Tonight, just hours before Toy Fair 2018 kicks off with Hasbro's fan media presentation, we finally have confirmation of Power of The Primes Deluxe Wave 2 at retail in the US. signals3
picked up a Moonracer at a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, albeit by taking it from an unopened shipping case. While we don't endorse that behavior, it does tell us that the Deluxes are in to the distribution system and should start properly hitting shelves soon, filling in the last hole in US availability for wave 2. Click through for the sighting photo.
Author of It's Walky, Shortpacked!, Dumbing of Age
and the Recordicons
strip from the Transformers Collector's Club magazine, has posted a sighting of pricetags for the Transformers Studio Series
Leader, Deluxe, and Voyager classes at his local Meijer store. It seems a little early for that: last we'd heard, the Studio Series
was scheduled for April. But of course, so were the Power of the Primes
figures currently hitting stores. Keep reading to see the pricetags!
proprietor, RFC alum, and Being Awesome
host Rob Springer
has posted the results of an Authentics
toy hunt to his website! Initially checking Dollar General in accordance with the first sighting, Rob decided to follow that up with a visit to Family Dollar, where he hit paydirt. Keep reading for photographic proof and a link to the full article!
It's "Find Power of The Primes Wave 2 In Stores" Day in the US, from the look of things. Already today we had our first in store sighting of Prime Masters wave 2 at Meijer locations in Illinois. Stepping that up, we've got confirmed sightings of Legends wave 2 at a Walmart in Ohio, which includes Battleslash, Roadtrap, and Tailgate. But we also have the first sighting for Voyager wave 2, which manages to be our very first real look at Elita-1. Elita and Hun-Gurrr were found at a California Walmart. Click through for photo proof and more specific location info!
TFW2005 users Wolfman
have sighted the second wave of Power of the Primes
Prime Masters in a Illinois Meijer store! This wave consists of two repeats from the first wave, Skullgrin and Metalhawk, alongside two new figures, Submarauder and Landmine. Keep reading!
Regular news-breakers, Singapore fan group Planet Iacon
has let the world know that Power of the Primes
wave 2 Deluxes - Snarl, Sludge, Moonracer, Blackwing,
and Terrorcon Rippersnapper
- are now available in their country! There's a solid in-hand gallery available at the group for all but Blackwing, and we've mirrored the photos here. Keep reading to see!
> The Autobots and Decepticons use Prime Masters to wield the godlike powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Set of Elita One and Hun-Gurrr priced - Order now at bigbadtoystore.com
Continuing the trend of the second wave of Power of the Primes
Legends hitting Europe before North America, UK retailer Global Comics has announced that the figures are in stock! Battleslash and Roadtrap combine to form G1 Duocon Battletrap, and Tailgate is the second, less IDW-derived modern take on the G1 Windcharger remold. Keep reading for more details!
This mash-up of Transformers and Star Wars gives the Millennium Falcon the ability to split apart and transform into Han Solo and Chewbacca robots! Robot Han can be armed with his blaster pistol while Chewbacca has his bowcaster. Mini figures of Han and Chewbacca are also included. Estimated to arrive June 2018.
Canadian fans will be glad to know they can get the Transformers Generations Year of the Rooster Platinum Edition Optimus Prime on clearance price for just $98 CAD.
That's a nice discount from the regular $159 price on this exclusive set that has never been offered here in the USA. Unfortunately for us, Walmart Canada does not ship to the USA - I checked.
Takara has released 10 new figures into their Power of The Primes line. This wave features quite a few dinobots and fighter jets including Grimlock, Sludge, Starscream, and Dreadwing. Also included is a prime master of Alchemist Prime.
Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Leader Class figures are 9-inch-scale figures that come with a Matrix accessory and converting Evolution Armor. Use the Evolution Armor to evolve these figures. With the Matrix of Leadership, Orion Pax becomes leader of the Autobots: Optimus Prime. Autobot Hot Rod becomes leader of the Autobots: Rodimus Prime. The set is priced at $99.99 or each single it $54.99.
Finally, the last price point for wave 1 of Power of The Primes has hit retail in the US, marking the completed launch of the newest iteration of Transformers Generations. Rodimus Prime and Optimus Prime, comprising Leader wave 1 have been purchased from a Target in Duarte, California by MoonStreakr
who shared a photo of the toys with the receipt for verification. It looks like these have been pulled from a freshly opened case, and as of the time of this writing, online checks of Target's database are not indicating any stock in the country, so we may have to wait a bit for the system to catch up before it's time to start the hunt again. Click through for the photo!
The Autobots Unite subline from The Last Knight sure turned out oddly. What was originally Walmart's exclusive contribution to the toyline largely never materialized through Walmart at all. Among them is a One Step Turbo Changer set of Bumblebee and Hot Rod, which we discovered this evening at a Ross location in middle Tennessee. This joins the Legion Class two packs in calling the closeout chain home after never finding space on Walmart's shelves. You can find a photo of the find below. The set was priced at $11.99.
with a NY Sighting from Twitter user @cogmanhotrod
! Multiple members of the 2005 Forums are reporting that the Power of the Primes
Wave 1 Voyagers are now arriving in Minnesota ToysRUs stores! The Voyagers were generally lagging behind the other assortments in US markets, making this the first chance for fans to assemble 2/3rds of a Volcanicus and of whatever Starscream's combiner name is. Hopefully we'll know soon, but in the meantime, click through for a link to the messages!
2005 Forums member Wing_Saber-X
has reported that a local store in Malaysia has Power of the Primes
Prime Masters, Legends, Deluxes, and Voyagers on sale! This is our first sighting in Asian stores, and our second overall sighting of Voyagers after a sighting in Canada this week. Hopefully they'll move into other markets soon. Keep reading for sighting photos, mirrored here!
Another chance! Via Ben's World of Transformers,
one Bowser A. Flatliner
reports that Titans Return
Deluxe Arcee with Titan Masters Leinad and Ultra Magnus were sighted in a physical ToysRUs store! The going rate for the set was $26.99 - and they're being displayed in their featureless boxes, which we're still 100% certain were designed as mailers for an aborted Transformers Fan Club. Happy Hunting!
2005 Forums member maku098
has posted images of an in-store sighting of the Transformers Authentics
Bravo assortment at a Phillipines ToysRUs! This is the wave which contains "Evergreen" versions of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, and Starscream aimed at budget stores. The designs seem to be related to the upcoming Cyberverse
series, but little is known about the exact connection just yet. Keep reading to see the images!