Junkheap and Sky Shadow at US retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Gen. Magnus, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Geterman

    Geterman Second Coming of Primus

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Posts:
    1,973
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Location:
    Maryland
    Likes:
    +232
    I got Junkheap and Sky Shadow at one of the many Walmarts in my area and I see them at other Walmarts and Toys R Us when I am hunting for TF Prime figures. Seems like these are pretty easy to find. I wish Warpath and Windcharger were this easy to find when they were first release to retail.
     
  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    26,440
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +14,091
    & Im planning on getting TWO Blackshadow's. :ev: 
    Come on Hasbro if you're smart make Blue Bacchus! :D  ;)  :p 
     
  3. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Posts:
    19,845
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +2,430
    I want those Junkheaps!
     
  4. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    26,440
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +14,091
    ^Woah, settle down cowboy! :D  :p 
     
  5. Thundershot

    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    30,784
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +20,210
    Ebay:
    I finally went to Wal-Mart and they had 4 Sky Shadows and no Junkheaps... (fortunately, I already got mine at Target). I really hope people support him so we get other Japanese characters like Star Saber...
     
  6. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2003
    Posts:
    8,364
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +13
    Who would they repaint as Star Saber though?
     
  7. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Posts:
    10,457
    News Credits:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +131
    I bought one so, I did my part.:lol 
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Posts:
    16,169
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +2,263
    Ebay:
    no one, new mold, and have the black robot masters looking repaint
     
  9. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 A real stand-up guy

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Posts:
    5,335
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +785
    Ebay:
    I can't find these guys anywhere! I don't see why everyone else can find it easily.
     
  10. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2003
    Posts:
    8,364
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +13
    Ah you see? That's the problem. I don't see Hasbro making a new mold for a Japan only character. The most I see them doing is a slight remold like Black Shadow. Sucks but that's how it is right now.
     
  11. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Posts:
    16,169
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +2,263
    Ebay:
    would be nice if they would give them a shot, since characters like star saber and overlord would sell pretty well, especially star saber, red white and blue color-scheme is an easy sell
     
  12. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2003
    Posts:
    8,364
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +13
    Yeah. I hear you. They could probably give us one or two new molds and see how it works out for them. What do they got to loose... They would just really give it a good effort and. It half ass it like those Generation Beast Wars toys.
     
  13. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    26,440
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +14,091
    Maybe Henkei/Classice Skyfire with new add on's? Like a new helmet ala Star Saber's masked face? A sword and shield. And then the 3 Rd party makeers can make the uber add on's! :D 
     
  14. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Posts:
    1,673
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +5
    I have Saturday off, So I will probably make a trip to get a junkheap or two then
     
  15. Ikkstakk

    Ikkstakk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Posts:
    13,290
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +17,248
    The Junkheap/Sky Shadow case showed up at the Target I work at last night. I'd never bothered to read Junkheap's bio until now. WTF is up with that? It sounds like he's standard '86 Movie character until the last line. Ultra Magnus suggests Ratchet vacation on Junkion? Uh... didn't Ratchet just... :inquisiti 
     
  16. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    36,279
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +1,569
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    My personal take: read Ratchet as First Aid and it all makes sense.

    First Aid even has a friend who hangs out in a junkyard in season 3 (The Ultimate Weapon).

    The use of Ratchet is for familiarity - First Aid's not been used in years.

    I personally take that as an explanation, though as it's a bio, it's not worth reading too much into.
     
  17. Eman7673

    Eman7673 The Machine

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Posts:
    1,719
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    NJ
    Likes:
    +201
    Any reported sightings in NJ? God we suck at getting new and cool stuff
     
  18. Logos Minor

    Logos Minor Enabler

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Posts:
    1,184
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +559
    ^ They've been popping up in some places. Check the sightings thread
     
  19. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Posts:
    19,845
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +2,430

    I might have to this time around.

    I can't afford to buy more than one Junkheap. I also doubt these will go on sale anytime after its release here. Although, I was surprised to see Wreckgars at Winners (TJmaxx).
     
  20. Shockblast2

    Shockblast2 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Posts:
    372
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0



    As I said before they are shelving warming. Three of each still at my local Target. Come here and buy them if you want them, but don't be bitter 'cause your local outfits are still warming Skullgrin and Thunderwing.

    They are shelving warming because they are two each to a case.....