Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

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Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

Postby El Duque » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:09 am

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Good news for our Australian members, the BBTS/Amazon shared exclusive Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons will also be available as a Australian Toys"R"Us exclusive! The set is priced at 99.99 AU and listed as "Online Soon". Click here for more details.

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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

Postby Axlmus Prime » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:01 am

Does this mean we could see them in the U.S.?
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Postby El Duque » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:05 am

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Axlmus Prime wrote:Does this mean we could see them in the U.S.?


Doubtful, they've chosen BBTS and Amazon to be their US outlet for the set. Releasing them through TRU Aus is just a way to get them into that particular market.
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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:13 am

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Damn Austrailians (no offense Burn) get all the goodies in-store...

Not that I particularly want this version; still having hopes about those teased G1-esque decoes.
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Postby CBratetron » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:13 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:Damn Austrailians (no offense Burn) get all the goodies in-store...


You're kidding right? Our market is waaaaay smaller. We're still seeing Bumblebees and Cliffjumpers appearing on shelves with the odd Wheeljack. Arcee and Ratchet is still rare to see and with the current glut of Botshots, I have low expectations of seeing any later TF:Prime toys.

At least in the states you have hasbrotoyshop.com to fill in any gaps. Here I often have to resort to ebay prices.
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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:14 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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CBratetron wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Damn Austrailians (no offense Burn) get all the goodies in-store...


You're kidding right? Our market is waaaaay smaller. We're still seeing Bumblebees and Cliffjumpers appearing on shelves with the odd Wheeljack. Arcee and Ratchet is still rare to see and with the current glut of Botshots, I have low expectations of seeing any later TF:Prime toys.

At least in the states you have hasbrotoyshop.com to fill in any gaps. Here I often have to resort to ebay prices.


With the exception of HTS, it's virtually the same. At least, in my local area.
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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:15 pm

CBratetron wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Damn Austrailians (no offense Burn) get all the goodies in-store...


You're kidding right? Our market is waaaaay smaller. We're still seeing Bumblebees and Cliffjumpers appearing on shelves with the odd Wheeljack. Arcee and Ratchet is still rare to see and with the current glut of Botshots, I have low expectations of seeing any later TF:Prime toys.

At least in the states you have hasbrotoyshop.com to fill in any gaps. Here I often have to resort to ebay prices.


Exactly. Thrown in a ridiculous mark-up because our market is smaller, even though the AUD is higher than the USD, and you have all the ingredients as to why so many Australians will shop online.
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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

Postby CBratetron » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:27 pm

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Breakdown 2099 wrote:even though the AUD is higher than the USD, and you have all the ingredients as to why so many Australians will shop online.


Holy SHIZZLESNIT yes! It made sense pre-GFC when our dollar was worth US70c, but with the current exchange rate, it's daylight robbery.
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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

Postby Burn » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:31 pm

Mindmaster wrote:Damn Austrailians (no offense Burn) get all the goodies in-store...


Remind me again how much these figures would cost you guys in retail in the US? :wink:

I found the G1 coloured individuals in K-Mart the other night. $28AU a pop.

Suffice to say I came home, jumped onto Hobbylink Japan and ordered the United versions. Works out slightly cheaper.
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Re: Transformers Generations: Fall of Cybertron G2 Combaticons Available at Toys"R"Us Australia

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:44 pm

CBratetron wrote:
Breakdown 2099 wrote:even though the AUD is higher than the USD, and you have all the ingredients as to why so many Australians will shop online.


Holy SHIZZLESNIT yes! It made sense pre-GFC when our dollar was worth US70c, but with the current exchange rate, it's daylight robbery.


Precisely. The US has 875 Toys R Us stores, we have, ready for it, 35. Talk about having us over the barrel :-(
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