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Global Recession hits toy factories in China

Transformers News: Global Recession hits toy factories in China
Date: Sunday, October 19th 2008 10:42pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Associated Press

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Toy factories in Pearl River Delta of Guangdong are feeling the pinch felt across the globe as spending by consumers declines. Many factories have shut down and unemployment is rising in the area. How does that affect us? Well, Transformers come from factories in that area.

Experts also believe more factories will be shutting down in the near future, thereby raising the price on toys. With fewer producers of toys in China, American companies will have to compete to keep the remaining Chinese factories producing their products.

The article goes on to talk about how companies have been cutting corners to satisfy the demand without raising the prices, which explains some of the shoddy paint work and quality issues regarding newer releases. Click here to read the full article.

Gone! - HTS sold out of Overkill and 4 pack deal

Transformers News: Gone! - HTS sold out of Overkill and 4 pack deal
Date: Sunday, October 19th 2008 10:19pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Hasbrotoyshop.com

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If you were on the fence and unsure whether to buy it or not, Hasbrotoyshop.com has made up your mind for you. Transformers Universe Special Edition: Overkill is now listed as sold out, as a result, so is the 4 pack deal to order all 4 Special Edition releases.

With Overkill selling out this quickly, it's only a matter of time before Dragstrip, Megatron, and Optimus Prime disappear too! Get yours now before their gone by clicking here. Don't forget you can get 20% off using the MDCREW code, which DOES work on the Special Edition figures.

It is unknown if there is a chance of Hasbrotoyshop.com restocking again, like they have on previously sold out items. Seibertron.com will update our readers if Overkill ever becomes available again on Hasbrotoyshop.com

Big Lots recalling KO Transformers!

Transformers News: Big Lots recalling KO Transformers!
Date: Sunday, October 19th 2008 2:33pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News, Knock Offs
Posted by: Dead Metal | Credit(s): tfw2005.com, TheDevastator, Superquad7

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tfw2005.com member TheDevastator has posted that the over sized Transformers Legends of Cybertron combiners are now being recalled.
Read the original thread here.

Or read below:

On October 17th of this year an email was sent out to Big Lots stores notifying them of a recall on the individually carded over-sized LOC bootleg figures. The next day, they sent a notice recalling the LOC bootleg combiners.

As stated in the email, the toys do not present a safety hazard. This is in fact a legal (copyright) recall. All of these toys will be pulled from the selves of Big Lots and destroyed. Even if you were to find these toys still on the selves, they should ring up on the register as "not for sale" or some other recall notice.

Thanks to Superquad7 for this image of one of the items being pulled:
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This added to the removal of most bootlegs from ebay and various other websites is further evidence of Hasbro's dedication to removing bootleg Transformers from the market.


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25th Anniversary G1 Optimus Prime Found At Retail!?!

Transformers News: 25th Anniversary G1 Optimus Prime Found At Retail!?!
Date: Sunday, October 19th 2008 6:36am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): iheartarcee@TFW2005

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According to sources, and yes, they have picture, and receipt proof, the 25th Anniversary Optimus Prime set was bought at retail at a Walmart in Utah for $69.97.

The set includes G1 Optimus Prime, Belt Clip Autobot Symbol Voice Box, a reprint of Marvel Transformers #1, and a DVD of the first 3 Generation 1 episodes.

Found this exclusive. Please share this information in our sightings database, and sightings forum.

Target Transformers Deluxe Sale!

Transformers News: Target Transformers Deluxe Sale!
Date: Sunday, October 19th 2008 6:25am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Target Weekly Flyer, Target.com

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This week, October 19th through October 25th, Target stores in the United States are advertising $8 deluxe Transformers toys including Movie, Animated, and Universe lines ("Their lowest price of the season"). According to the add, other select Transformers are on sale too.

You can see the online flyer advertising this sale here.

So for those having trouble finding a Walmart near them carrying $7.77 deluxes, try Target for a competitive sale price this week.

This also applies to online purchases of deluxe toys, and those select few--looks to be Universe Ultras and Voyagers.



The new exclusive toys are also listed online, but not ready for order yet.

New Shadow Commander Pics and Video of City Commander

Transformers News: New Shadow Commander Pics and Video of City Commander
Date: Saturday, October 18th 2008 11:35am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Media, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Venksta

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Siebertron.com member Venksta has just informed us of and update done on Fans Project website showing new pictures of the Shadow Commander upgrade set that is meant for the SDCC 2008 Exclusive Nemesis Prime. Included in the pics are retools done to the mold showing improvements made on the figure and the new addition of a pink/red clear saber and its storage.

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And thats not even all the pics.

Also, they have updated with an animation of City Commander transforming, done in the style of Galaxy Force/Cybertron.

New Video of City Commander Transformation

Click here to see all the pics of this new upgrade set.

First Look at Classics Combaticon Repaints?

Transformers News: First Look at Classics Combaticon Repaints?
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 9:37pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): attackautobots, Allspark.com

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User attackautobots of Allspark.com has found some images of the previously reported Energon Bruticus Maximus/Combaticon repaint set, rumoured to be re-released as part of the Universe/Classics line.

See the images by clicking here.

And for an extensive photo gallery of the original Bruticus Maximus from the Energon series, visit the seibertron.com gallery here.

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New Animated figures at Hasbro Toy Shop!

Transformers News: New Animated figures at Hasbro Toy Shop!
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 7:38pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: City Commander | Credit(s): ZenPrime, Travis Galbraith

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Three new products have been entered into the hasbro toy shop system: Animated Shockwave, Animated Skywarp, and a preorder for Animated Swindle- set for a december release.


Now would be a great time to grab these products, using the promotional code previously reported.

New Hasbro Promo Code For 20% Off!

Transformers News: New Hasbro Promo Code For 20% Off!
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 5:00pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: BlackMagnus | Credit(s): jedi prime 1 of the TFW2005 boards

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http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ is offering a new promotional code, for 20% off your total purchase! The code, which is the following: MDCREW, was given to McDonalds employees in conjuction with the Monopoly game.

The code was provided by jediprime1 of the TFW boards.

This code is good until 11/17/09 until 11:59 PM and apparently, is good on HTS exclusives as well.

Enjoy and happy shopping!

New Hasbro Trademark applications - Gobots?!

Transformers News: New Hasbro Trademark applications - Gobots?!
Date: Friday, October 17th 2008 1:39pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles, Rumors, Company News
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Transformers @ The Moon

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Our friends at Transfromers @ The Moonhave discovered three new trademark applications for Hasbro's Transformers. It also may seem from the beginning that none of these trademarks have anything to do with each other at this time.

The first of the three trademarks is Sparkplug, who was a human character in G1, then a Minicon in Armada, then a robot dog in Animated. Could an Animated Sparkplug toy be on the way? Much like other roleplay toys released in Unicron Trilogy?

The second seems to have Movie connotations, as it's Cyberglyphics. This could be the official designation for the weird markings on the Allspark Cube from the first movie and any other Cybertronian writings we may see in the sequel.

(News Administrator's note: The "Cyberglyphics" sounds very much like the special "hieroglyphics" that seem to appear on the Transformers characters, information which the Seibertron.com "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" insider broke read here.)

Lastly, Leader-1 is returning...but as what? He was first seen as the leader of the Guardians in Gobots and then he was made into a simple Minicon in Armada. Could we be looking at yet another repaint from the Classic's Seeker mold?

As more news regarding these trademarks develops, we will let you know!

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