International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again

Transformers News: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 6:42PM CST

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In what more-or-less constitutes another stage in an ongoing saga, US and International Amazon has resumed shipping its products to Australian customers this morning. This is quite good news for Australian online collectors, but given the time since the last development, a small amount of background may not go amiss.

In mid-2017, the Australian government announced its intent to apply GST on imports of all value, even below $1000 (the previous minimum to apply tax). In response some large international retailers, eBay and Amazon included, threatened to stop shipping items from their international branches to Australia. Though the change was subsequently postponed for a year, in mid-2018 it came into effect - and while eBay simply added GST for Australian buyers, Amazon followed through and prevented Australian customers from purchasing products from anywhere outside Australia.

Now it seems that decision has finally been reversed, allowing Australians to once again purchase and ship items from outside Australia. Though currently this is only possible on items sold directly by Amazon - third party sellers outside Australia still can't be bought from - this is great news for Australian collectors getting fed up with Amazon Australia's highly limited selection of Transformers, among other products.

If you're an Australian collector, how will this change influence your buying? Will it attract you back to buying from Amazon, or is it too late for you? Let us know on the Energon Pub Forums, and as always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com!

Transformers News: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again
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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1995862)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 28th, 2018 @ 4:41pm CST
Thanks to the Ozformers Facebook page, we now bring you news of several sightings in Australia, including the Tiny Changers Wave 2 which initially wasn't slated for a release but does indeed arrive.

Here are the sightings:

- Cyberverse 1 step wave 2 (Optimus, Megatron and Starscream) found at a Big W in Brisbane (Kuraby)

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- Studio Series deluxe Wave 4 (Dropkick and KSI Sentry, with more potential stock of VW Bumblebee) found at a Target in Sydney. Photo credit here goes to Ozformers member dirge.

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- Energon Igniters Power series wave 2 (jet Shatter, Optimus, Blitzwing), seen at Kmart first.

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- TF4 movie Tiny Changers wave 2 (we weren't supposed to be getting these here, so seeing them here 16 months after being released globally is a surprise)... seen at Coles in Brisbane first.

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- RID Crash Combiners wave 4 (Bisk/Saberhorn & Optimus/Grimlock), also not supposed to be released here, seen at clearance store TKMAXX.

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- Cyber Commanders Bumblebee and Optimus have arrived at Aldi.

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- Cyberverse Warriors wave 2 (Megatron, Acid Storm and Windblade). These were found at a Target in Melbourne.

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Last but by no means least, Kmart have also listed two Bumblebee movie toys that are exclusive to Target in the US.

- Bumblebee Greatest Hits Cassette Pack – AU$45.

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- Titan Changer Musix FX Bumblebee– AU$25.

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Are any of these the things you've been looking for? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1995899)
Posted by Triggerdick Megatron on November 28th, 2018 @ 6:42pm CST
Not one single Power of the Primes TF...
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1995901)
Posted by Burn on November 28th, 2018 @ 6:46pm CST
Triggerdick Megatron wrote:Not one single Power of the Primes TF...

Sporadic sightings of the last Terrorcons at Myer, and Predaking has just started showing up, nothing widespread though.
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1995906)
Posted by Triggerdick Megatron on November 28th, 2018 @ 6:55pm CST
Hasbro said they would release more POTP wave 2 in November in Australia. I have not seen any so far. I need a Battleslash, optimal optimus and wave 2 deluxes...

But i have my Predaking now which is awesome. So many stickers...
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1995908)
Posted by Burn on November 28th, 2018 @ 6:59pm CST
Triggerdick Megatron wrote:I need a Battleslash

You never saw him in the wild?
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1995909)
Posted by Triggerdick Megatron on November 28th, 2018 @ 7:02pm CST
No i haven't, all the other legends i have found. Op Op i have seen briefly, hope its released again.
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1995912)
Posted by Burn on November 28th, 2018 @ 7:07pm CST
I think Hasbro distribution have gone "You know what Australia is going to want? Outback. They're going to want Outback. Only send a few of the early Legends wave because they won't sell because Australians are going to want Outback and they're going to get LOTS of Outback."
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1995971)
Posted by Rainmaker on November 29th, 2018 @ 2:20am CST
I'm getting the same amount of Cindersaur as Outback.

Terrorcons have been flooding every store here, besides Toyworld and Big W (I think)

Toyworld has Predaking.

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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (1996111)
Posted by Prismartyr on November 29th, 2018 @ 10:20pm CST
I've found an Authentics Alpha Class Optimus Prime at a Woolworths recently, and they're on special. Also found a Ramhorn at a Toyworld recently
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2005378)
Posted by Rainmaker on January 18th, 2019 @ 2:12am CST
Spotted all of the wave 5 deluxes of Studio Series at Kmart.

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Wave 2 and 4 have seemed to be unfortunately skipped here

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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2005570)
Posted by william-james88 on January 18th, 2019 @ 11:40pm CST
Wave 5 of Studio Series (or 2019 wave 1 as Hasbro calls it) has yet to be found in the US, but fellow Seibetronian Rainmaker has found the delues in Australia. This wave include Barricade, Sideswipe, Clunker Bumblebee, WWII Bumblebee and everyone's favourite, Crankcase.

These were found in KMart for $30 AUD (which is around $21.50 USD). If anyone else spots these in Australia, let your fellow Aussie friends know in the sightings thread. None of the classes for wave 5 (deluxes, voyager or leaders) have been found in several other areas of the world, like the US, so let us know if you find them.

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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2005609)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 19th, 2019 @ 8:21am CST
eh, Crankcase ain't a bad figure, just a baffling choice of mold. I'd really love to know Hasbro's reasons for not using the original Berserker mold. Did someone there lose that mold, maybe down the back of the couch or something? I'm saying mold too much in a short post. Mold.



Mold. :michaelbay:


I'm still impatiently waiting for the online retailers here in UK to get Swipe and Baz back in stock. I got Jetfire and Optimus from two different sites and neither has those two deluxes in at the moment. One of them I think did but sold out really quickly (as did Prime, Jetfire, Boney and Moonatron, but of course Crank & Clunk are still available) and are waiting restock.
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2006350)
Posted by Rainmaker on January 22nd, 2019 @ 11:56pm CST
Went to Toyworld, saw the new Siege as reported before. Saw all deluxes, voyagers and leaders and 2 battlemasters

Also found these which I didn't think I would.
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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2006394)
Posted by william-james88 on January 23rd, 2019 @ 11:16am CST
Seibertronian Rainmaker found several toys he had not seen on the shelves yet in Ausrtalia. One of them is MPM Barricade for $159.99S AUD and the Vission Vision Bumblebee Movie toys that have already been spotted in the US. If you find these toys in your area, or if there are other toys you wish to share with the community, you can post in our sightings forum or sighitngs section.

Rainmaker wrote:Went to Toyworld, saw the new Siege as reported before. Saw all deluxes, voyagers and leaders and 2 battlemasters.

Also found these which I didn't think I would. MPM Barricade and Mission Vision Shatter and Bumblebee at Toyworld in Canberra


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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2006446)
Posted by Rainmaker on January 23rd, 2019 @ 5:43pm CST
Wait a minute...the two Battlemasters I saw were the wave 2 ones, Pteraxadon and Aimless?

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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2006449)
Posted by william-james88 on January 23rd, 2019 @ 5:50pm CST
Rainmaker wrote:Wait a minute...the two Battlemasters I saw were the wave 2 ones, Pteraxadon and Aimless?

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Wait what?????? We need pics
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2006452)
Posted by Rainmaker on January 23rd, 2019 @ 5:57pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Rainmaker wrote:Wait a minute...the two Battlemasters I saw were the wave 2 ones, Pteraxadon and Aimless?

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Wait what?????? We need pics


If I had realised those were the wave 2 battlemasters I would've taken pictures. But unfortunately I won't be there again until next week or so. I didn't bother taking pictures of the Siege toys because there were already reports of it in Australia at Toyworld and now I regret not taking them.

Edit: If I'm lucky I can be there by Sunday

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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2006526)
Posted by Rainmaker on January 24th, 2019 @ 4:41am CST
This image is not my own, I got it from Discord by an Australian user called DrLockdown. I am using it show proof of the wave 2 Battlemasters until I can get my own, he bought these at a store called Hobbyco which I had not have heard of until now. Pteraxadon and Aimless lie next to Lionizer.

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Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2009571)
Posted by RobRobRobRobRob on February 10th, 2019 @ 9:46pm CST
Thanks to the keen eye of fellow Seibetronian Prismartyr, we have new sightings for several Bumblebee-series figures. Found at a Big W in Erina, New South Wales in Australia, the figures found include Energon Igniters Power Series Ratchet and Nitro Series Blitzwing and Dropkick, though Dropkick was not photographed.

Astute readers will recall the memorable discovery of Ratchet prior to a reveal from Hasbro late last year in the US, so it appears the figure is finally seeing better distribution among foreign markets.

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As always, be sure to be neighborly and report your sightings of any of these figures in your location’s sightings forum and be sure to stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news and reviews.
Re: International Amazon to Start Shipping to Australia Again (2012685)
Posted by Bounti76 on February 27th, 2019 @ 10:30pm CST
Thanks to a post on Ozformers' Facebook page we have some confirmation of pricepoints on Transformers toylines that will be (or are) available for sale this year in Australia. Hasbro's official suggested retail pricing is as follows, though as the post states, various retailers look to be more expensive than others:
Hasbro's official RRP
Botbots 1-pack - 5
Botbots 5-pack - 15
Botbots 8-pack - 25
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WFCS BattleM - 10
WFCS MicroM - 20
WFCS Deluxe- - 35
WFCS Voyager - 50
WFCS Leader- - 90


These prices work out to the following in USD, just for comparison:

Botbots 1-pack - 3.58 USD
Botbots 5-pack - 10.74 USD
Botbots 8-pack - 17.91 USD
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WFCS BattleM - 7.16 USD
WFCS MicroM - 14.32 USD
WFCS Deluxe- - 25.07 USD
WFCS Voyager - 35.82 USD
WFCS Leader- - 64.48 USD

KMart looks to have the lowest pricing as of now, so that might be a good starting point if there's one near you in your corner of Australia.

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Botbots 1-pack - N (Not in system)
Botbots 5-pack - N
Botbots 8-pack - N
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WFCS BattleM - 10
WFCS MicroM - 19
WFCS Deluxe- - N
WFCS Voyager - N
WFCS Leader- - U (Unknown)

Kmart
Botbots 1-pack - 5 - OUT
Botbots 5-pack - N
Botbots 8-pack - U
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WFCS BattleM - 9
WFCS MicroM - 19
WFCS Deluxe- - 29
WFCS Voyager - 49
WFCS Leader- - U

Target
Botbots 1-pack - N
Botbots 5-pack - N
Botbots 8-pack - N
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WFCS BattleM - N
WFCS MicroM - 19
WFCS Deluxe- - 34
WFCS Voyager - 49
WFCS Leader- - U

Toyworld
Botbots 1-pack - 5 - OUT
Botbots 5-pack - 15 - OUT
Botbots 8-pack - 25 - OUT
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WFCS BattleM - 10-12 - OUT
WFCS MicroM - 20 - OUT
WFCS Deluxe- - 35-40 - OUT
WFCS Voyager - 50-60 - OUT
WFCS Leader- - 90-100 - OUT



If you are down under and see a figure that hasn't been reported as being found at retail in your country, why not drop us a line, with photo evidence? Thanks for helping your fellow collectors and countrymen!

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