United Kingdom Transformers Sightings

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

  1. Expeditor

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    Entertainer Woking finally has some siege deluxes in (Brunt, Reflector, Red Alert), as well as restocks of Springer and Starscream. Nothing that hasn't been available elsewhere for ages, but good for those that don't have a Smyths near them.

    Edit : also available on the website, except Brunt, but the website also has Hound.
     
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  2. JonzyYT

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    Loads of Siege figures listed for November, December and January releases on forbidden planet
     
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    Forbidden planet Birminghams got seige omega in now, ooo and the ko transforming gun dinosaurs are back in B&M!!
     
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    B&M had a rather interesting robot gun trio one of which I swear is modelled on 1986 Galvatron - only it's brown
     
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    Brighton Entertainer has Cyberverse Scraplet, Siege Springer, Hoist, Reflector, Red Alert and a bunch of other stuff, but those all new
     
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    Hoist?
     
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    Don't get excited, I imagine he means Brunt.
     
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    More confusion than excitement
     
  9. payres

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    Quality Save, Widnes, has its first real decent selection of TFs in years. Admittedly only 4 lines but pretty sure that had 0 last Christmas. QS stores are just like Home Bargains, almost identical branding but different owners. Both Scouse.
     

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    Fairly sure one actually supplies the other, can't remember the details. I think it's something like the owner of one has a distribution company too, and supplies the other company as well as their linked one. That's why there's always the same product, mainly, in both stores.

    If Home Bargains is stocking TFs then I'm not surprised that Quality Save is doing so too. Good to get the confirmation though!
     
  12. rlmiddleton

    rlmiddleton Tonight the streets are ours

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    Today was the latest day Smyths thought Siege Astrotrain would be in. Still says preorder on the site.
     
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  13. payres

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    A quick bit of digging shows that Home Bargains are, like the POTP, receiving the same wave of Last Knight toys, deluxe w1: Barricade, Decepticon Berserker, Bumblebee, Slash. If you see any TLK deluxe other than this, let us know.

    The POTP deluxe wave Home Bargains is getting is w1 as cheap imports: Swoop, Slug, Jazz and Dreadwind.

    FP has had w3 cheap (well Brum branch at least): Blot, Cutthroat, Sinnertwin and Jazz (again)

    Has someone bought w2 (Sludge, Snarl, Moonracer, Rippersnapper and Blackwing [two were only 1 per case and I can't recall which, not the Dinobots, they were 2pc]) or w4 (Novastar and w2 repacks)? B&M? Another of the bargain chains?
     
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    Once again proving that Smyths dates are at best a basis for negotiation. Their form for having stuff when they say is poor.
     
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    Is it Smyths only though? I mean Hasbro UK dates have about as much meaning as a politician’s promise.
     
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    Yes, a good point. It's probably Hasbro UK the dates have come from anyway....
     
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    Hb southend has the potp guys now. How do you spot the difference with jazz to see if its the revised one? The one I grabbed still has the symbols under the logo like the one I got new did. (grabbed the extra for my son to make up a combiner)
     
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    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    You'll know when they're coming cos peeps will be posting about getting their invoices from Kapow/ ID etc. ;) 
     
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    AFAIK the revised one only shipped in the w3 case. So if he's with Blot, Cutthroat and Sinnertwin, he'll be the revised one unless he's been shelf warming.

    Not sure it is possible to tell just from the cards. Possibly the Hasbro date stamp. I knew how to do this for Motormasterhttps://tfwiki.net/wiki/Motormaster_(G1)#Combiner_Wars
    . I think the date stamp is on the back of the cards, towards the bottom. The one on the Jazz I bought last night is 81171..... which doesn't make sense as these were on shelf late 17.....

    <EDIT>

    Opens...... Mine was a revised Jazz!

    Jazz (G1)/toys - Transformers Wiki
    So this must be a later rerun of w1..... which would tie in with the date code which I was reading and thinking it was telling me Nov 2018 and thinking that's wrong.

    The other two POTP deluxes I bought last night also have codes starting 811.....

    Interestingly there's a second Chinese text instruction sheet in there.....
     
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  20. JonzyYT

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    same with Thundercracker
     
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