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Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby robotmel » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:22 am

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This is great news for all UK Transformers fans and collectors alike!

Whilst scouting my local Toys R Us, fresh with the knowledge of a US TRU exclusive of Masterpiece Thundercracker in their systems, I quizzed their very helpful manager Darren on the matter.
I asked if I could place a pre-order for the Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker which Toys R Us had gained an exclusive release for. He tapped a few buttons, called a colleague and hey presto, there 'Cracker was on the UK systems and available as a pre-order (delayed pick up)! :grin:
As you can see from my picture below he is priced at £59.99 but not going to be instore until late August/early September time.
There is still no confirmation as to which mold will be used for this version.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Autobot Genocide » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:10 am

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Good to here i might have to pre-order him myself i'm going on holiday the 7 September i think im going to be saving some spending money for when i get back :D .

I only have Skywarp with the addition of TC it might finally tempt me to pick up SS off ebay at one point , i don't really care what mold it is myself .
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby El Duque » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:57 am

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Thanks to a little detective work by Seibertron.com member robotmel we have more information/confirmation regarding the recently discovery Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Thundercracker. After speaking with a Toys"R"Us UK store manager he was able to successfully pre-order the figure. It was priced at £59.99 (about $92.00 USD) and scheduled to arrive late August/early September.

robotmel wrote:This is great news for all UK Transformers fans and collectors alike!

Whilst scouting my local Toys R Us, fresh with the knowledge of a US TRU exclusive of Masterpiece Thundercracker in their systems, I quizzed their very helpful manager Darren on the matter.
I asked if I could place a pre-order for the Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker which Toys R Us had gained an exclusive release for. He tapped a few buttons, called a colleague and hey presto, there 'Cracker was on the UK systems and available as a pre-order (delayed pick up)!
As you can see from my picture below he is priced at £59.99 but not going to be instore until late August/early September time.
There is still no confirmation as to which mold will be used for this version.


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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Fistful of Energon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:33 am

strange he is slated for such a soon release yet Hasbro has officially revealed nothing yet.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Trikeboy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:44 am

Cool, though I may not jump at that price. I got Skywarp for £20 out of Argos so may wait and see what happens with Thundercracker.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Fistful of Energon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:55 am

I have the TAK Tcracker, but I would jump on a more toon accurate version, especially if its the new seeker mold.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:27 am

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Cool, I guess I don't have to worry about TC not coming out in Canada then. :)
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby robotmel » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:51 am

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El Duque wrote:Thanks to a little detective work by Seibertron.com member robotmel we have more information/confirmation regarding the recently discovery Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Thundercracker. After speaking with a Toys"R"Us UK store manager he was able to successfully pre-order the figure. It was priced at £59.99 (about $92.00 USD) and scheduled to arrive late August/early September.


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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Gearslide » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:13 pm

Fistful of Energon wrote:strange he is slated for such a soon release yet Hasbro has officially revealed nothing yet.


SDCC is right around the corner. Seems that Hasbro is waiting for that to show the bulk of the big reveals of the year. With a little luck, we'll see Masterpiece Thundercracker and Voyagers Breakdown and Thundertron.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:31 pm

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you can pre-order stuff other than videogames at TRU? wish i knew this when i still shopped there.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:45 pm

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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby vectorA3 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:16 pm

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I hope MP TC is not $92 in the US. Maybe if we're really lucky entertainment earth or another company will have him and Optimus prime remake at SDCC. I'll be wiped out if bought those 2 and the exclusive Bruticus. Anyway, wonder if US stores will let us pre-order?

Oh, and almost forgot --love the Devastor hand blocking the receipt! Hilarious!
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:24 am

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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby orangeitis » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:57 am

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I just hope TC is made from the new mold. Unlikely, but still...
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby waaaaghlord » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:11 am

orangeitis wrote:I just hope TC is made from the new mold. Unlikely, but still...


And I'm exactly the opposite. I want a matched set of season 1 Seekers. If this turns out to be the old mould I'll buy it to go with the Hasbro SS and SW and have the trio in the AHM style, if not I'll be looking toward picking up the igear versions and possibly selling on my legit Hasbro Seekers. Between the price they go for and the assembly error the TakTom TC has never really been on my radar.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby orangeitis » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:27 am

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waaaaghlord wrote:And I'm exactly the opposite. I want a matched set of season 1 Seekers.
But I do too. I just want them all in the new mold. :lol:
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby robotmel » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:29 pm

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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Motorthing » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:26 pm

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Of course being a TRU exclusive means it will only ever be available at full price and unless you can extract one from the shipping box yourself while they sit on the floor waiting to be shelved they will be beaten up to buggery and look like someone has punted them around the stock room for an hour - just like Grimlock and Roddy did.

Still an all it's nice to know I'll be able to buy one at all, but I want to know if MP10 will be following TC..........
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby craggy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:40 pm

robotmel wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:How the hell did you manage this, robotmel? Did you kidnap the manager's spouse?

:grin:
I threatened to let loose all the My Little Ponies to stampede the shop! They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time. :lol:

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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:37 am

Has it occurred to anyone tht given the G1 themed Generations-packaged-Movie-Starcaream; this *could* be a T'Cracker repaint?

Not trolling, just saying its something to consider. I know the price point points to MP, but thats only a tenner more than leaders retailed at during HFTD and that mould was considered an MP by Takara.....

Just saying'....
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Motorthing » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:39 pm

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Pretender Skywarp wrote:Has it occurred to anyone tht given the G1 themed Generations-packaged-Movie-Starcaream; this *could* be a T'Cracker repaint?

Not trolling, just saying its something to consider. I know the price point points to MP, but thats only a tenner more than leaders retailed at during HFTD and that mould was considered an MP by Takara.....

Just saying'....


If this were to be the case I would have saved myself £60. No biggy.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Krok » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:35 pm

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Honestly, I’m a little surprised by all the enthusiasm for Masterpiece Transformers (especially ones produced by Hasbro) given their general flimsiness.

I would much prefer a HFTD TC, as unlikely as that is.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:42 pm

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Krok wrote:I would much prefer a HFTD TC, as unlikely as that is.


If by HFTD you mean Hunt For The Decepticons, then yes that is very unlikely as that line is long dead. However if you want a deluxe TC, well the Generations one was just in stores last year.

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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Krok » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:59 pm

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LOST Cybertronian wrote:
Krok wrote:I would much prefer a HFTD TC, as unlikely as that is.


If by HFTD you mean Hunt For The Decepticons, then yes that is very unlikely as that line is long dead. However if you want a deluxe TC, well the Generations one was just in stores last year.


I was actually referring to Pretender Skywarp's (albeit wild) speculation that it could well be a TC repaint of the HFTD Leader class Starscream similar to the Asian exclusive we have recently had a peek of.

Also,Generations TC was certainly nifty, heres hoping one day we get a Sunstorm to keep Acidstorm company.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:14 pm

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Krok wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
Krok wrote:I would much prefer a HFTD TC, as unlikely as that is.


If by HFTD you mean Hunt For The Decepticons, then yes that is very unlikely as that line is long dead. However if you want a deluxe TC, well the Generations one was just in stores last year.


I was actually referring to Pretender Skywarp's (albeit wild) speculation that it could well be a TC repaint of the HFTD Leader class Starscream similar to the Asian exclusive we have recently had a peek of.

Also,Generations TC was certainly nifty, heres hoping one day we get a Sunstorm to keep Acidstorm company.


Ah, I gotcha. Didn't even occur to me you was refering to Leader Movie Starscream.
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