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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:58 pm

Smyths Milton Keynes appear to have unearthed several boxes of POTP.

Picked up Snarl, Sludge and Moonracer today. They have about 15 Moonracer and 15 Blackwings lined up, along with some Voyager Siege Megatron, Prime, Cog and Skytread.

Asda MK are clearing out Last Knight and the usual Studio Deluxes. Picked up a Hot Rod Deluxe for £6.25!
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby CyclonusG1 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:11 pm

So, I work at the Smyths Toy store in Longton, and we did have both Leader class WFC toys out. I say did because they only ever seem to send us one box in the first batch. I brought Shockwave and someone else brought Ultra Magnus. According to our system though, stores across the country should be getting them between the 5th and 12th. But you might find that your local stores might have put them out early as there is no embargo date on the boxes. We also have all the Deluxe class WFC toys and both Voyagers. Unfortunately, the Micromasters and Battle Masters aren't on our system so I doubt we'll be getting them (especially considering we never got the Prime Masters).
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:02 pm

Thanks for the useful insight, I did find it strange that I never saw prime masters etc at Smyths.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:31 pm

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Bugger, looks like I'll have to get the battlemasters online then
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:46 am

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
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Thanks CyclonusG1

Mighty Mugs Bumblebee at TK Max £5.99 press on the head and it changes expressions.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:11 am

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
Thundercracker Studio Series £17.50 :) Preorder it for 18th Feb (yes it has been out for aaaaages but at that price they can call it whatever they like)

https://www.thetoyshop.com/action-toys- ... r/p/538305

*15.02.19 plenty ( 10+) of them instore on shelves in the Leeds shop
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:29 am

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Thanks for that link, it's very tempting :-?
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:19 am

Absolute sod all on the Siege waves in Stevenage Smyths. Just last knight, blackwing / moonracer and a few of the deluxe dinobots.

I'm missing a Swoop at the moment to complete my Volcanicus so looks like I'll be preordering the red version.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby CyclonusG1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:18 am

At the Longton Smyths I work at, we will be getting the Leader class WFC figures tomorrow though I don't know how many. Usually our main warehouse sends us one box but as we got a box early, we may be getting more. This should also mean that all the stores across the country will get them today, tomorrow or Wednesday depending on what day they receive deliveries.

Unfortunately, eltawater, the Smyths stores won't be getting any more PotP so you will have to get Swoop elsewhere. The only ones we have received are Moonracer, Blackwing, Sludge and Snarl (which is disappointing because I don't have Swoop, Slag or Grimlock). None of the newer Studio Series figures are on our system either suggesting that we might not get them, but they are a line that don't seem to sell that well (at least in my experience at the Longton store). We still get plenty of Rescue Bots though on the off chance that someone is interested in them.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:55 pm

Thanks again for the insight.

Yes it does suck a bit especially given Hasbro's constant desire to split logical parts into waves which inevitably never see the light of day in the UK.

I'm still holding out a glimmer of hope that they'll get bought up in a batch by the likes of B&M :)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:47 pm

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
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I'm expecting B&M to be swimming in POTP Novastars at some point with her being the only figure in her wave, didnt happen with slugslinger tho :/
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:01 am

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
Smyths are showing as home delivery available on the Siege Deluxes wave 1 if any one is not having luck finding them instore.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:18 pm

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Kapopws got preorders up, Omega £140 which is cheaper than the past titans :) Jetfires a bit pricey at £75 tho
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:38 pm

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Jetfire isn't too dissimilar than the US price, though if we think of Jetfire as an mp then price isn't so bad :lol:
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:39 pm

I doubt we're ever going to really see them in sufficient stock at the likes of Smyths or The Entertainer so preorder it is then!

I'm fully expecting an SDCC version of Omega Supreme though...
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:48 am

My pair of Undercrackers have arrived from The Entertainer. Don't expect mint boxes as the corners are dog eared.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:49 am

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
This will be a one in a million kind of thing. Smyths online but none to order and not saying any instore to collect (yet I know my local has Inferno on shelves):

POTP Figures £5 examples Blot, Inferno, Jazz and more

POTP Rodimus £10

enjoy the hunt if they will honor the online prices instore
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:50 am

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Those are good prices...shame I'm no where near their shop to check
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:53 am

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
same, otherwise Inferno would be great for all the toyhax labels (one I have has G2 Pyro deco on him) or one to even paint up as grapple (tho we might get a selects version at some point)
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby CyclonusG1 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:05 am

None of the POTP will be listed in stock in any Smyths store if they have been reduced. This is because the stores remove them from the system if they are on clearance. It does, unfortunately, mean that you don't know what they have in unless you physically go there. Good thing though, if the other stores' staff are doing their jobs properly, you should be able to get them at the price listed on the website.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:11 pm

But are the stores receiving new batches of stock specifically for the clearance, or is this just clearing stock they've already had on the pegs?

Because given my recent experience of local Smyths stores, they've got pretty much naff all...
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby CyclonusG1 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:24 pm

It'll be reducing stock the stores already have. We no longer get any PotP stuff (unless the main warehouse finds a box that they lost; it's happened before). So if your local stores haven't had anything in recently, they likely won't have anything reduced. As for new stock., we're pretty much only getting Siege, wave 1 Studio Series, Cyberverse and Rescue Bots.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby blackeyedprime » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:10 am

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
Can confirm, picked up one shiny Inferno for £5 :)

Look for them on the clearance stand that are near the tills if they are not on the shelves. There was only 1 Inferno out of both the stores I went to.
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:45 pm

CyclonusG1 wrote:At the Longton Smyths I work at, we will be getting the Leader class WFC figures tomorrow though I don't know how many. Usually our main warehouse sends us one box but as we got a box early, we may be getting more. This should also mean that all the stores across the country will get them today, tomorrow or Wednesday depending on what day they receive deliveries.

Unfortunately, eltawater, the Smyths stores won't be getting any more PotP so you will have to get Swoop elsewhere. The only ones we have received are Moonracer, Blackwing, Sludge and Snarl (which is disappointing because I don't have Swoop, Slag or Grimlock). None of the newer Studio Series figures are on our system either suggesting that we might not get them, but they are a line that don't seem to sell that well (at least in my experience at the Longton store). We still get plenty of Rescue Bots though on the off chance that someone is interested in them.


Grimlock's on Amazon as is Slag:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-E ... B07864WN49
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Re: United Kingdom Transformers sightings

Postby eltawater » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:13 am

CyclonusG1 wrote:It'll be reducing stock the stores already have. We no longer get any PotP stuff (unless the main warehouse finds a box that they lost; it's happened before). So if your local stores haven't had anything in recently, they likely won't have anything reduced. As for new stock., we're pretty much only getting Siege, wave 1 Studio Series, Cyberverse and Rescue Bots.


Cheers, I won't bother making the trips then. When are your higherups going to work out that we REALLY don't want any of the last knight stuff that's been hanging around like a dead rat for yonks? :D
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