United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

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

  1. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    I mean the more I think about it from sweet talk of parity with US/worldwide releases to in actuality not even parity with Amazon and UK street vendor retail seems almost malicious rather than incompetent.
     
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  2. rlmiddleton

    rlmiddleton Tonight the streets are ours

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    Meanwhile Smyths says they have Starscream in stock but he’s nowhere to be seen on the shelves.
     
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  3. simond

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    He has been seen on a number of shelves around the UK now so he's around
     
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  4. wildfly

    wildfly Formerly the next big thing.

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    I've tended to see it like this -

    Hasbro INC malice: The US gets first dibs, overseas branches get the leftovers.

    Hasbro UK incompetence: They're unsure what they'll be offered and when.

    Not angry about it any more. I buy at retail where possible, otherwise there's plenty of alternatives.
     
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  5. Whovastron

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    Anyone have any idea where I can find SS38 Op and Rampage online in stock? Everywhere seems to have run out. Amazon have Op but he’s currently a whopping £45.

    DOTM Megatron is less than retail there now however so I’d recommend getting him from there. He’s an alright figure
     
  6. rlmiddleton

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    Oh yeah, defo. The MK branch say there are two in their stock list. But they are nowhere to be found on the shop floor. Stock error apparently.
     
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  7. payres

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    Kapow have just got their Op, keep an eye on them as general stock may become available once preorders are done.

    Transformers Studio Series 38 Voyager Optimus Prime ( Bumblebee Movie ) - Kapow Toys

    He's also supposedly been seen in Toymasters
     
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    Interesting, I have the studio series search results saved a bookmark and Optimus disappeared. I assumed he had sold out with preorders and been taken down. Thanks for the link
     
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    I just got Cogman and shatter shipped from Kapow but no word on the BB prime and rampage I ordered from id. Meanwhile I found siege starscream and Soundwave in smyths yesterday while Kapow is still gradually recieving their wave two stuff.
    On the high street Toybarnhaus in Redhill has still not put a single new product on it's shelves since they got wave one of siege back in November.
    In short it seems to be a different story for each individual retailer no matter how big or small they are. :/
     
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    Were they in the usual transformers section? Didn't see anything today
     
  11. jon trooper

    jon trooper Starscream addict

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    I ended up going with US amazon for rampage worked out at £34 all together didn’t know if kapow would be getting him or ID anymore
     
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    Picked up a Nitro Zeus in my local B&M today, they also had voyager scorn. Not exactly ultra bargains, he ran me £20, but a fine price and nice to have a copy
     
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    Is that old stock of B&M? Thats so weird.
     
  14. payres

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    Not really. B&M are essentially a discounter so will sell anything that they can get their hands on.

    Any chance of a box photo and a picture of any import labels?
     
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    Yeah I know, wasn't sure if B&M had them before though.
     
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    Smyths Salford HAD one Voyager SWfC StarScream. It's now stood next to me. They do have the £15 SS but non of the £10 deluxes. One Leader Shockwave and the AoE OP, Megs & DS. Loads of the still £45 overlords. Must. Reduce. Them. In. Price!!!
     
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    Just went to London Forbidden Planet and found they have stock of Sixgun if there’s anyone after him.

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    Went back into Smyths. One of the mysterious “in stock but nowhere to be found on the shelves” Soundwaves are now on the shelves. No sign of Starscream though...I bet some asshat hid them somewhere.
     
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