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Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed

Transformers News: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed

Saturday, January 14th, 2012 4:22AM CST

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UK based Transformers fan site Transformers at the Moon have posted that the Transformers Prime toy line is now confirmed and has a set launch date in the UK. The date is March 2012.
The line will not only include the toys we already know off, but also a number of other items:

  • Apparel
  • Dress up
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor toys

Furthermore Hasbro UK will be supporting the line with the following:

  • TV advertising
  • Transformers: Prime comic magazine
  • Sticker set by Panini

The toys will also bee shown off at Toy Fair in N├╝rnberg, don't get too exited, that event is not open to the public but only to merchants.

For the rest of Europe, we can guess at a release date close to that, maybe even at the same time.

Transformers at the Moon also has scans of the magazine, which you can view by clicking here or the following image.

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Credit(s): Moonbug, TFATM
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Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333616)
Posted by Delicon on January 14th, 2012 @ 4:29am CST
Dead Metal wrote:UK based Transformers fan site Transformers at the Moon have posted that the Transformers Prime toy line is now confirmed and has a set launch date in the UK. The date is March 2012.
The line will not only include the toys we already know off, but also a number of other items:

Apparel
Dress up
Furniture
Lighting
Outdoor toys


What, no cologne or underwear?
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333628)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 14th, 2012 @ 5:01am CST
Meanwhile... still no sign of TFPrime voyagers in America. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333635)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on January 14th, 2012 @ 5:26am CST
Whilst I have nothing concrete yet, a little birdy told me that Prime toys will feature in the new Argos catalog which launches on he 21st.....

I'm now wondering if the Fiirst Edition stuff will be exclusive to them, he even went so far as to say he has seen stock in store in preparation.....

Hmmmm....
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333639)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 14th, 2012 @ 6:06am CST
Such a long time to wait. :grin:
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333640)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on January 14th, 2012 @ 6:08am CST
I've got the first four Deluxes on pre-order wih TF source, will be interesting to see what the UK range offers.
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333646)
Posted by craggy on January 14th, 2012 @ 7:15am CST
Vicalliose wrote:Meanwhile... still no sign of TFPrime voyagers in America. :BANG_HEAD:

Really? :???:

Oh, woe is you.

You understand that we're just getting the announcement that the line will be released here, with all of Hasbro UK/Europe's uaual aplomb too, no doubt. Meanwhile you're waiting on 2 toys? Say nothing of the show having been on for the past year, or the fact that the entire deluxe line has been at retail and you've had 2 of them as Con Exclusives?

I sincerely hope that your post was made in jest.
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333649)
Posted by Erailea on January 14th, 2012 @ 7:39am CST
craggy wrote:
Vicalliose wrote:Meanwhile... still no sign of TFPrime voyagers in America. :BANG_HEAD:

Really? :???:

Oh, woe is you.

You understand that we're just getting the announcement that the line will be released here, with all of Hasbro UK/Europe's uaual aplomb too, no doubt. Meanwhile you're waiting on 2 toys? Say nothing of the show having been on for the past year, or the fact that the entire deluxe line has been at retail and you've had 2 of them as Con Exclusives?

I sincerely hope that your post was made in jest.


Costco? Lest I'm missing something the TFP stuff is only at TRU and we've only gotten 3 of the toys (Bee, Arcee and Starscream), which were released end of November, I believe.

Like products made in Europe, it takes time after their release to get over to the US. Naturally the concept applies for the other way around.

I think everyone is allowed to complain about the slow nature of distributing, not that it'll change anything. I for one find it a little bizarre that we here in the US haven't seen anything more than the 3 we have now. It's been a month and a half. China got theirs pretty much at once (which make sense given they are made there) and Canada got them within a few short weeks of one another. What happened to the US? It's a little puzzling.
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333652)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on January 14th, 2012 @ 7:58am CST
Does this refer to the Main line? With the light-up voyagers and cyberverses and stuff? Hmm... that kinda makes the 1st edition really a limited run exclusive! Time to stock up on more Arcees, Starscreams and Bulkheads!

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Oh, and Vehicon is still not released in the 1st ed. hmm... might need to get the Takara one then :-(
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333658)
Posted by craggy on January 14th, 2012 @ 8:16am CST
Erailea wrote:Costco? Lest I'm missing something the TFP stuff is only at TRU and we've only gotten 3 of the toys (Bee, Arcee and Starscream), which were released end of November, I believe.


Costco what? I said Con Exclusive. As in Convention. NYCC. Where the Arcee and BB repaints came out in a set? I'd actually forgotten that there was a Megatron/Prime set out as well, somewhere, was that San Diego.

Anyway, as far as the rest of the line, I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that only those 3 were out. I think it's still a bit of a dick move to come into a thread that's confirming a European release and start bemoaning poor distribution on the other side of the Atlantic.
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333667)
Posted by Erailea on January 14th, 2012 @ 8:57am CST
craggy wrote:Costco what? I said Con Exclusive. As in Convention. NYCC. Where the Arcee and BB repaints came out in a set? I'd actually forgotten that there was a Megatron/Prime set out as well, somewhere, was that San Diego.

Anyway, as far as the rest of the line, I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that only those 3 were out. I think it's still a bit of a dick move to come into a thread that's confirming a European release and start bemoaning poor distribution on the other side of the Atlantic.


Sorry, read it wrong. Still early over here xP

The SDCC was just deluxe Prime in a fancy box. The OP/Megs set with the kids is supposed to come out with the 1st editions.

As for the comment the other guy made, well, Europeans come into threads for the US release dates and confirmation and complain. Not being able to do the other way around is hypocritical. It's the nature of the beast. When there is something you want and you hear about its release elsewhere in the world (even elsewhere in the country) you want to know when and why it's not out where you are.
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333709)
Posted by wolverinetodd on January 14th, 2012 @ 11:33am CST
Erailea wrote:
craggy wrote:
Vicalliose wrote:Meanwhile... still no sign of TFPrime voyagers in America. :BANG_HEAD:

Really? :???:

Oh, woe is you.

You understand that we're just getting the announcement that the line will be released here, with all of Hasbro UK/Europe's uaual aplomb too, no doubt. Meanwhile you're waiting on 2 toys? Say nothing of the show having been on for the past year, or the fact that the entire deluxe line has been at retail and you've had 2 of them as Con Exclusives?

I sincerely hope that your post was made in jest.


Costco? Lest I'm missing something the TFP stuff is only at TRU and we've only gotten 3 of the toys (Bee, Arcee and Starscream), which were released end of November, I believe.

Like products made in Europe, it takes time after their release to get over to the US. Naturally the concept applies for the other way around.

I think everyone is allowed to complain about the slow nature of distributing, not that it'll change anything. I for one find it a little bizarre that we here in the US haven't seen anything more than the 3 we have now. It's been a month and a half. China got theirs pretty much at once (which make sense given they are made there) and Canada got them within a few short weeks of one another. What happened to the US? It's a little puzzling.


I was a little disappointed that Prime's first season has already run its course, yet the toys have yet to appear anywhere other than Toys R Us. I'd actually started to believe that they are only a Toys R Us release because of this. What has been the hold up in other retail stores? Unless Hasbro is waiting for the toys to hit the other retail stores with the premiere of season two. Personally I think it hurt Hasbro by only showing the show on their own network, Hub, as so many households don't have Hub (mine being one of those households until recently).
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333755)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 14th, 2012 @ 1:47pm CST
To all the US peeps, this is about the main line. First Edition isn't coming to Europe.
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333757)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 14th, 2012 @ 1:51pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:To all the US peeps, this is about the main line. First Edition isn't coming to Europe.


You just made a little girl very sad... Does this mean no Deluxe Starscream for me?
Re: Transformers Prime toyline UK launch date confirmed (1333764)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 14th, 2012 @ 2:01pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:To all the US peeps, this is about the main line. First Edition isn't coming to Europe.


You just made a little girl very sad... Does this mean no Deluxe Starscream for me?

No, unless he gets re-released in the main line or you buy it on-line.
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