TRU in Ohio breaks street date for movie toys by nearly two months

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TRU in Ohio breaks street date for movie toys by nearly two months

Post by Nevermore » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:25 am

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Post by Jaynz » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:02 am

Well, it's not ILLEGAL to break a street date, though it's usually a violation of some contract or another. It's also possible that TRU had simply ordered more of the 'current' toys, and got movie toys in instead...

(And, lastly, didn't HASBRO say that the movie toys would start this month, well before the movie?)

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Post by TSFC » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:45 am

Originally posted by TFVanguard
Well, it's not ILLEGAL to break a street date, though it's usually a violation of some contract or another. It's also possible that TRU had simply ordered more of the 'current' toys, and got movie toys in instead...

(And, lastly, didn't HASBRO say that the movie toys would start this month, well before the movie?)


Actually, we were told they'd start shipping this month.

May 2nd would be the official release of the preview figures (Protoforms Optimus and Starscream).

June 2nd would be the official release of the movie line figures themselves.

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Post by Nevermore » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:15 pm

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Post by Nevermore » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:11 pm

More pics of Deluxe Jazz out of packaging...

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=130061
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Post by TSFC » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:27 pm

Went to my local TRU (which is about 45 from the second TRU, and 75 from the first.) and they do have them in the back, and absolutely refused to sell them to me.

I told them about the Elyria thing and they said it must've been a fluke and there's no way they'll help me.

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Post by another tf fan » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:37 pm

Jazz is da s*** !

What a robot! what a car!, just beautiful.
Come on and wind me up.

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Post by Sir Auros » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:58 pm

Wow, so people can buy cars that transform into car wrecks a whole two months early. Hope they have fun with that crap.

More on-topic, the toys look even worse than the movie robot designs. Really cheap looking quality.

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Post by Denyer » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:38 pm

Bland colours, rather broad bodies. The Decepticons look more fun on average.

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Post by Angus » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:46 pm

Originally posted by Denyer
Bland colours, rather broad bodies. The Decepticons look more fun on average.


I agree. Bonecrusher is totally awesome, best deluxe in the series. Blackout is the best voyager as well. Brawl looks good too.

I can't say I liked Jazz at all. I liked the dark-windowed test shot better, but even that wouldn't fix the fact that the robot mode looks short and fat.

Bumlubee is, well, ok. Guess I'll wait for the '08 version.
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Post by Skidmark » Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:24 pm

I hope all this new stuff will fit in my budget.

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