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Prowl1984
2015-04-22, 11:12 AM
I've seen that wave 2 is out everywhere but the UK...any estimates on when we'll get it? Superior needs an arm...

Knightdramon
2015-04-22, 06:30 PM
Both KAPOW and Masterforce got them in stock last month and are now in the process of a restock.

For actual stores, no clue...

Skyquake87
2015-04-22, 07:49 PM
Kapow and Masterforce had the US releases.

For UK retailers, the second wave stock should be arriving in late May 2015. Multilingual packs come with a trading card instead of the comics. It says here.

Prowl1984
2015-04-22, 08:24 PM
Awesome. I haven't tried combining him yet...I'm fussy like that...thanks guys!

Warcry
2015-04-23, 05:05 PM
My Superion is currently standing on a shelf with one arm, waiting for his Air Raid. :( Although the second wave is theoretically out here now, I still haven't seen any of them on the pegs.

I can understand why they didn't want to have three Deluxe jets on the shelf at once, but I really do wish that they'd managed to put all four Aerialbots out in the same wave in spite of that. Though unlike most lines, the first wave of CW actually does seem to be selling pretty well and not becoming shelfwarmers around here (aside from that ghastly Optimus) so hopefully waves 2 and 3 will show up in good numbers soon.

Prowl1984
2015-05-27, 03:01 PM
Late May, still no Air Raid...sad times.

Rack 'n Ruin
2015-05-27, 04:08 PM
Mine (ordered from Amazon.com) seems to be stuck in customs hell. :(

electro girl
2015-05-27, 05:18 PM
I drove all over Hull today looking for anything after wave one after I heard wave 3 had been spotted at an Asda just an hour away in Leeds. Nuthin, nada, Fella at Smyths said try next week but I'm not holding my breath.

Skyquake87
2015-05-27, 06:16 PM
I have found Wave 2 at Forbidden Planet (dot com).

Put in a pre-order for Dead End, Air Raid, Blackjack and Motormaster about a month ago as they had 20% off the RRP. Dead End and Air Raid turned up yesterday :)

Looking at the site, they're still showing as pre-order:

https://forbiddenplanet.com/?q=Transformers+Combiner+Wars

Prowl1984
2015-05-28, 08:35 AM
Good call on FP! Just put a pre order in with a manufacturer confirmed release date of June 15th!

Thunderwave
2015-05-28, 12:39 PM
If it makes you guys feel any better I'm in the US and my local stores are a joke as well. Sometimes we don't even get product in at all (like that Arcee/Ratchet exclusive wave from Animated).


I can understand why they didn't want to have three Deluxe jets on the shelf at once, but I really do wish that they'd managed to put all four Aerialbots out in the same wave in spite of that.

So about that. I'm willing to bet that it's because about 3/4th of Air Raid is also Skydive more then anything. It would also explain why Alpha Bravo got pressed into service. Basically Hasbro/Takara have 2 deluxe jet molds for CW and didn't want to create any more. It wouldn't surprise me if we get random jet transformer decos of them later down the line just so Hasbro and Takara can use the molds more, kind of like redecoing Drag Strip as Mirage or Breakdown as Sunstreaker.

Tantrum
2015-06-02, 11:29 PM
I've seen the wave 2 Stunticons (and Dragstrip w/comic) at Wal-Mart, but no Air-Raid anywhere. I ordered mine from Hasbro Toy Shop a month ago.

So about that. I'm willing to bet that it's because about 3/4th of Air Raid is also Skydive more then anything. It would also explain why Alpha Bravo got pressed into service. Basically Hasbro/Takara have 2 deluxe jet molds for CW and didn't want to create any more.This wouldn't be so bad if all the jets weren't part of the same team. I'm still a bit bummed that Quickslinger is a straight repaint of Fireflight. Even just remolding the wings and nose would have been enough to give them different looks.

Prowl1984
2015-06-16, 01:00 PM
*sigh* put back to 30th of July...

Skyquake87
2015-06-17, 05:16 AM
Yup. My order for Motormaster and Blackjack has been put back until August/ September thru FP. I suspect this due to importing stuffs. Not helped by Hasbro UK completely skipping Wave 2, I'd imagine.

Brendocon 2.0
2015-07-10, 08:09 PM
What up humans. Figured this was as good a place to ask the question as any.

Regarding Combiner Wars Superion - can the legs be rotated so that the robot chests are facing forward, or does the set-up only work with the jet kibble on the shins?

Cheers folk.

Warcry
2015-07-10, 08:13 PM
I think you'd be able to put him together that way easily enough, but it would neuter his knee articulation.

Cliffjumper
2015-07-10, 08:29 PM
Not expecting to see The Only Good Aerialbot anywhere near me. Somehow the Entertainer's offer of 16 SIXTEEN doesn't actually seem to have shifted any of the first wave.

Unicron
2015-07-10, 09:40 PM
I think you'd be able to put him together that way easily enough, but it would neuter his knee articulation.

Mostly neuter it. You can use Silverbolts elbows as knees instead, but that results in really short thighs.

Sades
2015-07-11, 06:11 AM
Yes, it can be done.

I think you'd be able to put him together that way easily enough, but it would neuter his knee articulation.

This is pretty much exactly what happens.

Prowl1984
2015-08-19, 07:33 AM
Still waiting...

Cliffjumper
2015-08-19, 07:43 AM
Cool story, bro. Turn your massive sig off for that level of contribution.

Prowl1984
2015-09-07, 10:03 PM
Picked him up on Amazon for more than I'd like to admit...heard from numerous sources that wave 2 just isn't happening over here. DAMN YOUUU HASBROOOO!

Skyquake87
2015-09-28, 07:14 PM
I've scrapped my FP order for Motormaster and Blackjack (has been delayed four times this year already) as Amazon.com have them shipped to the UK for roughly the same price (inc import taxes etc).

Anyone else still after these two, the mighty tax dodgers might be your best bet. As in stock Amazon Prime items, they shouldn't be a bother for UK consumers. Motormaster is $24.99 and Blackjack $9.99 + shipping came to just over 36 GBP.