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

Postby vectorA3 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:03 pm

Motto: ""You must journey back farther into the matrix for the answer...""
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I have a bad theory on what is going to happen with those of us who pre-ordered. But i don't want to post for fear of jinxing us & so that Geoffrey doesn't get any bright ideas.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby SN95 Cobra R » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:05 pm

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I found Prime today at my local toys R us marked $119. I pulled up pictures of cases and several receipts people had posted showing $99 and the manager was a little bit rude about it saying "Frankly I don't care about a box pricing discrepancy, this is my store and what is priced in my store is the final price." I was like "ok dude, sorry."

I had the 10 dollars off coupon that's good till the 10th but he just made me want to leave so I did.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:26 pm

Grabbed Prime the other day. I saw him behind the counter and just stayed to ask someone personally when they'd get more in. Lucky for me, the one I saw wasn't on hold!

I'm surprised there was a price jump. Mine was the regular $99. But I WAS surprised to find it behind a counter rather than just on the shelf. I wonder how many times I passed an unclimed MP Prime by just because I wasn't expecting it over there...
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby tornadosmith » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:16 pm

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@StingerLAM, thank you for posting your experience, including the pix of the boxes and especially your receipt. My local Toys R Us in Johnson City, TN, gave me the 99.99 price instead of the 119.99 that was on their shelf, with no problems, no hassle, and no questions asked when they saw the print out of the receipt picture you posted on here. Double win: finally got an MP Optimus (had been checking for several weeks) AND didn't have to pay the increased price! I wanted to post this to encourage others to print out your receipt to take with them if they are hunting this item and to say THANK YOU!
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby El Duque » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:30 pm

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tornadosmith wrote:@StingerLAM, thank you for posting your experience, including the pix of the boxes and especially your receipt. My local Toys R Us in Johnson City, TN, gave me the 99.99 price instead of the 119.99 that was on their shelf, with no problems, no hassle, and no questions asked when they saw the print out of the receipt picture you posted on here. Double win: finally got an MP Optimus (had been checking for several weeks) AND didn't have to pay the increased price! I wanted to post this to encourage others to print out your receipt to take with them if they are hunting this item and to say THANK YOU!


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

Postby Vicalliose » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:57 am

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SN95 Cobra R wrote:I found Prime today at my local toys R us marked $119. I pulled up pictures of cases and several receipts people had posted showing $99 and the manager was a little bit rude about it saying "Frankly I don't care about a box pricing discrepancy, this is my store and what is priced in my store is the final price." I was like "ok dude, sorry."

I had the 10 dollars off coupon that's good till the 10th but he just made me want to leave so I did.
I think part of the reason I managed to get them to price it down was because the intercom said something to the effect of "Have a question about an item? Just ask a sales associate. It's our goal to make sure you leave Toys R Us with something in your hands" just before I asked them, also I was basically faking confusion. Seriously, I said "I'm just a little confused about this, because I couldn't find a tag under it (lucky) and when I price checked it came up as 120 bucks, but then I saw the shipping box was marked as $99.99". The manager then proceeded to get the item number, follow me back to the isle, clime the shelf like an idiot, scan the box and then just say "well we're giving it to ya for 99.99 whatever the case" and I was golden. I even managed to get another guy (don't ask a single person more than one favor and make sure the next person you deal with didn't see you get help before) to find me a first edition Vehicon.

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

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:22 am

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Optimus hasn't arrived to coastal North Carolina as of yet. However, there were several Thundercrackers at my local TRU (one of which I wanted to get, but had to settle for Springer instead. Nice toy, that Springer...).
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby SN95 Cobra R » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:22 am

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tornadosmith wrote:@StingerLAM, thank you for posting your experience, including the pix of the boxes and especially your receipt. My local Toys R Us in Johnson City, TN, gave me the 99.99 price instead of the 119.99 that was on their shelf, with no problems, no hassle, and no questions asked when they saw the print out of the receipt picture you posted on here. Double win: finally got an MP Optimus (had been checking for several weeks) AND didn't have to pay the increased price! I wanted to post this to encourage others to print out your receipt to take with them if they are hunting this item and to say THANK YOU!



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

Postby funeralthirst7 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:33 am

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I found MP Optimus today at my local TRU. He was marked up to 149.99 and the store manager wanted nothing to do with honoring the price of the Tulsa store. After he walked away I showed the receipt to the customer service woman and she accepted the markdown and let me have it for 99.99.

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

Postby Vicalliose » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:45 am

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bfett88 wrote: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.
Well I didn't take my Prime out of the package right away. But I finally did and he has the same problem with his chest panels. Considering it's about an hour or so to drive there, I got it marked down and the issue is so horribly common I don't see much point in trying to return it. My guess is that I couldn't return it because I got it for lower than current retail anyway.

Speaking of which, the Cliffjumper I got has over spray on one of his horns, my FE Vehicon has some mold flash in places, my delicious neon green tank is even more difficult to transform than Bludgeon and Shut-the-hell-up has kindof a mushy looking face. So either it's just my typically bad luck at work or the rapid decline of Hasbro's quality control. My guess is the latter.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby NTESHFT » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:20 pm

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bfett88 wrote: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.



I just opened mine today. There is a VERY slight gap, but nothing for me to be concerned about with mine. The hinges on the chest, as well as most of the others, are pretty tight too. The box which holds the Matrix seems to be the issue, I believe. But it's not enough on mine for me to be concerned. The bad thing, though, is my wife made me put him back in the box, since it's supposed to be a Christmas present.

BTW, love your Fett armor. Are you 501st, by any chance? I just acquired a Jodo Kast costume, myself. Gotta take pics in it tommorow to send for approval......
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Atomatron » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:41 pm

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

Postby Nutimus Prime » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:55 pm

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So the chest problem/ bumper scratching is pretty common? I was able to snag one while on vacation in Pensacola and was disappointed by that. Otherwise I dig it but I have to wait to have it shipped up here, didnt trust it on the return flight lol. Ill try and exchange it if my TRU get more stock in.

Im hopeful they will after seeing what happened with MP Thundercracker. My friend in CA said one of the TRU he went in to had at least 10 MP Primes.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby RodimalToyota » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:35 pm

I found one in the wild today, canceled the TRU.com order.

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

Postby bfett88 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:36 pm

headsortails wrote:
bfett88 wrote: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.



I just opened mine today. There is a VERY slight gap, but nothing for me to be concerned about with mine. The hinges on the chest, as well as most of the others, are pretty tight too. The box which holds the Matrix seems to be the issue, I believe. But it's not enough on mine for me to be concerned. The bad thing, though, is my wife made me put him back in the box, since it's supposed to be a Christmas present.

BTW, love your Fett armor. Are you 501st, by any chance? I just acquired a Jodo Kast costume, myself. Gotta take pics in it tommorow to send for approval......



Thanks,

Yea I am 501st, I have had my Fett since 2004, it took me about 8 months to make it and have been making improvements on it since. I have been working on a custom mando, there are a lot of customs out there that don't look so great. So I am working hard to make mine really nice. After that I might make an Epire Fett to go with my ROTJ one. I would like to see pics of your Jodo.

As far as my prime goes. The gap in mine was really bad, the chest would not close all the way and it scratched the heck out of the bumper. I however exchanged it for another at TRU. The second one did not have the issue. The chest closed very nicely with just a slight gap and no damage to the bumper.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Nutimus Prime » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:09 am

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bfett88 wrote:As far as my prime goes. The gap in mine was really bad, the chest would not close all the way and it scratched the heck out of the bumper. I however exchanged it for another at TRU. The second one did not have the issue. The chest closed very nicely with just a slight gap and no damage to the bumper.


Could I see pics of what your replacement looks like? Im trying to decide if I should exchange mine when I get a chance. My bumper has a chip on the top left now and 2 obvious dimple scratches, from the window screws most likely. :/
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Valandar » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:42 am

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Well, I got the last one at the ONLY TRU near me on Layaway now. Here's hoping when I go back in next week to actually GET it, that it'll be okay...
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:38 am

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After combing this thread I counted only 4 fans (unless I'm wrong) that found this to be an "awesome" figure and that it's all better when in hand. The others that got theirs are pissed at the amount of QC issues involved with such a costly figure...I couldn't blame them one bit. While the majority of us (like me) are still hunting or waiting for their pre-order.

I hope I'm not mistaken but I really don't wanna go back to find the actual post. Someone posted that to get a figure with the highest (or near highest) of QC that we would find acceptable, it would cost us $300+ for such a figure. It sounds like whether we pay $100-$120 (store price) we get what we pay for then... :???:

Well with all the bad this figure holds I'm glad that my wanting him is for mere display sealed along with my sealed Hasbro Grimlock and Hotrod. The only MP I have opened and enjoyed with hardly no issues is (except the short exhaust pipes) the Hasbro 20th anniversary edition. With all the MP TC flowing in I hope that will happen too with OP.

So I say keep up the good hunt...'til all have one. Now I'm off to handle my heavy-metal MP Prime, I haven't done so in a long-ass time. I may do a look over to see if there were any flaws I may have missed. :P :VEHI:
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:48 am

Nemesis Destron wrote:After combing this thread I counted only 4 fans (unless I'm wrong) that found this to be an "awesome" figure and that it's all better when in hand. The others that got theirs are pissed at the amount of QC issues involved with such a costly figure...I couldn't blame them one bit. While the majority of us (like me) are still hunting or waiting for their pre-order.


Make that 5. I purchased a sealed case, opened one, kept the other sealed on display. I have had no issues with mine, and have actually been playing with him. I'm talking transforming, posing, making pew pew noises as I point his blaster. That's a rare thing for me to do these days with my Transformers as most of them end up on shelves.
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Re: Hasbro Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime Released

Postby Nutimus Prime » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:07 pm

Motto: "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."
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Nemesis Destron wrote:After combing this thread I counted only 4 fans (unless I'm wrong) that found this to be an "awesome" figure and that it's all better when in hand. The others that got theirs are pissed at the amount of QC issues involved with such a costly figure...I couldn't blame them one bit. While the majority of us (like me) are still hunting or waiting for their pre-order.

I hope I'm not mistaken but I really don't wanna go back to find the actual post. Someone posted that to get a figure with the highest (or near highest) of QC that we would find acceptable, it would cost us $300+ for such a figure. It sounds like whether we pay $100-$120 (store price) we get what we pay for then... :???:

Well with all the bad this figure holds I'm glad that my wanting him is for mere display sealed along with my sealed Hasbro Grimlock and Hotrod. The only MP I have opened and enjoyed with hardly no issues is (except the short exhaust pipes) the Hasbro 20th anniversary edition. With all the MP TC flowing in I hope that will happen too with OP.

So I say keep up the good hunt...'til all have one. Now I'm off to handle my heavy-metal MP Prime, I haven't done so in a long-ass time. I may do a look over to see if there were any flaws I may have missed. :P :VEHI:


I absolutely like the toy and think its awesome. Optimus is my favorite character and this MP represents what toys should be if you ask me, for kids and collectors alike. Its a hefty toy thats durable, posable and looks great especially compared to the original cartoon. It reminds me of the toys I used to buy as a kid, except its more articulated. You always remember toys being bigger as kid then you see them again as an adult and theyre usually smaller than you remember because youve grown.

It reminds me of the dilemma of "vintage" toys. For instance, I just got my daughter into Beast Wars and we are watching it together. We are a few episodes into season 2 and she loves it. I want to get the show figures for her because she likes them, a lot lol. However as "vintage" toys I cant pay the prices they command and then turn around and let her play with them after I paid that much. I let her play with all my childhood toys because the original purchase has already been made. So I let her play with my original Megazord and some cringe at that but it makes me feel good to see my old toy bring joy to a kid. Sheesh it still brings joy to me lol.

Now let me transition back to MP10. The QC issues bother me simply because its a $100 dollar toy. I feel this is a toy you could and should let a kid play with. I only paid $80 with the coupon code that was floating around. So Im happy about that but even at that price the chest issue I have is not acceptable for me. This is the first MP toy Ive ever bought. As a longtime Gears of War collector Ive come to expect a certain quality from my toys. NECA makes the Gears toys and occasional paint apps may be messed up and a few figures are not as articulated/ posable as Id like but their toys look fantastic, are solid, affordable and have never given me any trouble. Thats what I was expecting when buying MP10. Different class and type of toy for sure but I was expecting the best quality I could find. Even though I let my daughter play with almost all of my toys this is one figure I thought would stand out and I would have to wait to let her play with. The QC issues, or just the issues I have with it lol, make me feel like its a toy a kid should play with and that it should be cheaper.
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Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #103 - Road Trip
Twincast / Podcast #103:
"Road Trip"
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Posted: Sunday, October 19th, 2014