Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail

Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 8:35am CST

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We have great news to share with you, especially to those who feared the dreadful final wave syndrome. Transformers Kingdom voyager wave 5 has been found at US retail. It consists of Blaster (with Eject) and Tigatron. TF fan LoneDragon found this at a Walmart in Southwest Virginia. Here are the wave contents:

2x Blaster
1x Tigatron

If you have found them, share your sightings with our community in the sightings section and on our boards in your region related thread.

This sighting was originally posted here.

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Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122321)
Posted by william-james88 on December 2nd, 2021 @ 8:45am CST
After Hasbro said that Pipes, Blaster and Slammer would be the final toys released in Kingdom, we get news that there may be one other new toy coming out before the line's end. It is core class Hot Rod. Now we had seen him in the Legacy wave 1 reveal poster, but now we get an actual look at the toy with a fuzzy image that any bigfoot enthusiast would appreciate. We see him in both modes and it's clear enough to see that the chest is very different from the car's actual front. The packaging is from the Kingdom line so it looks like Hot Rod will be in the final core wave of Kingdom and then in the first wave of Legacy.

The toy is available on e-bay right now for $26 and free shipping: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284550210831?h ... d=TFWNews2

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Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122323)
Posted by Emerje on December 2nd, 2021 @ 8:50am CST
1. Voyager Wave 4 just came out and now wave 5 is showing up? Makes me wonder if the person that found Tigatron had actually missed a bunch of Blasters.

2. That Core Hot Rod looks pretty good aside from the weird legs.

Emerje
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122324)
Posted by DeathReviews on December 2nd, 2021 @ 8:54am CST
Wow. Death knows a lot of things, but I sure can't figure out Hasbro's distribution system. They make us wait months for some waves, while others burst into existence seemingly overnight.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122329)
Posted by AcademyofDrX on December 2nd, 2021 @ 10:45am CST
DeathReviews wrote:Wow. Death knows a lot of things, but I sure can't figure out Hasbro's distribution system. They make us wait months for some waves, while others burst into existence seemingly overnight.

It's not "Hasbro's distribution system," it's global shipping networks. It's not like someone at Hasbro is flipping levers so that a random store in the US puts out their case of toys later than everyone else while another in a different part of the country has them much earlier.

Edit: see for example:
https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/ha ... ed/608923/
https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/ma ... ht/609217/
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122337)
Posted by sol magnus on December 2nd, 2021 @ 11:33am CST
Looks cool, but it's still a pass for me.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122338)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on December 2nd, 2021 @ 11:36am CST
Well, that would certainly explain one of the missing entries in the Kingdom numbering.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122339)
Posted by blackeyedprime on December 2nd, 2021 @ 11:42am CST
I didn't even notice the baby legs dangling off the back of the feet at first. Skipped all the cores so far but I think legacy (or how much t30 rattrap costs) will change that.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122340)
Posted by william-james88 on December 2nd, 2021 @ 11:51am CST
Emerje wrote:1. Voyager Wave 4 just came out and now wave 5 is showing up? Makes me wonder if the person that found Tigatron had actually missed a bunch of Blasters.


Smart, had not thought of that. So maybe wave 4 didn't hit the US yet. Both were found at Walmart and since Blaster has a bigger demand, so maybe those were bought first, leaving that person to find Tigatron.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122341)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 2nd, 2021 @ 11:53am CST
A bot with a sword? Gimme!
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122342)
Posted by o.supreme on December 2nd, 2021 @ 12:11pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:1. Voyager Wave 4 just came out and now wave 5 is showing up? Makes me wonder if the person that found Tigatron had actually missed a bunch of Blasters.


Smart, had not thought of that. So maybe wave 4 didn't hit the US yet. Both were found at Walmart and since Blaster has a bigger demand, so maybe those were bought first, leaving that person to find Tigatron.


Possibly... unless there were any Rhinox sightings (Tigatron wave 4's wavemate). I mean it partially makes sense that they would include Tigatron also in wave 5... But part of me still wishes it was Inferno

Kingdom Voyager Breakdown:

Wave 1 Primal(2) Cyclonus(1)
Wave 2 Dinobot(2) Inferno(1)
Wave 3 Rhinox (2) Cyclonus (1)
Wave 4 Tigatron (2) Rhinox (1) (this just makes no sense to me but...)
Wave 5 Blaster (2) Tigatron (1)

As you can see, there is an Inferno shortage. Unless Hasbro thought he might not sell well based on ER Grapple (which while it did shelf warm somewhat, still sold well, at least in my area).

I've seen Inferno only ONCE ever in store, while I saw Dinobot plenty of times when that wave was around. I personally am not looking to purchase Inferno (I got Artfire and am happy with that), and I also know some sites still have Inferno in stock, but despite his similarities to Grapple, kids are way more into Firetrucks than Utility trucks. Now we know Inferno is seemingly the least produced Voyager from all of Kingdom. I just hope anybody who wants one got it.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122343)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on December 2nd, 2021 @ 12:23pm CST
Wave 5 IS Blaster and Tigatron, I don't get the question marks. Entertainment Earth is your friend for those questions.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122344)
Posted by o.supreme on December 2nd, 2021 @ 12:29pm CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Wave 5 IS Blaster and Tigatron, I don't get the question marks. Entertainment Earth is your friend for those questions.


Not everyone looks at EE, and last I checked, it was not made known on any public forum, but thanks for the update all the same.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122346)
Posted by sol magnus on December 2nd, 2021 @ 12:45pm CST
o.supreme wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Wave 5 IS Blaster and Tigatron, I don't get the question marks. Entertainment Earth is your friend for those questions.


Not everyone looks at EE, and last I checked, it was not made known on any public forum, but thanks for the update all the same.

The thing with Grapple is he was 2 to 1 in wave along with Starscream, so of course it seemed like there were a ton of him.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122347)
Posted by Moonshot on December 2nd, 2021 @ 12:50pm CST
Dude that Terrorsaur looks wicked awesome. Much better than even the stock photos. Hes the only one I ordered from the golden discs. So after him and Pipes I am done with Kingdom, WFC was great.

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Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122348)
Posted by o.supreme on December 2nd, 2021 @ 12:56pm CST
sol magnus wrote:The thing with Grapple is he was 2 to 1 in wave along with Starscream, so of course it seemed like there were a ton of him.


All the Kingdom Voyagers that came 2 per case didn't seem to have issues selling (Primal, Dinobot (was the slowest, but still sold well), and Rhinox so far).


TF-fan kev777 wrote:Entertainment Earth is your friend for those questions.


I just checked EE to see who the other deluxes are that are coming in wave 5 with Pipes & Slammer, they didn't have a listing for that yet, so..yeah...not the greatest source of info.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122349)
Posted by sol magnus on December 2nd, 2021 @ 1:00pm CST
o.supreme wrote:
sol magnus wrote:The thing with Grapple is he was 2 to 1 in wave along with Starscream, so of course it seemed like there were a ton of him.


All the Kingdom Voyagers that came 2 per case didn't seem to have issues selling (Primal, Dinobot (was the slowest, but still sold well), and Rhinox so far).

True, but you may be leaving out the 1st wave massive ordering phenomenon. Earthrise wave 1 would have been ordered before the pandemic began.

Siege Starscream was everywhere back in the ancient days of 2019, if you remember.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122351)
Posted by Till-all-R1 on December 2nd, 2021 @ 1:09pm CST
I thought it was common knowledge that people like Inferno more than Grapple? You know so that they could recreate the rescue trio with Red Alert and Prowl! lol
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122352)
Posted by sol magnus on December 2nd, 2021 @ 1:19pm CST
Till-all-R1 wrote:I thought it was common knowledge that people like Inferno more than Grapple? You know so that they could recreate the rescue trio with Red Alert and Prowl! lol

It's true, but I'm just saying Grapple 'not selling' didn't come down to simply 'he sucks.'
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122356)
Posted by Autobot_Benz on December 2nd, 2021 @ 1:56pm CST
Glad Tigatron is slowly showing up in stores. Hopefully he will show up everywhere online soon. I am starting to lose my patience for this figure.
Re: Kingdom Blaster Found at US Retail (2122357)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on December 2nd, 2021 @ 2:06pm CST
o.supreme wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:Entertainment Earth is your friend for those questions.


I just checked EE to see who the other deluxes are that are coming in wave 5 with Pipes & Slammer, they didn't have a listing for that yet, so..yeah...not the greatest source of info.


Check again its Blackarachnia and Airrazor (also didn't we have this exact same conversation 10-15 pages ago?)

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prod ... 8/hsf0364e

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