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Old 2005-01-26, 12:27 PM   #1
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i don't know if the Uk fans know but the Energon Megatron and Optimus Prime twin pack is out, Go to Argos and order one i shall.
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 12:59 PM   #2
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Think it was confirmed a few days ago along with Argos currently selling Alternator Windcharger.


Also. Woolworths are listing Energon Shockblast and Bulkhead on their online site.
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 01:20 PM   #3
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Think it was confirmed a few days ago along with Argos currently selling Alternator Windcharger.
Has it been confirmed as actually being in the catalogue now? Argos's website still shows Silverstreak, listed incorrectly as "Transformers Energon Subaru Impreza Car." Gen is that they've stopped stocking and returned existing stock.

Reports of purchases of Windcharger, though:
this link

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This also is a few days' old:
second link

So... it is in the book? Not in the book? Anyone know?
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 01:54 PM   #4
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Yeah, they've got the Prime and Megatron twin pack, Windcharger and Silverstreak in the new catalogue.
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 02:15 PM   #5
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Sweet.
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 02:48 PM   #6
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Yeah, Megs is tops, and OP isn't that bad. Enjoy.
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 02:58 PM   #7
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so, why are the UK only getting random alts?
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 03:40 PM   #8
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We're only going to get the ones whose alt mode is in production in the UK at a guess.


@Denyer

Deffo confirmed mate. Just been into my local Argos and got myself a Megs and Op pack. Did'nt bother with Windcharger cos I got one already 3 weeks ago

Alt Ravage arrived yesterday as well.
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 03:49 PM   #9
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Theories:

1) The vehicle design licenses aren't valid throughout all parts of Europe.

2) We're getting repackaged overstock.
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 03:58 PM   #10
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Yeah being in the UK sucks. Still haven't got my hands on Scorponok yet and my local Toysrus has been gutted over xmas with no more deliveries till feb. Bum!
 
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Old 2005-01-26, 08:27 PM   #11
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2) We're getting repackaged overstock.
Highly unlikely. If you were getting overstock your shelves would be full of Sideswipes, Hounds and Smokescreens...older stuff. Windcharger’s more or less new, and there’s no way he’d be hitting the overstock level already.

Besides, if Hasbro were buying back overstock and shipping it overseas at a significant rate, there wouldn’t be so many people in North America complaining that they’ve never seen any Alts past Dead End in stores.

More likely a liscence issue, as your other theory stated.
 
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Old 2005-01-27, 12:44 AM   #12
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When I say overstock, I don't mean boxes sold out to toy stores and currently sitting on warehouse shelves. I mean Windcharger may have been produced in more units, enabling direct supply, whereas existing Alternators are already in the distribution system and getting more would require another large production batch.
 
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Old 2005-01-27, 01:20 PM   #13
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I just assumed that as Argos are the only store carrying them over here they only stocked whichever alternator had been released closest to their catalouge updates...
 
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Old 2005-01-27, 07:55 PM   #14
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Just had a look at their website and would think twice not only dont pics match the names below but they tell you character and colour may vary if i 'm shelling out my money i want to know what i'm getting , not just shipping out some shelf warmer thats not selling or whatever the reasoning behind that disclaimer is , any one got any on detail s on how they work it , im probably just being awfully cynical
 
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