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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:47 pm 
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I think the real issue is that the show has been canceled and there were several summer blockbusters with their own toy lines this year. Remember, a summer blockbuster is a 2-hour commercial that kids are seeking out and paying $7.00 to see. Laying low was probably a good strategy (ducks tomato) albeit frustrating for us fans. We have Batman in theatres next year. Let's see what happens. Also, I wonder if New Frontier will renew some interest.

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I disagree, most transformers, POTC3 and spiderman 3 stuff is still on the pegs and most of it went on sale.

But i dissagree with you and agree with robiwan,
Transformers is sold out everywhere...

and i mean everywhere,
so i think robiwan hit it right on the nose with why things are like they are,


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Hmmmmm....if you feel like taking a vacation in sunny Orlando, I can recommend about 10 Targets that are choking on pegs of Transformers!


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Yeah, I'd have to agree. Transformers might had sold out where you are, but down here in the swamps, my Target has plenty of Transformers, Spider-Man 3 and POTC3 toys still out. And for those lines, for everything that's out on the floor, we probably have at least another 5 boxes of it in the back.

And I also agree with robiwan. But while it's one thing for Mattel to lie low during the summer months, they went so low that they went six feet under. But the funny thing is that the whole time Mattel was being skimpy on their DC lines, we had no problem with getting Avata: the Last Airbender figures (yeah I know that Avatar still has a show, but so does The Batman and those shipments are still spotty). It's almost like they treat JLU like the red-headed stepchild that they hide in the closet :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:42 am 
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Dusty wrote:
But i dissagree with you and agree with robiwan,
Transformers is sold out everywhere...

and i mean everywhere,

That couldn't possibly be more incorrect. There is no shortage of Transformers toys, both from the film and other lines, filling the action figure aisles of my local retailers.

And I mean filling. :lol:

The only place where they were sold out was Kmart, but that Kmart never has anything fully stocked, so that wasn't much of a surprise.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:10 am 
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POTC continues the long standing Disney tradition that no matter how well the movie does it's toys always end up clogging the pegs.

Mattel will be dominating the aisles next year with Batman and Speed Racer and then Justice League. I'm sure stores will be more willing to let DCAU use up some of that real estate, stores love nothing more than different versions of the same thing.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:19 am 
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yeah I am hoping that Wal Mart can part with at least one row of their 26 rows of Teenage Mutants Ninja Turtles and 22 rows of Spider Man to make room for a Jlu relaunch!

Target is no better.....with their row after row of potc, spiderman and transformer toys......oversaturation is a tradition there!


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I just want to say how happy I am that in the Mattel Answers thread, it looks lilke they're going to try to help collectors get the ones that are hard to find this year in next year's rotation.

PRAISE HESTIA!!!! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:04 am 
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Just sticking in my two cents...around me, Transformers have been incredibly sparse over the last few months. In the last week or two, though, I have noticed that stores are getting in Deluxe figures, but they're gone in a few days. TF sells very rapidly around me, at all the stores.

Whereas Spidey 3 & POTC stuff is EVERYWHERE.

I am glad to hear that Mattel is working on rotating the scarcer figures back into shipments, though.

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