Titans Return Voyager Optimus and Megatron found at UK retail

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  1. Roanstalker

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    Found Voyager Optimus and Megatron at Smyths this morning. Tollgate smyths to be exact. Good luck Ukers :) 

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    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    Good news! For those of you outside of the M25. Still haven't seen a TR Voyager at London Retail.
     
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    So, current status overview:

    Titan Masters wave 3 - Hong Kong, United States
    Legends Class wave 3 - Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia
    Deluxe Class wave 3 - Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia, United States
    Voyager Class wave 3 - Hong Kong, Canada, United Kingdom
    Leader Class wave 3 - Hong Kong, Singapore
     
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    that price converts to $30 US. Not to shabby for a country that is supposed to have collapsed in on itself.
     
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    Ah, Smyths. Maybe one day they'll open a branch vaguely near where I live.

    Plus I've not yet seen a single TR Voyager in the wild. I'm beginning to think they don't actually exist.
     
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    I've not seen them anywhere other than Smyths unfortunately. Only Voyagers I've seen elsewhere (Entertainer, Sainsbury's etc.) are Combiner Wars stuff.
     
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    Exactly what I am waiting for as well. Just so I can scoop as many Sharkticons as possible into a basket.
     
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    I'm waiting for Kickback to hit stores.
     
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    I got Kickback under the tree waiting for Christmas morning.
     
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    Why do other countries have entire areas devoted to TFs but in the use, theirs only 3 rows with 4 in each, and 2 of the 3 rows being RID toys. And half the time the shelves are empty.
     
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    Thats not unique to the us. Smyths is a big toy store so they have a whole shelf to transformers but in other places they have small shelf presence. Ive been to some stores where all they have are rid 3 step changers and legends. Not to mention that in my town i have NEVER seen the titan master packs :( 
     
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    Was beginning to think it was just me. I've been banging on about this since September and I still have yet to see a TR Voyager at normal retail - it's just the arse-end of Combiner Wars in the Southern Metropolis. The one balls-achey road trip I took to find a Smyths (Somewhere bleak in Charlton) yielded no reward and I haven't bothered to repeat that soul-crusher since.

    Even when we've had the Wave Three Deluxes for more than a couple of weeks (which on balance I would rather have and am certainly grateful for) and it was only last week that I actually saw Titan Masters outside of Orbital.

    Distribution is beyond fathoming. And it has to be costing Hasbro UK sales in the medium to long run because apart from Galvatron I'm not paying Online prices for the things, I'll do without.
     
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    I have to agree. If i didnt have a smyths near the town (still not exactly close) I'd have no way of getting the voyagers outside of online. Mainly because entertainer not bringing them in (despite being on their website...). Titan master sets are supposed to be at Asdas but every time i go i dont see anything but rid three step changers. For some reason smyths arent bringing them in either.
     
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    Somebody posted that the Voyagers had been seen in Tescos but I've got some pretty hefty Tesco Extras I can get to and they have sod-all in stock either. I've got three Asdas I rotate through over a two week pattern and they have had nothing more current than the leavings of the CW Combaticons for months now - no Titan Masters.

    It's not exactly as if delivery Trucks would be unable to find London.........;) 
     
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    I have two Tescos nearish to me. one has RiD Legends and 3 step/one step changers. The other has RiD Warriors and Wave 1 TR Legends. Not seen Voyagers or deluxes at either :( .
     
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    We don't have a Smyths here in Swindon, I used a trip away on holiday buy Soundwave in Bristol.

    Dividing my time between Swindon, where I live, and Kingston Upon Thames, where my Mother lives I've seen personally:

    Titanmasters wave 1 & 2: Asda (Swindon Orbital, West Swindon & Roehampton Vale), TRU, Bentalls (Kingston department store)
    Legends wave 1: Asda, Tru, Tescos, Bentalls (£10 too). I've not seen Wave 2.
    Deluxe wave 1 & 2: Asda (Swindon Orbital only), Tru, Bentalls, Entertainer. Not seen Wave 3 at retail.
    Voyagers: Not personally seen any wave, though it possible the Bristol Smyths had some.
    Leaders Wave 1: TRU, Bentalls, Smyths. As I said above Smyths is the only place I've seen Soundwave.

    I long ago gave up trusting Hasbro UK to distribute and have imported nearly everything since Beast Machines! Now I'm less mobile than I was it makes even more sense to go online
     
  18. Roanstalker

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    I've had beef with Hasbro UK's distribution ever since AOE with the Deluxes and Voyagers being TRU exclusive (No TRUs near me). With Combiner Wars I thought it was getting better but now it seems they're picking certain stores to hold certain products its baffling.
     
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    For god's sake. Hasbro isn't "picking certain stores".

    Certain stores are picking which product they carry. If Smyths it out of Voyagers, they might order them. If wave 3 Voyagers happen to be shipping at the time Smyths orders are being filled, that's what they get.

    This is how distribution works.

    There's no "TRU gets Rodimus but The Entertainer gets Triggerhappy" conspiracy at work here.
     
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    Ah ok. But what I meant is why it seems aside from maybe TRU why none of the stores have all the size classes. No Titan Master and Legends class at Smyths. No Voyager Class at Entertainer. Etc. Wasn't really meant to be a rant. Just confusion.