The first wave of Transformers: Robots In Disguise Combiner Force
Warriors has been found at retail by TFW2005 board member Rabble
at a Glendale, Arizona ToysRUs! Wave 1 contains Alpine Strike Drift
along with two new molds: all-new character Stormshot
, and Blastwave,
who is an Autobot "precolor" of a really nice RID Bludgeon
mold! Keep reading to see the image.
Thanks to cdavid3
and Sky Ray
we have new brick-and-mortar retail updates for you today! First up, Titans Return Deluxe Wave 3 - Hot Rod, Triggerhappy, Twinferno (Doublecross), and Breakaway (Getaway) - have been seen at Toys R Us in Fremont, California, signaling their introduction to the regular distribution system in the US. And in wacky discount chain news, the Platinum Edition Dinobots set, the Age of Extinction
figures with G1-style robot heads, was found in a Pasadena, CA Ross store, priced at $44.99. The holiday distribution rush seems to be upon us, so good hunting! Photographic proof is below!
Join the battle with 6 Destron figures that combine to form the mighty Liokaiser with this exclusive Transformers Platinum Edition sets. Listed for $129.99 USD on Pre-order now at bigbadtoystore.com
The Voyager Class Dezarus figure forms the torso; the Deluxe Class Guyhawk, Drillhorn, Ironbison, and Fellbat figures form the arms and legs; and the Legends Class Ion Scythe figure becomes a Combiner weapon. The pack also includes 12 accessories, a Combiner Wars poster, instructions, and a collectible Liokaiser character card.
We've known for a little while that TJ Maxx and Marshall's discount stores in the US have been receiving the G2 Menasor and Superion Combiner Wars boxsets at a reduced price. Thanks to a new report from "M-A-K", we now know Computron has been added to that list, found at the same very reasonable $39.99 as the first two sets. No location was given for the TJ Maxx in question, but a nearby Marshall's yielded a pair of Titans Return Astrotrain at the current pricing of $14.99. So it sounds like it's definitely worth your time to get out and looking in your area! Photos from the sightings are below.
Transformers Unite Warriors UW-EX Baldigus is a five pieces combiner bot with the figure Mega Octane as the main torso piece. Armorhide, Rollbar, Mover, and Rotor make up the arms and legs and they can be attached in any position that you wish. Also included are the combiner feet hands and connector pieces as well as personal weapons for each of the bots. This item is priced at $159.99 USD with a March 2017 shipping time. Pre-order it now from bigbadtoystore.com
TFsource have let us know they have the ToyWorld M02B Assault, M02A Jets, and M02C Elegy Not Coneheads figure now up for preorders. These MP style Seekers are listed now at $119.99 USD with shipping some time in December 2016. You can find all three of the figures now at TFSource
Thanks to Michael Mullins-Wright, we have the first verified sighting of Titans Return Brainstorm in the US! A Walgreens in San Diego (which probably doesn't narrow things down much) has received stock. Reportedly there were four units at this location, which may be an indicator of the quantity to be expected at any given store. Whether restocks are subsequently possible will remain to be seen. So if you're after this figure to finish out your main 1987 Autobot team, it's time to start hunting!
It's not unusual for figures to sit at pharmacies like Rite-Aid, where Deluxes were cresting $20 back when they were $12-13. But a find by Ben Yee, of BWTF fame, may well take the cake: he just found Transformers Animated Deluxe Lockdown! So if you're looking for overpriced 8 year-old Deluxes, check out your local drug store. Keep reading to see Ben's tweet and photo!
Optimus Prime is the leader of the evil Autobots from the Shattered Glass continuity family. The articulated Optimus Prime figure depicts the sadistic, tyrannical leader of the evil Autobots in a classic purple, green, and gray color scheme. This fully articulated menacing Optimus Prime is a great addition to any Transformers collection. Listed at $179.99 to ship in November 2016 - Preorder now at bigbadtoystore.com
TFW2005 user Rastafarian
has posted photographic proof of finding Titans Return Brainstorm in a brick-and-mortar store! ...except it was found at Walmart, not Walgreens
where it is supposed to be an exclusive. Odds are very good this is just a mistake. Shipments go to the wrong places sometimes. But the good news is, that means that Brainstorm is likely shipping to Walgreens now, so hopefully it will work its way through the pharmacy franchise's supply chain and get to us shortly. Keep reading to see the photo!
TFSource updates with new of the now up for pre-order. This is the deluxe online exclusive groove that combines with the other Protectobots (Sold Separately) to form the mighty Defensor! Combines with the following protectobots (sold separately): Deluxe Class Protectobot Blades, Deluxe Class Protectobot First Aid, Deluxe Class Protectobot Streetwise, Voyager Class Protectobot Hotspot
Big Bad Toy Store have just sent out an announce for new in-stock listings for the Transformers Generations Titan wars Return Deluxe 02 & Voyager 02 Waves figures that just went up.
The deluxes 02 wave contains Highbrow, Chromedome, Mindwipe, and Wolfwire. The voyagers will include Alpha Trion and Astrotrain in the wave 02 case. Read on for the full details and ordering links.
With wave 1 only just really hitting its stride for in-store availability, we now have indication that wave 2 is entering the US distribution system. Silvershot has provided photos of a sighting of Deluxe Highbrow (with Chromedome just barely visible behind), and of all places it came from a Walgreens in Los Angeles! Of course these are at a premium above that which we already regularly pay, ringing up at $19.99 each. The very random nature of the tiny toy shelves at Walgreens mean this may remain somewhat isolated within the chain - but wave 2 is out there, so keep your eyes open! Check below for the photos.
Based on several reports already, it looks like this summer's assortment of Toys R Us exclusive Robots in Disguise merchandise is making its way through the US! The total surprise Warrior Class Starscream, along with Warriors Paralon (Scorponok retool) and a recolored Power Surge Optimus have been spotted in Maryland and Texas, alongside the new Steeljaw vs Bumblebee set. And Power Surge Starscream was also spotted in Indiana. We've got some photos of the finds you can see below. If these are on your radar, it's time to get searching - good hunting!
In the Combiner Wars, teams of Autobots and Decepticons combine to form giant super robots and battle with the fate of worlds in the balance. Computron is never wrong. Of all the Combiner robots, he is the most successful at merging the different personalities of his component bots. The Autobot processes input from each of Technobots and evaluates all possible outcomes to identify the perfect plan of attack. This item is priced at $99.99 USD, now in stock at bigbadtoystore.com
So it's not just Fortress Maximus that Australia gets first! The Ozformers forums report that the RID Decepticon Island Showdown set has appeared in Australian ToysRUs stores! Planned for a September release in the USA, this set includes Warrior class Bumblebee and Steeljaw as well as a pair of stasis cells and a pile of extra weapons. Keep reading for more details!
Generations Altmodes are out now! Small collectible figures which transform from SD-style big-headed robots to tiny vehicles with giant heads on top at the flick of a switch, these were sighted by TFW2005 user ahchu.
They're priced at $7 apiece, but that could just be TRU markup - it's too early to tell. Keep reading for photographic proof!
Toy R Us Canada have posted a new listing for the Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Computron Collection Pack from Hasbro. This a good sign these figures will be hitting everywhere else in North America soon. Read on for the full details, images and ordering link.