Today I decided to take a trip down to Toys R Us in South London. It's kinda out of my way and I don't go very often, but I was excited because I was eager to see what new Transformers they had stocked since my last visit. The minute I set foot in the store, I regret ever coming. It was pitiful. They only had a handful of Robot Heroes and ROTF Scout toys. The only Deluxe figures were five Waspinators shoved in the back. There were no Voyagers or larger, no Generations or Reveal the Shield, and certainly no TRU exclusives. I mean, this is Toys R Us, the biggest toy retail store in the UK! What the hell? This isn't an isolated incident. Even Forbidden Planet isn't much cop. I was down there this X-Mas and while they did have Generations wave 3, the only figure I am interested in that wave is Soundwave... which they don't have. Pathetic. There were no more Universe or Henkei figures on the shelf, but the only ones they did have were common toys like Silverstreak, Sunstreaker and Galvatron. They never had Universe Hound or Hot Shot, no Henkei Ratchet or Red Alert. If this is a specialist store, then why do they only have the same shelfwarmers you can find everywhere? I've got to say this out loud: What the hell is wrong with toy stores in Europe?! The last Transformer I bought in store was Swindle, and that was over a year ago! Since then there hasn't been a single interesting toy on the shelves. The only time toy stores stock up on TF merchandise is for Movie figures, which I hate. All the really interesting figures are nowhere to be seen, and that pisses me off because you've got places like this in Michigan stocking up on Generations wave 4 and Battle in Space when the UK's biggest city has nothing comparable. So instead I find myself having to order from China over and over again, which is expensive and takes time. Why can't I ever walk into a store and see Blurr, Grapple or Tracks on the shelves?