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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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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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