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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:09 pm

Well if other TRU sightings are anything to go for, then you should find one.
If the wave 1 figures are any indication, you will be able to find them for about another 3 months :P
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Postby Saya » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:12 am

Has anyone gotten anything from Transfiguretoys recently? I'm thinking of getting MP Megatron from them. Are they as fast as they used to be?

ps: where the hell is Ramjet?!
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Postby Fang Wolf » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:24 pm

i_amtrunks wrote:Well if other TRU sightings are anything to go for, then you should find one.
If the wave 1 figures are any indication, you will be able to find them for about another 3 months :P
I'll make a nice little Rodimus shrine then :-? Or him VS Starscream, my ideal leaders. Anyway, a friend of mine said the Megs VS Optimus pack is popping up over western sydney, big whoop, UM VS SW or Jetfire would be better news.
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Postby spiritofcat » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:59 am

Got a Target catalog in my letterbox today.
Has Prime VS Megs 2-pack for $39.99 and Classics Deluxe 2-packs for $45.99. The deluxe 2-pack has a pic of Rodimus VS Starscream. I haven't seen the deluxe 2-packs before and haven't been into the shop to see what the other matchups are yet. Maybe there will be ramjet etc.

I still just want Jetfire.

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I've just emailed casefresh to ask if they're getting any more Jetfires and told them that I know a few other Aussies who haven't found him yet and might buy him from them. I'll let you know how that turns out when I get a reply.

SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:Anyway, a friend of mine said the Megs VS Optimus pack is popping up over western sydney, big whoop, UM VS SW or Jetfire would be better news.

I found a couple of UM VS SW 2-packs in Hornsby Target the other week, and there were a whole bunch of them at Uncle Pete's and Target or Big W in Warringah Mall when I was there the other week too.
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Postby Fang Wolf » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:33 am

Cool, might be hope to get UM & SW near Blacktown yet.
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Postby spiritofcat » Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:34 pm

I got my response from Case Fresh
Case Fresh wrote:Thanks for your inquiry although we regret that we are unable to obtain additional stock of the Jetfire character.

Unfortunately attending Supanova Brisbane is just not viable when we have to transport so much of our stock such a long distance so Case Fresh will not be attending that event.


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I think I'll just have to order him from BBTS. I want Revoltech Megatron too and I doubt he'll make it to AU so BBTS it is.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:39 pm

Revoltech Megatron will never be generally available in Australia, a few hobby shops in capital cities might get him but their prices are always extremely steep.

The Target sale starting tomorrow 8th March is for the Classics Prime vs. Megatron set, and 2 pack of classic figures so I bet they'll get in a whole heap and barely sell any, just like the Cybertron 2 packs.

Ive seen the ad for the Prime vs. Megatron set, its one of Hasbro's worst to date, barely shows the figures at all, instead focusing on the DVD, showing mainly Energon Ironhide :???:
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Postby Saya » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:41 pm

Well, apparrently none of the Big W's near me have Ramjet. Anyone else had better luck?
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Postby Mulla » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:52 pm

Just rang around my closest two. No luck :-(

Give it time though. And I finally got sick of trying desperately to find Jetfire, so eBay it was.
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Postby Fang Wolf » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:52 am

Sad news, I just called Parramatta TRU, I got told NO NEW TF SHIPMENTS FOR 4 MONTHS, so guess what that means? Movie stuff only, gawd I hate this. I am ready to pay a scalper on eBay for Jetfire and go to Casefresh for everything else.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:50 am

Some people at Theyareamongus have found Cliffjumper and Ramjet, but mostly in South Australia, and they always seem to get figures a few weeks ahead of the rest of Australia.

I bet Target, Kmart and the other stores will only get a few more Jetfires in (if they ever do, seeing as they have overstocked with the Prime vs. Megatron set) it'll probably be in the middle of the Movie run. :?
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Postby spiritofcat » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:50 am

SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:Sad news, I just called Parramatta TRU, I got told NO NEW TF SHIPMENTS FOR 4 MONTHS, so guess what that means? Movie stuff only, gawd I hate this. I am ready to pay a scalper on eBay for Jetfire and go to Casefresh for everything else.
Surely you'd be better off with BBTS instead of ebay.
I ordered Jetfire from them today, and pre-ordered Revoltech Megatron.
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Postby Fang Wolf » Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:58 pm

spiritofcat wrote:
SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:Sad news, I just called Parramatta TRU, I got told NO NEW TF SHIPMENTS FOR 4 MONTHS, so guess what that means? Movie stuff only, gawd I hate this. I am ready to pay a scalper on eBay for Jetfire and go to Casefresh for everything else.
Surely you'd be better off with BBTS instead of ebay.
I ordered Jetfire from them today, and pre-ordered Revoltech Megatron.
No credit card mate XP.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:50 pm

SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:
spiritofcat wrote:
SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:Sad news, I just called Parramatta TRU, I got told NO NEW TF SHIPMENTS FOR 4 MONTHS, so guess what that means? Movie stuff only, gawd I hate this. I am ready to pay a scalper on eBay for Jetfire and go to Casefresh for everything else.
Surely you'd be better off with BBTS instead of ebay.
I ordered Jetfire from them today, and pre-ordered Revoltech Megatron.
No credit card mate XP.


And unless you order about US$200 worth of stuff, the shipping expenses just arent worth it. Thats the main reason I dont import figures.

Just a note, Target Blacktown had no Transformers figures from their catalogue sale available, and the staff didnt know why (shock horror). All they had was 3 packs of Classics Wave 1 minicons, half a dozen CD Scattorshots, 2 CD Red Alerts and a Mudflap in a very damaged box.
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Postby Fang Wolf » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:07 pm

I swear, TRU parra should be called "WE EMPLOY MORONS" they did have Titanium, RiD Prime, can I shoot them now?
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Postby Gutsman Heavy » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:57 pm

SuperSaiyajinSasuke wrote:I swear, TRU parra should be called "WE EMPLOY MORONS" they did have Titanium, RiD Prime, can I shoot them now?


yes.

Big W Tea Tree Plaza had a Cliffjumper but no Ramjet :(
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Postby i_amtrunks » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:11 am

Parramatta TRU has been in decline for about 3 years now, the same can be said for Parramatta in general, its really become a place for tweens and teens to hang out and buy coffee and juice.
Castle Hill, Blacktown, Penrith and Mt Druitt are all better Transformers hunting grounds now.

Big W seems to have Cliffjumpers appearing all the time, but no Ramjets.

Can we call Ramjet the deluxe Jetfire?
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Postby i_amtrunks » Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:01 am

Hey some funny news:

Cybertron Soundwave has finally appeared in Kmart at Blacktown about 8 months after the rest of the country. Also restocked Classics Prime, and 3 Mirage's, 2 AStrotrains and about 5 Starscreams in time for their 20% off toys sale starting Thursday.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:43 am

Hey all, just some very important details for you all, from Griffin at ozformers:

Griffin from Ozformers managed to get a response from Hasbro about some yet to be released stuff. So....

(quote from Hasbro AU) The information we have on hand at present is as follows:

- Classics 'Constructicon Devastator' 5-pack set. - No retailers willing to take this product

- Classics Legends (Whirl, Bumblebee, Jetfire, Menasor) - Available Soon (Case Fresh have these already)

- Titanium 'Cheetor' and 'Fallen' - Direct import (We do not distribute) imported by Big W

- Reissue Soundwave - TBA

- Micromaster Aerialbots - NO

- Alternators 'Rumble' and 'Ravage' - No decision on this one yet TBA

And is there going to be more Classics Voyager Jetfire released? - No


So Australia will get no Micromaster Aerialbots, no Classics Devastator and no more Classics Jetfire, its time to buy from on online store or ebay if you haven't got a Jetfire and want one.

On the flipside, Titaniums in an Australia wide chain store is good news. Whether it means they will be a Bog W exclusive is yet to be seen. TRU have skipped Titanium waves already.
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Postby Mulla » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:50 am

Finally scored Jetfire today!

Now before everyone jumps in and asks where from, I had to go the eBay route. Sure as hell had no luck finding him anywhere else, and as i_amtrunks pointed out, looks like I really had no other choice.

No sign of Cliffjumper and Ramjet on my end either, and have yet to see the new Titaniums. Give it time. I hope.......
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Postby i_amtrunks » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:14 pm

Apparently there are more Jetfires out there, but the stores have not put them on shelves yet, its just that there will be no more Classics Jetfires shipping into the country by Hasbro AU.

Someone over at TAAU mentioned that we may have to wait until movie figures grace our shelves, and overstock from Cybertron through Classics might be lumped altogether with Movie merch, but I find that hard to swallow, Transformers toys sell well, at least in the Scout and Deluxe size ranges, stores seem to go through the smaller size classes fairly well, once you get to the Voyagers though, they are just too expensive.
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Postby Saya » Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:27 pm

I got Ramjet off ebay for about $2 more than it would have cost retail. Screw dealing with distribution.
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Postby Gutsman Heavy » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:36 am

that Ramjet is an elusive beast...
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Postby Fang Wolf » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:47 pm

I feel like quiting after that... realy.
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Postby i_amtrunks » Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:59 pm

For those of you who dont mind KO's:

Kmart in Penrith and Mt Druitt both have some KO G1 gestalts available for under $10.

I found them in with the Tonka trucks and whatnot, there are the Yellow renditions of the Constructicons, and more G1 correct colour versions of the Aerialbots and Protectobots.

The quality seems to be better than the KO's you can get from Paddy's markets and various $2 shops. The packaging is open face, so you can see all the componants, the figures as well as the chest plates, weapons feet etc.

I could only find these three, so I assume that there is no Menasor, Bruticus or Computron KO's available.
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