Will Deluxe Soundwave / Que / Leadfoot (Target Exclusive) ever be released in the US?

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  1. UltimusPrime

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    I have been collecting DOTM stuff since the coupons popped up in October. Now I am trying to complete my DOTM collection and wondering if I should order Soundwave , Leadfoot and Que from Japan to help complete my Deluxe DOTM figure collection.

    Do you think there is a chance they will be released under the new Robots In Disguise line coming out early next year? (Something tells me Leadfoot has been cancelled)

    Or should I bite the bullet and import the Takara Tomy versions?

    Seems to me we are getting the short end of the stick here in the USA as several Japanese Exclusives have failed to be released in the states Example: Classics Scrapheap Deluxe / Rumble and Frenzy scout class figures!
     
  2. Auto Morph

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    I think it is a nailed on certainty we will see them at some point in the future.
     
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    I would strongly recommend picking up the Takara versions, i have been waiting too long for Wheeljack and Soundwave, so i bit the bullet and imported them. Even if they do hit retail (which i'm dubious of) you'll get them both in hand quicker, plus they come with the little collector card, it's not much but it makes them kinda special in my opinion. I love both of these guys; IMO the best DOTM deluxes by far.
     
  4. wildfly

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    DX Hasbro Soundwave has just been released in HK. It's distinguishable from the Takara version by a different bubble and less tape on the back, as well of course as the lack of a trading card.

    I have it on pretty good authority that Hasbro haven't ditched QueJack either.

    Leadfoot, haven't heard a peep about that one.

    There's a commonly held myth that since Windchrager was released oveseas, so was RTS Rumble. I've not seen any evidence the toy ever made it past a packaged sample or two.

    And we never saw any RTS version of Fr..Ru... the red casette at all.
     
  5. UltimusPrime

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    I really dig all the figures Alt modes alot. If there is one thing they got right in the movie line it was the designs for vehicle modes. Pretty much all of them are Awesome!
     
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    Agree,if you don't mind paying a bit more,just get the TakaraTomy version of Deluxe Soundwave & Leadfoot,they look fantastic,need not wait for Hasbro version
     
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    Eh, I just decided to wait for Hasbro's HA Soundwave. I mean, they have to release him eventually. rrrrrright?
     
  8. Nevermore

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    The Windcharger/Chopsaw wave was released here. The Demolition Rumble/Downshift/Bodyblock wave was never officially released anywhere.
     
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    I choose to file this whole thing under the, supply and demand driving up desire, factor. Both of these figures- dlx Que and Soundwave- are bordering on mediocre IMHO and yet many are clamouring for them. Were they in plentiful supply I have zero doubt they'd still have their ardent supporters, but it seems like many more than usual are feeling butt sore about not getting these in the U.S. yet (understandably), and are therefore cranking up the whining and interest level to nearly stratospheric levels. Once they do inevitably reach U.S. retail and they (especially Que) sit on pegs a bit, I'm certain interest will settle back into the dust from whence it came, but until then I'm sure we'll see plenty more threads on this topic. Just my :2c: 
     
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    They will be coming to America around Februray next year so they are still coming.
     
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    I think I might jus bite the bullet nd order online for these guys. I want my own alredy!!!
    I kno this is off topic but will we get a Dino/Mirage dlx nex year in feb ??
     
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    Can someone help me out please? And link me to a reasonable place to purchase these? Either or seperate or together??? Please? Any help greatly appreciated. :) 
     
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    Same here
     
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    I asked the Hasbro vendor when he was at tru a week ago and he said specifically que soundwave and mirage will be coming out under the trilogy line in the next couple months. I would assume the same for leadfoot.
     
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    WoW!!! o_O 
     
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    2 weeks ago i stop by at my local target store and type in the dpci number and it is in there systems!!!!! None in stock nor in storge!!!! I was happy! So being said i bet it will be in stores soon!

    I thik it will go in the subline!!! Tralier prime"actall trailer not ulimate mode" that will say movie trilogy on it! Time will till! And yet hasbro has not cancel the line yet and right now they are putting the dotm line on clearnce so we might get to see it early 2012 or sometime2012
     
  19. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Super. If true.
     
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    You are 100% certain he said the name "Mirage", right? Like, there isn't any chance at all that he might have said another name? I just don't like being teased because I'm hopeful for a Mirage toy.

    Incidentally, no one asks if Hasbro has plans for a DLX Crowbar and Hatchet, you know?

    Anyways, to contibute to the thread, I recently exchanged a $50 JC Penny gift card my grandmother gave me (To me, feels like a bigger slap to the face than buying clothes for someone. Buying them a card which forces one to buy clothes for themself is just worse) for my parents to buy the Takara DLX Soundwave for me off BigBadToyStore. He will hopefully arrive tomorrow afternoon, and will try to supply some pics if possible.
     

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