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griffin
26th January 2009, 06:08 PM
This is just to keep track of what (significant) stuff is being released in countries before us, to see what should be here soon.

In the last few days, the following items have been reported to be found:

Universe Voyager Leo Prime, Overload in USA. (Inferno is previous wave, and already out there)
Animated Voyager Atomic Lugnut, Wreckgar in USA.
Universe Wave 4 Deluxes (Cheetor, Hound, Cyclonus, Starscream) in Canada.
Animated Roadbuster Ultra Magnus in USA. (Shadow Blade Megatron is previous wave, and already out there)
Universe Wave 5 Legends (Cosmos, Warpath, Rodimus, Wheelie) in USA.
Animated Sunstorm and Gen1 Shockwave multipacks in HK/Robotkingdom.
Mighty Muggs Wave 1 (OP, BBee, Meg, Soundwave) in HK/Robotkingdom.
Universe Deluxe Dinobot, Smokescreen in HK/Robotkingdom.
Universe Ultra Bruticus in HK/Robotkingdom.

griffin
5th February 2009, 01:02 PM
Star Wars TFs Captain Rex/ AT-TE and Clone/ V-19 Torrent Starfighter in USA.

griffin
8th February 2009, 09:40 PM
Animated Deluxe Waspinator and Samurai Prowl.
Both have been out a week or two at import stores and some Asian sources.

griffin
9th February 2009, 03:12 PM
Next wave of Robot Heroes (Slag Vs Sharkticon, Perceptor Vs Hardshell, Cheetor Vs Tankor) out in America. (could have been out for a few weeks though)

griffin
13th February 2009, 01:04 AM
3rd wave of Marvel Transformers Crossovers out in America.

Iron Man (Jet)
Carnage (Muscle Car)
Thor (A-10 Thunderbolt)
Captain America (Hummvee)

To read some reviews from an American fan who reviews just about everything:
http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/Marvel/Standard3

griffin
19th February 2009, 03:20 PM
Next wave of Universe Legends have been found in US and Asia - Warpath, Wheelie, Rodimus, Cosmos.

griffin
15th April 2009, 02:07 PM
Store exclusives Countdown and Darkwing (Universe recolours) have been found in UK and US in the last couple of weeks. No word on if they they are coming here, as that was something asked and Hasbro AUS has not yet replied to it.

griffin
26th July 2009, 01:25 AM
Supreme sized Devastator found in America, just weeks after it being found in England. So maybe here soon?
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/revenge-of-the-fallen-supreme-combiner-devastator-released-at-us-mass-retail-168221/

griffin
26th July 2009, 02:36 AM
And Human Alliance Sideswipe as well.
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-rotf-devastator-and-human-alliance-sideswipe-found-at-retail/16599/

griffin
28th July 2009, 12:58 PM
New wave of FABs in America - Sand Bumblebee, Grindor and Skids.

griffin
31st July 2009, 05:23 PM
Robot Heroes Battle Packs wave 1 now in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/transformers-rotf-robot-heroes-scene-sets-found-at-us-retail-168246/)(Battle of the Fallen, Battle for the Allspark).

griffin
4th August 2009, 09:03 PM
Wave 2 RPMs minivehicles and Remote Control vehicles out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/revenge-of-the-fallen-rpms-wave-2-rc-cars-and-battle-chargers-optimus-prime-released-at-us-retail-168288/).
And RPMs Remote Control vehicles and Robot Replicas wave 3 out in Canada (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-just-movie-31/revenge-of-the-fallen-dog-tags-robot-replica-wave-3--rpm-remote-control-wave-1-out-in-canada-168277/).

griffin
7th August 2009, 01:02 AM
Wave 4 Legends (Mudflap, Tankor, Sideways, Recon Bumblebee) found in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/revenge-of-the-fallen-legends-wave-4-found-at-retail-168302/).

griffin
18th August 2009, 12:10 PM
New Movie Deluxe wave with Thrust and Gears now out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/revenge-of-the-fallen-wave-6-deluxe-class-figures-released-168366/).

griffin
25th August 2009, 11:12 AM
Wave 2 Movie Robot Heroes out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/revenge-of-the-fallen-robot-heroes-wave-2-found-at-us-retail-168391/).
Ironhide Vs Mixmaster, Jolt Vs Ravage. (probably only 2 in this wave).

Animated Activators (the last wave - Soundwave, Grimlock) are also out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/animated-8/transformers-animated-activators-fireblast-grimlock-and-soundwave-released-at-us-retail-168390/).

griffin
30th August 2009, 09:10 AM
Minicon 10-pack has been released in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/universe-classics-20-29/new-universe-minicon-10-pack-sighted-at-retail-168422/), but I don't think it is coming here.

griffin
22nd September 2009, 11:33 AM
Human Alliance #3 (Skids with Mikaela and Arcee) is out in the UK (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/uk-news---human-alliance-skids-released-168524/)(and was probably already out elsewhere).
(still hoping Kmart get the HA series in)

Movie 'Gathering at the Nemesis' 3-pack out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/toys-r-us-exclusive-revenge-of-the-fallen-gathering-at-nemesis-set-released-168481/).
(supposed to be at AU TRU in Oct)

And this was out pretty quickly - 'Back Road Brawl' 2-pack is now in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/toys-r-us-exclusive-back-road-brawl-out-in-the-united-states-168507/).
(no word yet if this is coming here)

griffin
22nd September 2009, 06:26 PM
Also found in America are Walmart exclusives Hardhead, Powerglide, Skyfall and Fury of Fearswoop pack.
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/walmart-exclusive-red-powerglide-skyfall-hardhead-and-the-fury-of-fearswoop-hit-retail/16995/

griffin
26th September 2009, 09:49 PM
Wave 3 Movie Robot Heroes found in America (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/wave-3-rotf-robot-heroes-sighted/17005/). That's the Chromia Vs Megatron and Ratchet Vs Barricade pairs.

griffin
27th November 2009, 10:23 AM
New Movie Deluxes have been released (found in the Philippines) just in time for Christmas - new mould Dirge, and redecos Armorhide, Alliance Bumblebee, Tuner Mudflap.

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/deluxe-wave-7-spotted-at-retail/17381/

These are the next wave for us too, so we will probably see these here in the next few weeks as well.

griffin
4th January 2010, 12:00 AM
The Universe Special Edition figures have been found in a US store chain, for US$10 each (less than their current Deluxe price).
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/hts-universe-special-edition-figures-spotted-at-marshalls/17613/

griffin
11th January 2010, 01:19 AM
Just released in America,
Robot Heroes Battlepacks (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/revenge-of-the-fallen-robot-heroes-shanghai-showdown-and-desert-devastation-released-at-us-retail-168982/)that were seen in NZ a couple weeks ago, and,
Marvel Crossovers wave 5 (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/crossovers-12/marvel-transformers-crossovers-wave-5-released-at-retail-168984/) (Hulk Bulldozer, Spiderman racecar, Wolverine redeco), which we may not see here for some time, if at all.

griffin
11th January 2010, 01:46 AM
Also, I only found out last night, but it seems that the Disney Label Donald toy was released several weeks ago.

griffin
11th January 2010, 01:51 PM
Correction on that, as I think I may have just seen pre-production ones being sold. Most are still saying pre-order, with release dates of Dec to Feb, so I don't think it is officially out yet.

griffin
13th January 2010, 12:28 AM
Just found in Malaysia/Singapore stores are:
next wave of Movie Voyagers (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/defender-optimus-prime-and-mindwipe-released-in-malaysia-singapore/17649/)(Optimus and Mindwipe),
limited release Nebular Starscream (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/nebular-starscream-multistore-exclusive/17643/).

So we might see them here soon (if we get the Nebular Starscream here).

Kyle
13th January 2010, 02:03 AM
New wave of ROTF Legends: Arcee, Jolt, Stealth Bumblebee (with a few differences from the JP version) have been sighted at retail in Hong Kong.

http://www.hk-tf.com/discuz/upload/viewthread.php?tid=16055

griffin
24th January 2010, 01:11 AM
Animated Arcee and Ratchet have now been found in America.
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/tru-exclusive-animated-arcee-and-cybertron-ratchet-sighted/17709/
If there is any chance of getting them here, it might be soon.

JustOwen
25th January 2010, 08:00 PM
http://www.hk-tf.com/discuz/upload/viewthread.php?tid=16181&extra=page%3D1

he looks great

griffin
29th January 2010, 04:56 AM
Hasbro US website confirms a number of store exclusives for release in/by February.
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/official-confirmation-of-february-exclusives/17738/

Wal*Mart
- TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN - Legends Class:CONSTRUCTICON DEVASTATOR.
All seven robots combine to form CONSTRUCTICON DEVASTATOR

- TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Road Rival Showdown -
Scout Class: BEACHCOMBER and DEADLIFT
Included in the N.E.S.T. Global Alliance Promotion.

- TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Windy City Chase - Scout Class: SLAP DASH and TRENCHMOUTH
Included in the N.E.S.T. Global Alliance Promotion.

Toys'R'Us
- TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN NEST Voyager and Deluxe Pack-Shanghai Showdown
Recreate the movie scene with the Voyager DEMOLISHER and SKIDS & MUDFLAP. Included in the N.E.S.T. Global Alliance program. Great Easter Gift!

- TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED Deluxe Class: ARCEE
AUTOBOT ARCEE comes with double swords and wings that clip on.

- TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED Deluxe Class: CYBERTRON Mode AUTOBOT RATCHET
AUTOBOT RATCHET has detachable shock paddles.

Target
- TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Legends Class: BUMBLEBEE and SHADOW STRIKER
Included in the N.E.S.T. Global Alliance program.

- TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Legends Class: RALLY MUDFLAP and OFFROAD SKIDS
Included in the N.E.S.T. Global Alliance program.

- TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Legends Class: SMOKESCREEN and STARSCREAM
Included in the N.E.S.T. Global Alliance program.

K-Mart
- TRANSFORMERS REVENGE OF THE FALLEN NEBULAR STARSCREAM
Exclusive powered up paint job. Includes two firing missiles and turn head to activate moving gears.

If we are getting any of them here, it could be soon now.

Paulbot
29th January 2010, 09:26 AM
If we are getting any of them here, it could be soon now.

We already have some of them (Target Legends) :D Go Australia!

Vector Prime
2nd February 2010, 01:56 PM
ROTF NEST Deluxe 2010 Wave 2 out at retail in the US (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/revenge-of-the-fallen-deluxe-2010-wave-2-out-at-us-retail-169092/)

Brawn ( :) ), Ratchet, Lockdown & Strike Mission Sideswipe mustn't be too far from an Oz release then...

Kyle
6th March 2010, 08:36 PM
Animated Arcee and Cybetron Mode Ratchet have been released and sighted at TRUs in Hong Kong. Wonder if we will get them too here?

lcz128
7th March 2010, 12:57 PM
Animated Arcee and Cybetron Mode Ratchet have been released and sighted at TRUs in Hong Kong. Wonder if we will get them too here?
damiiiitttt why wasnt it there when i was thereeeeee

jaydisc
7th March 2010, 07:28 PM
@#$%. Just ordered the pair from USA this morning.

SharkyMcShark
8th March 2010, 12:50 AM
Damnit when are they releasing Blackout and Rodimus...

griffin
29th March 2010, 01:01 PM
RPMs remote controlled Barricade found in America.
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/transformers-rpm-remote-control-barricade-out-in-us-retail-169385/

verboten82
3rd June 2010, 12:59 PM
Damnit when are they releasing Blackout and Rodimus...

rodimus may be a TRU exclusive to be released in July but Blackout has no schedule release date- may not be released at all. But you might consider getting the Japanese version

SharkyMcShark
3rd June 2010, 02:34 PM
I take Rodimus is going the Arcee and Cyb Ratchet route and won't be released here?

griffin
3rd June 2010, 07:29 PM
Rodimus and Cyb Ironhide are meant to be US TRU exclusives later this year. And yes, we won't see them here either.

It also looks like Hasbro aren't releasing Blackout at all now, so the JP version would be the best way to go, to be sure of getting one.

Paulbot
29th June 2010, 05:53 PM
Spotted in the MX newspaper this evening: Device Label Blaster/Broadblast and Cheetor
http://yfrog.com/jwqtrj

1AZRAEL1
30th June 2010, 09:38 AM
Spotted in the MX newspaper this evening: Device Label Blaster/Broadblast and Cheetor
http://yfrog.com/jwqtrj

I too saw that in last nights MX. Bit of a shock to see something Transformers related in it.

griffin
19th July 2010, 01:55 AM
It was anticipated that Hasbro US would catch up their waves to us, but it seems they have returned to be the leading western market again, with the sighting of wave 2 Autobot Alliance Voyagers BanzaiTron and Battle Blades Optimus (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/decepticon-banzaitron-and-battle-blades-optimus-prime-found-at-us-retail-170200/) before us.

griffin
4th August 2010, 06:27 PM
MP Grimlock has been found at retail in Canada (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/masterpiece-grimlock-released-in-canada-170348/). SHouldn't be long then for us or america.

5FDP
4th August 2010, 07:18 PM
MP Grimlock has been found at retail in Canada (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/masterpiece-grimlock-released-in-canada-170348/). SHouldn't be long then for us or america.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1539/omggv.jpg

1AZRAEL1
5th August 2010, 10:06 AM
Been found in US retail as well. (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/toys-r-us-exclusive-masterpiece-grimlock-sighted-at-us-retail/19463/)

Like you said, hope we see it soon. No tso much for me, but for others who didn't get the previous release. Though I may just buy another anyway :p

griffin
5th August 2010, 03:18 PM
A heap of new stuff sighted in America in the last day.

Wave 2 PCC 2-packs (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/power-core-combiner-two-packs-wave-two-found-170358/). (should be here soon)

Animated Rodimus & Ironhide at TRU (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/animated-8/toys-r-us-exclusive-animated-rodimus-minor-and-ironhide-cybertron-mode-out-at-us-retail-170357/). (not expected here)

Large/Deluxe Lights & Sounds Bumblebee (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/deluxe-lights--sounds-bumblebee-out-at-retail-in-the-united-states-170355/). (not expected here)

5FDP
5th August 2010, 06:52 PM
No MP Grimlock here yet. Went to TRU Castle Hill tonight after work and nada. Lucky Americanadians!

griffin
6th August 2010, 09:40 PM
August is shaping up to be a huge month for American fans. Not only is wave 2 of the main lines making their way to stores, but heaps of store exclusives as well.

Just sighted today was the 2-packs displayed at BotCon (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/walmart-exclusive-2-packs-found-at-retail-170370/), with a deluxe and a legends figure, loosely inspired by scenes in the TF2 Movie.
Bumblebee Vs Grindor
Brawl Vs Jolt
(all are redecos)

griffin
11th August 2010, 03:06 PM
We just got in the RPMs Diecast Minivehicles a couple weeks ago (which is the short-lived set of 14 or 15* vehicles in 3 themes - Metal Heroes (8), NEST (3 or 4*), Stunticon (3))... and just this week, the same vehicles are showing up in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/transformers-speed-stars-die-cast-vehicles-waves-1-and-2-released-at-us-retail-170395/)in the new Speed Stars packaging - each one with some altered paint decos (some minor, some completely different).

* - wave 1 packaging has NEST Sideswipe listed, wave 2 packaging doesn't, so was probably cancelled.

Also wanted to mention (since he's making me extremely jealous...), Justowen has been finding and buying up quite a few wave 2 toys (AA, PCC, Gen) in HK this week. Shouldn't be too much longer then for them to appear here, hopefully.

1AZRAEL1
11th August 2010, 03:09 PM
Also wanted to mention (since he's making me extremely jealous...), Justowen has been finding and buying up quite a few wave 2 toys (AA, PCC, Gen) in HK this week. Shouldn't be too much longer then for them to appear here, hopefully.

Argh, I too am jealous. But at least the longer they take to get here, the better chance that when they do come out, I will have the money for them. :p But I still want them. By that I mean Generations. Haven't really been into the other ones. Not sure why though, they are cool.

5FDP
11th August 2010, 07:49 PM
I forget, does wave 2 of Generations include Dirge as well?

SharkyMcShark
11th August 2010, 10:39 PM
I forget, does wave 2 of Generations include Dirge as well?

No, wave 2 is Darkmount/Straxus, Red Alert, WFC Megatron and WFC Soundwave

griffin
11th August 2010, 10:50 PM
From BotCon:

- - Wave 1 (June)
Cybertronian Bumblebee (New Auto)
Cybertronian Optimus (New Auto)
Drift (New Auto)
Thrust (Retool Decep)
- - Wave 2 (July)
Cybertronian Megatron (New Decep)
Darkmount (New Decep)
- - Wave 3 (Aug)
Cybertronian Soundwave (New Decep)
Red Alert (Redeco Auto)
- - Wave 4 (Sept)
Dirge (Retool Decep)
Blurr (Retool Auto)
- - Later
Skullgrin (Retool Decep)
Scourge (New Decep)
Cybertronian (WFC) Cliffjumper (Retool Auto)
Thunderwing (New Decep)
Tracks (New Auto)

5FDP
12th August 2010, 09:11 AM
Thanks SharkyMcShark and griffin.

This explains why RK was shipping WFC Megatron and not Soundwave (different waves).

Is there any chance that some of the waves might be released at the same time e.g. wave 2 and 3 simultaneously? I recall that this has been done before.

griffin
12th August 2010, 10:57 AM
Simultaneous releases only occur if a wave hasn't been released to the stores when it arrived (like a set release date, but the stock arrived early).
And even if that happens, case assortments are still fixed, so you'd probably still have to go to different stores to get the different waves.

1AZRAEL1
12th August 2010, 10:59 AM
Still a long wait for some of the ones I really want. But at least we should keep our eyes peeled Megs and Darkmount, they should be out in the next week or so I guess.

SharkyMcShark
12th August 2010, 04:03 PM
I thought the waves were only split into groups of two in America (where WFC Bee and OP were a separate wave to Drift and Thrust)

griffin
13th August 2010, 12:01 AM
Nah, first wave had four figures, but each following wave has 2 new ones in it (could be intentional having 2 every wave...).

TRU in America had an advance shipment of WFC Bee and Op for their WFC game preview promo - but as far as I know, nowhere else had a wave of just those two.

griffin
24th August 2010, 01:26 PM
Again from America, where they caught up to our 2 month lead, and now overtaking...
Wave 2 AA Scouts (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/hunt-for-the-decepticons-wave-2-scouts-released-in-the-united-states-170455/) (Insecticon, Oilpan and Breacher)

And closer to the source, in HK, JustOwen has now found wave 3 figures at retail (Gen Soundwave, Red Alert, AA Terradive and Tomahawk), so will be out in America soon as well.

Speed Stars versions of the Lights & Sounds toys (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/speed-stars-lights--sounds-basic-wave-1-assortment-released-at-retail-in-the-us-170454/)are also being found in America (we didn't get the RPMs versions here, and aren't expected to get the SS versions either - NZ will though).

1AZRAEL1
24th August 2010, 02:03 PM
Damn, I want to see wave 2 out here, and HK already have wave 3? I hope we start to see them very soon.

griffin
25th August 2010, 01:31 PM
Just some proof that Wave 3 Generations is out now in HK (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/generations-red-alert-released-in-hong-kong/19604/).

Plus Wave 2 Generations appearing in US (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/generations-wave-2-and-hunt-for-the-decepticons-scouts-found-at-us-retail/19608/).

And since the Wave 2 Legends seem to be new in the US (and here), I guess we aren't behind on those... yet.

5FDP
25th August 2010, 07:14 PM
I've given up waiting for WFC Megs and Soundwave so I bought them online last night. Don't want to risk paying prices that we saw for Animated Arcee.

5FDP
27th August 2010, 04:03 PM
Is there any chance that some of the waves might be released at the same time e.g. wave 2 and 3 simultaneously? I recall that this has been done before.

Hmmm...

Generations Wave 2 and 3 Released at US Retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-wave-2-and-3-released-at-us-retail-170472/)

griffin
27th August 2010, 06:25 PM
Yeah, but not in the same assortment case... just close enough release from the source to be found at almost the same time at different stores (like the 2 waves of new SWTFs here - same time, but different chains).
When we have assortments only a month apart or less (like the TF2 early waves being only weeks apart), delays in shipping or restocking can cause a 'bottleneck' at Hasbro warehouse, and we have multiple waves appearing at the same time in stores.

griffin
27th August 2010, 09:57 PM
One of the store exclusive multi-packs has been found in America - Rampage among the Ruins (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/rampage-among-the-ruins-tru-exclusive-3-pack-released-170479/).
Contains redecoed Rampage, Cannon Bumblebee and Rampage (in mismatching reds).

Plus, Speed Stars Minivehicle 2-packs (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/speed-stars-wave-1-two-packs-out-at-us-retail-170471/)and Wave 2 Autobot Alliance Deluxes (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/deluxe-wave-2-of-hunt-for-the-decepticons-out-in-us-170470/).

griffin
8th September 2010, 12:50 AM
Wave 2 of the Activators (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/movie-activators-wave-2-spotted-170538/)found in America.

jazzcomp
8th September 2010, 01:52 AM
This speed star version is different than the release here

griffin
18th September 2010, 11:34 PM
Ravage Infiltration 3-pack w/ figurines (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/the-ravage-infiltration-and-masterpiece-grimlock-released-in-the-uk-170583/)has been found in the UK, so should appear elsewhere around the world.

griffin
27th September 2010, 10:52 AM
Wave 3 Voyagers (Blue Fallen, Highbrow) sighted in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/hunt-for-the-decepticons-highbrow-and-the-fallen-released-170634/).

griffin
20th October 2010, 12:38 PM
Hasbro's Gold Battle Ops Bumblebee 3-pack with 2 Legends, is now out (RK has it).

griffin
25th October 2010, 12:56 PM
Wave 3 Powercore Combiner 2-packs have been sighted in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/333805-pcc-wave-3-two-packs-retail.html).

griffin
2nd November 2010, 01:23 PM
Marvel TFs wave (7) with Ghost Rider/motorcycle and Spiderman/helicopter (from the 2-pack) redeco, have been found in America.

The Costco Gold Bumblebee has now hit America as well, for US$42 (plus tax) - so like here, the 'limited' fancy edition with 2 bonus figures, is cheaper than the regular one.

And the Black Human Alliance Sideswipe has also been found in America, but for US$32 (plus tax) at a Walmart... I didn't think they were that expensive over there. It makes our HA prices quite good in comparison.

On a lighter note, it seems that the 'Warriors from Three Worlds' 3-pack (at our Kmarts at the moment), are showing up at US TRU stores for US$25, despite being released to smaller chain stores there for US$15, AND, the individual Scouts were originally priced at about US$6 each. Looks like our TRU chain isn't the only one that likes price-gouging customers.

griffin
9th November 2010, 01:31 PM
Wave 3 PCC 5-packs found in America.
(we had a couple months head start with all these new lines, and within half a year, we've already fallen behind by a wave or two)

griffin
20th November 2010, 05:49 PM
Reveal the Shield toys were expected before Christmas, so it's no surprise to hear that they have just been found in America - deluxes Tracks and Jazz so far.

1AZRAEL1
22nd November 2010, 11:08 AM
Hope we don't have to wait too long for the new waves. I will be putting them on layby as soon as I see em.

griffin
25th November 2010, 12:12 PM
The US just had the Wave 3 5-pack PCCs (Stakeout/Protectobots, Crankcase/Destrons) found a couple weeks ago, and now the 4th wave has been found (Dinobots and Constructicons).
Now we're two waves behind, after starting a wave ahead just six months ago.

jaydisc
25th November 2010, 02:36 PM
Also, PCC are on clearance at Kmart. I wonder if we'll even get these.

griffin
8th December 2010, 01:10 AM
Activators wave 3 found in America - Rally Rumble Bumblebee and Rally Rumble Optimus Prime (both redecos).
We're still only at wave 1 here.

griffin
12th December 2010, 12:19 AM
First wave of Reveal the Shield Scouts (Windcharger and Chopsaw) have been found in Canada. That's the fourth wave of yellow packed Scouts, and we're only at wave 2 in Australia. Looks like we missed wave 3 of the AA Legends, so could end up missing Wave 3 Scouts as well.

griffin
13th December 2010, 11:58 AM
The Minicon 8-pack has now been seen (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/mini-con-8-pack-is-a-europe-exclusive-171085/) in a couple of European countries (Hungary, Slovakia, France) last month.
(this is the third Minicon multipack - we've only had the first one released here)

jaydisc
26th December 2010, 05:22 PM
United Wave 1 has been released in Japan and Hong Kong and is shipping from retailers like Ami Ami and Robot Kingdom.

griffin
27th December 2010, 11:13 PM
The RtS Battle in Space 2-pack (Rodimus Vs Cyclonus) was found in America December 24th (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/reveal-the-shield-battle-in-space-set-released-171157/), for US$20. Apparently isn't a store exclusive - is probably like the Classics Leaders 2-pack (with the Tank Megatron and Optimus with spin gimmick) that came out in 2006 at various stores, or the more recent TF2 Bumblebee Vs Soundwave set.

And the Power Core Combiners 2-pack wave 4 (Groundspike, Skyhammer), which were out in HK about a month ago, have now been found in Canada (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/power-core-combiners-two-packs-wave-4-released-in-canada-171171/). Apparently they haven't even been found in America yet.

griffin
30th December 2010, 10:01 PM
The new size class for the Speed Stars Stealth Force has been released in America. Motorcycles Knock Out and High Wire, for US$7 each - which must be pretty small if the existing small (basic) size are US$9 each (Bumblebee, Hound, Silverstreak, Soundwave).

griffin
9th January 2011, 11:57 PM
Stealth Force Basics Wave 3 are now out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/stealth-force-basic-wave-3-released-at-us-retail-171234/). This wave has the new mould 'Leadfoot' and re-released Bumblebee (from wave 1) and Barricade (from wave 2), both with rubsigns.

lcz128
16th January 2011, 04:32 PM
Wow. Saw Lugnut and Grappel today in Singapore during my two hour ish stop off. Didn't know they were supposed to be out!!!

1AZRAEL1
16th January 2011, 04:34 PM
As well as those, these have been reported as released in HK

- Deluxe Class Wreck Gar
- Deluxe Class Optimus Prime (G2)
- Deluxe Class Perceptor
- Deluxe Class Bumblebee

lcz128
16th January 2011, 04:42 PM
Wow. Saw Lugnut and Grappel today in Singapore during my two hour ish stop off. Didn't know they were supposed to be out!!!
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/lcz128_photos/Toys/8cedea55.jpg

Vector Prime
16th January 2011, 08:13 PM
Wow. Saw Lugnut and Grappel today in Singapore during my two hour ish stop off. Didn't know they were supposed to be out!!!

They've been out a month now ~ I received my ones early December.

As well as those, these have been reported as released in HK

- Deluxe Class Wreck Gar
- Deluxe Class Optimus Prime (G2)
- Deluxe Class Perceptor
- Deluxe Class Bumblebee

Also Generations Scourge and Kup too

griffin
24th January 2011, 11:31 AM
RtS wave 2 (Perceptor, G2 Op, Wreckgar, Bbee) out in US (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/reveal-the-shield-wave-2-at-us-retail-171305/).

UltraMagnus
25th January 2011, 12:17 AM
They've been out a month now ~ I received my ones early December.



Also Generations Scourge and Kup too

Im in HK, they are only out at TF stores and have found them at just 2 stores in Mong Kok.
Toys R Us have not got them in yet

griffin
26th January 2011, 06:53 PM
Generations Scourge and Kup have made it to America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-kup-and-scourge-released-171321/).

cloudstrife23
22nd February 2011, 12:15 AM
Hi

Long time browser of OCTA forums. Just moved to HK - will keep you guys posted on anything I come across. Toys R Us in HK just stocked up on the Rodimus Cyclonus 2 pack. I got it for $AUD 28 equivalent. Pretty nice pack. Also - just released the dinobot power core combiner 5 set. Same price at about $28AUD. Want to buy dinobots - but can't justify the price at this time. The older PCC 5 set are selling for about $20 AUD. Transformers United generations deluxes are selling for about $15AUD. Picked up the non cybertronian bumblebee. American Generations generally sell cheap here. Jazz selling cheap - only about $10AUD. Looking for a generations as much better paint job. Grapple Voyger only $25AUD - picked up one of those. Lugnuts are the same - but don't like it too much.

Keep you guys informed.

UltraMagnus
22nd February 2011, 01:04 AM
Hi

Long time browser of OCTA forums. Just moved to HK - will keep you guys posted on anything I come across. Toys R Us in HK just stocked up on the Rodimus Cyclonus 2 pack. I got it for $AUD 28 equivalent. Pretty nice pack. Also - just released the dinobot power core combiner 5 set. Same price at about $28AUD. Want to buy dinobots - but can't justify the price at this time. The older PCC 5 set are selling for about $20 AUD. Transformers United generations deluxes are selling for about $15AUD. Picked up the non cybertronian bumblebee. American Generations generally sell cheap here. Jazz selling cheap - only about $10AUD. Looking for a generations as much better paint job. Grapple Voyger only $25AUD - picked up one of those. Lugnuts are the same - but don't like it too much.

Keep you guys informed.


Hey welcome!
Heroic_Deception and I are both Aussies in HK now. Catch up with us sometime and lets do some shopping!


Which TRU is selling Jazz? I went to the one in Central last week and nothing!

cloudstrife23
22nd February 2011, 09:42 PM
Hi there Ultramagnus

Nice to meet you. Jazz I saw at Mongkok. Have there any sightings of fakes in Mongkok? The prices are really cheap - but always wary.

I wouldn't meeting up some fellow Transformers collectors. Like many - my parents got me heaps of transformers when I was young. I only recently got back into them and I left my old collection is in Australia.

Where are you in Central - I am also in Central. I just moved to Hong Kong so keen to meet new people. Do you guys catch up to do other things?

Drop me a PM with contact details and thanks for the offer to meet up.

griffin
23rd May 2011, 12:47 PM
Some store exclusives found in the northern hemisphere.

US Kmart Daredevil Squad (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/dark-of-the-moon-autobot-daredevil-squad-released-172217/) (might not be released here)

US Walmart Rally Redecos (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/dark-of-the-moon-rally-sidearm-sideswipe-and-bumblebee-released-in-the-uk-172218/) found in the UK (might be released here then)

griffin
4th June 2011, 02:51 AM
American sightings in the last few days include:
Wave 2 HA deluxe (Roadbuster)
Wave 3 Voyagers (Sentinel & Fireburst Optimus)
Wave 2 HA basics (Tailpipe, Whirl)
Leader Ironhide
Walmart exclusive Deluxe Optimus, Sideswipe, Bbee

griffin
12th June 2011, 11:39 PM
Target exclusive Voyager redecos (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/target-exclusive-starscream-and-ratchet-released-172442/) of TF2 Starscream and TF1 Ratchet have been found in America (no idea if it will be released here).
And also at US Target, a couple of exclusive 2-packs (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/target-exclusive-cyberverse-two-packs-released-172447/) I didn't even know were coming. An unchanged Legion packed in with a redeco Commander figure.
One has Legion Ledfoot with a blue Cmdr Ironhide.
The other has Legion Bumblebee with a purple Cmdr Megatron (possibly a Motormaster homage).

griffin
17th July 2011, 03:07 PM
Wave 2 of the Speed Stars Steath-Force Motorcycles size class (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/dark-of-the-moon-stealth-force-dirt-rocket-released-in-canada-172844/) has been found in Canada. Dirt Rocket is a yellow redeco of Highwire and still an Autobot.
We didn't even get the first wave of these, in either packaging (TF2 or TF3), so probably won't see this one here either.

The TF3 Human Alliance Flash Freeze Assault pack (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/k-mart-exclusive-flash-freeze-assault-found-at-retail-172873/) (with HA Sideswipe & Icepick) ended up going to US Kmart after all (it wasn't confirmed until now).
Since the regular HA Deluxes are exclusive to BigW here, I think the Kmart exclusives (this one, and the Bumblebee one) have even less chance of being seen here.

And a month after us, America gets the first wave of 12 Speed Stars Diecast minivehicles (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/dark-of-the-moon-speed-stars-wave-1-released-172857/).

griffin
17th July 2011, 04:35 PM
Also just out in America is the first wave of the Class 1 Star Wars Crossovers (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/crossovers-12/star-wars-crossovers-basic-general-grievous-released-and-reviewed-172848/) (the new smaller size, about the size of Commander/Scout size).
First wave has:
General Grievous to Grievous' Starfighter
Obi-Wan Kenobi to Jedi Starfighter
Anakin Skywalker to Jedi Starfighter

griffin
21st July 2011, 12:42 AM
DotM Wave 4 (Bbee redeco & Ratchet redeco) is out in Asia. Bout time... the first three waves were released (globally) 2 months ago.

griffin
3rd August 2011, 10:32 PM
The four Target exclusive Deluxes have been released in the UK, (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/target-exclusive-dotm-deluxes-released-in-uk/22469/) so hopefully we see them here too... at least so that some of us don't have to pay a fortune for the Space Case that everyone seems to want most of the four (but was only 1 to a case of 8).
Besides, all four are done with opaque-ish plastic, which gives them a nice look with back-lighting when displayed.

griffin
5th August 2011, 08:04 AM
Wave 3 action sets (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/cyberverse-shockwave-and-ratchet-found-at-retail/22513/) (Shockwave, Ratchet) have just been found in America.

griffin
14th August 2011, 12:08 AM
Target exclusive Human Alliance Leadfoot found in US.

griffin
14th August 2011, 12:51 AM
Also just found out that the JP Skywarp (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/transformers-japanese-toysrus-exclusive-skywarp-released-173107/) (redeco of Starscream) is out in Japan, while the second pair/wave of Scanning Deluxes (Bbee, Ratchet) have been found at TRU in America, which is a month early.
We got the first pair here, so might get the second pair as well.

griffin
14th August 2011, 06:40 PM
DotM Commander Wave 4 (Guzzle, Dark Sentinel Prime) have now been found in America.
Just a day after Wave 3 was found in Australia... so we are already falling behind by a whole wave (in most size classes too).

griffin
19th August 2011, 12:04 AM
Optimus Roleplay 'nerf style' gun is out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/robo-power-optimus-prime-cyber-blaster-found-at-us-retail-173147/). It comes with 10 darts.

And a store exclusive Cyberverse multi-pack that I only found out about yesterday on Seibertron's image archive, has just been found in a US store - 'Battle in the Moonlight' (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/wal-mart-battle-in-the-moonlight-exclusive-released-at-retail-173146/).
The multi-pack has redecos of the Optimus Action set, Legion Ratchet & Legion Crankcase. It is a Walmart exclusive... no idea if it will be here.

griffin
30th August 2011, 11:53 PM
Wave 2 of the Stealth Force motorcycle class (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/speed-stars-dirt-rocket-spotted-at-retail/22686/) (which we don't get here anyway) has been found in America. Wave 2 is just one single redeco - Dirt Rocket (redeco of High Wire). Both are Autobots. Priced at US$6.

griffin
6th September 2011, 12:09 PM
Wave 3 Legion DotM (Roadbuster, Starscream, Bumblebee redeco, Flak) being found more frequently in America now. Apparently they were out a couple months ago, but slow restocking has meant it took a while for most stores to get in new stuff (like here).

reillyd
7th September 2011, 06:18 PM
BBTS have their shared exclusive Dinobot mini-cons in stock. Mine arrived today, see here (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=12024)for review

griffin
7th September 2011, 11:23 PM
They WERE in stock (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS19990&mode=retail), but sold out a couple days ago. I bought a set as well - no idea why they are in TF3 packaging though.

griffin
3rd October 2011, 01:14 AM
Wave 3 & 4 DotM HA Basics have recently been found in American retail (although, Wave 3 (Dragstrip & Halftrack) have been out for about a month globally and at online stores).

Wave 4 is Reverb and the redeco Crosshairs.


Plus Wave 4 Voyager Cannon Force Ironhide.

griffin
12th October 2011, 01:35 AM
Wave 5 DotM Deluxes (AirRaid, Darksteel, Armor Topspin) have been found at American retail.

5FDP
12th October 2011, 10:45 AM
So... how far behind are we now? I've lost count.

griffin
12th October 2011, 11:31 AM
Well, the first wave was pretty much everywhere. (Ratchet, Skids, Bbee, Crankcase, Roadbuster, Starscream)
The third wave then appeared next at a couple chains (Laserbeak, TCracker, Mudflap, Nitro Bee)
And then the second wave started appearing at a couple chains as well (Topspin, Barricade, Jolt, Swipe)
Wave 4 has only been sighted at a couple stores (Red Ratchet, Cyberfire Bee).
(and Wave 5 is now out in America)

So, technically we aren't behind... we just aren't getting the newer waves to enough stores for collectors to find them. :(

Accel
12th October 2011, 02:29 PM
we just need someone to buy all the bumblebees to free up space for new waves :P

griffin
24th October 2011, 02:20 AM
US Walmart exclusive Dlx Track Battle Roadbuster has been sighted in America (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-dotm-cannon-force-ironhide-walmart-exclusive-track-battle-roadbuster-at-spotted-at-retail/23064/). It's just an orange redeco with the same weapon.

griffin
30th October 2011, 06:19 PM
Wave 4 DotM Legion wave is out in America (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-dotm-retail-sightings-cyberverse-soundwave-lunarfire-optimus-prime-streetside-bot-brawl/23102/), which is just Soundwave as the only new figure.
Plus, another Walmart exclusive Dlx Optimus is out (Lunarfire Optimus for just US$10), so Walmart appear to have a monopoly on that mould, and now have two different decos of it.

Aaaand, the Americans have finally got the TRU Streetside Bot Brawl too.


It's always funny to see these "first sightings" on American fansites, and then having several people suddenly saying that they saw it weeks before but didn't bother posting about it.

iceburn
1st November 2011, 05:46 PM
bossbot, Legion Soundwave was spotted last week or late October

there's also the new DOTM deluxe wave out with Dark Steel, Air Raid and Amored Topspin..., i have not seen Lunarfire Optimus on the shelves in Singapore yet

griffin
1st November 2011, 11:58 PM
It was the first time I saw the sighting of Legion Soundwave on the global fan-forums, but as I had noted, people will see figures for a week or two but not mention it until after someone else posts it and it becomes a news item.

We are just so far behind on some of these figures.... I'm posting more new stuff in this topic than in our own 'first sightings' topic.

griffin
5th November 2011, 07:46 PM
Rescue Bots Wave 2 (Chase) has been found at US retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/transformers-rescue-bots-wave-2-found-at-retail-173687/). Wave 2 & 3 (Blades) have been out for a while though, as BBTS had them over a month ago.

Speed Stars Minivehicles Wave 2 have also been found at US Retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys--products-30/dark-of-the-moon-speed-stars-leadfoot-released-at-us-retail-173683/). Only Leadfoot has been mentioned, but there should be other figures in Wave 2, including the third Beast Machines deco vehicle, Stealth Force Roadbuster, and the re-release of earlier Metal Heroes vehicles.

And the 25th Anniversary Unicron has been found in a Canadian TRU store (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/25th-anniversary-unicron-sighted-at-canadian-retail/23144/)... instead of Costco, as people were expecting.

iceburn
8th November 2011, 12:51 PM
bossbot, Legion Soundwave was spotted last week or late October

there's also the new DOTM deluxe wave out with Dark Steel, Air Raid and Amored Topspin..., i have not seen Lunarfire Optimus on the shelves in Singapore yet

Lunarfire Optimus spotted too only at specific retailer.

griffin
2nd December 2011, 12:27 AM
The Ultimate giftset 5-pack (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-dotm-cyberverse-ultimate-giftset-spotted-at-retail/23322/) has just been found in America now, and surprisingly, it is being priced at US$30. It's a saving of US$1 when comparing it to the total price of 2 Cmdrs and 3 Legions in America... but its amazing to realise that when Hasbro America (or Hasbro Australia) pass on the savings of an exchange rate change, that we can actually have toys at the same price as the Americans.

Now if only we could have the mainline items at the proper adjusted prices.

griffin
23rd February 2012, 01:02 PM
Bot Shots 3-packs are now out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/bot-shots-three-packs-released-at-us-retail-174451/), following on from the single packs about a week ago. Not huge enough news to be posted in the main news section... :p

griffin
25th February 2012, 07:08 PM
Wave 2 Deluxes (Ratchet & Arcee V2) have been found at US retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/transformers-prime-deluxe-ratchet--arcee-released-at-us-retail-174472/), giving us the usual rush of the early waves of a new toyline to stores... and could see them here soon as well, whenever the other major retailers start stocking them.

griffin
2nd March 2012, 03:46 AM
The new TFPrime roleplay helmet/mask has been found at US retail (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-prime-robots-in-disguise-optimus-prime-mission-helmet-sighted-at-retail/24153/) for $20. It's a whole new electronic mask that appears to be a lot less bulky than the Movie Optimus Mask.
We are likely to see this here too... for about $40-50 though.

griffin
21st March 2012, 02:05 AM
The second Prime 2-pack (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-prime-robots-in-disguise-bumblebee-vs-starscream-entertainment-pack-spotted-at-canadian-retail/24321/) (Bee Vs Screamer) was out in Asia and here a few weeks ago, but has now been found in Canada as well (the other place it was supposed to be).

griffin
25th March 2012, 03:33 AM
Wave 2 of TFPrime Legions have been found in Singapore (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/prime-cyberverse-legion-wave-2-released-in-singapore-174599/).

The wave includes:
Prime Breakdown
DotM Soundwave (redeco of the earlier figure)
DotM Mirage
DotM Evac

Note that the three DotM toys don't say "Prime" on the packaging.

iceburn
26th March 2012, 04:13 PM
Don't see it released generally in stores; maybe grabbed by local fans or on reserve with special treatment by staff who knows fan. It is however said to be seen only at Metro and I saw (1x Mirage only) at TRU Paragon.

griffin
7th April 2012, 07:18 PM
The Wave 2 of TFPrime Legions (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/575809-cyberverse-soundwave-evac-breakdown-mirage-found-retail.html) figures noted 2 posts above have now been sighted in America, along with Wave 2 BotShots single figures (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/575763-new-bot-shots-singles-found-retail.html).

Plus, more of the single-packed Legion/Legends figures (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/new-classics-legends-assortment-appearing-at-dollar-general-174749/) have been found in small-chain stores in America. Hasbro have been doing random Legion/Legends figures in these single packs for about 6 years now, in plain packaging (currently using Generations colours), as cheap toys for stores that don't stock a full range of toys. This latest set has the Reveal the Shield Optimus & Starscream, and Universe Gen2 Megatron and Bumblebee (in colours closer matching the TRU exclusive 4-pack).
These aren't likely to be released here, as previous single pack figures never were.

griffin
23rd April 2012, 11:12 PM
Wave 3 Deluxes (Knockout, Vehicon V2, Hotshot) have been found in America, just in time for BotCon... but I expect any dealer bringing ones they found would be charging a premium if they don't saturate stores there in the next 3 days (which won't happen).

griffin
15th May 2012, 12:23 PM
The UK packaged versions of the TFPrime Cyberverse Vehicles have been released (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/transformers-prime-cyberverse-vehicles-released-in-the-uk-175053/), 3 months before the American version (which we get) is to be released (in Aug/Sept).

Very unusual for the UK to get their production run done before the American run.

I just had a look at our checklist and the BotCon exhibit, and it looks like the American release had been pushed back from May to August... but the UK release still went ahead with that May date.

iceburn
18th May 2012, 01:22 AM
Transformers Prime Optimus Maximus found in Singapore's Toys R Us stores as of today, priced at S$79.95

griffin
14th June 2012, 01:59 PM
I noticed that the third wave of Single-pack BotShots are now out in America (at the Hasbro online store), and Seibertron has images up of the five (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/new-transformers-bot-shot-galleries-jetfire-topspin-lockdown-thundercracker-and-super-bot-megatron/25053/) - Lockdown, Jetfire, Mirage, TF3 Topspin, chase Megatron.

griffin
20th June 2012, 01:26 PM
The third wave of TF3 Robo Fighter toys have been sighted in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/dark-of-the-moon-robo-fighters-wave-3-released-175284/), which are just redecos of first wave Optimus and Bbee.
Someone mentioned that they saw them 9 months ago (about when they should have been released), but might be thinking of the first wave versions.

We never got the Robo Fighter toys in Australia (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=10945), so anyone wanting to complete the set (yes, that'd be me :p ), will have their work cut out trying to find these two, and at a reasonable price.

For those wondering what Robo Fighter toys were (since we never got them here), they are non-converting figures, that were about Deluxe size, with pop-out weapons like the Stealth Force vehicles. (basically the "stealth force" gimmick, but in robot mode)
The ones at the front of this photo...
http://www.toycollectors.com.au/collection/c14b3.jpg

Wave 1 - Optimus, Bbee, Ironhide, Starscream.
Wave 2 - Roadbuster, Megatron.
Wave 3 - Optimus redeco, Bbee redeco.

griffin
24th June 2012, 01:36 AM
A big day today for first sightings in America it seems, with:
TFPrime Cmdr W3 (Ultra Magnus & Nightwatch Optimus)
TFPrime Cyberverse Vehicles (Driller & Star Hammer)
TFPrime DLX W4 (Airachnid, Dead End, Shadow Strike Bumblebee)
TFPRime Remote Control W1 (Bbee & KnockOut)

We are really falling behind on the Deluxes... we've only just started seeing Wave 2 appear here and Wave 4 is already in America.

griffin
29th June 2012, 12:16 PM
(to help me, and others, keep track of Asian and JP releases, I want to start using this topic for future reference of when ALL TFs are released (not just US ones that we might get here)... making it easier to update the checklist, do toy reviews, and for anyone else to know if something minor has been released)

Last week we had the Tokyo Toyshow exclusives released - Crystal TFPrime Optimus, Black United Optimus and Blazing Bumblebee Micron.

Also in the last week, the Capsule Microns Wave 1 (Optimus, Bumblebee, 2x Gecko, 2x Cobra) were released in Japan, and the Legion Wave of the Asian exclusive Generations (Hoist, Thundercracker, Motorbreath/mouth, Bluestreak) were found in Asia.

Two days ago we had the Generations WFC Wave 1 (Optimus, Jazz, Shockwave) were released in Asia, and mentioned to be on their way to American online stores.

As noted by Doubledealer, JP TFPrime Voyager Breakdown has been released in Japan today.

In America, the Optimus Maximus Cyberverse Vehicle has been found today, for US$35.

griffin
1st July 2012, 08:36 PM
Other JP TFPrime toys released last week:
AM-07 Starscream
AM-12 Breakdown
AM-13 Medic Knock Out
AM-14 Decepticon Vehicon
EZ-13 Autobot Evac
EZ-14 War Breakdown

And in America, the first of the Kre-O series 2 has been found in-store, with black Stealth Bumblebee.
Plus the second wave of BotShots 3-packs (Shockwave, Brawl, Ironhide) (Jetfire, Powerglide, Skyquake).

griffin
6th July 2012, 11:57 PM
Some new items being released in America.

More Kreo sets - Rotor Rage (Vortex), Street showdown (Wheeljack Vs knockout), Cycle chase (vehicon Vs Autotroopers).

Series 2 Rescue Bots playsets - Prowl Police Station, Optimus Headquarters.

griffin
8th July 2012, 11:50 AM
The first wave of FOC Generations have just been found in American retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-fall-of-cybertron-figures-released-at-us-retail-175409/), as expected a couple posts ago.
That should mean they might already be on their way to our stores here.

griffin
14th July 2012, 02:26 AM
TFPrime Weaponizers Optimus & Bumblebee have been found in America for US$30 each.
Also a couple more Kre-O sets - Decepticon Ambush (Cliffjumper Vs 3 Vehicons), Battle for Energon (Optimus Vs Megatron).

griffin
16th July 2012, 12:48 PM
Wave 3 TFPrime Legion figures (Flamewar, Wheeljack, Quickblade Bbee) have been found in America.

griffin
21st July 2012, 09:16 PM
Looks like just about all of the Second Series Kre-O sets are now out in America, so might start appearing here soon (if any store still wants them, after clearing out the first series at huge losses).
This includes the big Devastator set, Vortex set, Wheeljack Vs Knockout, and the Megatron Vs Optimus set.
The second series only has 7 sets this time, compared to 12 of the first series.

Decepticon
21st July 2012, 10:34 PM
The 2nd series looks worse than the first. Not that I am saying the 1st was bad...I quite like them.

griffin
24th July 2012, 01:26 AM
BotShots 4-pack now out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/bot-shots-battle-for-the-matrix-set-sighted-175541/), for US$20 (which will be about $40 here).

griffin
27th July 2012, 06:00 PM
In Hong Kong, according to Christalcase, is the second wave of Botshots Launchers (Ironhide). They don't appear to have been released in America yet, or just haven't been reported yet.

griffin
30th July 2012, 09:02 PM
BotShots single packs Wave 4 (Ironhide, Powerglide, Jazz, Movie Leadfoot, chase Optimus)are now out in America, which doesn't leave much left of the first series (of 44 figures) to go now.

griffin
1st August 2012, 01:08 AM
I think the Jet Vehicon (Arms Micron version) and the Fort Max Kabaya model kit(s) are now out.

griffin
4th August 2012, 03:14 PM
As it was noted in the news section, the Hasbro MP Optimus is now out in HK, but isn't the only new thing found there - the next wave of TFPrime Legion & Cmdr class figures (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/new-cyberverse-figures-released-in-hong-kong-175647/)(Tailgate, Knockout, Fallback, Skyquake, Battle Tactics Bulkhead).

Just like with DLX class, Wave 4 (Legion & Cmdr) is being released globally, while Wave 2 hasn't even been found in most chains here.

griffin
5th August 2012, 08:31 PM
Looks like America are getting some cheap Series 1 KreO sets as well, with some double-packed sets (Megatron + Sideswipe, Starscream + Prowl), for only US$22 for each pair (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/2012-costco-exclusive-transformers-kreo-2packs/25544/). That's even less than our discounted prices were clearing them out for.

griffin
13th August 2012, 12:56 AM
Wave 3 TFPrime Voyager class (Dreadwing) has been found in Asia. (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-prime-voyager-dreadwing-sighted-at-taiwanese-retail/25586/)

jazzcomp
13th August 2012, 11:08 AM
Looks like America are getting some cheap Series 1 KreO sets as well, with some double-packed sets (Megatron + Sideswipe, Starscream + Prowl), for only US$22 for each pair (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/2012-costco-exclusive-transformers-kreo-2packs/25544/). That's even less than our discounted prices were clearing them out for.
That's really cheap. I doubt that Costco Oz will bring it down to the same price but hopefully at even double, it will be acceptable. I got megatron kreo for $20 during the sale :) which is half a kreo 2 pack. :(

Zippo
13th August 2012, 11:57 PM
FOC has hit New Zealand, along with a price increase to $33NZ (previous Deluxe Pricing $30NZ)

griffin
14th August 2012, 12:25 PM
So Hasbro NZ are passing on the US price rise... it means Hasbro AUS is likely to as well soon.

That brings you up to about US$27 (AU$25) for a Deluxe, which is what Australia was already at... if we get a price rise here as well, it will push our prices up another $3-4 per figure.

The American price rise is from US$12/13 to US$15... which is still much cheaper than what we pay in Australia at the moment (US$26-32), and what you guys pay in NZ (US$27).

Greedy bastards... :(

griffin
14th August 2012, 01:23 PM
Looks like the HK exclusive reissue of Sixshot is out now, as it has appeared as "in stock" on some online stores.

griffin
20th August 2012, 12:07 PM
The Botshots Starscream Launcher (Wave 3) has been found in America, with the first sighting of the Ironhide Launcher (Wave 2) there as well.

griffin
21st August 2012, 01:36 AM
Looking on ebay tonight, I noticed some asian sellers listing MP Sunstorm and FOC Wave 2 (Combaticons) as in hand, ready to ship.

griffin
24th August 2012, 12:27 PM
FOC Combaticons now sighted at a HK retail store (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generationsfoc-wave-2-released-in-hong-kong-175777/). Plus, online stores are now noting the next batch of Arms Micron (TFPrime) toys as being in stock - Swerve (redeco of Voy Breakdown with new head) and Airachnid.

swoop
25th August 2012, 06:44 AM
For people who don't want to wait for a local release bbts has voyager dreadwing up for $42

griffin
25th August 2012, 08:29 AM
MP Thundercracker has now been found in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/toys-r-us-exclusive-masterpiece-thundercracker-sighted-in-kansas-175786/), so could be here soon too.

tinyJazz
1st September 2012, 04:29 AM
Hooray! "Asia Exclusive" Deluxes found in Canadian TRU (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/toys-r-us-gdo-asia-exclusive-deluxes-released-at-canadian-retail-175830/)! Springer, Swerve, Wheelie and Cliffjumper packaged in vehicle form apparently.

griffin
3rd September 2012, 11:41 AM
The recent TFPrime toys found in Asia, are now being found in America (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/sightings-transformers-prime-deluxe-wave-5-cyberverse-legion-commander-wave-4/25736/)...
Wave 5 Deluxe (Kup, Rumble)
Wave 4 Cmdr (Skyquake, Battle Tactics Bulkhead)
Wave 4 Legion (Taitgate, Fallback, Knockout)

:(

Clutchkick
4th September 2012, 11:32 AM
Wow, this is getting ridiculous. Again. How many months behind does this put us? I'm starting to think we won't be getting any later waves of anything at all.

1orion2many
4th September 2012, 11:43 AM
We'll get them when they can't sell them anywhere else:rolleyes:

griffin
6th September 2012, 01:15 PM
Wave 3 TFPrime Dreadwing is now out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/transformers-prime-dreadwing-at-us-retail-175861/).

Plus the final wave of First Series BotShots (wave 5) have also been found in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/bot-shots-wave-5-released-at-us-retail-175849/).
(Gen1 Skywarp, Movie Roadbuster, TF2 Movie Megatron, Gen1? Bumblebee, chase/purple Shockwave)
NOTE - that's now all of the First Series BotShots toys released (44 toys). We've had 26 released here so far.

griffin
26th September 2012, 01:28 AM
Asian exclusive Deluxes now found in America (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-generations-gdo-deluxes-spotted-at-retail/25857/), 3 weeks after Canada got them.

griffin
28th September 2012, 01:46 PM
Further supporting the theory that Hasbro Australia have pretty much abandoned TFPrime in favour of other lines, it seems that we did end up getting the Gen FOC Combaticons before America, as they have just been finding them in Target stores there (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-fall-of-cybertron-wave-2-combaticons-released-at-us-retail-176013/)... just not by much though (and it will still be hard to find them at most stores here).

They've also been finding (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-gdo-scouts-released-in-the-usa-176008/) another size class of the Asian Generations toys - Scouts (Laserbeak, Dead End, Sandstorm, Brawl).
US$10 is apparently how much US TRU are charging, which was the price point of Deluxes only a few years ago. Imagine if that price-rise was passed on here.... who here would be keen to pay $25 for a Scout/Commander class figure.

griffin
29th September 2012, 11:01 PM
MP Optimus is now being found in US TRU stores (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/masterpiece-optimus-prime-sighted-at-us-retail-176023/).

griffin
6th October 2012, 12:57 AM
The re-release of TFPrime First Editions have started in America, with the sighting of the Entertainment 2-pack (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/transformers-prime-first-edition-entertainment-pack-spotted-at-us-retail-176064/)... which never made it to America first time around.

Robzy
12th October 2012, 10:03 AM
Im in New York this week- went to TRU in Times Square... They have MP Thundercracker! No sign of MP Prime tho.

jazzcomp
12th October 2012, 10:16 AM
How much was MP TC?

Robzy
12th October 2012, 10:28 AM
How much was MP TC?

About $87

griffin
27th October 2012, 12:52 PM
TFPrime Voyagers Thundertron & Ultra Magnus have been found in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/voyager-class-ultra-magnus-and-thundertron-released-at-us-retail-176207/).

There might be a Voyager Skyquake released before the end of the year, but aside from that figure, this is pretty much it for TFPrime toys until Beast Hunters starts up next year (probably around March/April).

griffin
3rd November 2012, 05:09 PM
Aldi in America has TFPrime Deluxes (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/aldi-transformers-sale-999-deluxe-figures/26127/) for US$10 (most stores are now charging $13-15 in America), with most being the hard-to-find Vehicon and Airachnid.

Here's hoping this is something Aldi imported themselves into America (judging by the odd assortment ratio), and they stock them in other stores around the world.

i_amtrunks
18th December 2012, 03:00 PM
Not relevant to anyone, but may be interesting to some:

Malaysia Airport (KL) had all the recent releases of Prime figures as well as a bunch of movie releases, the energon combiner team re-releases, as well as some third party items such as not-sixshot. Only had 5 minutes to have a quick look last week on the way past, and sadly didnt get a chance to purchase anything due to late arriving flights on the trip home.

Sri Lanka had the Hotshot etc waves of Prime deluxes, and the first 2 waves of botshots and cyberverse figures.

griffin
1st January 2013, 08:22 PM
GEN FOC Wave 3 has been found in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-fall-of-cybertron-deluxe-wave-3-released-at-us-retail-176578/)... which means they leap-frogged over us, after we had Wave 2 found here before them.

griffin
26th January 2013, 01:02 AM
Looks like the Year of the Snake toys (Omega & Optimus) have been released in Asia (before the Chinese New Year as I had suspected).

Amazon in America aren't supposed to get their stock until about April... but I hope they get it earlier than that.

And, being January 26th, we get a huge release of items in Japan - MP Soundwave, Encore Anime Devastator, Generations Combaticons, Arms Micron Frenzy, Rumble & Wildrider, plus the second wave of BeCool (Botshots).

Also in Asia, the second Seeker set was released sometime in the last week as well.

Bidoofdude
26th January 2013, 08:43 PM
Yes they have the second set now as well as the YOTS Omega and Prime. I want both but I'm out of money.:o:cool:

griffin
6th February 2013, 01:03 PM
A lot more new releases in America (still waiting for Hasbro AUS to reply to my query about when these will start appearing here, if at all)...

BotShots singles (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/new-bot-shots-single-packs-releases-at-us-retail-176757/) and launchers (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/new-bot-shots-launcher-assortment-with-optimus-prime-and-bumblebee-released-176769/).

Beast Hunters Cyberverse vehicles (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-wave-1-cyberverse-sets-apex-hunter-armor-and-sky-claw-released-176768/) (Apex Armor & Sky Claw)

Beast Hunters Voyagers (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-prime-beast-hunters-voyager-wave-1-sighted-at-retail/26668/) (Optimus & Predaking)

January had a huge amount of stuff to be released, but America have had almost all of it now... while we've only had 9 of the 59 January toys here so far, and we are in February now.

Bidoofdude
6th February 2013, 04:01 PM
Hasbro Masterpiece Op has been sighted (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generation-1-1/masterpiece-optimus-prime-finally-available-in-the-uk-176815/) in the UK.:cool:

griffin
8th February 2013, 12:26 AM
Now found in America....

Series 2 BotShots 3-packs (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/bot-shots-three-packs-2013-wave-1-released-in-the-us-176825/)

Beast Hunters Legions Wave 1 (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-cyberverse-legion-wave-1-at-us-retail-176820/)

Beast Hunters Cmdr Wave 1 (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-cyberverse-commanders-wave-1-at-us-retail-176819/)

griffin
14th February 2013, 02:03 PM
BotShots Dragon Track set has been found in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/other-news-20/bot-shots-dragon-track-set-released-176881/).

griffin
26th February 2013, 12:22 AM
Beast Hunters Deluxe Wave 2 (Bulkhead, Smokescreen, Starscream, Ripclaw) have been found in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/transformers-beast-hunters-wave-2-found-at-us-retail-176946/) (they were out in Asia about a week or two ago).

griffin
8th March 2013, 08:58 PM
We didn't even see Generations Grimlock and Blaster here (I'm still not sure if they will be released here either), but if you were in America, you'd be able to find them on clearance for US$7 (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-generations-voyagers-already-showing-up-at-discount-retail/26810/) (which would be about AU$7 after tax).
Damn!

Ma5imu5
9th March 2013, 10:44 AM
We didn't even see Generations Grimlock and Blaster here (I'm still not sure if they will be released here either), but if you were in America, you'd be able to find them on clearance for US$7 (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-generations-voyagers-already-showing-up-at-discount-retail/26810/) (which would be about AU$7 after tax).
Damn!

$7 still too expensive :p

Hasbro should dump them to Amazon instead of discount stores. I'm sure a lot of people around the world would be interested in buying them even at RRP.

griffin
22nd March 2013, 11:00 PM
Voyager class Shockwave has been at Asian sources in the last week, and has now been found at American retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-voyager-wave-2-sighted-177107/).

griffin
28th March 2013, 12:57 PM
Wave 2 of the second series Rescue Bots Robots have been found in America (the versions that have translucent blue parts and added weapons)... Blades & Boulder (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/rescue-bots-43/rescue-bots-energize-boulder-and-blades-released-177147/).

griffin
3rd April 2013, 01:49 PM
The Platinum series "Year of the Snake" Optimus toy has been found in Canada at a ToysRUs store (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/platinum-series-year-of-the-snake-optimus-prime-sighted-at-canadian-retail/26993/)... similar to the Unicron toy last year.
If we had a bigger market, we could have these sorts of rare exclusives too... :(

griffin
19th April 2013, 02:04 AM
The "new" (old) Kreo sets are now out in America, according to Amazon.com....

5-pack Kreons (http://www.amazon.com/Kre-O-Transformers-Ultimate-Kreon-Collection/dp/B00A8REFZ6/ref=sr_1_154?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1366300860&sr=1-154&keywords=transformers) (set 1 - Optimus, Megatron, Sentinel, Soundwave, Starscream) $7
5-pack Kreons (http://www.amazon.com/Kre-O-Transformers-Ultimate-Kreon-Collection/dp/B00A8REG78/ref=sr_1_156?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1366300860&sr=1-156&keywords=transformers) (set 2 - Bumblebee, Red Alert, Mirage, Jazz, Skywarp) $7

3-pack of Series 1 Autobots (http://www.amazon.com/Kre-O-Transformers-Ultimate-Vehicle-Pack/dp/B00A8REE1G/ref=sr_1_111?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1366300719&sr=1-111&keywords=transformers) (Optimus, Bumblebee, Jazz + Kreons Bluestreak & Sideswipe) $12 (279 pieces)
2-pack of race cars + 2 drivers (http://www.amazon.com/KRE-O-A4584-Kre-O-Transformers-Bucket/dp/B00A8REDY4/ref=sr_1_116?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1366300719&sr=1-116&keywords=transformers) (Amazon lists it as Transformers, but it isn't) $12 (275 pieces)

griffin
27th April 2013, 10:41 PM
The new Voyager Triplechanger Generations toys have just been found at Retail in America (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-generations-springer-and-blitzwing-sighted-at-retail/27171/).

griffin
2nd May 2013, 02:29 PM
So have the Generations 2-packs (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/generations-legends-optimus-prime-and-bumblebee-released-at-us-retail-177357/) with Optimus and Bumblebee.

griffin
4th May 2013, 08:28 PM
I just saw today that the Series 2 of the Kreon Microchangers have just appeared at BBTS.
Until people start getting them, I'm not too sure which 12 are in this wave, as the images at BBTS are different to the 12 Hasbro announced at Toyfair in January.

UPDATE - codes and names

66 - Bulkhead
67 - Hardshell
68 - Blight
69 - Arcee
70 - Acid Wing
71 - Vehicon
72 - Scourge
73 - Powerglide
74 - Perceptor
75 - Lugnut
76 - Hoist
77 - Groove

Koroboo
5th May 2013, 08:47 AM
Not sure if this is the right place to post, but Robot Kingdom just got a new listing preorder for May (this month) for MP12 Lambor and MP14 Red Alert.

Their prices are a little higher than first release (though Lambor is cheaper than their last restock).

griffin
7th May 2013, 02:41 PM
Our Toyworlds and Reject Shops are known to get dumped with cheap Hasbro toys at times, but now it seems that Hasbro now has a couple options in America. A store that has everything priced at $5 or less has a huge range of Transformers up to Deluxe size (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-available-at-five-below-stores/27234/), and another clearance store has TFPrime Deluxe toys for $8 each (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-prime-robots-in-disguise-figures-found-at-big-lots/27233/).

CBratron
9th May 2013, 08:46 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post, but Robot Kingdom just got a new listing preorder for May (this month) for MP12 Lambor and MP14 Red Alert.

Their prices are a little higher than first release (though Lambor is cheaper than their last restock).

I got that message too.

Takara Masterpiece Restock!

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-10B - Black Convoy.
US149.9
Available NOW!
http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType&II=TFTRMP10B&lang=us&CatID

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-12 - Lambor (ALTERNATE ROBOT MODE Package). Factory double tape.
USD139.9
Available NOW!
http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType&II=MP12K&lang=us&CatID

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-14 - Red Alert (ALTERNATE ROBOT MODE Package) Factory double tape
USD84.9
Availale NOW!
http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType&II=MP14K&lang=us&CatID

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-14 - Red Alert.
USD99.9
Available NOW!
http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType&II=TFTRMP12A&lang=us&CatID

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-15 - Rumble & Ravage.
USD59.9
Available NOW!
http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType&II=TFTRMP15&lang=us&CatID

Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP-16 - Frenzy & Pasuzo (Buzzsaw).
USD59.9
Available NOW!
http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/eshop/main.php?action=details&CatType&II=TFTRMP16&lang=us&CatID

griffin
18th May 2013, 08:54 AM
Wave 3 Commander class of Beast Hunters (Shockwave & Starscream) is now out in America, after being at online sources for a couple weeks.
That means the four main size classes of Beast Hunters is now up to Wave 3 in America and Asia, while we haven't gotten past Wave 1.... again.

griffin
27th May 2013, 03:28 AM
Voyager Grimwing and Ultra Magnus have been at online sources for a few weeks now, but now found at an American retailer (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-voyager-wave-3-ultra-magnus-and-grimwing-released-at-us-retail-177552/).

These are wave 3. What are we on again... :p

pw_sd
2nd July 2013, 09:09 PM
New asia exclusive MP08 Grimlock reissue are coming. This time he's got chinese style package.
http://pic1.actoys.net/attachment/Mon_1307/41_117112_4f90939f7d073bc.jpg?45
http://pic1.actoys.net/attachment/Mon_1307/41_631_004a2bdc393e983.jpg?77
http://pic1.actoys.net/attachment/Mon_1307/41_631_0ef2196236a057b.jpg?35

Sinnertwin
2nd July 2013, 09:29 PM
Re MP Grimlock, i cant quie tell on my phone, it looks like he has the crown (is it the same one as the Hasbro release?) sword and blaster, but no apron, drink tray and brain transfer helmet as found with MP08. Straight Hasbro version rerelease? (almost all of them appear to be recycled images) The image on the back, top right hand side looks identical to the Takara packaging version, photoshopped crown?

lancalot
2nd July 2013, 09:59 PM
well it got a big Hasbro on it...come with the crown :)... you know what the price ?

Sinnertwin
2nd July 2013, 10:10 PM
well it got a big Hasbro on it...come with the crown :)... you know what the price ?

:D but they're using Takara's photos! :D :p So it's a TT MP08 colour with Hasbro/MP08X King Grimlock accessories
Ive read that it could be ~$220, to be confirmed

Kazza
3rd July 2013, 06:04 AM
Would be nice if the flat grey was replaced with silver similar to MP-08X King Grimlock dino mode, otherwise I see no point reissuing this toy for the same price as takara's version and even more than the original hasbro version if all that is different is just box and an added crown.

griffin
7th July 2013, 01:47 PM
Constructbots are out early (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/constructabots-46/transformers-constructbots-triple-changers-at-us-retail-177934/) (even out in the UK at the same time (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/constructabots-46/transformers-constructabots-elite-wave-1-released-in-uk-177920/))... but not early enough, as I'd have liked to get these while in America.

Also out at US retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-wreckers-and-beast-hunters-sharkticon-megatron-at-us-retail-177931/), Generations Wreckers wave and Beast Hunters Voyager Megatron.

griffin
10th July 2013, 10:32 AM
As noted by Sinnertwin, the US Target exclusive Beast Hunters toys (Predacons Rising) have already been found (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-predacons-rising-deluxes-released-at-us-retail-177955/) - probably a store putting them out earlier than they were supposed to.

MayzaPrime
10th July 2013, 05:13 PM
As noted by Sinnertwin, the US Target exclusive Beast Hunters toys (Predacons Rising) have already been found (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-predacons-rising-deluxes-released-at-us-retail-177955/) - probably a store putting them out earlier than they were supposed to.

Cant wait to build my Beasts army! I'm guessing that Target will put these out after the toy sale

ILikeSoundwave
10th July 2013, 05:40 PM
As noted by Sinnertwin, the US Target exclusive Beast Hunters toys (Predacons Rising) have already been found (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-predacons-rising-deluxes-released-at-us-retail-177955/) - probably a store putting them out earlier than they were supposed to.

Any word that we will get these here?

maxirod
10th July 2013, 07:40 PM
Bunch of loose TT Grimlock showed up today at my local toy shop in Msia. $45 and its already sold out within 2 hours.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1012868_474264699327213_1263171351_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1004453_474249599328723_1496658077_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1070004_10151724731411826_522395463_n.jpg

Sinnertwin
10th July 2013, 08:04 PM
Bunch of loose TT Grimlock showed up today at my local toy shop in Msia. $45 and its already sold out within 2 hours.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1012868_474264699327213_1263171351_n.jpg

It's like the opening scene from Jurassic Park 3.
NM, question answered

Bidoofdude
10th July 2013, 09:41 PM
Bunch of loose TT Grimlock showed up today at my local toy shop in Msia. $45 and its already sold out within 2 hours.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1012868_474264699327213_1263171351_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/1004453_474249599328723_1496658077_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1070004_10151724731411826_522395463_n.jpg

That's platinum edition, not TT. It is reflective and has a gold waist. ;)

griffin
10th July 2013, 11:53 PM
Any word that we will get these here?

Unknown if they will come here, as they were not expected here last time I asked (at Toyfair in March).

maxirod
11th July 2013, 02:46 AM
Yeah its platinum. Not TT. Another shipment coming in at the end of the month.

Showed up yesterday together with Grimlock. Forgot about Jetfire with all the excitement on Grimlock.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/q71/1044957_368892529899574_1842774256_n.jpg

http://tformers.net/g/generated/20669/Classics%20Jetfire%20To%20Be%20Released%20as%20New %20Transformers%20Generations%20Figure%20Image%201 __scaled_600.jpg

Sinnertwin
11th July 2013, 09:25 PM
Yeah its platinum. Not TT. Another shipment coming in at the end of the month.

Showed up yesterday together with Grimlock. Forgot about Jetfire with all the excitement on Grimlock.

http://tformers.net/g/generated/20669/Classics%20Jetfire%20To%20Be%20Released%20as%20New %20Transformers%20Generations%20Figure%20Image%201 __scaled_600.jpg

That's some nice looking paint apps there, saw these photos a while ago on Tformers. Not sure about the Decepticon logo though. I'm interested in how 1Toy manages to acquire pieces like these.

griffin
12th July 2013, 09:14 AM
More of the Constructbots have been appearing in US stores (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/constructabots-46/constructabots-scout-wave-1-ironhide-and-starscream-released-at-us-retail-177962/), so could be coming here soon.

Plus, quite a few of the Predacon Rising toys (which are exclusive to Target in the US and Tesco in the UK) are now being found in the UK. (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/predacons-rising-series-released-in-the-uk-177972/)

maxirod
12th July 2013, 02:43 PM
I'm not sure myself. I know a number of toy shops in Msia, SG and HK sometimes get stock much much earlier and unannounced. I've seen MP8 and MP11 re-runs, Maketoys and FPJ products in stock before ROW gets it, TT Generations etc.

Ae-Evolution
30th July 2013, 07:20 PM
Predacon Rising figures have been released at Target in the US, figures are already on Ebay; Skylinx, Darksteel, Abominus and so on.

griffin
5th August 2013, 03:01 AM
A few recent new releases in America and/or Asia.

Beast Hunters Cmdr wave 4 (Huffer & green Beast Blade Optimus Prime) in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-cyberverse-commander-huffer-and-beast-blade-optimus-prime-released-at-us-retail-178151/).

Beast Hunters Legion wave 3 (Terrorcons Bligh, Windrazor, Rippersnapper) in American stores (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-cyberverse-legion-wave-3-released-at-us-retail-178147/) (online stores had them about 3 months ago)... out here this week as well.

Rescue Bots flip-changers (Chase, Heatwave) in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/rescue-bots-43/rescue-bots-flip-changers-heatwave-and-chase-released-in-us-178146/) US$20 each.

Kreo Microchangers wave 3 out in Singapore (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/kre-o-42/kre-o-micro-changers-wave-3-released-in-singapore-178130/).

Kreo Combiners wave 2 (Defensor, Pirranacon, Abominus) in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/kre-o-42/kre-o-micro-changers-wave-3-released-in-singapore-178130/). (and Asia)

Beast Hunters Wave 5 Deluxe (Prowl, Night Shadow Bumblebee) in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-deluxe-wave-5-released-at-us-retail-178117/).

Sinnertwin
12th August 2013, 09:56 PM
Kreo Microchangers Wave 3 singles spotted at US Retail (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/kreo-micro-changers-wave-3-at-retail/28122/)

Sinnertwin
15th August 2013, 07:38 AM
Platinum Edition Grimlock vs Bruticus found at US TRU for $99.99 (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/platinum-edition-grimlock-vs-bruticus-set-found-at-us-retail-178225/)

griffin
15th August 2013, 10:48 AM
Generations Metroplex has also just been found at US Retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/generations-titan-class-metroplex-available-at-us-retail-178228/), for US$130 (at TRU, so is likely to be about $20-30 more than other major chains... even BBTS were less, at US$109).

griffin
25th August 2013, 11:16 AM
GEN DLX Hoist and Thundercracker out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/generations-deluxe-hoist-and-thundercracker-released-in-the-us-178276/) (online sources had them in the last week or two as well).

griffin
26th August 2013, 01:39 AM
Legion Jet Vehicon out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-cyberverse-legion-wave-4-air-vehicon-released-at-us-retail-178280/).

Sinnertwin
8th September 2013, 09:18 PM
Via Seibertron (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/target-exclusive-transformers-beast-hunters-predacons-rising-cryofire-predaking-cyberverse-night-shadow-bumblebee-vs-blight-released/28301/)

The Target Exclusive Transformers Beast Hunters Voyager Cyrofire Predaking and Cyberverse Night Shadow Bumblebee VS Blight set have been released. Big thanks to Tygar for dropping by with the images found below, which come from at a Target in Monterey Park, CA.

Sinnertwin
14th September 2013, 07:11 PM
Image of a Predacons Rising end at Target Lafayette, Indiana.
And you thought your store didn't have much stock

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/predacons-rising-end-cap-display/28352/

griffin
22nd September 2013, 08:31 PM
The redeco and reworked Weaponizers are out in America for US$40 each (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-talking-bumblebee-and-beast-tracker-optimus-prime-released-in-us-178464/). Optimus in green and a new weapon, and a black Bumblebee with new electronics and weapon.

griffin
29th September 2013, 07:27 PM
Wave 2 of the Rescue Bots 2-pack Figurines are out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/rescue-bots-43/rescue-bots-figure-two-packs-wave-2-found-at-us-retail-178502/).
These feature two cartoon human characters - Doc Green and Doctor Morocco.
It's so rare to get official figurines of Transformers Humans, this is pretty neat (for those following the Rescue Bots cartoon).

Sinnertwin
5th October 2013, 10:28 PM
Kre-O Custom Kreons now out in 'Merica (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/kreo-custom-kreons-and-constructbots-scouts-bumblebee-and-thundercracker-found-at-retail/28519/)
Constructbots BB and Thundercracker were also listed, but these have been sighted here at Toyworld Epping,by Swoop. (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=2891&page=328)

griffin
5th October 2013, 11:43 PM
Other recent sightings in America...

Construct-Bots Predaking (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/constructabots-46/constructbots-predaking-sighted-178544/) - apparently it is a Target exclusive in America, which is the first I've heard that. And apparently it has number 11 of 30 on it.
Price is US$25, and has 59 pieces.

Rescue Bots Beam-Box set and figures (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/rescue-bots-43/rescue-bots-beam-bots-game-arriving-at-us-retail-178539/) - the Box set was also just recently added to Amazon.

Prime First Edition figures are back in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/transformers-prime-first-edition-deluxes-including-cliffjumper-back-at-us-retail-178546/), possibly to cash in on the release of the Finale Movie (which screened today/yesterday over there). Apparently they are even on the TRU website (not sure if they are available to us, so you'd have to check it out). The reason this is getting news on the global fansites, is because the regular First Edition Cliffjumper, never actually made it to mainstream America before. When the second release occurred, the Terrorcon version was released in America... but after all this time, most people wanting the regular version in America would have paid out extra to import it by now.

Sinnertwin
14th October 2013, 08:32 PM
Rescue bots beambox video game console and figurines have been sighted at Walmart, Tennessee (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/rescue-bots-beambox-video-game-console-and-game-figurines-out-at-retail/28579/)

griffin
15th October 2013, 01:38 AM
Noted in the post above... :p

griffin
21st October 2013, 01:29 PM
The next Kreo build set is now out in America, which is the Autobot Command Centre (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/kre-o-42/kre-o-autobot-command-center-found-at-retail-178622/), which comes with 4 or 5 kreons, a beast and Optimus in truck mode.

It was $50 at TRU, but had an original list price by Hasbro of $40.

griffin
6th November 2013, 10:26 AM
The Jetwing Optimus that was once an Amazon exclusive, is now going to be released in ToysRUs in America for just US$50 during their "Black Friday" sale (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-movie-toys-products-30/dark-of-the-moon-jetwing-optimus-prime-black-friday-exclusive-at-tru-50-178715/). (a special sales event in America "after" Thanksgiving, similar to our Boxing Day sales)

Hasbro certainly got their money's worth out of that mould.

Megatran
6th November 2013, 11:45 AM
^ Any chance it will be available again in Australia?

I was waiting for the price to drop in Big W when it was available but ended up being sold out:(

griffin
6th November 2013, 12:52 PM
Best to email or call Hasbro Australia, and see if they will get this one in (it's different to the one we got here).

griffin
12th November 2013, 03:07 AM
I wasn't expecting to find anything worth buying retail in HK (as I was surprised to see that TFs are pretty expensive at TRU), so when I saw the Construct-Bots Predaking advertised in the TRU catalogue as a TRU exclusive there, I looked around for it... but couldn't see it. So I asked a staff-member, and they looked out back, and found a case (of 3) and put them on the shelf. Price is HK$400 though (about AU$60), which is a lot more than their price for similar sized sets (the Triplechanger ones).
This figure/set is a Target exclusive in America... so might not be released globally or in big numbers.
They had some freebies though...
- tin carry case if you buy over HK$400 of Construct-Bots.
- a small square Kreo display base-plate if you buy over HK$200 of Kreo TFs.
- a free Beast Hunters comic (not released in comic shops) by IDW for any TFs purchase. (Details and photos will be in a news topic in the next day)

Bidoofdude
13th November 2013, 07:24 PM
I wasn't expecting to find anything worth buying retail in HK (as I was surprised to see that TFs are pretty expensive at TRU), so when I saw the Construct-Bots Predaking advertised in the TRU catalogue as a TRU exclusive there, I looked around for it... but couldn't see it. So I asked a staff-member, and they looked out back, and found a case (of 3) and put them on the shelf. Price is HK$400 though (about AU$60), which is a lot more than their price for similar sized sets (the Triplechanger ones).
This figure/set is a Target exclusive in America... so might not be released globally or in big numbers.
They had some freebies though...
- tin carry case if you buy over HK$400 of Construct-Bots.
- a small square Kreo display base-plate if you buy over HK$200 of Kreo TFs.
- a free Beast Hunters comic (not released in comic shops) by IDW for any TFs purchase. (Details and photos will be in a news topic in the next day)

I found stuff to be pretty well-priced in HK, though some exclusive stuff was a bit high. $200 for a Hasbro MP-13 wasn't bad though. I wasn't allowed to get one while I was there, because it'd be cheaper here. Great.

griffin
14th November 2013, 12:21 AM
Compared to here, the prices seemed just as expensive... when they used to be on par with American prices a few years back.
Some examples of the HK price in AU$ (using the current rate of 6.7)...
Voyagers were AU$40 (compared to about $20 in American),
Ultimate BH Optimus AU$86
Platinum Optimus AU$120 (it was about $70 here I think)
Platinum Omega Supreme AU$150.
Platinum Ultra Magnus was AU$60 (it was oddly significantly cheaper than the other two)
Weaponisers AU$60 (these are about AU$30 in America)
GEN Deluxes were AU$22 (probably the only thing that was cheaper than here... if we got those here - but still a lot more than the AU$15 price in America)
First Edition Deluxes were AU$21.
BH Deluxes were on sale for AU$15, but they didn't have the final wave (with Prowl :( ).
Legions were AU$9. (more expensive than here - but it was interesting to see that the JP Legions/EZ were the same price)
CMDR class was AU$15 (comparable to our price, but way over the American price)
JP GTR were AU$90.
GO! Kenzan was AU$64.
The other two combiners were only AU$30 each.
Cyberverse Vehicle sets were AU$36 (which was our regular price here, compared to AU$20 in America)
Kreo combiners were AU$21 (close to our price, but again, twice American pricing)
MP Soundwave was AU$209
MP Acidstorm was AU$120
TFs Chocolate Monopoly game (found at DJs here) for AU$15 (slightly less than our price)

Basically, for anything by Hasbro, it is cheaper to import in bulk from somewhere like Amazon or BBTS (or buy in Australia as a last resort if it is available here). I just can't see any reason to buy Hasbro TFs from HK if there are those other options available. (similarly in Singapore too - it's like Hasbro US have made sure they are now the only cheap country for TFs)
But for anything from TakaraTomy, the HK prices aren't too bad.


I took about 20 photos of the TRU range of TFs (there were so many toys), but will have to wait until I get back home before I get time to process and upload them.

It was just lucky they only had two rare items that I wanted (that I couldn't get online for less).

griffin
15th November 2013, 09:51 AM
Wave 3 of the Construct-Bots are now already out in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/constructabots-46/construct-bots-scout-wave-3-found-at-us-retail-178768/). Includes 4 more of the smallest size class - Silverbolt, Cliffjumper, Deadend and Breakdown.

Sinnertwin
15th November 2013, 01:09 PM
Nice. Ive been waiting for Breakdown, should see him drop into my PoL soon & that should do it

Dinkydarth
15th November 2013, 02:12 PM
when i was in HK last year, the only thing I found worth buying was Gen or TFP deluxes.... were about $15 . The HK dollar was a bit weaker then though, about 8HKD to 1AUD.

but agreed, most TFs are probably better sourced from the US, but need to bulk order to get most out of shipping. (got some deluxes recently from Amazon for $10USD each )

griffin
29th November 2013, 04:20 PM
For those having trouble finding Beast Hunters DLX Prowl (being in the last wave, which seemed to have a limited release with the black redeco of Bumblebee - but scalpers and collectors scooped up Prowl)... there looks to be a second chance, with bonus 2-packs being found at American Walmarts (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-prime-39/beast-hunters-deluxe-value-2-packs-at-walmart-178843/), for just US$10 plus tax (which is less than half the price of two individual Deluxes in America).
Hopefully some of those filter through to the secondary market (if the Prowl wave never gets to Australia), or at least affects the scalper pricing of the Prowls already online.

griffin
1st December 2013, 02:43 PM
The next wave of Generations toys are now being found at US retail (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-wave-7-sighted-at-us-retail-178868/) (yes, they were out in Asia a couple weeks ago) - which is the Deluxe wave of Waspinator, Skids, Dreadwing and Goldfire, and the Voyger wave of Rhinox and Doubledealer.

Sinnertwin
15th December 2013, 07:34 PM
Predacons Rising Legion Bumblebee & Blight two pack (http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/-predacons-rising-night-shadow-bumblebee-vs-blight-spotted-in-retail-t97774.php)have beem spotted in Target, Illinois. Apparently they've been out for a month according to some members.

Zippo
21st December 2013, 10:53 AM
I saw them around the Targets in San Francisco back in mid October, didn't think it was news back then

griffin
21st December 2013, 04:36 PM
The release of the second wave has been so sporadic.... probably because stores might have been having trouble selling the first wave of their exclusive line PLUS the regular figures (that aren't moving).
At the time Target signed up for them at the start of the year, they would have been told by Hasbro that a special movie was going to feature the Predacons and their exclusive line of toys.... while the regular figures would be selling off of the new 2013 cartoon episodes.

But how many large-size "Beast Hunters" toys (regular and Target exclusive) have even been in the cartoon and movie this year to sell them?
Optimus x2, Shockwave, Predaking X2, Dark Steel, Sky Lynx, Ultra Magnus, Smokescreen, black Bumblebee (but only the Weaponizer version was the right mould to match the cartoon).
That's 10 out of the 30 large-size (DLX, VOY, ULT, Weaponizer) Beast Hunters toys released this year, being directly promoted in the 3rd year of the cartoon.
In the Cyberverse sizes (Legion & CMDR) we only have 9 of the 36 figures that are in the cartoon, and look the same.

An expensive cartoon may not be able to introduce too many new "toys" each year... but they need a better balance than 19 out of 66 toys being either characters not in the cartoon, or significantly mutated versions that look nothing like the ones in the cartoon (which is a primary motivating factor of kids and fans - to get "souvenirs" of the show and characters they are fans of).
That means the stores have to rely on established fans to want to buy the other 47 toys this year, based on their own interest in the line, loyalty to those specific characters, or even interest in the Predacon theme itself (which was sooo over-rated, because we got a whole year of the theme plastered all over everything, but only 3 Predacons featured in the cartoon, and yet Hasbro spat out 25 Predacon toys for us to buy).

Green Optimus is a good example - what is the motivation for buying either of the two green Optimus toys? It was not featured in the cartoon... and is not a colour scheme one would think of for that iconic character. The smaller one has some appeal to those who want the new mould but not another red Optimus toy, but what is the point of the big expensive weaponizer one? The Retailers are stuck with trying to move it themselves if there is no TV or advertising support.
(that's why Australian Retailers didn't pick up the Generations line this year, because at ToyFair it didn't have any TV or Movie support signage on it - so they go for the uglier toys that aren't fan-favourites, because the Retailers don't have to do any work selling them... Hasbro has to do the work to get the cartoons or commercials on TV and Paramount does the work promoting the Movies)

griffin
26th January 2014, 10:20 PM
The YOTH Starscream toy has been found (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/platinum-edition-year-of-the-horse-starscream-found-at-us-retail-179166/) at ToysRUs store in California, for US$110. That is quite expensive for America, even for TRU over there, because the original Starscream was only US$50.
Sure, it was 8.5 years ago (July 2005), but none of the size classes have doubled in price during that time, and this isn't even a new mould.

BBTS is slated for a February 1st release, which is only a few days away.

Sinnertwin
26th January 2014, 10:34 PM
And all YoTH preorders are currently sold out at BbTS

griffin
28th January 2014, 08:56 PM
Just a few weeks after they arrived at BBTS, the Scoop/Minicon wave of Deluxe Generations have been found at a US Target store (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/generations-classics-44/generations-2014-wave-2-sighted-at-us-retail-179178/).

Which would mean they would be here soon... if we were getting the Generations line in Australia. :p

griffin
1st February 2014, 12:01 AM
The new series of "Rescan" Rescue Bots toys have just been found at a TRU in Singapore. (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/rescue-bots-43/rescue-bots-rescan-optimus-prime-and-heatwave-released-in-singapore-179204/)

And it sounds like the Generations Wave with Rhinox and Doubledealer haven't been seen at US Retail before now, despite BBTS having them in a month ago.
They have now been sighted at a retail store in America (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-voyager-wave-5-released-in-us-retail-179201/).

griffin
10th February 2014, 11:46 AM
The wave of Deluxe Generations with Waspinator and Skids in it have been released in Canada (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-2014-wave-1-deluxes-released-at-canadian-retail-179264/).
Looks like the Deluxe Generations toys in Canada don't come packed with a comic, most likely due to a requirement of having English and French... which would be too costly to produce (to re-letter and reprint in a smaller run).

griffin
20th February 2014, 09:03 PM
The YOTH Optimus and Generations Whirl (http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/transformers-generations-classics-30-35/generations-whirl-sighted-at-us-retail-179335/) have been found in American retail in the last week.

Other
21st February 2014, 10:38 AM
Hobby Search has the Takara Tomy Metroplex discounted to 11,400 yen atm.
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10224880
Shipping will probably be about 40-50 bucks on top but if you wanted this version for the two guns and the colour differences and such then this is probably the cheapest you may ever get it barring absurd luck