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Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby TJ Duckett » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:10 am



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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:51 am

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Stunning photos as usual mate. Not sure how I feel about the decals, they are almost G2-ish in their loudness! Still, a nice touch considering paint apps are often lacking. That face sculpt is awesome. I'm pretty sad that this is not coming to the UK.
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby El Duque » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:40 am

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Seibertron.com member TJ Duckett has a posted a video review of the recently released Hasbro Toys"R"Us exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker, plus some nice images for those who prefer a pictorial review. Check them out below.



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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby mattwhite924 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:04 am

Looks great. Now if only I could find one. My Toys R Us is already sold out. They told me that one guy came in and bought all of them. Hopefully they get in another shipment.
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Gorechyld » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:39 am

Ok, so if TJ has this in hand. That means that Thundercracker is available in my town?! Since TJ LIVES in my town.

Seriously tho, with my luck, they're gone already...guess I'll find out today.
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby krenger99 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:51 am

mattwhite924 wrote:Looks great. Now if only I could find one. My Toys R Us is already sold out. They told me that one guy came in and bought all of them. Hopefully they get in another shipment.


:BOOM: :BOOM: VENTING RAGE ALERT :BOOM: :BOOM:

NO F^CKING SH!T. They're here in California too and the same crap is happening here. Secondary sellers/vendors are being allowed to buy out complete stock at every TRU I've checked (4 so far) and longtime collectors that are actually fans like us are getting screwed. I got screwed like this with Starscream, Grimlock, and Skywarp. It's so frustrating. I'm hoping TRU and Hasbro flood the market with them so the re-seller's get stuck with all the loads they're buying up. I know it won't happen though. They'd rather stock up on Bumblebee garbage than quality items. It's straight f^cking bullsh!t. :sad: :BOOM: :sad: :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Wheeljack35 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:56 am

mattwhite924 wrote:Looks great. Now if only I could find one. My Toys R Us is already sold out. They told me that one guy came in and bought all of them. Hopefully they get in another shipment.



Geez I hate scalpers

So far mine hasn't gotten them in because they haven't set a spot for them on the shelf yet
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby ZenPrime » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:04 am

Repost of from my comment in another thread...

For those that live in NYC and is still looking for this, the Toys R Us in Time Square have them in stock. When I left there tonight 9/3/2012 they still have about 5 of them on the shelves. And they seem to be running some kind of deal/discount because mine only came to about $64.00 after tax. Good luck!
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby griftimus prime » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:49 am

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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby kirbenvost » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:18 am

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That is one amazing looking figure. The extra apps in jet mode are a little cheesy but he looks perfect in bot mode. Can't wait to pick this one up! I hope TRU stocks enough.
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby xyl360 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:49 pm

I just hope BBTS stocks them soon (if at all). I don't hunt, I only buy online so if they don't show up on the e-tailers I won't be getting one.
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Bubbah » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:20 pm

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Love this guy, and really want him to round out my MP Seekers ... seeing this makes me cry though, because it's looking more and more like I'm either not getting one or I'm going to end up having to cave and go the eBay route. I REALLY wish they would've had better supply on this.
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Megatronsdemise666 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:23 pm

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krenger99 wrote:
mattwhite924 wrote:Looks great. Now if only I could find one. My Toys R Us is already sold out. They told me that one guy came in and bought all of them. Hopefully they get in another shipment.


:BOOM: :BOOM: VENTING RAGE ALERT :BOOM: :BOOM:

NO F^CKING SH!T. They're here in California too and the same crap is happening here. Secondary sellers/vendors are being allowed to buy out complete stock at every TRU I've checked (4 so far) and longtime collectors that are actually fans like us are getting screwed. I got screwed like this with Starscream, Grimlock, and Skywarp. It's so frustrating. I'm hoping TRU and Hasbro flood the market with them so the re-seller's get stuck with all the loads they're buying up. I know it won't happen though. They'd rather stock up on Bumblebee garbage than quality items. It's straight f^cking bullsh!t. :sad: :BOOM: :sad: :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:


I know what you mean. I went to five for grimmy and none of them had him in stock.(couple of thise toysrus stores were two hours away).
Its complete bull..
and about starscream and skywarp. I found them quit easily.
My walmart even had like 6 skywarps all 30$ in the clearance aisle. And gots one
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby funeralthirst7 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:19 pm

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krenger99 wrote:
mattwhite924 wrote:Looks great. Now if only I could find one. My Toys R Us is already sold out. They told me that one guy came in and bought all of them. Hopefully they get in another shipment.


:BOOM: :BOOM: VENTING RAGE ALERT :BOOM: :BOOM:

NO F^CKING SH!T. They're here in California too and the same crap is happening here. Secondary sellers/vendors are being allowed to buy out complete stock at every TRU I've checked (4 so far) and longtime collectors that are actually fans like us are getting screwed. I got screwed like this with Starscream, Grimlock, and Skywarp. It's so frustrating. I'm hoping TRU and Hasbro flood the market with them so the re-seller's get stuck with all the loads they're buying up. I know it won't happen though. They'd rather stock up on Bumblebee garbage than quality items. It's straight f^cking bullsh!t. :sad: :BOOM: :sad: :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:



I hate scalpers as well. I've had too many items that needed to be purchased via Ebay due to them. Just remember that these have only been out for 2 weeks max. Grimlock and Rodimus were never a problem to find on shelves and Skywarp was on clearance when I found him. Toys R Us actually does a decent job stocking their exclusives.
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Bubbah » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:34 pm

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funeralthirst7 wrote:
krenger99 wrote:
mattwhite924 wrote:Looks great. Now if only I could find one. My Toys R Us is already sold out. They told me that one guy came in and bought all of them. Hopefully they get in another shipment.


:BOOM: :BOOM: VENTING RAGE ALERT :BOOM: :BOOM:

NO F^CKING SH!T. They're here in California too and the same crap is happening here. Secondary sellers/vendors are being allowed to buy out complete stock at every TRU I've checked (4 so far) and longtime collectors that are actually fans like us are getting screwed. I got screwed like this with Starscream, Grimlock, and Skywarp. It's so frustrating. I'm hoping TRU and Hasbro flood the market with them so the re-seller's get stuck with all the loads they're buying up. I know it won't happen though. They'd rather stock up on Bumblebee garbage than quality items. It's straight f^cking bullsh!t. :sad: :BOOM: :sad: :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:



I hate scalpers as well. I've had too many items that needed to be purchased via Ebay due to them. Just remember that these have only been out for 2 weeks max. Grimlock and Rodimus were never a problem to find on shelves and Skywarp was on clearance when I found him. Toys R Us actually does a decent job stocking their exclusives.

While normally I agree that patience is key, I can understand some people's reasoning on panic this time. There's rumors coming from some TRU stores that this is a one time order, and that once sold out, that's it. Also, Roddy & Grimlock in some areas were nearly impossible to find. The stores here all got scalped heavily on the 2 shipments we got (3 stores in town) and I never saw them on the shelf. Grimlock I got on their site, and Roddy a friend helped me pick up luckily. Plus there's rumors that Thundecracker isn't going to be on the TRU site at all, it's in store only. So with all of this, I can see why people are upset and panicing (hell I'm getting worried I may not get this guy either).
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby XDMan » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:51 pm

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krenger99 wrote:
mattwhite924 wrote:Looks great. Now if only I could find one. My Toys R Us is already sold out. They told me that one guy came in and bought all of them. Hopefully they get in another shipment.


:BOOM: :BOOM: VENTING RAGE ALERT :BOOM: :BOOM:

NO F^CKING SH!T. They're here in California too and the same crap is happening here. Secondary sellers/vendors are being allowed to buy out complete stock at every TRU I've checked (4 so far) and longtime collectors that are actually fans like us are getting screwed. I got screwed like this with Starscream, Grimlock, and Skywarp. It's so frustrating. I'm hoping TRU and Hasbro flood the market with them so the re-seller's get stuck with all the loads they're buying up. I know it won't happen though. They'd rather stock up on Bumblebee garbage than quality items. It's straight f^cking bullsh!t. :sad: :BOOM: :sad: :BOOM: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby megatronus » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:47 pm

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ZenPrime wrote:Repost of from my comment in another thread...

For those that live in NYC and is still looking for this, the Toys R Us in Time Square have them in stock. When I left there tonight 9/3/2012 they still have about 5 of them on the shelves. And they seem to be running some kind of deal/discount because mine only came to about $64.00 after tax. Good luck!


Thanks for this tip! Right after I saw this post, I called in and had them put 2 on hold for me. Good thing they did - all the staff made a point about how I lucky I was, because within 5 minutes of them putting my holds aside, the 4 or 5 remaining Thundercrackers were gone.

Gone!

Had to pay the full 69.99 for each, but who gives a crap? Today was a total victory for me.

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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby SG hailstorm » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:02 am

words cannot describe how this is totally going on my christmas list :CON: :CON: :CON:
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby joevill » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:56 am

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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby TJ Duckett » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:29 am

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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Unobtainitron » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:43 am

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MN is almost dry as well, maplewood TRU (which is actually a really nice store, I was shocked) supposedly had 3 (case order is only 4?!?!) but they weren't on the floor, and the guy on the phone sounded reluctant to hold it for me (I was there in 20 min to pick it up, considering I live 40min away I might have broken a few laws...of physics).

Guy there said they had 3 left in inventory, but none on the floor 'his exact quote was...that seems strange, I wonder if they're still in the back...'

they got them yesterday afternoon apparently.
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby mattj972 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:07 pm

I went to a ToysRus last night, and the guest services lady was able to search the next incoming order invoice for the truck which arrived today. She told me there would be 4 on this truck and probably more on the next. 3 people waiting when store opened but we all got 1 (i got two, 1 for display and one to open). But definitely call the store or speak with the guest service booth, they can tell whether or not they will be getting any in stock within a 3-4 day period. Hope this helps yall in your hunting. Good luck. :D
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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Tobota » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:06 pm

At the Times Sq location in NY, there were a bunch, counted at least 11. They were placed in a higher shelf section (prob to deter little kids from destroying the boxes). Last week, there were 2 full shelves of them. They've made a practice of removing MP from shelves during weekends. Best time to get is Mon-Tues as the store restocks right after their morning employee huddle. Hopefully you guys can get them like I did. Limit 1/person/day so I had to go through multiple trips on multiple days (needed bot and alt version for display and some for friends). Managed to snag 4 and even after that see pic below. Good luck all!

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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby mattj972 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:59 am

Yah, even though I did buy two, they should put a limit of 1 per person just so people (collecters) get an equal chance of getting one. There's 50 or more listed on ebay right now. This one is the first masterpiece exclusive toy I've actually got. Missed out on the Hot Rod/Rodimus and Grimlock when they came out.
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