- Motto: ""I never think of the future, it comes soon enough." ~ Albert Einstein"
- Weapon: Disruptor Rifle
So I've been pretty much checking the website every day to see if they would put the order page back up...constant disappointment. I went to a Toys-R-U store located about an hour from where I live to get my daughter a few things. I decided to check out the Transformers aisle and saw that they had 4 or 5 MP Thundercracker figures for $69.99, but no MP Optimus Prime. I figured on a long shot I'd ask one of the workers at the service counter if there were any in the back. One cashier said that all stock is put on the shelf and if it ain't out, they don't have any. One of the managers who I think was on her break asked which figure I was talking about. I told her and she said that she knew which one and mentioned that they had gotten MP Prime before the MP Thundercrackers even came in. She asked me to follow her to the shelf wear she scanned the tag then said she would be right back. Before she went to stock room, she asked me "how many do you want?" I smiled said just one, for myself. She brought out a case of two and said she would leave one at the counter for me while me and my daughter finished looking around. The manager said that it was a very popular figure and people who had ordered it online and wanted to pick up the figure in-store were upset about the whole situation...and from her tone, it seems that she has caught a lot of attitude. I was very appreciative and happy to finally get one. I wasn't pushy at all and I guess she was happy to help a collector like me. The best surprise is that she gave me a 20% discount of all the items I bought...not only did I get a case-fresh MP Optimus, it was only $79.99. I thought for sure I was gonna open that sucker up right up, but it looks so awesome in its package..I just can't do it yet, wanna savor it as is for now. Besides, I already have the Japanese version anyway. I have to admit that this figure looks even better in person, the colors really are more striking and the painted eyes make a huge difference. Anyway, just thought I'd share my MP Optimus story, good luck to those you still looking.