United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by payres, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    Could be worse: yesterday one of my friends elsewhere walked into a store to see the two sets the store had walking out the door with someone!
     
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    But that Optimus is GORGEOUS.....I miss mine.
     
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    These were the only two transforming items at my local HB :(  bah!
     

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  4. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    No Chaos in Swindon this am, 2 x Twinferno, 1 x Quake
     
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    Smiths Newtownabbey has the PotP Optimus Prime, Inferno, Sinnertwin, Blot and Rippersnapper in stock and on the shelves. Their website still says none of them are in stock anywhere yet.
     
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    I recall this problem before when North of England Home bargains stores had a unique later wave of Iron Man 2 figures (the good ones not the rubbish Iron Man 3 figures) that was a wave that pretty much you could only get on the US Hasbro toyshop (with stuff like the Hulk Buster in) and they never shipped them outside the North of England Distribution, some Matalan were supposed to have them too (back when Matalan didn't sell cheap unbranded crap toys alone) so I have this feeling that The South is going to get screwed over on these and they are all going to the North of England stores - due to that being where TJ Hughes is located and so Home Bargain grew out from there.

    It's the same problem with B&M - being out on a limb distribution wise means we missed out all those cheap Movie toys & £5.00 Titans Returns toys too.

    I think they had the £5.00 The Last Knight Deluxes but it looks like the local collectable / 2nd hand toys store went in and snagged them all and put them on the shelf for £20.00. Didn't get much in the way of 3.75" Marvel Legends either.

    I think some of that is timing and some of that is that they never had it in the 1st place. I'm going to have a look in a little while - I don't expect to find anything though as without an indication that Thurrock or Southend or similar got them - they are not going to make it further this way in the south east either.

    Why could they keep some back and put them on the website - even if they'd charged £50 for them to pay for the free shipping they'd have been gone real quick anyway. At least then everyone who wants one would have had the chance to get them.

    That they are in European packaging is the most curious part though.
     
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    I can sadly agree with this after talking to the manager of the Southend HB last night (which others had done because he knew about it)

    But HB have a main warehouse in the North and one in the South, and often stock goes into just the North one as it is nearer the main ports HB use. If they can only get limited stock of something then it usually is intended for just the stores supplied by the Northern warehouse.

    He said it wasn't impossible that they would get some, but as all the sightings are more up North he reckons they are very unlikely to have any supplied to them from the South warehouse. So not much luck for us in Essex or down this end of the country, it seems. Happy to be proven wrong, of course! Hoping I will be!
     
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    It's rough down south. Look at me me weee caos on velocitron. Lol

    I had a quick look in a hb, don't know what for. There was someone else pacing around the shop scanning the place i could just tell a tf collector(maybe imagined but i doubt it). I just thought f this i am not looking for them.

    I am looking for primemasters in coops, that is a bust... :( 
     
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    Same situation in Harlow home bargains, which to be fair is quite possibly the biggest store I've ever seen....not a single one of these sets and staff know nothing about it. We haven't even had the TR deluxe wave yet either.
     
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    Think of it as compensation for us living in the armpit of the UK.

    Got a Velocitron set from the large Home Baragains in Stockton-on-Tees on Tuesday, they had two. I took one, apprently more have been spotted since then.
     
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    Well I did some asking around and they are on order in southern stores - even said they ordered 2 cases (6 toys) and they expected them on Friday "Maybe". But that depends on if they want to push them that far I guess.

    Now if only some stores would find a source some other interesting morsals like early POTP releases or later Titans Returns.
    It is such a pain in the tail pipe to see "Battlemasters" tailored for the Titans Returns toys I could never find like Sluslinger.
     
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    Well, I'm late to the party on this one.... You know when something important has dropped when you come to the Sightings thread after a few days and there's six pages of info to catch up on!

    So, any one living predominantly in Manchester CC/Salford (Me!) who want's a Chaos on Velocitron set (Me again!) is going to be F'ed off. So without further ado, here's my HB sightings nearby as of today Thursday 8th Nov... (Maybe I'm just too early to the party here and they've not got the sock out yet...):

    Thanks to Lockdown91, as you can see from the attached image, I decided to pop onto the M62 and go to warrington and got the last one! If there were two yesterday then the other one was bought so non at Jt9 retail BUT if you are Warrington/Widnes was then hop onto the M62 again an aim for Birchwood. Seeing as I’d already done 6 store in one morning wtf does a seventh make! As of 2pm today there were THREE untouched CoV sets sat on the top shelf (oh, suit you sir!) I say three as that’s all I could feel as even I don’t have that long an arms..

    If I never see a HB store again it'll be too soon
     

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    I looked in the chorlton branch yesterday, nothing. I don't need the set but the deal is a good one so just thought id take a look.

    Any Primemaster co op sightings manchester area would be useful... Nothing whalley range chorlton areax3 this last week. I keep checking back in the chance they havent put them out yet but it is a depressing task visiting co ops lol.
     
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    ind me what’s shown up at Co-op? Are we talking waves not seen at Asda etc? The normal food stores like the one by Victoria Station?
     
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    Wave 2, Submarauder & Landmine plus w1 carryovers - Metalhawk, Skullgrin and maybe Cloudburst. See Asda and Toymasters earlier this year.
     
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    No chaos in Clacton, but they did have fat power rangers.
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    Fat. Power rangers.
     
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    Im the guy that asked him yesterday lol
     
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    OK how many of us in here are also in the tfuk thread on fb about the velocitron sets as i reckon its a fair few the comments are matching up lol.

    I'm Stuart and yeah my fb pic is scooter
     
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    How did you get that stock check thing to work? Woulda saved me a lot of legwork today.
     
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    Yayyy glad I helped somebody out in getting one of these instead of a scalper! There is also a home bargains in the town centre on the Riverside Retail park, fairly big store so mayhaps they might have them also if both the other stores in Warrington have had them in?
     
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