DOTM Jetwing Optimus Prime released in Australia

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  1. Fit For natalie

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    The TakaraTomy exclusive retool of Leader class Optimus Prime has been released in Australia. No pics, but it was reported by a respected member of the board who is also a moderator.

    JP Jetwing Optimus toy now out in AUS - Ozformers Transformers Collectors Australia

    As Griffin says there, the toy is a general release known to have been picked up by three retailers (thus far). What is unusual is this release precedes the actual Japanese release by weeks, as the official Japanese release date is sometime in July, with the official preview of the toy commencing this weekend (June 18-19), I believe.
     
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    Awesome news! If I get a chance I'll check a Myer this weekend - seeing how he costs $20 more I'll wait for a cheaper retail at Big W or TRU though.

    Thanks FFN and Griffin for sharing :) 
     
  3. Shin Densetsu

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    Let me know how it turns out once you get it and if it has any blades/swords
     
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    Nice one! Looking forward to seeing some in hand pics real soon.
     
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    I might get this but I would need to see the Leader figure first.
     
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    Woo-yeah. :D  Australia rocks.
     
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    What the frick hasbro?!?!?!?!?!?!
     
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    Wow, pretty cool. Our Aussie friends have been feelin the love recently! Good for them!
     
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    Wow, the toy gods have smiled upon Australia! I wonder how much it would cost to get one of these sent to me in States? Which would be cheaper, Japan or Australia?

    Dammit, why don't we ever get the good stuff??!!
     
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    I wish HasbroUS would make the same deal as HasbroAUS do we could get this figures
     
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    Is this the DOTM leader Optimus we were talking about yesterday???
     
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    please a lot pics please :D 
     
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    Hasbro AU upon occasion imports TakaraTomy products as retailer exclusives. Eg, Target received MP-2 Ultra Magnus and MP-4 Convoy, Toys R Us are currently selling Ghost Starscream (a bit unclear if this is Hasbro or just TRU themselves), and Kmart this time last year had the Buster Optimus Prime & Jetfire 2 pack.

    I don't know why they do it, but it is appreciated.

    You are probably better off trying to source it from Hong Kong or Japan, given the lower value of the US dollar lately, and somewhat reasonable postage cost from HK and Japanese online retailers... at least compared to Australia. Of course, compare the total cost with sourcing it from a local importer - a couple of bucks more might be worth it for easy exchange purposes if there's QC issues.

    This figure is a retool of ROTF Leader class Buster Optimus Prime with a new torso and a large jetpack.

    The one we were talking about yesterday seems to be the same toy without the jetpack, but possibly having a more lavish paint scheme.
     
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    Review it. Now.
     
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    Please. I'll say please review it now ;) 
     
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    I really wish we could get a jet-pack like this for HFTD Battle-Blades Optimus.
     
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    Why I cannot has? I want this to display in alt mode!

    Oh and Snake_Eyes1975, your signature pretty much sums it up! LOL
     
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    so every country but the US is gonna get the takara version it seems.

    Hmmm Hasbro is kinda screwing us over seeming as how you know they are gonna not include the guns or jetpack in our version. :( 
     

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