Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia

Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 9:45pm CDT

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We have some more sightings news for Australian Transformers fans (if you are out there reading this, come by and say hi). Thanks to Ozformers we now know that the following new Rescue Bot toys are found in Australia:

Rescue Bot Flip Racersand Flip Racer Launchers at Super Toyworld

Rescue bots Knight Watch Bumblebee at Toysrus

If you are in Australia and found these or other cool new Transformers product, click the "view discussion" button and let us know!

Transformers News: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia

Transformers News: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia

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Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904016)
Posted by william-james88 on August 12th, 2017 @ 9:02pm CDT
Australia scores the first sighting for Titans Return Sligslinger. He was found at Myer. There are indeed no other new toys aside from him in that wave and from what we see on the pegs, it coud be assumed that Hot Rod is one of the repackaged figures in wave 6. But don't be too envious of our Australian friends since they had yet to recieve the wave 5 deluxes, until just now. The wave 5 deluxes were found at Kmart (not the same as US Kmart). So yes, both waves first appeared in that country within a day apart from eachother.

Also, since we are in the Ausralian sightings thread, it is worth mentionning that the new Transformers: The Last Knight voice changer masks, such as Megatron, have also been found at Kmart.

The sightings and photos were all found on the Ozformers facebook page and are credited to members Paulbot and Justowen

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Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904054)
Posted by Qwan on August 13th, 2017 @ 2:00am CDT
YESSS! Hopefully that means I'll be seeing them around me soon - fingers crossed.

I actually checked all my local stores just this morning and found nothing new, but my Kmart does seem pretty low on TR Deluxes (just a Twinferno and 3 Breakaways left) so with any luck they'll restock soon with the next wave/s. I do hope though, that this odd timing doesn't mean we'll see Wave 5 pushed to the wayside in favor of the "new" Wave 6 figures. :???:
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904057)
Posted by Terrsolpix on August 13th, 2017 @ 2:10am CDT
*meanwhile in america* TRU: "let's get some wave 3 cases. Twinfefno never shelf warmed!
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904064)
Posted by Rated X on August 13th, 2017 @ 4:03am CDT
Terrsolpix wrote:*meanwhile in america* TRU: "let's get some wave 3 cases. Twinfefno never shelf warmed!

Lol..isnt it funny how the American company gives the figures to America last? Maybe Afghanistan will get them before us too. Thanks Hasbro... >:oP
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904069)
Posted by Qwan on August 13th, 2017 @ 5:48am CDT
Rated X wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:*meanwhile in america* TRU: "let's get some wave 3 cases. Twinfefno never shelf warmed!

Lol..isnt it funny how the American company gives the figures to America last? Maybe Afghanistan will get them before us too. Thanks Hasbro... >:oP

Yeah, it's almost like the toys aren't even being produced in America... :P

I think on the whole most "major" countries tend to have a relative balance of what gets seen when. Even within countries, especially those as large and varied as the US, some places probably won't see certain figures for a long time (or I suppose in some rare cases, at all) while others have had them around for a while. Take for example, the fact that Wave 4 has been sighted in the US previously, but not at all in Australia up to this date. (Not to mention that I've seen exactly one case of the Wave 4 Deluxes in my area so far.)

And of course, when you're feeling down that Australia's gotten Wave 6 before the US, bear in mind that (to my knowledge) Australia basically didn't get the Thrilling 30 Generations figures, like at all. The only reason I even have any of them is because I either bought them from US-based online retailers, or found them at a local niche collectables store that picked them up after none of the major retail chains chose to carry the figures. So, balance.
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904071)
Posted by william-james88 on August 13th, 2017 @ 6:19am CDT
Terrsolpix wrote:*meanwhile in america* TRU: "let's get some wave 3 cases. Twinfefno never shelf warmed!

It seems like just yesterday everyone is the US was afraid they wouldn't get their hands on Twinferno and ther est of wave 3 because they were being bought as soon as they were on the shelves. We had even written an article just about the boats with more wave 3 stock arriving just because people were so worried we wouldnt see anymore in the US.
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904079)
Posted by YoungPrime on August 13th, 2017 @ 8:26am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:*meanwhile in america* TRU: "let's get some wave 3 cases. Twinfefno never shelf warmed!

It seems like just yesterday everyone is the US was afraid they wouldn't get their hands on Twinferno and ther est of wave 3 because they were being bought as soon as they were on the shelves. We had even written an article just about the boats with more wave 3 stock arriving just because people were so worried we wouldnt see anymore in the US.


That's not entirely true.

Here in Philly PA waves 1-3 have been shelf warming in Walmart, TRU, Target and Walgreens for the past 4 or months. With some Wave 4's popping up in Targets the last 2 months.

Wave 5 is what I'm really waiting for.

Slug Slinger feels Generic, as does Windblade and Misfire I'm skipping for Takara's version.

So all I really need is TwinTwist, the Walgreen's exclusive Clones and Overlord to complete my TR collection. Oh, and that BBTS set to but I'm selling all but Pounce since paying $50 just for him on eBay sounds asinine.
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904085)
Posted by william-james88 on August 13th, 2017 @ 9:21am CDT
YoungPrime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:*meanwhile in america* TRU: "let's get some wave 3 cases. Twinfefno never shelf warmed!

It seems like just yesterday everyone is the US was afraid they wouldn't get their hands on Twinferno and ther est of wave 3 because they were being bought as soon as they were on the shelves. We had even written an article just about the boats with more wave 3 stock arriving just because people were so worried we wouldnt see anymore in the US.


That's not entirely true.

Here in Philly PA waves 1-3 have been shelf warming in Walmart, TRU, Target and Walgreens for the past 4 or months. With some Wave 4's popping up in Targets the last 2 months.


You just said it, the past 4 months. But wave 3 was supposed to be out everywhere in january. So you bet your ass that back in January, people in the US were scared shitless they wouldnt find wave 3 since the early december stock had gone up and dried and none of it was being restocked. I remember Triggerhappy being 40$ on e-bay early 2017.
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904143)
Posted by Burn on August 13th, 2017 @ 4:01pm CDT
If we could (read SHOULD) get this topic back to Australian sightings and NOT about piss poor distribution in the US, that'd be great.
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904157)
Posted by Prime Target on August 13th, 2017 @ 6:18pm CDT
Dammit I was planning to save these waves for TFcon DC to wrap up TR then and there but if they show up in my area I might have to pick them up. Also "Sligslinger" :lol:
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904181)
Posted by Qwan on August 13th, 2017 @ 10:13pm CDT
Prime Target wrote:Dammit I was planning to save these waves for TFcon DC to wrap up TR then and there but if they show up in my area I might have to pick them up. Also "Sligslinger" :lol:

Sligslunger might be my most anticipated of these figures, aside from Twin Twist possibly. I'm guessing, though, that he'll only be at Myer for now (if he's even going to be common there either; I remember there were a few isolated Australian sightings of Broadside - including one I found - back in Feb or so, and he didn't hit wide distribution to my knowledge until last month). I'm just looking forward to the Wave 5 Deluxes for now!

Though, seeing as I've only found a single case of Wave 4 Deluxes around me too, is it possible that even the Wave Fivers are an isolated occurrence? What's the status of Wave 4 for other Australian collectors at the moment: have they hit properly wide distribution around Aus for the most part, or are they still trickling out too?
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904189)
Posted by Burn on August 13th, 2017 @ 10:44pm CDT
Speaking of "isolated" ... Qwan, did you ever find a Sixshot at TRU? Have seen some guys on TCCA getting excited because their Sixshot they ordered online had arrived. Seems he didn't get a wide distribution? (I just assumed he did as he made it to Cairns)
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1904197)
Posted by Qwan on August 13th, 2017 @ 11:21pm CDT
Burn wrote:Speaking of "isolated" ... Qwan, did you ever find a Sixshot at TRU? Have seen some guys on TCCA getting excited because their Sixshot they ordered online had arrived. Seems he didn't get a wide distribution? (I just assumed he did as he made it to Cairns)

I don't have a TRU near me, but none of the stores nearby have had Sixshot in at all - nor have they had any TR Leaders past Wave 1 in fact. Whether Sixshot saw a wide release or not, it seems like another major factor is whether stores even choose to carry figures of that size class. (I know I've said it many times before, but the one store near me that has any Leader figures at all, still just has a bunch of CW Skywarp. They're on sale down to $39AU by this point and I'll probably get one eventually TBH, but there's still like 15 left and I'm waiting to see how low they'll go. :P )

In other news:
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(Plus bonus cat!)

It does seem like Kmarts are getting the Wave 5 Deluxes in! Hooray! :-D (I checked literally yesterday afternoon and they didn't have anything new, but I figured I'd check again today after the sighting, and voila.) So, probably not an isolated occurrence then! There were two of each 'bot, so that's... 2 cases? I can't remember how many figures to a case right now. No clue if they're turning up at other stores though, since I checked Kmart first and went straight home once I got 'em because I'm an impatient child.

It does still make me worry for those who haven't seen Wave 4 around Aus yet though. It'd be cool if Kmart and Myer turn out to just be considerably ahead of the curve, and people can just get three (four, counting Wave 3?) waves' worth of Deluxes at once by simply visiting different stores. Best of luck to anyone looking for these or the previous wave!
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1914224)
Posted by WreckerJack on October 3rd, 2017 @ 9:41am CDT
Two items have appeared on shelves in Australia. These were found at the Toyworld in the Westfield Indooroopilly shopping center. The first is the Sqweeks Voice Changer Mask, it is priced at $79.99. The second item is the new Rescue Bots Flip Racer Chomping trackset which is priced at 59.99 (Don't let that faded label fool you!) We have some images of these items below, thanks to griffin from Ozformers.

If you find any cool new toys or other Transformers related products, be sure to let us know!

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Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1914259)
Posted by Rated X on October 3rd, 2017 @ 1:17pm CDT
I know somebody who will leap over Ayers rock in a single bound to get his hands on this. :-P
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1914281)
Posted by DeathReviews on October 3rd, 2017 @ 2:25pm CDT
A helmet that makes me look like this guy?

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No thanks ;)
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1917833)
Posted by william-james88 on October 22nd, 2017 @ 8:22am CDT
Thanks to Ozformers, we have news that the Transformers The Last Knight Wave 2 deluxes have finally found their way down under. They were found at Big W. As for Rescue Bots, Stegosaurus Chase & new Optimus have been found Kmart.

Ozformers wrote:New to Australia - Movie Wave 2 Deluxes (four months after they were released to the world) at BigW, and Rescue Bots stegosaurus Chase & new truck Optimus at Kmart.
The Movie Deluxes (Drift, Slug, Steelbane, Sqweeks) have been found at various BigW stores this weekend, as most stores are getting in a product pallet that also includes the recently released Movie wave 3 1-step toys (Scorn, Drift, Cogman) and the newest (and the final) wave of RID Warriors (Bludgeon, Thermidor, Twinferno).


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Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1918113)
Posted by Qwan on October 23rd, 2017 @ 6:29pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Thanks to Ozformers, we have news that the Transformers The Last Knight Wave 2 deluxes have finally found their way down under. They were found at Big W. As for Rescue Bots, Stegosaurus Chase & new Optimus have been found Kmart.

Ozformers wrote:New to Australia - Movie Wave 2 Deluxes (four months after they were released to the world) at BigW, and Rescue Bots stegosaurus Chase & new truck Optimus at Kmart.
The Movie Deluxes (Drift, Slug, Steelbane, Sqweeks) have been found at various BigW stores this weekend, as most stores are getting in a product pallet that also includes the recently released Movie wave 3 1-step toys (Scorn, Drift, Cogman) and the newest (and the final) wave of RID Warriors (Bludgeon, Thermidor, Twinferno).


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Checked my local Big W yesterday, and no luck on any counts sadly :( . Of course, it probably has something to do with the fact that the total space allotted in that store for TLK Deluxes, TR Deluxes and RiD Warriors together is enough for about eight figures total. 2 Berserkers, a Barricade, 2 Twinfernos, a Hot Rod, and 2 Windblades - yaaaaay....


On the other hand they also have two of the massive Mega Turbo Changer Dragonstorm. Those aren't new to Australia, are they? I haven't seen them around before but that's rarely an indicator. I have to admit the sheer size of that toy is tempting on a semi-primal level, but the rational part of me has just managed to keep it all under control - so far :lol:
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1918136)
Posted by william-james88 on October 23rd, 2017 @ 10:10pm CDT
Qwan wrote:On the other hand they also have two of the massive Mega Turbo Changer Dragonstorm. Those aren't new to Australia, are they? I haven't seen them around before but that's rarely an indicator. I have to admit the sheer size of that toy is tempting on a semi-primal level, but the rational part of me has just managed to keep it all under control - so far :lol:

You talking about this guy right?

https://www.toysrus.com.au/transformers ... agonstorm/

He's been available online for australians for quite a while but I dont know if its a first sighting for in stores. You could check out Ozformers for confirmation and if it is indeed a first sighting for australia, then we could news it.
Re: Latest Transformers Rescue Bot Toys Found in Australia (1918140)
Posted by Qwan on October 23rd, 2017 @ 10:36pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Qwan wrote:On the other hand they also have two of the massive Mega Turbo Changer Dragonstorm. Those aren't new to Australia, are they? I haven't seen them around before but that's rarely an indicator. I have to admit the sheer size of that toy is tempting on a semi-primal level, but the rational part of me has just managed to keep it all under control - so far :lol:

You talking about this guy right?

https://www.toysrus.com.au/transformers ... agonstorm/

He's been available online for australians for quite a while but I dont know if its a first sighting for in stores. You could check out Ozformers for confirmation and if it is indeed a first sighting for australia, then we could news it.

Yep, that's the guy! Ozformers does indeed have sightings for him already, so my hunch was correct - still, cool to see him making his way around a bit more. Now if only someone would hurry up and buy them already so they stop tempting me :lol:

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