|A new toy for the boys?|
We were having dinner at the house when an unexpected delivery popped up. Inside the large blue bag was a huge TRANSFORMERS box along with a TRANFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON DVD, pen and Lanyard. For a moment, I thought Hasbro had decided to surprise the boys with the latest TRANSFORMERS goodies given that AGE OF EXTINCTION is around the corner. So without much thought I heralded the boys over to unwrap their surprise gift.
They were indeed surprised or shall I say, shocked instead.
Why would Hasbro entice us with a shiny big box with the promise of the First Edition Optimus Prime... The Transformer that every kid would love to add to their arsenal of toys and only to quickly dash it when we open the box? Instead of the magnificent Optimus Prime that the children would love to hold in their hands, it was an almost empty box albeit an invitation card to the TRANSFORMERS : AGE OF EXTINCTION Toy Madness @ 2200 at Toys R us, where a whole new range of TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS will be launched to celebrate 30 years of the TRANSFORMERS iconic brand.
Our fellow Daddy Blogger, The Blogfather, had spared his son the agony of getting an empty box by checking it first, but the same cannot be said of the Wackies. Their hearts were crushed, especially when they agreed to share the contents of the box prior to the unveiling (A difficult choice for them given that they would usually stake their individual claims on toys)
At least they got to watch and enjoyed the DVD.
|Give me my Optimus|
Nonetheless they had insisted that they should attend the launch, not to create a scene or a protest but to make ME get not one but two TRANSFORMERS, namely the missing Optimus Prime together with the all new Dinobot Grimlock as compensation to their heighten anticipation for 'missing' toy.
Ouch ... This means war.
As a result, I think I would join the aggrieved parents of the same fate at ToysRUs Forum on May 16th 2200 to create our own madness. I encouraged our fans to do so to support us in this quest. Hasbro be warned, you would not only have screaming kids, but roaring mad parents on that fateful night.
|Throw in a Grimlock too!|
Speaking of Roar, we would most likely engage the mighty Grimlock to do battle with Hasbro. To aid in our mission, we need to collect one million decibels worth of roars. Help us by submitting your loudest roar via the Facebook Mobile Application titled 'The Lion City Roars for Grimlock'
Simply access this application, simply go to the following link http://roarforgrimlock-Hasbro.us.kacdn.net on your mobile internet brower. The application can also be accessed via Hasbro Singapore Facebook page. You can flash your score at TRNSFORMERS : AGE OF EXTINCTION Toy Madness @ 2200 to redeem a TRNSFORMERS premium.
The 'kind hearted' Hasbro had also included a transformers guidebook for our reference. Thanks Hasbro, you have just made the boys interested in the Kreo TRANSFORMERS. Now I would have not one but many holes in the pocket. Who knows I might just end up being the top spender of the night at Toy Madness @ 2200 just to get the Gold Plated Optimus Prime Leader class for myself.
If you want a peek at the toys to be launched, check out the Official Transformer 'Age of Extinction ' app. Be warned, keep the app away from children if you do not want to suffer the same fate as me.
Yes Hasbro, good job, I applauded you .
You got my children interested in TRANSFORMERS with just an empty box. You leave me no choice. I will be at Madness @ 2200 to appease their thirst for the new range of TRANSFORMERS toys.
<Clap clap clap>
|This is not funny , Hasbro|
In the meantime I would try to soothe the little ones with my own version of Optimus Prime in the box. Hopefully this will quench their appetite before the launch.
What do you think?
Wackies... Roll Out!
Wackies... Roll Out!
Age of Extinction Toy Madness @ 2200
Friday , 16 th May 2014 , 10pm
Toys R Us
Forum the Shopping Mall Level3
583 Orchard Road
|Age of Extinction Toy Madness@2200!|