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When Will Revenge of the Fallen Toys Actually Come Out? Nobody Seems To Know
bwbm - Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Despite the numerous embargo-breaking that's been going on in Targets and Wal-Mart stores nationwide, it seems as if we are all having some issues trying to find out when these Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen figures will be officially released. We have heard from multiple sources some conflicting dates, both mainly circulating around May 30th and May 31st.

Regardless of when the toys are coming out, BotCon 2009 attendees will be able to purchase these figures starting on Thursday night of the convention, May 28, 2009.

The press release from Hasbro, Inc. announces that the figures will be available to the fans two days ahead of the official release date. We're not sure if the press release counts Thursday as one day, or if the two days are Friday and Saturday.

I'm raising this because we received an email today from a TFormers.com visitor, which claims that an email he received from Hasbro states that the Revenge line will hit stores on Sunday, May 31, 2009, and expressed frustration.

This date has been consistent with what Wal-Mart has been telling us officially. However, an internal Wal-Mart memo lists that the spring modular update for Revenge of the Fallen will occur on May 29th, a full two days before their release date. That seems a little odd to leave the product out on the shelves for two days.

We'll totally ignore the fact that some stores have already done that update.

A recent Toyfare article spotlighting the toys reports that the toyline will hit the stores on May 30th.

Also, Ender reports that Toys R Us will release the line on May 30th.

When will it actually come out? Well, if you're a hardcore enough fan that cannot wait for this line, I suppose it's not that big of a deal to check twice. Then again, you could always just wait for the 31st and then go to your local store and knock little children out of the way for your fix.

If you do decide to go on the 30th, though, please let us know (and take your camera or something) if you find anything and can actually buy it.


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omnicron primus
2009-05-18
2:35 pm

any1 actually gota list of toy release dates across the world? would like to know when they're released in holland. 
skullfire
2009-05-16
5:48 am

Thats the most fraked up thing is the deal with the preview toys...I mean a solid official release 2 weeks before everything else would have been nice you know? Last year we had a month before the other toys were in wide release. Total bummer. 
Hip-Hoptimus Rime
2009-05-16
4:25 am

Went looking for Preview Soundwave today, all pumped up to find him, and nothing! I did find the ROTF Robot Heroes, tho, all of them except the Bumblebee/Long Haul set. I bought the Prime/Blackout and Megatron/Skids sets. I'm still torn about what to get first. I really can't spend... read more 
Ardenrobo
2009-05-16
4:11 am

Looked ALL damn day and nothing. I did get Mighty Muggs Grimlock for $8 (everythings on sale at Target) and Seth MacFarlanes Cavalcade of Comedy DVD (with "Sex With Optimus Prime" short) but no ROTF anywhere  
BlackoutX
2009-05-16
12:07 am

Lets see Walmart-nothing Walmart-nada TRU-ROTF activitiy books Walmart-FAB Megatron, BB, and Jolt, hidden behind the Terminator stuff (real smart guys  
Ardenrobo
2009-05-15
8:22 pm

Searching for figs when you know they are out doesn't feel like a waste of time & gas. THIS crap feels like it alright  
formerly nortagem
2009-05-15
8:10 pm

Well, virtually nothing here...I did see Legends figures at one store, but otherwise...tons of re-stocked Animated! Boy, Hasbro's communication with all their retailers stinks...  
Blitz-Wing
2009-05-15
7:23 pm

Went to Wally and Target in Tracy today... nothing... zip... zero. Methinks the retailers got mafia'd into holding back the previews too  
Jschuby153
2009-05-15
5:58 pm

the funny thing is, I'm more upset about scouts costing $9.88. 3 months ago, we could get deluxes for that price! Guess we're forced to go onto ebay and purchase those stolen chinese toys for about $6 a pop, after those crazy international shipping costs  
BlackoutX
2009-05-15
5:39 pm

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