United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

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

  1. Seeaich

    Seeaich Inaction Master

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    It's possible, Phil, but AFAIK Kapow are sticking with Hasbro UK as previously announced and I haven't been asked to pay extra for air frieght or owt so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯?
    It might have to be a Tuesday PO Pick-up for me with the expected house occupancy between the stated delivery slot hours but rest assured I shall post a pic of the box front for reference!
     
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  2. Fort Max

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    In demand have jetfire at tfn but it's £95 and they have a disclaimer on the price tag declaring it as import stock, says UK stock arriving at end of August.
     
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  3. Goldlock

    Goldlock and don't call me Shirley

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    Ouch. I gave up waiting for Jetfire and bought him last week from Omegalock...with p&p, it was only an extra £1.50 on top of ID's regular price. Was well worth it to finally have him (the big boi is bloomin' banging) & not worry about another delay/possible last minute UK cancellation.

    Sighting wise - finally saw those smaller Cyberverse Spark Armour figures in person today in The Entertainer for £16. Only Screamer and Sky Byte on the shelf, so I picked up the shark bait out of curiosity....he blows the Generations version out of the water a bit, doesn't he!
     
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    Is there anywhere in-store or online that still has SS-18 VW Bumblebee? Can't find him anywhere.
     
  5. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Expensive Amazon third party seller based out of Italy:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079MTTYYG

    Expensive Italian eBay seller:
    TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE MAGGIOLINO VW BEETLE MOVIE FILM HASBRO STUDIO SERIES 18 | eBay

    Somewhat cheaper from Dreamland (Belgium), though not sure if they ship to the UK:
    Transformers Studio Series robot Bumblebee

    Meanwhile, Amazon Germany canceled my preorders for Omega Supreme and Greenlight. Has this happened to anyone who ordered them from Hasbro UK as well?
     
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  6. drmick

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    Any word on Kapow selling Seacons?

    Have Kapow or IDToys give any clue if they are trying offer Unicron?
     
  7. Seeaich

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    Kapow were costing out the Seacons according to a recent-ish FB post (about the time the full colour images of Turtler & Gulf dropped), no word on Unicron apart from them spreading the official promo links AFAIK.
     
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  8. wildfly

    wildfly Formerly the next big thing.

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    It's on TFSexpress in case you didn't know.

    if you've reservations about dealing with them, i've had no problems.
     
  9. drmick

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    I've had a few niggles with big items. Re-issue Trypticon was dispatched in a frankensteined two boxes taped together which definitely wasn't very strong, but thankfully survived ok.

    Grand Maximus got shipped just in its outer brown cardboard box, which was barely thicker than wrapping paper. As a consequence it didn't fare too well and it arrived with a massive hole in both boxes where something very heavy had punctured it in transit.

    I'm slightly worried about Unicron from them. Their Seacon prices are quite a bit higher than what IDToys had them at, so I'm waiting to see what Kapow list them at first.
     
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  10. saucesmithco

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    Hey folks! Have any UK retailers/e-tailers had the Phantomstrike Squadron boxset for sale yet (or are they planning to)?
     
  11. payres

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  12. JonzyYT

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    Visited Wallsend smyths today, I'll give you a chance to guess if Siege Jetfire was there or not.
     
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  13. Phil the drummist

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    If anyone is after SS Grimlock it might be worth heading to Smyths, just picked him up for £34.99.

    They’ve got a £5 off any purchase over £20 offer on but it seems it’s £5 for every £20, meaning I got £10 off Grimlock. He’s worth it for that price.
     

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    Just got my Springer in from Kapow. Can't remember how to tell if its euro stock so here's a pic

    20190819_112451.jpg
     
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    I expect @payres will need a pic of the back
     
  17. payres

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    Front's fine, text by the age rating, it's an import.

    For comparison, a Euro packaged Soundwave:

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    The packaging is about to change so we'll have no way of telling for a bit unless there's a secret code that can be cracked. Here's Barricade in the new, available everywhere packaging

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    If it's an import that means that Andy has done a very noble thing of giving us import figures at UK stock prices, which can't mean much of a profit, if any, for him. What a very wonderful chap.
     
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  19. payres

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    The Firestormers is the same price at Amazon.com

    https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-TRA-WFC-FIRESTORMER-Pack/dp/B07NZ7W14Z

    and that was only fractionally cheaper at Kapow

    Transformers Siege Firestormers Slamdance & G2 Sideswipe - Kapow Toys

    And more expensive at Amazon.co.uk!

    I don't think there's going to be anything gained waiting here. And the Amazon price is likely to go up if the pound tanks any further.

    IIRC the Amazon price looks very similar to what I paid for importing mine from Taiwan.

    I also don't recall seeing anyone say they got one at TFN
     
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  20. saucesmithco

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    Ugh. So what you're saying is... how much do I really love Skywarp? :oops: 
     
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