Monday, September 22, 2008 Gets Exclusive Transformers

Fans looking for obscure repaints and overpriced repacks, rejoice! has four (and counting) exclusives for you. revealed the Optimus Prime and Megatron toys earlier today. These are repackaged 2006 "Ultimate Battle" figures, but with some changes. One, they're much more expensive at $15.99 a pop. Two, they come in awesome collector's boxes with a flap and velcro. (Snazzy.) Three, they're repainted. Optimus is barely changed, with a little more yellow and seemingly some alterations to the grey parts, plus his gun is no partially blue. Megatron, on the other hand, is no longer green and is now a very G1-ish silver, red, and grey. One could argue this is a step up.

Now, back to Here's the links:
Optimus Prime
Overkill (Grimlock redeco)

A fourth figure, Drag Strip, will be a repaint of Classics Mirage. No photography of the toy has surfaced at this time. You can see him here. We'd say the highlights thus far are Megatron and Overkill, particularly Overkill.

Oh, and one more thing-- the online shop has a ton of coupon codes floating around. We're told TF2009 will give you 10% off through 12/31/2009, which might start to cover your shipping charges.