Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail

Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 7:05pm CDT

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Australia, the Philippines, and now the UK! The Transformers Titans Return Titan class Trypticon set has appeared in the United Kingdom at regular source of news and retailer Smyths Toys (you can also find him stocked online here) for £149.99 (approx 194 USD). We have no confirmation of where it's being stocked, but it looks like it might just be one case per store according to Sol Fury, who reported the news on TFW2005.

If you come across the big giant purple Decepticon dinosaur, make sure to mark it down in our Sightings database, and let others know where they can find one too!

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Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894880)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 6th, 2017 @ 10:58pm CDT
I was actually hoping that the reason Trypticon was taking so long to be released was that they were addressing the hip problem, but obviously that was me being stupidly optimistic. :(
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894894)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on July 7th, 2017 @ 12:59am CDT
TRU(UK) have it up on their site too ;)
http://www.toysrus.co.uk/mobile/toys/tr ... 2613320001
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894924)
Posted by Gamerlingual on July 7th, 2017 @ 5:38am CDT
Does anyone have any positive experiences with his hips? I took the plunge and bought him from robot kingdom :shock: :HEADHURTS:
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894929)
Posted by Sjeng on July 7th, 2017 @ 6:09am CDT
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894931)
Posted by MadProject on July 7th, 2017 @ 6:25am CDT
Ordered mine right now.
Once it will arrive, I'll check for the springs.
I wanted to search for alternative springs before getting him, but without knowing the size and strenght of the original ones, I feared I could get wrong springs
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894932)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 7th, 2017 @ 6:28am CDT
Mine hasn't been released from its box yet. Might have a look at the weekend but I don't want to break it.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894935)
Posted by Qwan on July 7th, 2017 @ 7:22am CDT
Gamerlingual wrote:Does anyone have any positive experiences with his hips? I took the plunge and bought him from robot kingdom :shock: :HEADHURTS:

I think rather few people (on these boards, at least) have had any experience with Trypticon, positive or negative, since he hasn't been very readily available up to this point. Looks like there'll be quite a few more people to submit their experiences soon, though, if the last few posts are anything to go by! :D
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894940)
Posted by Exulted Unicron on July 7th, 2017 @ 7:47am CDT
Hasbro Trypticons have started showing up right NOW in the UK. Check your local Smyths toys and TRUs
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894948)
Posted by Gamerlingual on July 7th, 2017 @ 8:22am CDT
Qwan wrote:
Gamerlingual wrote:Does anyone have any positive experiences with his hips? I took the plunge and bought him from robot kingdom :shock: :HEADHURTS:

I think rather few people (on these boards, at least) have had any experience with Trypticon, positive or negative, since he hasn't been very readily available up to this point. Looks like there'll be quite a few more people to submit their experiences soon, though, if the last few posts are anything to go by! :D

Is there a chance that not all the springs will be bad? :-( #-o

I will become a guinea pig :HEADHURTS: :-s :-s :PRAY:
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894951)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on July 7th, 2017 @ 8:28am CDT
Gamerlingual wrote:Is there a chance that not all the springs will be bad? :-( #-o

I will become a guinea pig :HEADHURTS: :-s :-s :PRAY:


Virtually no chance, as the problem is 2 fold, 1) the springs are too strong for the joint, but the bigger problems is 2) they used very soft plastic on the ratchets.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894955)
Posted by Sjeng on July 7th, 2017 @ 8:36am CDT
Man, Hasbro REALLY needs to start working on their QC issues. I mean how many bad toys do they need to make to wake up? :(
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894964)
Posted by Qwan on July 7th, 2017 @ 9:28am CDT
Sjeng wrote:Man, Hasbro REALLY needs to start working on their QC issues. I mean how many bad toys do they need to make to wake up? :(

Unfortunately I don't think it's so much about the number of bad toys as it is about the ratio of 'fine' to 'bad', and even then it'd be more about how many complaints they get or whatever, rather than how bad or widespread the issue itself is. Think about how many toys there are in the TR line, and how many of those have had devastating QC issues (including Trypticon); then, think about how many Trypticons they'll still sell compared to the surely-small number of complaints they'll actually receive about those toys, even if the problem exists on every copy. It's a fairly logical (or "logical") business move and much as I hate to say it, we're pretty much stuck voting with our wallets or sending complaints to a multinational corporation to try and instigate some kind of change - and even then there's a chance they'd get the wrong message and put Titans to bed or something...

It's hard being individual collectors trying to deal with a large faceless business :(
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894971)
Posted by Gamerlingual on July 7th, 2017 @ 9:41am CDT
Qwan wrote:
Sjeng wrote:Man, Hasbro REALLY needs to start working on their QC issues. I mean how many bad toys do they need to make to wake up? :(

Unfortunately I don't think it's so much about the number of bad toys as it is about the ratio of 'fine' to 'bad', and even then it'd be more about how many complaints they get or whatever, rather than how bad or widespread the issue itself is. Think about how many toys there are in the TR line, and how many of those have had devastating QC issues (including Trypticon); then, think about how many Trypticons they'll still sell compared to the surely-small number of complaints they'll actually receive about those toys, even if the problem exists on every copy. It's a fairly logical (or "logical") business move and much as I hate to say it, we're pretty much stuck voting with our wallets or sending complaints to a multinational corporation to try and instigate some kind of change - and even then there's a chance they'd get the wrong message and put Titans to bed or something...

It's hard being individual collectors trying to deal with a large faceless business :(

So most likely I'm screwed. How sad :-( :BANG_HEAD: #-o
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894975)
Posted by mordhelm on July 7th, 2017 @ 10:03am CDT
Basically you will need enough people to write in complaints with documentation for them to acknowledge it at all.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1894983)
Posted by leokearon on July 7th, 2017 @ 12:04pm CDT
Trypticon is available in Ireland for €180

https://www.smythstoys.com/ie/en-ie/toy ... n/p/159986

Shame the hip problems mean I won't be buying him
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1895076)
Posted by Gamerlingual on July 7th, 2017 @ 11:23pm CDT
I'll get Legends if this turns out to be garbage
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1895140)
Posted by mordhelm on July 8th, 2017 @ 10:20am CDT
Gamerlingual wrote:I'll get Legends if this turns out to be garbage


What makes you think TT will do any different? Assuming you are referring to the hips, nothing else was changed on the toy, so it is highly unlikely they will spend a significant amount of extra money to redesign the hips.
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1895144)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on July 8th, 2017 @ 10:46am CDT
mordhelm wrote:What makes you think TT will do any different? Assuming you are referring to the hips, nothing else was changed on the toy, so it is highly unlikely they will spend a significant amount of extra money to redesign the hips.


aye that's what i fear :(

&......

even after the TT version costing more than the Hasbro one
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1895158)
Posted by Gamerlingual on July 8th, 2017 @ 11:47am CDT
mordhelm wrote:
Gamerlingual wrote:I'll get Legends if this turns out to be garbage


What makes you think TT will do any different? Assuming you are referring to the hips, nothing else was changed on the toy, so it is highly unlikely they will spend a significant amount of extra money to redesign the hips.

Why not? It'll be ordered through Amazon. Safer to me
Re: Transformers Titans Return Trypticon Sighted at UK Retail (1895210)
Posted by partholon on July 8th, 2017 @ 5:10pm CDT
To expand on the ireland news.

he's available in a varity of smyths around the country. as i type if your in dublin he's in swords and blanchardstown but theres only ONE in stock at each.

the roll out date is 1st of july to the 10th so he should be country wide here by monday.

tis indeed 179.99 euros.

pretty epic video on their site too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l40pzz9owwI

im kinda gobsmacked TBH. Smyths, hell NO ONE, Has ever sold such an expensive TF toy at retail here that i can recall. we never got metroplex/ fort max/ devestator on their release. the only combiner wars box set we got was computron FFS !

im delighted but kinda baffled. with our luck the fecking hips thing could sour them on doing it again if its a wide scale complaint.

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