MakeToys has announced via Twitter that after negotiations with retailers, their Galaxy Meteor figure will be released after all! The way they made it work: a price reduction to $99.99, which just makes it even better. MakeToys thanked all its fans for their support and love - and we certainly hope to see sales for Galaxy Meteor reflect the passion that people had for getting it made. Fingers crossed, but in the meantime, keep reading for more info!
HasbroToyShop now has all the HasCon exclusives up for sale! "First Sale" Titans Return
Arcee with Leinad and Power Bank Optimus Prime are both up for grabs and in stock as of this writing! SDCC Exclusive Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime is even back in stock - but don't expect that to stay the case for long. Keep reading for a link!
Thanks to @preterniadotcom
on Twitter for pointing this out! The HasCon 2017 exclusives, including Titans Return
Arcee and Transforming Power Bank Optimus Prime, have all been added to HasbroToyShop with a sale date of September 20th. So those of us who didn't have a hookup at HasCon still have a shot! Keep reading for links to both figures.
Target's exclusive Transformers: The Last Knight
Reveal The Shield Tiny Turbo Changers 3-Pack is in-stock at Target.com! This 3-pack includes the Tech Spec inspired deco that obscures a faction symbol until viewed through something transparent and red - like the included accessories (yes, Tiny Turbo Changers accessories!). Keep reading for stock photos and a link to the page.
They say the early bird gets the worm, but they never say how much it costs. For those of you have been waiting to pick up the Titans Return Trypticon Titan Class Transformers Base. Taking your time has worked out in your favor thanks to Walmart where you can pick up this massive hunk of plastic for only $135 USD with free 2-Day shipping!
Yesterday (just about 24 hours ago from the time of this post) many of Hasbro's SDCC exclusives went live on Hasbro Toy Shop. While Star Wars merchandise was revealed to be held back until September 1st, Transformers, GI Joe, Marvel, and Magic: The Gathering items all activated to a waiting population of SDCC non-attendees. It was a question as to the overall response, since the 2016 exclusive offerings were notable for not selling through very quickly. Keep reading for a rundown on what happened next!
SDCC this year featured exclusives in a bit different style from what we're used to, but still made a good showing. For all of us who weren't able to go to San Diego and spend hours in lines waiting to try to buy some of the goodies in person, the home edition of that game is about to start. At some unspecified time tomorrow, Hasbro Toy Shop will go live with inventory of several exclusives, including Primitive Skateboarding Optimus, the Revolution 16-Figure Box Set, and Voyager Movie Optimus with a piece of material from a screen-used vehicle tire. Keep reading for a link to the Exclusives category and more info!
Entertainment Earth is holding a one-day sale on their Combiner Wars
Platinum Edition exclusive, Liokaiser! The last of the US Combiner boxsets Liokaiser makes use of the Sky Lynx, Sky Dive, Air Raid, and Brawl molds with a fair bit of remolding, especially to Sky Lynx! The set is only $78 today at EE. Keep reading for a link!
The new release of 2007's Leader Class movie Optimus Prime under the Transformers Tribute subline is now available for purchase in the US via Amazon. Like the Orion/Optimus Evolution 2 pack before it, this is apparently an Amazon exclusive. But, unlike the very unexpectedly reasonable price point of the 2 pack, Leader Optimus is currently listed at $79.99. But of course that does mean it qualifies for free shipping whether or not you're an Amazon Prime member. Is the very first movie Optimus with a fancy updated deco worth that to you? If so, hit the link in the full post below, and keep reading for a set of new stock photos of the toy.
Japanese retailer Rakuten,
by way of reliable Japanese fansite Autobase Aichi, has announced that they're expecting reissues of Masterpiece Ultra Magnus and Megatron in January! Magnus is priced in the 13,000 Yen range (US $118 by today's exchange rates) and Megatron will be 16,000 Yen (US $145). Keep reading!
It is that time of year again when Hasbro Toy Shop gives the fans a break with a special Comic-Con discount code. This year fans can get 10% off orders by entering the following code at checkout - "COMICON2017". This code is good till August 18, 2017. So keep it handy for the next time you shop at HTS.
Transformers Fans in Missouri will want to check out their local WalMart stores for a possible Transformers retail tour that will be accompanied by Bumblebee and Optimus Prime appearences as a few select locations, this weekend Sunday July 16th. Read on for the complete details thanks to KFVS
Our own Brian Kilby of Radio Free Cybertron fame has let us know he's received a payment notice on Trypticon from site sponsor BigBadToyStore! The Titan is about to reach US shores, and there's still time to make an order. Keep reading for a link, and also a link to the repair guide in case the hip ratcheting issue is a widespread!
TakaraTomy has posted the results of their LG-50 Celebration Poll! They asked Japanese fans to choose which Legends figures they'd like to see receive a new run to be offered on TakaraTomy Mall, and the fans have chosen. Some are fairly recent releases like Blurr and Wheelie with Goshooter, while others are a bit older but no less hard to come by, like Arcee and Windblade. And Fortress Maximus too! Keep reading for the full list with release dates.
The US Toys R Us website has a product page up for Titan Class Trypticon, giving you the chance to go ahead and preorder. If for whatever reason you might want two, the current buy one, get one 40% off promotion has been observed to apply to this despite being a preorder, bringing the cost of the second down to about $90. Toys R Us also has an estimated shipping date attached to the toy, and it's a little bit later than we may have been expecting. Keep reading to find out more, and for a link to the Toys R us page!
Did you miss out on the Chaos on Velocitron set, featuring Quickswitch, Laser Prime, Nautica, Fastlane, and Titan Master Rodimus Prime during the typically brief period it was in stock at Toys R Us? A second chance is coming your way, as we've learned the set has just gone up on Amazon at its original price of $99.99. You can order right now, but it's expected in stock on June 19th - this coming Monday - and of course will qualify for free shipping whether or not you're an Amazon Prime customer. It's a bit confusing to see this turn up again at a different retailer, but certainly not unwelcome! Keep reading for the link to the product page.
If you live in part of the United States served by an Ollie's store, you might want to plan a trip soon. We've had a number of reports of locations receiving multiples of Titans Return Fortress Maximus at the unbelievably low price of $39.99. It looks like someone liquidated their remaining inventory, surely to make way for Trypticon, who'll be arriving any time now. We can;t say for sure, but we have heard recently of Fort Max stock at Toys R Us suddenly vanishing off shelves... We've got some in store photos from FakeEyes22 on Twitter, keep reading to see, and for a link to the Ollie's store locator while we're at it!