CW Legends Wave 3 (Viper) Grey Imported into the UK

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  1. payres

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    United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

    This selection is quite a grab bag from 3 unique assortments:

    CW Legends Wave 5 (sold with the Combaticons): Shockwave, Pipes, Buzzsaw & Chopshop - still on the shelves in many places.

    CW Legends Wave 3 (sold with the Protectobots): Groove, Warpath & Viper - this case never made it to the UK but Mr Nevermore found Viper at German retail. Groove & Warpath were also in the Wave 4 case.

    CW Legends Wave 4 (sold with the first Autobot wave): Skywarp EDIT & Rodimus

    So this is the first time Viper has been available in the UK.

    Here's the cardback: United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

    CW Viper.JPG

    And a close up of the import label.

    CW Viper STL.jpg

    STL are an import firm with considerable form, search the UK sightings thread for more. It's not the same importer that brought the MBC Blackjacks or Guess How Much CW Wave 2 Stunticons, that's MBC.

    So at long last UK fans have a chance to get their hands on the CW Legends troopbuilder and GI Joe homage that was underpacked in just one case!

    I'll be interested to know if anyone find Blackjack (only grey imported into TK Maxx), Huffer (not seen in the UK at all) and Wreck-Gar, not available in large numbers, in B&M also.
     
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  2. Rack n Ruin

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    Thanks, @payres , for sharing this news.

    I should perhaps mention that I picked up a grey import of Blackjack in The Original Factory Shop a week or so ago too, and I believe @Omegastoopreme found one in a Toymaster, so there are other outlets for that guy in the UK other than TK Maxx.

    Happy hunting, everyone!
     
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  3. payres

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    They were found some time ago in TK Maxx so it's been known they were in circulation for a while.

    Nobody has yet said they've found a Huffer though.
     
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    Rack n Ruin has corrected his original statement: United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

    Which would make the eight he saw: Viper, Groove, Rodimus, Skywarp, Shockwave, Buzzsaw, Chopshop & Pipes

    I saw the same eight, and just eight, in the larger Swindon B&M this morning.

    Since eight is the size of a Legends case that makes me wonder if there's a previously undocumented Wave 5 revision case in circulation with one each of these.... If anyone sees the packing box for the Legends in B&M can they get a picture please?

    To complicate matters someone else has seen Warpath in B&M.... but, as we saw last year, B&M frequently get multiple assortments at the same time.
     
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    I picked up Viper, Shockwave and Pipes (£5.99 each) at lunch time today with Onslaught (who was £14.99).
     
  6. Nevermore

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    You had lunchtime with Onslaught?!?
     
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    I got a Viper in B&M too.
    Shame they couldn't chase up a few Huffer toys too.

    They also had : Buzzsaw, Pipes, Shockwave, Chopshop, Groove, Skywarp & Rodimus
     
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    STL gray imports are available in Germany now...

    Here are Combiner Wars Legends Warpath and Bombshell in non-European packaging at the Toys"R"Us store in downtown Essen.
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    Needless to say, we already got both of them in European packaging back in 2015.

    In fact, that very TRU store still has four Euro-Bombshells. Here you can see the shelfwarming European release and the gray imported version side by side:
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    The import sticker:
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  9. SgtLemon

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    Offtopic but does anyone know if the grey imported Deadends actually tab together better in arm mode?
     
  10. Purple Heart

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    I wish we couls get a rerelease of Viper here in the states. I'd buy 3 or 4.
    Glad you guys get another chance at him though.
     
  11. Nevermore

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    I think I still have two spare MOSC Vipers if you want them...
     
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    Eh, I'm currently broke and their nowhere near the top of my list. Plus I'm in the US. Thanks anway though.
     
  13. Nevermore

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    Imported Combiner Wars Legends now also at Toys"R"Us in Düsseldorf-Derendorf: Two Shockwaves, two Wreck-Gars, two Bombshells and one Warpath. That's wave 6, which has already been available at TRU as a regular European release.
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