Offical Hasbro press release from UK Toyfair

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  1. RobotoChan

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    Boy, that narrows it down. :sly2: 
     
  3. Dirge121

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    Wait, whats from Animated that would retail at £4.99?
     
  4. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Probably the basics that Kickback has mentioned but no one else knows anything about.

    More interestingly, what is there in Universe that would hit forty quid!

    Universe Leaders?, nah, they wouldn't... surely not?
     
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    Its gonna be a hard year on the wallet over in the UK :( 
     
  6. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    I'm a bit worried about this Autumn/Winter date for Universe. Locustreign's wholesaler information had it down as May. I really hope that's still true.
     
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    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Ultra's getting a price tag raise? Nah.
    Could be some sort of Ultra 2-pack?
     
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    Hmm, maybe but more likely a voyager two pack.
    But we still don;t know if these Universe Voyagers are going to be filler repaints. I can't belive that Hasbro would make soooo many new toys for what's supposedly a supporting line.

    Unless the profits from the movie's real vehcile toys really were absolutely, amazingly good.
     
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    It's interesting that the mention Beast Wars under Universe. I wonder if they're planning to release more BW repaints.
     
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    I would bet it would be modenized BW toys. An updated Rhinox (most needed), Rattrap, Dinobot, and Black Arachnia (doubtful with an animated toy) would be great. There are other BW toys too be redone too where the toy never really lived up to the character.
     
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    Did the UK get the Beast Wars 10th Anniversary line?
     
  12. Salvanis

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    You know, I've been wondering about that ever since I read the Universe page on Hasbro's site; in particular, "Transformers Universe is a new "World of Transformers" segment that celebrates the nearly 25-year heritage of the Brand."

    Makes it sound pretty inclusive. I know I could go for a Classics 2.0-style update of some Beast Wars/Machines figures, or even some G2-esque redecos/updates. Heck, I know it was just five years ago, but if they remade a few Armada figures with modern poseability and design, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one buying them.

    Of course, it'll probably end up how homages have worked for the last decade or so, celebrating the first two years of the brand along with Hot Rod and Ultra Magnus.
     
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    Nope.
    Fingers crossed, but I doubt we'll be that lucky.
    Unless, of course... if they've decided to bring Universe over here so we get the Classics toys, maybe we'll also be getting older Universe figures too...?
     
  14. knook

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    the £40 Classics are the two packs of the old ones, I think the Magnus and Prime 2-pack

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    we did get the BW 10th Anniversary line in the UK, they came out in Home Bargains
     
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    I'll say a premature goodbye to all my money this year...
     
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    i really hope so, the bw reissuesnever officially made it over here, the second wave came out via home bargins that buys all it's stock abroad, i just hope it isn't just the robot heroes.

    shame they released those primal and Megatron molds in cybertron rather than with this. a new rhinox, rattrap and dinobot would be awesome as well as terrorsaur, tarantulas and Waspinator
     
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    Ah, but Home Bargains don't always source their stock from the U.K.
     
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    That's what caught my eye in the article too. I really hope it's May now we've got our hopes up!
     
  19. Dirge121

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    Also, we only heard of 2-3 stores at most getting them.
     
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    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Indeed, same here. I'll contact them tomorrow and check it all out.
     

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