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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 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!

*Update* Second time posting and don't know how to include picture attachment. If someone can show me that would be great. Thanks!
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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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Re: Kuma Style Video/Pictoral Review: Hasbro TRU Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker

Postby Bubbah » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:30 pm

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mattj972 wrote: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.

Most stores have started limiting them to 1 per person. I got mine a few days ago. I called as soon as the store was open to check on stock. I was told they did have them in but could only hold one and only for an hour. When I got down there, I inquired about picking up a second one (none were on the shelf) and the manager told me that they were being told by the District Manager that this was now required to be a 1 per person item because of heavy scalping issues. He also mentioned that this had come down from coorporate and the manufacturer. Now that could be a misundering of information through the chain of command, but if true, bravo to TRU & to Hasbro! I checked with the other 2 stores in town and they confirmed 1 per person was being put into place by the higher ups.

Another interesting bit of news is that all the stores here in town are not putting them on the shelves. They're keeping them all at the customer service desk and are being handed out only by the manager. This makes it a lot harder to buy one, and come back to pick up a second one from another cashier.
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