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Old 7th January 2009, 02:24 AM
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Arrow FIRST SIGHTINGS for Australia

This topic will cover items (mostly toys), that are first sighted in Australia at a Major Retailer, as well as sometimes noting the first release for a certain store-chain or state if it is some time after the first sighting in this country.

Major Retailers in this topic, that obtain their stock from Hasbro include (and may change in future) - Kmart, BigW, Target, Myer, ToysRUs, Toyworld, Toymate, Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Costco, Reject Shop.

This topic is now locked, so that the very infrequent occurrence of a first sighting isn't lost in a mass of comments and discussion. The original sightings are linked here, so click on that quote tag to go there to discuss or comment if you really need to.

This also allows people to subscribe to this topic, or only check it when the main table notes a new post, so that they can then know when to look locally for that new toy.

Post your sightings as normal in the regular State-based sightings topics and one of the board staff will put a copy of your post into here.
Try to include a photo so that the staff and others can more easily recognise a first sighting among the pages of text postings.

If your sighting is believed to be a first and it hasn't been noted here within a couple of days, please contact one of the staff or me, and it will be addressed as soon as possible. (we do have regular lives, so sometimes new items aren't posted up in this topic straight away)

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The first sighting of a significant item in Australia may also end up being posted in the Oz News section.

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Animated Bumper Battler Lockdown & Soundwave spotted at Big W (Sunshine VIC). Price did not scan up for these two new ones. But they scanned an older wave of the Bumpers which is at $14.74.
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Animated Bumper Battler Lockdown & Soundwave spotted at Big W (Sunshine VIC). Price did not scan up for these two new ones. But they scanned an older wave of the Bumpers which is at $14.74.
Were the sounds any good?
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Old 7th January 2009, 11:22 PM
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Lockdown sounds a lot like Optimus, strangely enough. No real catchy phrases except for "Who's gonna stop me? You? You couldn't stop an oil leak."

Soundwave is the real star of the show. I've been waiting for him with the most gusto. I just love his machinated voice. Funniest soundbyte... when triggering via the bumper...
"[screeching noise followed by a loud crash then...] OW!"
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First WA Sightings at TRU Cannington:

Animated Leader Bulkhead + Activator Bumblebee pack
Animated Leader Megs + Activator Starscream pack
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Tinyjazz also found the Animated Bumper Battlers Soundwave and Lockdown at a BigW in Brisbane (CBD store).
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Tinyjazz also found the Animated Bumper Battlers Soundwave and Lockdown at a BigW in Brisbane (CBD store).
Also include the Autobot and Decepticon insignia pillows at $50 each (not at BigW) ...at private store
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Pillows at Big W?! Lovely!!!
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Pillows at Big W?! Lovely!!!
oopsy, not BigW!! :P
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Universe Stormcloud (redeco of Powerglide) found at a NSW BigW for $59.
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