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Thursday, July 18th, 2013 4:41PM CDT

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Courtesy of Hasbro, we have the official press release for the 30th Anniversary line of figures, started with Titan Class SDCC Exclusive Metroplex, and will end with the newly revealed fan-built Windblade. Take a look at all the releases up to number 11 below, all of which appear to be some type of convention exclusive.

THE TRANSFORMERS BRAND KICKS OFF 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Hasbro Introduces the Thrilling 30 line of Action Figures and Merchandise to Celebrate the TRANSFORMERS Brand Legacy and Fandom Including the Reveal of the First Fan Built Bot Character


San Diego, CA – July 18, 2013 – The TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), an icon of pop-culture, kicks off its 30th Anniversary celebration at Comic-Con International today, the premier event in the world celebrating the popular arts. The prolific TRANSFORMERS brand which spans action figures, comic books, blockbuster movies, video games, award-winning animated series and more, introduces the new CONSTRUCT-BOTS line of customizable action figures, celebrates the TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS entertainment and unveils the “Thrilling 30” line of action figures and merchandise for the brand’s ultimate fans at the event.
To celebrate the anniversary with fans, Hasbro is introducing thirty numbered toys in the “Thrilling 30” line representing the remarkable heritage of the brand with characters and expressions from throughout its history. With millions of fans around the world, items within the “Thrilling 30” numbered line will be global in scope with some items available worldwide and others exclusively in Asia or North America. Each of the items represents significant periods of TRANSFORMERS brand legacy including its future with the #11 item: a CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure! For the first time ever, kids and fans can build, customize, convert and “Unleash the Ultimate TRANSFORMERS” with the CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure expression. Hasbro announced items numbered 1-11, which will be available in 2013, at Comic-Con International to a room packed with thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans. Non-numbered merchandise in the “Thrilling 30” line celebrating the anniversary will include expansions to the TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS mainline and to several TRANSFORMERS brand licensees including Loyal Subjects, Acid Free Gallery and New Era.
In addition to the first items being revealed, Hasbro announced the result of the first “Fan Built Bot Poll.” Hosted earlier in the year, the poll asked fans around the world to vote on a series of TRANSFORMERS character elements such as faction, personality, vehicle mode and more. Hasbro combined all of the winning elements and unveiled the newest character to be incorporated into TRANSFORMERS lore and will be made into an action figure, part of the “Thrilling 30” line of numbered figures. The character is WINDBLADE, a female AUTOBOT jet who will appear in the “Thrilling 30” numbered line. The WINDBLADE character will make an appearance in future IDW comics as a lasting part of TRANSFORMERS lore with the opportunity to appear in additional brand expressions in the future. The WINDBLADE character action figure will be #30 in the “Thrilling 30” line and becomes available in late 2014.
“The TRANSFORMERS brand and its ‘MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE’ characters have been part of kids lives for generations and fans have given so much to the brand over the years that we’re tremendously excited to give back and offer the opportunity for them to actively participate in many new ways,” said Jay Duke, Vice President of Global TRANSFORMERS Brand Marketing, Hasbro. “With initiatives like the Fan Built Bot Poll and new customizable CONSTRUCT-BOTS action figure line, the power is increasingly in the hands of fans and kids to make the TRANSFORMERS brand their own.”
The “Thrilling 30” numbered items unveiled at Comic-Con and available in 2013 include:

#1 TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC EDITION 
(Approximate Retail Price: $149.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and San Diego Comic-Con will be the fans’ first opportunity to feast their optics on him! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, a converting SCAMPER figure as well as 12 miniature red AUTOBOT and purple DECEPTICON figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! His lights and sounds take the battle to a whole new level! TITAN CLASS METROPLEX SDCC Edition is the official figure #1 in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line of toys celebrating TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary.
 

#2 TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE’S LABORATORY
(Approximate Retail Price: $49.99; Ages 5 & up; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Where do PREDACONS come from? Why, SHOCKWAVE’S Lab, of course! The evil DECEPTICON scientist and his cloning chamber are featured in this SDCC special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. Sold in special collectible “Laboratory” packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30TH Anniversary celebration!

#3 PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS Action Figure
PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS launched in Asia at the end of May 2013 in celebration of Children’s Day in China.  The PLATINUM EDITION ULTRA MAGNUS figure marks the character’s WEAPONIZER debut and features four battle modes and the massive Forge of Solus Battle Hammer.  The figure is packed out in PLATINUM EDITION 5th panel packaging with gold foil designs. The iconic ULTRA MAGNUS is an inspiration to the AUTOBOTS under his command, and a source of terror for the DECEPTICONS who fight against him. His ancient hammer – a mighty artifact known as the Forge of Solus – is a symbol of the strength with which he defends AUTOBOT ideals. The thunderous strike of this incredible hammer has been known to topple even the greatest DECEPTICON warriors. (Approximate Retail Price: $49.99)

 #4 TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM EDITION GRIMLOCK VS. BRUTICUS Set
Featuring the popular DINOBOT, GRIMLOCK character and the DECEPTICON COMBINER, BRUTICUS this #4 item in the TRANSFORMERS Thrilling 30 line lets fans bring the epic Cybertronian battle from the popular TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON video game from Activision to life in action figure form with updated deco for both figures. This set will be available in the Asia region beginning mid-August and in North America at a later date. (Approximate Retail Price: $99.99)

#5 TRANSFORMERS METROPLEX Ani-Con & Game Convention Edition Action Figure
The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS TITAN CLASS METROPLEX is the largest converting TRANSFORMERS toy at over two feet tall, and the Animation Comic Game Convention in Hong Kong will give fans another opportunity to get their hand on him starting on July 26th! METROPLEX converts from robot mode to rolling battle platform mode, and also converts into an AUTOBOT city! This special edition version of METROPLEX features two giant blasters, metallic coated armor, chrome foil stickers, a converting SCAMPER figure as well as 12 miniature silver and gold AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON figures to inhabit his AUTOBOT city mode! His lights and sounds take the battle to a whole new level! (Approximate Retail Price: $149.99)

#6 TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS SHOCKWAVE’S LAB set
PREDACONS are on the loose in Asia too with a special edition of this set available only in this region beginning at the end of August! The evil DECEPTICON scientist, SHOCKWAVE and his cloning chamber are featured in this special edition figure set, featuring a VOYAGER CLASS SHOCKWAVE with a special G1-inspired paint scheme, as well as a COMMANDER CLASS PREDAKING figure with an ENERGON-infused translucent design. The #6 item features an orange hued PREDAKING, differing from the Comic-Con special edition version. Sold in special collectible “Laboratory” packaging based on the hit TV series, TRANSFORMERS PRIME: BEAST HUNTERS, this set is an official part of the TRANSFORMERS 30TH Anniversary celebration! (Approximate Retail Price: $49.99)

#7 FIRST LOOK TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS OPTIMUS PRIME Action Figure
Available in Asia markets in mid-July, it’s an early look at the largest TRANSFORMERS PRIME BEAST HUNTERS OPTIMUS PRIME in special edition packaging. The AUTOBOT leader gets an upgrade with the Dragon Assault truck mode and 5 dragon-blasting Firebreath Cyclocannons. In this BEAST HUNTERS faceoff against PREDAKING, OPTIMUS PRIME has to run out of ammo at some point, right? Wrong! (Approximate Retail Price: $59.99)

#8 TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE ACID STORM Action Figure
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us in North America and Asia, this is the Masterpiece debut for ACID STORM – a new Seeker to continue the Masterpiece collection. A tactical specialist, ACID STORM has a very specific and very destructive set of skills. He can control the weather by unleashing armor-eating acid rain. AUTOBOTS without umbrellas beware, this Masterpiece ACID STORM will let it pour for the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration! (Approximate Retail Price: $69.00)

#9 TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE SOUNDWAVE Action Figure
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us in North America and Asia, this Masterpiece SOUNDWAVE figure features the tremendously popular, high ranking DECEPTICON Communications Officer with all five cassette minions. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of TRANSFORMERS with SOUNDWAVE and all his despicable minions. (Approximate Retail Price: $69.99)

#10 TRANSFORMERS PLATINUM EDITION PREDAKING Action Figure
Available exclusively through Amazon.com com in North America and available later in the year as part of the Asia region’s mainline offering, the PLATINUM EDITION PREDAKING figure is the largest Combiner in this much-anticipated re-release. AUTOBOTS beware, because the ultimate predator is on the hunt for someone to pound! He's more powerful than any PREDACON, because he's made of 5 of them! The PREDACON DIVEBOMB, PREDACON HEADSTRONG, PREDACON RAMPAGE, PREDACON RAZORCLAW and PREDACON TOROX figures all convert from robot mode to beast mode and back. But when the battle calls for a giant warrior, they combine to build one enormous PREDAKING figure! (Approximate Retail Price: $119.99)

#11 TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS PREDACONS RISING PREDAKING Set
Available exclusively at Target in North America as part of the PREDACONS RISING program, the TRANSFORMERS CONSTRUCT-BOTS PREDAKING set features the first PREDACON CONSTRUCT-BOT figure available during the all new segment launch this fall. The ultimate AUTOBOT hunter is now customizable as kids and fans can use the 59 pieces in this set to build a fierce PREDAKING robot figure! Once built, fans can convert him to fierce dragon mode. (Approximate Retail Price: $24.99)

The remainder of the Thrilling 30 numbered items which will be available in 2014 during the anniversary year will then be announced at international Toy Fairs beginning in January 2014.
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About Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company’s world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP.  From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more than 170 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on Hub Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at http://www.hasbro.com.
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Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504505)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 4:55pm CDT
Huh. So the Predaking Construct-Bot is part of the "Thrilling 30" line. Any word of his availability?

No interest in any of the others except Windblade and maybe SDCC Metroplex. I just hope Windblade is also available to the general public. We the fans helped create her: it's only fair that all fans get a chance at owning her. ;)
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504515)
Posted by RAcast on July 18th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Huh. So the Predaking Construct-Bot is part of the "Thrilling 30" line. Any word of his availability?

No interest in any of the others except Windblade and maybe SDCC Metroplex. I just hope Windblade is also available to the general public. We the fans helped create her: it's only fair that all fans get a chance at owning her. ;)

I'm sure they'll both be regular retail. Dunno why they wouldn't be.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504523)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 18th, 2013 @ 5:39pm CDT
Wait a minute... so in the line-up of 30 figures, some items are repeated, like Shockwave's lab and Metroplex?! Now that is lazy.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504525)
Posted by Bouncy X on July 18th, 2013 @ 5:45pm CDT
i love that they list soundwave at 69.99 and yet toys r us has him for 119.99.

not often the retail price is lower than the actual price.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504536)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 18th, 2013 @ 6:03pm CDT
First there isn't going to be 30 individual figures, alread it looks like metroplex and shockwave will be repackaged over and over. Secondly it looks like there will only be 2 new molds
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504582)
Posted by Metrosuplex on July 18th, 2013 @ 7:17pm CDT
Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and agree with many of you and say, "WTF?!"

Bad enough that Metro and Shockwave get repainted and re-released as part of THE SAME THRILLING 30 LINE, but then we find out that those of you who already bought Soundwave via TRU got ripped off some $50! :lol: :lol:

Or the guy who typed this stuff up is an idiot. No, let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was an intern working for an idiot! :lol:

For one thing, I don't know how Predaking is "exclusive" to Amazon, when both BBTS and HTS carry it. In fact, I feel bad that BBTS is apparently so insignificant that it needs no mention in this press release. WTF? Really? Even with the direct Hasbro account BBTS mentions on their ad here? #-o

Sigh... As with most things Hasbro, best not to get TOO excited. Even if this is supposed to be "thrilling". >:oP
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504591)
Posted by Tigertrack on July 18th, 2013 @ 7:50pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait a minute... so in the line-up of 30 figures, some items are repeated, like Shockwave's lab and Metroplex?! Now that is lazy.


I thought the same thing. So like #12 will be regular release Metroplex. I just, how are you proud of this Hasbro? So 1 - 11 are actually 1 - 9. And apparently con exclusives also? Why aren't they just the same number like 1a and 1b? I'm not a complainer about toys, but it appears the wad may have been blown with Metroplex.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504617)
Posted by KnightStrike on July 18th, 2013 @ 8:53pm CDT
Yeah, so... it takes a lot of the thrill out of the Thrilling 30 if so many of them are going to be slight variation re-releases of figures that are slight variations of regular retail releases. Not what I thought the Thrilling 30 would be at all back when it was first announced.
Also...
#9 TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE SOUNDWAVE Action Figure
Available exclusively at Toys “R” Us in North America and Asia, this Masterpiece SOUNDWAVE figure features the tremendously popular, high ranking DECEPTICON Communications Officer with all five cassette minions. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of TRANSFORMERS with SOUNDWAVE and all his despicable minions. (Approximate Retail Price: $69.99)

Say what?
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504619)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 18th, 2013 @ 8:56pm CDT
Well, you gotta remember: they've only announced eleven of the thirty. We've yet to see the remaining nineteen, which according to them, they say will be revealed in future Toy Fairs.

Yeah, the $70 price tag is rather odd. A mistake, perhaps? :-?
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504624)
Posted by amtm on July 18th, 2013 @ 9:01pm CDT
Bouncy X wrote:i love that they list soundwave at 69.99 and yet toys r us has him for 119.99.

not often the retail price is lower than the actual price.

I second that. I'd say it's because Toys R Us is the only company of the big Hasbro customers (Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Kmart) savvy enough to anticipate demand of some figures and mark up accordingly.

That said I can't explain why they order boatloads of crappy movie repaint "exclusives" that sit on shelves for two or three years and barely stock the Masterpiece line. You'd think they'd want to sell more figures, not less.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504629)
Posted by JackStraw on July 18th, 2013 @ 9:15pm CDT
I can't believe tru is charging so much above msrp for Soundwave!

How about the back ring optimus that isn't different at all. If you wanted to complete the thirty you'd have to pay to import that thing.

Minicons combined looks awesome! More blocky and chunky as a combiner should be, not angular and spindly like recent ones.

Schrapnel looks awesome for the class size.

Constructobots are creepy. :o)
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504637)
Posted by warzon3 on July 18th, 2013 @ 9:25pm CDT
So the other half will be announced in January??

I wonder what they will be?

Honestly the Thrilling 30 would have been much for interesting if they weren't just a mish mash of lines and would have all been original molds that all fit together design wise and fiction wise...
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504640)
Posted by Hero Alpha on July 18th, 2013 @ 9:39pm CDT
warzon3 wrote:So the other half will be announced in January??

I wonder what they will be?

Honestly the Thrilling 30 would have been much for interesting if they weren't just a mish mash of lines and would have all been original molds that all fit together design wise and fiction wise...


I suppose they think since there are so many different kinds of Transformer fans that like different styles; G1, Beast Wars etc. that they are trying to spread it around and make everyone happy.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504672)
Posted by lowman_x on July 18th, 2013 @ 10:40pm CDT
Any word on whether we'll see any of these released in Australia? I'm primarily hoping for Metroplex, MP Soundwave, Tailgate, Swerve, Rhinox and some others, but considering we didn't get the triple changers I'm not holding my breath.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504703)
Posted by Arctorro on July 18th, 2013 @ 11:50pm CDT
lowman_x wrote:Any word on whether we'll see any of these released in Australia? I'm primarily hoping for Metroplex, MP Soundwave, Tailgate, Swerve, Rhinox and some others, but considering we didn't get the triple changers I'm not holding my breath.
Metroplex and MP Soundwave are confirmed already. Will probably be a while before there is any word on the others.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504712)
Posted by lowman_x on July 19th, 2013 @ 12:14am CDT
Arctorro wrote:
lowman_x wrote:Any word on whether we'll see any of these released in Australia? I'm primarily hoping for Metroplex, MP Soundwave, Tailgate, Swerve, Rhinox and some others, but considering we didn't get the triple changers I'm not holding my breath.
Metroplex and MP Soundwave are confirmed already. Will probably be a while before there is any word on the others.


Seriously?! You're not yanking my chain, are you? If I had to choose then those two would be the ones I'd want the most. Toys R Us exclusive do you know or just a general release?
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504729)
Posted by Arctorro on July 19th, 2013 @ 1:46am CDT
lowman_x wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
lowman_x wrote:Any word on whether we'll see any of these released in Australia? I'm primarily hoping for Metroplex, MP Soundwave, Tailgate, Swerve, Rhinox and some others, but considering we didn't get the triple changers I'm not holding my breath.
Metroplex and MP Soundwave are confirmed already. Will probably be a while before there is any word on the others.


Seriously?! You're not yanking my chain, are you? If I had to choose then those two would be the ones I'd want the most. Toys R Us exclusive do you know or just a general release?
Quite serious. Soundwave is a TRU exclusive and Metroplex is being picked up by all but Kmart as far as I know and will cost between $180 and $200 depending on the retailer. Soundwave's release has also been pushed back, but I don't recall the new date.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504794)
Posted by KnightStrike on July 19th, 2013 @ 8:00am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Well, you gotta remember: they've only announced eleven of the thirty. We've yet to see the remaining nineteen, which according to them, they say will be revealed in future Toy Fairs.

Yeah, the $70 price tag is rather odd. A mistake, perhaps? :-?


Point well taken. I keep hoping they are saving the best and most mind blowing for last.

On the $70 price for Soundwave, its either a mistake or TRU decided they could really amp up the price since there was so much desire for the character. If TRU felt there was enough demand to justify that price did they order so few that they sell out in an hour or so? Considering the amount of materials, packaging size, shipping weights and volume, etc. of their Optimus from last year versus Soundwave I have wondered why the set with less material that required less space for shipping and stocking still cost $20 more that the initial $100 for Optimus. I realize he includes the cassettes, but OP was himself larger than Soundwave and had his trailer and Roller and Spike. Also consider $120 is nearly the retail for the much larger Metroplex. Granted $120 is still far cheaper than getting the Takara version and its separate cassettes, it does make me wonder, if the manufacturer places the msrp at $70 how does the retailer justify their price being 72% higher than msrp? Unless maybe the price in that press release actually is just an outright mistake on someone's part?

In the end I am really just trying to rationalize in a way that makes me feel better about not getting a Soundwave after skipping sleep the other night to take part in another TRU MP release. You know the old "ah he was overpriced by TRU anyway, just like their $30 PRID voyagers". :lol:
Really wanted Soundwave, but now he joins the ranks of MP Grimlock, which I missed and most likely never be able to afford on the secondary market. I miss the days of Hasbro MP's being handled by Walmart, where I could walk in a store and actually find one and actually buy it. :-(
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504830)
Posted by RhA on July 19th, 2013 @ 10:07am CDT
Yeah, I'm going to eat my previous words- this is, sadly, lazy.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1504918)
Posted by mbd88prime on July 19th, 2013 @ 5:19pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait a minute... so in the line-up of 30 figures, some items are repeated, like Shockwave's lab and Metroplex?! Now that is lazy.


very very lazy. what a huge celebration for thirty freakin years we get repaints and repeats. Are we supposed to want to collect all thirty? I can't believe they are seriously going to half-ass their own 30th anniversary!

the only one I want so far is sdcc metroplex or the takara exclusive version. Does anyone know if the takara version will have the same sounds with the American voice/language?
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1505066)
Posted by lowman_x on July 20th, 2013 @ 3:25am CDT
Arctorro wrote:
lowman_x wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
lowman_x wrote:Any word on whether we'll see any of these released in Australia? I'm primarily hoping for Metroplex, MP Soundwave, Tailgate, Swerve, Rhinox and some others, but considering we didn't get the triple changers I'm not holding my breath.
Metroplex and MP Soundwave are confirmed already. Will probably be a while before there is any word on the others.


Seriously?! You're not yanking my chain, are you? If I had to choose then those two would be the ones I'd want the most. Toys R Us exclusive do you know or just a general release?
Quite serious. Soundwave is a TRU exclusive and Metroplex is being picked up by all but Kmart as far as I know and will cost between $180 and $200 depending on the retailer. Soundwave's release has also been pushed back, but I don't recall the new date.


Thanks for the info! :-D I'll keep my ears to the ground.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1505261)
Posted by Venowtron on July 21st, 2013 @ 1:31am CDT
So... is Acid Storm gonna be released in stores sometime soon I just don't want waste more time looking for him
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1505289)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 21st, 2013 @ 5:39am CDT
Venowtron wrote:So... is Acid Storm gonna be released in stores sometime soon I just don't want waste more time looking for him


Someone please correct me if I'm mistaken, but I believe that because so many people tried to order him and Soundwave, and there were so few figures to fill out said orders, that Toys "R" Us decided to delay the pair's release until late August so that they can place orders for more figures to be made.
Re: Transformers 30th Anniversary Figures Press Release (1505432)
Posted by DanaCornZine on July 21st, 2013 @ 7:52pm CDT
I went to the TRU in Charleston, WV, today to see if they FINALLY got MP Soundwave since I've been calling/stopping by since the 18th. The manager told me they should have it in about 3 weeks.

I already hate Toys R Us for being overpriced and oddly depressing, but now I'm wondering about this $70/$120 price issue and why they're delaying the figure? I'll still wind up buying it, but I wish Hasbro would choose a better store to handle their exclusives.
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