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#4681 mickeyp

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

http://www.mediafire...gmofornrhh6v http://www.mediafire...41vszkuy863of6dhttp://www.mediafire...41vszkuy863of6d This is our new reveal the shield megatron!
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:43 AM

that guy is sweet. He's a great representation of the G1 Megatron

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:52 AM

Robotkingdom announced presale for Vehicon jet figures. The description says Japan only release but most people think it will come out in the US as well. I'm on the fence on whether or not to order. With shipping, getting 2 of these will cost $35 a figure. That's insane for a Deluxe, but I want these guys bad. Judging by the comments I've read regarding Vehicons, the competition to get them will be fierce. Decisions, decisions.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:04 AM

Do ou guys keep the boxes or just the fighures themselves.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:12 AM

Robotkingdom announced presale for Vehicon jet figures. The description says Japan only release but most people think it will come out in the US as well. I'm on the fence on whether or not to order. With shipping, getting 2 of these will cost $35 a figure. That's insane for a Deluxe, but I want these guys bad. Judging by the comments I've read regarding Vehicons, the competition to get them will be fierce. Decisions, decisions.

That and the Japanese version is striped of all paint. But they do give you a minicon, and a sticker sheet. Although you do have to build the minicon. Its on sprews like a gundam model.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:27 AM

yeah I saw that. Not sure how I feel about it. It's old school in a way, but I was never big on sticker sheets before when I was a kid. Most likely because I probably couldn't put them on very well :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:28 AM

Do ou guys keep the boxes or just the fighures themselves.


previous page just had a discussion on that. it's mixed, depending on the owner and what's being kept. I keep mainly my 3rd party boxes and the masterpieces/bigger sets. All my Japanese stuff I tend to keep the boxes as well.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

spinner - I know you mentioned you aren't going for the hunt and just preordering all the Prime figures on BBTS. Are you taking the plunge right now for the Japanese versions of figs like Arachnid, Gaia Unicron, Vehicon Jet, Iron Hide, etc? They're pretty pricey.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

spinner - I know you mentioned you aren't going for the hunt and just preordering all the Prime figures on BBTS. Are you taking the plunge right now for the Japanese versions of figs like Arachnid, Gaia Unicron, Vehicon Jet, Iron Hide, etc? They're pretty pricey.


I haven't paid much attention to them; I've got a feeling Hasbro will announce quite a few of them for the US. We know what is in Wave 5, but we still don't know what is in Wave 4 or anything past Wave 5. I mean, we're getting Kup, it's a given we'll get Ironhide as well.

They'll probably drop some news at Botcon and then more news at SDCC. We'll at least find out some new waves soon since Hasbro has nothing on tap right now other than what we know.

I like the Prime figures but honestly I'm not going to go out of my way getting the ones not released in the US, unless it's a personal favorite like Skywarp (who I still have yet to order) or something that is absolutely amazing. That money to me is better spent on third party figures or filling in holes in past collections (I'm working on my RID collection at the moment, which is more of a pain in the ass than it is pricey because I need accessories more than anything.)

I mean, paying BBTS prices is like the maximum amount I'd probably pay for a Prime figure, so when you start asking for $30 - $35 for a Deluxe or $50 or so for a Voyager, there are way, way better figures out there I can get for that.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

Great point re: spending money on better figures. I guess in the long run, I was able to get Soundwave and Ratchet without preordering or overpaying for Japanese version. I guess I'll wait to see what gets announced for US release or see if anyone is making a trip to Japan anytime soon :)

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

He's sold out now, but they keep getting 2 or 3 pieces at a time as people cancel or whatever so it's worth refreshing --

http://www.robotking...00000-1&lang=us

Robot Kingdom is taking preorders for a FE Bulkhead limited shipment they are getting, $43.90 plus $15 shipping. RK is a very good site so no worries there.

I kept refreshing and got extremely lucky and grabbed one someone let go. Can't wait! Like I said earlier, he's sold out but if you keep refreshing you might get one when someone lets it go.

Kind of pricey but sure beats $110 + these are going for on eBay now.

Also to note, these are the Hasbro FE's with the light green show accurate color, not the Takara dark green metallic color.

I'm trying to cut down on TF spending but this was just way too good to pass up.

Even better news -- Kapow Toys, a UK toy retailer, is saying they are also going to have some FE Bulkheads up later today, so you *will* get a chance to buy one if you want one.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

wah, I missed out :(

Nice get spinners you lucky dog. Makes me wonder where robotkingdom and this other site is getting these from though. Is Hasbro just messing with us and slowly releasing these back out or what? There's a high premium price on these so it seems odd that robotkingdom all of a sudden will just get a shipment of 79 of them out of the blue.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

wah, I missed out :(

Nice get spinners you lucky dog. Makes me wonder where robotkingdom and this other site is getting these from though. Is Hasbro just messing with us and slowly releasing these back out or what? There's a high premium price on these so it seems odd that robotkingdom all of a sudden will just get a shipment of 79 of them out of the blue.


Yea, no one knows.

Could be Hasbro Asia making more, could be a supplier got a warehouse find, could be the extras from Hasbro ramping up production for some reason. Could be a one off or could be something more, who knows, its weird though that it's just Bulkhead and not Prime as well which makes some people think its just a one off warehouse find.

I just read someone bought one from RK like 10 minutes ago, so if you keep refreshing the page you might get lucky (that's how I got mine), or keep an eye on Kapow Toys Facebook page because they are saying they will sell some later today too.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

Kapow Toys put up their First Edition Bulkhead figures. Kind of pricey though -- $72.99 + shipping.

http://www.kapowtoys...ead-p-5580.html

They are one per customer and limited, of course.

I guess it's higher because they have to import from China and then make a profit off that but this is still cheaper than eBay currently, where Hasbro Bulkhead is around $100 + shipping (and shipping is generally $20 - $30.)

They won't ship until the first week of May (which makes sense... Robot Kingdom ships next week and they are in Asia, these guys gotta get it first from Asia then ship) but you will probably get charged now, so just a heads up.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:31 AM

Any B&M sales this week on the TF Prime deluxes? Been wanting to start collecting this series but at almost $15 including tax they've been too steep for me to buy a single one (they're either $12.99 or $13.99 plus tax at my local wal-mart).
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

Not a deal, but I was in Target taking advantage of the trade-in deal on games posted elsewhere, and checked out the Transformers aisle, only to find they had pretty much every one I was looking for. Hotshot, Ratchet, Knock Out, Arcee, and voyager Bulkhead. Damn, didn't want to spend that much today.

I have to say, Ratchet is perhaps my favorite toy from the Transformers Prime lineup so far. Soundwave was pretty awesome, but I find Ratchet's transformation to be particularly clever and his robot mode is pretty damn good. I like how his knives can be inserted to look like they're replacing his hands, and feet are cool too. (I know, feet? yes, feet.) Lack of red paint aside, you could do a lot worse than picking up a Ratchet (Knock Out, I'm looking at you), if you can find him.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

nice finds! I hope to be that lucky this week when I go to Target.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

Just a note that when the thread gets close to 5000 posts, someone should make a v2 thread and continue things in there. Once the new one is made, link it back to this one and PM a mod to lock the old one.

Threads over 5K posts can cause issues with the site, so I'm giving a head's up now before it gets to that point.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

Just got FE Bulkhead in the mail.

So, so good. Totally worth it.

I'm also digging that Botcon SG Optimus Prime and Kickoff set; might have to grab me one when prices start to drop. I wasn't planning on getting any Botcon figures this year but those two came out really good imo.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

I'm ready for those fall of Cybertron figures......

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:01 AM

hey spinners, recall that Target locater link(s) you posted for Deluxe and Voyager. I used them regularly up until yesterday. Now now matter what zip code or city/state location I use, it tells me to "enter valid location". Any ideas?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

hey spinners, recall that Target locater link(s) you posted for Deluxe and Voyager. I used them regularly up until yesterday. Now now matter what zip code or city/state location I use, it tells me to "enter valid location". Any ideas?


Looks like its broken for now, I get the same error.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

It's a gosh-darn miracle--found Arcee and Ratchet at my local TRU today. Figured I'd rather pick them up now at $15 than pay $22+shipping at BBTS.
Ratchet like many others have said has a really interesting transformation, and Arcee definitely has the best bike-to-'bot method of transformation I can recall. They both pose great and I pegged Arcee's gun upside down in her hand and have her hang on to the second peg in the back with her other. Reminds me of Drake and Vasquez from Aliens with their steadicam HMG's.

Still, I find it so astounding that stores are letting these Bumblebees pegwarm their sections, and in such high numbers.
TRU at this rate may be the only retailer to get them, since they actually have endcaps for even more TF stuff than just the shelves.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:20 PM

There was only 1 each of Arcee and Ratchet at my local TRU. Can't believe TRU is charging $17.49 per deluxe figure.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:27 PM

yeah, TRU is a joke with their pricing. I try to avoid buying from them at all costs now unless it's a great deal. Their online stuff is usually better priced.

From my experience Target has the best priced Transformer stuff right now outside of the discount places like Ross, TJ Maxx, etc.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:32 PM

It's a gosh-darn miracle--found Arcee and Ratchet at my local TRU today. Figured I'd rather pick them up now at $15 than pay $22+shipping at BBTS.
Ratchet like many others have said has a really interesting transformation, and Arcee definitely has the best bike-to-'bot method of transformation I can recall. They both pose great and I pegged Arcee's gun upside down in her hand and have her hang on to the second peg in the back with her other. Reminds me of Drake and Vasquez from Aliens with their steadicam HMG's.

Still, I find it so astounding that stores are letting these Bumblebees pegwarm their sections, and in such high numbers.
TRU at this rate may be the only retailer to get them, since they actually have endcaps for even more TF stuff than just the shelves.


I felt the same way. Then my Target started getting in more stuff. I actually saw Arcee, Ratchet, Hot Shot and Knock Out there this weekend, along with a majority of all the new wave of Cyberverse Prime RID figs. There's still 15 Bumblebees/Cliffs sitting there though, but at least it seems they are getting new shipments in.

But overall yeah, the Bumble Bee overload is silly. A kid can only buy so many of him right? The collectors sure aren't. The sad thing is that in the next wave, the elusive Vehicon won't be in the case allotment, but BumbleBee still will be. I have pretty much every Prime figure except for Vehicon and I'm not liking my chances for that guy.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:37 AM

There was only 1 each of Arcee and Ratchet at my local TRU. Can't believe TRU is charging $17.49 per deluxe figure.


Wow, you are getting HOSED by your TRU. I guess I'm getting off lucky at $15 a figure.


I felt the same way. Then my Target started getting in more stuff. I actually saw Arcee, Ratchet, Hot Shot and Knock Out there this weekend, along with a majority of all the new wave of Cyberverse Prime RID figs. There's still 15 Bumblebees/Cliffs sitting there though, but at least it seems they are getting new shipments in.

But overall yeah, the Bumble Bee overload is silly. A kid can only buy so many of him right? The collectors sure aren't. The sad thing is that in the next wave, the elusive Vehicon won't be in the case allotment, but BumbleBee still will be. I have pretty much every Prime figure except for Vehicon and I'm not liking my chances for that guy.


Now when you say "new wave" of Cyberverse, are you talking about 'Scream, Bulk, Megs and Op?

My Target only started getting the Cyberverse last week and nothing more. They did have a few Wheeljack's still on theirs, so I moved them to the front of the pegs to get them to stand out and hopefully get picked up, thus increasing the chances for a fresh replenishment--but I'm not getting my hopes up. I've all but given up on Target and pretty much only check my TRU for new figures since that aforementioned endcap increases my chances of new figures arriving (which they do).

By the way, I don't know if anyone's interested, but I do have an extra Soundwave. I did pick it up with the intention of selling him at a higher value, but if someone's been itching to complete a wave with him I'd gladly sell it at cost+shipping.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

Wow, you are getting HOSED by your TRU. I guess I'm getting off lucky at $15 a figure.


Since his location is set as NYC, I imagine it's big city markup on top of the TRU tax. The Rockville, MD, TRU just outside DC has a 10% markup on most (if not all) toys (so $14.99 Deluxes become $16.49). Wouldn't surprise me if stores around NYC bump that even further.

I also remember when the last wave of Animated Deluxes came out, some TRUs were charging more for Rodimus and Ironhide vs. the others. Were just Arcee and Ratchet $17.49, or did Bumblebee cost that much as well? Would suck if their SKUs were different and they marked up the 1 per case figures.

I had stopped in at my local TRU (Columbia, MD) on Saturday, where they had about a dozen Bumblebees and 3 Cliffjumpers. Stopped in again on Sunday (the B1G1 40% off game sale) to find 15 Bumblebees, 4 Cliffjumpers and 1 each of Wheeljack, Soundwave, Arcee and Ratchet. Had a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase, so I picked up Ratchet, some Lego mini-figs and some stuff for my niece.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

Got my BBTS preorder from the new TF Prime deluxe wave this morning. I had forgotten I pre-ordered Knock Out so I've got an extra one of him (boo) now. But the highlight of the order is the Vehicon.

Anyone holding out to find one at a store should really just buy one online. This is one really cool toy. The model is show accurate and fun to transform. He works well in both modes and just plain looks awesome. My only complaints are an inability to troop build due to rarity and the fact that he doesn't have a 'splode gimmick to make him even more show accurate. :)

EDIT: So disappointing, once I actually got Hot Shot open and played with him, I realized that he is a retool/repaint of the RID mold of Bee and not the FE mold as I had originally thought. Oh well, at least I can look forward to Hot Shot appearing on the show.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

He might not appear on the show...





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