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Transformers Purchased in July 2013

I usually try to make at least 4 blog posts a month. Look to the lower right in Archives and you will see I’ve been doing that all year. But that trend stopped in July. I certainly did not intend to ignore Transformers Roll Out for so long. I’m still very much into Transformers, and I hunt for figures whenever and wherever I can. But life has a habit of getting in the way. I’ve been busy, mostly the good kind of busy. For the first time in a long time, I feel like my life is moving forward. Still, all this translates to me not having enough time for this blog.

At the very minimum, I need to report my purchases for July. Much like May of this year, I didn’t find any TFs til late in the month. I really was beginning to think July would be a Transformer-less month, then in the final week the figures took me by storm. Here they are.

  • Generations Thrilling 30 Sandstorm, amazon.com, $22.99

  • Generations Thrilling 30 Trailcutter x 2, Target, $12.99 each
  • Generations Thrilling 30 Megatron, Target, $12.99
  • Generations Thrilling 30 Orion Pax, Target, $12.99
  • Generations Thrilling 30 Bumblebee, Target, $12.99

  • Generations Fall of Cybertron Roadbuster, Walmart, $12.97
  • Generations Fall of Cybertron Twintwist, Walmart, $12.97
  • Generations Fall of Cybertron Topspin, Walmart, $12.97
  • Generations Fall of Cybertron Impactor, Walmart, $12.97
  • Generations Fall of Cybertron Whirl, Walmart, $12.97

That’s a total of 11 figures for July, all from Generations. So far I only opened Orion Pax and one of the Trailcutters.

I first spotted Sandstorm late in the month on Amazon. I wasted no time getting him. I heard nothing but rave reviews for him, and the recent Hasbro Triple Changers have been awesome. I assumed Sandstorm is a brand new mold. It wasn’t until after I bought him I learned that he’s a rework of Trilling 30 Springer. I say rework because saying repaint feels like such a injustice. The two figures are off the same general mold, but Hasbro made so many differences off the Springer mold that Sandstorm feels like a completely different figure. I haven’t opened Sandstorm yet. But if he’s anything like Springer, I will like him.

On July 25th, I went to a Oakland A’s game with the GF. On the way back from the game, I stopped by Walmart for some snacks since I was seriously hungry. Lo and behold, I find the Generations Wreckers in the toy aisle! They had exactly one set. I must have got there right after they stocked it. Anyway, I grabbed them all with a quickness. The figures are repaints of the FOC Combaticons. These Wreckers will combine into Ruination, though I don’t ever recall Wreckers combining in any continuity. Getting more repaints of this set kind of feels like a waste of money, but the purchase is justified by the fact that these figs all have new head molds that very closely resembles their G1 counterparts. The GF really likes the colors of Roadbuster.

The very next morning, I had a work conference to attend in a nearby city. After the conference was over, I stopped by the Target right next to it. I’m glad I did, because I found all the Thrilling 30 deluxe wave 1 figures. I knew these were coming, but I wasn’t expecting to find them so soon. They had exactly 2 sets. Again, I must have got there right after someone stocked the TF aisle. I grabbed one whole set, plus one extra Trailcutter. I’m partial to Trailbreaker, so can you blame me for getting two Trailcutters? If you live near me, I guess you can. I really like how these Thrilling 30 deluxe figures all come with a comic. The way these deluxe figs are packed looks awesome too! Poor Megatron, he’s the lone Decepticon of the set. In fact, he’s the lone Decepticon for the month!

I should also mention that I passed up several TF Prime Beast Hunter figures this month. I found Skystalker, Target exclusive Darksteel (Grimwing repaint), and Target exclusive Sky Lynx (Skystalker repaint). I almost bought all these guys just for the sake of buying some TFs, but ultimately left them on store shelves. I’m glad I did, because the Generations figs showed up immediately after.

There you have it… my TFs for July 2013. I should have more TFs next month too, since I just had some 3rd party stuff shipped from tfsource. A number of pre-orders are slated to come in next month. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. It will be a good August. Until then, Transform and Roll Out!

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  1. drgatz
    August 1st, 2013 at 02:18 | #1

    Hey you’re in the Nor Cal bay area too? Awesome. I’ve been hunting around the peninsula; July was definitely a big month for finding stuff I wanted!

    • August 1st, 2013 at 05:55 | #2

      hey drgatz, I’m in the East Bay. July started off real slow, but ended up being a great month for TFs! I usually hunt near me, but occasionally I wonder into the South Bay and hunt there too lol.

      • drgatz
        August 2nd, 2013 at 03:27 | #3

        Are you on the hunt for masterpiece soundwave? I’ve had no luck on my side of town.

        • August 4th, 2013 at 08:25 | #4

          Yes I got to TRU multiples times a week to hunt! No luck at all where I am.

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