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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Zippo » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:24 pm

Headed to my first Toys R Us in Doncaster and saw a few exclusives that I hadn't seen before

Iron Man 2 - Fury of Combat $50AU
Transformers HFTD - Rampage Among the Ruins (Rampage, Bumblebee, Ravage) $70AU
Transformers 2 - Shanghi Showdown (White Demolisher, Mudflap/Skids (Ice Cream))
Transformers HFTD - Legends Devastator (Green)
Star Wars Clone Wars - Kul Teska $25
Star Wars Clone Wars - Nahdar Vebb $18
Star Wars Clone Wars - Nikto Guard $18
Star Wars Mini Mighty Muggs - Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88
Star Wars - Vintage Packaged AT-AT $250

Target stores are also clearing Reveal the Shield Legends, Deluxes and Voyagers which means I have purchased more than I intended to as with the clearance price it means I was able to get them for close to NZ retail price (slightly over)

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Zippo » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:16 pm

One more report (as I found something new)
Buster Prime and Jetfire repaint (Asian release) found in Kmart - battered box but was on clearence.
Now mine (box open and left behind as it was huge)

Also a bit of a DOH moment.
After heading to a Toyworld in a huge Westfield on Friday and finding they had NO transformers at all, I headed back there on Sunday and found RtS Voyagers for $25AU (about $38NZ) and Deluxes for $15AU (about $25NZ) - after I had purchased a bunch for slighly higer prices.

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Zippo » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:53 pm

Right, currently on the Gold Coast and doing what I do best on these trips, getting on a bus and doing toy hunts.

So far been to a few malls - mostly dotm stuff on the shelf and nothing past wave two. Few exclusives available though including masterpeice rodimus at toys r us for $80au, dotm scan series Ironhide and Sideswipe at toys r us for $30au, cyberverse legends four pack at toys r us for $30au, human alliance sideswipe and icepick at Kmart for $25au and quite a few generations warpath, thundercracker and wheeljack at Kmart for $25au.

Most of the chain stores are also stocking the Takara Jetwong Prime for around $170au. The box is massive, really massive! All thoughts of buying and deboxing had to go out the window as the wings are huge!

On the non Transformers front, Captain America toys sighted, basic and deluxe but cheaper to import from somewhere like BBTS. Still only wave one of Thor movie toys, but wave two of the basic green lanturn toys.

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Dr Syn » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:12 pm

Zippo wrote:Right, currently on the Gold Coast and doing what I do best on these trips, getting on a bus and doing toy hunts.

,,,cyberverse legends four pack at toys r us for $30au...



I'm guessing that is this set?

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Zippo » Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:56 am

Yep, that's the set.

Headed to a Big W today which allowed me to check out their exclusives - human alliance skids and stealth bumblebee for $30au each, deluxe prime for $20au, bash bots (didn't scan). Tempting to get some skids but the air in the box means shipping them back which kills savings.

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby jalbert009 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:24 pm

Zippo wrote:Yep, that's the set.

Headed to a Big W today which allowed me to check out their exclusives - human alliance skids and stealth bumblebee for $30au each, deluxe prime for $20au, bash bots (didn't scan). Tempting to get some skids but the air in the box means shipping them back which kills savings.


What do you mean by air in the box and shipping em? couldn't you just put it in ur bag?

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Gravitron » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:32 pm

$30au for HA's. Why were we paying $80nz for the ROTF ones? Price drop?
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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby omegaprime » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:50 pm

nah we got screwed good in that case some things even from hasbro we get charged way to much for

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby jalbert009 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:56 pm

Gravitron wrote:$30au for HA's. Why were we paying $80nz for the ROTF ones? Price drop?


I just paid 30$ US for HA Roadbuster. $80nz is way too much. hope their not that price when released here.

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Zippo » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:09 pm

jalbert009 wrote:
Zippo wrote:What do you mean by air in the box and shipping em? couldn't you just put it in ur bag?


The size of the box in relation to the figure inside, packaging overkill.

Headed out again today, pretty much the same figures in most stores, nothing that hasn't been seen in New Zealand aside from a select few sightings of Laserbeak and Thundercracker deluxes from wave three.

Target did have a few new rescue bots - the small human with accessory as all as bumblebee's garage.

An older and not expected sighting, Masterpiece Starscream and Skywarp at Toyworld, $100au each.

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Zippo » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:50 pm

Woolworth's supermarkets have a clearance on pcc two packs, have sighted the last wave including undertow and the mudslinger repaint.

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Gravitron » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:06 am

Zippo wrote:Woolworth's supermarkets have a clearance on pcc two packs, have sighted the last wave including undertow and the mudslinger repaint.

Any sightings of the last wave? Wouldn't mind a heavy tread if i can find locally.
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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Zippo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:29 am

Yep, him and the plane from wave four found alongside the wave five figures.

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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby green dragoon » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:25 am

Zippo wrote:
jalbert009 wrote:
Zippo wrote:
Target did have a few new rescue bots - the small human with accessory as all as bumblebee's garage.


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Re: Sightings - Australia

Postby Zippo » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:46 pm

Traveled to Brisbane today for the last few days of my holiday.
CBD is mostly a wasteland for anything new, though I did see Cyberfire Bumblebee so Wave 4 deluxes are out.

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