Walmart and NECA's AutoT An Auto Mess???

by Jay Cochran
October 20, 2022
NECA and Walmart earlier this month launched what they called AutoT which was meant to allow folks to be able to purchase 3 TMNT exclusive figures with the Mirage Comics Black And White Shredder, Black And White FOOT Soldier and Renet Blue Variant figures. Starting on October 15 the figures were supposed to be available at physical Walmart stores. Well according to EachSoldSeparately what is showing up at stores are cards which features UPC #'s for the figures, but not the figures themselves. I guess the cards are meant to be redeemable for the figures, but here is the problem. People apparently can just manually enter in the UPC's from the cards at the register and be able to buy them without having the actual cards. So it seems like they are going to end up with more sales than actual figures since I don't think this is a made to pre-order type deal.

The moral of this story seems to be that I wouldn't pay for the figures unless the store has the actual figures in stock.
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TroyToy - 2022-10-26 @ 2:44 pm

People ringing up the same Auto-T barcode opposed to the stupid "exclusive card" is good enough for NECA. Stupid zippos don't want to make "too many" units or "the Ebay scalpers will get upset and start devaluing their toys"... as if that could possibly be true!! They make @##@@ amazing toys for ADULTS. I just don't understand it.

What makes sense to me is their products; being geared for kids with jobs and licenses to buy beer, Neca should ALWAYS have Pre-order buttons on their website that function as long as people are willing to click the @##@@ thing and PAY. They could relist EVERY past item, Casey & Foot 2 Pack, April Foot 2 Pack, SOTO 4 Pack, etc! Is that not enough ASSURED millions for you, you pitifully dumb ass people?

ucsf - 2022-10-22 @ 1:45 pm

This looks to be poor execution. Thanks for the heads-up, it will be really interesting to see what will the two company do with this situation.

PlasticMemories - 2022-10-20 @ 9:51 pm

Has anyone actually received these figures yet? I entered my code on the AutoT website and they marked it shipped but there's no tracking and nothing has arrived.

AquaManly - 2022-10-20 @ 9:31 pm

To me this represents a company that heard NFTs were the future and heard the millions they could make of of sales between scalpers and collectors. CEOtold employees to come up with something. But then the NFT market crashed and instead of shelving their plans went ahead anyway well after the crash no matter the backlash.

UnknownQuantity - 2022-10-08 @ 12:35 am

You know what's awesome? When NECA offers their TMNT figures for sale on their website directly, and people can just buy it, and not worry about scalpers and time limits.

Good times.

RhynoToxxen - 2022-10-07 @ 7:51 pm

This has sold out immediately again. Love this.

PlasticMemories - 2022-10-06 @ 2:18 pm

Already sold out?

JayC - 2022-10-06 @ 12:13 pm

Earlier this week Walmart and NECA had announced via a press release they were teaming up with a new way of bringing folks collectibles through what they called AutoT.Today we present the following video made for comedic purposes that explains all that

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