Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores

Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 10:36pm CST

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The back to the Future crossover Transformers toy, Gigawatt, was never said to be exclusive to any retailer, but still, many Canadians were surprised to run into him at Toysrus after being offered through EB Games. And not just seeing him, but seeing how much with more than a dozen being shipped to stores, as you can see from the photos below. Great Scott! The price is rather steep though, at $60 CAD, so we'll see how well they sell. The images below come from Dspayre and Gunsligner over at Cybertron.ca.

In other Toysrus news, a new sales starts tomorrow where Siege Micromasters and the "Target Exclusive" RID One Step multi pack are %50 off. While that particular set is from years ago, Toysrus has been getting large quantities of it the past month. Makes you wonder what else is being forgotten in warehouses.

Transformers News: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores


Transformers News: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores

Transformers News: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores


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Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087273)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on November 18th, 2020 @ 10:42pm CST
Damn, I may need to make a run for the border...but won't be able to afford it until after black Friday.
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087276)
Posted by william-james88 on November 18th, 2020 @ 10:56pm CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:Damn, I may need to make a run for the border...but won't be able to afford it until after black Friday.


You ok paying 60$ for this? Isn't he cheaper in the US?
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087277)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 18th, 2020 @ 11:16pm CST
With any luck, there will be a Black Friday sale and a Gigawatt with my name on it.

Also, 45$ on that RiD 1step box set is a fair price. And the price that should have been from the very start for old overstock "nobody wanted".
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087343)
Posted by Bouncy X on November 19th, 2020 @ 6:44pm CST
well that figures, i got all excited a few weeks ago when i nabbed a pre order on EB Canada's site since it took over a year before i was able to get Ectotron!!

so all i had to do was visit toys r us? damn.

as for pricing, its the same price as EB and thats also what Ectotron cost so its not surprising. i mean neither are "worth" that much and shoulda been 40 or less but i'm sure the licensing was one issue and canada just sucks for pricing with this sorta stuff.

that said, the figure is really cool and i dont regret it, he's way smaller than i expected and he looks so tiny next to Ectotron in robot form but yeah....i love both!!

i have no interest in the x-men crossover figure but it looks cool too.

here's hoping they do Knight Rider eventually...i mean they can do KITT and KARR to represent each faction!! the possibilities are endless!! :P
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087352)
Posted by william-james88 on November 19th, 2020 @ 9:18pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:as for pricing, its the same price as EB and thats also what Ectotron cost so its not surprising.


But Ectotron is a voyager, this is a deluxe.
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087354)
Posted by william-james88 on November 19th, 2020 @ 9:44pm CST
Every year, I like to go to Toysrus at the beginning of the Holliday shopping season to see how (hopefully) plentiful it is, and it rarely disappoints. And I want to share that with you all, especially those who no longer have Toysrus and can get a sense of nostalgia and at least know that what they felt when they were young can still be experienced by kids (and parents) out there. Toysrus is all stocked up for the holiday season as far as Transformers are concerned. Granted, it's not all the latest items since there are still plenty of Siege toys (the Micromasters are half off right now) but what matters is that there is stock for parents and relatives to buy. There are also lots of key exclusives like the Seeker two pack, Studio Series Leadfoot, the Decepticon Clones and an overflowing amount of Gigawatts. They even had more Transformers in other areas of the store, like the stocking stuffer display in the shape of a gift box.

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Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087359)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 19th, 2020 @ 10:37pm CST
how many terawatts does that many gigawatts make?
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087360)
Posted by First-Aid on November 19th, 2020 @ 11:05pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:how many terawatts does that many gigawatts make?


One point twenty one
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087391)
Posted by hausjam on November 20th, 2020 @ 11:18am CST
I haven't seen a TF shelf stocked like that in 30 years.
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087474)
Posted by Stealth Claw on November 20th, 2020 @ 4:39pm CST
Was Christmas shopping for my almost 1 year old (turns 1 on Dec 15) and the shelves in Toys R Us here in St Catharines ON and the trasformers shelves were fully stocked. My wife pick up soundwave and his cassettes for me fir Christmas. Lol
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087786)
Posted by TOO MUCH ENERGON! on November 24th, 2020 @ 3:46am CST
Gigwatt? Aren’t those supposed to be like super limited?
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087826)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 24th, 2020 @ 3:25pm CST
TOO MUCH ENERGON! wrote:Gigwatt? Aren’t those supposed to be like super limited?


No more limited than any other figures. Even the "exclusively" is relative. And for the regular price they go for, these are basically unscalpable.

That is, unless a store pull a Target and clearance the thing at 75% off 3 weeks after it's release. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087873)
Posted by TOO MUCH ENERGON! on November 25th, 2020 @ 5:39am CST
I thought I had read somewhere a while back that they were limited to 5000 units. I mean perhaps I’m wrong but I remember being really disappointed by it.
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087899)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 25th, 2020 @ 4:08pm CST
TOO MUCH ENERGON! wrote:I thought I had read somewhere a while back that they were limited to 5000 units. I mean perhaps I’m wrong but I remember being really disappointed by it.


I call fake news.
Heck, you can stiff find Ectotron in stores today and they'll even re-release him with some differences in paint for the upcoming movie.

So, no need to buy from a scalper.
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087993)
Posted by william-james88 on November 27th, 2020 @ 10:48am CST
TOO MUCH ENERGON! wrote:I thought I had read somewhere a while back that they were limited to 5000 units. I mean perhaps I’m wrong but I remember being really disappointed by it.


People don't read carefully enough. They said the initial stock would only be 5000 units followed by a wider release later. What you are looking at is most probably the wider release.
Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087996)
Posted by william-james88 on November 27th, 2020 @ 11:11am CST
2020's Black Friday is turning out to be rather lame for Transformers toys, at least when it comes to the main retailers.

Both Toysrus and Walmart have massive sales... on last year's items. Most of these are Siege toys that were just recently restocked, meaning there was a ton left over accumulating dust in a warehouse. In Toysrus, the Siege voyagers (anyone want another Siege Megatron?) are shy of $20 while Siege deluxes (how about another Chromia?) are shy of $15 at Walmart. The Cyberverse armoured figures are also $15 at Walmart while Toysrus is selling their newly restocked Siege leaders for $35.

These deals are only available in store at the moment since the limited online stock sold out instantly.

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Re: Tons of Transformers Gigawatts are Being Found at Canadian Toysrus Stores (2087997)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 27th, 2020 @ 11:19am CST
The most interesting ones like a 20$ Springer or a less than 7$ cassettes pack were sold out instantly.

Regardless, Canadian Black Friday suck major ass.

The American online retailers are no better. TF Source and BBTS have the same old, same old on sale. Often just at 10% off. Big woop.

Meh. More money saved by not buying anything.

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