United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by payres, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Omegastoopreme

    Omegastoopreme Well-Known Member

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    basildon TRU now has the repaint rid warriors of bee, sideswipe and prime in. along with the magnus, strongarm and bee legends and the 2 packs (megatronus/prime and bee/bite) no magnus :( 

    asda basildon has the one steps in the repaint colours

    B&M southend finally got some new stock in and had 2 brainstorms. Sadly 3 months after i gave up waiting on them and bought him online.
     
  2. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    Just saw this on telly, £5 dearer than b&m, but have the entertainer ever sold this for £100?[​IMG]
     
  3. SgtLemon

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    St helens Wilko and Smyths all have just 1 Generations Springer
     
  4. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Checked out Great Yarmouth Asda's (up to) half price toy sale this morning. RID had a cardboard stand near the store entrance with the repaints of One-Step Grimlock (G1 deco) and Strongarm (black). Not seen those before. Along with the One-Step repaints of Sideswipe and Bumblebee (which I had seen before). All £8 each. No two for £14 offer anymore (I think it stopped a few months ago). Also saw the big three-step Sideswipe for £17.99. Not seen that before today either. They also had the Drift and Fracture Deployers for £14.99, but that's the same price as in Argos and TRU now so no great bargain there.
    I doubt it. And like you said, it's still cheaper in B&M. £19.99 yes? I'm always tempted but I'm kinda hoping the price might drop by another fiver nearer to Christmas. Plus it always stresses me out when buying a Kreo-O (or Lego) set with a huge amount of pieces as knowing my luck it'll be missing one right at the end of checking off all the bits.
    I spotted AoE Bumblebee and Drift ones of those in Great Yarmouth B&M earlier in the week. Didn't bother to look at the price though. Cheaper than TRU I'll bet.

    And non-TF-related, but I bought a couple of those thousand generic building brick sets in the two for £20 B&M offer (mostly because I wanted a plain red piece I was missing from a secondhand Kre-O Jazz set I just bought. The quality is actually rather good for a generic compatible. Of course the 'thousand brick' thing is a bit of a cheat as I counted in one box 537 of just the 1x1 pieces. The packaging is waaaaay oversized to make people think they'll be getting a good share of the larger bricks. Seriously, I opened the main box to find three smaller boxes inside and one baggie of bricks in each smaller box. I then discovered all three baggies actually fit neatly inside just one of the smaller inner boxes. Talk about wasteful packaging.
     
  5. Sinestro

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    The Entertainer in Bristol had two each of AOE Voyager Galvatron and Hound, £23.00.
     
  6. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Newark B&M has 2x Gen Roadbuster, 1x Sandstorm and 6x Leader Jetfire.
    They also had the AoE dino Power Battlers (or whatever they're called).
     
  7. motorthing

    motorthing We woz robbed

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    Leyton B&M had one Shit Shark and about twenty Jetfires. Nowt else worth a mention. I was sadly disappointed on a cheapo Brainy.

    I think Jets may be there a while.
     
  8. SgtLemon

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    Manchester Toys R Us has plenty of the Generations Tape things for FOC Soundwave
    Also RPM Jetfire and Megatron.... Thats a thing.
     
  9. Brakescream

    Brakescream F&@king Twist Ties!

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    Haven't been collecting for quite some time now, but was suddenly gripped by the desire to grab a Brainstorm, we also have a new B&M open in Poole, so popped along.

    Sadly no Brainstorms, but Leader Jetfire (which I picked up thereby ending my collecting drought anyway) Voyager Rhinox, Whirl, Sky-Byte and Sandstorm.

    Also dropped into TRU as it was on my way (and it lists Brainstorm on the TRU website as available) no Brainstorm there either, but picked up Black Series Vader... I was doing so well at not buying toys too! :) 
     
  10. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    I must be cursed. I've never seen Sandstorm or Brainstorm at the B&Ms I've checked (Stanway Tollgate and Chelmsford). We do have Leader Jetfire (I already got the Japanese none bling version) and tons of Roadbusters.
     
  11. Powerglide1991

    Powerglide1991 Autobot

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    Wave 3 combiner wars is in Teeseide TRU! Along with the rid double pack things with megatronus and white prime, bee and underbite.

    hopefully they get Magnus soon, and bleedin Thundercracker
     
  12. Miragen

    Miragen Dinobot Warrior

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    Looking forward to sightings of CW wave 4. I feel compelled to pick them up, but feel I need to have them in hand first to decide if it's absolutely necessary. I refuse to pay more than 11.99 each though.
     
  13. SgtLemon

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    As Hasbro said in the email too me, should be in shops at the end of the month but stores might not put them out yet, so once its like near of the month ask them :p 
     
  14. Omegastoopreme

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    southend only got brainstorm this week so there is hope they might get him in.
     
  15. Exinferis

    Exinferis Liberate me Ex Inferis!

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    No-one else has any Brainstorm's because they're all at Lincoln! :lol  I was back there on Friday and there were dozens of them! A couple of Roadbusters and some Whirl's were also present, but nothing else. Also saw those dress up things someone mentioned (Gingerchris, payes?), but wasn't interested (no kids and I'm just a little to fat for them! ;)  ) so didn't look further. Also some Jetfires, Titan Heroes and a few Battle Attackers.

    TRU had another restock, this time of Thrilling 30 figures. Looked all through hoping for a Soundblaster, but it was all Steller-Byte's (just to counter the "Shit-Byte" comment I keep seeing :mad  ) and... urm... scrud, I've forgotten! Oh, yeah, Roadbusters! :lol 

    Used my voucher on a Legends Skywarp and two NuRiD Mincons (Dragonus and Sawback). Gingerchris, they were £4.49, not £4.99 as I stated, I must have misread the price the last time I was there.

    They also had a couple of Hot Spots, half a dozen Armada Megatron's (I'll get one when they're £20!) and some of the new NuRiD stuff; those Legion 2-packs and some differently coloured one-steps I think. I wasn't paying attention as I'm waiting for all the NuRid stuff to go on sale! Or turn up at B&M/HB as they're bound to do!

    Asda Living had a "sale" on. I say "sale" as the discounts were barely noticeable! I did see mukcy yellew Grimlock again. He looks soooo good in the card-back picture, why did Hasbro ruin him?! I just can't get past that nasty yellow, so I left him... for now! If he goes down I'll likely get him and re-paint him, but not at £11! (At least, I think he was £11. as Asda didn't seem to want to price anything. Something on that stand was £11!). They had the big 3-steps of Optimus and Bumblebee at £17.99 too, but I'm not crazy about them either, so left them. Will use the money saved for the upcoming hefty TT releases.

    Oh and I got an awesome Ghostbusters T-Shirt from upstairs! I almost walked past it, good job my Mum spotted it! Shame it wasn't out last year, but there you go. Now I need a BTTF one next year to celebrate the anniversay this year! ;) 

    Unrelated to TF, but interesting for the Bronies amongst you Morrisons had MLP POP figures for £1.88... after buying Dr. Hooves for £2.97 in Asda! Typical!
     
  16. Powerglide1991

    Powerglide1991 Autobot

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    Could be mid november, some tru's have only just stocked wave 3 (teesside being one of them)
     
  17. Ultra Ginrai

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    Combiner Wars Streetwise spotted in Castlepoint TK Maxx for £12.99.

    Address on price label reads: TJX Europe, Watford, WD17 1TX, UK.
     

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    Rotorstorm Wreck n’ rule

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    Curiously enough I have yet to see any Voyagers in either of my closest B&M stores (Retford and Worksop) but Doncaster did have brainstorm a couple of weeks ago. my Wilkos also has a £13 Whirl, if i didn't have one I would have bought it.

    Really want to find a cheap Skybyte.
     
  19. SgtLemon

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    Or like Wave 3 and start spotting them in Asda first. Asda seems to be getting rid of Combiner War quiet quickly while NU-RID shelf warms
     
  20. Underlord

    Underlord Frontier Psychiatrist.

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    Clacton b&m only had three whirls. Wonder if a double dealer restock is on the cards?