Prime Ultimate Opponents Two Pack and Bot Shots Launchers Released in Canada

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    would we get these in the USA??????
     
  3. Yaujta

    Yaujta Broken. TFW2005 Supporter

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    No. Canada and Asia exclusive.
     
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    I'll make a post or something if I see em priced differently (although by that time they'll probably be old news because both Wal-Marts within like an hours drive are rather inconsistent compare to the TRU I go to), but it's definitely better than the 45 before taxes that the 1st Ent pack was in the store. At that price, I felt dirty even selling the ones I snatched at cost.

    Granted, the 1st one was also at TRU (which in Canada tends to have higher pricing on sets when compared to more competitive pricing on singles which I guess is a fair trade off when you consider how much better their distribution usually is for customers), but yeah. Good news was good. :) 
     
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    I've been waiting for sightings of Bot Shots in a Canadian Walmart. Good news.
     
  6. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    The choice of toys in the set seemed kinda arbitrary to me - until "Operation: Bumblebee".

    (now if one or both toys were modified to be unable to transform... :)  )
     
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    Seconded. WTF, Hasbro?
     
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    ... action masters? ahahah
     
  9. tfprime32

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    serrious hasbro WTF!!!

    and also can i buy it online?
     
  10. ersico

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    are they mass released molds of bee or first editions repainted?
     
  11. TrueNomadSkies

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    These are the FE molds & it comes with a DVD + Silas/Mech grunt. I'll link you to the TFW resource stuff in a second, but Starscream's got a different colour scheme that's grey with some purple, and Bumblebee's colour looks to be closer to the NYCC orange, or maybe somewhere in between that & the regular one.

    - http://www.tfw2005.com/resources/browsecategory.php?do=searchresults&searchid=462088
    - http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers...m-ultimate-opponents-two-pack-gallery-174595/


    Also about buying it online, Robotkingdom might still have stock, but if there's more than a few Wal-Marts getting it (aka, if those outside of one lucky city can get at it), then I'm sure people will be selling them over the boards (some of which even parting stuff out).
     
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    I'm sick of Hasbro and their Asia exclusives. First the Movie Trilogy line, and now this crap.
     
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    I came in this thread to say the same thing.

    Still not a real loss for the US market, anyway.
     
  14. Noideaforaname

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    Funny how this was spotted right after "Operation Bumblebee" aired and made it a logical set.

    EDIT: Quick, somebody mass-produce a T-Cog to go with this!
     
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    35 seems like a reasonable price. Will grab it ASAP at that.
     
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    Blech. I don't want a Bumblebee redeco, a weird Starscream, and a derpy MECH dude. The only part of that entire set I like is the surgeon guy.

    I didn't know Bot Shot launchers existed. That's really clever how they made Optimus Prime's launcher his trailer. This line is getting more and more tempting to collect.
     
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    Out of curiosity, how much are the Bot Shot Launchers in Canada?

    I really like my Prime launcher. Megs... is too much like Cyberverse Shockwave's set in that the tank becomes the front of the tank... plus, Prime's works with Nemesis Prime, whereas Megatron's only redeco is... slightly different Megatron. Just less exciting, you know?
     
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    And so two First Edition figures are repacked, repainted, and restocked and not sold in the US again.
    Makes sense...
     
  19. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Funny enough this gets released imidiatley after the Operation Bumblebee saga finishes airing.

    I'l tell my friend about this. He's interested in the Starscream mold.
     
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    No the First Edition Deluxes were released in NA - but only briefly and only in selected TRU store. Canada got the Voyager and the Entertainment pack as well as the Deluxes.

    Europe however has had none of them and has not shown any sign of getting this pack either.

    Which I would say gives a European fan even more to complain about. As some is better than none. and it's not like someone in America has to pay anywhere near as much as someone in the UK would have to to get the same toy - unless they decide to import it from China too.
     

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