TF Attacktix Series 2 Starter Set (incl. G1 Optimus & Megatron) released

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  1. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    This HAS been posted on TFW, but only in TFGD and Sightings, as far as I can tell. I can't find a past N&R thread or FP announcement. I know a few people are still interested in Attacktix, so I thought a thread here was warranted.

    The Series 2 Transformers Attacktix Starter set (containing G1 Optimus, G1 Megatron, Cybertron Skywarp (Starscream redeco), and Energon Landquake (Landmine redeco)) has been released, and found in the US and UK at least as early as December. The release seems to be limited and prices have been clearance level -- Dollar General ($5) and TJ Maxx (~$6) in the US, and at an unnamed store (£2.99) in the UK. This is likely all we'll see of the G1 Attacktix figures, as the line seems to be canceled.

    Credit should go to Bass X0 and Repainted, who both posted on 12/13/07. Repainted's post also includes a link to a picture of the set. Also, this post by Dave van Domelen on alt.toys.transformers was the source of the TJ Maxx mention.
     

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  2. Hiro Prime

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    That's too bad as I rather liked the figures. At least we're getting the starter.
     
  3. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    Ditto. No more Attacktix= Me Sad.
     
  4. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hope to find the G1 Attacktix. Sad this will be the last of them.
     
  5. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Huh. Totally forgot these things existed.
     
  6. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Unnamed UK store, can we get any more specific info?
    I'd love to find these guys.
    My guess is Home Bargains, they had the tf and Marvel starters, as well as the Starwars, Ghost rider and TF battle masters.
     
  7. Runamuck

    Runamuck Swindle Knows Best

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    Same here. All they did was clog shelves and pegs here. We still have them sitting on the shelves at my store, in fact.
     
  8. Omnius

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    I saw the last ones at Boyes, so they're another possibility.
     
  9. bugmenot

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    Damn this series isn't dead yet?
     
  10. timshinn73

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    Never bought anything from this line. Never will.
     
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    I thought I remembered seeing a grimlock attacktix proto. Was he supposed to be a booster?

    I collect Grimlocks so that's the one I wanted. I assume he won't be released now?
     
  12. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    They're like spring loaded PVCs, I love them. No more releases = me also sad.
     
  13. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    What the heck is Boyes? I've never seen one of those, they a chain?
     
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    I never thought I would pick up this line but I couldn't resist when TRU had a clearance on the booster packs for $1.98 last year. I just picked up the series 2 starter set on ebay for $7.50. I couldn't find the starter set 2 during X-mas at TJ- Maxx and Marshalls. Its a shame, I was looking to collect this next series with G1 Soundwave, Bumblebee, and Grimlock. The series 2 start guide shows all 18 of the booster pack figures including Arcee and Cybertron Galvatron.:mad 
     
  15. Silverwynde

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    Better not be dead.....I want a retail Bumblebee to go with my prototype......and I want the movie version, too!!
     
  16. webhead817

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    Given that I'm entirely biased towards this product...however, the art for Prime and Megatron in this set is incredible imho. Since they have such large weapons anyway, they don't suffer much from the "super deformed look" that some like and others lament about this line.

    As a trivia note, Landquake's special power is unique currently, he is the only figure released that has it.
     

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