UK - New Argos catalogue

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  1. Omnius

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    Hi folks,

    Well, the new Argos catalogue has landed on my lap a day early... and I can report that the spring/summer 08 TF selection is.... a major disappointment.

    Deluxes, Voyagers, Leaders, Legends 4 pack as before. No changes in prices or stock numbers, but the Deluxe is depicted with Movie Cliffjumper so we might get something new eventually.

    Alt Wheeljack - 369/2006 - £14.99, permanent reduction

    FAB selection - 387/4350 - £9.99

    Movie Screen Battles :D  - 387/4381 - £19.99. Ouch.

    T.E.C.H. gear if anyone cares - 387/3423 - £14.99

    On the whole, a bit of a let-down really. No Alt Mirage. :( 

    (woot, frontpage #6 or #7 now)

    Edit: Here's the full info!

    New Argos catalogue:

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    The info, including item numbers, is printed at the inner edges of each page and won't come out on the scanner, so I'll reproduce them here for everyone's benefit:

    1. Fast action battlers - 387/4350 - £9.99
    2. Movie deluxe figures - 370/5199 - £9.99
    3. Ultimate Bumblebee - 081/7303 - £79.97 (2p off!) - Argos Extra stores only
    4. Movie screen battles - 387/4381 - £19.99
    5. Movie Voyager figures - 387/1322 - £19.99
    6. Movie Leader Optimus Prime - 387/2929 - £39.97
    7. Movie Leader Megatron - 081/6823 - £39.97 - Argos Extra stores only
    8. Movie Allspark Blasters - 387/4398 - £19.99
    9. Movie Tech Role Play - 387/4323 - £14.99
    10. Transformers dress up (ages 5 to 7) - 081/5587 - £14.99 - Argos Extra stores only
    11. Bumblebee dress up (ages 5 to 6) - 081/6926 - £14.99 - Argos Extra stores only
    12. Movie Legends 4 Pack - 370/5034 - £9.99
    13. Handheld game - 372/5382 - £14.99
    14. Alternator Mustang (Wheeljack) - 369/2006 - £14.79
    15. Optimus Voyager plus Bumblebee deluxe twin pack - 370/6002 - £24.99
    16. Optimus Cyberstomp with 2 bonus Robot Heroes - 370/5261 - £24.99
    17. Movie Leader Nightwatch Optimus Prime - 387/2651 - £39.99
     
  2. godsenddeath

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    D'oh. My condolences to those who were hoping for it.
     
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    So in other words... nothing interesting. Good job, Argos.
     
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    Indeed, I'll be saving money until Animated and Classicsverse land.
     
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    Hey, looks like I will be able to obtain a MISB Alt Wheeljack without paying an arm and a leg!
     
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    sucks¬!¬!
     
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  8. Omnius

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    Yup, he's still in the catalogue (387/2651). All Leaders are as before, no Brawl though.
     
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    After the success of the movie, it may be harder for Argos to secure new products... which would be a pity since they've given TFs more support than some retailers over the last few years.


    Does this leave the Mirage thing unexplained? Were they planned for a U.K. release, but dumped in Asia instead?
     
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    Allspark nighty or UK release?
     
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    I would've thought UK... product view FTW.
     
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    maybe we'll get the allspark wave in britian!

    does anyone know when the movie allspark figs are out in toys r us (landmine, stockade, incinerator)?
     
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    There's a pic of Cliffjumper in the Argos catalogue, so soon-sh i'd assume
     
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    man i was hoping for one good new thing in there...bugger....any thing else in there thats worthy of noting
     
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    Heh, don't count on it.

    Remember Armada?
    Deluxe Wheeljack, he never showed up
    Titanium WW Prime, never showed up.

    Two recent examples, but I'm sure other posters will be able to give you a huge list.
     
  16. Omnius

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    The NW OP pic is the same as the one used in the last catalogue, so I will assume it's the existing UK release. That said, you can't always go on the pics as the Voyager OP/'08 BB pic still shows the '74 'Bee.
     
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    I got my Alt. Mirage online for about £25 total ages ago. Why should I miss out on Alternators just because I live in the U.K.?
     
  18. SonRay

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    Typical, boring, never gets anything cool england.

    Still alt WJ for that price is a bargain. Might pick one or two up and keep them MISB for the future...or a kitbash.
     
  19. Omnius

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    I don't know about that, we got Nightwatch OP first, and Alt Ravage before the US (and in greater numbers), and Legends Starscream and Blackout were a lot easier to find over here. I used to think we had it rough but I'm not so sure now.
     
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    Peh! Really? In my eyes we get jack thats good over here. Nightwatch OP i dont see the point of, just a repaint of ldr prime...ooooooh sooo amazing! -_-

    Alt Ravage i don't like very much as im not into animal-formers so again not interesting and all of the movie figs were/are hard to find anywhere i go.

    Yeah we have it pretty rough, what with never having any big cons like botcon or getting the chance at the exclusives that comes with them, or MP Starscream (i already have one but still) and metallic movie repaints etc etc etc.

    Face it us brits get shafted by Hasblo.
     

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