As a big fan of Playskool’s Go-Bots toy line, I’ve been looking forward to their new Transformers Rescue Bots toys. On a tip from a fellow fan, I hit my local Toys R Us to find nearly the entire first wave of toys. Along with the first wave of transforming toys ($11.99), which includes Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Heatwave, they had the larger, electronic Rescue Bots ($24.99). Like Hasbro’s Power Bots, these do not transform.
My local Toys R Us also had the new Rescue Bots two-packs ($5.99). These sets include a human figure as well as a small vehicle. And no, the vehicle doesn’t turn into a robot.
Despite my appreciation for Human Alliance, I really wasn’t too excited about these two-packs until I saw that the vehicle turned into a tool/weapon for the transforming Rescue Bot toys.
If you can’t find the Rescue Bots at your local Toys R Us, check by the other Playskool toys. Most likely, they will not be by the Transformers.
If you’re looking for the latest and greatest Star Wars toys, you’ll want to swing by your local Toys R Us. The retailer has opened a Star Wars “shop” in the front of its stores with a wide selection of toys from both Hasbro and Lego. My local Toys R Us was fully stocked with AT-AT’s as well as the exclusive Slave 1.
Toys R Us is running a sale on basic Star Wars figures this week. Normally priced at $6.99 each, Clone Wars, Legacy and Saga Legends figures are now two for $10.99.
If Transformers are your thing, Toys R Us also has Revenge of the Fallen deluxe figures on sale for $7.99. This is a pretty good price considering they normally go for $11.99 at TRU and $10 at Target and Walmart.
While out looking for Animated Arcee and Ratchet at my local Toys R Us, I came across the new Transformers “Shanghai Showdown” three pack. This exclusive set includes a “dirty” Mudflap/Skids ice cream truck and a white repaint of Demolishor. Unlike some of TRU’s other exclusives, this set is priced at a reasonable $29.99.
If you missed the Turbo Tank deal at Target a few months ago, you’ll probably want to hit your local Toys R Us on November 1st. According to Yakface, the retailer will have the Turbo Tank and the exclusive Republic “Crumb Bomber” Gunship on sale for $79.99 and $49.99, respectively.
The Star Wars Ralph McQuarrie box sets have begun to show up at Toys R Us stores across the country. The sets are priced at $39.99 and include 6-7 figures. This really isn’t that bad of deal, especially when you consider that some of the figures were exclusives that still go for nearly $20 each.
If you haven’t had your fill of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen toys yet, you’re in luck. The Toys R Us exclusive Gathering at the Nemesis set has begun to hit stores in the U.S. Mr. Sparklebot of the TFW2005 boards found this box set at the TRU store in Murray, Utah. The Gathering at the Nemesis includes the Fallen, a G1 colored Soundwave and a (yet another) repaint of the Voyager class Megatron toy from the 2007 movie.
If you missed Toys R Us’ Transformers Universe sale the first time around, you’re in luck. Until August 5th, you can pick up Universe Ultras and Voyagers for 50% off. As before, the sale does not include deluxe class Universe figures, ROTF toys or the exclusive Universe Ultras.
If you missed the Star Wars The Clone Wars AT-TE the first time around, Toys R Us is giving you another chance to pick up this badass toy. Better yet, as part of their “Christmas in July” promotion, they will have the AT-TE on sale for a mere $49.99. The sale begins on July 19th and you’ll probably want to be there when the doors open if you want to score one of these. Otherwise, if you’d rather sleep in and pay to have it shipped to your home, the AT-TE is already on sale online for $49.99.
It appears that Toys R Us is trying to clear out the huge pile of Transformers Universe and Animated toys clogging up the shelves at most stores. Until July 18th, you can pick up Universe Ultras and Voyagers as well as Animated Supreme, Leaders and Bumper Battlers for 50% off. Unfortunately, the sale does not include deluxe class figures, Animated Voyagers or the exclusive Universe Ultras.