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Old 1st February 2015, 04:27 PM
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Arrow Australian Transformers Price Comparison Listing 2015

This a price comparison listing of non-exclusive Transformers toys in Australia, for collectors to use, and archived for future reference.
Previous ones archived - 2011 - 2013 - 2014

(Check the bottom of this post for when this list was last updated.)

This only covers the nation-wide store-chains that carry toys - BigW, Target, Kmart, ToysRUs, Toyworld, Myer... plus Coles and Woolies on just the smaller figures. (currently David Jones does not stock Transformers)
Independent stores, import stores and comic shops are not included.

PLEASE POST any missing or changed prices (here or in the sightings section), and it will be added to this first post.

Prices are rounded to the nearest dollar if it is within 10 cents of that dollar.

Price Matching Policies of the Major Store Chains in Australia.

KEY to abbreviations...
Toylines = Generations-GEN, Robots In Disguise-RID, One-Step-OS, Hyper-Change-HC, Rescue Bots-RB, Hero Mashers-HM.

Stores = BigW-BW, Target-TG, Kmart-KM, ToysRUs-TRU, Toyworld-TW, Myer-M, DavidJones-DJ, Coles-C, Woolworths-W.


Main Size Classes, sorted by price
(cheapest first)

GEN Legends - 19 KM/BW... 20 TW/TG/TRU/M... (TW had early release promo pricing of $15-16)
GEN Deluxe - - 25 KM... 29 BW... 30 TW/TG/TRU/M... (TW had early release promo pricing of $25)
GEN Voyager - 49 KM/TG... 50 TRU/M/TW... (TW had early release promo pricing of $40-45)
GEN Leader - - 89 KM/TG... 90 TRU... 90-110 TW...
-
GEN Titan - - - 198 BW... 299 TW... 300 TRU...
-
RID Legion - - 7 C... 8 TRU... 9 KM/M... 10 TG... 8-10 TW...
RID Warrior - - 29 KM/TG/BW... 30 TRU... 32-35 TW...
RID OS - - - - 19 KM/BW... 20 TRU/TG/M... 21-27 TW...
RID HC - - - - 39 KM/BW/TG... 40 TRU... 40-43 TW...
RID Depl - - - 29 TG...
RID Minicon - - 9 BW... 10 TRU... 10-11 TW...
RID Mega OP - 59 BW... 69 KM...
RID Super - - 109 TG... 120 TRU...
-
RID TinyTitan - 5 W...
RID 12" Titan -
RID 16" Titan -
RID TF Titan - 25 KM... 27 TW...
-
RB robots - - - - 19 KM...
RB figurines - - - 9 KM...
RB Elite - - - - - 29 KM...
RB Epic - - - - - 19 KM...
-
HM basic - - - - 19 BW... 20 TG...

(other items may be added if they are deemed popular enough to warrant the effort to have a comparison)


Individual store listings

Anything with ? means it has been sighted at that store, but no price is known yet. (please post it if you know it)
Anything with (x) next to the price means that it was in their computer system but wasn't yet at the stores at the time of the last update.

BigW
GEN Legends - 19
GEN Deluxe - - 29
GEN Voyager - ?
GEN Leader - - ?
-
GEN Titan - - - 198
-
RID Legion - - ?
RID Warrior - - 29
RID OS - - - - ?
RID HC - - - - 39
RID Mega OP - 59
RID Minicon - - 9
-
RID TinyTitan -
RID 12" Titan -
-
HM basic - - - - 19


Kmart
GEN Legends - 19
GEN Deluxe - - 25
GEN Voyager - 49
GEN Leader - - 89
-
GEN Titan - - -
-
RID Legion - - 9
RID Warrior - - 29
RID OS - - - - 19
RID HC - - - - 39
RID Mega OP - 69
-
RID TinyTitan -
RID 12" Titan -
RID TF Titan - 25
-
RB robots - - - - 19
RB figurines - - - 9
RB Elite - - - - - 29
RB Epic - - - - - 19-24
-
HM basic - - - -


Target
GEN Legends - 20
GEN Deluxe - - 30
GEN Voyager - 49
GEN Leader - - 89
-
GEN Titan - - -
-
RID Legion - - 10
RID Warrior - - 29
RID OS - - - - 20
RID HC - - - - 39
RID Depl - - - 29
RID Super - - 109
-
RID TinyTitan -
RID 12" Titan -
-
HM basic - - - - 20
-
Legends - - - - 8


ToysRUs
GEN Legends - 20
GEN Deluxe - - 30
GEN Voyager - 50
GEN Leader - - 90
-
GEN Titan - - - 300
-
RID Legion - - 8
RID Warrior - - 30
RID OS - - - - 20
RID HC - - - - 40
RID Depl - - - ?
RID Minicon - - 10
RID Mega OP - ?
RID Super - - 120
-
RID TinyTitan -
RID 12" Titan -
-
RB robots - - - -
RB figurines - - -
RB Elite - - - - -
-
HM basic - - - - ?


Toyworld (no national pricing - price range listed as each store decides their own prices)
GEN Legends - 20 ......... (15-16 - advance release promo pricing)
GEN Deluxe - - 27-30 .... (25 - advance release promo pricing)
GEN Voyager - 50 ......... (40-45 - advance release promo pricing)
GEN Leader - - 90-110
-
GEN Titan - - - 299
-
RID Legion - - 8-10
RID Warrior - - 32-35
RID OS - - - - 21-27
RID HC - - - - 40-43
RID Minicon - - 10-11
-
RID TinyTitan -
RID 12" Titan -
RID TF Titan - 27
-
RB robots - - - -
RB figurines - - -
RB Elite - - - - -
-
HM basic - - - - ?


Myer
GEN Legends - 20
GEN Deluxe - - 30
GEN Voyager - 50
GEN Leader - - ?
-
GEN Titan - - -
-
RID Legion - - 9
RID Warrior - - ?
RID OS - - - - 20
RID HC - - - - ?
-
RID TinyTitan -
RID 12" Titan -
-
RB robots - - - -
RB figurines - - -
RB Elite - - - - -
-
HM basic - - - -


Coles (only stocks small sizes)
RID Legion - - 7
Legion - - - - ?


Woolworths (only stocks small sizes)
RID TinyTitan - 5


David Jones
(currently does not stock Transformers toys)


- - - - - - - - - -
US prices - for reference (in US$, before tax - usually 3-8%)
GEN Legends - 10
GEN Deluxe - - 17
GEN Voyager - 25
GEN Leader - - 45
-
GEN Titan - - - 150
-
RID Legion - - 6
RID Warrior - - 15
RID OS - - - - 10
RID HC - - - - 20
RID Depl - - - 20
RID Minicon - - 5
RID Mega OP - 30
RID Super - - -50
-
RID TinyTitan - 2.50
RID 12" Titan - 13
RID 16" Titan -
RID TF Titan -
-
RB robots - - - - 10
RB figurines - - - 5
RB Elite - - - - - 20
RB Epic - - - - - 10
-
HM basic - - - - 10


2016 RRP
GEN TMast - - 5
GEN Legends - 10
GEN Deluxe - - 17
GEN Voyager - 25
GEN Leader - - 45
-
GEN Titan - - - 150
-
RID Legion - - 6
RID Warrior - - 15
RID OS - - - - 10
RID HC - - - - 20
RID Depl - - - 20
RID Minicon - - 5
RID MC 4pack - 17
RID BatPack - 15
RID PHero - - 30
RID PSurge - -50
-
RID TinyTitan - 2.50
RID 12" Titan - 13
RID 16" Titan -
RID TF Titan -
-
RB robots - - - - 10
RB SupCharg - - -15
RB Trailers - - - - 20
RB OP Trailer - - - 30
RB 4-pack - - - -35
RB Minicon - - - 5
RB Megabot - - - 20
RB Epic - - - - - 10
RB SPlayset - - - 15
RB BPlayset - - - 40
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Old 1st February 2015, 04:43 PM
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This morning I went around to all of the Majors at Garden City (except DJs), with barcodes from packaging I already have (GEN Legends, GEN DLX, GEN Voy, RID Legion, RID Warrior, RID One-Step, RID TinyTitans - but not RID Hyperchange because it was too big to sneak around the stores to use their price scanners)... to see what prices were already in their computer systems.

The prices I got so far, has me pretty sure that the unusually cheap Toyworld prices may have been due to something like an early-bird discount on their first shipment of GEN toys just to get them out to market quickly (before the other stores get around to stocking them)... as the only time Toyworld are ever cheaper than other store-chains is when Hasbro sends them old stock on clearance.

Kmart had all but TinyTitans (and Leader pricing was supplied by one of the Deluxe Members).
GEN Legends - $19
GEN Deluxe - - $25
GEN Voyager - $49
GEN Leader - - $89
RID Legion - -- $9
RID Warrior - - $29
RID OS - - - - $19
RID TinyTitan - (not in system)

ToysRUs also had all but the TinyTitans in their system (according to their product scanner)
GEN Legends - $20
GEN Deluxe - - $30
GEN Voyager - $50
RID Legion - -- $8 (found in some stores already)
RID Warrior - - $30
RID OS - - - - $20
RID TinyTitan - (not in system)

Target only had Generations Legends in the system so far - $20.

Myer didn't have any in their computer systems yet (I had a staffer test them out, as they don't have price scanners in-store).

BigW didn't have any in their computer system yet either.

The Toyworld prices in the first post are from Sightings postings.

I didn't ask at David Jones, but will ask Hasbro at Toyfair if they have started stocking Transformers again yet.


Some store-chains may well be waiting until the March Toyfair in Melbourne before they stock the 2015 range... so if something is missing above, it doesn't mean yet that it isn't coming.
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Old 1st February 2015, 04:51 PM
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So no $10 or under figures again? That means no impulse buys/ child nagging sales and really for $20 you can get much better value for money from numerous other toy lines, let alone Lego.

Just thinking like a parent or other adult buying for kids, rather than a collector.
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Old 1st February 2015, 05:33 PM
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In the main lines, no... but there will be the Tiny Titans and Kreo Warriors that should be under $10 if you (or the kid) goes for the blind-bagged concept.
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Added in the remaining TRU pricing, now that they are now listed on their website - Legends - Deluxe - Voyager - Leader.
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I have updated as much as I can from the stores nearest to me... which means I am missing a lot of prices for BigW because my nearest one hasn't restocked in months.

If you know of any missing prices (not guess), please post them up.
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At Big W RID Minicons are $9 and RID Warriors are $29
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