Don't get too excited, because while the first toys from The Last Knight have in fact been found on shelves at a Toyworld in Melbourne by Paulbot from the Ozformers community, it's only the Titan Changer Optimus and Bumblebee. It's almost certain this was a stocking error, as we are just a bit less than two months from the official Merchandise Day for the line, April 24th. And it sounds like it's not Toyworld's first such accident with a movie's toyline, either. But now we can see the wheels are definitely in motion and these toys are beginning the long journey to retailers around the world even now.
In short order after finally becoming available in online retail, the first in-store sightings in the US have popped up for Leader Class Sixshot. The first report from Megablah shows Sixshot in a Target in an unspecified location in California - small area to check, we know. Subsequently we've heard of at least one other sighting in a Portland, OR Target. It looks like Target is the place to check right now, especially on the west coast. And if you're wondering if it's worth getting out looking, check out our review of Titans Return Sixshot
! Keep reading for photo proof of the California sighting.
It's a lot of notable in-store sightings lately, isn't it? More of wave 4 Titans Return is filtering its way in to retail in North America, as the Leader Class case has now been spotted. Much like Broadside recently, Sky Shadow was found at a Walmart in Burlington, Ontario. For those keeping score, as of this writing the only wave 4 assortment not accounted for somewhere
in North America is the Legends, with Titan Masters and Deluxes found in the US, and Voyager and Leader having appeared in Canada. Spotter Yonoid took a picture for proof, find it below!
Coinciding with the first major retail sighting of wave 4's
Titan Masters, we've got a confirmed sighting today of the wave 3 Voyager assortment finally making its way to brick and mortar retail in the US. A Lawton, OK Walmart produced the find, as documented by Smitty.1981. Wave 3 contains the Optimus and Megatron "pretools" of Octane and Blitzwing. With this sighting, the only wave 3 price point not to achieve distribution so far is the Leader class, containing Sixshot - although the Deluxes have yet to make major traction themselves. Picture proof of the find in the full post below!
It's been a while since Arizona was getting all the cool stuff first, but thanks to @more_jetpacks on Twitter, we've found out that the Magical Toy Wonderland has had a return to form: the Wave 4 Titan Masters have been sighted at a Sierra Vista, AZ Walmart! Keep reading for a photo of the two new figures in the wave, Repugnus and Shuffler.
With not even a hint of US-based retailers offering preorders so far, we're starting to get confirmed sightings of Titans Return Wave 4 hitting brick and mortar stores in North America. First up is Voyager Broadside which has been found in a Toronto Walmart. Canada has previously been a little ahead with numerous sightings of Leader Sixshot. On the US side, Walgreens are starting to receive Deluxe wave 4, with a photo-verified find of Perceptor, and several more reports of others in the assortment. Find the proof images by neevnav and shogun221 below!
TFSource have opened preorders for the MP-38 Masterpiece Convoy Beast Wars Supreme Commander Version. Takara says this is to be a beast wars figure and same price as MP-32 Beast Convoy so likely a recolor remold of some kind. We can only speculate what figure they will base off the mold until we know more.
TFW2005 Forums member SAF7
has posted photographic proof that the Legions have landed! Robots In Disguise Legion Class Wave 1 features the return of Optimus Prime
and new molds Springload
and Starscream! Keep reading to see the image.
Every so often, wires get crossed at the distribution level. Such is the stuff of Collector Legend made - like the time TJ Maxx got a wave of Generations Voyagers before
they made their debut at full retail price. Or the sightings of Titans Return
Brainstorm at Walmart earlier this year! This time, TFW2005 forums member smf2045
has spotted a full case of six Combiner Wars
Grooves at an Orangevale, California Walmart. Unless more reports come in I wouldn't go out hunting at your local store, but keep reading to see the photographic proof all the same!
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