Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US

Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 10:34pm CDT

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Wow, Hasbro wasn't kidding when they said their priority was getting product on the shelves no matter what. Including, as we've been seeing, no matter what supposed release date they may have been planning, making it look like a massive free for all. We just got the 13th wave of Studio Series deluxe toys with Gnaw and Jolt and now we have wave 14 showing up at Meijer. This is a remold of the DOTM Sideswipe we got and comes with a different background. This free for all in terms of wave schedules is probably to counter any pushback from the slowed down global supply chains in hope that enough product is on the shelves for the holiday season.

Transformers News: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meije in the US

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Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115887)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on September 15th, 2021 @ 10:56pm CDT
LinaNui wrote:These two arrived from Target.com today! The Bee is another great use of that mold and is such a prefect version. My copy has no trouble tabbing together and it looks great. Jolt is one of the stand outs of the year for me. He is probably in my top 5 figures so far. I can't believe how accurate they got him, but I do hope DNA makes some new whips for him. Now I think we only need The Fallen, Sideways, Demolishor, and the Twins for the RotF figures to be completed!


Nice! I just ordered Jolt from Target, expected to get here next week. I’m really excited!
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115891)
Posted by First-Aid on September 16th, 2021 @ 12:33am CDT
'Getting product on the shelves no matter what"? Bull@%#*!. Four WalMarts produced a GRAND COMBINED TOTAL of 5 Transformers figures. 4 Netflix and a Blackarachnia in a spread of four stores. Until I see full shelves, I'll believe Hasbro as much as I believe politicians. I actually believe Hasbro even less.

I know my opinion and dollars mean diddly squat, but until I see actual product on shelves, they aren't getting squat from me monetarily. :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115902)
Posted by william-james88 on September 16th, 2021 @ 9:01am CDT
First-Aid wrote:'Getting product on the shelves no matter what"? Bull@%#*!. Four WalMarts produced a GRAND COMBINED TOTAL of 5 Transformers figures. 4 Netflix and a Blackarachnia in a spread of four stores. Until I see full shelves, I'll believe Hasbro as much as I believe politicians. I actually believe Hasbro even less.

I know my opinion and dollars mean diddly squat, but until I see actual product on shelves, they aren't getting squat from me monetarily. :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x :-x


Makes sense, you can't give them any money cause there's nothing to buy. But remember, everyone's situation is different. While your stores may suck, others are seeing new product in their stores. It means the product has been reaching the companies that ordered them. Hasbro can't do much after that, it's Walmart and target that then decide which stores to send the product to. And we just know it's not your store right now.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115906)
Posted by Overcracker on September 16th, 2021 @ 9:44am CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:I think it might be the feet. The grey post needs to be pushed all the way into the black foot piece. like on the right below.

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Here is what it looks like all the way pushed in from the other side.

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Here is what both legs from the first photo look like from above tucked under the roof. On the left, the black foot is just starting to peek out from under the roof. On the right there is plenty of clearance under the roof. That is where the clear inside portion of the doors need to sit to have everything tab in.

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Hopefully this does the trick for you. As a heads up, mine almost had the opposite problem. Mine was in a bin in car mode for a while and the door part and the rear fenders that stay on his legs did not want to let go of each other. I had to work them free a little bit.



Thanks. Its seems to almost want to peg in now but It still seems the foot cannot be slid all the way in as it interferes with the roof hinge if it is. Guess it's a bit of an acquired feel for where it's supposed to be slid in.

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Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115910)
Posted by william-james88 on September 16th, 2021 @ 9:55am CDT
you guys have a trick for the first release of the VW Beetle Bee form the movie too?
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115921)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on September 16th, 2021 @ 11:38am CDT
william-james88 wrote:you guys have a trick for the first release of the VW Beetle Bee form the movie too?


Yes, put it in a bin and don't use it.

That mold is a fiddly mess no matter what you do.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115952)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 16th, 2021 @ 4:36pm CDT
It's great figures are hitting brick and mortar, how about online too?
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115954)
Posted by Overcracker on September 16th, 2021 @ 4:48pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:It's great figures are hitting brick and mortar, how about online too?



Which ones? SS-74 Bee has been available online for several weeks at least on Amazon and is available for pre-order on BBTS and TFSource.

Joltn is up for pre-order on BBTS and TFSource, but not Amazon.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115970)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 16th, 2021 @ 5:49pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:It's great figures are hitting brick and mortar, how about online too?



Which ones? SS-74 Bee has been available online for several weeks at least on Amazon and is available for pre-order on BBTS and TFSource.

Joltn is up for pre-order on BBTS and TFSource, but not Amazon.


Sideswipe, the Sweeps, Waspinator and Shadow Panther. I mean in-stock by the way, not PO.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2115974)
Posted by Overcracker on September 16th, 2021 @ 6:22pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:It's great figures are hitting brick and mortar, how about online too?



Which ones? SS-74 Bee has been available online for several weeks at least on Amazon and is available for pre-order on BBTS and TFSource.

Joltn is up for pre-order on BBTS and TFSource, but not Amazon.


Sideswipe, the Sweeps, Waspinator and Shadow Panther. I mean in-stock by the way, not PO.


No, Only the Sweep is up for pre-ordr, the rest aren’t available to even pre-order yet.

I’m waiting for Sideswipe and Waspinator myself.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116020)
Posted by alekese on September 17th, 2021 @ 11:31am CDT
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116123)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 18th, 2021 @ 2:59pm CDT
Glad to see you all got to see my Jolt pics. he is a little limited in places, but overall I do really enjoy him. Him and Dino have made a nice pair of deluxe releases this year: not perfect, a few rough spots, but overall very nice and very happy to have them around.

Now to watch out for Sideswipe to finish off the year.

and I agree with EvasionModeBee: the new SS Camaro Bee mold is the best deluxe movie bee mold. They did a really good job with it.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116130)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 18th, 2021 @ 3:16pm CDT
I finally got my hands on SS Barricade. He's excellent, but his waist don't really tab into his torso. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116137)
Posted by LinaNui on September 18th, 2021 @ 5:01pm CDT
Did some rearranging of my studio series figures. Devastator and wreckers are in another area. Can't wait to add more to these, hopefully more will be released next year.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116139)
Posted by First-Aid on September 18th, 2021 @ 5:19pm CDT
Has there been any word on whether we will get a SS Infernocus?
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116140)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 18th, 2021 @ 5:23pm CDT
First-Aid wrote:Has there been any word on whether we will get a SS Infernocus?
No.

They've been largely avoiding AOE and TLK characters since they're less popular.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116141)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 18th, 2021 @ 5:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Has there been any word on whether we will get a SS Infernocus?
No.

They've been largely avoiding AOE and TLK characters since they're less popular.


The TLK ones especially tended to be mere straight redecos anyway, so there's that too.
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116145)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 18th, 2021 @ 6:11pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Has there been any word on whether we will get a SS Infernocus?
No.

They've been largely avoiding AOE and TLK characters since they're less popular.


The TLK ones especially tended to be mere straight redecos anyway, so there's that too.


A shame because TLK Megatron is the best Megatron design ever.
GIMME MY LEADER SS TLK MEGS, GODDAMMIT! :-(
Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116150)
Posted by Ig89ninja on September 18th, 2021 @ 7:51pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
First-Aid wrote:Has there been any word on whether we will get a SS Infernocus?
No.

They've been largely avoiding AOE and TLK characters since they're less popular.


The TLK ones especially tended to be mere straight redecos anyway, so there's that too.


A shame because TLK Megatron is the best Megatron design ever.
GIMME MY LEADER SS TLK MEGS, GODDAMMIT! :-(

We all know that if Hasbro were to give us SS TF5 Megatron, it would just be a redeco of this
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Re: Transformers Studio Series ROTF Sideswipe Found at Meijer in the US (2116151)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 18th, 2021 @ 7:57pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:We all know that if Hasbro were to give us SS TF5 Megatron, it would just be a redeco of this


I don't think so. That leader will be too big and out of scale with the current SS. Compared to the voyager, it was also an inferior mold.
Ideally, it would be something akin to SS DOTM Leader Megatron. Same size as the other Megs in bot mode, but with extra engineering to make one hell of a big spacejet. Add the arm cannon, big-ass sword, and the shield to make the ultimate package.

As for the Optimus, even though the TLK voyager is stellar, I'm sure they could make a leader AoE/TlK Optimus that would insanely compress to a "voyager" bot while having his big truck mode with a minimum of kibble.

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