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Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!)

Transformers News: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!)

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 9:02PM CST

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Take this with a healthy dose of salt, but the Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" main line may have been found in the US. eBay seller vheryan27 has listed auctions for Deluxe "Robots in Disguise" Soundwave and Cliffjumper in domestic packaging, and claims they were purchased at a California Toys"R"Us location. As you can see in the images mirrored below from the two auctions, the packaging differs from the multi-lingual style that was recently released in the UK and bears the Hub promo sticker. You California members might want to keep an eye out.

Update: .....and it's confirmed! Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Deluxe wave 1 is in the US. The Allspark member Demovere Xeno purchased Deluxe Wheeljack at a Toys"R"Us location in San Mateo, CA. Get to hunting! What does this mean for the "First Edition" figures beyond wave 1 Deluxe?

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Cliffjumper Auction
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Soundwave Auction
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European Release
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Credit(s): eBay seller vheryan27, The Allspark's Demovere Xeno
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Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338302)
Posted by crazyjeffy on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:07pm CST
Funny how cliff's packaging shows him with the triple-barrel handcannon when his FE version is the one with it.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338306)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:15pm CST
If this is true, then any chance of the FE Voyagers coming stateside have been shot down.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338308)
Posted by mattwhite924 on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:17pm CST
Looks like I'm going to have to take a trip to Toys R Us here soon.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338312)
Posted by DrLegend on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:24pm CST
Wow! That Soundwave auction just ended barely 20 minutes after this post.

I guess some people just can't wait another week or two.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338314)
Posted by WolfDawg on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:38pm CST
I guess I'll have to make a few passes by TRU this week. I wonder if the Voyagers have been spotted. I really want that Voyager Megatron.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338315)
Posted by Mr_Wayne on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:40pm CST
Damn you hasbro. I still haven't received my Fe voyagers i pre order
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338317)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:46pm CST
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!! It's like Christmas! Toys R Us here I come!!!
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338319)
Posted by worldsgreatest on January 25th, 2012 @ 9:53pm CST
I actually saw a repackaged Darth Vader quad changer in a RID style box today, and figured we were closer to this than expected. Sucks, like most people I wanted the rest of the First Edition figs.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338326)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:23pm CST
I'm f***ing angry we didn't get the First Edition Voyagers here! Does Hasbro not want our money??????????????? Motherf***er!!

Sorry for the salty language. But I'm a little irked.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338327)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:26pm CST
Yay and nay at the same time.....Want those first editions but there's some in the RiD line I want too (namely the ones not in FE). Oh I so hope this doesn't jack up FE prices all crazy like. I'd like to get them all if I could....

Ahh well, there's no point in me going back to TRU till after I move. I know my one TRU here doesn't even have pegs for TFP, let alone the pegs they have for everything else is lacking. I'll wait two weeks and hope for the best. :x (edit: wow, : x = mad? why is that emoticon different every place i use it? i meant it just as ": x")
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338328)
Posted by Heavy B on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:26pm CST
still waiten on first edition in massachesetts. although if RTS has taught me anything, its "don't hold your breath, Sean"
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338329)
Posted by Rated X on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:28pm CST
$50.00 plus ten shipping for a $15.00 figure ??? Is he serious ??? The guy who bought the Soundwave must live BFE.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338331)
Posted by Ungie on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:30pm CST
So... no FE Voyagers when those are the best voyagers we've seen in awhile?
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338333)
Posted by UltraPrimal on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:37pm CST
Haha! I love how the card art for Cliffjumper pretty much lies to you in showing him using his "Horns"(arm-blasters). Which this particular mold does not have. :lol:

Hey, did the US even get the First Editions? Hopefully these show up in Canada soon.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338335)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:40pm CST
Screw it. I'm tapped out and don't have the dough or the patience to go chase after these. DOTM 3D comes first, plus Bandai got all my money lately.

I'm also not all that impressed with PRID, anyway.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338336)
Posted by Anonymous on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:43pm CST
So what happend to the first edition wave? Did the USA skip it or something? I like the first voyager Prime better. Plus there is the matter of starscream, acrcee, deluxe megatron and voyager bulkhead.

If I missed something, please correct me.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338341)
Posted by Starscream GaGa on January 25th, 2012 @ 10:51pm CST
I hope these come to Australia soon. The Transformers drought is killing me.

I wish we got them for only $15, too...
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338386)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 26th, 2012 @ 6:12am CST
Finally, I no longer have to spend Transformer money on RuneScape memberships and Xbox LIVE Gold memberships either. :DANCE: The DOTM toys have been such a let-down for me. :-(
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338388)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 26th, 2012 @ 6:16am CST
Chopperface wrote:So what happend to the first edition wave? Did the USA skip it or something? I like the first voyager Prime better. Plus there is the matter of starscream, acrcee, deluxe megatron and voyager bulkhead.

If I missed something, please correct me.


Deluxe Starscream, Bumblebee and Arcee made it to TRU but in small quantities. The rest are a no show.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338389)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 26th, 2012 @ 6:29am CST
Oh well, that puts to rest any ambiguity as to the identity of Soundwave's pet. A shame then that they've got it wrong.

I'm happy for my cousins across the pond. And I don't mean that in a 'I feel superior' way: I still haven't bought any of the UK released figures. :sad:
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338393)
Posted by Erailea on January 26th, 2012 @ 7:05am CST
Guess I'll be making a trip to TRU this weekend, though I'm not getting my hopes up. Chances are they won't be out around here for a while still.

Really annoying the rest of the FE's aren't out! What's the point in making them if you don't release them in the country your buisness is stationed >:[ I'm happy Canada got 'em but serisouly, it's like Hasbro is neglecting it's biological child, if you catch my meaning.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338400)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 26th, 2012 @ 7:55am CST
What about the first editions?
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WHERE THE F**K ARE THE FIRST EDITIONS?

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Yeah. You can take that shit back right now because I don't give a flying f**k until I get my first editions.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338403)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 26th, 2012 @ 8:05am CST
Does anyone remember the investors day photo? Itjust resurfaced recently on TFW and it apparently shows F.E. mixed in with PRID.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338404)
Posted by AnimeFreak505 on January 26th, 2012 @ 8:07am CST
oh come fucking on where I live we didn't even get generations/rts nvm first fucking editions :WRECK:
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338409)
Posted by sabrigami on January 26th, 2012 @ 8:34am CST
This is great news! Can't wait till they come here. I've been so excited for these for so long.

I wonder why BBTS doesn't have listings for these though. ever since I started working I was looking forward to just ordering mine to avoid the hassle, But they don't seem to get them first anymore. Hope that changes because my area usually sucks when it comes to getting any line past wave 3 :-(
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338411)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 26th, 2012 @ 8:41am CST
AnimeFreak505 wrote:oh come **** on where I live we didn't even get generations/rts nvm first **** editions :WRECK:

You talking out of country or just in a shit location? Because 90% of the time for me to find ANYTHING other than movie toys I'll need to make a 30 minute drive minimum, or otherwise order it online. But if these things don't show up anywhere then I'll be hard pressed to to even get a good price on ebay.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338425)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 26th, 2012 @ 9:07am CST
I really want to go out and look for these.... but. CJ just does not look as good (or as big) as the First Edition. How did they backslide on the design that fast? Good luck west coast! We will be patiently waiting...
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338430)
Posted by acchillyaout on January 26th, 2012 @ 9:14am CST
I am really digging these figures. They have been inspired by the live action Michael Bay Transformer movies. Glad to see some people out there are finally giving him the credit he deserves. It's like they took movie Optimus and turned him into a cartoon. Simply amazing. I will buy all these on first sight! Might have to sell off some Classics figures to make room on the shelf. Oh well, never really liked them anyway. Just cheap plastic. #-o
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338431)
Posted by Flakmaster on January 26th, 2012 @ 9:18am CST
Oh, great. Hasbro's distribution system finally starts to work ahead of time when dealing with sub-par figures.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338435)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 26th, 2012 @ 9:32am CST
acchillyaout wrote:I am really digging these figures. They have been inspired by the live action Michael Bay Transformer movies. Glad to see some people out there are finally giving him the credit he deserves. It's like they took movie Optimus and turned him into a cartoon. Simply amazing. I will buy all these on first sight! Might have to sell off some Classics figures to make room on the shelf. Oh well, never really liked them anyway. Just cheap plastic. #-o


I would just like to say...not really. The designs are a combined effort of 5 designers that did not work on the movies. There was a team of designers working with direction from the script writers and Hasbro to get their designs. Although Optimus shares some similarities, and Bumblebee continues to be a mute warrior, I think the similarities end there. PERSONALLY, the Prime design team managed to remove most of the things I did not like in the movieverse designs. The faces, crushed soda cans, gorilla arms and foul language. I do like Prime and the toys, but not because it has anything to do with the movies.
Character Designer Augusto Barranco
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338443)
Posted by Stockade on January 26th, 2012 @ 10:08am CST
Transformers Prime toys spotted in USA = :grin:

Transformers Prime toys spotted in USA at TRU with price hikes = :BOOM:
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338511)
Posted by LiKwid on January 26th, 2012 @ 12:45pm CST
Not even worth going to my TRU..Mine still has ROTF stuff out.. :roll:
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338530)
Posted by WolfDawg on January 26th, 2012 @ 1:17pm CST
Voyager SKU is 362813, Deluxe is 363356. I called my local TRU and they said it showed up as "Manifest Pending", which basically means the company has (thus far) made no plans to even ship the items to the store.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338548)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 26th, 2012 @ 1:39pm CST
GetRightRobot wrote:
acchillyaout wrote:I am really digging these figures. They have been inspired by the live action Michael Bay Transformer movies. Glad to see some people out there are finally giving him the credit he deserves. It's like they took movie Optimus and turned him into a cartoon. Simply amazing. I will buy all these on first sight! Might have to sell off some Classics figures to make room on the shelf. Oh well, never really liked them anyway. Just cheap plastic. #-o


I would just like to say...not really. The designs are a combined effort of 5 designers that did not work on the movies. There was a team of designers working with direction from the script writers and Hasbro to get their designs. Although Optimus shares some similarities, and Bumblebee continues to be a mute warrior, I think the similarities end there. PERSONALLY, the Prime design team managed to remove most of the things I did not like in the movieverse designs. The faces, crushed soda cans, gorilla arms and foul language. I do like Prime and the toys, but not because it has anything to do with the movies.
Character Designer Augusto Barranco
Thanks. Couldn't have said it better myself.

To be honest, outside of a few major aspects on Prime and BB the rest of the cast draws more from War for Cybertron when I look at them. Although I have to disagree about one thing you said, I don't think they did away with everything I disliked about movie designs, particularly BB's. I like how it looks and all, but Bumblebee got his name because he was a yellow beetle. I'm not saying he needs to be a Volkswagen specifically, that would be too geewun, I'm just saying when I think of Bumblebee I don't think Muscle Car, that's more like Hot Shot or Sideburn territory.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338557)
Posted by FanimusMaximus on January 26th, 2012 @ 1:52pm CST
'bout time.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338570)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:17pm CST
TRU is still going to charge $13.99 for these? yeah ill wait for walmart to get them so i can pick up the few i want at normal prices. And if walmart never gets them then oh well guess i wont have any of these in my collection, no skin off my back just more money in my wallet for video games, Thundercats & predator figures.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338593)
Posted by Erailea on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:35pm CST
Considering I started my collection buying from TRU (yey for Animated?) I don't mind their price *too* much (annoying when they get exlusives, yes, but not enough to ward me way on things under $30), but I do agree Megatron Wolf, it would be nicer to get them from Walmart where you can save $4+ a pop.

I just want these fragging things to start showing up, preferably the FE's, but I think that's asking a little much at this point -__-

If the Japanese one's were so blasted expesnive I've buy them but at about $45 for a single figure (a little less if I buy a bunch and combine the shipping) it's too much for my wallet... but that FE Cliffjumper is very, very tempting... if it weren't backordered >__< Fuu. Should have known Hasbro would be a prat and pull something like they did. Then again, knowing my luck, had I ordered one they would have shown up in stores -__-
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338600)
Posted by El Duque on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:47pm CST
Hot on the heels last night's Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Deluxe wave one retail sightings we now have confirmation that the new Powerizers (Voyager) wave one are also out. The Allspark's Rhinox purchased Powerizer Megatron from a Toys"R"Us in Topeka, Kansas.

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Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338609)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:57pm CST
I love how Cliffjumper has his arm gun on the box, but only th FE toy actually has them. What is this blasphemy?
Currently looking for FE Figss now, because (Almost) all the powerizers and Robots in disguise look like garbage! :-( Megatron, Wheeljack, and the prototypes of skyquake, and knockout give me hope though, that with a mixed bag of Powerizer, FE, and RID, we can have the Perfect prime cast, but it'll be difficult to obtain them all...
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338626)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 26th, 2012 @ 3:09pm CST
Cliffjumper's a pass, but Megatron is a definite want for me! I just hope it won't be until like April or May before I can even find one.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338633)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on January 26th, 2012 @ 3:17pm CST
So eager for Soundwave, I've already set my California friends(and my parents!) on the hunt for me.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338637)
Posted by prowl123 on January 26th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CST
Why does Hasbro have to put a stupid gimmick into every single toyline they make? Why can't we just have a straight-up no-gimmick toyline?
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338639)
Posted by Erailea on January 26th, 2012 @ 3:27pm CST
prowl123 wrote:Why does Hasbro have to put a stupid gimmick into every single toyline they make? Why can't we just have a straight-up no-gimmick toyline?



Probably because the toys are geared for kids and kids like that sort of stuff.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338641)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 26th, 2012 @ 3:32pm CST
Are these released everywhere, or just certain places? I don't want to go 30 minutes away for no reason at all.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338657)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 26th, 2012 @ 3:56pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:Are these released everywhere, or just certain places? I don't want to go 30 minutes away for no reason at all.


It's spotty right now. You should probably call first. The nice people at my local TRU will put stuff on hold for me and I'm almost certain it's nationwide policy to hold items for 24 hours. Save you a useless trip.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338670)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 26th, 2012 @ 4:25pm CST
WolfDawg wrote:Voyager SKU is 362813, Deluxe is 363356. I called my local TRU and they said it showed up as "Manifest Pending", which basically means the company has (thus far) made no plans to even ship the items to the store.


I can answer that for you. You might get them, but in smaller amounts. They're figuring out which store will get which allotment.

I called two TRUs and the one in Niles, Ohio said they are in the system, they are in the warehouse, but it's a much smaller order. They were given only what's in the system, nothing more.

And that number is? ...1,500 Deluxes. Not cases, but 1,500 figures, period. (Roughly the same amount for Voyagers, as well.) Sounds like a lot, right? Here's the catch. That 1,500 is for the entire distribution region. My region covers Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. (The same story for all distribution regions, it seems.) My region has 5 states, so that means 300 per state. Which is 37.5 cases per state, at 8 figures per case. There looks to be at least 30 stores in PA, alone. Some stores will get only one case with no restock until the end of the Spring season, which means around May/June. Some won't receive the cases at all.

High volume sales stores will receive them first, then the runner ups. Beyond that, if there's any left, the stragglers will receive what's left, if there is any.

So, if TRU was given a small amount, I wonder what it'll be for Target, K-Mart and Wal-Mart?

So... let's recap, shall we?

DOTM/Movie Trilogy has been pushed back to February. Not all molds accounted for, yet.
Prime First Edition has been released in certain areas, while others can piss off, basically.
PRID figures are coming, but in smaller numbers than usual. Some stores may not receive them this season.

Hasbro...WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!

prowl123 wrote:Why does Hasbro have to put a stupid gimmick into every single toyline they make? Why can't we just have a straight-up no-gimmick toyline?

First Edition is what you're looking for, then.

Why they cut it down so much, I dunno. Makes no sense to have incredible molds, only to replace them with new ones that don't make a lick of sense and have more parts due to their stupid gimmicks.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338671)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 26th, 2012 @ 4:28pm CST
PLEASE DELETE. I hit the wrong button. >_<
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338683)
Posted by Baha08 on January 26th, 2012 @ 4:48pm CST
Yup, picked up a Soundwave at a TRU in Yuba City CA. Kinda baffled that I got this Soundwave before the bigger movie ones (HA and DX) Might go back later if they have Wheeljack
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338706)
Posted by mattwhite924 on January 26th, 2012 @ 5:30pm CST
I picked up the 4 deluxes and the two voyagers at a Toys R Us in Kansas City. They had plenty left, so hopefully that will help someone out here.

As for the toys themselves, I've only opened the voyagers and Cliffjumper so far, but I am already a bit disappointed. I knew that they were going to be a bit smaller, but they also feel a lot cheaper. The plastic just doesn't feel as solid to me.
Re: Transformers Prime "Robots in Disguise" Found in the US? (Confirmed!) (1338717)
Posted by TimothyR on January 26th, 2012 @ 5:50pm CST
Erailea wrote:
prowl123 wrote:Why does Hasbro have to put a stupid gimmick into every single toyline they make? Why can't we just have a straight-up no-gimmick toyline?



Probably because the toys are geared for kids and kids like that sort of stuff.


completely agree with prowl.. i mean.. isn't the transformation the gimmick.. there's no need for gimmicks.

have a transforming weapon.. not a weapon where you have to push a button for something to happen. it's a little ridiculous. focus more on the actual figure than the gimmick.

i have a good compromise.. give ALL the bumblebees a gimmick.. and leave the rest of them alone.

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