United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

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

  1. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    No release is known of.

    IDtoys briefly has some available to order on Exclusive Apocalypse day. Briefly, as in "sold out in under an hour". The listing vanished in the server upgrade that weekend with problems viewing any orders for it thanks to the same upgrade.

    Nowt been heard of it since, time for a chase I think.

    Robotkingdom has had some once or twice but it's long gone. Your only current source is going in an actual Hong Kong TRU!

    Not yet out in the US. When that happens it's eBay availability should improve.

    The Rainmaker 3 pack and Micromaster 10 pack have also proved tough to get here. Thought they might be someone's exclusives here.

    None of these three has a known EAN (European Barcode) so a UK release is unlikely UPC/EAN barcode list for modern Transformers toys
     
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    Someone commented on a post of theirs asking about it, and they said something like they will be stocking it but are waiting for exact numbers before putting it on the site. Don't remember exactly, but was something like that.
     
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    Can confirm I have also seen this reply to an FB query or a similar one post-sold out listing, where they stated they would be bringing Ratchet to the UK.
     
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    I'm surprised there have been so few on eBay if it's available in Hong Kong.
     
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    IIRC, it's TRU exclusive in Asia. (?)

    That may part of the reason?
     
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    This was me if on the tf uk group? I spoke to them over the phone on Wednesday. They are waiting for Walgreens America to get ratchet on the shelves. They have a contact in America that sources stuff for them, but they won’t know how many they can and will get until in stock which can be anytime soonish. They wouldn’t be at cost though so I would assume could be bout £30ish.
     
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    Omega has arrived and he is WONDERFUL!!!
     
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    Your post seems more recent info than the one I recall seeing which was at least a fortnight or more ago, I don't believe I've seen yours yet, thanks for spreading the Info though!
     
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    There’s a couple of us that have mentioned it over the past months lol. I’ve spoken to ID toys about it a few times whilst chasing other items up such as soundblaster

    I think by the sounds of it it’s gonna be another blink or you’ll miss it scenario with them and ratchet, so I’m watching their site like laserbeak
     
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    Luckily, I got in under the wire the first time. I was intending to wait for Kapow but the ol' antenna twitched, possibly due to Lancer being exclusive to them, and I slammed one in the basket during that what turned out to be a very brief window.
     
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    I'm presuming you too are still waiting for it?
     
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    For Lancer? Yeah, I saw a recent FB reply today that said "next week" but also "hopefully". If Ratchet, then I was already running under the assumption that it would be some time after the Walgreens release anyway.
     
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    The later, Ratchet.
     
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    Ah, didn't know that part, what a pita. :/
     
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    Still shedloads of Siege Wave 4 at Bradford SMYTHS, Barricades aplenty, 3 or 4 Mirages (despite them having none when I was on the hunt for a replacement, innit always be that way?), 1 Red, 2 Impactors, 4 or 5 Brunts, and about the same in Sixguns!
     
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    So. One of my of local B&Ms (Teesbay Retail Park Hartlepool) had Transformers Authentics. They had all the big "Alpha" guys at £7.99 and all the small "Bravo" at £3.99. Came away with 2 Bravos.
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    Edit: OK wow. I feel like the "Transformers Authentics" idea is a case of Hasbro going "No honestly these are real Transformers" cos the plastic is KO quality. Glad I didn't get one of the bigger ones.
     
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    Oh dear I wish the earlier sightings had been clearer on this point. I imported mine for about £5 each as I thought they were going to be £7.99 for the small ones.

    Oh well as least I can chase the bigger ones now.
     
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    Makes you wonder if Hasbro actually wants people to buy their figures. I could understand making Grotusque a difficult to get exclusive, but Ratchet was a main character in the original series - for a long time the only Doctor.
     
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    Is it me or is it getting harder to obtain Transformers, I mean i know getting transformers in the uk at times has not been easy, but even getting them online, so many places are now getting different figures and classes, e.g. for a while it was really difficult to even find preorders for the off road patrol, and now everything seems to be available for pre order for the final siege wave, apart from the two micromaster sets again.
     
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