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Old 02-14-2020, 01:07 PM   #1
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Question Anyone know why we get really late TF releases in retail?

Hi my peeps
Happy Valentines day first off, Hope its going good. Now to my question by any chance does anyone why(At least in Calgary) we get super late releases when it comes to TFs in retail? Like i have yet to see or hear of Earthrise figures(Though Ive heard mixed experiences of whether its released or not) and even some late wave Siege(Astrotrain mainly) in Calgary retail of any kind. From my experience with past lines it can take from half a year to a little over for new waves to hit shelves. Ill say prior AOE stuff was actually releasing in huge diverse batches(Especially RotF)

I mean I do not mind buying online but it is a little frustrating cause I enjoy that nice stroll through stores and finding happy surprises in figures.

If anyone has some insight I would love to know more. Have a good my peeps!😊✌🏼
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:06 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone know why we get really late TF releases in retail?

Earthrise hasn’t reached saturation anywhere at this point. Final wave stuff like Astrotrain is always hit or miss for distribution.

Beyond that, we’ve gotten many releases before the US over the past year. I’m pretty happy with Siege distribution, overall.

Now Botbots...man, I wish I had the same luck finding those little dudes.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:36 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone know why we get really late TF releases in retail?

People forget, Earthrise had an initial soft street date of March 1st for the US. We're not late. Chill. Patience.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:42 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone know why we get really late TF releases in retail?

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Earthrise hasnít reached saturation anywhere at this point. Final wave stuff like Astrotrain is always hit or miss for distribution.

Beyond that, weíve gotten many releases before the US over the past year. Iím pretty happy with Siege distribution, overall.

Now Botbots...man, I wish I had the same luck finding those little dudes.
same, I need the individual wave 3 packs and then wave 4 stuff.

For siege stuff the last wave of deluxes was scarce for a month or two then walmart got them all in and it was well stocked for the most part.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:09 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone know why we get really late TF releases in retail?

Dont forget we sometimes get stuff before anyone else.
Its random
But for mb we didn't even get the 35 siege display disappointing
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:01 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone know why we get really late TF releases in retail?

Earthrise.. we barely got Siege in my neck of the woods. And it seems to have gotten worse over the last few years.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:05 AM   #7
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Re: Anyone know why we get really late TF releases in retail?

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People forget, Earthrise had an initial soft street date of March 1st for the US. We're not late. Chill. Patience.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:23 AM   #8
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Now to my question by any chance does anyone why we get super late releases when it comes to TFs in retail?
From what I can tell, the majority of transformers toys (at least mainline stuff) is not late, it's usually right around the street date or before.

And we even get stuff before the states too, as was the case with omega Supreme.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:48 AM   #9
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Re: Anyone know why we get really late TF releases in retail?

It is not the date but poor distribution. Sometimes selected stores stocked stuffs even before the street dates and broke them. For instance, not every Walmart got the 35th Anniversary endcap display, or the last wave of BM.

And last year we got almost every Generation Select and exclusive stuffs, except may be Star Concoy and Red Wing, through either EB, TRU or Amazon Canada which is somewhat amazing.
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Earthrise.. we barely got Siege in my neck of the woods. And it seems to have gotten worse over the last few years.
A lot fewer retailers nowadays and the ones that are left seem to carry very limited stock.
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