JediDefender.com Forums

Collectibles => The Vintage Collection => Topic started by: Nicklab on December 3, 2018, 11:51 AM

Title: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on December 3, 2018, 11:51 AM
Unfortunate news about HasbroToyShop.com (https://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/GenericStaticContentPageLayoutView?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&storeId=10151&krypto=RDQc2prV8l94zeuC8GTWt2O9kUQSUw8htWCS0LXgTuEJul7hLDsX8tH0xrc9eq3Ts93WvFFqlo9qZuQ%2FcP%2Bffk519ydNO7s6258yK43tzaOClq7Z5H7nTfYr6g6ThjSwjQst9CxQaJ5SksYCOnHTY8qXsU8zfSSvirZtppdUPVXuI5AYgJA0PMApaLGSsqql0ZrdcxNDjE23DcIKcI3N%2FA%3D%3D&ddkey=https%3AGenericStaticContentPageLayoutView)

From their FAQ:
At Hasbro, we strive to provide our customers with the best possible experience with our portfolio brands. As a valued customer, we wanted to let you know that our brand websites have changed and will no longer sell products directly. That said, you can still access your account and check existing orders using your login at Hasbro Toy Shop. Please contact us at customerservice@hasbrotoyshop.com or 1-800-408-0052 with any questions..



WOW.  I had been relying on HTS for figures at a reasonable price, as well as an avenue for getting convention exclusives.  So this news is disappointing to say the least.  Especially since online avenues like Amazon have been pricing their figures higher than the MSRP.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 3, 2018, 11:59 AM
That sucks. I'm typically the one guy who sticks up for Hasbro but this move blows.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Phrubruh on December 3, 2018, 12:17 PM
I see it as no big loss. They always had about five figures on sale at a time. It was next to impossible to buy something because it is instantly sold out.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Dave on December 3, 2018, 12:28 PM
That totally sucks. 

Hopefully they can still sell convention exclusives.

I know they weren't the best run site with stock being erratic, but at least they were another viable option in a sea of not so great choices.

Maybe if Target and Wal-Mart could stock their shelves better I could see this change as a way to support their vendors, but I've seen virtually no new product on the shelves at the two largest retailers in the past four months.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on December 3, 2018, 01:32 PM
I see it as no big loss. They always had about five figures on sale at a time. It was next to impossible to buy something because it is instantly sold out.

I think it's a bit of a loss with Toys R Us gone and Target having thus far not gotten any new product in months... I'd been hoping HTS could fill in that gap.

I'm having a hell of a time finding any of the new stuff these days.

Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on December 3, 2018, 01:42 PM
The various avenues drying up has been problematic, to say the least.  Amazon is more expensive now.  HTS gone.  TRU gone (and when is Geoffrey's Toy Box coming?).  Inventory issues at Target.  It's not good.

And there are rumblings that some things might be happening with the Star Wars master toy license when it expires in 2020.  Steve Evans is leaving the Hasbro Star Wars team for an unrelated position in Hasbro working on their own IP's.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jeff on December 3, 2018, 01:43 PM
I'll miss HTS if they are dying. I know their inability to keep everything in stock bothered a lot of people, but that was due to the complex agreements in place with their retail customers more then they not being run well. They were a help more often then not and losing another place to buy from just makes it that much harder to collect.

Based on the gift card info on the site it sounds like January 18th, 2019 will be the big change day...

Hopefully they can still sell convention exclusives.

I think the fact that EE sold the most recent show exclusives tells you exactly how things could play out from this point forward on those...
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on December 3, 2018, 01:45 PM
I don't know if this was a case of HTS dying.  Rather, I think that the big box retail partners may have taken issue with their supplier competing with them, and they got left holding the bag with inventory that collectors got directly from Hasbro weeks before it turned up at Target or Walmart.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Brian on December 3, 2018, 02:37 PM
Kind of sad to see them go as well. I can't say I ordered from them a ton anymore, but still a couple of times per year (and definitely at convention exclusive time if I was able). As others said, another avenue lost that just makes collecting more difficult. It is almost becoming an online only (EE, BBTS, etc.) game for me anymore - especially for Vintage Collection. TRU gone, our WM is awful, and Target has had Wave 1 since release day.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: CorranHorn on December 3, 2018, 08:50 PM
Looks like HTS will remain alive.  Transformers site seibertron.com reached out to Hasbro and they confirmed that direct brand sites such as transformers.com will no longer sell items but that HTS will continue to do so...

https://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/nothing-changing-at-hasbro-toy-shop-it-remains-a-place-for-all-your-purchasing-needs/42519/ (https://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/nothing-changing-at-hasbro-toy-shop-it-remains-a-place-for-all-your-purchasing-needs/42519/)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on December 3, 2018, 10:44 PM
Phew.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Muftak on December 4, 2018, 12:30 AM
Dave Coulier, however, remains dead.   :P
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jesse James on December 4, 2018, 02:47 AM
Losing any outlet is bad for consumers, it's bad for the employees of the company, and so I don't ever look forward to losing places like TRU, KB, Kmart/Sears, or this bit of a collector scare.  I've landed a lot of stuff from HTS over the years, and in some cases they've been first for things.  I know lots of folks got the new Forcelink figures there when they have only made scarce hits at Walmart so far.  I know I've only seen the latest Solo wave one time and only the leftovers at that.  I still need Rio and L3 for sure and most of my friends still need all of em.  I hope they restock those soon.

HTS is in Pennsylvania too if I'm not mistaken, so it's another business here I hope holds out.

The Sears/KM closings finally hit near me, and one of the two K-Marts I have fairly close by is closing shop.  They were the only stores here who had Wave 1 TVC at first besides Target, who was picked over on day 1 (IE: No Hoth Rebels).  K-Mart I stacked some coupons and wound up getting 6 there all below retail between my two stores.  It'll suck having one less place to check, but it's a sign of the times.

RIP Dave Coulier, but yeah, thankfully still gone.  Cut it out.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: McMetal on December 4, 2018, 10:09 AM
TRU gone (and when is Geoffrey's Toy Box coming?)

We had a Geoffrey's Toy Box open up inside our local Kroger mega-store. (Grocery chain) It is the lamest assortment of crap you could possibly imagine. Dolls and puzzles and board games and junk like that. Disappointing to say the least.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jeff on December 4, 2018, 04:16 PM
Looks like HTS will remain alive.

Hasbro sent out some clarifying info today re-iterating the info from yesterday that it is the sale of items through the brand websites (transformers.com, nerf.com, etc) that is ending.  You can still purchase items, access your account, and check existing orders using your login at Hasbro Toy Shop.

However, today's email also made it pretty clear that changes are coming to the HasbroToyShop website starting on January 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on December 4, 2018, 04:59 PM
However, today's email also made it pretty clear that changes are coming to the HasbroToyShop website starting on January 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

Maybe they'll announce that they're actually going to have thing in stock from now on.   :P
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on December 4, 2018, 08:17 PM
Looks like HTS will remain alive.

Hasbro sent out some clarifying info today re-iterating the info from yesterday that it is the sale of items through the brand websites (transformers.com, nerf.com, etc) that is ending.  You can still purchase items, access your account, and check existing orders using your login at Hasbro Toy Shop.

However, today's email also made it pretty clear that changes are coming to the HasbroToyShop website starting on January 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.



Very strange.  Some clarification from Hasbro seems to be in order.

To further muddy the waters?  The HTS storefront on eBay is still alive and kicking.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 4, 2018, 10:58 PM
However, today's email also made it pretty clear that changes are coming to the HasbroToyShop website starting on January 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

They might actually have product?
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on December 5, 2018, 11:50 AM
However, today's email also made it pretty clear that changes are coming to the HasbroToyShop website starting on January 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

They might actually have product?

However, today's email also made it pretty clear that changes are coming to the HasbroToyShop website starting on January 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

Maybe they'll announce that they're actually going to have things in stock from now on.   :P

Ahem.   :)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 5, 2018, 02:46 PM
I honestly wonder what leads to some of the sales decisions at Hasbro. For example, Vintage waves 2 and 3 have hit retail and have been available via EE, Dorkside and the like. But, have not appeared on HTS yet. I'm dumbfounded by this. Now they're making changes, limiting the amount of options consumers have to purchase from. It would make sense for HTS to revamp their business model to boost direct sales, but given what a hassle it's been throughout the years to simply purchase certain products, I fear they're headed in the opposite direction.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 5, 2018, 06:28 PM
However, today's email also made it pretty clear that changes are coming to the HasbroToyShop website starting on January 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

They might actually have product?

However, today's email also made it pretty clear that changes are coming to the HasbroToyShop website starting on January 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

Maybe they'll announce that they're actually going to have things in stock from now on.   :P

Ahem.   :)

Hey....we were all thinking it!  :D
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Phrubruh on December 6, 2018, 09:09 AM
I'm offended by Walmart's latest commercials.

(https://static1.i4u.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_image_large/images/2018/10/walmart-bestselling-toys.jpg)

Best and only toy shop it should say.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 6, 2018, 09:53 AM
I'm offended by Walmart's latest commercials.

(https://static1.i4u.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/main_image_large/images/2018/10/walmart-bestselling-toys.jpg)

Best and only toy shop it should say.

I couldn't disagree more. Their management of their toy department is beyond incompetent.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on December 7, 2018, 11:28 AM
I've been to plenty of Targets and Walmarts and I've found either nothing at all, or just Vintage wave 1. If hasbrotoyshop means I can actually get a ******* new figure sometimes, I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2018, 08:22 PM
I gotta defend wm here...  Iíve gotten tanker after tanker and wave 3 galore at it.  Iíve not seen death troopers or Enfys Nest too often but Iíve seen many of the rest here.  Walmart May **** the bed some but Iíd say theyíre no worse than anyone else.  Target has been a wasteland for me for a LONG time now.  Wave 1 TVC they went ham on and never seemed to realized that.  They have had steady forcelink restock but so has wm, and Target hasnít had any of the newest wave yet.  It is definitely cyclical.

Iíve gotten a lot at HTS over the years too...  they were first with the new tie fighter and stuff.  They were first behind amazon to list the latest forcelink figs too. 

But when itís available Iím preordering TVC at EE first here.  Just spare me the headache at this point.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 9, 2018, 12:57 PM
See, I find that fascinating Jesse.

Out here, all of our WM's manage their toy departments to the point where I wonder how people keep their jobs. Half of our stores don't carry Vintage collection items. Each store gets exactly one case of exclusives, and that's it. I had a discussion with someone at WM.com who was either lying to me or woefully ignorant of their job because I knew what they were trying to tell me was factually incorrect. I've driven several times from NC to PA making every rest stop at WM. Again, inconsistent management the entire way.

On the other hand, Target out this way is reasonably consistent across the board. Always have the same items in stock from store to store, will always get their exclusives consistently enough to find them within a month.

Yet, I hear of WM's elsewhere that are a dream with reasonably consistent restocks of new items and exclusives. I've seen pictures. I'm so curious as to why the wild disparity.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 9, 2018, 01:36 PM
I also think people over value what it means to be "toy manager" at these stores. I was the toy manager for multiple years at Target.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2018, 03:27 AM
WM isn't perfect here, and I'd dare say they probably aren't all that different it's maybe just more that stores aren't as plentiful, and nor is population comparatively speaking, to CA, and I think that probably is playing some part in it...  I have WM's I hit routinely, but none are a stone's throw from my house.  Even my GF has one close, and two more reasonable, but they're all some driving up or down the freeway depending which ones I'm heading for.

Target is even more sparse here generally speaking.

One store here is really small, actually a renovated Ames, and it sucks...  It's the only reno WM I've ever seen, it's nearer the city than the ones I frequent further out the highway near where we are...  It's just different and sounds a lot more like what you experience Ant.  It sucks, has a small toy area, small stock of anything, and it's always a mess.

On the topic of Exclusives, KM and TRU were every bit as good at getting exclusives as Target, but WM is obviously not even in the discussion there, lol.  They're ass at that.  They'll get 90 TVC TIE Fighters at any given store but the TVC figures everyone wanted, who knows where they even are at this point, what happened...  it's just a mess.  I hate them on exclusives as much as any of us do.  That's Target's crown there at this point.  And Target toy areas are always nicer, it's just how they're run.

I agree with you too Nick, I see too many people blaming the poor dude at the toy aisle when they catch him there...  It's like finding the fabled "Hasbro Rep" too.  Those people don't know much either.  I was friends with some of them locally here, and they were quite open with telling me they honestly don't have any clue what's going on with the line unless it's something THEY collected and had the desire to learn about.  Otherwise it was just helping keep their product stocked and neat.

I try not to get mad at retail workers...  it's hard work for little reward generally.  And we obviously have a microscope on this line, and know the stores inside out at this point in time since we've all been at this for eons now. 

I do get a tad pissed when I'm talking to customer service at any store though, and I know how their store operates, and they just lie to your face because they just want you to leave and don't realize YOU know their job as well or better than they do because you're an obsessed collector lol.

Currently I'm peeved at WM.com because their ship to store is ass and their site has not let me add a pick-up person all f'n weekend long...  THAT I may bitch about because they're the ones who delayed my order for no reason and now won't let me add someone closer to pick my damn tank up! >:(  Amazon has its **** together far more than WM.com does.

EDIT: BTW Ant, I **** you not on this, I randomly went into WM last night and found a full wave 3 case, and all of the Solo Forcelink figs...  That store had just put out Wave 1 TVC too this past week, and sold through a lot of them to boot!  Now Wave 3 again...  it's nuts.  And the Wave 1 selling is maybe the weirdest thing.  The Hoth Rebels still are going first, but even Rey and Kylo are selling ok, Jyn some too.  FO Troopers and Snoke though?  Nope.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on December 10, 2018, 09:41 AM
I wish I had your Walmart near me Jesse. The only tanker I've found is the one I ordered from EE.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: McMetal on December 10, 2018, 12:02 PM
I've seen all the Vintage waves multiple times here, but I can't find a goddamn Quay Tolsite to save my life. And I think I was in the bathroom for the 5 minutes he lasted on HTS.  ::)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2018, 01:47 PM
Itís multiple stores tho is the thing man.  Iím talking 3 on one highway, 2 our near my gfs family, one down near the kidís college...  and I hit two of them religiously.  Like multiple times on the weekend and a couple times in the week.  And I donít have a store in my immediate area theyíre 20-30 away for my nearest two stores to me personally.  But when I have a Dr appointment I stop or whatever.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jeff on January 10, 2019, 04:55 PM
Some info floating around social media (@FanthaTracks) (https://twitter.com/FanthaTracks) today.

Interesting the part where it says "cater to our fan consumers" and talking about starting up "collector programs".

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwlJVfYXcAAus1G.jpg)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 10, 2019, 05:39 PM
I'm curious to see what comes of this.

Could be interesting.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2019, 11:42 PM
Iím all ears.  I just am happy when stuff I like is available.

I got a Mimban Stormtrooper and itís depressing me I canít have 100 more...  itís a really awesome sculpt.  They really improved the Stormtrooper.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on January 11, 2019, 11:36 AM
Iím all ears.  I just am happy when stuff I like is available.

I got a Mimban Stormtrooper and itís depressing me I canít have 100 more...  itís a really awesome sculpt.  They really improved the Stormtrooper.

I feel like that EE Stormtrooper pack from back in the day was the best idea ever. I would have gladly bought many packs of updated Stormies. In my delusional mind, Hasbrotoyshop is going to allow us to buy shitloads of Stormtroopers.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 12, 2019, 12:04 PM
Iím all ears.  I just am happy when stuff I like is available.

I got a Mimban Stormtrooper and itís depressing me I canít have 100 more...  itís a really awesome sculpt.  They really improved the Stormtrooper.

I feel like that EE Stormtrooper pack from back in the day was the best idea ever. I would have gladly bought many packs of updated Stormies. In my delusional mind, Hasbrotoyshop is going to allow us to buy shitloads of Stormtroopers.

Amen.

I'm very seriously considering trying to replace the 250 stormtroopers I already own with the new sculpt and cost aside, I feel like there just won't be enough available (in the sense of me having access to.)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on January 14, 2019, 11:13 AM
Definitely hear you on that. The thing that's crazy is so many collectors would buy a boatload of standard troops if given the opportunity to get them without having to double up on unique characters. I don't need a Vader for every 3 Stormtroopers I buy, but I'd happily buy cases of solid Stormtroopers, if Hasbro were to create one, ultimate Stormie. It seems like it would be so easy to offer this. All the hunting for Rebel Fleet troopers and Stormtrooper individually on the pegs, quite frankly sucks.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 14, 2019, 12:39 PM
I'm very seriously considering trying to replace the 250 stormtroopers I already own with the new sculpt and cost aside, I feel like there just won't be enough available (in the sense of me having access to.)

That sound you heard was my jaw hitting the desk when I read this.


Ouch.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on January 14, 2019, 02:45 PM
Yeah, I didn't include the "holy ****! 250 ******* stormtroopers?!!!" in my reply, but I definitely was thinking it.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 15, 2019, 12:08 PM
Have you guys not seen my time-lapse video? The link is in my signature.

It's my 1000 trooper Imperial Battalion.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on January 15, 2019, 12:32 PM
Have you guys not seen my time-lapse video? The link is in my signature.

It's my 1000 trooper Imperial Battalion.

At 1000 Stormtroopers, I think that qualifies as a Legion!
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on January 18, 2019, 11:47 AM
Have you guys not seen my time-lapse video? The link is in my signature.

It's my 1000 trooper Imperial Battalion.

Wow, I hadn't seen that before. Amazing!
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on February 15, 2019, 10:08 AM
The site formerly know as Hasbro Toy Shop is now:  HASBRO PULSE

Check out their Star Wars inventory at https://hasbropulse.com/collections/star-wars

The site now has wave 4 of The Vintage Collection in stock.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: P-Siddy on February 15, 2019, 10:38 AM
HTS is now been rebranded as Hasbro Pulse.  They have the Saelt Marae wave up with free shipping until next week.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: P-Siddy on February 15, 2019, 10:39 AM
Plus free shipping until the 23rd.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 15, 2019, 11:09 AM
Just put an order in for a Shore Trooper, Yak Face and Klaatu Skiff Guard.   ;D
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Ben on February 15, 2019, 11:40 AM
I have a case on preorder, but I did grab two Shoretroopers since they never showed in the WM series. Yak Face and Leia Boushh are sold out.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Dave on February 15, 2019, 11:44 AM
HTS is now been rebranded as Hasbro Pulse.  They have the Saelt Marae wave up with free shipping until next week.

Yak Face is sold out already.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 15, 2019, 11:53 AM
HTS is now been rebranded as Hasbro Pulse.  They have the Saelt Marae wave up with free shipping until next week.

Yak Face is sold out already.

Really? I just bought two Scarif Troopers. I hope they get the Tank drivers up at some point. I only got two of those, and I have two tanks. I think we need 3 per tank, unless some other trooper sits in the front two seats (probably a question for Jesse).
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2019, 12:17 PM
Hmmm, the Pulse Premium thing (https://hasbropulse.com/pages/hasbro-pulse-premium) is interesting - like an Amazon Prime for Hasbro toys? 

I may bite and order something to try it out for free, but there better be some nice perks if they are gonna charge you $50 a year for that...


Really? I just bought two Scarif Troopers. I hope they get the Tank drivers up at some point. I only got two of those, and I have two tanks. I think we need 3 per tank, unless some other trooper sits in the front two seats (probably a question for Jesse).

Don't forget the TVC148 Tank Commander (https://jedidefender.com/index.php?id=2853) is coming this year, so you can get by with 4 tank drivers and 2 commanders to crew your two tanks. ;)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: P-Siddy on February 15, 2019, 12:21 PM
I may bite and order something to try it out for free, but there better be some nice perks if they are gonna charge you $50 a year for that...

I hope Hasbro will tell us a little more about when they have their presentation.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 15, 2019, 12:32 PM
I always get free shipping on the nothing I ever order from Hasbro since I'm always reading the reports of them having stuff four minutes after they've been reported and subsequently sold out
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: McMetal on February 15, 2019, 03:23 PM
I always get free shipping on the nothing I ever order from Hasbro since I'm always reading the reports of them having stuff four minutes after they've been reported and subsequently sold out

Exactly. like that time I wanted to order the new Yak face but he was already sold out before I even knew the website existed.  >:( ::)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 15, 2019, 03:49 PM
Hmmm, the Pulse Premium thing (https://hasbropulse.com/pages/hasbro-pulse-premium) is interesting - like an Amazon Prime for Hasbro toys? 

I may bite and order something to try it out for free, but there better be some nice perks if they are gonna charge you $50 a year for that...


Really? I just bought two Scarif Troopers. I hope they get the Tank drivers up at some point. I only got two of those, and I have two tanks. I think we need 3 per tank, unless some other trooper sits in the front two seats (probably a question for Jesse).

Don't forget the TVC148 Tank Commander (https://jedidefender.com/index.php?id=2853) is coming this year, so you can get by with 4 tank drivers and 2 commanders to crew your two tanks. ;)

Ok so wait, there would be one commander (upcoming) and two drivers (released and impossible to find) per tank, right?
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: P-Siddy on February 15, 2019, 05:02 PM
Ok so wait, there would be one commander (upcoming) and two drivers (released and impossible to find) per tank, right?


I think there's a commander, driver, and gunner.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on February 15, 2019, 08:16 PM
I'm glad I put in an order for the TVC wave 4 figures and established an account today.  I finally had a decent chance to read through the terms:


Hasbro Pulse Premium (https://hasbropulse.com/pages/hasbro-pulse-premium)

Want free standard continental U.S. shipping for the balance of 2019? Join Hasbro Pulse Premium. Just make a purchase between now and 2/23/19.* And free shipping isn't all, we have some other perks planned just for our best customers.

Hurry, this offer won't last long! (Starting 2/24/19, there will be a $50 enrollment fee.)

*Free standard continental U.S. shipping for the rest of 2019.
 
*Monthly Premium-only discounts & flash sales.

*Other perks throughout the year at select fan conventions & more.



*HASBRO PULSE PREMIUM TERMS

Free standard shipping on orders placed on HasbroPulse.com through December 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST when you make a purchase(s) on HasbroPulse.com between February 15, 2019 and February 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST. Must create and check out with a HasbroPulse.com account to be eligible. Exclusions may apply. No rain checks. Offer not valid on previous orders. Does not apply to HasLab campaigns. Offer valid for shipping in continental U.S. only. Subject to terms of use, HasbroPulse.com shipping and other policies. Must opt-in to marketing emails to receive updates on additional perks/incentives. 
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on February 15, 2019, 08:53 PM
Would love to place an order, but the vintage figures went out of sale before I could even look. 
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: CorranHorn on February 15, 2019, 08:55 PM
What the terms donít mention is if you get to opt out of the premium service for 2020 before they charge your credit card that $50 for the new year. I would hope they would give users the option to renew or not
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jesse James on February 15, 2019, 08:56 PM
Ok so wait, there would be one commander (upcoming) and two drivers (released and impossible to find) per tank, right?


I think there's a commander, driver, and gunner.

☝️That. 

Though one could argue not all tanks have a marked commander but I like to think they all do so I need a ton of those guys too lol.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: McMetal on February 15, 2019, 10:05 PM
Nice, I placed an order for the 6" Black Series Archive Boba Fett, always seem to miss him in stores. So I guess that means I'm in the club for 2019? I don't think I got any kind of confirmation email or anything but I wasn't reading all the fine print either.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 16, 2019, 12:40 PM
I placed an order for my squad of Scarif Troopers and I just tried to pre-order the other three, but Leia was pre-sold-out before I could complete my order, so I just abandoned the purchase - I'm not worried about the other two, just Leia since she's only 1-per-case (for some stupid reason)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 16, 2019, 12:43 PM
They can re-organize and pretty-up/modernize the site all they want. If they don't offer product we want at a reasonable deal, then what's the point? Not poo-pooing the new site yet, but I really don't see a difference beyond cosmetic changes. The product is still limited. No Vintage wave 2&3 and what happened to the 5 POA figures?
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: CorranHorn on February 16, 2019, 01:24 PM
I ordered Yak and Klaatu this morning to secure them in the event Target and Walmart don't get these. Was anyone able to use PayPal to pay for their purchase? It's listed as an option in the cart, but when you get to payment method you only get the option of a credit card.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Ben on February 16, 2019, 01:30 PM
I was able to use PayPal. Had to login again for it to work, though.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 16, 2019, 01:32 PM
I ordered Yak and Klaatu this morning to secure them in the event Target and Walmart don't get these. Was anyone able to use PayPal to pay for their purchase? It's listed as an option in the cart, but when you get to payment method you only get the option of a credit card.

Does pre-order get you into the premium deal for free?
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: CorranHorn on February 16, 2019, 02:14 PM
I ordered Yak and Klaatu this morning to secure them in the event Target and Walmart don't get these. Was anyone able to use PayPal to pay for their purchase? It's listed as an option in the cart, but when you get to payment method you only get the option of a credit card.

Does pre-order get you into the premium deal for free?

It's supposed to, but the welcome email I got made no mention of me now having premium access.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: CorranHorn on February 16, 2019, 02:17 PM
I was able to use PayPal. Had to login again for it to work, though.

Hmm didn't think of that. Glad to know it works, thanks!
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on February 16, 2019, 02:32 PM
I was able to use PayPal. Had to login again for it to work, though.

I was reading through the terms, and it seemed to me if you used PayPal for checkout that you might not be eligible for the year long membership.  That part of the terms was not completely clear to me, and I was kind of glad to use my card instead of PayPal (which I had been doing with my HTS purchases).
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 18, 2019, 12:26 PM
So let me get this straight...if I go in and preorder something with a credit card, I'm in the program without having to pay the $50 enrollment fee, unless I decide to continue it next year?
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: JediJman on February 19, 2019, 03:25 PM
Does pre-order get you into the premium deal for free?

It says any purchase before the 23rd gets you Hasbro Pulse Premium, but I had the same question.  I pre-ordered the Skiff (due in Sept), but since you have to pay now, I assume it counts towards the membership.  I haven't seen an email confirming this, but it says on the site that they will send out emails to confirm membership by the 24th.  Clearly its not an automated communication.  I'll post if I get something that confirms.  Nice "free" deal to save the $50 even if the program isn't all that.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 19, 2019, 05:42 PM
Just got the shipping notice for the three figures I ordered.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jesse James on February 19, 2019, 06:32 PM
Taking preorders on the Yak wave now. 😮.  Glad for that.  Got some Scarrif troopers and if theyíre easy to get Iíll buy more.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 19, 2019, 10:46 PM
They should just keep army builders in stock for all time...Stormtroopers especially. I plan to get a ton of the Rogue One stormie once it's released.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jesse James on February 19, 2019, 10:50 PM
At the price and my current stormy hoard I wonít go nuts but Iíll get quite a few.  It looks nice.  I wish it only had a couple backpacks and guns included to feel more ultimate.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: McMetal on February 20, 2019, 08:43 AM
I got the Archive Boba Fett I ordered yesterday, and it arrived minty fresh.  ;D
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Dave on February 20, 2019, 11:27 AM
I got my first two packages delivered from Pulse today.  Both arrived in great condition.

Did anyone get clarity at Toy Fair on what is really new with Pulse?  Is it just their TBD subscription service?

The packages I received seemed to come in the same HTS format via FedEx.  Same boxes.  Same packing slips.  Same everything.

It really doesn't feel all that different as of now, but maybe with their subscription service it will be different.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 20, 2019, 11:50 AM
The fact they had decent product in stock is a huge change!  :)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2019, 12:28 PM
Did anyone get clarity at Toy Fair on what is really new with Pulse?

It is supposed to have more of a "collector" flair now so the stock will trend older or more collector focused (no more kiddy games or fur real pets or toddler toys or whatever).  Also  pre-orders for collector items, which HTS never really did.  Rumors of some exclusive or direct-to-consumer items/lines (GI Joe rumors).  And of course the subscription service when that is finally announced officially. 

Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on February 20, 2019, 12:41 PM
If Hasbro offers me an alternative to wandering through toy aisles incessantly, I'm 100% for it.

Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 20, 2019, 01:30 PM
If Hasbro offers me an alternative to wandering through toy aisles incessantly, I'm 100% for it.

Try doing this with 8 and 5 year old boys....they keep dragging me to the LEGO aisle.  :)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Dave on February 20, 2019, 02:05 PM
The fact they had decent product in stock is a huge change!  :)

Their stock seemed to last about as long as HTS' did.  A few minutes/hours depending on what you were looking for.

I do like that you can pre-order our of stock and not yet released items though.  That is new and appreciated.  I'll be interested to see how good they are at managing and fulfilling pre-orders.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on February 20, 2019, 02:42 PM
The condition of my first order wasn't great.  I ordered Yakface, Klaatu, Leia in Boussh disguise and a couple of Scarif Troopers.  They weren't packed with condition in mind at all.  Sure, there were the air pads in the box, but everything in the box was just rattling around all willy nilly.  And the cardback on one of the Scarif Troopers was a complete bent up mess.

The functionality and navigation options of the new site seems better than HTS.  I'm waiting to see how Hasbro will utilize this site as their own personal news outlet.  And from what I read, I'm expecting an email from Hasbro Pulse on the 24th about the Pulse premium option since I've already placed three separate orders (TVC wave 4, Skiff and Skiff guard 3-pack).
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 20, 2019, 04:23 PM
Similar experience for me on the order I placed for 3 Scarif Troopers. I missed the other three, so I have pending preorders for them, plus for my MOC collection, a case on preorder from EE.

I did fair a bit better as Nick though, only one of my three Scarif Troopers came with any "damage" and that was only dings on the end of the cardback and a small crease near the hook hole. The other two are in great shape and for now I'm opting to leave it carded pending getting a better one in the case I get from EE.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: P-Siddy on February 20, 2019, 04:44 PM
Chewie posted his order yesterday on Yakface.  One card was perfect the other card was bent in half.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Ben on February 20, 2019, 08:27 PM
My order of two Scarif Troopers came just fine. The card stock on this reincarnated TVC is really very thin.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darby on February 21, 2019, 12:56 PM
Received my set today, no issues on packing. Never received any shipping notice/updates though.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 21, 2019, 01:02 PM
Received my set today, no issues on packing. Never received any shipping notice/updates though.

Having FedEx and UPS Delivery manager accounts are a nice backup in those situations.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: P-Siddy on February 21, 2019, 01:36 PM
Yak's on its way.  Hoping for good luck... but after my wife got a shoe order yesterday and there was a size 10 footprint on the box, I'm doubtful.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jeff on February 22, 2019, 01:05 PM
Never received any shipping notice/updates though.

Weird.  I got a order confirmation email, a shipment notice email, and an "out for delivery" email from Hasbro Pulse.

Of course, my package has been "out for delivery" for three days now thanks to snow-related FedEx delays up here.  Hope to get my package finally today though!
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on February 22, 2019, 02:52 PM
I have four pre-orders with them and haven't gotten shipping notices for, or been charged for anything.    :-[
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 25, 2019, 11:21 PM
Received my three figures today.  They arrived in perfect condition....it was almost a shame that I opened them.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: P-Siddy on February 26, 2019, 09:44 AM
I was surprised to see my Yakface came in Mint Condition too!  Hurray Pulse!

Also, anyone get notified they're a member yet?  Nothing here.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Dave on February 26, 2019, 09:48 AM
Also, anyone get notified they're a member yet?  Nothing here.

Nothing yet.

Their qualification / explanation of Pulse was so poorly worded, I wouldn't be surprised if they've got to restate everything and clear up that this is a paid membership.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on February 26, 2019, 10:24 AM
No notifications, and with 4 pre-orders sitting around for a few weeks, I haven't had anything ship yet either.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 26, 2019, 01:01 PM
Was wondering. Yesterday, on the last day, I decided to take advantage premium. Was going to pick up another pair of Scariff Troopers, because I noticed they had been in stock. However, they weren't when I decided to pull the trigger. The Skiff was available, though, so I pick up another. I also happened to notice that the order is in the process of being charged, which I thought was odd being it't not shipping until October.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Jeff on February 26, 2019, 01:11 PM
What the terms donít mention is if you get to opt out of the premium service for 2020 before they charge your credit card that $50 for the new year.

According to the new FAQ on Pulse Premium (https://hasbropulse.com/pages/hasbro-pulse-premium-terms) that went up today, there is no auto-enroll for 2020 -

"Hasbro Pulse Premium does not have an auto-renew policy. Users will have to re-enroll in 2020 to be part of the program"
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 26, 2019, 01:43 PM
I'll bet there'll be a Comic-Con promotion. Something like: Pay to join Pulse and get a ticket to get into the HTS line.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Dave on February 26, 2019, 04:27 PM
Just got an email saying I'm enrolled in Hasbro Pulse Premium (because I purchased something in the past few weeks).  Details:

(https://d3k81ch9hvuctc.cloudfront.net/company/LqpvWS/images/06e2c817-6e0c-49b5-bac0-df3a3d71359f.jpeg)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on February 26, 2019, 04:37 PM
Likewise, just got one as well.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: JediJman on February 26, 2019, 05:20 PM
Likewise, just got one as well.

Ditto here.  My order was a pre-order for the Skiff coming out in September.  Just an FYI for those of you wondering if pre-orders counted as well.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 26, 2019, 05:24 PM
Likewise, just got one as well.

So you now have confirmation of your pre-orders!

I received the same e-mail.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on February 26, 2019, 05:59 PM
Likewise, just got one as well.

So you now have confirmation of your pre-orders!

I received the same e-mail.

Well I basically had that since they showed up in my orders section on the website... I'm just bummed that none of them have shipped yet. :)
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Nicklab on February 27, 2019, 08:08 AM
Like others I got the email confirming the Pulse Premium membership.  It's nice to get in on something like this on the ground floor.  As for the monthly perks?  I'm curious to see what they've got to offer.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: McMetal on February 27, 2019, 08:52 AM
Yay, I got one too!  ;D
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 6, 2019, 01:38 PM
Mine got caught in spam, but I got it out. My pre-order qualified!
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on March 6, 2019, 02:47 PM
So... when are these preorders going to start shipping?!
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Pete_Fett on March 7, 2019, 01:44 PM
So... when are these preorders going to start shipping?!

Depends on the item.

If you missed the vintage figures when they were in stock and pre-ordered them, I believe they are expected to ship March 18th.

The Skiff and Skiff Guards 3-pack are both scheduled to ship sometime either end of August/early September, but that's so far out, I'm sure it could move between now and then and the date they've posted is probably a moving target.
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on March 22, 2019, 11:09 AM
I just got an email offering me a VIP pass to the Hasbro Pulse line for Star Wars Celebration... don't know if it'll come in handy, but that's a nice perk out of nowhere.

Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 22, 2019, 12:28 PM
I got the same e-mail.  I'm assuming you already have to be going to Celebration to take advantage of that?
Title: Re: Changes Coming to HasbroToyShop.com
Post by: Rob on March 22, 2019, 02:48 PM
It would reason that you couldn't skip to the front of the line if you weren't where the line is. 

I'll be there on Sunday, so I went ahead and signed up.  I wonder if they'll have some decent 3.75" exclusives...