Where's my Air Raid? CW wave 2

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Where's my Air Raid? CW wave 2

Post by Prowl1984 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 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...
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Post by Knightdramon » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:30 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...
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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:49 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.

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Post by Prowl1984 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:24 pm

Awesome. I haven't tried combining him yet...I'm fussy like that...thanks guys!
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Post by Warcry » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:05 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.

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Post by Prowl1984 » Wed May 27, 2015 3:01 pm

Late May, still no Air Raid...sad times.
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Post by Rack 'n Ruin » Wed May 27, 2015 4:08 pm

Mine (ordered from Amazon.com) seems to be stuck in customs hell. :(
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Post by electro girl » Wed May 27, 2015 5:18 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.
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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed May 27, 2015 6:16 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:

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Post by Prowl1984 » Thu May 28, 2015 8:35 am

Good call on FP! Just put a pre order in with a manufacturer confirmed release date of June 15th!
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Post by Thunderwave » Thu May 28, 2015 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).
Warcry wrote: 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.

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Post by Tantrum » Tue Jun 02, 2015 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.
Thunderwave wrote: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.
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Post by Prowl1984 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:00 pm

*sigh* put back to 30th of July...
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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:16 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.

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:09 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?

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Post by Warcry » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:13 pm

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

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Post by Cliffjumper » Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:29 pm

Not expecting to see The Only Good Aerialbot anywhere near me. Somehow the Entertainer's offer of £16 [Vidiprinter]SIXTEEN[/vidiprinter] doesn't actually seem to have shifted any of the first wave.

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Post by Unicron » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:40 pm

Warcry wrote: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.

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Post by Sades » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:11 am

Yes, it can be done.
Warcry wrote: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.
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Post by Prowl1984 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:33 am

Still waiting...

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