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Zulithe 10-01-2012 06:43 AM

UK Toy Sightings
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...tles&x=11&y=16

Sorry, these are PRE-ORDERS, my mistake. But still, hop on that!

The classic line are very rare here in the USA these last few weeks. Don't miss out in case the same happens to you!

Go go go go!

I do not know anything about UK pricing so sorry if these are ovepriced :p

Discogod 10-01-2012 08:57 AM

Just preorders so far. Good price for the Classics (same price as RRP), not so good for the regular figures, which will have a RRP of 7.99, I believe. The regular figures should be out over here by the end of the month anyway, although according to Playmates UK we'll have to wait another 6 months for the Classics.

I might pop down to Smyths tomorrow and try and get some prices - I know they've been on the system there for a while...

HugeBadWolf 10-04-2012 08:44 AM

The Nick foguires and the Classics are both listed on The Entertainer's site too
http://www.thetoyshop.com/Action-toy...3Abrand%3Atmnt

Shame they're a tenner each, was hoping they'd be around 8,
10 works out at nearly twice US retail :(

Will have to see some Classics guys before I decide whether to get them all or not, defo after a Raph tho :)


Cheers,
Doug

Discogod 10-04-2012 12:24 PM

Entertainer's a bit of a crapshoot - sometimes they're much cheaper than TRU and the like, sometimes they're a couple of quid more. They tend to price the stuff that sells well higher, so it could mean they expect to shift a lot of Turtles.

TRU have confirmed that they'll be stocking the Nick figures from December 1st, although it wouldn't surprise me if they're out earlier than that.

marcelangelo 10-04-2012 01:54 PM

man, I am happy for you, compadres!although the show doesn't come on the air that much later here in germany, we won't see the toys until 2013 sometime said toys r us;(...
hope they'll quickley reduce the price though!

HugeBadWolf 10-04-2012 02:48 PM

When did Thundercats toys come out last year?
They were due in Dec but showed up early. Wondering if TMNT will do the same.

Is there a website for playmates UK? No mention of Turtles on the Flair site.

Cheers,
Doug

Zulithe 10-04-2012 03:06 PM

HugeBadWolf, welcome to our board! I see you only have two posts and both are in this thread :P

Discogod 10-04-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HugeBadWolf (Post 1006358)
Is there a website for playmates UK? No mention of Turtles on the Flair site.

Cheers,
Doug

Nope. They've never had a UK-specific site. The line's being distributed through Giochi Preziosi, although there's nothing TMNT-related on their website. There's a disturbing lack of info anywhere...

Chris 10-04-2012 04:46 PM

Nice price on the Classics but man the price for the Nick figures sucks. I got a set of the 4 Turtles for 46 off ebay and that included shipping from US to UK!

I'll get them in store as I want to support the line and I like to pick the best paint jobs, but really these should be 7.99 max. Ah we'll, at least I won't notice the price jump as much when UK retail stops getting the new figures and I have to switch to ebay.

We made it to some of the early season 2 figures for 2K3 (if I remember right), I'm gonna be optimistic and say we might keep getting new figures until season 3 for the Nick show as I'm expecting the movie to give the line a boost between seasons 2 and 3 this time around.

HugeBadWolf 10-05-2012 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zulithe (Post 1006374)
HugeBadWolf, welcome to our board! I see you only have two posts and both are in this thread :P

Thanks!
Will have to get round to making an Introduction thread :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Discogod (Post 1006407)
Nope. They've never had a UK-specific site. The line's being distributed through Giochi Preziosi, although there's nothing TMNT-related on their website. There's a disturbing lack of info anywhere...

Rats, oh wells, will have to hope that TMNT proves popular enough to get flair to acknowledge they exist :) or even to knock the Trash Pack off of the front of their site :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris (Post 1006442)
Nice price on the Classics but man the price for the Nick figures sucks. I got a set of the 4 Turtles for 46 off ebay and that included shipping from US to UK!

I'll get them in store as I want to support the line and I like to pick the best paint jobs, but really these should be 7.99 max. Ah we'll, at least I won't notice the price jump as much when UK retail stops getting the new figures and I have to switch to ebay.

We made it to some of the early season 2 figures for 2K3 (if I remember right), I'm gonna be optimistic and say we might keep getting new figures until season 3 for the Nick show as I'm expecting the movie to give the line a boost between seasons 2 and 3 this time around.

Same here, thought I'd be overpaying by a fair whack to get them early, turns out I didn't...
Would hope the line lasts long enough to see Metalhead over here at least, so worried that the line is going to follow in the footsteps of Thundercats tho...

Cheers,
Doug

Chris 10-05-2012 01:00 PM

Yeah, the price kinda makes me wish I'd bought the full set off ebay, I think that might have actually worked out cheaper with one set I saw!

I kinda hoping that with us getting the line late we get the newer cases which include wave 1 and 1.5 straight away since the new figures aren't actually a new wave. Probably not but hopefully we'll at least get 1.5 before Christmas.

I wouldn't worry about support. In the US it sounds like the line is doing very well and TMNT has had a much bigger marketing push both in the US and here than Thundercats could ever dream of (which is a shame because the show was awesome and deserved a second season). 2K3 was never big over here and the line still lasted about 2 years at retail and after the movie we got more figures than the US (though I never did find Shredder), so with the new movie planned to come out in 2014, between seasons 2 and 3, there should be plenty of retail support for the figures.

SS Kakarot 10-12-2012 11:31 AM

The Entertainer has added a special pre-order countdown on their website:
http://www.thetoyshop.com/Teenage-Mu...Turtles/c/tmnt

HugeBadWolf 10-15-2012 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SS Kakarot (Post 1009561)
The Entertainer has added a special pre-order countdown on their website:
http://www.thetoyshop.com/Teenage-Mu...Turtles/c/tmnt

That's quite cool!
Nice to see they're getting behind the line

Cheers,
Doug

Oculus Orbus 10-15-2012 09:09 AM

I wonder if UK shops will be allowed to sell the toys outside the UK, or if I'm gonna have to wait forever until they decide to release them in Spain. But man, the pice for the Classic Line is really really good.

HerpDerp 10-17-2012 05:42 AM

Toys are now available at Argos for pre-order:
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Browse...urtles%7C1.htm

TheBlueTurtle1 10-17-2012 05:47 AM

I pre ordered my set of nicks, was also kinda hoping they would be around 8 each. (maybe they will drop in price before release) and that is a good price for the classics, About what I paid for them, and got them early.

SS Kakarot 11-04-2012 08:10 AM

I noticed that Toys R Us also has a pre-order page:
http://www.toysrus.co.uk/browse/prod...-ninja-turtles

Can't find anything TMNT yet on other European toy websites.

HugeBadWolf 11-26-2012 06:51 AM

Hi,

Great news for all Uk'ers, TRU has the Nick toys and the Classics in!
My local (Reading) had at least one of everything, aside from Splinter, Foot ninja and April basics.
Plenty of Classics, picked up a Raph :)

Was a nice surprise for a wet Monday :)

Cheers,
Doug

SS Kakarot 02-01-2013 12:31 PM

Amazon has put pages up for Dogpound and Fishface.
Not in stock, and no Metalhead yet, but it looks like they are coming!

raven6859 02-02-2013 08:10 PM

Thanks for the heads up!


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