Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 12:09PM CDT

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After some first look images we got a while ago from Argos UK for Transformers: The Last Knight toys, we now also have a confirmed sighting of the figures on the shelves in other retailers! The following proof comes from fellow Seibertronian Crankcase79 and the Smyths in Birstall, Leeds - check out the display of £22.49/$29 USD Deluxes (lotsa Barricades), One-Steps, Turbo Changers - regular and Tiny - and more, and use our Sightings database anywhere in the world to help out local collectors too!

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail

Transformers News: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail
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Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875537)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:11pm CDT
I hope Barricade will be in stores here soon. I'm really looking forward to him and he is the one figure from wave 1 I want
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875543)
Posted by Ravage XK on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:43pm CDT
Are deluxe class figures worth £22.49? These seem to have shot up in price.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875551)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 12:56pm CDT
Still bit cheaper than what The Entertainer stores have been selling Titans Return Deluxes at (£22.99) I even questioned them on that and they tried to tell me that if I've found them cheaper else where it's just been a reduced sale promotion in those other places. Bulllllllllll...
ANyways I'm heading to Cambridge next Monday and hoping they'll have in the new toys and mainly Voyager Prime.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875553)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2017 @ 1:05pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I hope Barricade will be in stores here soon. I'm really looking forward to him and he is the one figure from wave 1 I want

Oh man, if Voyager Megs dissapointed you, I have no clue how this guy wont :(
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875558)
Posted by Black Hat on April 19th, 2017 @ 1:15pm CDT
£22.49?!?!?!? That's as much as a Generations Voyager used to cost! That's just shameful.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875559)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2017 @ 1:21pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:£22.49?!?!?!? That's as much as a Generations Voyager used to cost! That's just shameful.

It happened in canada too, our deluxes just jumped to the voyager price point with this line. Its nuts.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875562)
Posted by Black Hat on April 19th, 2017 @ 1:29pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Black Hat wrote:£22.49?!?!?!? That's as much as a Generations Voyager used to cost! That's just shameful.

It happened in canada too, our deluxes just jumped to the voyager price point with this line. Its nuts.

Oh ye gods. This is getting silly. Like, if they were charging that much but giving us RTS/HFTD level engineering then yeah, I could stomach it. I don't mind paying for quality, hence why I buy 3P stuff. But the fact we're getting "meh" at best figures for nearly double the price is disgraceful. 7 years ago and that Barricade's roof would have folded up practically out of sight, AND he'd cost half the price.

I get that production costs have risen, I really do. But price should reflect quality. If they're going to charge such an extortionate amount of money then they should pass that to the consumer with better engineering, paint and QC. They're one of the biggest toy companies in the world, I'm sure it wouldn't put them out of business to give us slightly less awful backpacks.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875565)
Posted by Cobotron on April 19th, 2017 @ 1:31pm CDT
You guys think these price jumps are going to apply to all lines, or is just because of the fancy packaging?
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875573)
Posted by Bumblebee21 on April 19th, 2017 @ 1:50pm CDT
Cobotron wrote:You guys think these price jumps are going to apply to all lines, or is just because of the fancy packaging?

that and theres a bit more paint added.

D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I hope Barricade will be in stores here soon. I'm really looking forward to him and he is the one figure from wave 1 I want

what about voyager prime and berserker.

he is a really good figure
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875575)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:00pm CDT
Black Hat wrote:Like, if they were charging that much but giving us RTS/HFTD level engineering then yeah, I could stomach it.

Voyager Optimus has ROTF level of engineering and a decent amount of paint (just in the wrong places).

[quote]I don't mind paying for quality, hence why I buy 3P stuff.[/quote]
I dont think 3p is a fair comparison when talking about what you get for the price. 3p's higher price isnt dependent on parts count or enginnering (especially when their workforce is paid less than hasbro's), its due to not using economies of scale. There are garbage 3p figures out there that still cost a bunch, I really wouldnt compare the two here.

Cobotron wrote:You guys think these price jumps are going to apply to all lines, or is just because of the fancy packaging?

Whats weird is that only deluxes have nice new packaging while voyagers were already in a box so the packaging doesnt explain the price hike. The difference is that Hasbro has probably been making less money on generations figures but since they all share a similar price point, they couldnt raise the prices (especially since TRU uses the same code for all deluxes no matter the wave). So this brand new line is a chance to bump up the price point and make up for loss, capitalizing on the popularity of movie lines.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875576)
Posted by Black Hat on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:04pm CDT
[quote]Voyager Optimus has ROTF level of engineering and a decent amount of paint (just in the wrong places).[/quote]
Oh? That's interesting to know. I look forward to your expanded thoughts on him.


[quote]I dont think 3p is a fair comparison when talking about what you get for the price. 3p's higher price isnt dependent on parts count or enginnering (especially when their workforce is paid less than hasbro's), its due to not using economies of scale. There are garbage 3p figures out there that still cost a bunch, I really wouldnt compare the two here.[/quote]
Yeah, that wasn't the best comparison I've ever made. I wasn't really directly comparing the two FWIW so much as just using them as an example of "I don't dislike expensive figures just because they're expensive". Maybe a better example would be import toys like Figma, Figuarts, Revoltech etc.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875578)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:16pm CDT
Bumblebee21 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I hope Barricade will be in stores here soon. I'm really looking forward to him and he is the one figure from wave 1 I want

what about voyager prime and berserker.

he is a really good figure

I may get those 2 at a later date, but Barricade is the only one I really want. The reviews kinda soured Beserker for me and Prime is one of those things that I don't really need and I believe will be readily available down the line
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875579)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:21pm CDT
Black Hat wrote: Maybe a better example would be import toys like Figma, Figuarts, Revoltech etc.

yeah, I hear you now. Like those people who buy those Soul of Chockogin stuff (sorry for the mispelling).

D-Maximus_Prime wrote: The reviews kinda soured Beserker for me and Prime is one of those things that I don't really need and I believe will be readily available down the line

I know I sound like I am making myself important, but now you got me curious. Did my review not sour you over Barricade?
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875581)
Posted by Emerje on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:22pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:He doesnt have any lightpiping.
And his car mode is also made up. There is no license.

He didn't say Barricade had light piping. ;) But I do think that for the back of his head to be gray they must have intended for the eyes to be light piped at some point, but decided to go with paint instead, probably because they already had clear plastic on the windows. Why the would decide to move the back of the head to the gray plastic instead of the black is anyone's guess.

And BTW, there's a huge difference between a car that obviously couldn't be real and very scifi and able to have a free-form transformation, and a car that looks like it could be real and has to conform to that with its transformation. Of course there's a right way and a wrong way to do the later and it doesn't look like Barricade was done the right way. I sure hope Barricade isn't a repeat of what we saw with Generations in 2012 when the prices went up and the figures became smaller and simpler compared to the two years of Generations prior.

I feel like the only figures I'll be getting this time are the Leader and Voyager Megatrons and Voyager Prime if they make a better painted one somewhere. Oh, and the Prime Abominus repaints, gotta have those.

Emerje
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875582)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote: The reviews kinda soured Beserker for me and Prime is one of those things that I don't really need and I believe will be readily available down the line

I know I sound like I am making myself important, but now you got me curious. Did my review not sour you over Barricade?

The Beserker reviews turned me off because of how fiddly the figure was, and he most likely won't even be a real character anyway. Barricade is one of my favorite movie cons and I have thought the figure looks good. I have heard many more good than bad reviews, so I am not really turned off by the bad review
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875584)
Posted by Kurona on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:32pm CDT
The prices are nothing less than disgraceful; it's completely put me off getting anything from this line. I just hope it won't also apply to Power of the Primes and whatever follows RiD...
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875587)
Posted by Galva Prime on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:37pm CDT
I see they only forgot the main part of Grimlock's transformation on the instructions…
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875590)
Posted by william-james88 on April 19th, 2017 @ 2:42pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Prime wrote: The reviews kinda soured Beserker for me and Prime is one of those things that I don't really need and I believe will be readily available down the line

I know I sound like I am making myself important, but now you got me curious. Did my review not sour you over Barricade?

The Beserker reviews turned me off because of how fiddly the figure was, and he most likely won't even be a real character anyway. Barricade is one of my favorite movie cons and I have thought the figure looks good. I have heard many more good than bad reviews, so I am not really turned off by the bad review

I am glad I couldnt bring you down then, stay strong brother (and remember that Sixshot was recieved with great reviews too).

Emerje wrote:I sure hope Barricade isn't a repeat of what we saw with Generations in 2012 when the prices went up and the figures became smaller and simpler compared to the two years of Generations prior.


That was the FOC stuff right? How they were way simpler than WFC?

For this line, we can already confirm that its very similar with the deluxes. Sure, there are probably some that are complex, like Berserker and maybe the new Bee, but barricade is simple, Steelbane is pretty simple, Sqweeks is small with accessories, and then the rest are all repaints and retools (unless I missed one).

So crosshairs, slash, slug, first BB, strafe and Drift are all retools or repaints being resold 3 years later for 5$ more than their previous release.

So looking at these facts, looks like it is going that route and the price increase is arbitrary to the effort in releasing these toys. but like I said earlier, I think its to make up for the loss of having to stick to a price point for the generations toys while the cost of production increased. So this is a big bang meant to recuperate loss.

I just dont know if this will be to help finance and maintain the lower price point in other lines or if it will be a new price point for transformers classes from here on out in future lines.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875599)
Posted by nemesis primus on April 19th, 2017 @ 3:30pm CDT
There are placeholders for them at Argos at the minute, voyagers only so far as I saw. If you look for Optimus in the search bar or Megatron or Grimlock you'll find all three, instore only. The online search doesn't work for them yet. Optimus' stock number is 673-4349 and due sometime between the 24th and 30th this month.
Re: Transformers: The Last Knight Toys Sighted at UK Retail (1875609)
Posted by Burn on April 19th, 2017 @ 4:07pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Black Hat wrote:£22.49?!?!?!? That's as much as a Generations Voyager used to cost! That's just shameful.

It happened in canada too, our deluxes just jumped to the voyager price point with this line. Its nuts.

If the same happens in Australia, I can see a lot of deluxes not selling. It's not like voyagers fly off the shelves here.

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