The sale date for Studio Series toys looks to have fallen earlier than we thought - possibly 4/2 rather than 4/20 - and retailers are properly stocking the new assortments now. Latest on that score is Walmart, where I can personally report a sighting in the middle Tennessee area, west of Nashville. On hand were the full assortment of both wave 1 Deluxes and Voyagers. Leaders had not been stocked yet. Take note, though the photos below show the toys stocked in existing spaces, a quick price scan reveals Walmart is following along with the suggested retail prices, so about $20 for Deluxes and $30 for Voyagers - no undercutting like we saw with The Last Knight. Happy hunting, movie collectors!
This Studio Series Leader Class lineup features premium figures, each with movie-inspired scale, detail, and backdrop. Figures stand at a scale relative to their character’s height in the movie and feature deco. Each package comes with a movie scene backdrop that can be removed to display the figure on shelf. Fans can use the backdrop and pose their figures in the scene with their own style.
Thanks to Paladin
who reported the find on twitter this afternoon, we can confirm that the Leader Class figures from Studio Series are hitting retail in the US. This sighting happened at a Meijer location in Wixom, Michigan, and at least one each of both Blackout and Grimlock were seen. Also reported on the shelf, though not photographed, were the wave 1 Deluxes. Voyagers have also previously been found at Meijer, so if you're in the Midwest, that looks like the place to go for the entire Studio Series lineup right now!
Thanks to Ryan
on Twitter, we have photos confirming that both the second wave Power of The Primes Voyagers (Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr) as well as the first wave Studio Series figures are out in Canada now, at EB Games locations in or around Toronto. We've got photos from both finds below. It looks like Studio Series is not doing the best job holding to the street date we've been expecting of it, though the larger national retailers in the US at least seem to be playing along for the moment.
Via reddit, we have a first in-store sighting of the complete first wave of Studio Series product, comprising the Deluxe, Voyager, and now Leader classes. The find is from Auckland, New Zealand, and the original poster confirms that both Grimlock and Blackout were present at the store, marking their first appearance at standard retail. Their debut in the US is a bit of a question mark as we wait for a street date to come and go, but with Toys R Us on the way out, it's unclear if they may jump the line and go ahead and push whatever inventory is on hand while they have the chance. 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!
Celebrate 10 years of live action Transformers movies with the next 9 figures in the "Movie Best" lineup! The new figures include MB-12 Jazz, MB-13 Bonecrusher, MB-14 Megatron, MB-15 Lockdown, MB-16 Jetfire, MB-17 Optimus Prime (Revenge Ver.), MB-18 War Hammer Bumblebee, MB-19 Hound, and MB-20 Nemesis Prime. Each fully transformable figure features premium deco and includes one or more accessories.
Have you somehow managed to make it through the last ten years without owning a single live action Transformers movie on a home video format? Congratulations! Walmart would like to change that for you. Currently they're offering an exclusive set of the first four movies as a Blu-Ray and digital HD bundle for $25.96. The bonus? It includes a bundled Cyberverse Legion Bumblebee taken from unsold Transformers Prime Beast Hunters
stock, as evidenced by the style of toy packaging visible through the outer retail box. This was found by IceMagnus
who posted a photo with the report. Check it out below and let us know if you'll be buying these movies!
The Scorpion figure is a total of 8” long with the tail completely extended. Scorpion is a highly detailed collectible composed of many tiny parts and features articulated arms and tail. Also included with the Scorpion figure is an axe for a leader class Optimus Prime. The figure is slated to ship in June 2016 for a price of $84.99 USD. Order now at bigbadtoystore.com
. Check out the images for more details.
The webmaster for Seibertron.com reports having found a couple cases of Kre-O Micro Changers at Dollar Tree! The wave in question is Age Of Extinction Wave 2, which features almost entirely G1 and Beast Wars-inspired Kreons. This isn't an entirely unprecedented thing, as Hasbro's Beyblade spinoff toyline Beywarriors has also been appearing in Dollar Tree stores. Keep reading for a photo of what was found and list of what's in the wave!
Hot on the heels of the AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime news, TFSource have managed to secure some additional stock of AD-31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime which is now back up for preorder now available while they last at TFSource.com
Seibertron user william-james88 has found the first of the Angry Birds Transformers toys at retail in Canada! The racers run $12.99 CAD each and come with a Telepod and 3 Jenga blocks - more licensing tie-ins, and perfect for a franchise about knocking things over. Keep reading for a link to the original story and a mirrored image!
For those who prefer their Dinobot leaders in a less warm color profile and their Optimus Primes fully painted, ToysRUs has the set you've been looking for! The Platinum Edition set of the Leader-class figures is now up on ToysRUs' website at a price of $109.99. That stings a bit, but since Leaders go for $45-50 each now it's not as much of a markup as it could be. Especially from ToysRUs. Keep reading for the link!
The XMas goodies are already arriving at CostCo in the San Francisco Bay Area with the arrival of the Bumblebee Lite [Light?] Guardian by Tech 4 Kids. The people who brought us Mash Em's and other AOE licensed items. This is night light accessory aimed at young children who apparently cannot spell yet. This was on display with their Liteforce collection that includes Marvel Spiderman and My Little Pony that are on sale for $9.99.
A member of the 2005 Forums has sighted and purchased the Evolution of Optimus Prime 2-pack that's exclusive to ToysRUs. The set features the frequently-reissued Classics Voyager Optimus Prime mold in a very Henkei! Henkei! color scheme, and Age of Extinction Voyager Evasion Mode Optimus Prime in a flame deco reminiscent of every body Optimus Prime uses in the Transformers film except
this one. Keep reading for photographic proof!
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