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Masterpiece Sunstorm coming Stateside to Toys R Us

Postby Primeultimus » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:35 pm

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Sunstorm is coming out in the USA Item number in the TRU inventory system is 311207, he is priced the same as Acid Storm, $74.99, look him up in the system under the name "TRA SUNSTORM MASTERPIECE".
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Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:35 pm

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Following up on a tip by Seibertron.com Primeultimus, the staff called with the Wilmington, North Carolina Toys "R" Us. The employee on the phone, after being given the specific item code, confirmed that the number belonged to "TRA SUNSTORM MASTERPIECE", which of course, means Masterpiece Sunstorm! Could this herald another release of the much-loved MP11 Seeker mold?

The item code is 311207, if one would like to check for themselves.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Kiresu » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:12 pm

I just checked the item number at the TRU I work at. Its listed in our computer and priced at $86.99.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Black Bumblebee » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:17 pm

I'd bite on both Acid Storm and Sunstorm if they were priced at a reasonable $50. Heck, I might even go the full $75 if they'd do a decent US Starscream. But really... the uniqueness of the mold is gone.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Primeultimus » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:23 pm

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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:23 pm

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I would buy a new seeker every year in that mold.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:43 pm

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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:23 pm

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this is good news for me. i am just getting into MPs and i would love a sunstorm and prowl.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Joetx » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:35 pm

Kiresu wrote:I just checked the item number at the TRU I work at. Its listed in our computer and priced at $86.99.


Holy sticker shock, Batman!

MP Acid Storm was what, $70-75?

And to think some people say that the $60 price for MP Prowl @ TRU has got to be wrong, that it's got to be less.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby megatronus » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:46 pm

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I have the Takara version, but would pick up this TRU release... if only to demonstrate Takara's plastic quality and general superiority.

Do people think the price increase is arbitrary, or that the coronation gear is included?
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Kiresu » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:48 pm

Joetx wrote:
Kiresu wrote:I just checked the item number at the TRU I work at. Its listed in our computer and priced at $86.99.


Holy sticker shock, Batman!

MP Acid Storm was what, $70-75?

And to think some people say that the $60 price for MP Prowl @ TRU has got to be wrong, that it's got to be less.

Acidstorm is still $86.99 as well though, at least in my current store.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby autobotOG » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:15 pm

yet we STILL cant get an affordable US release of mp-11 STARSCREAM!
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Dagon » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:28 pm

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This is excellent news!
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby rpetras » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:22 pm

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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:33 pm

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megatronus wrote:I have the Takara version, but would pick up this TRU release... if only to demonstrate Takara's plastic quality and general superiority.


Comments like this kill me because I have MP-11 and Hasbro TC and Acid Storm and you can't tell the difference between the three.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby RiddlerJ » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:24 pm

Of course. Now that I already shelled out the money import the masterpiece MP-11 Starscream, there's no way it won't be released stateside for much less :-x
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Neurie » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:27 pm

Joetx wrote:
Kiresu wrote:I just checked the item number at the TRU I work at. Its listed in our computer and priced at $86.99.


Holy sticker shock, Batman!

MP Acid Storm was what, $70-75?

And to think some people say that the $60 price for MP Prowl @ TRU has got to be wrong, that it's got to be less.


The price for Prowl is probably about right as your dealing with an official license from Nissan, which is why Sideswipe cant be released due to licensing issues.

The jet mold for the Seekers isn't licensed so you get more toy for your money.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:52 pm

If it has the proper Sunstorm creamsicle colors, color me interested. But I'm still disappointed at no MP Optimus rerelease or Starscream and Skywarp. Seriously, with Sunstorm Hasbro has released 3 of these seekers. We could've had a hasbro released Seeker trio by now
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:58 pm

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welcometothedarksyde wrote:If it has the proper Sunstorm creamsicle colors, color me interested. But I'm still disappointed at no MP Optimus rerelease or Starscream and Skywarp. Seriously, with Sunstorm Hasbro has released 3 of these seekers. We could've had a hasbro released Seeker trio by now
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby padfoo » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:59 pm

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This is great news I just picked up Acidstorm last week for $75 at toyrus. I We need the coneheads soon.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby padfoo » Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:01 pm

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I can almost agree with you.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby User897 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:45 am

Absolutely dumb. We need a Starscream in this mold.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:17 am

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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby GuyIncognito » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:22 pm

TRU: "Well, Masterpiece Soundwave was so popular we could barely get it OUT ONTO the shelves; it sold out before it even got to the store. Acid Storm, on the other hand, is still sitting on store shelves. Let's get more of it in a different color! But no more Soundwaves; they sell too quickly."
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Dagon » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:13 am

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padfoo wrote:This is great news I just picked up Acidstorm last week for $75 at toyrus. I We need the coneheads soon.



Sort of tangenting, but I have been hoping that Takara would remold this version of the Seeker mold for Coneheads since the release of the MP 11 Starscream. New(ish) mold, why not use it for new entries into the MP line? Here's to still hoping.
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