimp

  • Citizen
  • 3892 posts

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?

When you find yourself standing on the brink of surrender, know that many in the past faced trials such as your own, but overcame them with their great conviction.
No matter the greatness of your desperation, the failures of your efforts, or the injustice of your treatment, at least a few men have stared into the same challenges and emerged victorious from these tests.
Such men are not only a great source of inspiration, but also the very foundation upon which modern society rests.

From lyric booklet of 'Starfall' by Dragonland

The mind. It boggles.
QUOTE(Alvatron!)
...what's a comicon without a roomful of drunken comic geeks singing showtunes to DDR?

#2 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 40085 posts

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.

#3 gargunkle

gargunkle

    super-duper spikey-pokey

  • Citizen
  • 5913 posts

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.
QUOTE(kyde)
Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.


#4 Quantumhawk

Quantumhawk

    Fight the Future

  • Retired Staff
  • 18489 posts

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.


#5 shellspark

shellspark

    Blasting photon bombs from the arm like Galvatron

  • Citizen
  • 4221 posts

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.


KITTY WARS!

#6 Classic Sideways

Classic Sideways

    Unicronian Agent

  • Citizen
  • 5724 posts

Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:17 PM

Dude, Spoilers!

#7 Nanite

Nanite

    Imminently Ignorable

  • Supporter
  • 5066 posts

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.
On them twitters

#8 LiamA

LiamA
  • Citizen
  • 2512 posts

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.

#9 LiamA

LiamA
  • Citizen
  • 2512 posts

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.

#10 Ave Destron!

Ave Destron!
  • Citizen
  • 5049 posts

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
Does anyone see City-Swimmer? Is he gliding beneath the silver water? Is he creeping 'round a corner, hugging a wall, silent as a shadow in the dark?

#11 gargunkle

gargunkle

    super-duper spikey-pokey

  • Citizen
  • 5913 posts

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.
QUOTE(kyde)
Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.


#12 Flashlight

Flashlight
  • Citizen
  • 5 posts

Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:29 PM

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



#13 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 15850 posts

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.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#14 Quantumhawk

Quantumhawk

    Fight the Future

  • Retired Staff
  • 18489 posts

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.

#15 Darkstream

Darkstream

    The original darkstream since 2003!

  • Supporter
  • 20494 posts

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.

#16 gargunkle

gargunkle

    super-duper spikey-pokey

  • Citizen
  • 5913 posts

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

QUOTE(kyde)
Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.


#17 Steevy Maximus

Steevy Maximus

    Snarky Siegie

  • Citizen
  • 3746 posts

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)

#18 Random Items

Random Items

    Just this once, everybody lives!

  • Retired Staff
  • 10452 posts

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.

#19 Quantumhawk

Quantumhawk

    Fight the Future

  • Retired Staff
  • 18489 posts

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.

#20 gargunkle

gargunkle

    super-duper spikey-pokey

  • Citizen
  • 5913 posts

Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

Oh yeah, apparently Target has RiD voyagers under the DPCI that FE was to have, or something?
QUOTE(kyde)
Not my finest work, but when life gives you lemons, they're yellow so just paint black stripes on them and call them Bumblebee. Kids will buy them.