Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Tim Formas, Dec 10, 2014.
All but Slug sighted at the CityTarget in downtown Chicago.
I think all I ever remember from this line is seeing Hound and Drift (which actually don't look bad). But, at the same time, it is kind of a letdown seeing that Singapore pic of the combiner wars figures on the pegs, and then seeing this pic.
Which was the point I made in a previous thread. We are still getting AOE stuff almost no one is interested in, when the new line for Combiner Wars and RID would be empty stock if they put it out for sale before Christmas. This undesirable product known as the AOE Step line and quick changers are just occupying space and in turn will slow the arrival and quantities of the new product for 2015 most likely.
The release in January is a poor move in my opinion. But I already pre-ordered what I wanted from BBTS for Wave 1.
And... nobody in their right mind cares about these now.
They should have just canned these peg-wamers, or maybe put them out under the RID and/or Combiner Wars banner, and pushed out wave 4 instead. As Junkheap and Vehicon may have actually sold this holiday season.
Everyone's already onto the next stuff to collect, that being the Combiner Wars/RID stuff.
Or at the very least, (if your like me) just waiting on a few TF4 figures like deluxe Takara Stinger to drop into POL and/or G1 Slog to ship and pretty much be done getting TF4 anything.
All I remember from this line is thinking they finally released deluxe Strafe over here, only to find out it's the millionth power attacker. Dangit!
Not sure how/if these are selling, but I feel this line was a bit of a failure. Packaging was confusing (too similar to main line), and it seemed like in a direct competition with the main deluxe line. Also, too many of the same figures as in the regular line...movie 1-2 Fast Action Battlers have probably done much better business. (ARMCHAIR CRITIC AT WORK)
It's a shame, cos some of them are probably quite fun figures. Maybe next time it would be cool if the line was used more for some more out-there designs that don't get to shine in the main line, or interesting, non-canon decos. Would be more appealing for me personally, as they'd stand out as something special instead of 'the deluxe, but not as good'. I'm sure kids will like it well enough as well.
Too bad guys like Junkheap and Snarl only come out in the later waves.
At the stores around me, we still have TF4 toys that is shelfwarming like an inactive volcano. The stores are no bulging on the prices, and I haven't seen anything beyond Generations Skywarp. The One-step Figures are taking up most of the TF Shelves. I guess they both too much thinking that TF4 was hotter than a gas oven.
So online I'll go.
How about those of us still wondering where Arcee/Chromia are.
I was referring to Generations Arcee/Chromia.
The Packaging is most definitely an major issue. My mom couldn't tell the Power Battlers and Generations Deluxes apart from one another.
Oh goody -_- more simplified crap thats gonna make it harder to find Arcee and Chromia.
Stores in my area apparently cant tell the different between power battlers and Generations deluxe. As soons as Generations sell out, the battler crap fills its peg and stays there like a family of hobos squatting an an abandoned library
At this rate, I wonder if wave 4 ever comes out.
Which would rather suck for Hasbro due to their partnership with Waste Management for Junkheap.
Agreed on all points
Where are the Wave 3 deluxes??
I got Snarl yesterday and he's on my office desk right now. He's a fun little figure that's definitely one for the kids. It's got a robust build that'll survive being slammed against other figures while in play or survive a flight across the room. If you can live on G1-ish range of motion then you'll be fine.
If it weren't for those rubber spikes which spring forward ala-scorpion's tail, this guy would be a fun to repaint into G1 colors.
I had no idea these were new. I saw the Grimlock at one of the Targets I go to a few days ago.
i really need junkheap lol
First sighted at the end of October:
Age of Extinction Wave 3 Generations Deluxes Released at US Retail - Transformers News - TFW2005
Since then, there have been plenty of sightings, though apparently all of them at Target stores.
I've seen them at Toys 'R Us as well, so Deluxe Wave 3 is getting distributed widely...just slowly.
My TRU is restocking Wave 1 again this month.
Haven't seen you post in awhile Tim. Found a set minus Lockdown today at a different Target.
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