RID 2015 Sightings
The last of three known Team Combiner sets for the Robots in Disguise line has hit brick and mortar retail. Galvatronus, comprised of Cyclonus, Riotgear, Skyjack, Cyberwarp, and Treadshock was spotted at Toys R Us in Fort Wayne, IN by Rookbartley
. Robots in Disguise is expected to be ending with the wrap up of the Combiner Force imprint, though there are still a few toys that have yet to reach retail, including two Crash Combiners. Whether any or all of these remaining products ever see distribution in the US is a big question mark right now. Keep reading to see a photo of Galvatronus on shelf!
Some representatives from the next wave of RID Combiner Force have made a first appearance in the UK. Legion Class Cyclonus and Heatseeker turned up, making possibly a first-anywhere appearance, but definitely first outside of the usual parts of Asia that see things hit shops pretty early. There was no indication of any other new figures with this pair, which were reported found at a Morrison's in Warrington by jon trooper
. There's a photo showing the toys in shelf, which you can find below!
It looks like another round of Robots in Disguise product is filtering out to the usual suspects of discount retail in the US. Tonight I personally spotted the Power Surge electronic figures for Sideswipe and Bumblebee at a Ross store, priced at $12.99 each. This seems to be the first sign of 2016 RID product getting cleared out, and more may be on the way behind it. Meanwhile, if you've been looking for a deal to add these figures - or just their Mini-Cons - to your collection, it might be time to start hitting your local closeout stores. Photo proof of the sighting can be found below!
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.
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.
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!
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!
Just up on Hasbro Toy Shop are handful of new Transformers figures for order. While we have been seeing these figures show up in Canada, the Robots in Disguise Thunderhoof, Blizzard Drift, & Quillfire toys have not yet appeared in USA stores. They are now available for order directly from the Hasbro while supplies last. Even better, the Combiner Wars short-packed Legends Class Wreck Gar is also available from Hasbro Toy Shop. Be sure to use the Promo Code: APRILSHIP for free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Read on for details, images and links.
Entertainment Earth has posted a new listing for the Transformers Robots in Disguise Battle Packs Wave 3 set with a look at the figures and official description and details on the case mix. The third wave includes Micron Battle Strongarm with Sawtooth, and the Sideswipe with Windstrike figure sets that are due to arrive in April 2016 for a listed price of $33.99, prices may vary. Follow on for the image and more details.
TFW2005 member BattleUpSaber has reported finding the RID Platinum set in Singapore! Planned to be an Entertainment Earth exclusive in the US, the set is 129.90 in Singapore which works out to about $94.50 in US dollars. Hopefully that's not an accurate price, but it's in the Platinum ballpark. Keep reading to see the photo!
Toy retailer The Entertainer have posted a pre-order listing for the Transformers Robots In Disguise Mini-Con Deployers Action Figure - Overload? We're not sure where this is going, but its sure to raise some questions about what or who is in store for the coming Transformers Robots In Disguise cartoon. IF and only IF, this happens to a real listing, the products number suggests it may be. And or, this is for an in-show character. Only time will tell, so take it as rumor for now. Stay tuned for more details as they surface.
The Robots In Disguise promotion has begun, and you can now get yourself a mini-RID figure next time you're at McDonald's! The official Happy Meal website has demonstration videos for all eight toys: Bumblebee, Grimlock, Sideswipe, Optimus Prime, Fixit, Fracture, Underbite, and Clampdown. The action features are varied, with some figures even sporting light-up LED parts. Keep reading for a link to the site!
2005 Forums member Sioce has found RID2015 Warrior class Optimus Prime at retail! The second wave of figures includes Prime and Drift, with the latter not yet spotted. But if you're near a Target in Temecula, CA, you may want to stop in and have a look for yourself. Keep reading for the photo and for a link to the original post!
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Toy R Us are slashing prices for the holidays and here is your chance to pick up the Transformers Robots in Disguise One-Step Warriors figures for just $9.99 USD. These showed up some time ago on Amazon priced at $16.99 each. Grab up on Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe and Underbite at a nice discount and FREE shipping when you spend $49+. Get them now while they last at toysrus.com
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