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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Oddimus Prime » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:22 am

Toys R Us Chatham had wave 2 Beast Hunters Cyberverse commanders. Picked up Trailcutter and a couple of Hard Shells. Somehow forgot to but Starscream although they did have him, they are reduced at the moment as well, £6.99 if I recall. Also picked up the Wave 4 deluxes, but my Mrs has persuaded me to keep them back so she can give me them for Christmas.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Neurie » Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:57 pm

Hardshells?

First I've heard of him being out. Missed out on him in San Diego.

Will have a look for the MP 10 when I have to go to the Parcel Force depot for the MP Prowls in a day or so(if they ever get out of customs, 2-4 days my great aunt Arcee).

Well looks like the Tesco Exclusive BH Skylynk and the other one will be the toys to get as they're in the final BH eps. (spoilers sorry).
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:39 pm

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I sent my UK Metroplex back because of this, should have a US version by early next week :)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:46 pm

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby MemphisR56 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:54 am

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Va'al wrote:I ordered a Go! Shockwave. Because why not.


I have considered getting the Shockwave's Lab set from Kapow while it's on sale.

....but... the non show accurate yellow detailing.... :-?


I'm in a bit of a pickle over it. :HEADHURTS:


I saw an unusual oddity in my local Tesco this week.

A seemingly knockoff TF toy that seems to have made it all the way to legitimate store shelves.

It's a 30cm (ish) tall cheap plastic bumblebee, with no transformation or articulation, and very little in terms of paint apps, but seems to have been upscaled from a particularly well detailed figure as the actual sculpt seems very show accurate. I snapped a picture, but it's on my phone and I'm currently posting from work.

Has anybody else seen these? The box is generally very accurate to the prime RiD line's stuff, even down to having all the stuff regarding the TF collectors club on the bottom. But whereas hasbro's normal packaging would have an insert with more packing detail into which the twist ties connect, this simply had a plain cardboard box bottom with the twist ties visible on the outside of the box and just taped down. I didn't think to take note of whether they were plastic, or hasbro's usual paper twist ties, I can't remember.

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:22 am

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It's the Bumblebee that comes in the series of two figures with Optimus Prime: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ure/27530/

So yes, it's official. :D
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:53 pm

look like they'd be good if you wanted to club someone to...well not death...club someone to mild discomfort. or if you're having a firework party or something.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Neurie » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:06 am

look who arrived this morning
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Oddimus Prime » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:04 am

Neurie wrote:look who arrived this morning



To say I'm not jealous of your Masterpiece collection would be a lie.

Loving Prowl, still really need to get hold of a Sideswipe!

I guess I will have to comfort myself with my growing armada of Flying Steve's that I found in Sainsburys this week.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Oddimus Prime » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:12 am

Not sure if this is considered "news" but I hadn't heard these were appearing yet...

Anyway, popped into John Lewis at Bluewater and found a second wave of Tomy Gatcha Arms Microns. They were just kind of dumped on the shelf amongst all the Beast Hunters stuff (nothing new there, but they did have some Hard Shells if anyone was after them.)

The wave includes Bulkhead (that turns into a fist like thing), Megatron (Gun), Arcee (Sword) and a couple of Shield like Turtle things. Excuse my terrible descriptions, I'm not overly up on Arms Microns.

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Unfotunatly for anyone else looking, they only had 6 on display and I kinda bought them all. That say, I do have a couple of doubles if anyone is interested :grin:
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:15 pm

i liked the turtles a lot. bulkhead too. giant fist ftw. arcee and megs were only ok, although if you swap megatron's arms, you can stick a gun on the correct arm.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:48 pm

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Sneaking in to leave this, in case anyone's interested.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Neurie » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:25 pm

Havent found any MP-10s :(

Did find a MP Soundwave, Acidstorm and Metroplex at the Toys R Us in Southampton.

At RORC ended up spending touch too much.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Oddimus Prime » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:16 am

It's all gone a bit quiet here...

Nothing much to report here other than my local Sainsbury's has ramped up its TF stock for Christmas. Cyberverse Wave 3 (Air Vehicon), Commander Wave 2 (lots of Hardshells), Deluxe Wave 4 (Crock Out). They also had some Construct Bots.

I know that's nothing exciting really, but it's good to see the Hardshell wave is getting about a bit. (I didnt buy all of them... although I did buy all the air Vehicons).

Wasn't Shockwave in the same wave as Hardshell in the States? If so, the fact he appears to be missing again leads me to think we wont see him at all over here...
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby craggy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:01 am

Oddimus Prime wrote:
Wasn't Shockwave in the same wave as Hardshell in the States? If so, the fact he appears to be missing again leads me to think we wont see him at all over here...

who knew Hasbro UK were such sticklers for G1 accuracy?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Baron von Blitztank » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:44 am

Anyone seen a Beast Hunters Voyager Shockwave recently?
Been looking around toy shops and supermarkets for one ever since I started University last month and it seems that I've found everyone from that line except him.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby waaaaghlord » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:25 pm

Nope, he seems to be missing from the Euro case assortments.

Anybody else here into the Glyos system figures from Onell Designs (and some other small producers using the same factory)? I've been picking these up for the past couple of months and love the things, completely reconfigurable figures using a universal peg system, based around a 'standard' scale of 2.5" for the humanesque figures.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:31 pm

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craggy wrote:
Oddimus Prime wrote:
Wasn't Shockwave in the same wave as Hardshell in the States? If so, the fact he appears to be missing again leads me to think we wont see him at all over here...

who knew Hasbro UK were such sticklers for G1 accuracy?

This cracked me up oh lord

Also, went to MCM london today-had a great time overall, including seeing a really intense G1 soundwave cosplay. Picked myself up a classics mirage boxed but not sealed for £10, which from what I've heard about it is pretty much a steal
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby SkyWarpsGhost » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:25 am

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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby MemphisR56 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:50 am

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If anyone's after the big Kreo Optimus Prime set Home Bargains have it for £15.99 reduced from £69.99. I bought two sets to use for bits.


I saw him appear in mine after I'd just bought the same set from TK MAXX for £25.
I bought it for the purpose of flipping it online :-x .

Kinda sad about it, but hey, it prompted me to open the box and build the damn thing. It was really fun. Great kit! Though I have duplicates of Kreon Bluestreak, Prime and Skywarp now if anybody's interested. Still sealed in bag.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:05 am

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Picked up a legion air vehicon from tesco-pretty fun, looks quite nice, fits well with the other cyberverse lot. Admittedly limited compared to some in terms of articulation etc, but that's more a reflection on how good the others are than how bad he is, if that makes any sense. It's nice to have him to fill out the ranks a bit more.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby robotmel » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:50 am

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Ive totally missed the boat in regards to picking up the new MP Optimus Prime from Toys R Us now I cant seem to find him.
Has anyone else been into TRU recently where he is in stock and if so where and how much is he (was £100 as far as I remember)?
I thought TRU would have put him back on the shelves for Christmas! :-?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Ravage XK » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:08 am

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MP Prime isn't on their site any more which would suggest that it is out of stock in the main warehouse and the only stock they may have would be in stores. Sucks for those people who were sure it would be discounted at some point and didn't buy.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ArmadaPrime » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:13 am

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Ravage XK wrote:those people who were sure it would be discounted at some point and didn't buy.

Guilty as charged...
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby Va'al » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:25 am

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There were four at my local TRU, I left for a week, came back and they'd all gone. :(

They had been sitting there for months! And I had no money..
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