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NFR's Top Toys for 2008 Holiday Season

Transformers News: NFR's Top Toys for 2008 Holiday Season
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2008 10:53am CST
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles, Editorials
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): National Retail Federation

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The National Retail Federation recently conducted a survey amongst holiday shoppers and got the scoop on what consumers say are the hottest toys to grab this Holiday season.

The TRANSFORMERS brand ranked 5th in the top 10 toys for boys catagory, just behind Video Games and the Ninentdo Wii console but beating out Star Wars and XBOX 360.

2008 Top Toys for Boys

1. Video Games
2. Nintendo Wii
3. LEGO
4. Cars (generic)
5. Transformers
6. Elmo
7. Star Wars
8. Hot Wheels
9. Remote Controlled Vehicles
10. Xbox 360


Another interesting report the survey had was that 77 percent of shoppers who participated had less than 10 percent of the their holiday shopping done. In a statement made by NFR President and CEO Tracy Mullen, she cited that “Americans may be hesitant to purchase expensive gifts this holiday season, but personal and practical gifts will resonate most with shoppers this year.” She also said that “Though many companies have already been featuring substantial sales and discounts, retailers may still have a few tricks up their sleeves to attract and entice holiday shoppers.”

Whoa nelly! With Walmart already featuring Transformers Deluxe class figures at $7.77 USD, and TARGET Stores following suit at $7.79 USD for the same class figures, the thought of getting better deals on Transformers figures may just bump Video Games out of that number one spot.

Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest news on Transformers Toys and Products.

Henkei Ironhide - Carded Pictures

Transformers News: Henkei Ironhide - Carded Pictures
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2008 6:31am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Stormrider

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Carded images of Henkei Ironhide have appeared on Yahoo Japan Auctions, revealing the box art. This figure will be released tomorrow along with the previously seen Henkei Galvatron.

Click here to see the original page.

Galvatron can be seen here.


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Masterpiece Thundercracker Box Art - Status Released!

Transformers News: Masterpiece Thundercracker Box Art - Status Released!
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2008 5:46am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): TF08.net

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As we reported here with a somewhat blurry picture of MP Thundercrackers' box art we now have some clearer images of the front and back of the final piece in any seeker fans collection.

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To see the orginal post over at TF08, click here

Now for the best part, Masterpiece Thundercracker is officially out now in Japan!

Transformers Animated Roadbuster Ultra Magnus - Hi Res Photos

Transformers News: Transformers Animated Roadbuster Ultra Magnus - Hi Res Photos
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2008 3:49am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): ACToys, TFClub

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High resolution pictures for Animated Roadbuster have appeared on ACToys. This figure is set to release in the first quarter of 2009. Click here to see the original page.

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Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped?

Transformers News: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped?
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2008 3:19am CST
Categories: Toy News, Rumors
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Ultraconvoy

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Last year, there were rumors that Takara was planning on producing a Henkei Black Optimus Prime. Pictures were shown that looked similar to Classics Nemesis Prime, but featured red windows and a slightly different paint scheme. At the time, people speculated that this mysterious black Prime would surface as an event exclusive. But a year has passed and nothing has appeared. We haven’t seen or heard anything. Was this just an apparition? A prototype produced by Hasbro? Or, a Takara project that never panned out?

eBay seller, Ultraconvoy, recently listed information that may shed some light on this elusive figure. According to the seller, this figure was due to be released as an exclusive, but this may never happen. In Ultraconvoy’s words, he had this to say:

This is an unreleased Classic Black Optimus Prime. I was told it was going to be released for a few conventions in Japan but none were true. I was also told it was coming out for winter fest January 2009 but winter fest is canceled due to building problems. We may never know if this figure will be released. Figure is a testshot/prototype.


It is difficult to confirm the truth at this point. This figure has a few differences compared with the Nemesis Prime version. It has Autobot insignias, red windows, and a slightly different paint scheme. Also the words “Not for sale?Eare stamped on the top.

You can discuss whether or not this is a Hasbro or Takara prototype and whether or not it will ever be produced here.


You can see the original auction here.


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Masterpiece Thundercracker Box Art

Transformers News: Masterpiece Thundercracker Box Art
Date: Wednesday, November 19th 2008 2:38am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): toys_yuen

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Box art for Masterpiece Thundercracker has appeared on eBay. Auction seller, toys_yuen, has posted images of the front and backside of the box. This figure will be released in Japan tomorrow.





You can see the auction here.

Universe Bio: Smokescreen

Transformers News: Universe Bio: Smokescreen
Date: Tuesday, November 18th 2008 6:59pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: BlackMagnus | Credit(s): ACToys

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ACToys has posted an image of Universe Smokescreen's packaging bio which can be seen here- http://img119.imageshack.us/my.php?imag ... n01yq6.jpg

This upcoming figure will fall under the 25th Anniversary banner and will round out the Autobot 350Z trio, also consisting of Prowl and Silver(Blue)streak.

Smokescreen is part of Wave 5(Deluxe) of the Universe line, sharing the wave with Dinobot and is estimated to be released in December.

Target Exclusive Comic Two Packs Sighted

Transformers News: Target Exclusive Comic Two Packs Sighted
Date: Tuesday, November 18th 2008 5:24pm CST
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles, Sightings, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Downshift7

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Seibertron.com member Downshift7 has sighted Target exclusives Springer/Ratbat and Dirge/Roadbuster at a local store. Here's what he had to share:

I went to Target today only to find a huge display of not only of these exclusives but the two ledgends 5pack and the rapaint of Megatron with Jazz also Optimus with Bonecrusher.

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Have you seen new figures released in your area? Let us know by reporting it in our Sightings Forum.

Alternator OP Upgrade Ready for Release

Transformers News: Alternator OP Upgrade Ready for Release
Date: Tuesday, November 18th 2008 2:10am CST
Categories: Toy News, Sponsor News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): BBTS, El Duque

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BBTS has received their shipments of TF Parallax Gas Tanks TFX-ABT-01, from Fansproject. This means that pre-orders will begin shipping this week. This custom gas tank transforms into a gun for Alternator/Binaltech Optimus Prime. It also includes the matrix of leadership. Only 2000 pieces were produced.

Click here to learn more.






Even more images of Universe Smokescreen

Transformers News: Even more images of Universe Smokescreen
Date: Monday, November 17th 2008 12:11pm CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Comus- TF08.net

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Comus of TF08.net, has just posted quite an number of high quality photos of the upcoming Universe Smokescreen. Click here or scroll down and view the images!

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And if by some chance you want to compare him to his G1 toy, why not check out Ryan’s gallery of G1 Smokescreen here.

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