TRU Taiwan giveaway - Deluxe Groove!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. transmasterc

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    I remember last year when Quickslinger and Break Neck went up for pre order on Amazon, though in stock I can't remember. That's how I can mine. I am sure Amazon will have the Deluxe Groove at some point.
     
  2. Aurawind

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    I feel the exact same, very underwhelming and disappointing. I keep checking the sites, so I don't miss out on Groove and Victorion cause there's no specific dates...And I thought May 1st would have been that date... I have Powermaster Prime pre-ordered from BBTS, so I'm good for that, but I want Groove and Victorion way way more!
     
  3. AzT

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    We'll no doubt get more news on Groove and May Mayhem as the month proceeds.

    The rest is:horse: :wtf: :popcorn 
     
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    It does indeed suck that the 1st didn't pan out for the rest of the world, but there's still hope.

    We know Groove is out there and will be coming sooner or later, within this month. Why it was the 1st for Robot Kingdom and Kapow, I don't know, but it was. (My guess is they're two very high volume dealers. Kapow even sold some of those Asia release sticker sheets that Robot Kingdom had for sale. That, or they direct order from RK. Either scenario is possible.)

    Last year's Mayhem was later in the month. Around the 16th or so, I do believe. Chances are that's what's happening here, so why the May 1st date was mentioned, is anyone's guess.

    Prime and Blaster will show up sometime this month. I have a feeling BBTS has them on the way already. I don't know this for sure and nothing's concrete, but I'd imagine they pounced on that asap.

    We'll look back in a few weeks and be happier than pigs in shit by the end of the month. Guess it's the anticipation getting the better of us.
     
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    Thread cleaned. Keep it civil please, guys.
     
  6. payres

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    Both use the same far east supplier for their stock I believe.
     
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    That would explain it, then.
     
  8. PlanckEpoch

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    If it helps clear things up, I had pre-ordered Slingshot and Wildrider from Robot Kingdom last year, and they also shipped on May 1st, ahead of pretty much most everyone else. IIRC May 20-something was the release date for those two, which was something Hasbro said explicitly to my knowledge.

    Perhaps that's the target date for Groove and Viccy? That's my guess. With no other official information, I'd follow the pattern and expect something close to the end of May.
     
  9. Nevermore

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    Quickslinger and Brake-Neck had a street date of May 22 (a Friday).

    G2 Superion, another online exclusive, had a street date of January 16 (a Saturday).

    G2 Menasor had a street date of March 15 (a Tuesday).
     
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    I've bought from both firms during Combiner Wars. Missed waves 1 & 2 at Kapow so got from Robotkingdom (as well as a good charging from HM's Revenue and customs).

    Anyway here's the distributor sticker on the back of my Legends Bombshell (Robotkingdom):

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    The same sticker appears on most of the Combiner Wars toys from either retailer.

    However there's an expanded version on Wreck Gar (Kapow) revealing in English who the distributor is:

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    That's entirely possible. How does RK keep getting away with it??

    Those may have been the dates, but according to my orders of Wildrider and Slingshot over at Amazon, I bought and paid for those on May 15th.

    So, I don't know for sure when Groove is coming and it's odd that Hasbro would make people jump through all these hoops just to sell a figure.

    Interesting... It's a shame we can't order directly from the factory. That'd be sweet.
     
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    Slingshot and Wildrider were available for at least a day or so between Amazon, bbts, etc. so as long as you check the board every day you shouldn't miss Groove.
     
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    Can somebody advise me when groove is released at Mass Internet Retail? I mean, would anybody notify me if you see groove in a US Internet store, like HTS, Target or walmart?
     
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    Damnit, it's May already and I can't really keep up with the news on Groove because I'm on hols and don't have regular Internet access. This poor Brit is still looking for a fair price. Please tell me I didn't miss all the pre-orders. :( 
     
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    What? Oh sorry to hear about that... You will find Groove... someday...
     
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    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    It says pre-order but when you go to add to cart it says pre-sold out.
     
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    Hmm. Indeed it does. =\ Well, that's not only disappointing, but incredibly misleading. Sorry, everyone.
     
  20. transmasterc

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    I really hope this is not going to be another pooch screw.