Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:36 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:They've got the Wreckers in my local New Hampshire Walmart on route 11 from Rochester. i already got the set from bbts...

And honestly, these are not that awesome. Their vehicle modes are nice, and their robot modes aren't too shabby, barring Impactor's stick arms. But the combined mode is a piece of JUNK! :BANG_HEAD: :evil:

What specifically are your issues with the combined mode? There's a good bit of fiddling you can do to make it considerably better. Just mess around with it, is my opinion, and you'll find some ways to make things do what you want. :)

It feels floppy, cheaply-made, I have a bad time with him standing up and the weapon makes him off-balance. I wasn't even planning on keeping him in combined mode. All five of these guys are standing on my neo-G1 shelf and that's how they'll stay.

I'll give you the cheaply made part, they definitely skimped on quality for the entire FoC deluxe line, but floppy and having balance issues? Who are you using for the legs? I've never had issues with the G2 version, it's very stable and posable. I guess it doesn't matter if you're leaving them uncombined, I'm just wondering what you're doing that it's not solid. :P

I had it in the configuration in the instructions. Roadbuster as the left arm, Twin Twist as the right arm, Whirl as the right leg and Topspin as the left. Admittedly it was more to see how it looks. ;) I don't own the Combaticon set of this.

And do NOT get me started on the cheapness of the FOC toys. Jazz in particular will send me into RAEG! :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :BOOM: :evil: ;)
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby RAcast » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:08 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I had it in the configuration in the instructions. Roadbuster as the left arm, Twin Twist as the right arm, Whirl as the right leg and Topspin as the left. Admittedly it was more to see how it looks. ;) I don't own the Combaticon set of this.

And do NOT get me started on the cheapness of the FOC toys. Jazz in particular will send me into RAEG! :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :BOOM: :evil: ;)

Well there's your problem. ;P Vortex/Whirl doesn't do a whole lot of good as a leg, I'd suggest always using Swindle/Roadbuster as a leg. I'd imagine Brawl/Twin Twist as an arm also makes him balance a little strangely due to 60% of him sticking off the side of the shoulder.
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:38 pm

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Well, if I ever combine them again I'll keep that in mind. ;)
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby NTESHFT » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:04 pm

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Haven't spotted Megatron yet, nor the Generations Wreckers, but the voyager wave with Sandstorm is popping up all around now...
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Generations FOC Wreckers Spotted In Retail!

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:25 pm

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We have new sightings for the Ruination wave of Generations Wreckers. Baha08 reported in the California Transformers Sightings page that he saw all five wreckers in a Toys'R'Us in the Yuba Bay area. Seibertronian AceMilo sent us a picture of his find with receipt. We also have sightings from fellow Seibertronians Klunk, MP-Prime and TyrannusDrakeXVIII who posted in the individual listings in our sightings section for Impactor, Roadbuster, whirl, Topspin and Twintwist.

There are many ways to report your sightings by snapping a picture and sending an email to news@seibertron.com, posting in our Sightings Forum which is organized by State/Country or in the Sightings Section organized by individual toys. Reporting your sighting helps make you an active contributor to Seibertron.com and helps our fellow members find the toys they are looking for.

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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby Metrosuplex » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:37 pm

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I think it's cause California is closest to China. :-? I'm just not surprised that the first sightings are in CA! Same thing with the Big Lots info - never seemed to materialize in IL. :BANG_HEAD:

Just glad I picked these up from HTS, as I've been wasting too much gas chasing TF's! :roll:

EDIT: I was referring to the Wreckers - didn't realize the news was combining threads/attaching Wreckers to Sharkticon Mega thread...

I actually found ONE Mega in a Wal-Mart in Palatine, IL. Sadly, the only one, but he was accompanied by Grimwing, Ultra Magnus, and Optimus. I'm guessing that's the entire wave? Cause that's just stupid planning if they think one Megatron per Voyager case is enough. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby megatronus » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:05 pm

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I actually spotted all these guys yesterday - in New York. TRU in Times Square has them in stock.

Next time, I'll report it! #-o
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby JustPlainJim » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:50 pm

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I saw two of each of the five bots for Ruination at the WalMart in East Peoria, IL two days ago. Was very tempted...
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:03 pm

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Aside from their head sculpts, these guys don't interest me. I have the Combaticons because they are the Combaticons. But I wish I didn't have them. I wouldn't get the molds again.
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby Joetx » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:13 pm

The biggest news here is that they're listed at $12.99. I was sure TRU had marked up the price to $14.99 by now.
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby AceMilo » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:46 pm

megatronus wrote:I actually spotted all these guys yesterday - in New York. TRU in Times Square has them in stock.

Next time, I'll report it! #-o


I live in NY and I usually hunt in NJ. I found them at the TRU on US22 and I figured they must be common now because I NEVER find stuff early here, too many scalpers. When I saw they wanted pics, I was shocked that no one sent any. Luckily I found a whole case so I got em all.

Joetx wrote:The biggest news here is that they're listed at $12.99. I was sure TRU had marked up the price to $14.99 by now.


Yeah, all the mainline deluxes have been 12.99 lately. The movie figs are STILL priced at like 17.99 which blows my mind.
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby Baha08 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:55 pm

Honestly kind of pissed I even spotted these things yet I've yet to see any damn Cyberverse Shockwaves.

Also I've noticed them restocking Wave 1 for FoC and the only location for Bruticus I've seen in our area has been K-Mart
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:00 pm

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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby Morbalis » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:28 pm

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Yup, picked up 4 of 5 in the Kansas City Northland TRU. Now I have to hunt down an Impactor...
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby megatronus » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:32 pm

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AceMilo wrote:I live in NY and I usually hunt in NJ. I found them at the TRU on US22 and I figured they must be common now because I NEVER find stuff early here, too many scalpers. When I saw they wanted pics, I was shocked that no one sent any. Luckily I found a whole case so I got em all.


Very nice! Outside of Grimlock (which I snagged a few months ago), I am personally uninterested in Hasbro's FOC figures. If they go on crazy 'buy 1 get 2 free' clearance, which may very well happen around holiday time, I'll pick up a few, just for the sake of having them. We'll see.

I live in NYC, and hunt at the various Targets and TRUs accessible by bus/subway. I'm from NJ myself, and as such, I applaud your apparent ownership of a motor vehicle :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Generations FOC Wreckers and Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megatron Spotted In Retail!

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:37 am

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I just saw the FOC Wreckers at Walmart in Villa Park, IL, Rt. 83. There was one compelte set, and another minus Roadbuster.

They look really great in person, better than even Seibertron's great pics. Amazing but true!
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