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Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com

Transformers News: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 9:48PM CDT

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Target.com has updated their website to include a listing for their exclusive Age of Extinction two-pack of Optimus Prime and Grimlock, and so far, it's listed as in-stock! As a refresher for those who are unaware of this anticipated exclusive, Optimus Prime is a chromed redeco of the Dark of the Moon Deluxe, with a sword borrowed from Generation One Predacon Rampage, and Fall of Cybertron Grimlock with a slavish Generation One-inspired redeco, complete with chromed pecks!

Curiously, the listing names Grimlock as "Ivan", which was Grimlock's codename during production to combat leaks.

To order your set, visit the page here!

Transformers News: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com

Transformers News: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com
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Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578536)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 31st, 2014 @ 9:52pm CDT
Trying to order that wonderful set now!

They also have the exclusive Grimlock/Prime Constructbots set, White Knight crash and change, and the White Titan figure.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578540)
Posted by It Is Him on May 31st, 2014 @ 10:32pm CDT
Didn't notice the sword is a g1 accessory! That's such a wonderfully strange touch.
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Posted by Mindmaster on May 31st, 2014 @ 10:37pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:Didn't notice the sword is a g1 accessory! That's such a wonderfully strange touch.


They seem to doing stuff like that a lot recently. The two that come to mind immediately include Platinum Edition Predaking coming with the Star Saber that came with Beast Hunters Commander-class Optimus Prime, and the upcoming Age of Extinction Evolutions Grimlock set that gives the "classic" Grimlock a red version of Generation One Razorclaw's sword.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578542)
Posted by omega666 on May 31st, 2014 @ 10:43pm CDT
Does no one know how to transform these when taking the pictures? :???:
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578543)
Posted by It Is Him on May 31st, 2014 @ 10:43pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Didn't notice the sword is a g1 accessory! That's such a wonderfully strange touch.


They seem to doing stuff like that a lot recently. The two that come to mind immediately include Platinum Edition Predaking coming with the Star Saber that came with Beast Hunters Commander-class Optimus Prime, and the upcoming Age of Extinction Evolutions Grimlock set that gives the "classic" Grimlock a red version of Generation One Razorclaw's sword.


Didnt know a out that one either. A red Razorclaw sword almost makes me want that set. Almost.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578546)
Posted by Rated X on May 31st, 2014 @ 10:48pm CDT
I want the grimlock, but that prime... :SICK:
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578547)
Posted by dedcat on May 31st, 2014 @ 10:50pm CDT
here is a tip - apply for a red card first and save yourself $6 shipping.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on May 31st, 2014 @ 10:52pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Didn't notice the sword is a g1 accessory! That's such a wonderfully strange touch.


They seem to doing stuff like that a lot recently. The two that come to mind immediately include Platinum Edition Predaking coming with the Star Saber that came with Beast Hunters Commander-class Optimus Prime, and the upcoming Age of Extinction Evolutions Grimlock set that gives the "classic" Grimlock a red version of Generation One Razorclaw's sword.


Didnt know a out that one either. A red Razorclaw sword almost makes me want that set. Almost.


I've heard that there will be a set of G1 Predacons' swords available for the BotCon set this year.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578549)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 31st, 2014 @ 10:52pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I want the grimlock, but that prime... :SICK:
It's at least the best looking of all the Silver Knight Optimus Prime toys since it's both a decent mold and actually silver instead of that ugly dull gray that the rest of the Silver Knight OPs are. :)
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578554)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on May 31st, 2014 @ 11:26pm CDT
Thry also have a few other Taget-exclusive items up, the Construct-Bots Grimlock/Optimus two-pack, the gray Smash and Change Prime, and the non-transforming Silver Knight Optimus Prime. In case anyone cares about any of those.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578568)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 1st, 2014 @ 1:43am CDT
wow $30 i would've thought it be higher than that, but i have no reason to get this i have both molds & neither are good enough to buy again. Only way id pick this up is if it were on clearance for a really good price.
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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on June 1st, 2014 @ 1:54am CDT
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578583)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 1st, 2014 @ 7:00am CDT
I kinda want these.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 1st, 2014 @ 8:16am CDT
I'll be looking into getting both the Grimlock & Prime set, you can't really beat the DotM Deluxe mold, as well as the Kre-O Grimlock for the Grimlock Kreon alone. Just need a spare black Soundwave helmet :lol:
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Posted by william-james88 on June 1st, 2014 @ 8:49am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'll be looking into getting both the Grimlock & Prime set, you can't really beat the DotM Deluxe mold, as well as the Kre-O Grimlock for the Grimlock Kreon alone. Just need a spare black Soundwave helmet :lol:



I dont have the DOTM Deluxe Prime mold yet, what makes it so unbeatable?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 1st, 2014 @ 8:58am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'll be looking into getting both the Grimlock & Prime set, you can't really beat the DotM Deluxe mold, as well as the Kre-O Grimlock for the Grimlock Kreon alone. Just need a spare black Soundwave helmet :lol:



I dont have the DOTM Deluxe Prime mold yet, what makes it so unbeatable?


I consider it a different take on Movie Prime. Sure, he has the hood for a backpack and the vehicle mode is nothing to write home about, but the transformation is adequate given the limitations of working with Deluxe Scale (can't really replicate the Leader's transformation without panels getting to thin, can you) and his articulation doesn't suffer at all, except for the feet, and the robot mode is clean looking. It's worth checking out, just because it's not more ambitious than it should be.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on June 1st, 2014 @ 9:41am CDT
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Even better, the Kre-O Grimlock set is $25.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578625)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 1st, 2014 @ 12:29pm CDT
I can't believe I'm saying this but, this is the best looking Optimus Prime toy in my life. I don't care if it's a repaint. Sorry Galaxy Force Optimus Prime. :-(
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 1st, 2014 @ 12:34pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Didn't notice the sword is a g1 accessory! That's such a wonderfully strange touch.


They seem to doing stuff like that a lot recently. The two that come to mind immediately include Platinum Edition Predaking coming with the Star Saber that came with Beast Hunters Commander-class Optimus Prime, and the upcoming Age of Extinction Evolutions Grimlock set that gives the "classic" Grimlock a red version of Generation One Razorclaw's sword.
"Upcoming"? I just saw a big pile of that 2-pack in the Westland MI TRU yesterday! Is it really not out anywhere else yet?

I couldn't afford him after the MP Grimlock I got Friday, so I had to pass on the Evolutions Strafe too, and Stroop sold out almost as fast since the regular Generations toy hasn't shown up yet AFAIK.
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Posted by leokearon on June 1st, 2014 @ 12:59pm CDT
The prime/Grimlock two pack looks great. I hoping Tesco will done some Target Exclusives like they did with the Predacon Rising exclusives, though with the insane price they are currently charging for AOE toys, it probably won't be worth it.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578647)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 1st, 2014 @ 1:53pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:"Upcoming"? I just saw a big pile of that 2-pack in the Westland MI TRU yesterday! Is it really not out anywhere else yet?


Apparently not, it seems. We haven't received any reports until you piped up.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 1st, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:"Upcoming"? I just saw a big pile of that 2-pack in the Westland MI TRU yesterday! Is it really not out anywhere else yet?


Apparently not, it seems. We haven't received any reports until you piped up.


This is the one with Energon Grimlock right?
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1578672)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 1st, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Just got back from TRU and they had the Evolution 2-Packs for both Grimlock and Strafe.

Upon closer examination of the Grimlock one, turns out the AOE Voyager Grimlock in that set has quite a lot of deco differences from the regular single-packed version. A black face and a lot more black and silver details on the torso, for instance.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 1st, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'll be looking into getting both the Grimlock & Prime set, you can't really beat the DotM Deluxe mold, as well as the Kre-O Grimlock for the Grimlock Kreon alone. Just need a spare black Soundwave helmet :lol:



I dont have the DOTM Deluxe Prime mold yet, what makes it so unbeatable?


I consider it a different take on Movie Prime. Sure, he has the hood for a backpack and the vehicle mode is nothing to write home about, but the transformation is adequate given the limitations of working with Deluxe Scale (can't really replicate the Leader's transformation without panels getting to thin, can you) and his articulation doesn't suffer at all, except for the feet, and the robot mode is clean looking. It's worth checking out, just because it's not more ambitious than it should be.


I thought it was nice because at the time Smaller scale Optimus Prime's were few and far between. The transformation was a pleasure too and you don't really notice the cab on back since it thickens the bot out a bit.
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 1st, 2014 @ 4:26pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Didn't notice the sword is a g1 accessory! That's such a wonderfully strange touch.


They seem to doing stuff like that a lot recently. The two that come to mind immediately include Platinum Edition Predaking coming with the Star Saber that came with Beast Hunters Commander-class Optimus Prime, and the upcoming Age of Extinction Evolutions Grimlock set that gives the "classic" Grimlock a red version of Generation One Razorclaw's sword.


Didnt know a out that one either. A red Razorclaw sword almost makes me want that set. Almost.


Took a bit for the realization to hit, but that would also mean they fixed the hands on the Energon Grimlock mold so he can actually hold stuff, wouldn't it? Because if so, that would make me happy.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 1st, 2014 @ 4:29pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:"Upcoming"? I just saw a big pile of that 2-pack in the Westland MI TRU yesterday! Is it really not out anywhere else yet?


Apparently not, it seems. We haven't received any reports until you piped up.


This is the one with Energon Grimlock right?


Sure is. To avoid further confusion:

Toys "R" Us
Evolution 2-pack Grimlock: Energon Grimlock and AoE Voyager Grimlock

Target
Grimlock & Silver Knight Optimus Prime: Generations Grimlock & DotM Deluxe Optimus Prime

Walmart
Grimlock & Optimus Prime: Energon Cruellock repaint and RotF Legends Optimus Prime

Platinum Edition
Optimus Prime & Grimlock: Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and AoE Voyager Grimlock

Too many Prime and Grim pairings! :BOOM:
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Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 1st, 2014 @ 4:40pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:"Upcoming"? I just saw a big pile of that 2-pack in the Westland MI TRU yesterday! Is it really not out anywhere else yet?


Apparently not, it seems. We haven't received any reports until you piped up.


This is the one with Energon Grimlock right?


Sure is. To avoid further confusion:

Toys "R" Us
Evolution 2-pack Grimlock: Energon Grimlock and AoE Voyager Grimlock

Target
Grimlock & Silver Knight Optimus Prime: Generations Grimlock & DotM Deluxe Optimus Prime

Walmart
Grimlock & Optimus Prime: Energon Cruellock repaint and RotF Legends Optimus Prime

Platinum Edition
Optimus Prime & Grimlock: Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and AoE Voyager Grimlock

Too many Prime and Grim pairings! :BOOM:


There's also the OTHER Target exclusive Prime and Grimlock two-pack: Construct-Bots.

If anyone other than me cares about those.
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Posted by Zobovor on June 1st, 2014 @ 9:05pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:Zobovor, you seemed to clip out certain bullet points from my post while neglecting the others that I believe would have answered your questions before you asked them.


For the sake of brevity, I only quoted the parts of your post that I wanted to address directly. I apologize if I seemed needlessly selective.

It's a non-issue not because it doesn't exist, but because it doesn't affect the manufacture of toys in the catastrophic way many fans believe it does.


I'm going to conditionally agree with that. I think it's also possible that, with the advent of innovations like gated molds, pre-planned alternate heads, etc. it's quite possible that Hasbro is now creating multiple molds deliberately for toys they know will enjoy multiple production runs. You just know that when they created Classics Starscream in 2006, they knew they would eventually turn him into Skywarp and Thundercracker, and perhaps Ramjet, Thrust, and Dirge as well. We got "regular" Decepticon jets after we got our first "conehead" jet, and there's no evidence that they were just retooling the mold every single time (like they did when they turned Cliffjumper into Hubcap and then back to Cliffjumper, or when they turned Hot Rod into a Targetmaster and then back again). There had to have been multiple molds from the onset.

For instance, Sunstreaker was never remolded or redecoed at all, so maybe the original molds are so scare, they've been misplaced over time. On the other hand, you have molds that never say die, like G1 Optimus and Soundwave, which have each gone through several revisions, but nonetheless, endure.


Sunstreaker existed in both a red Diaclone color scheme as well as a Prowl-like police car deco, so by the time we got him for G1 it was actually the third use of the mold. (He got at least one more production run after that as part of the Classics assortment for the European market.) Takara has specifically identified Sunstreaker's mold as one that was either lost, or too damaged to repair, which is why he's never gotten an official G1 reissue. It's obviously possible to reverse-engineer an old Sunstreaker toy to create new molds (that's how Zhong Jin produced their unofficial Chinese knockoff), but for whatever reason, Takara's not willing to do it. Maybe because he's not iconic or doesn't have enough redeco potential.

Incidentally, Takara did have to recreate the molds for all of Optimus Prime's die-cast parts before they came up with the first G1 reissue. It follows logically that if they can do this for a toy's feet and chest, they can do it for the entire toy. It frustrates me that the G1 reissues seem to be dead in the water.

Even if reverse engineering a mold takes money, it must still not be that prohibitive of a cost that knock-off/bootlegs can't turn a tidy profit. If it didn't, no one would bother.


They probably figure that after the initial tooling costs, they have to sell x amount of units to break even. It's got to be really difficult to determine what the demand will be for a specific toy, though. (I'm really surprised they've ventured into fringe toys like Grand Slam and Raindance. I wouldn't have thought there would be a market for them at all.)

So, you can see how eyes can roll when another retool or repaint of a popular mold comes along and people panic that it will flop around like a rag doll and fit together like a Sweedish CD rack, just because they've seen that mold before.


I totally agree that revisiting an old mold does not automatically equal a floppy toy. What I was mainly addressing, honestly, was what you and others seemed to be saying, which I essentially took as, "There's no such thing as mold fatigue! Can't we put that rumor to rest?"

Thanks for the interesting discussion. In practice, tend to stay away from the numerous message boards because my past experience has been that they seem predominantly inhabited by children. No offense meant towards anyone; that's just been my impression. It's nice to know there are folks here who can carry on a stimulating conversation!


Zob
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Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:00am CDT
Zobovor wrote:Thanks for the interesting discussion. In practice, tend to stay away from the numerous message boards because my past experience has been that they seem predominantly inhabited by children. No offense meant towards anyone; that's just been my impression. It's nice to know there are folks here who can carry on a stimulating conversation!


Zob


You're quite welcome! :)

Yes, a lot of internet forums are less than civil (and even here there are occasional issues) but stick around, and you'll find a great group of enthusiastic Transformers fans with whom to share your hobby.
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Posted by william-james88 on June 2nd, 2014 @ 9:02am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
You're quite welcome! :)

Yes, a lot of internet forums are less than civil (and even here there are occasional issues) but stick around, and you'll find a great group of enthusiastic Transformers fans with whom to share your hobby.


I am quite impressed with this forum as well. There are times when I see some people trying to start a small fire but it is quickly extinguished by very calm fans before anything happens. Also, it seems any frustration we have is at the distribution system and the comapnies themselves and thus we take it out on them instead of eachother :) It's a good thing Hasbro's camera man isn't reading these posts and if he is, he is doing a very good job at not taking things personally :lol:
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Posted by Metro Prime on June 2nd, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
You're quite welcome! :)

Yes, a lot of internet forums are less than civil (and even here there are occasional issues) but stick around, and you'll find a great group of enthusiastic Transformers fans with whom to share your hobby.


I am quite impressed with this forum as well. There are times when I see some people trying to start a small fire but it is quickly extinguished by very calm fans before anything happens. Also, it seems any frustration we have is at the distribution system and the comapnies themselves and thus we take it out on them instead of eachother :) It's a good thing Hasbro's camera man isn't reading these posts and if he is, he is doing a very good job at not taking things personally :lol:

I'm calling it now. The next time we get a figure with posable fingers, the people who do the stock photos will make it give us the finger.
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 2nd, 2014 @ 11:08am CDT
:shock: Slightly off topic but I didn't know Zobovor was on this forum. 8)

Metro Prime wrote:I'm calling it now. The next time we get a figure with posable fingers, the people who do the stock photos will make it give us the finger.
If they haven't done it by now, I don't think they will. :P
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Posted by leokearon on June 2nd, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but on the new Kre-O AOE Micro Changers where on the packaging is the code that tells you what's inside. I saw tehm in SMYTHS today and I had the code numbers but I couldn't see the unique code number.
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Posted by william-james88 on June 2nd, 2014 @ 12:02pm CDT
leokearon wrote:Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but on the new Kre-O AOE Micro Changers where on the packaging is the code that tells you what's inside. I saw tehm in SMYTHS today and I had the code numbers but I couldn't see the unique code number.


It's the right thread, those are part of the Age of Extinction Line.

I got some yesterday at the cinema of all places, they were 1$ each and just like you, the codes were not there. They actually apply a white sticker over the bar code and that sticker has the same type of adhesive that some price stickers do where you cant take them off easily (as a precaution over people swapping). I think companies (or stores) caught on to the fact that the bar code defeats the purpose of buying a surprise figure and thus (especially when discounted) they use this white sticker as a preventive measure.

But I didnt mind. I got 5 for 5 $cdn and my only double was Trypticon, sounds fair.
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Posted by leokearon on June 2nd, 2014 @ 12:07pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
leokearon wrote:Sorry if this is the wrong thread, but on the new Kre-O AOE Micro Changers where on the packaging is the code that tells you what's inside. I saw tehm in SMYTHS today and I had the code numbers but I couldn't see the unique code number.


It's the right thread, those are part of the Age of Extinction Line.

I got some yesterday at the cinema of all places, they were 1$ each and just like you, the codes were not there. They actually apply a white sticker over the bar code and that sticker has the same type of adhesive that some price stickers do where you cant take them off easily (as a precaution over people swapping). I think companies (or stores) caught on to the fact that the bar code defeats the purpose of buying a surprise figure and thus (especially when discounted) they use this white sticker as a preventive measure.

But I didnt mind. I got 5 for 5 $cdn and my only double was Trypticon, sounds fair.


That's annoying, I remember I got a couple of the very first wave a while back and the number was on the front of the packaging, I was hoping ti would be the same with these ones.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on June 2nd, 2014 @ 12:07pm CDT
$1 Kreons, WHAAT?! Where? Which theater/state/country?
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Posted by william-james88 on June 2nd, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:$1 Kreons, WHAAT?! Where? Which theater/state/country?



Ok, I will give the specifics, it is at the Colossus theatre in Laval, Quebec, Canada

If you feel any bit jealous remember the following: Quebec does not get any toysrus exclusives due to a lack of french on the packaging and instructions and they cant even be ordered online if the shipping adress is in Quebec.

Just to say that its fun to win sometimes
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Posted by Va'al on June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
That Target exclusive Transformers: Age of Extinction ContructBot Silver Knight Optimus Prime and Grimlock hard to find in stores? We got you covered. Check out the online listing for the set right here! The two are repaints of the previously released ConstructBots Grimlock and Dino Rider Optimus, and are currently priced at $14.99. Get yours before it sells out!

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Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 2nd, 2014 @ 2:24pm CDT
Va'al wrote:That Target exclusive Transformers: Age of Extinction ContructBot Silver Knight Optimus Prime and Grimlock hard to find in stores? We got you covered. Check out the online listing for the set right here! The two are repaints of the previously released ConstructBots Grimlock and Dino Rider Optimus, and are currently priced at $14.99. Get yours before it sells out!


I could have sworn I said something about that (and the Titan Hero and Smash and Change Silver Knight Primes) being available last night. Do I get news credit? :grin:

Anyhow, ordered mine last night, looking forward to getting it in-hand!
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Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 3rd, 2014 @ 8:37am CDT
How many :BOT: have been released in this line so far? And how many :CON: ? Can someone please explain this? I was at a TRU yesterday and it just hit me like a brick.

Like few I'm not a fine of the movies and this line like all the others (but I've got some figures like any acception to any rule) before but I think that blows only showing love for Autobots like this. Is there something I'm missing or is there a method to this madness? Perhaps there will be a wave containing only Decepticons. :APPLAUSE:

Yeah this bugs me some being a fan and a :CON: inside. :VEHI:
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Posted by Sabrblade on June 3rd, 2014 @ 8:43am CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:How many :BOT: have been released in this line so far? And how many :CON: ? Can someone please explain this? I was at a TRU yesterday and it just hit me like a brick.
The only Decepticons we've heard about getting toys in this line are Lockdown, Galvatron, Stinger, and Junkheap.

All of whom are either certainly not or possibly not Decepticons in the actual movie.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 3rd, 2014 @ 9:16am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:How many :BOT: have been released in this line so far? And how many :CON: ? Can someone please explain this? I was at a TRU yesterday and it just hit me like a brick.
The only Decepticons we've heard about getting toys in this line are Lockdown, Galvatron, Stinger, and Junkheap.

All of whom are either certainly not or possibly not Decepticons in the actual movie.


And remember, Hasbro does have a penchant to labeling "bad guy" toys as Decepticons purely for Marketing reasons. Case in point: Cybertron and Universe 2008 Unicron.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1579067)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 3rd, 2014 @ 9:21am CDT
Any idea when we might see the next wave hit shelves?

Also, any idea which wave Snarl and Slog are going to be part of?
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1579070)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 3rd, 2014 @ 9:38am CDT
Ok, this is new. It turns out the Evolution 2-packs aren't limited to the US and the UK. They've started appearing in Japan, with Japanese inserts. Alfes2010 has posted pictorials of the Strafe and Dinobot Slug 2-packs:

Evolution 2-pack Strafe
Evolution 2-pack Dinobot Slug

As in the US, they're exclusive to Toys "R" Us, over there, no noticeable changes, including the G1 Strafe art :lol:
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1579071)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 3rd, 2014 @ 9:41am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:How many :BOT: have been released in this line so far? And how many :CON: ? Can someone please explain this? I was at a TRU yesterday and it just hit me like a brick.
The only Decepticons we've heard about getting toys in this line are Lockdown, Galvatron, Stinger, and Junkheap.

All of whom are either certainly not or possibly not Decepticons in the actual movie.


Point but I'm talking about actual figures that have already been released. Why only Autobots so far? Sorry if I wasn't clear on that. :VEHI:
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1579072)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 3rd, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:How many :BOT: have been released in this line so far? And how many :CON: ? Can someone please explain this? I was at a TRU yesterday and it just hit me like a brick.
The only Decepticons we've heard about getting toys in this line are Lockdown, Galvatron, Stinger, and Junkheap.

All of whom are either certainly not or possibly not Decepticons in the actual movie.


Point but I'm talking about actual figures that have already been released. Why only Autobots so far? Sorry if I wasn't clear on that. :VEHI:
Autobots maybe sell better than Decepticons to kids.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1579080)
Posted by leokearon on June 3rd, 2014 @ 10:51am CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:How many :BOT: have been released in this line so far? And how many :CON: ? Can someone please explain this? I was at a TRU yesterday and it just hit me like a brick.
The only Decepticons we've heard about getting toys in this line are Lockdown, Galvatron, Stinger, and Junkheap.

All of whom are either certainly not or possibly not Decepticons in the actual movie.


Point but I'm talking about actual figures that have already been released. Why only Autobots so far? Sorry if I wasn't clear on that. :VEHI:


Because the movie will mostly have Autobots since as Bay himself revealed very few car companies wanted their vehicles to be bad guys they nearly all wanted to be Autobots
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1579096)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 3rd, 2014 @ 11:23am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Destron wrote:How many :BOT: have been released in this line so far? And how many :CON: ? Can someone please explain this? I was at a TRU yesterday and it just hit me like a brick.
The only Decepticons we've heard about getting toys in this line are Lockdown, Galvatron, Stinger, and Junkheap.

All of whom are either certainly not or possibly not Decepticons in the actual movie.


Point but I'm talking about actual figures that have already been released. Why only Autobots so far? Sorry if I wasn't clear on that. :VEHI:
Autobots maybe sell better than Decepticons to kids.


This ^^ It's more of an issue in Japan by hero toys by far out sell the villains, kids want to be Optimus Prime not Megatron.
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1579102)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 3rd, 2014 @ 12:03pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Autobots maybe sell better than Decepticons to kids.

Meanwhile, the Kre-O Microchanger waves generally have just as many --if not more-- Cons as Bots. :lol:
Re: Age of Extinction Target Exclusive Grimlock and Sliver Knight Optimus Prime In-Stock @ Target.com (1579149)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 3rd, 2014 @ 3:58pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Autobots maybe sell better than Decepticons to kids.

Meanwhile, the Kre-O Microchanger waves generally have just as many --if not more-- Cons as Bots. :lol:
Construction toys are a different entity from action figure toys. ;)

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