RID Mini-Con Class wave 6 released in Hong Kong. Before wave 5, apparently.

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  1. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    EDIT: Title is now inaccurate. Should read "RID Mini-Con Class waves 5 and 6 now available online from Hong Kong/Japan".


    Because at this point the US appears to be hopelessly behind with the single-pack Mini-Cons, here's an overview:

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    This is wave 1. Consists of Slipstream, Sawback, Divebomb and Dragonus.
    Released in the US, the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Italy, Slovakia and probably a bunch of other places as well.


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    This is wave 2. Consists of Velocirazor, Beastbox, Ratbat and Sandsting.
    Released in the US, the UK, Germany, Canada (at least online), Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hungary, Slovakia and probably a bunch of other places as well.

    So far, so good.

    Now is where it gets complicated.

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    Wave 3 consists of Blizzard Strike Slipstream (redeco), Swelter, Decepticon Forth (aka "Decepticon Back") and Decepticon Hammer.
    This wave has been released in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Germany (with the third figure named "Decepticon Back" on the packaging) and was stocked by US-based online retailers Big Bad Toy Store, ToyWiz and Entertainment Earth (with the third figure named "Decepticon Forth" on the packaging instead). This wave has to date never been found at US retail. If you saw this wave at your local Walmart and "didn't think it was news", you missed out on a news credit there.

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    Wave 4 consists of Scorch Strike Jetstorm (redeco of Jetstorm, who was included with Deployer Drift), Ransack (redeco of Backtrack, who was included with Deployer Overload) and Glacius (redeco of Swelter).
    This wave has been released in Singapore, was stocked by Japanese online retailers Red Mercury, Monster Japan and Nonstop.co.jp, and is currently also in stock at US-based online retailer Entertainment Earth. It's still listed for preorder at Hong Kong-based online retailer Robot Kingdom and US-based online retailer ToyWiz.

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    The first "Mini-Con Weaponizers" wave consists of Slipstream (new tooling), Bashbreaker, Tricerashot and Lord Doomitron.
    This wave is currently listed for preorder at Robot Kingdom with an ETA of June. UPDATE! Japan-based online retailer Red Mercury also has this wave, with a batch that got water damaged in transit (already sold out) and some undamaged specimens (still in stock as of this writing): Slipstream (undamaged) in stock and Slipstream (damaged) sold out, Bashbreaker (undamaged) in stock and Bashbreaker (damaged) sold out, Tricerashot (undamaged) in stock and Tricerashot (damaged) sold out, Lord Doomitron (undamaged) in stock and Lord Doomitron (damaged) sold out. UPDATE 2! Also in stock at Nonstop.co.jp: Slipstream, Bashbreaker, Tricerashot, Lord Doomitron.
    I've only found a stock photo of Lord Doomitron in US packaging at UK distributor Wind Designs, the other three stock photos depict European packaging and are taken from German licensing information portal Brandora.

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    Lastly, this is wave 2 of the "Mini-Con Weaponizers" which includes Windstrike, Sawtooth, Lancelon and "Decepticon Dragonus" (new tooling; named so because there's also an "Autobot Dragonus" redeco in the third Mini-Con 4-Pack).
    This wave is currently in stock at Hong Kong-based online retailer Element Plus Toy: Windstrike, Sawtooth, Lancelon, Dragonus. UPDATE! Japan-based online retailer Red Mercury also has this wave, but is already out of stock for Dragonus: Windstrike, Sawtooth, Lancelon, Dragonus. UPDATE 2! Also in stock at Nonstop.co.jp: Windstrike, Sawtooth, Lancelon, Dragonus.


    If anyone has seen any of these figures past wave 2 at US retail, feel free to report them and you might get a news credit!
     
  2. payres

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    The UK also got Wave 2 (Entertainer) after Wave 3 (Asda)
     
  3. mrduce1018

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    I really wish newer waves would start making their way to the US...
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    That sucks. I actually want a Swelter.

    One of the only mini con designs that appeal to me.