UK Argos Spring - Summer 2006 Cat Preview

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  1. TF@TM

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    Thanks to two Loosecannon and madadsupreme for posting some news on our message
    board last night regarding what the contents will be for the new Argos Catalogue
    here in the UK.

    Here's the latest
     
  2. Big Bot

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    The Micromasters will be the Railbots for wave 1, confirmed by TFauctions on our boards.

    Also Decepticharge may not be in the Argos Catalogue, but I've found it listed on Hasbro's site and with all of wave 1 of Cybertron.
     
  3. centurian

    centurian Recovering Energon Abuser

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    Well it's a start.... I personally would have liked to have seen some of the basics and the legends of cybertron minis - mainly because they're the only ones left that I haven't already imported.

    Here's hoping that kids in general like these - because I've got a feeling a lot of fans are going to have all the wave 1 and 2 stuff already.
     
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    Oh you have got to be kidding me... Silvestreak is out still ? What the hell is up with Hasbro UK and the Subaru molds ? They didn't manage to kill the line by shipping only Smokescreen for the first 6 months so they keep trying with Silverstreak... Meh, Alternators were the only Transformers I'd buy from Argos, the fact that it doesn't seem like there are going to be any new ones is a bit of a letdown.
     
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    Looks like Scorponok is coming then. Hopefully they won't ship too many, but it's good that it's there to pick up.

    If there are some of the other micromaster sets in a big pack that'd be cool.

    Phazer
     
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    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Yes! Any date for the New catalogue being released?
    It's a shame they wont be picking up the scouts for retail, but they didnt do that with Energon I believe.
    Also, it sucks that there is no listing of Megs or Supreme-Scream.
     
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    The new catalogue is next Saturday (21st Jan). The whole of wave 1 will be launching in early February.
     
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    what you mean at other retailer's, E.g: Toys R us, Toymaster, Woolworths etc?
     
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    I'd personally take that whole page with a pinch of salt. It lists E.Jetfire and E.Mirage
    who at *best* had very very poor distrubution from Hasbro UK.



    Launching early Feb in Argos too?? I have this vision ofa lot of people getting ' sorry not in stock' next sat....


    That said it's the best (see: least worst) selection of Tfs in an Argos catalouge for years. Maybe just maybe Hasbro UK are going to make an effort this time......
     
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    Its now been confirmed that the Micromasters are 4 per pack, 12 to collect.

    Swindle and Shockblast are the other two Alternators.

    Cybertron will not be officially released in the UK until Feb, but as Argos released their catelogues earlier, they will start stocking the toys in Jan. You should be able to buy them from some stores from as early as Wednesday, if you have the product codes. Some stores will refuse to sell them thought, until Sat.
     
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    That's what I meant by early Feb.
     
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    True enough. Mirage never shipped at all, did he?

    Nghh. I'm worried that by touching the catalogue I might catch idiocy now.

    Phazer
     
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    so if there is 12 to collect, might that mean it is the trainbots and arielbots as well?
     
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    If history repeats itself, not all branches of Argos are going to have all these items on the day the catalogue comes out....

    I hope some sort of logic is applied to the Micromasters.. may as well try to buy something locally for a change.




    I didn't think so, but there was an unsubstantiated sighting reported once..... which is why i didn't want to say it was 'never' released in the UK.







    Well if it's three different packs, logic would suggest two different teams...

    but since all we've heard is Railbots. I'm not so sure.
     
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    may pick up the micros, you can always ask the shop guys to bring you out some stock to look at and then you can pick the ones you need, used to do that with 'deluxe assortment' stuff.
     
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    Too bad it ain't the planes that the UK is getting first since are far more playable to the average child than the trains although its a high chance tru uk may get the planes aswell as the trains like they did with MM Defensor and devastator .
    With any luck the UK international toyfair just around the corner will be able to full establish whats happening with tf distribution in the british isle
     
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    I thought it would be best to keep this in this thread:

    More Alternators are on their way to the UK:

    Dodge Ram : July 2006

    Dodge Viper : March 2006

    Civic ( may change ) : March 2006 or Earlier

    www.thetransformers.net
     
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    Thanks everyone for the info.
     
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    Civic?? Should that be the Rsx mold???

    I'm perplexed...
     
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    A Honda civic??

    That would be big news. There's a new model just out:

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