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Generations Fall of Cybertron Generation 2 Bruticus a Toys R Us Exclusive in Australia

Posted on 11-02-2012 at 04:23 AM by Sol Fury under Generations / Classics
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Word reaches us that the Amazon and Big Bad Toy Store Generation 2 Fall of Cybertron Bruticus shared exclusive has been released in Australia - as a Toys R Us Exclusive. As has been the way with exclusives in foreign markets from time to time, this G2 Bruticus has found a new outlet for the Australian market. The going price is $100 AU, nearly twice the cost than the price Amazon was offering it for, though. Check out the listing on the Australian Toys R Us website and a confirmed retail sighting by Trailer Park Ninja of Ozformers.
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jbz
what does "exclusive" mean these days?
lars573
It means when you jump markets and the store it was exclusive too doesn't exist. You find another one.
adambman
When I saw the thread title the first reaction in my mind was 'whaaaat?' lol. Seeing as I have two from BBTS for not much more than the cost of one from TRU's price above. Soit's still a win win: crisis averted for me, and it's great to see Hasbro sending a few (FoC) items Australias way, unexpectedly and/or early though they may be!
Starscream Gaga
Australia seems to get really random releases. We still don't have anything past Wave 2 of Prime deluxe or Wave 1 of Prime Voyagers, but we still have Takara Jetwing Optimus Prime shelf warming in most retailers since last year!
Baron Prime
I got mine from Toyworld in the city this morning. $125. Put away from Christmas. Not G2 colouring though but it didn't appeal to me.
RedAlert Rescue
I'd buy Jetwing prime except he's to bulky to be worth shipping on his own and I've yet to drip over some place or some one selling them that has enough other things I'd like to be worth getting it - same thing with Year of the Dragon Optimus - I'd like the grey grill version sometime but it's just not sensible to ship something that big on it's own as a single purchase.
mrgalvaprime
already got mine via bbts so im good
vorox4251
we just get all the fucked up exclucives from japan normally
jrxcombinetrain
Suggested retail price in Taiwan is NT$2999(about US$98).
I get him at NT$2100 though....
Not an exclusive here.
TCJJ
I'm not surprised. I mean, it's still an exclusive. Hasbro obviously thought it was gaining popularity and that it needed a wider reach, so they must have shopped around for some more takers.

Now all that has to happen is that it needs to be an exclusive to The Warehouse in New Zealand. Why? Because they suddenly started using the G2 logo for their Transformers a few years ago. Why? Because it's New Zealand. 90% of the people here are morons.

If you don't believe me (about the logo), here is some proof.
Tober
So I have this and the FoC Soundwave/claster coming through import when they are now available locally...

Hasbro, why must you mock me so..?
PrimusVsUnicron
So Hasbro talked out of their a** yet again
Starscreamer95
Wait? Exclusive? Bullshit. I work at Kmart and we have these in stock. I'll provide a picture if I have to.

I just didn't think about posting it because I didn't think it was news worthy.
Megabattimus
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Wait? Exclusive? Bullshit. I work at Kmart and we have these in stock. I'll provide a picture if I have to.

I just didn't think about posting it because I didn't think it was news worthy.
How much does Kmart have them for?
Starscreamer95
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How much does Kmart have them for?
They are all individually packaged. Just like the regular releases.
Starscream NZ
You have individually packaged G2 Combaticons? Proof required!
Tober
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Originally Posted by Starscreamer95 View Post
They are all individually packaged. Just like the regular releases.
Just to be clear, we're talking about the G2 set. Not the standard Hasbro releases...

Although I didn't notice anything on TRU or OTCA about it being exclusive here.

opt1musaber
WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, when was that taken, because I see MP Thundercracker as well....
Starscreamer95
Oh shit. LoL. I just missed 'G2'. My bad guys. ^^'
Tober
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WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, when was that taken, because I see MP Thundercracker as well....
MP Thundercracker was released here as a TRU exclusive about 10 days ago. MP Optimus Prime about 20 days ago.
JAYSCREAM
wonder if this will get a uk relise?
Megabattimus
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Oh shit. LoL. I just missed 'G2'. My bad guys. ^^'
Aw, you got me all excited.
CommandoNinja13
Australia? Aww man.
yummehcheese
Love how all this so called US exclusive stuff is appearing in other places.
Don't love the fact that the UK will probably STILL miss out -_-
General Tekno
Re: people going "So much for exclusivity".... do remember that "exclusive" only applies for one particular market.

Amazon and BBTS are likely sharing the North American market exclusivewise. The Hasbro Asia umbrella, which I assume Australia falls under, likely is handling exclusives differently.
Autovolt 127
Lucky.

I'd love that Red FOC Swindle at retail price.
Starscream Gaga
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Lucky.

I'd love that Red FOC Swindle at retail price.
It's not really; After shipping, ordering from BBTS works out to about the same and Amazon works out $30 cheaper for us... Hence I'm waiting on my Amazon orders, which shipped today.
LegendAntihero
It's still an exclusive because Australia is the smallest continent in the world.

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