AOE Leader Bumblebee released at Australia Retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Starscream Gaga, May 21, 2014.

  1. Starscream Gaga

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    Not sure if this guy has been found anywhere else, but I found him at a K-Mart here in Adelaide. If he has been found before, please close this thread!

    Price is $79.99 (same as Leader OP and Grimlock is here) although the real "News" I think is that he comes packaged in a significantly bigger box then the other two and is placed on a different shelf with his own price-tag, so I assume he is not counted as "Leader Wave 2" and is counted as another line.

    I'll post pictures of him on the shelf later if people need them.
     
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    Holy crap! $79? Is that in Australia? They are like $49 here in the US.
     
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    pics just in case.
     
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    I'm still saying that this is the 3rd Leader Class announced.
     
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    Whatever he is, it is terrible.
     
  7. Starscream Gaga

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    Yeah, Australia prices are insane. $19 for One-Steps, $30 for Deluxe, $50 for Voyager, $79 for Leader. That's why I make ALL my purchases online!

    Here we go! As you can see, the box is about 1.25x the size of normal Leader boxes and has its own shelf. Sadly I can't directly compare the box sizes because they had sold out of normal Leaders when I went back today to take this pic!
     

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  8. Starscream Gaga

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    Found another store with them. Took pictures of them in their different shelves and a comparison of the boxes.

    I got the price wrong. Australia RRP is $89! Lol Australia.
     

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    Any chance you could grab the UPC number for me? I'd like to see if this is actually the third leader class thing that's listed in my work computers.
     
  10. Thundershot

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    I'm not an expert on leader Bumblebees... Last big bee I got was the Ultimate one. Is this a new mold?
     
  11. Smashs

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    I think it's the DotM leader mold.

    Which sucked, IMO. Excellent car mode, but the bot mode was very underwhelming.
     
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    Talk about overkill on packaging. Hasbro: "let's re-deco DOTM Leader BB w/out crazy mechtech weapon, big box will make him fly off shelves". Got DOTM version, passing on this.
     
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    What's hilarious to me is how much larger he is than Prime. It's almost like he's an upscaled KO.
     
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    Then Hasbro will make more. More Bumblebees, MORE, MORE MUAHHAHAHAHAH

    P.S. I'm not putting a smiley face, cause I'm actually this insane. Look at my sig.
     
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    I can't recall, but was this figure confirmed for mass retail release? Or is this limited to Australia?
     
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    I wish they weren't so lazy. I got the DOTM Leader class Bumblebee for $17.50 last year and as much as I liked it, definitely not worth his original price. It even looks like he's got less paint this time around. I wish we could go back to getting the leader class figures from ROTF and early DOTM.
     
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    You have my condolences, Australians.
     
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    If it's released stateside, they may as well just have them at Marshalls or Ross from the get-go. That's where they'll end up anyway.
     
  19. Powerglide1991

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    Wonder if we are getting any other AoE leaders, Hound and Galvatron desperately need one.

    But yeh, this Bee looks awful. Bee should never be bigger than voyager (I say voyager cause of Battle Blades, while despite being a deluxe in the HTFD line, is now a voyager in takara's lost age line....cause lets face it as a deluxe he is HUGE)
     
  20. Barricade24

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    If there is a subline after AOE, we may get one. I think I remember hearing about a Leader Nightwatch Optimus, but I could be mistaken.