Upcoming toys for the next few months - update early-December

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  1. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Super-important disclaimer:
    Because someone ALWAYS finds a new way of being ignorant... This thread was originally started in April 2006. The responses on the first page are from 2006 and are in response to the earliest version of this list. I have continuously updated the list since then (the latest edit is currently from November 20, 2008). The only important entries are in the FIRST POST. The relevance of responses increases with their date.

    A note on release dates for upcoming toys:
    - Takara dates are genuine street dates, although some stores tend to release toys a few days early.
    - Hasbro dates are usually rough estimates. They can differ between the info cards from toy shows such as BotCon or San Diego Comic-Con, official news at Hasbro's public Transformers website and preorder listings at online retailers such as Big Bad Toy Store or Entertainment Earth. More often than not, Hasbro's toys are available earlier than those release dates (although there are a few cases where toys are available later). "Street dates" for Hasbro toys are an exception, usually limited to store exclusives, and often broken by the stores regardless.

    Note: Toys released in previous months (starting with July 2008) can now be found in this thread.


    Hasbro releases:


    Out at US retail since December 2008:
    - Animated Deluxe Class wave 5 (Blurr, Swindle, Blazing Lockdown)
    - Animated Voyager Class wave 5 (Shockwave/Longarm, Skywarp)
    - Universe Legends Class wave 4 ("Animated" Starscream, "G1" Brawn, "G1" Beachcomber, "G1" Bumblebee)
    - Universe Deluxe Class wave 4 ("Generation 1" Autobot Hound with Ravage, "Generation 1" Cyclonus with Nightstick, "Beast Wars" Cheetor, "Generation 1" Starscream minor redeco)
    - Universe Robot Heroes wave 3 (G1 "Snarl" vs. G1 Sharkticon, BM Cheetor vs. BM Tankor, G1 Perceptor vs. G1 Hardshell)


    Shipped in December 2008:
    - Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive Universe "Special Edition" wave 1 (SE-01 Optimus Prime, SE-02 Megatron, SE-03 Decepticon Drag Strip, SE-04 Overkill)


    In stock at US-based online retailers as of December 2008 (no mass retail sightings yet):
    - Animated Activators wave 5 (Cliffjumper, Dirge)
    - Animated Leader Class wave 3 (Shadow Blade Megatron)
    - Animated Bumper Battlers wave 4 (Lockdown, Soundwave)
    - Animated Power Bots wave 2 (Street Patrol Bumblebee)


    Out in Australia and Singapore as of November 2008 - US release in this packaging uncertain:
    - Target exclusive Universe combiners (Bruticus Maximus, Superion)


    Out in Australia as of December 2008 (no US retail sightings yet):
    - Animated Entertainment Packs wave 2 (Jetstorm and Jetfire)


    Slated for a "December 2008" release (estimated dates):
    - Universe Ultra Class wave 4 (Predacon Bruticus)


    Slated for a "January 2009" release (estimated dates):
    - Universe Legends Class wave 5 ("Generation 1" Autobot Cosmos, "Generation 1" Rodimus, "Generation 1" Autobot Wheelie, "Generation 1" Warpath)
    - Universe Deluxe Class wave 5 ("Generation 1" Smokescreen, "Beast Wars" Dinobot)
    - Universe Voyager Class wave 4 ("Generation 2" Inferno, "Cybertron" Vector Prime)


    Slated for a "February 2009" release (estimated dates):
    - Animated Deluxe Class wave 6 (Waspinator, Samurai Prowl)
    - Animated Voyager Class wave 6 (Wreck-Gar, Atomic Lugnut)
    - Animated Leader Class wave 4 (Roadbuster Ultra Magnus)
    - Universe Voyager Class wave 5 (Overload, Leo Prime)
    - Universe Mighty Muggs wave 1 (Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Soundwave)
    - Marvel Transformers wave 3 (Captain America, black Iron Man, Carnage, Thor)


    Slated for a "March 2009" release (estimated dates):
    - Universe Deluxe Class wave 6 ("Armada" Hot Shot with Jolt, "Generation 1" Autobot Ratchet)
    - Universe Mighty Muggs wave 2 (Grimlock, Starscream)
    - Star Wars Clone Wars Transformers wave 3 (Clone Trooper/AT-TE, Clone Pilot/V-19 Torrent Starfighter, Plo Kloon/Jedi Starfighter, Clone Trooper/V Wing Fighter)


    Some confirmed by the Transformers Collectors' Club for an early 2009 release, rest depicted in Previews magazine (no preorders yet):
    - Universe Robot Heroes wave 4 (G1 Prowl vs. G1 Laserbeak, RID Super Optimus Prime vs. RID Megatron, BW Tigatron vs. BW Inferno, G1 Ricochet vs. G1 Predaking)


    Slated for a "June 2009" release (estimated dates):
    - Universe Mighty Muggs wave 3 (Autobot Jazz, Shockwave)


    Confirmed by the Transformers Collectors' Club (unknown release date, no preorders yet):
    - Animated Deluxe Class wave 7? (Arcee, Electrostatic Soundwave)
    - Animated Voyager Class wave 7? (Hydrodrive Bumblebee, Golfire Grimlock)


    Revealed at Collectors' Club website, expected to ship around June 2009:
    - Collectors' Club 2009 free figure (Heatwave)


    Hasbro stock photos seen (unknown release date, no preorders yet):
    - Target exclusive Animated Voyager Class/Activators bonus packs (Sunstorm with Autobot Ratchet, Shockwave with Bumblebee)
    - Universe Robot Heroes wave 5? (BM Optimus Primal vs. BM Jetstorm, G1 Victory Saber vs. G1 Dessaras)
    - Universe Mini-Con Class single packs (Bodyblock, Boltflash, Brimstone, Makeshift, Suppressor, Blight)
    - Target exclusive Revenge of the Fallen Superion


    Depicted at Wal*Mart's public website (not officially announced yet, no date given, no preorders yet):
    - Animated Bumper Battlers unknown wave (Workzone Bulkhead, Stealth Ninja Jazz)


    Instructions found at Hasbro's public website (not officially announced yet, no date given, no preorders yet):
    - Unknown store exclusive (?) Animated Voyager Class (?)/Bumper Battlers "value" packs (Bulkhead with Autobot Jazz, Optimus Prime with Autobot Ratchet)


    Confirmed by Hasbro Australia:
    - Universe Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive "Special Edition" wave 2 ("Premium" Cliffjumper, red Mirage)


    Found listed at Wal*Mart's public website (not officially announced yet, no date given, no preorders yet):
    - Animated Shift tech unknown wave (Bumblebee Handheld Game)


    Seen in sample packaging (not officially announced yet, no date given, no preorders yet):
    - Toys'R'Us exclusive Universe Ultras (Darkwind, Autobot Countdown)
    - Revenge of the Fallen Legends Class Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jetfire, Autobot Springer


    Test shots seen (not officially announced yet, no date given, no preorders yet):
    - Revenge of the Fallen Scout Class toys (unnamed red car, unnamed truck, unnamed forklift, unnamed motorcycle, unnamed boat)
    - Revenge of the Fallen Deluxe Class toys (Bumblebee, Wreckage, Soundwave)
    - Revenge of the Fallen Voyager Class toys (Skywarp, Ramjet)
    - Revenge of the Fallen Fast Action Battlers (Double Blade Optimus Prime, Cannon Blast Megatron, Pulse Blast Bumblebee, ? Jolt)


    Found listed in Wal*Mart's internal computers (not officially announced yet, no date given, no preorders yet):
    - Marvel Transformers unknown wave (Thing)


    Still unaccounted for (seen in sample packaging in June 2008, confirmed by Hasbro website checklist in September 2008):
    - Target exclusive Movie Scout Class wave 5 (Gunbarrel, Decepticon Reverb, Backtrack)


    Still unaccounted for (Hasbro stock photos seen in February 2008, no further news since then):
    - Animated Role Play wave 2? (Megatron Arm Blaster)


    Still unaccounted for (displayed at BotCon 2007, depicted as cross-sells on Titanium Grimlock and Prowl's packaging):
    - Titanium Series 6" figures (Soundblaster with Ravage, Primal Prime)




    TakaraTomy releases:


    Released in December 2008:
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-12 Cybertron Cheetus
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-13 Hound (with Jaguar)
    - Encore reissue 13 Trailbreaker
    - Encore reissue 14 Hoist


    Shipped in December 2008:
    - LDH Shop exclusive "Exile x Transformers" playing iPod speaker


    Slated for a January 22, 2009 release:
    - Henkei! Henkei! Destrons D-07 Cyclonus


    Slated for a February 26, 2009 release:
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-14 Ratchet
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-15 Cybertron Inferno
    - Alternity A-01 Nissan GT-R/Convoy (Vibrant Red)
    - Alternity A-01 Nissan GT-R/Convoy (Ultimate Metal Silver)
    - Transformers Disney Label Mickey Mouse


    Slated for an unspecified February 2009 release:
    - e-Hobby exclusive Megatron Black Version (reissue)
    - e-Hobby exclusive Sunstorm (reissue)


    Slated for a March 12, 2009 release:
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-16 Dinobot
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-17 Hot Rod
    - Masterpiece MP-8 Grimlock


    Slated for a March 26, 2009 release:
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-18 Minibot Attack Team (Beachcomber, Cliff & Gong)
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-19 Minibot Spy Team (Wheelie, Warpath & Adams)
    - Cassette Daisakusen Vol. 1 (Jaguar, Eject, Condor & Rewind)
    - Alternity A-02 Nissan Fairlady Z/Megatron (silver)
    - Alternity A-02 Nissan Fairlady Z/Megatron (Monterrey Blue)
    - Transformers Disney Label Mickey Mouse (Monochro)


    Slated for an unspecified March 2009 release:
    - Toy Hobby Market exclusive Henkei! Henkei! Dirge
    - Ganbo Store exclusive Henkei! Henkei! Thrust


    Slated for an April 25, 2009 release:
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-20 Alert
    - Henkei! Henkei! Cybertrons C-21 Smokescreen


    Still unaccounted for (test shot surfaced in April 2008, authenticity semi-confirmed by Hasbro):
    - Exclusive ? Henkei! Henkei! Black Convoy
     
  2. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    wait when is Primus coming out?
     
  3. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    My list says June.
     
  4. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Aaah, right, forgot Primus. Fixed. :) 
     
  5. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Titanium wave 1 out in Aus?! I haven't seen any. Not that I intend to get them, but retailers in my area suck :( 
     
  6. pmoverlord-1972

    pmoverlord-1972 the enforcer of all

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    where's kb micromasters aerialbots and when are they comeing to usa
     
  7. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Legends of Cybertron wave 3 have been sighted at retail in Australia.
     
  8. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I'm still waiting on wave 2 here. All I've seen is a coupel of Rattraps in a Waterloo Target.

    Cybertron Voyagers are way behind schedule too, thanks to all those shelf-warming Mudflaps and Evacs.
     
  9. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    The Series 4 Aerialbots have been out in the UK for a few weeks now.
     
  10. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Here:

    And you didn't have to quote my entire post for asking a general question.
     
  11. Steevy Maximus

    Steevy Maximus Movie Megs eats your soul

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    While the "official" release date for Primus is June, most US brick and mortar retailers won't have him until August when they do their fall/pre Christmas reset.
    Metroplex will depend on what kind of stock the stores might have (I know of several Walmarts who have a LOT of Primes and Galvatrons) which means he might not make it until August or later as well.

    And according to EE, the 6" Titanium line isn't due until July (though, most will likely see it later as per most release dates)
     
  12. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I thought Primus was may? And I still have yet to see a soundwave anywhere around me...
     
  13. Nevermore

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    Those dates are tentative. Depending on the store you ask, they might differ by a month or two.

    And regardless of whether your local store has a certain toy in stock yet or not, I'm listing all toys as "out" that have been confirmed spotted at US retail. If I were to keep a list for each individual store, that wouldn't serve anyone.
     
  14. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    no shit....it wouldn't?!??! Wow you turned on a light bulb for me! I'm so stupid I never would have imagined that.......Gesh so much for conversation and adding to it. I think I have every right to express if I have been having no luck finding Soundwave. Oh, and it is more the ONE local store I go to. I have about 6 tagrets and 6 walmarts and 3 TRUs around me.
     
  15. Darkravager

    Darkravager Zombie Hunter

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    Damn man. Chill out. It's not like he kicked your dog and raped your mom or something.
     
  16. Foster

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    Is there a filter for "I haven't even found XYZ on the shelves yet" posts?
     
  17. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Who is XYZ? :confused:  I haven't found XYZ yet. :cry  I must have missed XYZ.:lol 

    (must be a slow day @work):D 
     
  18. Nevermore

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    You want to talk bad distribution? Cybertron will START in Germany NEXT JANUARY.

    You may now continue complaining that you haven't seen latest releases in your local stores two weeks after they've been spotted somewhere in the USA.
     
  19. Razerwire

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    Yes, this is NOT a thread meant for "I haven't found toy X..." This is an informative thread that Nevermore has painstakingly put together for us... So let's keep it on topic please...
     
  20. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Get used to it. Nevermore has incredibly cordial tact. :rolleyes2 
     

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