"Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail

"Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail

Saturday, December 14th, 2013 4:41pm CST

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If you've been keeping up with our Predacons Rising news, you'll notice that the Legion-sized two-pack Night Shadow Bumblebee versus Blight hasn't been spotted in Target yet. No longer! Seibertron himself stopped by his Target in Rosemont, Illinois, and found this elusive set while getting some Christmas shopping done.

Transformers News: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail


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Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535287)
Posted by Megazarak on December 14th, 2013 @ 4:51pm CST
Is this Blight's weapon the same colour as Hun-Gurr's?
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535291)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 14th, 2013 @ 5:10pm CST
I got this set from Target months ago. 'Course, I've only ever seen 2 sets, and I bought one of them.

Hope more people are able to find it, red Blight is awesome.
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Megazarak wrote:Is this Blight's weapon the same colour as Hun-Gurr's?

Yep. It's identical in color and form to the regular retail Blight, in fact.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535298)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on December 14th, 2013 @ 5:38pm CST
Mmmmm, local. I love this version of Bee, the deluxe is great.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535307)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 14th, 2013 @ 6:14pm CST
I found this set a few weeks ago.

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Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535317)
Posted by Megazarak on December 14th, 2013 @ 7:14pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:
Megazarak wrote:Is this Blight's weapon the same colour as Hun-Gurr's?

Yep. It's identical in color and form to the regular retail Blight, in fact.


Excellent! Thanks for the info.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535401)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 15th, 2013 @ 2:42am CST
this has been out at the targets here for over a month now, started showing up not long after the first batch of the rising exclusives hit. Now if only they'd stock everything else this way
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535412)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on December 15th, 2013 @ 4:08am CST
This is news? I found this at one of my Target's here in Texas....... I reckon about 4 weeks ago.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535433)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 15th, 2013 @ 7:55am CST
SG Roadbuster wrote:This is news? I found this at one of my Target's here in Texas....... I reckon about 4 weeks ago.


This is what happens when nobody except the staff submits sightings... >:oP
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535453)
Posted by Mkall on December 15th, 2013 @ 10:28am CST
I'd love to get my hands on one of these sets (or just Blight by himself), if someone's able to find one for me, I offer full compensation. ;)
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535468)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 15th, 2013 @ 12:36pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:This is what happens when nobody except the staff submits sightings... >:oP

I should probably stop assuming that just because I'm in New Jersey that doesn't mean everybody else saw them, then.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535470)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 15th, 2013 @ 12:51pm CST
That's why we have this sticky

I'd say, whenever you sight something new in your area, look through the forum, if there's no thread dedicated, make one! Only makes sense, no?
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535474)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 15th, 2013 @ 1:23pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:That's why we have this sticky

I'd say, whenever you sight something new in your area, look through the forum, if there's no thread dedicated, make one! Only makes sense, no?


Please do it, people. It'll make our lives better, especially mine.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535593)
Posted by shin_hibiki on December 15th, 2013 @ 10:46pm CST
Hope it shows up here soon--I've been looking for weeks. Distribution of this particular item seems unusually spotty for some reason.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535603)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 15th, 2013 @ 11:22pm CST
Wave 2 of any of the "Preds Rising" stuff seems rare, though yeah this one is especially hard to find. Evidently not many people want Cindersaur and G1-ish Smokescreen...
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535722)
Posted by ScottyP on December 16th, 2013 @ 12:03pm CST
I heard an interesting theory on why these have been so elusive. It may have even been in a thread here. It could also be total bull, but who cares, it's fun.

Story goes like this. This was supposed to be in Wave 1 of the PR releases, which would make sense because then you'd have a Bumblebee in each wave rather than 0 in wave 1 and two in wave 2. The factories screwed up and put nothing but Cindersaur/Smokescreen in the Wave 1 cases. I feel like there's a picture floating out there somewhere of a wave 1 cases labeled to be containing these guys, which would prove that part.

Here's the part that can't really be proven, me thinks:

So Wave 2 gets packed up and shipped to Target distribution, with, you guessed it, yet more Cindersaur and Smokescreen. So when Cinder and Smokes sold out, places just got more of them and more of them. Due to their clogging shelves preventing more ordering by stores, and the time to get the other corrected wave 1 cases over on a boat and into Target's distribution channels, they only started to pop up about 6 weeks ago in various places.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535723)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on December 16th, 2013 @ 12:07pm CST
ScottyP wrote:I heard an interesting theory on why these have been so elusive. It may have even been in a thread here. It could also be total bull, but who cares, it's fun.

Story goes like this. This was supposed to be in Wave 1 of the PR releases, which would make sense because then you'd have a Bumblebee in each wave rather than 0 in wave 1 and two in wave 2. The factories screwed up and put nothing but Cindersaur/Smokescreen in the Wave 1 cases. I feel like there's a picture floating out there somewhere of a wave 1 cases labeled to be containing these guys, which would prove that part.

Here's the part that can't really be proven, me thinks:

So Wave 2 gets packed up and shipped to Target distribution, with, you guessed it, yet more Cindersaur and Smokescreen. So when Cinder and Smokes sold out, places just got more of them and more of them. Due to their clogging shelves preventing more ordering by stores, and the time to get the other corrected wave 1 cases over on a boat and into Target's distribution channels, they only started to pop up about 6 weeks ago in various places.


It's actually a given that initially Predacons Rising pretty much shipped in solid cases (with only a single figure or set). The second half has been out for a while now in Deluxe and Voyager Classes, but Legion and Commander seem to be lagging behind a bit. Have we even confirmed that Shockwave vs. Bombshock is out?
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535724)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 16th, 2013 @ 12:14pm CST
Would make sense the Voyagers and Deluxes are moving, as Darksteel and Sky Lynx were in the show/movie, unlike the rest of the PR stuff.

Haven't seen the BombShockWave set yet, though I haven't been to Target in a while.
Re: "Predacons Rising" Night Shadow Bumblebee vs. Blight Spotted in Retail (1535726)
Posted by ScottyP on December 16th, 2013 @ 12:18pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
It's actually a given that initially Predacons Rising pretty much shipped in solid cases (with only a single figure or set). The second half has been out for a while now in Deluxe and Voyager Classes, but Legion and Commander seem to be lagging behind a bit. Have we even confirmed that Shockwave vs. Bombshock is out?


Shockwave vs. Bombshock have hit saturation here. I've had my set since early October. They're basically the only Wave 2 PR thing that's been easy to find :BANG_HEAD:

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