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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Rhinox23 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:46 am

Yotsuyasan wrote:I recall when I worked for the late, lamented KB Toys that we had a policy on the occasional high-demand items that employees couldn't purchase them until a short period of time after their shelf date, giving the general public a chance at them. Not to say that wasn't probably sometimes ignored in stores where the manager didn't give a damn... but still, at least the intent was there. Pity such a thing isn't more common. (Although then it would suck to be a genuine, non-scalping TF fan who happened to work at TRU!)


I actually worked for TRU when I was in high school. This was around the time when the Playstation 2 and Xbox came out. We were only getting about 2-4 of each per week around Christmas time. At least at my TRU, employees always had first crack at them. However, you couldn't get more than one...maybe two. This wasn't a hard and fast rule but management there wanted to give the public a fair chance at this high demand/low supply items. So, I would imagine that this goes on still today. I thought it was a great perk for working there and yet our managers didn't let it get out of control either.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby FellintoOblivion » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:50 am

Finally got mine here in central Florida.

Went to the TRU nearest work after I got off this morning and they had the tag on the shelf but no actual toys. Being that this TRU is still trying to sell Thundercracker for $86.99 (which they have about 2 dozen of) despite it being available on their website for $74.99 I expected the price for OP to be a little higher then the MSRP but I was still a little surprised to see the tag read $138.99.

Regardless, they were sold out having sold the last one right when they opened at 9:30 (I got there about 9:50) so I called the next closest TRU. They didn't have any but the last one anywhere close to me had two in stock. This TRU was "only" charging $119.99 but between the $10 off coupon I had, the Shopkick bucks I earned and the TRU rewards points I earned I got it for about MSRP.
Looking for the Megatron gun (or just the stock) that came with 20th anniversary MP Optimus Prime.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby mattj972 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:51 am

I dont know why Oklahoma seems to be getting so many compared to other states. I drove to Norman, OK a few weeks ago to get mine. Their store had the best selection of any toys r us stores I've been to in a long time, got a scout laser beak, vehicon and dead end generations toy too. I got mine for the $99.99 price -$10 with coupon, so is $119.99 official price point now?
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:54 am

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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About $2800 worth of Prime. Dayum.

Makes me feel a little better, but I pretty much devoted 90% of my time trying to scrape enough money to reserve a copy of Halo 4. MP Optimus will sadly have to wait another month or two.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby roBROmanceFTW » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:30 am

Weapon: Sword of Fury
Cancelled my pre-order. After waiting impatiently for it to someday arrive, my desire for OP was satiated by the influx of photos and reviews. I'm now contemplating ending my collection, after having asked myself numerous times, "To what end does collecting these toys serve me?" Meh...I'm one of those off-and-on collectors, I suppose. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby vectorA3 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:11 pm

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
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Now I know these don't correlate, but I'm getting pissed thinking about why TRU has raised the original price to $120 - when they have been opening up several TRU Expresses in the malls in my area. They have enough $ to do this for a seasonal jaunt til (around mid January a clerk told me), but they can't keep price points on a $100 item? Wtf Geoffrey??

I'm in LA, has anyone else been seeing TRU Expresses pop up in their local malls?? Btw, the 2 I've checked did not have MP Prime (I know, wishful thinkin for a stores with low shelf space). And I emailed TRU this morning concerning my pre-order from September.

If I find this guy in stores I'm takin the printout of my pre-order to avoid any BS at the checkout. Also, just to remind u guys, if you're a rewards member, look for the "$10 giftcard for a qualifying purchase of $75 or more" coupon in emails or physical mail. The catalogs i saw yesterday at a local store had a different back page, not containing the coupon.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby SpacerAM2 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:11 pm

the receipt has 90 days if toys r us decreases the price by Christmas, you can ask for a price match by telling them at the store that it is on sale ,and they give you back part of the difference that you've paid for it.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby vectorA3 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:20 pm

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
Weapon: Energo-Sword
SpacerAM2 wrote:the receipt has 90 days if toys r us decreases the price by Christmas, you can ask for a price match by telling them at the store that it is on sale ,and they give you back part of the difference that you've paid for it.



Thanks. This is a pre-order though, so it may be under different ruling, since I'm not actually charged until the product is shipped. I will take this into account though.


Update - got a reply from TRU CS and they said "we've checked the stock and it is depleted at this time. We'll inform you when it comes on stock again." Not 'in' stock, but 'on' stock -lol. I called TRU.com also and their rep had no info except that they'll let me know a week before the order will be canceled and that the window is 45 days from the time of the order(?) or expected ship date. I forget. Hopefully 45 from the expected ship date. Lol - in some weird way I think I'm being punished since I got MP TC easily and quickly. Haha
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby XDMan » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:18 pm

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WHAT!? Damn, I can't believe they are so lucky, and it will be hard to find some TRU's in Chicago!

Do anyone in Seibertron know some locations?
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby bfett88 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:17 pm

I just picked one up today. I live in Colorado near Denver, I called them and they said they had some. I quickly took my lunch break and drove to the Toys R Us. I walked around and they were not on the floor. I went to the guest service desk and asked to see if they still had some. She said they were not on the floor yet and still in the back. She had the backroom guy bring a case up to the floor. I asked her howmany they had, she told me that she could not tell me, however she said more then 8. I grabbed both and went to walk around, I put the second next to the MP Thundercracker, so someone else might luck out. I then purchased mine for $120. I know it is $20 more than the original price, but I am so happy to get one at retail.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Archatron » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:33 pm

bfett88 wrote: I grabbed both and went to walk around, I put the second next to the MP Thundercracker, so someone else might luck out.


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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby mattj972 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:14 pm

Stopped by Toys R Us in Allen, TX when I got off work. The manager stated they've got in two a week but never hit the shelves, people checking every morning when store opens. I was headed to Oklahoma couple weeks ago and the store manager was able to bring up stores within 100 miles, called Norman, OK store and they had one. So ask the manager if they can look up to check stock in other stores. If they say they cant they're lying, so press them on it. Good luck and happy hunting.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby FortMacs » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:54 pm

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Lucked out and finally found one today. there were 5. i grabbed one and a guy picked up another right after me.

Glad this hunt is over for me. love the mp-10 though.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Jasolater » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:59 pm

I got mine here in Austin Texas a few weeks ago. Calling the stores in the morning did me no good, and my job prevents me from being able to get there when they open. So I recruited my sister. She was temporarily out of work due to an injury, but she could drive, so I let her take my truck in the morning, she found one on the first try. So happy to have it! Thought I'd never get my hands on one. Also it was $100 not $120.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby bfett88 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:10 pm

There is a small gap on the chest of mine. I was watching some reviews, some had the gap some did not. Is this a mold issue? Will the majority of them have this issue? Is anyone else seeing this issue?
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby El Duque » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:46 pm

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mattj972 wrote:Stopped by Toys R Us in Allen, TX when I got off work. The manager stated they've got in two a week but never hit the shelves, people checking every morning when store opens. I was headed to Oklahoma couple weeks ago and the store manager was able to bring up stores within 100 miles, called Norman, OK store and they had one. So ask the manager if they can look up to check stock in other stores. If they say they cant they're lying, so press them on it. Good luck and happy hunting.


I got mine in Norman as well, about three weeks ago right after the initial sighting. It was the only one they had and they had to get it from the back. I've seen him there a couple of times since then, but he never stays in stock long. Paid the original $99.99.

Mine does a few QC issues. The worst being a chest misalignment that causes his passenger side windshield area/chest to not close all the way. Probably need to take it apart to see what the problem is, or return him for a different one once they hit in mass and start shelf warming.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby bfett88 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:50 pm

Sounds like yours is doing the same as mine. I bet this is a pretty common issue. I was thinking about exchanging too. My guess is the next one I got would have the same issue. Hmm, I will have to wait and see.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby mattj972 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:35 am

Mine seems to be fine. I've been hearing a lot of people saying some of the figures have defects. Guess I got lucky. $89.99 after coupon not too shabby for a masterpiece figure. Now I just need to find Wheelie, been hunting him for weeks.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Archatron » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:55 am

I wish someone would hook a brotha up.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby vectorA3 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:02 am

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
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Archatron wrote:I wish someone would hook a brotha up.



No kidding. I just checked about 10 stores in my area --some near, some really far, no one has it or stocked today. :(
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Erailea » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:21 am

At this point I can only hope TRU comes through with the pre-orders because we're having gas shortages thanks to Hurricane Sandy. It's not worth while driving anywhere unless I have to...
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:42 am

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vectorA3 wrote:
Archatron wrote:I wish someone would hook a brotha up.



No kidding. I just checked about 10 stores in my area --some near, some really far, no one has it or stocked today. :(


Make that three brothas.

I haven't checked my local TRU recently, but judging from times, past, I'm sure there won't be any available. I'm going by there tonight to look into renewing my Xbox Live membership, so I'll poke around while I'm there.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby tmk9883 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:48 am

Finally snagged one yesterday. Called in the morning and they had two but wouldnt hold one. By the time I got off work they had one which was still there when I got over there. Looks like they jacked up the price because it was $120 which sucked. At least I got one and dont have to waste time and gas looking for it anymore.

Also grabbed FE Arcee and Starscream.

With my luck they will get a ton before christmas and drop the price.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby vectorA3 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:37 pm

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
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will someone in Texas send me one from that shelf full?? Lol!
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Archatron » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:54 pm

vectorA3 wrote:
Archatron wrote:I wish someone would hook a brotha up.



No kidding. I just checked about 10 stores in my area --some near, some really far, no one has it or stocked today. :(

I have two, both over an hour away, and the one that did get any in recently saw fit to let the employees get them. I hate when TRU gets all the good exclusives tbh. It usually means I'm paying double or not getting them at all. Why is it only TRU gets them anymore? Wal-Mart would seem to be a far more distributable choice.
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