Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target

Monday, June 25th, 2018 7:50PM CDT

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Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Hellscream9999, we have word that Titan Class Predaking, the Titan figure for Power of the Primes, is going to be offered at Target. This news is big, seeing as how Toys R Us is going, going, going, or gone for everyone except Canada, and they were one of the lone brick and mortar stores to offer the Titan Class figures. Predaking was found in the Target DCPI index, and can be found using the code 087 16 4185. The figure is shown in the Target database to be $159.99, the same price found on pretty much every pre-order for the mighty beast combiner.

So what do you think of this news? Is it a good sign that Predaking will be coming to Target? Let us know in the comments section below!

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966775)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 25th, 2018 @ 7:58pm CDT
This is good news. In my area, Target seems to be the store that gets the newer waves quicker than Walmart or Kmart. It used to be TRU, but, well... you know. Any idea when the big guy can be expected to hit the shelf?
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966787)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on June 25th, 2018 @ 9:43pm CDT
Definitely not worth that price. This thing is nowhere near as awesome as Metroplex or Trypticon & has no business being priced in the same category. It's big in combined mode, that's the only thing it has going for it.

I will definitely wait for Ollie's on this one. $50 - $60 is the right price for this unimpressive piece of shit.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966789)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 25th, 2018 @ 9:59pm CDT
It would be good news if my Target ever stocked anything.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966795)
Posted by Randomhero on June 25th, 2018 @ 10:33pm CDT
Aimless Misfire wrote:Definitely not worth that price. This thing is nowhere near as awesome as Metroplex or Trypticon & has no business being priced in the same category. It's big in combined mode, that's the only thing it has going for it.

I will definitely wait for Ollie's on this one. $50 - $60 is the right price for this unimpressive piece of ****.



Yeah. We know. You can’t wait for Ollie’s. Everyone knows because you say it all the time. Good for you.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966804)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 25th, 2018 @ 11:37pm CDT
Aimless Misfire wrote:Definitely not worth that price. This thing is nowhere near as awesome as Metroplex or Trypticon & has no business being priced in the same category. It's big in combined mode, that's the only thing it has going for it.

I will definitely wait for Ollie's on this one. $50 - $60 is the right price for this unimpressive piece of ****.
If it's an unimpressive piece of shit, then shouldn't it be worth nothing to you? Do you regularly drop $50-60 on pieces of shit?
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966838)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 26th, 2018 @ 3:23am CDT
I wonder if symths will be the only UK retail to sell it, if at all. Despite misgivings about beast modes, he himself looks like a fun beast to play with.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966863)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on June 26th, 2018 @ 7:05am CDT
I'll bet it'll be an online only item at target.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966865)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on June 26th, 2018 @ 7:10am CDT
I do hope that Target either gets him in adds (if not preferably in stores). I feel that part of the reason the Combiner War box sets didn't do too hot, was they were rarely stocked in Brick and Mortar... the downside to that strategy is they *do* take up a lot of space. I still couldn't believe Target put the Star wars Black 6" scale tie-fighters on the shelf...

I still think Predaking will be just as good, of not better, than Devastator. Though part of me is curious what "would have been" if Takara could go ham with their preferred release (like the extra mile they did for Devastator).
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966866)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on June 26th, 2018 @ 7:12am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:Whether Torox (ne Tantrum) is a buffalo or a bull doesn't change the fact that neither is really what you would call a predatory animal. :lol:

Ha ha, but I always thought that they were called Predacons because the characters themselves are predators as opposed to their alt modes.


Perhaps he's gone a bit *mad* (cow) sorry.... not sorry.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966884)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on June 26th, 2018 @ 8:15am CDT
i'll believe it when I see it. my Target has nothing but leftover RID and TLK figures.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966887)
Posted by YoungPrime on June 26th, 2018 @ 8:30am CDT
I wish I could be hype for this set the way I was with Trypticon last Summer, especially since the Predacon's are my favorite combiners. But cheap way that Hasbro has handled these bots individually just keeps shouting NOPE!

Like others have stated I'll just wait for them to pop up at Ollies for 49.99. So what if they don't make anymore due to poor sales. 3P companies charging almost triple this cost aren't going through this struggle.

So Hasbro should either step up on quality (It's not just the Titan class that getting cheap on plastic) or just don't make them.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966890)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 26th, 2018 @ 8:32am CDT
SpikeyTigertron wrote:I do hope that Target either gets him in adds (if not preferably in stores). I feel that part of the reason the Combiner War box sets didn't do too hot, was they were rarely stocked in Brick and Mortar... the downside to that strategy is they *do* take up a lot of space. I still couldn't believe Target put the Star wars Black 6" scale tie-fighters on the shelf...

I still think Predaking will be just as good, of not better, than Devastator. Though part of me is curious what "would have been" if Takara could go ham with their preferred release (like the extra mile they did for Devastator).

Takara would have done the sword, and maybe spiked gauntlets somehow but I don't think they would have done as much to pred as they did to devy, as there they only really messed with the head and added elbows where needed.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966893)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on June 26th, 2018 @ 8:38am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:I do hope that Target either gets him in adds (if not preferably in stores). I feel that part of the reason the Combiner War box sets didn't do too hot, was they were rarely stocked in Brick and Mortar... the downside to that strategy is they *do* take up a lot of space. I still couldn't believe Target put the Star wars Black 6" scale tie-fighters on the shelf...

I still think Predaking will be just as good, of not better, than Devastator. Though part of me is curious what "would have been" if Takara could go ham with their preferred release (like the extra mile they did for Devastator).

Takara would have done the sword, and maybe spiked gauntlets somehow but I don't think they would have done as much to pred as they did to devy, as there they only really messed with the head and added elbows where needed.


The other thing to consider is I believe Devastator started as a Takara Masterpiece design that they had to scale down to fit Hasbro's pricing and parts count rules. I suspect most of the Takara added parts and features were actually part of the original plan, scrapped for Hasbro, and added back in for Takara. In this case, both companies were starting Predaking from scratch.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966903)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 26th, 2018 @ 9:10am CDT
I don't know about them being meant for the masterpiece line as I think they were still a bit too simple for that plus if they were, Takara would have charged a small fortune ;-)

Young Prime@ 3p only aim at collectors hence their limited print runs and costs. They don't also don't have to worry about regulations that hasbro have to adhere to. Plus hasbro want kids to want these so they have to make sure that the price they put these at isn't too big but big enough to profit off (businesses exist for profit )
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966905)
Posted by YoungPrime on June 26th, 2018 @ 9:14am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Aimless Misfire wrote:Definitely not worth that price. This thing is nowhere near as awesome as Metroplex or Trypticon & has no business being priced in the same category. It's big in combined mode, that's the only thing it has going for it.

I will definitely wait for Ollie's on this one. $50 - $60 is the right price for this unimpressive piece of ****.
If it's an unimpressive piece of ****, then shouldn't it be worth nothing to you? Do you regularly drop $50-60 on pieces of ****?


The Beast modes and Bot modes are IMO crappy. So paying 1/3 for 1/3 of what this set can do is fair.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966906)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 26th, 2018 @ 9:14am CDT
Oh, no, Shogo Hasui confirmed that his design for Titan class Devastator was taken from a design for a MP Devastator he had cooked up, but which he had to modify to be more in line with Hasbro's budget limitations, and then was able to work back in some of his original design aspects for the Takara UW release.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966908)
Posted by YoungPrime on June 26th, 2018 @ 9:16am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:I don't know about them being meant for the masterpiece line as I think they were still a bit too simple for that plus if they were, Takara would have charged a small fortune ;-)

Young Prime@ 3p only aim at collectors hence their limited print runs and costs. They don't also don't have to worry about regulations that hasbro have to adhere to. Plus hasbro want kids to want these so they have to make sure that the price they put these at isn't too big but big enough to profit off (businesses exist for profit )


Don't see how that changes my complaints with the main issue here but thanks for 3P tour guide.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966924)
Posted by o.supreme on June 26th, 2018 @ 10:51am CDT
So, no confirmation if Target will actually have Predaking in-store, or if it will be online only? For the record, they had CW Devastator available for the longest time, long after even most online retailers had sold out. For the record, they still have Victoron, Computron, and G2 Bruticus available online.

Honestly, I'm excited for Predaking, but the advantage of having the last 2 Titans at TRU was putting them on layaway. Target doesn't have that feature online or in store, so I guess I'll have to wait to see if it goes on sale at some point around the end of the year.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1966929)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 26th, 2018 @ 11:03am CDT
o.supreme wrote:So, no confirmation if Target will actually have Predaking in-store, or if it will be online only? For the record, they had CW Devastator available for the longest time, long after even most online retailers had sold out. For the record, they still have Victoron, Computron, and G2 Bruticus available online.


To clarify, that is an in-store listing for him (and while this is all subject to change, as of right now, it's looking like something every store is gonna get in some capacity), I'd guess he'll start to show up sometime after the e-tailers get him like bbts and such, simply because it has to filter out through the warehouses to the stores.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking To Be Offered At Target (1967037)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on June 26th, 2018 @ 8:29pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, no, Shogo Hasui confirmed that his design for Titan class Devastator was taken from a design for a MP Devastator he had cooked up, but which he had to modify to be more in line with Hasbro's budget limitations, and then was able to work back in some of his original design aspects for the Takara UW release.


I'd always kind of felt that way tbh.... I mean other than plastic quality and a little more polish... they're somewhat in line with say MP Sideswipe, and the scale is definitely MP. (though it's a shame what happened to Long Haul).

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