Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail

Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 11:59am CDT

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Shark Jumper over at TFW2005 has given us some good news: he found Titans Return Blitzwing and Octone at US retail! They were spotted at the Manhattan beach Target, in California, to the slightly jarring tune of $28.99 US. Tell us what you think of this potential price hike in the comments, below the provided photo evidence!

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879183)
Posted by Bronzewolf on May 4th, 2017 @ 12:04pm CDT
Can I be honest? I'm probably in the minority here, but I think Octoneatane rocks that mold. :KREMZEEK:



bodrock wrote:While hunting for wave4 of the TR deluxes, I picked up TLK's Barricade -- now that the war is over (*according to IDW, and in my head-canon), he almost could join the PROWL Patrol!
IMG_5711.JPG


Lol, I see your Paw Patrol reference.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879185)
Posted by william-james88 on May 4th, 2017 @ 12:18pm CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:Can I be honest? I'm probably in the minority here, but I think Octoneatane rocks that mold. :KREMZEEK:

I thought that was the majority opinion. I cant wait for him. Although it really sucks that you guys are getting a price increase.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879186)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on May 4th, 2017 @ 12:23pm CDT
I think Scourge rocks it best. If I did not have the amazing Unite Warriors Grand Scourge, I'd be getting this new one.

I've gone all Takara on Headmasters, except for Blaster, Wheelie, Bumblebee, Shockwave, and Soundwave, so I think I will wait for Takara's Blitzwing.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879187)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 4th, 2017 @ 12:25pm CDT
Nik Hero wrote:I think Scourge rocks it best. If I did not have the amazing Unite Warriors Grand Scourge, I'd be getting this new one.
With this one being a Voyager like that one, I wanna see a sword fight between this Black Convoy and UW Grand Scourge. 8-)
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879188)
Posted by o.supreme on May 4th, 2017 @ 12:34pm CDT
Wow... these two voyagers being sighted in the U.S. mere days after first being sighted in the Philippines, that's either very impressive, or quite a fluke. Either way I'm hunkering down for a long summer drought of TF buying as the movie line takes over, which is fine because I need to build funds back up again.

Even if these by some miracle do make it to my area before August..the only ones I want are Ramhorn (which is inexpensive), then Overlord and Trypticon, which have no indication of release date yet. ....oh and then there's the Cybertron Box Set...BBTS can spring that on us at any moment. I'm wont be in a rush to get it, unless it has limited/short supply...
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879206)
Posted by Omegatrion84 on May 4th, 2017 @ 1:37pm CDT
Yikes! A $4 price hike on Voyagers? That's disappointing. I just picked up Broadside from Target last week for $24.99. Has anyone else seen this pricing?

:BOT:
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879208)
Posted by Kurona on May 4th, 2017 @ 1:49pm CDT
I think it's very possible that it's the store's own prising rather than RRP. Makes sense considering other recent voyagers they've got (TLK) are that price, so they might have marked them up because they figured it made sense or it's an accidental mix-up. One Transformers Voyager price listing might look like another in some employees' eyes.

If this is a change to Generations' RRP though, :SICK: :SICK: :SICK: :SICK: :SICK:
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879210)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on May 4th, 2017 @ 1:58pm CDT
1. THAT WAS FAST! Damn near break-neck speed.

2. If this is an official and new CHUG price-increase, I'm going to have to re-prioritize some things..... :-(
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879211)
Posted by Bounti76 on May 4th, 2017 @ 2:01pm CDT
So, Wave 5 Voyagers are being sighted, before Wave 4 has seen any sort of wide release at all, save for Broadside. Only news on Wave 4 Deluxes I've seen is that they were randomly showing up at Walgreens, usually in solid batches of one figure. I just barely found Shuffler at a TRU (Repugnus was already gone) after they'd done a reset for their entire Transformers section...and they were the only Wave 4 figures.

Tell me, am I the only one who has noticed fairly spotty distribution, bordering on awful, since about the middle of Combiner Wars? Nothing from ANY wave of either line has been on the shelf at the same time, and sometimes, only shows up once and is gone. Take for instance, the Protectobot wave. Never saw Hot Spot or the Deluxes on the shelf at the same time, and only saw the Deluxes once. In TR, from the start, none of any wave has really shown up together.

My big question is this: Why is distribution so crap in the last year or two? Is it Hasbro not distributing the figures in a unified manner, or retailers not ordering all of one assortment at the same time, or what? I enjoy TF hunting as much as anyone, but it's gotten to the point where ordering them online, though a bit more expensive, is the easier way to get which figures I want.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879220)
Posted by mordhelm on May 4th, 2017 @ 2:30pm CDT
Alright, this finally got me to quit lurking and post. I have been searching for the Chaos on Velocitron set since it was first news'd that they were at stores. Not a single box has shown up at any TRU I have been to (every single one in a 50 mile radius of home). Not even a display location for them. Did I really miss out due to the awful distribution and shelving practices of TRU? Or do we think more shipments are coming?

I wanted QS, Fastclash, and Nautica, didn't really care if I got Laser Prime and Rodimus. I definitely don't want to pay the ridiculous scalper prices I am seeing either.

Anyone know if there are sets still available in their area?
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879226)
Posted by william-james88 on May 4th, 2017 @ 2:46pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:Tell me, am I the only one who has noticed fairly spotty distribution, bordering on awful, since about the middle of Combiner Wars? Nothing from ANY wave of either line has been on the shelf at the same time, and sometimes, only shows up once and is gone. Take for instance, the Protectobot wave. Never saw Hot Spot or the Deluxes on the shelf at the same time, and only saw the Deluxes once. In TR, from the start, none of any wave has really shown up together.

My big question is this: Why is distribution so crap in the last year or two? Is it Hasbro not distributing the figures in a unified manner, or retailers not ordering all of one assortment at the same time, or what? I enjoy TF hunting as much as anyone, but it's gotten to the point where ordering them online, though a bit more expensive, is the easier way to get which figures I want.

Retailers order per product code and each class has its own. For instance here are TRU's MFR# for the different classes:
C0882 Tiny Turbo Changers
C0889 Legions
C0887 Deluxe
C0891 Voyager

They order each individually and Hasbro fulfills the order when they can. When a new line begins, Hasbro has them all ready to give to stores at once and stores want the new product on the shelf so you usually get the first wave or 2 synched up. But as the line goes on, a store will only order and stock what they need. They dont know whats new, its all C0891 to them and not TLK Wave 1 Prime and TLK Wave 2 Hound. A new voyager in Titans Return Wave 6 will look like an old toy to them because its the same class code. The look into their computer, see that they have a bunch of that class code and can thus choose not to order since you have a new voyager class code assiciated to wave 1 of the next line. So technically, the waves mean nothing to retailers, nothing. Orders are made by the corporation to Hasbro when they think they need more, orders are fulfilled by hasbro when hasbro can do it, and then toys are stocked from the warehouse of retailers onto the show floor of individual retailers when stores need more of a certain class. So you have at least 3 big steps contributing to whether a class can be seen on the show floor at any given time. And that class can come from any wave.

Hence why it doesnt look coordinated (because it isnt).
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879227)
Posted by DeathReviews on May 4th, 2017 @ 2:52pm CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:Can I be honest? I'm probably in the minority here, but I think Octoneatane rocks that mold.



Well he ought to - it was made for HIM, not Optimus ;)
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879241)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on May 4th, 2017 @ 3:34pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Hence why it doesnt look coordinated (because it isnt).


And no one really wants to seem to fix it, which is stupid. Newer product is going to sell through faster, period. Stores and Hasbro need to focus on getting the latest stuff on the shelves to keep customers buying. Product codes should more distinct than just "size class." Stores need to cool it on over-ordering on the initial waves so that they're not stuck with a glut of unwanted figures for months. Hasbro may need to plan it's roll out of new toys better so that there is a bigger selection to ship for a sustained period of time. Honestly, there are ways to fix this that will mean more sales and money and less waste and frustration for everyone involved, but no one cares to change anything.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879244)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on May 4th, 2017 @ 3:40pm CDT
mordhelm wrote:Alright, this finally got me to quit lurking and post. I have been searching for the Chaos on Velocitron set since it was first news'd that they were at stores. Not a single box has shown up at any TRU I have been to (every single one in a 50 mile radius of home). Not even a display location for them. Did I really miss out due to the awful distribution and shelving practices of TRU? Or do we think more shipments are coming?

I wanted QS, Fastclash, and Nautica, didn't really care if I got Laser Prime and Rodimus. I definitely don't want to pay the ridiculous scalper prices I am seeing either.

Anyone know if there are sets still available in their area?


I saw them in DFW recently. All I want from the set is Rodimus!
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879245)
Posted by o.supreme on May 4th, 2017 @ 3:42pm CDT
I really don't understand the distribution either...How can a Target store where I purchased TR Leader Sixshot (literally the only one I've seen at retail to date).. then a month later somehow get CW Voyager Silverbolt & Motormaster...I mean you could tell these were case fresh, not something that somebody returned, or that had "fallen in a hole" in the stockroom last year, these were brand spanking new...?
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879248)
Posted by Anonymous on May 4th, 2017 @ 3:44pm CDT
Couple Thoughts:
I need boxsets Nautica and Thunderwing!
Wave 4 Nightbeat looks different than Wave 1 Nighbeat!
Repugnus,Shuffler,and Nightbeat are AWESOME.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879258)
Posted by william-james88 on May 4th, 2017 @ 4:14pm CDT
mordhelm wrote:Alright, this finally got me to quit lurking and post. I have been searching for the Chaos on Velocitron set since it was first news'd that they were at stores. Not a single box has shown up at any TRU I have been to (every single one in a 50 mile radius of home). Not even a display location for them. Did I really miss out due to the awful distribution and shelving practices of TRU? Or do we think more shipments are coming?
Anyone know if there are sets still available in their area?


The sets are mostly sold out for now, but thats the initial shipment. These sets have yet to be found elsewhere in North America and we know Canada is getting them so Hasbro is sending out more boxsets to North America for sure.

Wolfman Jake wrote: Honestly, there are ways to fix this that will mean more sales and money and less waste and frustration for everyone involved, but no one cares to change anything.


One way to do it would be to have codes for each wave, treating them each as new products everytime (which they are).
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879263)
Posted by bodrock on May 4th, 2017 @ 4:31pm CDT
Bronzewolf wrote:Can I be honest? I'm probably in the minority here, but I think Octoneatane rocks that mold. :KREMZEEK:



bodrock wrote:While hunting for wave4 of the TR deluxes, I picked up TLK's Barricade -- now that the war is over (*according to IDW, and in my head-canon), he almost could join the PROWL Patrol!
IMG_5711.JPG


Lol, I see your Paw Patrol reference.


I get so many pop culture cross-overs in my head, it can't help but bleed into my pics of the Transformers! It makes it even more fun, really. ;)

I'm afraid we may never see an abundance of wave4 TR figures here -- it's all about TLK, and like others mentioned, they came with a price increase. :(
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879274)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on May 4th, 2017 @ 5:36pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
mordhelm wrote:Alright, this finally got me to quit lurking and post. I have been searching for the Chaos on Velocitron set since it was first news'd that they were at stores. Not a single box has shown up at any TRU I have been to (every single one in a 50 mile radius of home). Not even a display location for them. Did I really miss out due to the awful distribution and shelving practices of TRU? Or do we think more shipments are coming?
Anyone know if there are sets still available in their area?


The sets are mostly sold out for now, but thats the initial shipment. These sets have yet to be found elsewhere in North America and we know Canada is getting them so Hasbro is sending out more boxsets to North America for sure.

Wolfman Jake wrote: Honestly, there are ways to fix this that will mean more sales and money and less waste and frustration for everyone involved, but no one cares to change anything.


One way to do it would be to have codes for each wave, treating them each as new products everytime (which they are).

Yeah, if every store can have a different code for every lego set that comes out, they can certainly do the same for 4 waves of figures across various price points
Re: Transformers Titans Return Octone and Blitzwing found at US retail (1879275)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on May 4th, 2017 @ 5:44pm CDT
Hit 5 walgreens, target, meijer, and 2 walmarts in my town, and found nothing new. I'm beginning to seriously worry that I'm gonna miss Shuffler and Quake - that's all I want, shame the online stores aren't breaking up the waves for them.

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