Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack

Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack

Monday, August 13th, 2018 10:23pm CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Eric_Tron, we have news that in at least one Meijer store (in Canton, Michigan) there is a poster up, promoting the Bumblebee Movie toys and declaring them to be "Coming Soon"!

As well as hinting toward a hopefully soon-to-come release of the Bumblebee Movie toyline, this is also further evidence of another important recent trend. With the demise of Toys R Us earlier this year, it seems that many other retailers are getting in on the toy action and picking up the slack, so to speak. Meijer has previously carried toys (including Transformers), but never to a particularly significant degree and the chain has never been considered a "go-to" for collectors. However it seems that along with other stores like Gamestop not previously known for their Transformers stock, they are attempting to fill the void left by the toy giant's collapse.

If that is the case, this will hopefully be very good news for collectors! Not only will we still have access to the exclusives and other toys we'd have relied on Toys R Us for, but potentially having more stores in on the action could mean more competition, hopefully resulting in lower prices than we had come to expect buying from Toys R Us!

Does this seem likely to you? Why or why not? If it is the case, are you excited for this potential new angle to collecting? Share your thoughts in the Energon Pub Forums, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for more Transformers news!

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Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1978917)
Posted by WreckerJack on August 16th, 2018 @ 8:07pm CDT
It may be a while before Halloween but Costco is already selling Bumblebee costumes for kids. A while back we learned that there had been several costumes listed for all ages. Bee on the look out if you wanted a larger size. Chances are the other costumes will show up at retail stores wherever costumes are sold before Halloween. It looks that toys are soon to be stocked as well, according to this article. A quick thank you to Scottimus Prime for taking these pictures. We would like to wish you a happy and safe Halloween even if it is well in advance.

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Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1978956)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 17th, 2018 @ 6:06am CDT
They look comfortable. :)
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980086)
Posted by Va'al on August 23rd, 2018 @ 4:36am CDT
While we have seen the stock images - and the Whoah advert for the Cyberverse line - we had yet to see the new younger audience-aimed Transformers toys from the upcoming Bumblebee Movie: Energon Igniters (with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee being shown in the clips, along with some movie inspired CGI animation), in both a teaser clip and the full video ad.

You can check them out below, as Hasbro marketing once again invites kids and parents to #JoinTheBuzz, insert extra fuel into your toys, and break through walls! Let us know if you'll be trying out these figures too, in the conversation below.






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Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980145)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on August 23rd, 2018 @ 10:34am CDT
I think these toys look like a lot of fun, but I'd rather buy the SS VW Bug Bee over the other Bees in this line, but I'm 100% buying the legion class toys and maybe the Nitro Barricade.
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980162)
Posted by Flashwave on August 23rd, 2018 @ 12:18pm CDT
Cyberverse cartoon, take note. Actual Transforming toys that have gimmick laden altmodes and still look good
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980165)
Posted by william-james88 on August 23rd, 2018 @ 12:30pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Cyberverse cartoon, take note. Actual Transforming toys that have gimmick laden altmodes and still look good

Isnt that what the Cybertron line was 15 years ago?
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980168)
Posted by Flashwave on August 23rd, 2018 @ 12:41pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Cyberverse cartoon, take note. Actual Transforming toys that have gimmick laden altmodes and still look good

Isnt that what the Cybertron line was 15 years ago?

Yes, but I was more highlighting a concurrent toyline. Some of my favorite toys came from Cybertron though *Crosswise*
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980674)
Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2018 @ 10:38pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Cyberverse cartoon, take note. Actual Transforming toys that have gimmick laden altmodes and still look good

Isnt that what the Cybertron line was 15 years ago?

Yes, but I was more highlighting a concurrent toyline. Some of my favorite toys came from Cybertron though *Crosswise*

I have a crosswise story. It was once my most wanted toy (to find at a good price, of course). I always loved the look and I loved most of the cybertron line. Plus it had an amazing alt mode of what was at the time the most expensive car on earth (or just about). And i just couldnt find it at a good price. As I kept searching for it, it became more fabled in my head to the point where even the best toy wouldnt match my expectations. I ended up settling on the smokescreen version because what I really wanted was the mold. And boy was I underwhelmed. I dont know why but for some reason I never saw those two giant car side panels at the side of the robot. I didnt expect all that kibble there. So yeah, in the end, that toy didnt do it for me.

Anyways, more bumblebee news coming right up!
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980675)
Posted by william-james88 on August 25th, 2018 @ 10:46pm CDT
As of right now, we only know of one new mold being done for the main villain of the Bumblebee movie, Shatter, and it is her Transformers Titan Changer toy which transforms into a jet. Even though the toys were supposed to come out later in the year this toy, along with the entire wave of Titan Changers, is available for purchasing right now on Walmart.ca. It is $20 CAD. The wave also contains a new Bumblebee mold and the same Optimus Prime toy we previously saw in the Transformers The Last Knight line. We have stock images for each of these and these are the very first stock images we have ever had for Shatter and Bumblebee.

You can order them at the links below:

Shatter

Bumblebee

Optimus Prime

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Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980678)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on August 26th, 2018 @ 12:02am CDT
That Bumblebee is creepily skeletal. shatter looks okay though.
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980679)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 26th, 2018 @ 12:03am CDT
Um, are we sure if you order the figures from the site you'll GET those figures?
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980687)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 26th, 2018 @ 1:59am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Um, are we sure if you order the figures from the site you'll GET those figures?

What makes you say that? :-?

I wonder how well this line will do? Despite the collectors problems with the simplicity of the line, kids have no such objecions.
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980689)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 26th, 2018 @ 3:30am CDT
So far, my wants for this line are:
--- "Leader" Bee and Optimus
--- Legion Bee
I'll be skipping the SS Bee entirely. If the MP is good though, I may consider it.
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980695)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 26th, 2018 @ 5:26am CDT
Thanks to the Ozformers Facebook Member, Griffin, and a tip off from Seibertron Admin, Burn we have confirmed sighting of the Energon Igniter's line hitting store shelves! This follows on from the Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Titan Changers line being available to order from Walmart.Ca. As you can see from the photo's it is only the Energon Igniter's that were found so far. However it does seem that these toys have begun to trickle out, and will pick up pace in the coming months, leading to the film's release in December.

These were found at a Toymate in Robina, Queensland.

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Will you be picking these up when you find them? Let us know i the comments and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980708)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on August 26th, 2018 @ 7:33am CDT
I really like the new render of Bee on the box of that titan changer!
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980804)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 26th, 2018 @ 10:08pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Um, are we sure if you order the figures from the site you'll GET those figures?

What makes you say that? :-?

I wonder how well this line will do? Despite the collectors problems with the simplicity of the line, kids have no such objecions.


Previous bad experiences dealing with similar situations.
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980809)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 26th, 2018 @ 10:27pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Um, are we sure if you order the figures from the site you'll GET those figures?

What makes you say that? :-?

I wonder how well this line will do? Despite the collectors problems with the simplicity of the line, kids have no such objecions.


Previous bad experiences dealing with similar situations.


Would they happen to be with K-Mart?
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980899)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 27th, 2018 @ 7:13pm CDT
I'm ready for the little legion dudes baby!
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980925)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 27th, 2018 @ 8:30pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Um, are we sure if you order the figures from the site you'll GET those figures?

What makes you say that? :-?

I wonder how well this line will do? Despite the collectors problems with the simplicity of the line, kids have no such objecions.


Previous bad experiences dealing with similar situations.


Would they happen to be with K-Mart?


Youuuu betcha! I still sometimes have nightmares. It's really neither here nor there since being in the US I can't order from Walmart Canada.
Re: Poster for Transformers Bumblebee Movie Toys in Meijer - More Companies Picking up the Slack (1980958)
Posted by Zeedust on August 28th, 2018 @ 12:16am CDT
It's a little disappointing that they went with Camaro Bee intead of the better-looking VW Bee for the Titan Changer, and I seriously doubt that Optimus is going to be using his AoE/TLK body in this movie, so that one kinda feels like cutting corners just for the sake of cutting corners. Shatter looks nice, though, particularly for a "budget" figure.

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