The good folks at transformersnewzealand.com
have let us know that Power of the Primes
Deluxe Wave 3, featuring Terrorcons Blot, Cutthroat,
have been sighted in New Zealand stores! This is well ahead of the anticipated Summer release, so hopefully it'll spread across the globe soon enough. Keep reading for in-package photos!
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.
Thanks to SurgeOpressor
we have a sighting report of the new assortment of Cyber Battalion figures featuring Shockwave and Sideswipe, plus some new photos of Shockwave. The figures were purchased at a Walgreens in San Francisco (of which we assume there must be a staggering number all told) with at least one other sighting in the same area indicating the beginnings of distribution for the new wave. They're priced the same as their predecessors at Walgreens, around $18, though it seems to vary by location. Click through to check out the new photos.
Tonight, just hours before Toy Fair 2018 kicks off with Hasbro's fan media presentation, we finally have confirmation of Power of The Primes Deluxe Wave 2 at retail in the US. signals3
picked up a Moonracer at a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri, albeit by taking it from an unopened shipping case. While we don't endorse that behavior, it does tell us that the Deluxes are in to the distribution system and should start properly hitting shelves soon, filling in the last hole in US availability for wave 2. Click through for the sighting photo.
It's "Find Power of The Primes Wave 2 In Stores" Day in the US, from the look of things. Already today we had our first in store sighting of Prime Masters wave 2 at Meijer locations in Illinois. Stepping that up, we've got confirmed sightings of Legends wave 2 at a Walmart in Ohio, which includes Battleslash, Roadtrap, and Tailgate. But we also have the first sighting for Voyager wave 2, which manages to be our very first real look at Elita-1. Elita and Hun-Gurrr were found at a California Walmart. Click through for photo proof and more specific location info!
TFW2005 users Wolfman
have sighted the second wave of Power of the Primes
Prime Masters in a Illinois Meijer store! This wave consists of two repeats from the first wave, Skullgrin and Metalhawk, alongside two new figures, Submarauder and Landmine. Keep reading!
Regular news-breakers, Singapore fan group Planet Iacon
has let the world know that Power of the Primes
wave 2 Deluxes - Snarl, Sludge, Moonracer, Blackwing,
and Terrorcon Rippersnapper
- are now available in their country! There's a solid in-hand gallery available at the group for all but Blackwing, and we've mirrored the photos here. Keep reading to see!
> The Autobots and Decepticons use Prime Masters to wield the godlike powers of the most legendary bots in the universe: the Primes. Prime Masters carry the spark of a Prime, allowing them to share a Prime's godlike ability with other bots. Anything is possible and everything is at stake when the Power of the Primes is unleashed! Set of Elita One and Hun-Gurrr priced - Order now at bigbadtoystore.com
Continuing the trend of the second wave of Power of the Primes
Legends hitting Europe before North America, UK retailer Global Comics has announced that the figures are in stock! Battleslash and Roadtrap combine to form G1 Duocon Battletrap, and Tailgate is the second, less IDW-derived modern take on the G1 Windcharger remold. Keep reading for more details!
Takara has released 10 new figures into their Power of The Primes line. This wave features quite a few dinobots and fighter jets including Grimlock, Sludge, Starscream, and Dreadwing. Also included is a prime master of Alchemist Prime.
Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Leader Class figures are 9-inch-scale figures that come with a Matrix accessory and converting Evolution Armor. Use the Evolution Armor to evolve these figures. With the Matrix of Leadership, Orion Pax becomes leader of the Autobots: Optimus Prime. Autobot Hot Rod becomes leader of the Autobots: Rodimus Prime. The set is priced at $99.99 or each single it $54.99.
Finally, the last price point for wave 1 of Power of The Primes has hit retail in the US, marking the completed launch of the newest iteration of Transformers Generations. Rodimus Prime and Optimus Prime, comprising Leader wave 1 have been purchased from a Target in Duarte, California by MoonStreakr
who shared a photo of the toys with the receipt for verification. It looks like these have been pulled from a freshly opened case, and as of the time of this writing, online checks of Target's database are not indicating any stock in the country, so we may have to wait a bit for the system to catch up before it's time to start the hunt again. Click through for the photo!
with a NY Sighting from Twitter user @cogmanhotrod
! Multiple members of the 2005 Forums are reporting that the Power of the Primes
Wave 1 Voyagers are now arriving in Minnesota ToysRUs stores! The Voyagers were generally lagging behind the other assortments in US markets, making this the first chance for fans to assemble 2/3rds of a Volcanicus and of whatever Starscream's combiner name is. Hopefully we'll know soon, but in the meantime, click through for a link to the messages!
2005 Forums member Wing_Saber-X
has reported that a local store in Malaysia has Power of the Primes
Prime Masters, Legends, Deluxes, and Voyagers on sale! This is our first sighting in Asian stores, and our second overall sighting of Voyagers after a sighting in Canada this week. Hopefully they'll move into other markets soon. Keep reading for sighting photos, mirrored here!
Another chance! Via Ben's World of Transformers,
one Bowser A. Flatliner
reports that Titans Return
Deluxe Arcee with Titan Masters Leinad and Ultra Magnus were sighted in a physical ToysRUs store! The going rate for the set was $26.99 - and they're being displayed in their featureless boxes, which we're still 100% certain were designed as mailers for an aborted Transformers Fan Club. Happy Hunting!
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