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News From Hasbro Germany

Transformers News: News From Hasbro Germany
Date: Sunday, August 13th 2006 5:58pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Company News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Nevermore of the Trans-Europes Express Group and Transformers @ The Moon

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Nevermore of the Trans-Europes Express Group has recently been in contact with Hasbro Germany. He was able to get some interesting information from the company. Here is what Nevermore reported:

"A few months ago, Hasbro Germany's current Transformers "brand manager" invited me and a few other fans to Hasbro Germany's new offices. Unfortunately, the trip initially wouldn't happen for time reasons, which is why I had an extended phone call with him today instead.

Summary:
- Apparently, European distribution in general is down to the US mother company, who decide on which toys will get released in Europe. The domestic branches don't have much of a say in which individual products they will release and what the case assortments will be.
- Some toys being released in Europe in US packaging (cue Cybertron Starscream in the UK) is due to a combination of sudden demand and a shortage of products. US toys will be shipped to Europe and applied with a sticker, making it legal for the European market.
- The German TV airing of the Armada cartoon three years ago was apparently cut short (20 episodes only) for concerns about "too much violence". Hasbro didn't agree with that decision either, but the TV station was very serious about it.
- The Cybertron toy line will be fully released in Germany (i.e. anything that's available in Europe will also come out in Germany). All size classes will come out (not sure about Supreme Starscream, see below for why).
- High end collectors' items are not considered viable for the German market. As a result, 20th Anniversary Prime might not come out here.
- The movie toyline is already in production. Some people at Hasbro Germany have even seen animatics of the movie.
- The Hasbro Germany guy described the aesthetics of the movie characters as a "quantum leap" as compared to what we've been used to so far, but also admitted that some old school fans might be disappointed.
- There might be a sneak preview of the movie toyline in Hasbro Germany's offices later this year. No photos will be allowed.
- Hasbro Germany hope that the movie line will re-ignite interest in Transformers in Germany.
- Hasbro consider LEGO their biggest competitor for the "Boys Toys" market at least in Europe/Germany.
- Hasbro Germany appear to be VERY eager to cooperate with the fandom. They're willing to participate in contests, and also consider asking fans for help with background information for media coverage.
- As far as Hasbro Germany's PR department is concerned, the live-action TF movie will be the first live action movie based on a toy line. When I mentioned the "Masters of the Universe" movie from the 80s, he said he'll blissfully ignore that one.
- There's one more thing I won't discuss in here - but if it does indeed pan out, Hasbro Germany will earn a lot of respect for their efforts."

Soundwave Reissue Listed in Toys "R" Us Computers?

Transformers News: Soundwave Reissue Listed in Toys "R" Us Computers?
Date: Sunday, August 13th 2006 5:53pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Crosscheck

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The rumors about a Hasbro reissue of Soundwave just will not go away. The latest edition to the rumor mill comes to us from an email from Crosscheck. Crosscheck reported finding a product listing for G1 Soundwave. Here is what Crosscheck emailed us:

"Today I was looking for new Transformers product in the Toys R Us computer system, when I came upon the following entry:

Skn 744209 G1 Soundwave

Another person has information on Soundblaster coming, but the entry here was definitely for Soundwave."

Toys "R" Us 15% Off Sale

Transformers News: Toys "R" Us 15% Off Sale
Date: Sunday, August 13th 2006 5:49pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Toysrus.com and Fatwallet.com

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As we all know Toys "R" Us has recemtly opened their own website. Fatwallet.com has reported that Toysrus.com is offering 15% off everything bought online. The discount will automatically appear at checkout. This sale will last until August 22, 2006.

Snakes on a Transformer - Part 1: Featuring Quickstrike

Transformers News: Snakes on a Transformer - Part 1: Featuring Quickstrike
Date: Sunday, August 13th 2006 2:39am CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Sit Back. Relax. Enjoy Your Fright. I'm pretty damn excited about next weekend's upcoming cult classic "Snakes on a Plane". To show my appreciation, I've put together a few special galleries featuring Samuel L. Jackson and 3 "snake" Transformers. The first gallery features the evil Predacon Quickstrike from Beast Wars. Enjoy!

If you don't have any idea what "Snakes on a Plane" is about, check out the official SnakesOnAPlane.com website. To find out about why people are so crazy about this movie before it even hits theatres on August 18th, check out Wikipedia's entry about Snakes on a Plane.

Snakes on a Transformer - Part 1: Featuring Quickstrike

Here's a special promotional image I created for this theme ...

Snakes on a Transformer

Cybertron Optimus Prime and Wing Saber 2-pack to be Released in Canada?

Transformers News: Cybertron Optimus Prime and Wing Saber 2-pack to be Released in Canada?
Date: Saturday, August 12th 2006 2:39pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Cybertron.ca, AgesThreeAndUp.com

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Ages Three and Up have reported that a listing for a certain 'Cyber Power Transformer' has been found on Canadian Costco computers priced at $34.99.

There is no indication just yet what this 'Cyber Power Transformer' might be but the people at Cybertron.ca are specualting it could be the Canadian release of the Cybertron Optimus Prime and Wing Saber Costco Exclusive 2-pack.

SEIBERTRON.com will keep you informed if and when we receive confirmation on this.

BigBadToyStore Update - August 12th, 2006

Transformers News: BigBadToyStore Update - August 12th, 2006
Date: Saturday, August 12th 2006 2:27pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Joel @ BigBadToyStore.com

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Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a nice new group of new arrivals as well as more new preorders.

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MASTERPIECE VOLTRON: One of the most popular Toynami items of all time, the Masterpiece Voltron set includes all 5 lions and comes packaged in the the 'Forever Mint-In-Box' book-style packaging. This figure is in stock now in limited quantities for $149.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TOY10078&mode=retail


MARVEL LEGENDS GIANT MAN CASE: Not too many of this exclusive wave of figures are left, we opened one case to inspect them and found that all the figures needed to complete the Giant Man 'Build-a-figure' were
included. Lots of cool characters in this wave, be sure to keep your
collection up to date before Hasbro takes over and brings us even more new figures to keep track of. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TBZ10922&mode=retail


MACROSS TRANSFORMABLE 1/100 FIGURES: A new series from Toynami, these figures transform to all three modes and you get Roy, Hikaru, and Max for $15 under MSRP at $59.99 - this has been a very popular line. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TOY10093&mode=retail


PIRATES 2 ACTION FIGURES: A new batch of figures from Zizzle has just arrived including the very cool 12" Jack, Davy Jones, and Will for $54.99. The 3.75" Deluxe figures as well as the giant Ultimate Black Pearl Playset are also in stock. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=220&company=265

DC DIRECT ACTION FIGURES: A wide variety of cool new items, including:

--GREEN LANTERN SERIES 2 SET OF 5: The huge Shark figure joins Manhunter, Guy Gardner, Sinestro, and Salakk in this cool set for $59.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10111&mode=retail

--LOONEY TUNES SERIES 2: This set includes Bugs, Gas-House Gorilla, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. These figures form two separate dioramas and the set of 4 is priced at $57.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10114&mode=retail

--SUPERMAN THROUGH THE AGES SET: A nicely done 4-pack boxed set that includes various versions of superman from the early years to modern storylines. Only $34.99 for this set http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10112&mode=retail

--BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: This statue series continues with the next installment based on the work of Steve Rude - only $49.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DCC10108&mode=retail


ATTACK OF THE LIVING DEAD ZOMBIES: Mezco has just released a fairly grotesque new set of Zombie figures. There are a total of 12 different variations of the 3 figures - we offer them in sets of 3 or a full case of 12. Check them out here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=878

FINAL FANTASY X: Tidus and Auron are now in stock, more Yuna will be arriving soon. Each figure is priced below MSRP at $20.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=144

CHASING AMY SET OF 5: From the mind of Kevin Smith comes the latest set of 'inaction' figures. Chasing Amy set of 5 contains Holden, Alyssa, Banky, Hooper, and Tracer - in stock for $42.37. Don't miss Clerks 2 by the way - funny!!! Maybe we'll see a Donkey inaction figure eventually. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GHD10009&mode=retail

TRANSFORMERS ORION PAX & BLACK VICTORY SABER: A final shipment of Orion Pax has just arrived as well as more of the E-Hobby Robotmasters repaint.
These are priced at $54.99 and $44.99 respectively. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10449&mode=retail
= Orion Pax http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10294&mode=retail
= Victory Saber

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE STATUES: Waves 1 and 2 have been restocked - figures include Clamp Champ, Stinkor, Grizzlor, Snout Spout, Hordak, and Clawful. Preorders for the next 3 series are available so you can get the entire series under control - These are all Four Horsemen Masterpieces http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=483&category=1458

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SOTA'S LEGEND: DARKNESS ON HIS THRONE STATUE: This immense statue measures 18" x 12" x 12" and is limited to only 750 pieces worldwide.
We've worked out a great discount for all who preorder, a full $50 off the MSRP - $199.99 instead of $249.99. Check out the detail on his throne, this item was sculpted by the founder of SOTA himself. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SOT10123&mode=retail


STAR WARS & BATTLESTAR TITANIUM: Hasbro has just announced 8 new Titanium 3" ships - all are repaints of previous ships, but many of the originals have been sold out for quite a while. Up for preorder at $4.99 are TIE Fighter - Dirty Version, Y-Wing Vintage Paint, Droid Tri-Fighter with new weapons, Swamp Speeder Muddy Version with AT-RT Pilots, Snow Speeder Vintage Paint, Republic Gunship Command Version, Naboo Fighter - Blue
Version, and TIE Bomber - Dirty Version. We've also reopened preorders
on all three of the wave 2 Battlestar Galactica Titanium figures as well as preorders on some other sold out SW ships. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=673&company=0&category=1914


STAR WARS GALACTIC HEROES CINEMA SCENES: Hasbro has just released images of these awesome new 10-pack giftsets. Each set is $23.99 or we also
offer all 4 sets for $89.99. Each set comes with an all-new Galactic
Heroes figure that won't be available anywhere else. The packaging is top notch on these so they are great to display as is or to open and enjoy http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=330&category=2809

ANIME GIRLS: Another new round svelte ladies to choose from:

--GUNDAM SEED RAH DX 1/8: These ladies are priced at $44.99 and you can choose from: Fllay Allster, Lacus Clyne, or Cagalli - by Mega House http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=443&category=2882

--INTRON DEPOT: POLICE S.W.A.T. PVC Statue - there would definitely be more crime if you could meet officers like this in the process: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=VIC10000&mode=retail

--TSUKASA BULLET: Mazuki & Mariko each sport small outfits - $54.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1051&category=2881

--PIA CARROT: Miko Saimyouzi PVC Statue - only $25.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT10055&mode=retail

--KING OF FIGHTERS: Mai Shiranui Vinyl Figure, it may be video game based instead of Anime, but she fits right in. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT10056&mode=retail


FRONT MISSION TRADING ARTS FIGURE SET: Here is a cool set of 6 mini-figures based on the hit video game - $49.99 for the set. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT10057&mode=retail

MOSES PLUSH: This large plush is only $1.28 per inch! Get your 14" Moses for $17.99 - he comes with a plush set of The 10 Commandments and arrives in November. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TYV10125&mode=retail

STAR WARS UNLEASHED: New images are now available of the next round of Unleashed Battle Packs - check out all the troop builders, Sith, and Jedi
Here:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=348&company=0&category=1625


Thanks for your interest in www.bigbadtoystore.com and be sure to check out some of the many new arrivals and preorders listed above.

Have a great weekend!

Thanks!
Joel & The BBTS Crew
www.bigbadtoystore.com

Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Prime and Demolisher Found in New Zealand

Transformers News: Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Prime and Demolisher Found in New Zealand
Date: Saturday, August 12th 2006 3:37am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Sightings
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Damolisher

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Damolisher of the SEIBERTRON.com Forums has reported finding Armada repaints, Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Prime and Demolisher at the Warehouse (The Kiwi equivilant to Wal*Mart, or Target, apparently) on his way to Polytech.

Report your sightings and check availablity of Transformers in you area at the SEIBERTRON.com Sighting Section

Kiss Players Convoy Released and is NOT Diecast

Transformers News: Kiss Players Convoy Released and is NOT Diecast
Date: Saturday, August 12th 2006 3:06am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Fan2Fan, Hobbylink Japan, burn

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Fan2Fan have put the rumours to rest in finally confirming that Takara's Kiss Player Convoy contains NO diecast parts, dispite many and various report to the contrary.

Kiss Players Convoy with Melissa was officially released today in Japan. Unlike the Binaltech and Binaltech Asterisk lines that came before him Kiss Players Convoy does not contain diecast parts, a trait normally associated with Hasbros Alternators line. However Takara's version of this figure does feature more paint applications and accessories than the Hasbro version.

This information is further confirmed by the recently updated HobbyLink Japan listing for this figure.

New Transformers Webisodes at Hasbro Action

Transformers News: New Transformers Webisodes at Hasbro Action
Date: Friday, August 11th 2006 11:37am CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Transformers.com

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Hasbro has updated their Action Video Vault. They have now added Beast Wars Webisode 32. Transformers Cybertron episode 50, Unfinished is also now playing at the Action Video Vault. Head over to the Action Video Vault to watch these webisodes!

New Listing in Canadian Costco Computers

Transformers News: New Listing in Canadian Costco Computers
Date: Friday, August 11th 2006 11:29am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Spencer from Ages Three and Up and Cybertron.ca

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Spencer from Ages Three and Up has reported to Cybertron.ca that there is a new listing in Canadian Costco computers. The new listing is for Cyber Power Transformer. The listings shows a price for $34.99. This could be the listing for Optimus Prime and Wing Saber Costco Exclusive.

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