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Old 2005-02-14, 07:27 PM   #1
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the protectobots from the Universe line have hit the Uk i have managed to get 4 out of 6 but the weird thing is on this site they are marked as TF Universe but the Packaging has Energon Red on it

Please Expalin guys and what does series 1 mean on the package??


 
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Old 2005-02-14, 08:32 PM   #2
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Hasbro UK are just testing the water to see if it's worth bringing Universe over here I think (though considering they're in Energon packaging, shouldn't they have renamed them minicon combiners?). They've sold very fast at work despite being only half the price of a minicon set with a third of the figures...
 
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Old 2005-02-14, 09:09 PM   #3
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there's nothing to explain

series 1 = protectomicromasters (already out in Benelux)
series 2 = constructomicromasters (already out in Benelux)

and the TFU Tiny Tin minicons where Armada Tiny Tin minicons in Benelux
this because Europe will never get a full TFU line
 
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Old 2005-02-16, 08:10 PM   #4
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I found all 6 in Tesco tonight, at 2.97 each, so I bought the set.
 
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Old 2005-02-17, 03:16 PM   #5
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I'd be more tempted if they, y'know, made any changes to the figure. As it is, I've got Sixturbo. Wooo.
 
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Old 2005-02-17, 03:18 PM   #6
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Well, I brought mine from the 'co too... but somehow picked up Prowl twice instead of First Aid. I'm an idiot...
 
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Old 2005-02-17, 06:59 PM   #7
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yeah i got four all i need is Hotspot and Firstaid and presto i have the set!!
 
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Old 2005-02-18, 07:39 PM   #8
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My local TRU has them all except for Hot Spot so I did'nt bother. Knowing my luck. I'd buy the 5 and then never see the one I need.

TRU also had Energon Bulkhead, Unicron, Prime and Landmine on the shelves. Also had Armada Leserbeak still there and loads of G1 Powermaster Primes.

DID get one suprise though when I went in there. They had Galaxy Force figures (Convoy and Megatron 49.99 each and Thundercracker and Starscream 24.99 each) Picked up a Starscream
 

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Old 2005-02-19, 01:00 PM   #9
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How do Prowl fit in the Protectobots?
 
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Old 2005-02-19, 06:15 PM   #10
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Because Hasbro took six figures that have bugger-all to do with the Protectobots, and jammed old names on them in a lame attempt to make it fit.

Or, more literally, he's the torso.
 
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Old 2005-02-19, 06:30 PM   #11
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This makes the fourth (!) "Prowl" toy in the Universe line. So far, we have:

- Armada Emergency Team Mini-Con Prowl repaint (came with Universe Stockade & Magna Stampede)
- KB Toys exclusive Micromaster Series I repaint of Operation Combination Road Police
- Wal*Mart exclusive RiD Prowl repaint
- Wal*Mart exclusive RiD Spychanger Prowl 2 repaint that looks like G1 Red Alert (came with Universe Spychanger Optimus Prime)

A fifth "Universe" Prowl toy would be the repackaged "G1" Spychanger Prowl (yet another RiD Prowl 2 repaint) that was sold in Australia.
 
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Old 2005-02-19, 06:48 PM   #12
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i just got all six of them do you guys have information on the second team constructomicromasters i would appreaciate photos so i know what to look for and NAmes would be nice

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Old 2005-02-19, 06:55 PM   #13
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Originally posted by Nevermore

- Wal*Mart exclusive RiD Spychanger Prowl 2 repaint that looks like G1 Red Alert (came with Universe Spychanger Optimus Prime)
Best damn Universe figure yet, by miles. Not only did they put some effort in and actually change the thing, but they didn't let some sugar-high eight-year old decide the colour scheme with some crayons.

The G1 Prowl Spychanger rocks too. Amazing what decent paint apps can do to a mediocre mould, as Prowl2 was one of my least favourite RiD Spychangers...
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 01:51 AM   #14
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They had Galaxy Force figures
Since when did TRU UK start importing Japanese toys direct?
 
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Old 2005-02-20, 06:22 PM   #15
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Originally posted by Rookwise
My local TRU has them all except for Hot Spot so I did'nt bother. Knowing my luck. I'd buy the 5 and then never see the one I need.

TRU also had Energon Bulkhead, Unicron, Prime and Landmine on the shelves. Also had Armada Leserbeak still there and loads of G1 Powermaster Primes.

DID get one suprise though when I went in there. They had Galaxy Force figures (Convoy and Megatron 49.99 each and Thundercracker and Starscream 24.99 each) Picked up a Starscream
25 pound for a deluxe?? WHAHAHAHA thats expensive, and yeah, since when does TRU UK have Takara TFs?
 
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Old 2005-02-23, 02:59 PM   #16
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will other Tf universe products be packaged as TF Energon (please let Nemisis Prime be one) in the UK and what are the names of the constructomicromasters??
 
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Old 2005-02-23, 05:18 PM   #17
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Buckethead
Long Haul
Scrapper
Bonecrusher
Hightower
Quickmix

so far only minicons (Tiny Tin) and micromasters have been available in europe (that originaly were TFU in the states)
the tiny tins where packaged as Armada (it was the Skyboom shield team only)
 
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Old 2005-02-28, 12:42 PM   #18
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has anyone seen the Deceptercon Micromasters in the UK yet as i want to get them (Shinny green and Purple) also anyother Universe Product- say Nemisis Prime or Nemisis Obsidian???
 
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Old 2005-03-16, 02:21 PM   #19
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Are you sure these aren't Energon? I picked them up a couple of weeks ago and I'm pretty certain they are.
 
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Old 2005-03-16, 02:47 PM   #20
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they are only Energon in the Uk their origins are Universe, but they are treading the water for Universe by repackaging them as Energon, which figures did you pick Up Dinobot??
 
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