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Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Hyper-Chicken » Tue May 12, 2009 9:05 pm

Credit to Cybertron.ca

Cybertron.ca member megashockwave has posted an interesting item that was found in the Toys R Us Canada Computers.

TRANSFORMERS UNVRS G1 COMMEMORATIVE SRS
($49.99, SKU: 847585, UPC: 653569444213)

With an estimated shipping date of September 2009


If this is true then "F yeah!" because I wasn't collecting back during the first go around and don't want to pay some of the aftermarket prices. If this doesn't hit the US then I will be making a trip up north!
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Mkall » Tue May 12, 2009 9:34 pm

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Thanks for the heads up Hyper-Chicken,

I'm quite interested to see what develops here.
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby 1337W422102 » Tue May 12, 2009 9:58 pm

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$50? This better be something big.
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Blurrz » Tue May 12, 2009 10:11 pm

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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Powersa » Tue May 12, 2009 11:01 pm

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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Mkall » Tue May 12, 2009 11:04 pm

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Powersa wrote:G2 Laser Prime

Not if it says G1 Commemorative :P

Although that would be kickass to see that again at retail
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby First-Aid » Tue May 12, 2009 11:14 pm

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If it didn't say Commemorative series I'd say "oh boy...it's another frickin Unicron repaint..." The question is: who is it? Prime and Magnus were more expensive; Prowl and the others were cheaper. SO someone in size between those two...not the jets...they already did those. Soundwave was $35 too...makes you think, doesn't it? :-?
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby ChrisR291 » Tue May 12, 2009 11:16 pm

What reissues haven't seen a release in America.....

Hound
Predaking
SKy Lynx
Omega Supreme
Mini Bots set 1 and 2
Ironhide
Ratchet
Perceptor
Trail Breaker


hhhmmm....... which one could it be. For 50 bucks... it can't be predaking :evil:
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby emeraldbeacon » Tue May 12, 2009 11:23 pm

1337W422102 wrote:$50? This better be something big.


Probably the "Comic-Con exclusive" Soundwave toy. :lol:
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Editor » Tue May 12, 2009 11:51 pm

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emeraldbeacon wrote:
1337W422102 wrote:$50? This better be something big.


Probably the "Comic-Con exclusive" Soundwave toy. :lol:


Nifty but i would rather it be a large set of cassettes.
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby It Is Him » Wed May 13, 2009 12:07 am

It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Editor » Wed May 13, 2009 12:10 am

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It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A set like that you say,
For even 5 dollars I would not pay.
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby emeraldbeacon » Wed May 13, 2009 12:23 am

It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A Wheelie troop-building set?

...*shudder*

How about 5 repaints of Classics Bumblebee as Hubcap, Bumper, Tap-Out, Glyph, and Wasp?
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Editor » Wed May 13, 2009 12:50 am

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That could be cool but I wouldn't want Hubcap or Bumper as their color schemes are too close to 'Bee.

If they did Glyph, Tap-out I would be interested. Wasp with a modded head would be pure win, And I'd love to see Shattered Bugbite, but I doubt they would do that one.
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Marcdachamp » Wed May 13, 2009 2:21 am

Maybe it's a U.S. release of Masterpiece Grimlock.

Just because it's a "G1 commemorative" doesn't mean it's an actual G1 figure. Here's hoping. :D
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Tigertrack » Wed May 13, 2009 4:22 am

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If the recent Prime re-issue was $70, well, this could be almost anything with enough 'extras'.

It's G1 Jetfire guys, I mean really it is. 8)

Or a G1 Devastator gift set.

You have to think movie tie-ins here! :D
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby capellamusic » Wed May 13, 2009 5:25 am

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Isn't that Canadian dollars? If it is, than it's about $43 USD. Anyway, it's probably the new Soundwave reissue with Ratbat, Buzzsaw, Laserbeak and Ravage. But I'd really like to see new TRU reissues (characters different from the ones on TakaraTomy's Encore series), especially if they show up in the portuguese ToysRUs. On Monday I got a Leader Class Animated Ultra Magnus for about $27.50 USD there on clearance :) .
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Flux Convoy » Wed May 13, 2009 5:51 am

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It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A Wheelie troop-building set?

...*shudder*

How about 5 repaints of Classics Bumblebee as Hubcap, Bumper, Tap-Out, Glyph, and Wasp?

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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Metroplex79 » Wed May 13, 2009 7:15 am

What I'm hoping/praying:

-technically, Ricochet is not an North American reissue...so...I'm hoping we'll get all the other repainted "re-issues", like Artfire, albeit altered so that it won't piss off the vintage collectors. Though I do plan to get the vintage stuff eventually.

-something funny like, Wheeljack made from Sideswipe's body. Re-painted, new stickers, and even a remolded head. :lol:

-seekers with new color schemes, names, and bios.

-repainted and remolded G1 Blurr as Arcee

-1986 movie characters...so many to choose from: Blurr, Kup, Cyclonus, Scourge, Springer, Wreck-Gar, Octane, and/or Gnaw. Since $50 is too much for just a deluxe, maybe add in a Minibot, CD or DVD, and a reprinted Marvel comic book

The pessimist in me says:

-G1 Bumblebee, Pretender Bumblebee (robot only), and Classics Bumblebee as a 3-pack

-If it's Jazz, we'll get the G1 (with 2 less missiles and less stickers), recently released Legends or Action Master version, and an newly released Jazz in Classics form as a 3-pack.

-or 2 recently released deluxes repainted into their G1 counterparts

-Topspin, Twin Twist, and the recently released Roadbuster as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack

-Topspin, Twin Twist, and a repainted Evac as Whirl as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack

-3 repainted recently released basics, and a whole lot of unnecessary packaging, and a comic book

-2 repainted recently released deluxes, and a CD or DVD

-all G1 human characters with various accessories, Spike, Sparkplug, Chip, Carly, Daniel, Dr Archiville, Raul, Shawn (or Sean) Berger, Marissa Fairborne, Dirk Manus, and Astoria Waldorf


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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Diem » Wed May 13, 2009 7:33 am

Metroplex79 wrote:What I'm hoping/praying:



-all G1 human characters with various accessories, Spike, Sparkplug, Chip, Carly, Daniel, Dr Archiville, Raul, Shawn (or Sean) Berger, Marissa Fairborne, Dirk Manus, and Astoria Waldorf[/b]

I would love that. I wish the other Masterpiece Seekers had come with someone other than Arkeville.

Throw in the lass from Return Of Optimus Prime, and that'd be a must-havr.
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby typh0id » Wed May 13, 2009 10:34 am

Metroplex79 wrote:all G1 human characters with various accessories, Spike, Sparkplug, Chip, Carly, Daniel, Dr Archiville, Raul, Shawn (or Sean) Berger, Marissa Fairborne, Dirk Manus, and Astoria Waldorf


I'd buy that...

I'm pretty excited to see what it is either way...
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby emeraldbeacon » Wed May 13, 2009 10:43 am

Metroplex79 wrote:-Topspin, Twin Twist, and the recently released Roadbuster as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack

-Topspin, Twin Twist, and a repainted Evac as Whirl as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack


Some of my repaint concepts along these lines:

Topspin, Twintist: http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=17401
Wreckers Gestalt: http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=17869
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby T-Macksimus » Wed May 13, 2009 11:32 am

Editor wrote:
It Is Him wrote:It's a set of 10 Wheelies. I'm sure of it!


A set like that you say,
For even 5 dollars I would not pay.


You're a bad, bad man and should be in detention! :P Actually, both of you should be...you didn't give me the oppurtunity to make my smart-ass Wheelie remarks first.

Was Roadbuster released in any of the TRU Comm. waves? Him, Whirl and Blaster are the only 3 G1 figures that I can think of that could fit into the size range that might accompany that kins of pricing. The only other option would be a combination set and I can't imagine...wait a minute...Cassette packs. I could see Hasbro doing 4 or 6 packs for $50.00 and they have already started doing other 4 packs recently so mixing up the order and making the TRU Comms. would not really be much of a stretch for them.

Capellamusic had mentioned the Soundwave w/4 tapes idea but I would think they would charge more than $50.00 for that. I'm thinking they should release the tapes we haven't already seen. Maybe give us the Slamdance and Squawkbox sets and maybe Slugfest and Overkill in one box-set.

Personally, I would be thrilled to get a box full of G1 Micro-Masters at this point because I've become disillusioned with the ROTF and Universe lines and TFA never thrilled me to the point where I wanted to start collecting the figures.
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Editor » Wed May 13, 2009 11:43 am

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If it is cassettes, then I hope it likely will just be a repack of the encore Big Mission pack(s).

Then again seeing they are bring him out again is Japan maybe it's the Combaticon pack. Cause I'd buy that.
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Re: Return of TRU Commemorative Series?

Postby Metroplex79 » Wed May 13, 2009 11:54 am

emeraldbeacon wrote:
Metroplex79 wrote:-Topspin, Twin Twist, and the recently released Roadbuster as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack

-Topspin, Twin Twist, and a repainted Evac as Whirl as a 3-pack, and they'll call it the Wreckers Pack


Some of my repaint concepts along these lines:

Topspin, Twintist: http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=17401

I wouldn't be surprised if that's what Hasbro plans to do...but, if they did, that ARM-Cyclonus mold can only be called One Twist...not Twin Twist :lol: :P

Wreckers gestalt? Could work.

What I failed to mention in my above post, is that it would be actual re-issues of the original Topspin and Twin Twist, not repaints. If Hasbro actually did that, would that stimulate the secondary market for vintage Jumpstarters? :lol: :P

I didn't mention cassettes as several posts mentioned them already. Though I could go for repainted cassettes with new names and bios...red chromed weapons on a black colored Frenzy/Rumble mold, anyone?
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