Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 1:43pm CDT

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Thanks to a post on Ozformers, we have news that the new wave of Robots in Disguise: Combiner Force has been found at Australian retail! Bludgeon was sighted at Toyworld, though the rest of his wave was already gone by the time he was sighted. With this sighting in mind, head on out to your Australian retail stores and hunt down these new figures!

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1903283)
Posted by Prime Target on August 9th, 2017 @ 11:06pm CDT
Nice :D only really into Twinferno and Thermidor tho but I'll take a bludgeon since RID has dashed my hopes of a toon accurate Blastwave. Also is Twinferno a new character here or is he supposed to be a Doublecross redesign?
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1903354)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 10th, 2017 @ 2:57am CDT
Prime Target wrote:Also is Twinferno a new character here or is he supposed to be a Doublecross redesign?


A bit of both, given how universes work in Transformers. "Twinferno" is the new name for Doublecross in any given line, due Hasbro being unable to obtain the legal rights, or trademark, to the name. No big loss, the new name is better than the old one, a rarity.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1903606)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 10th, 2017 @ 11:08pm CDT
Just saw the episode with Blastwave and was wondering, is he still available on shelves where the cartoon airs? I know the episode is a few weeks old but this was like a Wave 1 or 2 Combiner Force figure.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1903607)
Posted by william-james88 on August 10th, 2017 @ 11:14pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Just saw the episode with Blastwave and was wondering, is he still available on shelves where the cartoon airs? I know the episode is a few weeks old but this was like a Wave 1 or 2 Combiner Force figure.

Yes. He is currently still available in Canadian Walmart stores. He's available in the US no?
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1903699)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on August 11th, 2017 @ 10:34am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Just saw the episode with Blastwave and was wondering, is he still available on shelves where the cartoon airs? I know the episode is a few weeks old but this was like a Wave 1 or 2 Combiner Force figure.

Yes. He is currently still available in Canadian Walmart stores. He's available in the US no?


The wave he's in is still available at my local Walmarts, but the one after it is moving in fast.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1903786)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 11th, 2017 @ 6:12pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Just saw the episode with Blastwave and was wondering, is he still available on shelves where the cartoon airs? I know the episode is a few weeks old but this was like a Wave 1 or 2 Combiner Force figure.

Yes. He is currently still available in Canadian Walmart stores. He's available in the US no?


On Amazon yes, anyplace else no clue.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1903891)
Posted by Kotori_Sonoda on August 12th, 2017 @ 8:21am CDT
Thanks to finding the decepticon island showdown set discounted, I now have my first warriors, Bumblebee and Steeljaw.
I definitely like Bumblebee more, better articulated and stable.
Steeljaw, I really want to love him, but I think the arms are limited and the way the feet are made sucks. I do like how he looks though.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1903982)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 12th, 2017 @ 5:35pm CDT
So my Ultra Bee and Menasor arrived today. Dang, I love these figures. There are some neat tricks in Bee and Motormaster, and I love Grimlock. They may only move at the shoulders, but they are really cool. Neat little $24 figures that I do not mind at all.

I love how Bee's robot head goes inside his combiner head. that seems to be a popular things nowadays, see TLK Infernocus :lol:

I think between them, Ultra Bee is my favorite. The 4 bot combining thing is really unique and I love it. The figures themselves are cool for the simple things that they are.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904363)
Posted by william-james88 on August 14th, 2017 @ 9:03pm CDT
Those familiar with the Robots in Disguise line are well aware that it keeps repackaging previously released toys to bring variety to shelves and keep the popular characters around. This is very similar to the days of G1 where the same toys would keep being rereleased to answer the demand of any new fan or parent who would discover the toyline and show. Wave 11 of the Warrior Class was the one with Twinferno, Bludgeon and Thermidor and now, thanks to a listing from Entertainment Earth, we know of the wave coming after that, wave 12. It is entirely made of rereleases but of only 1 character per case, which will help some fans get toys that they might have missed before. Below is a content of the all the rereleased Robots in Disguise toys making up wave 12. This is said to come out in September, so probably part of the Back to School restock we sometimes see in toy aisles.

Case of 8 individually packaged figures includes:
1x TRA RID WARRIOR BUMBLEBEE
1x TRA RID WARRIOR GRIMLOCK
1x TRA RID WARRIOR STRONGARM
1x TRA RID WARR POWER SURGE OPTIMUS PRIME
1x TRA RID WARRIOR STARSCREAM
1x TRA RID WARRIOR WINDBLADE
1x TRA RID WARRIOR SOUNDWAVE
1x TRA RID WARRIOR AUTOBOT TWINFERNO

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904369)
Posted by PeterPrime on August 14th, 2017 @ 9:26pm CDT
I really hope that doesn't mean there won't be a new wave with new figures before the show ends... I am hoping for one more revealed at Hascon
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904399)
Posted by RAR on August 15th, 2017 @ 4:14am CDT
All the shelf space for RID has vanished when TESCO got some in (in some places in the UK) they were gone in moments leaving empty shelves again.

Tesco is weird they have a shelf space for Transformers that is always empty around here. even when they are hugely over priced they still seem to clear quickly.

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1x TRA RID WARRIOR BUMBLEBEE
1x TRA RID WARRIOR GRIMLOCK
1x TRA RID WARRIOR STRONGARM
1x TRA RID WARR POWER SURGE OPTIMUS PRIME
1x TRA RID WARRIOR STARSCREAM
1x TRA RID WARRIOR WINDBLADE
1x TRA RID WARRIOR SOUNDWAVE
1x TRA RID WARRIOR AUTOBOT TWINFERNO


I suppose Bumblebee has not been around much for a while now.

A Grimlock with Battlemask (but in green) or a Windblade with the new head but the old colours - would have been more use perhaps.

I'm sick to death of seeing Strongarm though - she's very over-supplied - where is Jazz, Scatterspike, Bisk & Ratchet ? Heck where is Steeljaw.

[yes I know there is a twin pack]

The UK need Bisk, Ratchet & Scatterspike - I suspect they don't have the push in the UK to pester the head office for a wave with them in - or they might be using the Stunticon excuse again about not being able to release them due to packaging.... as they'd need to repack them in Combiner Force packets and get them safety tested.

But they had to make new boxes for Strongarm, Grimlock, Bumblebee and others.

I think a better way to spend their time would be to pop in a few sandy deco versions - or versions with battle mask heads. Or even re-releasing drift with the Japanese head.

Grimlock, Windblade and Jazz already have an alternative head - why don't they use them.
If Bee was released again with a battle mask head i'd buy him again.
Also if they must keep re-releasing Strongarm they could at least make here in the reverse colour deco or in Black & white. even if they don't want to release her with a new head.

Also since the toys have got more expensive since they 1st came out they could probably add a bit more paint back too..

Seems like a waste of sale potential to me to at the very least not re-release Jazz & Ratchet or consider using the alternative heads - where they are available.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904400)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 15th, 2017 @ 4:16am CDT
And this is why the new stuff is so hard to find, they ship out more of the stuff thats already clogging shelves and include one single new guy. I get trying to keep the popular characters on shelves but cut it back a bit or do variations, id rather see a repaint than a straight up repack. Glad im not an RiD fan, its hard enough trying to beat scalpers and other collectors but having to do that with only 1 new figure per case doesnt sound fun.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904435)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on August 15th, 2017 @ 10:45am CDT
RAR wrote:All the shelf space for RID has vanished when TESCO got some in (in some places in the UK) they were gone in moments leaving empty shelves again.



Having to split the Transfomers area three ways (RID, TR, TLK) certainly can't help.

BTW, is anyone that wants a Grimlock not able to find one by now. I swear that guy's worse than most line's Bumblebee. Least I waited for the "gold"/g1 redeco...
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904436)
Posted by william-james88 on August 15th, 2017 @ 10:52am CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:
Having to split the Transfomers area three ways (RID, TR, TLK) certainly can't help.


We now have proof that has absolutely nothing to do with it. If stores wanted to stock the shelves, they could. It's just toy products like any other, all part of a hasbro order. If anyone has doubts, check these pics of consistently stocked shelves from various stores in my area including the latest toys for all 3 lines:

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1903604

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1904234

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1904307
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904446)
Posted by leokearon on August 15th, 2017 @ 11:30am CDT
RAR wrote:All the shelf space for RID has vanished when TESCO got some in (in some places in the UK) they were gone in moments leaving empty shelves again.

Tesco is weird they have a shelf space for Transformers that is always empty around here. even when they are hugely over priced they still seem to clear quickly.



Same here in Ireland, what doesn't help in Tesco is that hardly of the shops sell the same products or waves. For example the Tesco in Tramore (a seaside town) got in the RID wave with Soundwave and Blurr, but not of the four Tesco's in Waterford (A large City) ever got them in. Similarly 1 Tesco was selling the wave 2 TR Legends but no other Tesco around the country that I have been to was selling them or any TR toys.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904594)
Posted by Bronzewolf on August 16th, 2017 @ 12:10am CDT
Coming from a recent Amazon Listing, we now have the first official images of Transformers Robots In Disguise One Step Soundwave! This is Soundwave's third entry into the RID toy sphere, following his Warrior class and Activator Class figures. The images, from a listing still showing the toy as unavailable, show off his robot mode, vehicle mode, and packaging.
Check them out mirrored below, and tell us if you'll be adding this incarnation of Soundwave to your collection.

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904655)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 16th, 2017 @ 9:05am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Optimum Supreme wrote:
Having to split the Transfomers area three ways (RID, TR, TLK) certainly can't help.


We now have proof that has absolutely nothing to do with it. If stores wanted to stock the shelves, they could. It's just toy products like any other, all part of a hasbro order. If anyone has doubts, check these pics of consistently stocked shelves from various stores in my area including the latest toys for all 3 lines:

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1903604

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1904234

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1904307

I must still protest this. There are very few instances where this has proven to be true, and most of them come from Canada or a major city where a TFW guy takes pictures for sightings. There may be proof, but for 90%+ of us, it is no where close to being true
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904664)
Posted by william-james88 on August 16th, 2017 @ 9:35am CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Optimum Supreme wrote:
Having to split the Transfomers area three ways (RID, TR, TLK) certainly can't help.


We now have proof that has absolutely nothing to do with it. If stores wanted to stock the shelves, they could. It's just toy products like any other, all part of a hasbro order. If anyone has doubts, check these pics of consistently stocked shelves from various stores in my area including the latest toys for all 3 lines:

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1903604

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1904234

brag-or-cry-about-your-retail-transformers-section-t106967s350.php#p1904307

I must still protest this. There are very few instances where this has proven to be true, and most of them come from Canada or a major city where a TFW guy takes pictures for sightings. There may be proof, but for 90%+ of us, it is no where close to being true


The question was never whether it would look like this for all of us, it was just whether it could work or not. So all you need is one example to see that it is probable and that the problem does not lie in the fact that its 3 lines occupying one brand's shelf space.

And we dont only have one example, we have an entire north american country with the same stores as the US showing its possible as well as other stores in the US in certain areas. If handling 3 lines was truly impossible, then you would have no examples, let alone all that has been shown. So that means that having to stock 3 lines is not the main factor. Let me ask you people this, were your walmarts and TRUs well stocked when there were only 2 lines? So before the movie line? was everything up to date all the time for those 2 lines? If not, then that means there was mismanagement (or lack of dedicated support) on their part all along and adding a third line does not factor into any distribution woes.

I dont remember anyone in the US saying in january that their stores were well stocked with all of TR wave 3, a time before we had the movie line and only had two lines to deal with. I instead remember heavy frustration and worry that toys might never come or waves might be skipped. So same as usual. Since this was before a third line factored into anything, then that means having 3 lines was not related and is not related. The stores that were well stocked and managed continue to be so and the ones that weren't continue to suck. I have never seen anything to suggest otherwise.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904669)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 16th, 2017 @ 9:51am CDT
By the way, here are some pictures of the Team Combiners that I picked up. They are both really cool and it is hard to place one over the other; they're both really fun! Also, the yellow on Bee is far less bright in person, it looks much better

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Combiner Force Wave 3 Deluxes Found At Australian Retail (1904723)
Posted by RAR on August 16th, 2017 @ 1:50pm CDT
There seems to be the impression that stores in my area have trouble selling multiple subbrands at the same time.

For example they'd sell TLK legions but not the RID ones as well.

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