Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review

Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review

Thursday, July 28th, 2022 11:27am CDT

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There are lots of fears amongst fans regarding possible missing out on Cosmos. As of now, the toys is out of preorders on the US Walmart website and Pulse. Add to that the fact that he is shortpacked in the deluxe case and it's easy to see how panic could ensure. But it seems Hasbro has an answer to that. We have confirmation from Smith's toys that the deluxe cases they have received have only cosmos packed. We've seen this before with many other deluxes like TR Mindwipe, which end up putting a lot more product on the market and it's a practice Hasbro uses now and again. And it's not just Cosmos getting a solid box but Override and Hauler as well. It's impossible to know if Walmart US will receive those same solid cases but the good news is we know it's a current distribution option from Hasbro for fulfilling orders. And regardless of what ultimately happens, there being solid cases adds to the global supply removing the rarity of said figure which keeps secondary market prices down once the initial rush is over.

Here is what the retailer told us directly:

Yes, we received solid cases of each figure (Cosmos, Override and Hauler). However, depending on where you are that might be different. Some retailers might have just ordered case assortments rather than just individual figures


Also, since this figure is out in UK now, Prime vs Prime got his hands on it and sent us a message asking us to post his review, so here it is:



We also have a review from Toys are Russ


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Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139687)
Posted by blackeyedprime on July 28th, 2022 @ 11:49am CDT
Emerje wrote:
blackeyedprime wrote:
Lore Keeper wrote:Stores in the UK are getting solid cases of Cosmos while he's practically a unicorn in the US. Awesome...


And he's being left on the shelves by those who have the previous cosmos... Well at least in my case.

Hopefully with the amount of people that have the previous cosmos that don't want this version should make it easier to get gor those that do.


Wouldn't be surprised if smyths doesnt stock black Scourge if they are already reducing legacy g2 prime.

A lot of the people in the US that don't want them will buy them anyway and sell them on eBay for 3x the price and probably get it. [-(

Emerje


Hopefully people in the US might trade a Siege Phantomstrike set for a Cosmos them then if it goes crazy prices :P :( It's crap if aany regions get screwed out of getting a toy easier than others.
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139697)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 1:03pm CDT
What's with the photo?
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139717)
Posted by cloudballoon on July 28th, 2022 @ 3:23pm CDT
Nothing wrong with the photos. It's trying to depict the existence of Case Allotments that only have nothing but Cosmos in them.

Walmart Canada do not do pre-orders online or off afaik. So I can only hope I can find it at retail (the 2 near me are utter crap, I couldn't find anything worth buying since 2017~18) and not get scalped. But if historic trends hold, it's almost ALWAYS the latter and I won't be getting Velocitron Cosmos.
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139719)
Posted by william-james88 on July 28th, 2022 @ 3:27pm CDT
cloudballoon wrote:Nothing wrong with the photos. It's trying to depict the existence of Case Allotments that only have nothing but Cosmos in them.

Walmart Canada do not do pre-orders online or off afaik. So I can only hope I can find it at retail (the 2 near me are utter crap, I couldn't find anything worth buying since 2017~18) and not get scalped. But if historic trends hold, it's almost ALWAYS the latter and I won't be getting Velocitron Cosmos.


Walmart Canada does do preorders. I preirdered Cosmos off them. He is out of stock now but others are available for pre-order
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139720)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 28th, 2022 @ 3:28pm CDT
cloudballoon wrote:Nothing wrong with the photos. It's trying to depict the existence of Case Allotments that only have nothing but Cosmos in them.

Walmart Canada do not do pre-orders online or off afaik. So I can only hope I can find it at retail (the 2 near me are utter crap, I couldn't find anything worth buying since 2017~18) and not get scalped. But if historic trends hold, it's almost ALWAYS the latter and I won't be getting Velocitron Cosmos.


Ok. I was just confused what a pattern of several cosmoses could represent...
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139768)
Posted by cloudballoon on July 28th, 2022 @ 11:49pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Walmart Canada does do preorders. I preirdered Cosmos off them. He is out of stock now but others are available for pre-order


Walmart Canada never have anything available for me for preorder. It's broken for me somehow. Like, EVERYTHING is "Not available online" for the first 3 rows, then nothing loads afterward. Clicking on the "next" page load the same things as the first page. Everytime, Everyday. So I jsut assume it's for show (to know that it's in store) and not for pre-order. Does any of the items listed in the image below is available for you william-james88? If so, something weird is going on for me.

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Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139780)
Posted by william-james88 on July 29th, 2022 @ 7:09am CDT
cloudballoon wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Walmart Canada does do preorders. I preirdered Cosmos off them. He is out of stock now but others are available for pre-order


Walmart Canada never have anything available for me for preorder. It's broken for me somehow. Like, EVERYTHING is "Not available online" for the first 3 rows, then nothing loads afterward. Clicking on the "next" page load the same things as the first page. Everytime, Everyday. So I jsut assume it's for show (to know that it's in store) and not for pre-order. Does any of the items listed in the image below is available for you william-james88? If so, something weird is going on for me.

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Yes, there is indeed something odd going on on your end. I am able to pre-order those toys.
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139790)
Posted by cloudballoon on July 29th, 2022 @ 9:42am CDT
Thanks william-james88 for the screenshot. I'll go check with Walmart Canada to see what's wrong...
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139806)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2022 @ 12:01pm CDT
cloudballoon wrote:Thanks william-james88 for the screenshot. I'll go check with Walmart Canada to see what's wrong...


Is it a region thing?
If you have an active VPN, maybe it screw things over.
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139815)
Posted by cloudballoon on July 29th, 2022 @ 1:16pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:If you have an active VPN, maybe it screw things over.


It IS because of VPN! Thanks for the solution!
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139825)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2022 @ 3:37pm CDT
cloudballoon wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:If you have an active VPN, maybe it screw things over.


It IS because of VPN! Thanks for the solution!


Oh-OH!
I guessed right!
VPN users, take note.

On the same subject, often the add-block disrupt some site functions like preventing essential windows or buttons to appear. It's designed this way on purpose. So just deactivate your add-block for that site. That is, if the site is not a pirate/porn site, or anything shady of course.
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139827)
Posted by william-james88 on July 29th, 2022 @ 4:33pm CDT
The hunt is ON! For anyone in the US who was not able to preorder a Cosmos, he has been found at a US Walmart. The Valley View Walmart in Virginia to be exact. Below is an image of the case Wreckgar39 found, confirming the case contents. They also found leader class Scourge and both sighitngs were posted on the TFW2005 boards.

In Canada, the voyagers were found. It was said that the case content was 2 Overrides and 1 Hauler. The voyagers were found in Ontario by a few Canadians and the specific sighting in the picture below was poste by Renegade Decepticon.

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Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139829)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 29th, 2022 @ 5:04pm CDT
ONE Hauler and TWO Overrides per cases. Yet there is no Override preorders on Walmart.ca.

:-?
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139836)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 29th, 2022 @ 7:29pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:So, even though I had to wait a few days to place the order, between Walmart.com and Pulse I was able to get all the Velocitron figures except for Cosmos. According to the interview, my only chance to get one in a reasonable length of time will involve money and/or violence for the sake of violence.


You can still
A) find him in stores
B) cancel your pre-orders and just buy a case from Robot Kingdom (that's what a friend of mine did)


A) Due to being a Union Controlled city, NYC does NOT allow Walmart to do business. If it did I'd be far happier and poorer.

B) Back in the day I used to do a lot of business with Robot Kingdom but I discovered their prices were comparable to BBTS and 2-day Fed Ex shipping. Since there are still shipping issues from overseas it really doesn't pay. Also, between Walmart.com and Pulse I got everyone else.
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139854)
Posted by Till-all-R1 on July 29th, 2022 @ 11:11pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:I hope Powerglide is next. PotP Beachcomber is good enough for now.

Same here, because I too already have Beachcomber and Seaspray. And I'm torn on getting Powerglide or waiting for an update.

Then I jut have to wait for a proper G1 Hound and I should be good.
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139857)
Posted by william-james88 on July 29th, 2022 @ 11:28pm CDT
We are providing an update to our original article, found below. After we posted it, TF fan Josh reported to us on Facebook that both the leader class and voyager class Velocitron toys were also found in Georgia. It is his image that you see in the thumbnail. This means that the entire line has been found in the US. Walmart is currently in the middle of a back to school reset (as is Target) so while many stores may have them, they may not have the time to put them up yet or are waiting for the proper time coinciding with their reset plans.
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The hunt is ON! For anyone in the US who was not able to preorder a Cosmos, he has been found at a US Walmart. The Valley View Walmart in Virginia to be exact. Below is an image of the case Wreckgar39 found, confirming the case contents. They also found leader class Scourge and both sighitngs were posted on the TFW2005 boards.

In Canada, the voyagers were found. It was said that the case content was 2 Overrides and 1 Hauler. The voyagers were found in Ontario by a few Canadians and the specific sighting in the picture below was poste by Renegade Decepticon.

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Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139879)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 30th, 2022 @ 10:55am CDT
Till-all-R1 wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:I hope Powerglide is next. PotP Beachcomber is good enough for now.

Same here, because I too already have Beachcomber and Seaspray. And I'm torn on getting Powerglide or waiting for an update.

Then I jut have to wait for a proper G1 Hound and I should be good.


I like how classics hound looks, and he has ankle tilt. I also have a POTP Neachcomber in hand, and I'll never replace him. (Probably not even if the slider breaks)
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139895)
Posted by NeonPrime on July 30th, 2022 @ 12:19pm CDT
Cosmos just listed on eBay for $60 + $11.60 shipping for anyone interested
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139898)
Posted by RodimusPrimeUkraine1 on July 30th, 2022 @ 12:31pm CDT
NeonPrime wrote:Cosmos just listed on eBay for $60 + $11.60 shipping for anyone interested


NO! Who would want him for that much!
Re: Velocitron Cosmos is Being Shipped in Solid Cases to Retailers + Video Review (2139904)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 30th, 2022 @ 1:31pm CDT
NeonPrime wrote:Cosmos just listed on eBay for $60 + $11.60 shipping for anyone interested


A normal retail toy that will be available like the plague sooner or later like Origin Bee...

Scalpers can shove it where the sun don't shine. [-(

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