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Buffalo certainly didn't. The only store in the Buffalo area that was even eligible to get them as the Hamburg store. The Amherst store, Williamsville store, and Niagara Falls store all got completely gipped.

 

Really? The Hamburg store is the one nowadays? For years the Williamsville? (Transit) store was THE one that got everything first. I stopped going to the other ones and have only been going to Transit and yes, they didn't get any Prime FE from what I can tell.

 

And about the distribution being "fair" it definately isn't. Ross got a different assortment than Marshalls did, which is why Windcharger never showed up in this area because there are no Ross stores.

Yep. I was lucky though. A friend of mine on Sector 70 managed to get a few from a "Five and Under" store (I think that's the name of the place), and sent me two RTS Windchargers, one of which I just repainted into Tailgate.

You mean "5 Below"? That's where I got my Windcharger.

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Buffalo certainly didn't. The only store in the Buffalo area that was even eligible to get them as the Hamburg store. The Amherst store, Williamsville store, and Niagara Falls store all got completely gipped.

 

Really? The Hamburg store is the one nowadays? For years the Williamsville? (Transit) store was THE one that got everything first. I stopped going to the other ones and have only been going to Transit and yes, they didn't get any Prime FE from what I can tell.

 

And about the distribution being "fair" it definately isn't. Ross got a different assortment than Marshalls did, which is why Windcharger never showed up in this area because there are no Ross stores.

Yep. I was lucky though. A friend of mine on Sector 70 managed to get a few from a "Five and Under" store (I think that's the name of the place), and sent me two RTS Windchargers, one of which I just repainted into Tailgate.

You mean "5 Below"? That's where I got my Windcharger.

Yep. That's the place. I was close. We don't have that chain in Buffalo. The closest, I believe, is in Rochester, so Buffalo never got the figure. :tfsad Thank God I was able to get two from my friend at Sector 70. Buffalo never got Jazz or Tracks either. I had to order those from Amazon Marketplace. Got two each.

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Buffalo certainly didn't. The only store in the Buffalo area that was even eligible to get them as the Hamburg store. The Amherst store, Williamsville store, and Niagara Falls store all got completely gipped.

 

Really? The Hamburg store is the one nowadays? For years the Williamsville? (Transit) store was THE one that got everything first. I stopped going to the other ones and have only been going to Transit and yes, they didn't get any Prime FE from what I can tell.

 

And about the distribution being "fair" it definately isn't. Ross got a different assortment than Marshalls did, which is why Windcharger never showed up in this area because there are no Ross stores.

Yep. I was lucky though. A friend of mine on Sector 70 managed to get a few from a "Five and Under" store (I think that's the name of the place), and sent me two RTS Windchargers, one of which I just repainted into Tailgate.

You mean "5 Below"? That's where I got my Windcharger.

Yep. That's the place. I was close. We don't have that chain in Buffalo. The closest, I believe, is in Rochester, so Buffalo never got the figure. :tfsad Thank God I was able to get two from my friend at Sector 70. Buffalo never got Jazz or Tracks either. I had to order those from Amazon Marketplace. Got two each.

Okay, cool. Dude, I obviously have access to different stores than you do. If you're looking for something PM me and I'll see what I can dig up. It's hit and miss but I've found stuff for Onslaught before.

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It'd be awesome if they just shipped 'em out to Marshall's/T.J. Maxx/Ross. The only thing better thn great TFs is great TFs at a discount.

Regardless, between this and that sweet FOC Bruticus I'm daring to dream Hasbro is actually becoming more responsive to their fans. Maybe.

When you can get a choice in the UK of what bots you want and not have to go to London or specialist on-line Import stores THEN they will have became as responsive as a Tequila worm. But for now we shall have to do with a wet balsa wood spring..

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It'd be awesome if they just shipped 'em out to Marshall's/T.J. Maxx/Ross. The only thing better thn great TFs is great TFs at a discount.

Regardless, between this and that sweet FOC Bruticus I'm daring to dream Hasbro is actually becoming more responsive to their fans. Maybe.

When you can get a choice in the UK of what bots you want and not have to go to London or specialist on-line Import stores THEN they will have became as responsive as a Tequila worm. But for now we shall have to do with a wet balsa wood spring..

Well, I meant in the U.S. I hope Hasbro is responsive to U.S. fans the way Takara is to Japanese fans. Europe seems to be in a weird dead zone where both Hasbro and Takara don't really give a crap.

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It'd be awesome if they just shipped 'em out to Marshall's/T.J. Maxx/Ross. The only thing better thn great TFs is great TFs at a discount.

Regardless, between this and that sweet FOC Bruticus I'm daring to dream Hasbro is actually becoming more responsive to their fans. Maybe.

When you can get a choice in the UK of what bots you want and not have to go to London or specialist on-line Import stores THEN they will have became as responsive as a Tequila worm. But for now we shall have to do with a wet balsa wood spring..

Well, I meant in the U.S. I hope Hasbro is responsive to U.S. fans the way Takara is to Japanese fans. Europe seems to be in a weird dead zone where both Hasbro and Takara don't really give a crap.

Hasbro Toy shop closing its UK website down doesnt help either.. You want choice? Pay the US->UK delivery ON TOP of the B.S. 100% price markup..

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It'd be awesome if they just shipped 'em out to Marshall's/T.J. Maxx/Ross. The only thing better thn great TFs is great TFs at a discount.

Regardless, between this and that sweet FOC Bruticus I'm daring to dream Hasbro is actually becoming more responsive to their fans. Maybe.

When you can get a choice in the UK of what bots you want and not have to go to London or specialist on-line Import stores THEN they will have became as responsive as a Tequila worm. But for now we shall have to do with a wet balsa wood spring..

Well, I meant in the U.S. I hope Hasbro is responsive to U.S. fans the way Takara is to Japanese fans. Europe seems to be in a weird dead zone where both Hasbro and Takara don't really give a crap.

Hasbro Toy shop closing its UK website down doesnt help either.. You want choice? Pay the US->UK delivery ON TOP of the B.S. 100% price markup..

Yeah, I talk to Sparkless alot. He lives in Spain and has to put up with the same garbage. I feel for you guys.

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Last night I stop buy a Toys R Us (1 of 3 within a 10 mile radius of my house) to take a look around to see if I could find anything. With everything I have going now I don't get to do it much. I noticed a TF Prime Bumblebee in the "RID" packaging. And when I picked it up I noticed he looked a little different from the FE that I was lucky to pick up (along with Arcee) a few months ago. At first I thought it might be a different class type because it was smaller than the FE version. But after examining the rest of the packaging... I got the feeling that something might be up.

 

Now I'm finding out that the FE molds are cancelled and these RID versions are going to replace them........ :fire :fire WTF HASBRO!?!?!?! This is bullshit! :fire :fire

 

IMO. These RID versions look like knockoffs of the FE versions. I was really looking forward to adding TFP to my collection and after looking at what they're giving us in return... I may end up passing on these guys but I don't know right now. I may just get the cyberverse figures. That's if they didn't cancel those too.

 

BIG FAIL HASBRO!!! You can take your apology and shove it!

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It's amazing what happens in 24 hours... I saw some Prime figs at target, Cliffjumper & Wheeljack... and I bought them both. Wheeljack's alt mode is awesome and I couldn't resist. So I take back my comments on passing on them but stand by everything else. I still feel that the 1st edition molds look better but there is nothing that any of us can do about that. The RID molds are what we are going to get. Going on ebay and trying to get the 1st edition figures I don't have is something I won't do. The prices they're charging for those guys are crazy. I just can't do it. Hopefully Hasblo will do what they say they will do and get those 1st edition figures out to us some how. Until then I'll be settling for the RID molds.

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