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New Beast Wars Listing in Toys "R" Us Computers

Transformers News: New Beast Wars Listing in Toys "R" Us Computers
Date: Saturday, April 8th 2006 12:31pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, Store News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Junior of TFW2005

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TFW2005 member Junior has made a discovery in Toys "R" Us computers. Junior found a new listing for Beast Wars figures. The listing Junior posted is as follows:

"Item: 528991

Description: EX TF TRA OPTIMUS PRIMAL VS ME (translation: megatron)

STYLE: 81550

Retail: $39.99"


There is no word yet from either Hasbro or Toys "R" Us on what this set is. It could very well be a two pack edition of thier forthcoming Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and megatron. However, some are speculating it could be a U.S. release of Takara's Beast Wars Reborn set. On the other hand it could be something else all together? We the members of the SEIBERTRON.com new crew will keep you posted as more details surface.

Toys "R" Us Canada Sale on Deluxe figures!

Transformers News: Toys "R" Us Canada Sale on Deluxe figures!
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 4:57pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): 83457W422102

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Our own 83457W422102 has reported that Toys "R" Us in Canada will be having a sale this weekend. The sale will be on Transformers Cybertron Deluxe figures. Instead of costing the usual $14.99 they will be marked down to $11.97. So this is a good time to get those Deluxes you have been waiting to get or any new releases you may stumble upon.

83457W422102 original message: "Hey Transfans,
I just got a new TRU flyer in the mail today, and there is a sale on Cybertron Deluxe figures. They will be on sale for $11.97, marked down from $14.99, so if you have your eye on a Deluxe, pay your TRU a visit between the 8th and 17 of April and save a few bucks."

Transformers Collectors Club Update to All Members, Especially Non-US Members

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors Club Update to All Members, Especially Non-US Members
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 4:45pm CDT
Categories: Store News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Transformers Collectors Club

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We have received an email, that went out to all club members, from Brian of the Transformers Collectors Club. He has provided an update that applies mainly to non-US member of the Collectors Club. The update addresses the issue reguarding international shipping. This is what the email said:

"We have found another way to ship some product
to our non-US customers at a lower cost and it has been implemented into the store. It is called Global Priority Mail. This service does have some limitations. The shipment must fit into a box that is no more than 36 inches by adding length+girth+height. Also, the order cannot be over 4 lbs.

For example a 1 lb package to the United Kingdom via surface mail is $24.25 and takes 4-6 weeks.

The same package via airmail is $16.75 and takes 7-10 days.

The same package via Global Priority is $10.50 and takes 4-6 days.

I know, it doesn't seem to make much sense but that's the USPS rates and delivry standards.

We hope that this lowers some of the foreign shipments costs. It won't work for all orders as the items are tool large or the order will be 100 heavy. We think it will work for the bulk of your orders.

Make sure you check the store each week at transformersclub.com/shop to see what the new items in stock an the weekly specials!

Thanks for your support,

Brian"


UPDATE: The following update has been sent out correcting some of the infomation given above:

Hello!

Please note that in my last email I had a typo. The dimensions that limit this type of foreign mail is length + width(not girth) + height. This must be 36 inches or less. About 70-80 percent of the products will fit into this area, but not all of them.

Thanks for your support and don't forget to check each week to see what our specials are. transformersclub.com/shop

Brian

Transformers Collectors Club Store Update with New Star Wars Transformers!

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors Club Store Update with New Star Wars Transformers!
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 4:44pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Transformers Collectors Club, Seibertron

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The Transformers Collectors Club have sent out the following update to thier members giving details of new stock in at thier online store:

Hello!

We have just recieved in the store the following Items from Hasbro:

Transformer Star Wars: Anakin Skywalker
Transformer Star Wars: Darth Vader
Transformer Star Wars Boba Fett
Transformer Star Wars: Darth Maul

http://www.transformersclub.com/shop

Have a great weekend and thanks for your support.

Brian

10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and Megatron Preorders with Images!

Transformers News: 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal and Megatron Preorders with Images!
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 11:20am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): Meverix

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JRS Toyworld now have pre-orders up for the Hasbro 10th Anniversary versions of Optimus Primal and Megatron. The prototypes for them were shown at the Toy Fair recently, but these pages offer closer looks on what the final products will look like:

Optimus Primal
Megatron

Just a reminder, both are slated for a May release.

Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Rhinox found on Clearance at Target

Transformers News: Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Rhinox found on Clearance at Target
Date: Friday, April 7th 2006 9:46am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Rumors, Store News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): TFW2005

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Mr.Roboto of the 2005 Boards has reported finding Beast Wars 10th Anniversary Rhinox on Clearance at a Target store for $10.28!

There is, as yet, no indication that this will be implimented across all Target stores or that the clearance will apply to all wave 1 Beast Wars 10th Anniversary figures. This may just indicate that Rhinox is less popular than Cheetor and Waspinator?

Toys "R" Us / Amazon.com to have Free Shipping on Select Transformers

Transformers News: Toys "R" Us / Amazon.com to have Free Shipping on Select Transformers
Date: Tuesday, April 4th 2006 7:54pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Allspark.com

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ToysRUs.com/Amazon.com will be running a special promotion. They will be offering free shipping on select Transformers. This promotion, however, will only last for a limited time. So if you were thinking about ording from ToysRUs.com/Amazon.com now is the time to do so.

Megatron Megabolt is now available!

Transformers News: Megatron Megabolt is now available!
Date: Saturday, June 1st 2002 1:59pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Views: 94,698

Thanks to so many fans who requested this product, you can now purchase Megatron Megabolt at kbtoys.com HERE. Power to the fans!

Playskool Transformers available now at K-Mart

Transformers News: Playskool Transformers available now at K-Mart
Date: Thursday, May 23rd 2002 9:40am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Seibertron

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PRODUCTS: Playskool's Transformers line is now available at KMarts in Illinois (pretty slick looking toys for kids, mind you), Obsidian purchased at Target in Grand Rapids, and the Heros 3 pack (which includes Mirage GT, Nightcruz, and Scavenger) purchased at Wal Mart in Schaumburg, IL outside of Chicago.

Hottest toy sells out before it's delivered

Transformers News: Hottest toy sells out before it's delivered
Date: Monday, December 24th 1984 12:01am CST
Categories: Toy News, Site Articles, Store News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Unknown

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The mustachioed man in the blue jogging suit was in a dilemma.

He kept staring at the rack of Go Bots and Robo Force creatures. Sure, the Robo Force robot has "powerful crusher arms" and can stick to walls, and the Go Bot robot can change from the Block Head Enemy to a cement mixer.

But the big question remained: Would they satisfy his son? Would they hold his attention?

Jason is 10, and like thousands of other youngsters across the country, he has put Transformers - the new Hasbro Industries, Inc., wonder toy - at the top of his Christmas list.

But he may have to settle for one of the other robot-type toys, such as Go Bots or Robo Force. His dad, 37 year-old Joe North of Mount Washington, is among a growing number of parents who can't get their hands on the darn Transformers.

They are too popular. The craze for the colorful little plastic and metal robots which can be transformed into cars, planes and guns has turned normally polite parents into pushing and shoving fanatics who will do almost anything to get little Johnny or Sue what they want.

Yesterday, a mother awaiting a toy shipment at Toys-R-Us in Towsontowne Marketplace recalled getting caught in a mob scene at the same store several weeks ago.

"I'm not very good in crowds. People were pushing and shoving and I didn't get anything." she said, even though she had been among those waiting the longest.

And several weeks ago at Kiddie City in Eastern Center Plaza the police were summoned by a woman who wanted to press charges against the pushy person behind her, recalled Eric Blackmer, the store's assistant manager.

The toys, which range in price from $3 to $30, are so much in demand they rarely make it to the shelves. As soon as the toys are brought in off the truck in cartons, scads of eager parents grab them up.

But early yesterday morning at Toys-R-Us there were only two mothers, including the one with the bad luck, hovering in the back of the store near the coloring books and blocks, awaiting the day's shipment. The hordes must have known it wasn't the day, because the truck didn't come.

The day before there was a line and a truck did come in. But there were no Transformers aboard. And that's expected to be the scenario until the new year, when Hasbro comes out with dozens of new Transformers including Dinobots, which turn from robots into dinosaurs.

"I could kill myself," said Pat Milan, 30, of Baltimore City. "I saw an Optimus Prime in the summertime for $20 and I didn't buy it."

Optimus Prime is the Transformer to end all Transformers. He is the leader of the noble Autobots (the evil Transformers are called Decepticons) and with a few twists and turns he becomes a tractor trailer. (Second in popularity is Soundwave. It looks like a miniature cassette player until it is magically transformed into a robot. He is a Decepticon, a bad guy, whose motto is "Cries and screams are music to my ears.")

Will Mrs. Milan's son be devastated when he wakes up Christmas morning and doesn't find Optimus under the tree?

"He won't hold it against me," Mrs. Milan said. "He happens to be a smart kid. He understands that toy makers have kids on a string."

Transformers have been a hot item since they hit the market in May [1984], and that was the time to shop for them.

"This is beyond our wildest dreams," said Stephen Schwartz, senior vice president of marketing at Hasbro in Pawtucket, R.I.

Hasbro - which also brought kids GI Joe and My LIttle Pony - has shipped $100 million worth of Transformers since their introduction into this country eight months ago. That is wholesale dollars, he said.

To give a comparison, Mr. Schwartz noted that Coleco shipped $60 million worth of Cabbage Patch Kids in its first 12 months.

Coleco has little to worry about, however.Their homely dolls once again are among the most wanted and hardest to get toys.

People can put their names on a waiting list, but with little hope of receiving a doll before Christmas. A person who signed up at Toys-R-Us in Towson became number 10,219 on the list yesterday.

And the glum prospect for satisfying a child with a Transformer this season is echoed in toy stores all over town.

"The truck came this afternoon and we got 32 cartons. But no Transformers. I doubt if we will get any more [before Christmas]," said a worker at Best Products in Towson.

What's the attraction?

Mr. Schwartz believes it lies in "the magic of transforming something from one thing into another ... it's a real fantasy world."

One 8-year-old summed it up this way: "They're neat. GI Joes and those kind of toys are just boring. But these new things can change form robot to vehicle or plane. It's really neat."

Incidentally, Joe North, the man in the blue running suit who was trying to find the toy with the most action, finally settled on a Robot watch. Time will tell if he made the right choice.


Note from Ryan: Sucks to be that kid. This newspaper article was obtained through Linden High School's micro-fiche film library during my senior year in 1995. Linden High School is located in Linden, Mi. See ... it pays to save all that stuff!!!

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