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Our thanks once again go out to Pete Brown for sending us a further update on the Toys R Us Transfomers situation. In case you have not been keeping up with the recent turn of events, on the 3rd May we reported that TRU UK have had Transformers Generations Voyager Class figures listed within their computer system since Feb though the toys had not hit the shelves. We followed that up on Saturday 4th May with the next piece of news via Pete which confirmed that Generations Metroplex will be released within the UK as a Toys R Us exclusive later in the year. Well as promised Pete has sent us further word on the current situation.
Having spoken once again to the manager at his local Toys R Us Pete was informed that the Toys R Us UK Head Office has actually been in touch with Hasbro UK to find out what has happened to these TRU exclusive figures. The word is that there has been a hold up at Hasbro UKs end which is why the figures have not shipped to UK retail but no specific explanation has been given. The good news is that the Voyager Class figures are now due to hit the TRUs in mid-July with the rest of the deluxes and Metroplex being released shortly after. No specific street date is available for those figures so shortly after could, potentially, be anything from 1 to 4 months.
Stay with us as we will bring you the very latest updates as we get them on this story
Our thanks once again go out to Pete Brown who has spoken once again to the manager at his local Toys R Us regarding their Transformers listings and following on from yesterday nights news we can now reveal that Transformers Generations Metroplex is set for a UK release as a Toys R Us exclusive later in the year!! Yes, you read that right, the big man is coming to UK high streets!
Pete also let us know there are two assortments of Dexlues and more legends class figures also listed within the Toys R Us computers More news. Just been on phone to manager at toys r us. Titan class metroplex is in their computer as well as two assortment of deluxe and more legends class. Again all tru exclusives. More info to follow on Tuesday hopefully all as TRU exclusives!! Who will they be? Well stay with us as Pete hopes to be able to bring us all further updates on Tuesday.
No street date is currently known for Metroplex, though he is due out in August within the US and the fact that he is already listed does suggest that the UK should not be too far behind.
Our thanks go to Pete Brown for letting us know that he spoke with the manager of Toys R Us Poole here within the UK earlier today, enquiring about the Transformers Fall of Cybertron Generations Voyager Class figures and to his surprise, the manager checked the computer and found that there were Voyager class figures from the Generations line being released within the UK as Toys R Us exclusives!! The second piece of information that he was given, was that the figures have a shelf date of February 2013, as in 3 months ago! Pete was told that the manager believes the figures have "just been held up" but Toys R Us do not know whether they are the FoC figures (which is most likely the case) or whether they are the Asian exclusives.
Pete has promised to update us if he hears more, so we will keep you all updated on this story.
In a follow-up to the story we published regarding Masterpiece Optimus Prime being released at Amazon UK a string of posts aimed at Hasbro UKs wall including this one by Chris Barrett, Hasbro UK replied stating that "".
Chris then responded with "", which lead to Hasbro UKs come back of "".
The original listing, which can be found here, is now listed as being out-of-stock with an unknown restock date but the figure is the number 1 selling toy on Amazon.co.uk.
We will update you on this story as more develops.
Update 10:33am: Hasbro Inc have replied to another post over on Facebook by Hector Hanslon after we replied pointing then in the direction of the actual listing on Amazon UK and posted the following response:
"Hello Hector, we are investigating this issue and will confirm the situation to fans as soon as we are able to. We can confirm that we have NOT shipped any stock to Amazon at this point in time. Please bear with us while we investigate the situation and find the right solution."