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Aero Blade
2013-06-30, 02:34 AM
Alrighty, dug up another guy I'm nosing around for, but I haven't been able to find much in the way of helpful information. Is this guy not out in the US yet, or am I just not looking in the right stores/websites?

Just to be specific, this is the guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHfo8qB5LUI

I've found him on ebay of course, at what's presumably a jacked up price tag since this guy is hard to find right now, at least in my efforts. I've also seen a listing on a website for a preorder but with a different name, as one of Takara's bots (G23 Dragotron (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11733&mode=retail)). Even the website there says the picture is of the American version, which I still haven't pinned down.

I feel like I'm chasing bigfoot with a convenience-store disposable camera and a stick :sweatdrop
If anyone's got solid info, I'd appreciate it.

Clay
2013-06-30, 07:15 AM
They're not actually out yet, from what I understand. Due within the next six weeks though from what the little cards with the Botcon displays say, though.

Skyquake87
2013-06-30, 10:47 AM
This is the huge 'leader class' scaled figure,right? If so,he's already available here in the uk at toys r us and seems to form part of the first wave of figures we got. He retails for 50 here.

Aero Blade
2013-06-30, 08:35 PM
Yeah, that's what I've been finding, meantions in Japan, UK and Australia right now, but not US yet.

I hate you guys ;)

Skyquake87
2013-07-01, 07:15 AM
I'm sure he'll turn up sooner or later. possibly.

Clay
2013-07-01, 09:04 PM
Well, I saw the optimus at TRU today, so I guess they're out in the states now too. Is predaking in the same wave?

Aero Blade
2013-07-01, 11:11 PM
I would assume so. I still got a day off tomorrow, so I know what I'm doing with it. Time for a dragon hunt :D

Aero Blade
2013-07-01, 11:46 PM
By the way, how much was that Optimus? That should be a good indication of how much I should expect for Predaking.

Clay
2013-07-02, 12:25 AM
By the way, how much was that Optimus? That should be a good indication of how much I should expect for Predaking.

$59.99. They had two of them, so I don't know for sure if the wave is 2x Optimus and 2x Predaking, or if it's just 2x Optimus and Predaking comes later.

Aero Blade
2013-07-02, 12:37 AM
It at least gives me a starting point. It's also entirely possible it makes it to your region but not mine yet, but it gives me a place to start. Thanks for the information :)

Thunderwave
2013-07-02, 02:26 AM
I saw the Optimus at the loical TRU last Thursday. Given how long it takes new toys to reach the local TRU, Optimus at least should be available everywhere.

Given the size of the box they probably only come 2 to a case. I'm betting Predaking isn't out just yet. I'm curious as to how he scales to the rest of the line.

Aero Blade
2013-07-02, 02:39 AM
From what I saw in a toy review (which is what started me on the hunt) he's about as big compared to the deluxe guys as he is compared to the cons in the cartoon (just a tad smaller).

Aero Blade
2013-07-02, 02:50 AM
Might as well share what I've been looking at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=6pz-J1N4goA&feature=endscreen

About 7:45 minutes into the vid for the size comparison. As compared to the toon, it's a perfect size ratio to the legend(?)/commander class bots, and just a bit smaller to the deluxe

Aero Blade
2013-07-11, 05:47 AM
Still getting a giant goose egg for my efforts. Anyone got any fresh Predaking sightings?

Blackjack
2013-07-11, 06:18 AM
I got mine a couple days ago in Singapore. Now to figure out how the hell do I fit this monster of a toy into my suitcase...

numbat
2013-07-11, 10:42 AM
Yeah, he's definitely out in the UK, ranging from 39.99 to 59.99 depending on where you buy him.

Ultimate Optimus Prime turned up in the UK about two or three weeks before Ultimate Predaking though, and the wave boxes indicate which figure is within (I think it's two per case judging from the size of the box?) - does that suggest they are actually independent waves?

Blackjack
2013-07-15, 09:53 AM
According to the Wiki, Ultimate class Predaking will only be out in the US as part of the 'Predacons Rising' subline. :)

Aero Blade
2013-07-15, 02:07 PM
A date would be lovely if you have one XD

Blackjack
2013-07-15, 02:12 PM
A quick search (http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/transformers-prime-beast-hunters-target-exclusive-predacons-rising-available-for-preorder-on-target/27874/) give the date at around August 8th, but apparently you can pre-order them?

Aero Blade
2013-07-15, 02:27 PM
*jumps on link*

Aero Blade
2013-07-22, 10:57 AM
Well I preordered my Predaking many days ago thanks to Black, but now I have the agony of waiting for the deadline to run down. I want my dragon! ;_;

Blackjack
2013-07-23, 11:20 AM
I shall take this opportunity to shamelessly recommend reading a review (http://tfarchive.com/community/showthread.php?t=51912) of the dragon while you wait.

Addl
2013-07-30, 01:56 AM
Just for interst:

On the weekend i visited a local tru here and they had this big black/orange dragon predaking fir around 500 rmb = 60 eur, so i guess china tru prices are equal to other countries.