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

Postby padfoo » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:31 pm

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I purchased both Starscream and Skywarp when Walmart sold them, and they were pretty easy to find. I purchased two copies of each and Skywarp was on clearance. People never really bought them when they were available and this the reason why they are only at TRU. I hear people complain all the time about why they dont release Starscream..... but they did and the response to the figure while good was not great!
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby pie-man » Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:56 pm

I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:22 pm

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pie-man wrote:I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby megatronus » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:34 pm

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pie-man wrote:I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.

The original Hasbro version is worth keeping sealed, too. That guy sells for a bundle.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:07 pm

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pie-man wrote:I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.

The original Hasbro version is worth keeping sealed, too. That guy sells for a bundle.


That too. And at least, that box is clear.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby megatronus » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:14 pm

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megatronus wrote:
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pie-man wrote:I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.

The original Hasbro version is worth keeping sealed, too. That guy sells for a bundle.


That too. And at least, that box is clear.

Yup. Which is why I opted to open my Takara original, and keep my Hasbro one in box ;)
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby pie-man » Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:43 pm

by -Kanrabat- » Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:22 pm

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I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.

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Sorry.... couldn't figure out how to copy the previous posts!

Thanks for the welcome, and the suggestion. It's the first one I've ever kept beyond a day without opening! :-)
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:32 am

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Sorry.... couldn't figure out how to copy the previous posts!

Thanks for the welcome, and the suggestion. It's the first one I've ever kept beyond a day without opening! :-)


On the top part of the post, look for the QUOTE button. Click it, and it send you right into reply mode with the quote already prepared for you!

Also, seriously, MP-Grimlock is worth it. I literally fell onto one completely randomly when I went hunting at TrU. The worker didnt have the time to place it on the shelf! And it may be the only one the ever had and ever will! Sure, 115$ total for it was a lot of money, and my rent will be a wee bit late, but I knew I HAD to buy it at this very instant or regret it forever. I would never, ever have ordered it online at 150$ plus shipping, yet alone the 200-300$ it was going for before. Said I didnt liked G1 Grimlock that much.

However, to finally own one and to have transformed him, I'm a convert! This MP feel SOLID like a real toy. He will not break appart easely and there's no scary/fragile parts in his transformation. Mine inexplicably came without instruction. Still, he was easy to figure out. MP-Grimlock is a fun TF worth to be played with. So don't wait anymore. Open him up and enjoy!
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Erailea » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:37 pm

Meh. I'll care about the MP Seekers when Starscream or Slipstream come around.

Until then, money saved = happy wallet.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:56 pm

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Erailea wrote:Meh. I'll care about the MP Seekers when Starscream or Slipstream come around.

Until then, money saved = happy wallet.


Slipstream would need her own mold. Also, she's not G1. So, you can forget about her. As for Starscream, because he's not Optimus and there's already a MP Strascream that came out in the USA, I sincerly doubt they'll release MP-11 outside of Japan. Especially with the Coronation Set. You may have no choice but to pay the 200$ MP-11 go for.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Erailea » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:01 pm

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Erailea wrote:Meh. I'll care about the MP Seekers when Starscream or Slipstream come around.

Until then, money saved = happy wallet.


Slipstream would need her own mold. Also, she's not G1. So, you can forget about her. As for Starscream, because he's not Optimus and there's already a MP Strascream that came out in the USA, I sincerly doubt they'll release MP-11 outside of Japan. Especially with the Coronation Set. You may have no choice but to pay the 200$ MP-11 go for.


Well, obviously. I didn't mean she'd be the same mold or that she was of G1. I only said she's one of two Seekers I'd give a hoot about. All others mean nothing to me, as far as desirability goes.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:02 pm

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Erailea wrote:Meh. I'll care about the MP Seekers when Starscream or Slipstream come around.

Until then, money saved = happy wallet.


Slipstream would need her own mold. Also, she's not G1. So, you can forget about her. As for Starscream, because he's not Optimus and there's already a MP Strascream that came out in the USA, I sincerly doubt they'll release MP-11 outside of Japan. Especially with the Coronation Set. You may have no choice but to pay the 200$ MP-11 go for.


Well, obviously. I didn't mean she'd be the same mold or that she was of G1. I only said she's one of two Seekers I'd give a hoot about. All others mean nothing to me, as far as desirability goes.


Well, you should bite the bullet and get MP-11 then. Especially if you dont have MP-03 in G1 colors.

As for Slipstream, I'd really like a toy of her, like a way more feminine version of Animated Starscream. For now, there's that Club Exclusive but it just dosent work. Maybe with a remold of the upcoming Windblade, it would be possible. Yeah, I'd like that. At worst, customising a Slipstream out of Windblade is always a possibility.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

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Puh-lease. Speak for yourself. TFSS Slipstream is beautiful, and works just fine for me.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:18 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:For now, there's that Club Exclusive but it just dosent work.

Puh-lease. Speak for yourself. TFSS Slipstream is beautiful, and works just fine for me.

Like they say, to each their own. Emgo even pointed out a "fix" for her to not make her look like the crounching Strscream. Just don't peg the back thing and she'll be straight and better looking. Still, 90$ for an imperfect figure is too much for me.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby megatronus » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:33 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:For now, there's that Club Exclusive but it just dosent work.

Puh-lease. Speak for yourself. TFSS Slipstream is beautiful, and works just fine for me.

Like they say, to each their own. Emgo even pointed out a "fix" for her to not make her look like the crounching Strscream. Just don't peg the back thing and she'll be straight and better looking. Still, 90$ for an imperfect figure is too much for me.

Got mine for <$50 off ebay. So I'm not sure where you're getting your prices from... even BBTS has her on clearance for $70. A few months ago, she was $60 on TFsource (out of stock now, though).
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:00 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:For now, there's that Club Exclusive but it just dosent work.

Puh-lease. Speak for yourself. TFSS Slipstream is beautiful, and works just fine for me.

Like they say, to each their own. Emgo even pointed out a "fix" for her to not make her look like the crounching Strscream. Just don't peg the back thing and she'll be straight and better looking. Still, 90$ for an imperfect figure is too much for me.

Got mine for <$50 off ebay. So I'm not sure where you're getting your prices from... even BBTS has her on clearance for $70. A few months ago, she was $60 on TFsource (out of stock now, though).


I'm adding shipping, obviously. I'm in Canada so...
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Darkman20xx » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:00 am

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Darkman20xx wrote:Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.

I purchased both Starscream and Skywarp when Walmart sold them, and they were pretty easy to find. I purchased two copies of each and Skywarp was on clearance. People never really bought them when they were available and this the reason why they are only at TRU. I hear people complain all the time about why they dont release Starscream..... but they did and the response to the figure while good was not great!



I know those were released. That's the only two plus Grimlock that I've bought. Plus the reason that they didn't do well then is that they didn't really give a serious indication of how far the Masterpiece line would go. How many are kicking themselves that they did not buy those figures knowing now they would be close to completing a full line of them. They should have mixed some cars in then because if I'm not mistaken the only Autobot available then was Prime.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

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Darkman20xx wrote:Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.

I purchased both Starscream and Skywarp when Walmart sold them, and they were pretty easy to find. I purchased two copies of each and Skywarp was on clearance. People never really bought them when they were available and this the reason why they are only at TRU. I hear people complain all the time about why they dont release Starscream..... but they did and the response to the figure while good was not great!



I know those were released. That's the only two plus Grimlock that I've bought. Plus the reason that they didn't do well then is that they didn't really give a serious indication of how far the Masterpiece line would go. How many are kicking themselves that they did not buy those figures knowing now they would be close to completing a full line of them. They should have mixed some cars in then because if I'm not mistaken the only Autobot available then was Prime.

I had Wal-Mart Starscream & Skywarp. I sold them. And I'm certainly not kicking myself.

The MP-11 seriously upped the ante, and I will collect every version of that mold that I can. But MP-03 redecos? Nah.

I think the whole "they didn't do well because people didn't know how far the line would go" is putting the cart before the horse. I doubt people got into Transformers 30 years ago because they knew the brand had a minimum of 30 years of staying power. We got on board because we liked it. So too with MPs. We like them, and buy them, and because we buy them, HasTak makes more of them. I think the promise of an extended continuation of the line helped accelerate the growth in popularity of MPs, but I don't think it was an a priori reason for that popularity.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Darkman20xx » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:42 am

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Darkman20xx wrote:Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.

I purchased both Starscream and Skywarp when Walmart sold them, and they were pretty easy to find. I purchased two copies of each and Skywarp was on clearance. People never really bought them when they were available and this the reason why they are only at TRU. I hear people complain all the time about why they dont release Starscream..... but they did and the response to the figure while good was not great!



I know those were released. That's the only two plus Grimlock that I've bought. Plus the reason that they didn't do well then is that they didn't really give a serious indication of how far the Masterpiece line would go. How many are kicking themselves that they did not buy those figures knowing now they would be close to completing a full line of them. They should have mixed some cars in then because if I'm not mistaken the only Autobot available then was Prime.

I had Wal-Mart Starscream & Skywarp. I sold them. And I'm certainly not kicking myself.

The MP-11 seriously upped the ante, and I will collect every version of that mold that I can. But MP-03 redecos? Nah.

I think the whole "they didn't do well because people didn't know how far the line would go" is putting the cart before the horse. I doubt people got into Transformers 30 years ago because they knew the brand had a minimum of 30 years of staying power. We got on board because we liked it. So too with MPs. We like them, and buy them, and because we buy them, HasTak makes more of them. I think the promise of an extended continuation of the line helped accelerate the growth in popularity of MPs, but I don't think it was an a priori reason for that popularity.



True.....but at the time Transformers released they had a good assortment of Autobots and Decepticons. I know my friends and I were begging for autobots for Christmas while the MP line just had the large prime. I look at the MP like the C.H.U.G. line when it started. You had Prime, Megatron, Tankor, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Starscream, Mirage, and Jetfire. Then Skywarp and Magnus in a 2 pack. No one really knew what to make of the line so few got bought until Henkei came out and people realized that there was potential for a full line. Then the prices of the originals skyrocketed as people clamored to get the one's they passed on. Those were what...$20 bucks for Voyagers and $14 for deluxes? It was going to be tough to get a lot of people paying $70 plus for Starscream and Skywarp when there was no promise of getting anything near what the MP line is getting now. Not to mention Prime was over $100 with no trailer and Megatron was Asian only because of the whole gun mode thing. I'm glad the MP line is where it is. My thing about the clearance is in order for me to catch up I would need to be able to grab some of the lesser people like Sunstorm for cheap so I can pay the extra costs for the others. TRU almost never clearances TF's so there is likely no chance of them doing it with these either.
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

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Darkman20xx wrote:True.....but at the time Transformers released they had a good assortment of Autobots and Decepticons. I know my friends and I were begging for autobots for Christmas while the MP line just had the large prime. I look at the MP like the C.H.U.G. line when it started. You had Prime, Megatron, Tankor, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Starscream, Mirage, and Jetfire. Then Skywarp and Magnus in a 2 pack. No one really knew what to make of the line so few got bought until Henkei came out and people realized that there was potential for a full line. Then the prices of the originals skyrocketed as people clamored to get the one's they passed on. Those were what...$20 bucks for Voyagers and $14 for deluxes? It was going to be tough to get a lot of people paying $70 plus for Starscream and Skywarp when there was no promise of getting anything near what the MP line is getting now. Not to mention Prime was over $100 with no trailer and Megatron was Asian only because of the whole gun mode thing. I'm glad the MP line is where it is. My thing about the clearance is in order for me to catch up I would need to be able to grab some of the lesser people like Sunstorm for cheap so I can pay the extra costs for the others. TRU almost never clearances TF's so there is likely no chance of them doing it with these either.

There's a chance Sunstorm will go on clearance. Acid Storm was available on the TRU website for $48 for a small while. And with people balking at TRU's Prowl... Who knows?
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby reluctantyouth » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:36 am

He is not worth that much I'm sorry. >:oP He should be $49.99-$54.99 and not a penny more. Again I'll stick with my KO I got off Ebay for $34 shipped...he was worth every penny. :BOT:
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Re: Masterpiece Sunstorm Found in TRU Computers - Possible US Release?

Postby Tigertrack » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:50 am

Motto: "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
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Good find Tony. Probably be the only one we see in our area.
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