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

Postby El Duque » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:24 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 7:59 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!
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:23 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 8:32 am

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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 8:52 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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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Rated X » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:03 pm

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Hasbro has developed a reputation for cancelling Thundercracker. If it's availble in the US, Im sure those who want it bad enough will buy it on e-bay. Even though I stopped collecting masterpiece, I would like to complete the trio.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby vectorA3 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:55 am

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quick! everybody buy US MP TC & scalp em to the UK!!! j/k. Lol!!
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby robotmel » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:42 am

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>:oP
So I popped into my local branch of Toys 'R' Us to enquire about the availablility of Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker (again)!

The shift Manager remembered me from way back when I started this thread which I was surprised about!
He had a dig about and confirmed... absolutely nothing! :-x

Nothing on Thundercracker. Nothing on Optimus Prime v2.0. Nowt!

In other news, I have just won myself a loose Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker (v2.0) from a friendly US based Ebay seller for £44 shipped!

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

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:11 am

TRU.com will ship a MP T'Cracker internatioanlly. Comes in a bout £60 posted.

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

Postby vectorA3 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:29 am

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I'd be willing to pick MP TC up for someone in the UK for price if they need it, ($75 + $6.56 sales tax) + shipping + whatever tracking or insurance they'd want on it. Just let me know & PM me. Although, I think international tracking can be pricey.
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby robotmel » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:33 pm

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Pretender Skywarp wrote:TRU.com will ship a MP T'Cracker internatioanlly. Comes in a bout £60 posted.

Roughly UK rrp...

:-?
I did try their .Com website, didnt wanna ship to U.K.?

I will have another look.. :D

Would love to ship the new MP Op Prime! ;)
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Re: Masterpiece THUNDERCRACKER Available For Toys'R'Us UK Pre-Order

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:53 pm

robotmel wrote:
Pretender Skywarp wrote:TRU.com will ship a MP T'Cracker internatioanlly. Comes in a bout £60 posted.

Roughly UK rrp...

:-?
I did try their .Com website, didnt wanna ship to U.K.?

I will have another look.. :D

Would love to ship the new MP Op Prime! ;)


Not everything is available for intl shipping and I think OP is on hat list :(
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