Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail

Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail

Sunday, October 14th, 2018 4:57am CDT

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Since the first in hand images of what is the Walgreens exclusive Transformer Power of the Primes Wreck-Gar figure - which we covered back here, from Hong Kong fans - we now also have a first sighting in the United States, courtesy of Instagram user MCUCollector24!

According to their feed, and based out of Sacramento, California, the Combiner Wars Groove retool and redeco is selling for $17.99, and is out there in stores right now! If you come across this or any other figure, make sure to mark it down in the Sightings Database, to help out fellow fans in your area and around the community.

Transformers News: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail

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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989109)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 14th, 2018 @ 11:05am CDT
Well, time to start visiting Walgreens again. Here's hoping maybe I see this one in stores!
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989112)
Posted by o.supreme on October 14th, 2018 @ 11:09am CDT
Darn...I was so close. I saw someone posted a sighting in Alameda on Friday (which is in the East Bay, not to far from where I am in Sacramento). So I checked the 3 stores nearest to me the last couple days with nothing, but saw a lot of other things had been put out in the store. Guess its time to expand my search. If it's here in Sacramento, I'll find it. Trouble is...we have like 50 Walgreens :lol:

Oh and trust me...calling ahead doesn't work, the employees at a pharmacy store have zero knowledge about toys.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989114)
Posted by Cobotron on October 14th, 2018 @ 11:12am CDT
HA! I just checked Walgreens this past Friday. My Spidey sense was tingling. Nothing there, but at this specific Walgreens, the Deluxe shelf space has been empty for a few weeks so I'm expecting it to be filled with Wreck-gars.

To quote Phil Collins, "I can feel it coming in the air tonight. Hold on."

:lol:
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989228)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 14th, 2018 @ 10:17pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:Nothing there, but at this specific Walgreens, the Deluxe shelf space has been empty for a few weeks so I'm expecting it to be filled with Wreck-gars.


I have 2 of those picked out as well. And now for the waiting.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989275)
Posted by o.supreme on October 15th, 2018 @ 9:23am CDT
Well, did a bit of searching. 7 stores in my area and zip. Just random TR figures, oh and a couple Clone 2-packs still around. However at one of the stores closest to my home I did have an interesting conversation with a manager that actually knew something... :shock: .
It went like this

(I see 2 male employees walking rather quickly out form the back, one of them actually acknowledges me)

Walgreens: Can I Help You?
Me: Maybe? Are you working only in the pharmacy? Or are you in the general store
Walgreens: Whole Store Sir
Me: OK. I'm looking for a particular toy
Walgreens: A Funko Pop?
Me: No, A Transformer
Walgreens: Wreck-Gar?
Me: Yep
Walgreens: Sorry they were all purchased as soon as we got them
Me: :-x , but was appreciative to the employee for the tip

I can only surmise they must have been there Friday Morning, because I had been to that store all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), because it was so close to my home. So some scalper jerk must have got them right away. From past exclusives however, they were always restocked even after the first ones sold out, so I can only hope it will be the same for Wreck-Gar.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989334)
Posted by no-one on October 15th, 2018 @ 5:20pm CDT
Just got a shipping notification on P/CP. Anyone in limbo, go check yo account!

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That order date is from my second order. I cancelled my first for shipping reasons before I knew there was going to be issues fulfilling orders.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989335)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on October 15th, 2018 @ 5:27pm CDT
One of these days, we'll be able to give the scalpers the thrashing they deserve...

Unrelated, been meaning to do this for a while:
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989348)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 15th, 2018 @ 6:34pm CDT
Went on a 5 Walgreens tour during my lunch knowing that Wreck Gar probably won't be showing up in the midwest for about another week. But I wanted to see which stores still had plenty of deluxes and which ones were ripe for restocking soon.

So what did I find? Mainly PotP wave 1, particularly Slag and Swoop.

Plus a TR Blurr :shock:
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989352)
Posted by bodrock on October 15th, 2018 @ 6:45pm CDT
Wreck-gar has made it out West, to Oregon!
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Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989377)
Posted by Autobot N on October 15th, 2018 @ 7:37pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:One of these days, we'll be able to give the scalpers the thrashing they deserve...
Man, I hate those guys. I remember a time about a year ago when me, my cousins, and my uncle were in a mall looking for a Funko Pop of an Overwatch character (I had introduced one of my cousins to the game recently, and she wanted to buy a Funko of her favorite character, D.Va). We walked into a used video games/comics store and asked if they had any. The guy said no, but he would have charged us $100 dollars if he did have one. We then proceeded to walk into the store directly across from us and found 3 of them for $25 apiece.

Screw scalpers.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989603)
Posted by o.supreme on October 17th, 2018 @ 6:46pm CDT
found Wreck-Gar :DANCE: . Unfortunately there's a little something goofy with the sightings section on this one, you can only report where it was - no quantity or comments. There were 4, i bought one and left 3. Glad that scalper who came before me didn't *win* ;)
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989605)
Posted by william-james88 on October 17th, 2018 @ 7:11pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:found Wreck-Gar :DANCE: . Unfortunately there's a little something goofy with the sightings section on this one, you can only report where it was - no quantity or comments. There were 4, i bought one and left 3. Glad that scalper who came before me didn't *win* ;)

report that in the problem reporting thread like that its sure the right people see it. Glad you found your figure ;)^
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989705)
Posted by o.supreme on October 18th, 2018 @ 1:03pm CDT
Thanks I'll definitely forward that information. Now all I need is to to await the arrival of my Golden Lagoon SS BBTS Pre-order, and *hopefully* a good deal on Predaking, and my PotP want list will be complete.

Also I noticed BBTS finally has Optimal Optimus in stock, so I imagine it should be hitting HTS, and general retail soon. How funny/sad is it, that the fan vote character is the absolute dead last to be released in the United States for PotP, even :TAKARATOMY: released it before the US market :lol: .
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989708)
Posted by Omegatron. on October 18th, 2018 @ 1:41pm CDT
I just got Optimal Optimus, is anyone else having trouble with the grey and orange pegs that connect Optimus Primal to the back of the armour in vehicle and gorilla backpack modes? The orange peg on the armour just doesn't seem to fit in the slot.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989753)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 18th, 2018 @ 6:17pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:Thanks I'll definitely forward that information. Now all I need is to to await the arrival of my Golden Lagoon SS BBTS Pre-order, and *hopefully* a good deal on Predaking, and my PotP want list will be complete.

Also I noticed BBTS finally has Optimal Optimus in stock, so I imagine it should be hitting HTS, and general retail soon. How funny/sad is it, that the fan vote character is the absolute dead last to be released in the United States for PotP, even :TAKARATOMY: released it before the US market :lol: .

Here's Me Praying OPOP comes soon!! He and Wreck Gar are it for the Prime Wars trilogy for me!
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989784)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on October 18th, 2018 @ 9:50pm CDT
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Thanks I'll definitely forward that information. Now all I need is to to await the arrival of my Golden Lagoon SS BBTS Pre-order, and *hopefully* a good deal on Predaking, and my PotP want list will be complete.

Also I noticed BBTS finally has Optimal Optimus in stock, so I imagine it should be hitting HTS, and general retail soon. How funny/sad is it, that the fan vote character is the absolute dead last to be released in the United States for PotP, even :TAKARATOMY: released it before the US market :lol: .

Here's Me Praying OPOP comes soon!! He and Wreck Gar are it for the Prime Wars trilogy for me!

Same, I'll join in that prayer. I haven't had time to check my local Walgreens since Wreck-Gar's appeared in the US, but him and the boss monkey are all I need as well.

Especially the boss monkey.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989786)
Posted by Skritz on October 18th, 2018 @ 9:56pm CDT
Omegatron. wrote:I just got Optimal Optimus, is anyone else having trouble with the grey and orange pegs that connect Optimus Primal to the back of the armour in vehicle and gorilla backpack modes? The orange peg on the armour just doesn't seem to fit in the slot.


The way he's engineered means you need to fiddle with and bend these parts in ways you're not normally expected to with a figure. As weird as this may sound, he sometimes requires a bit more extreme push, pull and tug than you'd expect.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989816)
Posted by Omegatron. on October 19th, 2018 @ 5:00am CDT
Skritz wrote:
Omegatron. wrote:I just got Optimal Optimus, is anyone else having trouble with the grey and orange pegs that connect Optimus Primal to the back of the armour in vehicle and gorilla backpack modes? The orange peg on the armour just doesn't seem to fit in the slot.


The way he's engineered means you need to fiddle with and bend these parts in ways you're not normally expected to with a figure. As weird as this may sound, he sometimes requires a bit more extreme push, pull and tug than you'd expect.


I'm squeezing as hard as I can and it won't stay in. Emgo made it look easy.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989876)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 19th, 2018 @ 10:05am CDT
For those still looking for Optimal Optimus to complete their PotP collections rejoice! The final leader Class release for the Power of the Primes line is now in stock at Hasbro Toy shop.

Optimal Optimus is also available to order at Amazon, but as of writing is out of stock on the Website. He is available for free delivery for all Prime members.

For those who haven't been able to find him at retail, these are your best shots at getting him.


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Is he the last piece of your Power of the Primes collection? Is this the news you've been waiting for? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: Transformers Power of the Primes Walgreens Exclusive Wreck-Gar Sighted at US Retail (1989879)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on October 19th, 2018 @ 10:13am CDT
This guy is one of the only figures in POTP that I haven't found yet in stores. I found Inferno, Fire(Red Moonracer), MoonRacer, and a whole ton of others. Only ones I haven't found yet are Rodimus Unicronus and Optimal Optimus. Keep hunting!

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