Approximate release date for Animated Swoop?

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  1. dilectus

    dilectus Well-Known Member

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    Could someone tell me when Animated Swoop is supposed to be released? Stores in my area haven't received him, and I thought he should have been out by now. I have seen plenty of Snarls, but no Swoop. I know my local Target hasn't received it, because I look at cases of Transformers as they come off the truck. I check other stores regularly, so unless they are always snatched up before I got there, those stores haven't got him either. What wave is he in, and when is he expected to come out?
     
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  3. dilectus

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    Hmm... that must have been before I took a greater interest in the Animated line. Guess I'll have to buy one online.
     
  4. Ravenxl7

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    Stores around me haven't received him yet, nor any of the other wave four Animated toys. Though this doesn't really surprise me at all. The are usually a good wave or two behind. I won't be surprised if they get them in the next couple of weeks, as they recently just got Wave 3 of Universe in, and the Animated stuff was on sale.

    The one thing I find odd, is that we never have gotten any new stock photos of him. We have the two overly photoshoped one's, but haven't gotten the newer one's that all the other figures have had, that always contain a bot-mode shot, an alt-mode shot, and an in-package shot or two.
     
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    Transformers don't normally have specific release dates. Just general areas of time when they're expected to start showing up.

    The main exception to this was the movie line.



    This also only mainly applies to retail stores. Online stores normally set a date.
     
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    My Walmart has Swoops shelfwarming worse than Oil Slicks.
     
  7. dilectus

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    Who else is in his wave? That will help me to determine if I've missed him or if he simply hasn't come out yet.
     
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    Sentinel Prime, Swoop (obviously), and Elite Guard Bumblebee.
     
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    So far I've only seen him in Kohl's and Kmart.
     
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    Okay. Seems I haven't missed him, since I've yet to see Elite Guard Bumblebee anywhere either. Hopefully my store will get him soon.
     
  11. Ravenxl7

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    From what I can remember, Sentinel Prime and Elite Guard Bumblebee are int he same wave, along with Blitzwing as the new Voyager in the wave. Can't remember if there were any other Deluxe's in the wave or not.
     
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    I think Jazz is in there for filler. At least in the first version of the wave.
     
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    wave 3 is starting to show up everywhere here and wave 4 though it has hit is about the place too just not as heavy. took me just over a month to manage to get swoop and sentinel prime. but then again this is in australia.
     
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    swoop's wave hit stores weeks ago, i thought..i've seen plenty of swoop figures in stores here
     
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    I picked him up a few weeks ago after finally seeing him in stores. Since then I have seen him in stock periodically at various locations. Mostly Target and Walmart. Just keep looking, you are bound to run across one eventually. He isn't quite at the point of being sold through, that's for sure.
     
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    I have only ever seen Swoop twice, and both times there was only one in. Once at a Target about a week ago, and then again at a Walmart over this last weekend.
     
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    I picked mine up 2-3 months back. The local W*M has re-stocked about four cases with him in them recently.
     
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    I see him every now and then- less frequently than the others in his wave.
     
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    Swoops are flooding the pegs at my local TRU and Walmart.
     
  20. General Magnus

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    No shit. In Portugal too. It´s a damm plague.
     

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