ROTF Preview figures released in Australia

ROTF Preview figures released in Australia

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 6:53pm CDT

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The first sightings of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen preview toys: Deluxe Bumblebee and Soundwave have been spotted(and bought) from a Target store in Wollongong, to the south of Sydney by OTCA member Tiby.

The figures retailed for AU$29 each.

For pictures of the confirmed sale, please click here.

And it seems that the Wollongong Sighting was not a one-off, with a second sighting of both preview figures from a Target store on Queensland's Gold Coast posted on the OTCA Boards by member NoenGaruth.

The main line of Transformers ROTF figures are set for release in Australia on May 30th 2009.

Credit(s): Tiby of OTCA


This article was last modified on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 7:04pm CDT

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Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (918856)
Posted by devil prime on May 7th, 2009 @ 7:29pm CDT
These have better come out in the US real soon. Like this week soon.
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (918864)
Posted by Narc on May 7th, 2009 @ 8:43pm CDT
Good for them. I'm not in any hurry, except for Superion.
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (918881)
Posted by OmegaConvoy117 on May 7th, 2009 @ 10:08pm CDT
haha Narc you want Superion as well? i ordered that Fansproject upgrade kit as soon as it hit preorder on BBTS, really hope its gonna make the movie version better and when it does and he comes out ill do a youtube review on him ASAP
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (918882)
Posted by Zeds on May 7th, 2009 @ 10:13pm CDT
Narc wrote:Good for them. I'm not in any hurry, except for Superion.


I'm all over that set too!
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (918935)
Posted by Burn on May 8th, 2009 @ 3:43am CDT
$29 .... yay for inflation. :-(
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (918944)
Posted by Dkaris on May 8th, 2009 @ 4:26am CDT
I work in the Target store in miranda, Sydney, we found two boxes of the deluxe bumblebee and soundwave figures on Wednesday night However unlike Wollongong our manager wont let us shelve them until the 15th =[
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (918964)
Posted by cbe 1999 on May 8th, 2009 @ 7:22am CDT
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE TRANSFORMERS 2 TOYS PREVIEW TOYS COME OUT IN va :?:
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (918975)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 8th, 2009 @ 7:53am CDT
cbe 1999 wrote:DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE TRANSFORMERS 2 TOYS PREVIEW TOYS COME OUT IN va :?:


You're using the shift key all wrong... :cry:
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (919153)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 8th, 2009 @ 4:05pm CDT
Dkaris wrote:I work in the Target store in miranda, Sydney, we found two boxes of the deluxe bumblebee and soundwave figures on Wednesday night However unlike Wollongong our manager wont let us shelve them until the 15th =[


Your Manager is asking to bring down a whole mess of trouble upon your store. Those figs aren't supposed to be placed out on the floor until the morning of the 30th or after the store closes on the 29th. If the Hasbro rep tours the store before release day and sees those figures out, said rep. could have the whole stock immediately pulled and the store could lose the right to sell ANY ROTF toys. And this was from the lips of the Hasbro rep in charge of U.S. West Coast Distribution. Doesn't matter what store, if they see it out early that store is screwed! Conversely, if they go into a store on release day and the display is not ready to go upon opening that morning, you will see some store employees moving like their jobs depend on it. The rep had Target employees in Everett hustling pretty damn fast to get their display finished and fully stocked by 8:15 a.m. on the date the first movies toys came out. I was standing right behind her at 8:05 a.m. listening to her have words with the stock team supervisor.

Since I have exchanged late night stock duties for the oppurtunity to have first crack at new stock at the local Wal-Mart, I'll probably be there on the night of the 29th/morning of the 30th so that I don't have to deal with the collectors likely to be in at 6:00 a.m. I've decided that there is at least one figure that I will buy for my kids and I, possibly 2 but beyond that everyone else can have them. (My youngest boy and I have a Soundwave collection going. Gotta maintain it) Of course I wouldn't mind waiting outside the store to see if I could...discourage :twisted: ...any potential scalpers.
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (919503)
Posted by Ironhide63 on May 9th, 2009 @ 8:58pm CDT
oh good...im aussie, and this is the best news all week...maybe.
Ill definatly get Soundwave, I got bumblebee from the first movie so ill have to look at it and think about it :-? ...oh...and im definatly getting rotf Devastator :grin: ...even if the Constructicons dont have robot modes *lousy Hasbro* :evil:
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (919755)
Posted by i_amtrunks on May 10th, 2009 @ 6:04pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:
Dkaris wrote:I work in the Target store in miranda, Sydney, we found two boxes of the deluxe bumblebee and soundwave figures on Wednesday night However unlike Wollongong our manager wont let us shelve them until the 15th =[


Your Manager is asking to bring down a whole mess of trouble upon your store. Those figs aren't supposed to be placed out on the floor until the morning of the 30th or after the store closes on the 29th.


Yet at the Aussie Toyfair, there was no embargo date on the preview figures at all, only the mainline figures, so Deluxe Soundwave and Bumblebee can be placed on shelves whenever the manager dictates...
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (919877)
Posted by Dkaris on May 11th, 2009 @ 3:55am CDT
i_amtrunks wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:
Dkaris wrote:I work in the Target store in miranda, Sydney, we found two boxes of the deluxe bumblebee and soundwave figures on Wednesday night However unlike Wollongong our manager wont let us shelve them until the 15th =[


Your Manager is asking to bring down a whole mess of trouble upon your store. Those figs aren't supposed to be placed out on the floor until the morning of the 30th or after the store closes on the 29th.


Yet at the Aussie Toyfair, there was no embargo date on the preview figures at all, only the mainline figures, so Deluxe Soundwave and Bumblebee can be placed on shelves whenever the manager dictates...



I talked to staff today and a Hasbro rep was through early this morning. Apparently the figures I mentioned we found now cant be sold until the 30th, even though they PREVIEW figures. Gratz to Wollongong for ruining it for the rest of us. I don't see how our manager is bringing a mess onto us. He nor any staff put the merch on the shelves. The boxes were put back in our toy reserve.
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (920845)
Posted by Dkaris on May 13th, 2009 @ 10:47am CDT
Hate to double post, I was on night fill team tonight and we put out two boxes of the Bumblebee and Optimus Prime kids dress up costumes. Hopefully moar ROTF stuff is in our dock awaiting our box cutters.
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (921030)
Posted by i_amtrunks on May 13th, 2009 @ 6:09pm CDT
Dkaris wrote:Hate to double post, I was on night fill team tonight and we put out two boxes of the Bumblebee and Optimus Prime kids dress up costumes. Hopefully moar ROTF stuff is in our dock awaiting our box cutters.


Aint really a double post when there is a 3 day gap between them.

So costumes are out, means that stationary and normal clothing cannot be far behind.
I think you might be sick of stocking all the non toy ROTF gear by June...
Re: ROTF Preview figures released in Australia (921133)
Posted by Dkaris on May 14th, 2009 @ 12:39am CDT
To be honest our transformers stock is pretty poor, we have a few universe deluxes, a couple of the voyagers, some small transformers animated figures, and a fair few of the ultimate bumblebee. I'm interested to see if our rotf preview stuff will go out tonight, or if management will oblige the hasbro rep and wait until the 30th.

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