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Toys 'R Us Exclusive Animated Rodimus Minor and Ironhide Cybertron Mode Out at US Retail

Posted on 08-04-2010 at 01:48 PM by Tim Formas under Animated
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Prepare yourself to be frustrated by the hunt...again. Marvin16z of our 2005 Boards reports finding the Toys 'R Us exclusives Animated Rodimus Minor and Ironhide Cybertron Mode at the Toys 'R Us in Burbank, California.

Upon finding the figures, enjoy the purchase as these may very well be the last two Animated figures released on American soil. On that note, check out picture proof (Michael Bay, shaky cam style) of the sighting by clicking on the thumbnail to the left.
Views: 29,083 / Credit: Marvin16z of the 2005 Boards!
FreshDebesh
Oh snap, they're in LA. Gotta check my TRU's.
Valkysas
Oh snap, indeed.

need the item number so we can call and pester our stores.
Tiller
OH SHI-


Gentlemen, start your engines. We got to beat the scalpers. It's going to be Arcee all over again.

Bonus: MP Grimlock could also be in the store.
Dinobot Nuva
The hunt continues, hope these are easier than Arcee was.
Sy-Rein
I hope so as well. I have a friend in the US looking for these for me.
Bgrngod
FUUUUUCK!!

Today was NOT the day for all these sightings to happen. I'm so not prepared.
Marvin16z
I think scalpers beat you out to it, when I was there Only 1 of each where instock.... MP GRIMLOCK is there too, but they were not stocked yet, there is no room for it in burbank, I just got mine out of a loading cart. they are still in closed boxes.
Erector
ffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu need
MrFX
Hope I can find these guys when I return...I might actually have to miss out on a TF or two.
MekaGojira3k
That was fast.
yuujin-mikeru
I'm so jealous of you guys getting these at retail. TFA has long been dead in the Philippines thanks to its poor performance with the kiddies. It left us TFA collectors here hunting for them online or at hobby shops at higher prices. You might be right, It’s going to be Arcee, all over again.

I'm expecting cool video reviews of Ironhide soon.
salmonman78
Oh christ....tired of having to drive all over to TRU to find them...but I want to finish Animated so guess I need to figure when I could fit these in between other purchases I planned.
Sage o' G-fruit
Wait, the last TFA toys? When did we get confirmation of this?
MGX
Oy...time to hit up TRU Burlington in a month. By the time Cherry Hill gets them, it'll be Black Friday!
salmonman78
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Originally Posted by Sage o' G-fruit View Post
Wait, the last TFA toys? When did we get confirmation of this?
Its a probability, just like was said last time when Arcee/CybRatchet came out there no further announcements yet. But if these do well like those did for TRU they might pick up some more exclusives, as it does drive some impulse buying to their stores as well.
El Rey
Anyone know the SKN for these?
Trailbreaker77
I'm not going to waste my time driving out to my TRU I know that if they did have them they would be cleaned out by now. I will give it a month or so and try then.
Haloid1177
First new Generations HFTD, and Star Wars. Then Grimlock. Now Rodimus. Damn it, I am so freakin' broke.
ILoveDinobot
Oooooooooommmmmmmmmffffffffggggggggg!!!!!! Yessssss!!!!!
UltraPrimal
RageTreb
It certainly seems like we won't be getting any more Animated figures, but last I checked Hasbro's position on the subject of the remaining molds and repaints was that they're trying their hardest to get them to us some how.

Honestly, I don't mind waiting as long as it happens.
Hiraga
I'll have to go tomorrow. My TRU is pretty good when it comes to getting exclusives, so there's a good chance they'll have them (Plus it helps that I live just a few blocks away from it). I don't know which one I'm more excited for, Rodimus or Ironhide.
Perhaps if these sell well we can see the Animated line continue in Generations. Just a thought.
kylash327
my first question will be does he have a mouth
Optimus Clyde
Nice.
GTR-prime0088
lockdown.4hire
i love the animated series. its entertaining and kid friendly. bring em on! they make em i buy em!
cobra zartan
Posted this in the PCC+ Bonus Thread last night.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...ml#post5069362

Hope they come to canada
ShadowMagnus
darn it of all the times it has to be now!?!? I was planning on making a trip to TRU to get my hands on MP grimlock and now I find out that these guys are popping up as well!! Dang it I guess I will have to miss on these guys since Grimlock will be my top priority for the trip...
ToddJumper
So does that mean we gotta beat down Peaugh to get thundercracker and blackout?

I need those then my collection is complete!
Sprocket
"Last two Animated figures released on US soil"? The hell you say. It'll be a cold day in hell before I give up on Animated ever being seen again. No matter how logistically impossible it is, until the day we get future Animated adventures (and those damned cancelled toys like Marauder Megs and Powermaster Prime) I'll never give up on Animated. You hear me? NEVAR!

You can have my hope when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Alpha Prime
Damnit. I just found Arcee like a month ago and here we go again.
Smokescreen
Looks like I'll be hitting my nearest TRU this weekend if not sooner.
guard convoy
FUCK!

i need to start work soon, too much stuff i want
harrismonkey
I doubt Ironhide will be to tough to find (ratchet is STILL clogging shelves here). Don't know about Rodimus though.
KAGE
Quote:
Originally Posted by GTR-prime0088 View Post
G*D DAMN IT, I don't get a break do I!?
Foster
Hopefully I can find these cats before the Japanese Rodimus ships, so I can cancel my preorder and save twenty bucks.
exclusacon
Aw shit.....here we go again....now the fun is back into the hunt!
Prime_Directive
And to think, my Arcee JUST came in the mail today.
Blitzving
Well since they're in LA, my stores probably won't see them for a few weeks to a month. and even then they'll probably be picked up by scalpers. I'll just snag the first ones I find online for a decent price and save myself wasting gas money
baggzey23
so no animated arcee and cybertron ratchet in uk tru and none of these too

if i was that guy i would have hid ironhide under the shelves where the stock are

now aswell as human alliance i have to import the new animated stuff
Transquito
Time to hunt!
On eBay..
Human Beastbox
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fosterlager View Post
Hopefully I can find these cats before the Japanese Rodimus ships, so I can cancel my preorder and save twenty bucks.
hahahaha

THIS!

But I know I'll probably already have my Japanese Rodimus in hand well before they hit my Florida swamplands TRU.

I saw my first Arcee on the pegs literally a week ago.
SPLIT LIP
Well, shit.

Any TF fans in the US that can help get me a set?
Sepultron
So I just found Wave 1 of Generations, HFTD, and PCC yesterday (all with sh***y paint jobs), even though Wave 2 of some of the lines has already been at retail for a couple of weeks...

...and now this.

Best part is I was just at my "local" TRU yesterday, and their shelves are still crammed full of ROTF stuff.

Perfect.

Oh well... congrats on the find.
CZ Hazard
Oh my god! Wants!
Blitzving
Quote:
Originally Posted by Human Beastbox View Post
hahahaha

THIS!

But I know I'll probably already have my Japanese Rodimus in hand well before they hit my Florida swamplands TRU.

I saw my first Arcee on the pegs literally a week ago.
LA seems to see the releases first all the time anyway. us guys on other sides of the country, like Florida, and Virginia (where I am) wont be seeing these in stores for a while, if at all
TRANS+CRAZY
OMG, they're out?!

Quick, gotta get to a TRU so I can get them before the scalpers do!
Vangelus
If anyone finds an extra pair of these guys, please let me know!

I wonder if the Canadian release might be just as imminent.
Peaugh
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blitzving View Post
LA seems to see the releases first all the time anyway. us guys on other sides of the country, like Florida, and Virginia (where I am) wont be seeing these in stores for a while, if at all
Don;t count on that. An ebay seller in Kentucky (who looks to be a TRU employee, based on his items available) had Rodimus and Ironhide up yesterday.

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