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    Wow, Animated Rodimus and Jetfire are still pegwarming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoktimusPrime View Post
    Wow, Animated Rodimus and Jetfire are still pegwarming!
    There were more than just them - Ratchet and the Jetwing Optimus as well.
    It would seem Hong Kong has found a whole pile of MIB/MOC Animated figures over the last few months and put them back on shelves with those cheaper prices. I don't collect Animated - it's the one iteration of Optimus I really don't like either in personality or aesthetic so I always overlook these guys. A few months back they also had Blitzwing and another chunky plane looking character. I've given up trying to figure out how the logic of all these cases of figures get found and re-distributed but it seems to be a common thing here in HK to see a case of "old" figures pop up from time to time for random toy sales.

    Also "new" on shelves were the Revenge of the Fallen robot replicas (Japanese release) non transforming figures so I picked up Optimus and Ironhide for HK$68. (Real figures not KO's).

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    Man... I'd always wanted em Dinos with G1 heads.
    At that price I'd snap that up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bladestorm View Post
    The G1 Coloured Bay-former Dinobots have gone on discount here for HK$298 (Approx AU$52):


    Also sighted today which I've never seen before:

    Note: I think this has also just come out in the UK according to the Foreign Toy thread...

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    Just picked up a set of the new Titans Return figures from United Square's Toys'R'Us store in Singapore.

    Titan Masters Wave 1 (Crashbash, Loudmouth, Nightbeat, Terri-Bull)
    Titan Return Legends Class Wave 7 (Autobot Rewind, Autobot Stripes, Autobot Wheelie)
    Titan Return Deluxe Class (Fracas & Scourge, Furos & Hardhead, Grax & Skullsmasher, Hyperfire & Blurr)

    Don't think they were meant to hit the shelves yet as they were all still in their delivery cases.

    Didn't bother with the voyager class figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bladestorm View Post
    I don't collect Animated - it's the one iteration of Optimus I really don't like either in personality or aesthetic so I always overlook these guys.
    Continued this discussion here

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinT View Post
    Just picked up a set of the new Titans Return figures from United Square's Toys'R'Us store in Singapore.

    Titan Masters Wave 1 (Crashbash, Loudmouth, Nightbeat, Terri-Bull)
    Titan Return Legends Class Wave 7 (Autobot Rewind, Autobot Stripes, Autobot Wheelie)
    Titan Return Deluxe Class (Fracas & Scourge, Furos & Hardhead, Grax & Skullsmasher, Hyperfire & Blurr)

    Don't think they were meant to hit the shelves yet as they were all still in their delivery cases.

    Didn't bother with the voyager class figures.
    Poo.....

    Work was sending me to Singapore on the weekend.... Then they changed their mind :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krayt View Post
    Poo.....

    Work was sending me to Singapore on the weekend.... Then they changed their mind :-(
    Probably a good thing. Someone posted on another site that they payed over AU$100 (!!!) for Titans Returns Powermaster Optimus Prime!!!

    He's only AU$80 to $85 here in HK if you can find him (sold out most places)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bladestorm View Post
    Probably a good thing. Someone posted on another site that they payed over AU$100 (!!!) for Titans Returns Powermaster Optimus Prime!!!

    He's only AU$80 to $85 here in HK if you can find him (sold out most places)...
    Plenty of him the airport!

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    Seen in Toys R Us Causeway Bay 10/07/2016 by Lisamaree Chiu, on Flickr
    Is this guy a new release? 1-step RID Blizzard Strike Sideswipe and 1-step Orange Drift were on shelves in Toys R Us today. I don't remember seeing them before.

    HK Toys R Us also finally have the full range of Wave 1 Titans Return figures in stock. They aren't priced much higher than smaller stores which is a pleasant surprise.

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    Just got back from a family trip to Shanghai.
    I didn't get a time to try and hunt down specialist toy stores while there however in our travels I encountered 3 toy stores with Transformers in them.
    Interestingly prices for Transformers are generally about 10% higher than in Hong Kong when you take exchange rate into consideration. Some specialist sets were almost 50% more expensive than Hong Kong.



    Straight out of customs and my kids came across a convenience store that had Transformers "sets" - a plastic drinking cup and 4 blind packed figures for RMB68. They are officially licensed to a Chinese company which might be why I've never seen them in HK. We got 3 as my son wanted a Grimlock cup, my daughter wanted a cup with Strafe on it and I got good old Optimus Prime.

    The figures were regular, gold or silver with gold and silver having a stamp built into their base. These are just the Optimus figures we got.

    The large Toys'R'Us in Pudong had these Transformers figures that haven't been released in Hong Kong.

    Grimlock was sold out. :/

    This Optimus sold out "a long time ago" according to the sales staff.

    They still had stock of Megaton and Starscream.

    I brought this Optimus. Bumblebee (in both sizes) was shelf-warming taking up over 1/2 the shelf space for these figures.

    Here's the box from my Optimus. I'll post more pics when I open him up.

    This store also had Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal reduced to RMB299 (which I think is just above AU$50)... I suspect if lots of Transformers collectors hit town for cybertroncon those will sell out quickly.

    There was a store on the 7th floor of a "children's" shopping mall in the Bund (a district in Shanghai) that also had a selection of Transformers. They were the same price as Toys'R'Us and didn't have any unique figures - mostly just Combiner Wars like Wheeljack and Smokescreen.

    The final store I found Transformers in was in a seriously crowded tourist district near Yu Yuan (Yu Garden) called Superman Toys. They had loads of Transformers as well as a display. Prices were slightly cheaper here for CW figures.
    They had a Year of the Snake Omega Supreme which was tempting but as I don't know what the proper retail would be I didn't risk buying it (internet is not easy to access while out and about). Interestingly they had the AoE power battler toys sold in boxes, not on cards like in Hong Kong.
    They also had the oversized KO figures side by side with the real stuff but the KO figures were twice as expensive as they are here in HK... go figure!

    And one last note... not one convenience store we went into had the container milk "advertised" in the Transformers movies ... we wanted to get one so the kids could re-create the slurping scenes but alas no luck this time.

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