Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada

Transformers News: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada

Monday, November 13th, 2017 10:41PM CST

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Hasbro revealed with their Transformers Power of the Primes product descriptions that the SRPs for the line were going to follow the price hike seen in the Transformers: The Last Knight toyline. The price hike wasn't felt too badly in the US due to there being a healthy competition in the toy market and stores like Walmart not changing their established price points from previous lines, along with the fact that the price hike in USD was not as egregious as, say, 30-100%. However, in other countries, like Australia and Canada, the price hike was massive, and felt throughout the fan community of these respective countries. For instance, Canada's price for deluxes went from $20 to $30 which is a 50% increase in price (This also comes to show how having fewer competitors in a market can wreak havoc for consumers.)

So the fact that Hasbro's SRPs for the Power of the Primes line was showing the same SRP as the Last Knight toyline was alarming. Thanks to the very first listings from a big box retailer, on Toysrus.ca, we now know that the Power of the Primes toys will not be following the price hike for the Transformers: The Last Knight toyline. They will instead keep their $20 for deluxe, $30 for voyager and $60 for leader price points which sure beat the respective $30, $40, $75 price points for the current movie line (all prices in $CAD of course).

What is interesting to see here is that this may indicate that the price hike may not have had a positive impact on toy sales and thus lowered. We already saw signs of this when both Walmart and Toysrus, the only big box toy retailers in Canada, lowered their prices for the TLK toys at the same time to better fit the prices of previous lines. It is unknown if that means Hasbro is still selling them at the same unit price as previous lines or at a higher price (accounting for their higher SRP) but retailers choosing to sell for less, which is the case with deluxes in the US at the moment. We still do not know how the US SRP will be reflected in other countries who had a major price hike with the movie toys.

Also, the listings give us the SKN numbers for three different classes:

Leader: 368657
Voyager: 368655
Deluxe: 368652

This can come very handy when asking if a toy from this particular line is in stock.

Transformers News: Prices Revealed from Early Listings for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada

Transformers News: Prices Revealed from Early Listings for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada
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Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921527)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 13th, 2017 @ 10:44pm CST
Madeus Prime wrote:So by my count...

Wave 1
Liege Maximo
(w/ Skullgrin Decoy Armor)
Micronus
(w/ Cloudburst Decoy Armor)
Vector Prime
(w/ Metalhawk Decoy Armor)

Wave 2
Alchemist Prime
(w/ Submarauder Decoy Armor)
Alpha Trion
(w/ Landmine Decoy Armor)

Future waves

Prima
(w/ Sky High Decoy Armor)
Nexus Prime
(w/ Splashdown Decoy Armor)
Solus Prime
(w/ Groundbreaker Decoy Armor)
Amalgamous Prime
(w/ Bugly Decoy Armor)
Quintus Prime
(w/ Finback Decoy Armor)
Onyx Prime
(w/ Iguanus Decoy Armor)
Megatronus
(w/ Bomb-Burst Decoy Armor)

NOTE: I only theorize about the pairings, but given there are 12 Primes (omitting Optimus/the Arisen, because that seems like a doubtful release) and 12 original Pretenders, this lineup isn't too far out of the question.


Not all 12 original Pretenders will be used, only the first wave it looks like. The leaks have shown the likes of Octopunch and Bludgeon, so the smaller ones are fair game too.
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921529)
Posted by Randomhero on November 13th, 2017 @ 10:46pm CST
RodimusRex wrote:If anybody knows how to read the Cybertronian font, I think we just got the names of the Waves 4-6 Prime Masters on the dials of those cards.



The language is all on the wiki just look it up
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921532)
Posted by william-james88 on November 13th, 2017 @ 10:58pm CST
Va'al wrote:I can hear ScottyP's screams into the empty card collector folders now.

I can hear Megatronus joining him in agony

Madeus Prime wrote:
NOTE: I only theorize about the pairings, but given there are 12 Primes (omitting Optimus/the Arisen, because that seems like a doubtful release) and 12 original Pretenders, this lineup isn't too far out of the question.


Here is wave 3

Quintus Prime and Bludgeon Decoy Armor, Megatronus and Bomb-Burst Decoy Armor, Solus Prime and Octopunch Decoy Armor

You can check this post for all the info on everything we know https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... nts/39844/
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921536)
Posted by william-james88 on November 13th, 2017 @ 11:32pm CST
Who wants more Power of the Primes in hand images? Well, the internet is bursting with them but two fans, Gallade and Anguirus have provided short pictorial reviews of Swoop and Slug respectively. What they show, which is something we did not see in today's video reviews, their limb modes. These two fans show Swoop and Slug in full on scramble city mode teamed up with Combiner Wars toys. Also, unlike the previous set of in hand images of them combined, these do not use add on kits so you can see how they look with the feet that came with the Combiner Wars figures (since the Power of the Primes feet only come with the voyagers and they aren't out yet). One other cool aspect is that we have confirmation of Titan Master ports on these toys, specifically Swoop with a fun image below.
So far these toys have been found only at Target and sightings seem to be spreading across the country. Let us know if you find one near you in our sightings section and sightings forum.

















Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921539)
Posted by Madeus Prime on November 13th, 2017 @ 11:38pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Here is wave 3

Quintus Prime and Bludgeon Decoy Armor, Megatronus and Bomb-Burst Decoy Armor, Solus Prime and Octopunch Decoy Armor

You can check this post for all the info on everything we know https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... nts/39844/

I stand corrected, sorry for jumping the gun, I just saw a pattern and thought it fit. I missed out on that blurb.

Still kinda want a Bugly and Finback suit though...
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921542)
Posted by Emerje on November 13th, 2017 @ 11:46pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:There, I said it, I've still got movie bee and slash and wave 3 (hotrod/doublecross) [strike]chillin[/strike] warmin up my town :
You know, I don't think it's wave 3 that's loitering, it's that damn revision wave that had Hotrod, Twinferno, and who ever else that everyone already bought that is the culprit. For the last 4 weeks the 3 Targets I frequent, have each had 4 Twinfernos and nothing else. It's driving me nuts. I NEED SOME TWIN TWIST DAM MOTT! :BANG_HEAD:

while I cant speak for the hot rods, what cobotron is seeing is definitely the revision wave. I will make a news post about it since I see a lot of confusion. Its actually new (not that anyone wanted it)
https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ion/39261/

I know in my situation I'm absolutely swimming in wave 3. I have 3 stores that I frequent at least once a week, sometimes more. The Augusta, ME Walmart was nothing but case after case of wave 3 since November 2016 until a few months back when we got that wave 2 revision set with all of the Autobot Headmasters plus Blurr and Scourge. Those sold out fairly well, leaving just two Hot Rods and a Twinferno from previous stock and nothing new since because somebody decided to fill the TR Deluxe pegs with those TLK Allspark figures while leaving the pegs they're supposed to be on empty. :roll: No wave 4, 5, or 6 there or revision wave 4.

The second store is the Augusta Target which was also nothing but wave 3 until the summer when they got one case of wave 4, but all that was left was Kup, Krok, and Quake. I already had Takara Tomy's Kup on order at this point and passed on the other two thinking I'd certainly be able to get them for less at Walmart soon. If I knew then what I knew now I would have bought the both right then. After that it was right back to wave 3. No wave 5 or 6 or revision wave 4.

The third store is the Waterville Walmart which is on my way home from work so I go there the most frequently. This store didn't get anything but wave 3 from November 2016 to just a few weeks ago when they surprisingly got a wave 6 case in (and two cases of Overlord, only place I've seen him). That's how I got my Slugslinger, but the one remaining and the two Kups (wasn't interested anyway) and one Hardhead were gone in two days leaving just the two Hot Rods with what was left of the previous wave 3 case they put up. Neither version of wave 4 or wave 5 here.

Funny thing is the only figures among waves 4 and 5 that I absolutely want is Quake and Misfire (since I managed to find Krok while out of the town over the weekend, at a Target of course). The rest I have the Takara Tomy versions on order, but I wouldn't be against owning both versions of some of these if I found them. It's just that this sort of distribution gives me little faith when it comes to Power of the Primes. I also haven't seen any sign of Blitzwing, Octane, Ramhorn, Seaspray, or Cosmos. I'm sure the first three waves of PotP will be easy enough to find, but after that I'll probably be in the same situation I'm in now. CW wasn't much different, I only saw the Protectobots once at one store and never again, my first time seeing Onslaught was at T.J.Maxx, and I've never seen a Hasbro Sky Lynx in person (which was apparently common).

Emerje
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921550)
Posted by bodrock on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:35am CST
Ross Dress 4 Less was the only place I ever saw CW Sky Lynx in-person. So naturally, I bought one for me, and another for my bff since he had no luck hunting either.

I never saw deluxes at the discount stores -- unless you count the CW boxsets, and the Platinum Dinobots set. I don't expect to see Misfire there, but I'm still hoping he makes it to Target around Xmas.

I can't wait to see the PotP here...I gotta have Dreadwind.
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921553)
Posted by Emerje on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:41am CST
bodrock wrote:Ross Dress 4 Less was the only place I ever saw CW Sky Lynx in-person. So naturally, I bought one for me, and another for my bff since he had no luck hunting either.

Yeah, I think that was the case for most people at Ross and T.J.Maxx, unfortunately all I found there (between two stores) was all five Combaticons (already had the UW set), Scattershot (didn't want), Battle Core Optimus Prime (bought), and a single G2 Stunticon box set (bought).

Emerje
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921554)
Posted by Nexus Knight on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:43am CST
Oh, I'm so glad that they made the descriptions for these powers oh so specific. Or actually doable for the actual toy. Like Amalgamous Swoop's ability to "shift to the most fearful form". So glad they're following TR's example with this. >:oP

Can't wait for this line to become more available, in all honesty, though.
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921557)
Posted by RodimusRex on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:52am CST
So using Brickseek, I was able to track these down about half an hour away. Got Swoop and Slug after they pulled a case from the back for me. I REALLY like how Jazz looks but I can't go too crazy right now. I will get Grimlock and Rodimus ASAP.
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921558)
Posted by bodrock on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:54am CST
Emerje wrote:
bodrock wrote:Ross Dress 4 Less was the only place I ever saw CW Sky Lynx in-person. So naturally, I bought one for me, and another for my bff since he had no luck hunting either.

Yeah, I think that was the case for most people at Ross and T.J.Maxx, unfortunately all I found there (between two stores) was all five Combaticons (already had the UW set), Scattershot (didn't want), Battle Core Optimus Prime (bought), and a single G2 Stunticon box set (bought).

Emerje


I bought the G2 Stunticons as well! Skipped on Superion, White CW Optimus, lots of Skywarps...no luck on Fort Max, Combaticons or Computron in Oregon. I'm excited to see what's available this year....!
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921592)
Posted by omega666 on November 14th, 2017 @ 8:42am CST
Thanks for showing the limb modes. I thought it was pretty half-assed to post a video review and not show the limb mode.
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921593)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 14th, 2017 @ 8:59am CST
bodrock wrote:
I never saw deluxes at the discount stores -- unless you count the CW boxsets, and the Platinum Dinobots set. I don't expect to see Misfire there, but I'm still hoping he makes it to Target around Xmas.


Don't give up hope. I found CW Wheeljack, Ironhide and Trailbreaker at 3 different TJ Maxx or Marshalls stores last year before Christmas. Perfect timing for me as I already had them all as their original characters, but toyhax came out with the X-tinguisher, Smolder and Fallen sticker sets, so my Battle Core Nova Prime (another sticker set) finally got some limbs of his own.

For TJ Maxx and Marshalls specifically, you need to look in both the toy section, as well as the aisle that leads to the checkout. I found 2 of the 3 at the aisle of the checkout instead of the toy section. Plus a few Swindles that I didn't want/need/already had.
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921596)
Posted by joevill on November 14th, 2017 @ 9:40am CST
wow! So much fun! I cannot wait
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921600)
Posted by bodrock on November 14th, 2017 @ 10:22am CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
bodrock wrote:
I never saw deluxes at the discount stores -- unless you count the CW boxsets, and the Platinum Dinobots set. I don't expect to see Misfire there, but I'm still hoping he makes it to Target around Xmas.


Don't give up hope. I found CW Wheeljack, Ironhide and Trailbreaker at 3 different TJ Maxx or Marshalls stores last year before Christmas. Perfect timing for me as I already had them all as their original characters, but toyhax came out with the X-tinguisher, Smolder and Fallen sticker sets, so my Battle Core Nova Prime (another sticker set) finally got some limbs of his own.

For TJ Maxx and Marshalls specifically, you need to look in both the toy section, as well as the aisle that leads to the checkout. I found 2 of the 3 at the aisle of the checkout instead of the toy section. Plus a few Swindles that I didn't want/need/already had.


Thank you for sharing! I had added TJ & Marshalls to the hunt last year but didn't look near checkout. Here's hoping -- HAPPY HUNTING ;)^
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921602)
Posted by o.supreme on November 14th, 2017 @ 10:48am CST
A pattern I've noticed in my area (though it may not apply to all)...Is that TRU seems to be a bit more reliable, however 1. Obviously they are more expensive 2. Items appear months after being found in other places. I have seen the entirety of TR appear at TRU, though they currently have most of wave 4, which appeared 4 or so months ago at several Targets & Wal Marts in my area.

I still have not seen wave 5 deluxes anywhere, but if I expect to see them anywhere at all, it will probably be at TRU between now and the end of the year. basically TRU is my one hope I'm holding out of seeing Ramhorn. I know one person found ONE at a Midwest retail chain, but the fact that Ramhorn has not appeared at any of the 3 major chains, and really isn't even on eBay aside form a couple scalpers, tell me it still hasn't been released in mass market anywhere other than in some Asian countries. Not sure about Canada...
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921614)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 14th, 2017 @ 11:20am CST
omega666 wrote:Thanks for showing the limb modes. I thought it was pretty half-assed to post a video review and not show the limb mode.


Don't worry, Chucky will have you covered.
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921615)
Posted by william-james88 on November 14th, 2017 @ 11:28am CST
o.supreme wrote: but the fact that Ramhorn has not appeared at any of the 3 major chains, and really isn't even on eBay aside form a couple scalpers, tell me it still hasn't been released in mass market anywhere other than in some Asian countries. Not sure about Canada...

There will be news soon :)

omega666 wrote:Thanks for showing the limb modes. I thought it was pretty half-assed to post a video review and not show the limb mode.

Yeah so did I , especially since there was so little seen of it before. Hence why I posted that news. But I know why it wasnt reviewed, it would have taken more time and the reviewer wanted it up asap , which is understandable. But whats important is that we now have everything in one way or another :)
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921618)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 14th, 2017 @ 11:39am CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
omega666 wrote:Thanks for showing the limb modes. I thought it was pretty half-assed to post a video review and not show the limb mode.


Don't worry, Chucky will have you covered.

:shock: wha...? are you putting your video reviews up just now?

if you are....oh goody :DANCE:
Re: Early Listings Reveal Prices for Transformers Power of the Primes Toys in Canada (1921624)
Posted by Caelus on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:01pm CST
The combiner hands don't really look like armor or guns, which just has me thinking that it's too bad the deluxe class figures can't wear them more like power fists.

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