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

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:45 pm

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

Postby vectorA3 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:16 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 6:24 am

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How the hell did you manage this, robotmel? Did you kidnap the manager's spouse?
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby orangeitis » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:57 am

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 9:11 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 10:27 am

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 1:29 pm

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

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

Postby Motorthing » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:26 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 3:40 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:

I'm no Brony, but I'd suspect there's no MLP called Sex Panther.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:37 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 1:39 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 4:35 pm

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 5:42 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 5:59 pm

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 6:14 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.


Ah, I gotcha. Didn't even occur to me you was refering to Leader Movie Starscream.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Cyberseven » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:15 pm

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I am actually pleased that a MP Thundercracker might be coming to a TRU near me. Thundercracker is actually my favorite seeker. I hope it is a G1 style though. I am not interested if it's an HFTD Movie mould.

I am sure we will know more details soon.

If it turns out to be G1 style, it's a buy for me.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby vectorA3 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:08 am

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how great of a difference is it between the old MP mold and the new one? If TC is new mold -he's not gonna look drastically different in jet mode against SS and warp is he??
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby robotmel » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:34 am

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omega666 wrote:I really hope the new Thundercracker is this [Skywarp] mold (even though the new one is better). I just want all my seeker molds to be the same.


Rated X wrote:Looking good. I have this one [Skywarp] and I look foward to finally getting Thundercracker. I wish somebody would make a conversion kit that allows you to change the hips/legs into the new mold. Im sure a new waist piece without the ball joints could be made in each seekers respective color. Then you could just clip the jet kibble to the legs where it belongs.


I feel this release will be the G1 deco of Masterpiece Thundercracker and not a HFTD Movie Starscream repaint as suggested in a previous post. I would base that on the listing including 'Masterpiece' not 'Leader' in its title? :-?

I was keen to pick up one of the iGear seekers, G1 coloured Starscream in fact as he is a financial viability at around £70 delivered in to the UK. I already own the fist Starscream version MP-03 but a G1 deco would be great as I missed the Hasbro/WalMart Exclusive.

Is the iGear mold smaller than the Hasbro/Takara mold?
I wouldnt mind having a mix & match of different Seeker Masterpiece Editions.

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

Postby robotmel » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:38 am

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As reported in an alternate thread, the UK Toys R Us Exclusive release of Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker has been cancelled!

Via a PM from El Duque, I was alerted to this via the TFW2005 forums, but there seemed to be a slight lack of solid confirmation.

Having placed a pre-order via my local Toys R Us store I thought it best I contact them for clarification.
The manager contacted head office who confirmed they had 'cancelled any expected deliveries' as of yesterday of the U.K. exclusive.
This was due to 'the line being discontinued' but he did confirm 'it would still be made available to the U.S. market' ! :shock:

So once again Hasbro U.K. continue to withhold the love... :-(
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Dr Va'al » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:03 am

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What line would that be, specifically?

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

Postby El Duque » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:24 am

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We have some unfortunate news for our friends in the UK, it appears the Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Thundercracker has been canceled. Last month Seibertron.com member robotmel had reported that he had managed to pre-order the figure through one of his local Toys"R"Us stores. After checking the status of said pre-order he discovered the figure has been canceled for the UK, although it does appear it's still scheduled for the US.

robotmel wrote:Having placed a pre-order via my local Toys R Us store I thought it best I contact them for clarification.
The manager contacted head office who confirmed they had 'cancelled any expected deliveries' as of yesterday of the U.K. exclusive.
This was due to 'the line being discontinued' but he did confirm 'it would still be made available to the U.S. market' !

So once again Hasbro U.K. continue to withhold the love...
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby robotmel » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:59 am

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Va'al wrote:What line would that be, specifically?

Masterpiece?

That was their words exactly, but I believe it only refers to the U.K. release of the Masterpiece Thundercracker.

There was debate as to whether this was going to use the older mold used with the first few releases of the Masterpiece Seekers or the newer remolded version.
Despite the alleged U.S. release, I wonder if they knocked it on the head with the U.K. release with a eye to releasing something a little better!
Bring on the Masterpiece Optimus Prime 2.0!!
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:23 am

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Well, that's a shame. I wonder if we'll hear anything about it at SDCC. If not, maybe it was just a mistake by TRU UK...
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby orangeitis » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:32 am

Sorry to hear the news, UK fans. :(
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby robotmel » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:52 am

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El Duque wrote:We have some unfortunate news for our friends in the UK, it appears the Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Thundercracker has been canceled. Last month Seibertron.com member robotmel had reported that he had managed to pre-order the figure through one of his local Toys"R"Us stores. After checking the status of said pre-order he discovered the figure has been canceled for the UK, although it does appear it's still scheduled for the US.

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