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Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby Va'al » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:59 am

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The Toys'R'Us website has the two next upcoming figures in the Platinum Edition series ready for preorder. Both Year of the Horse special redecoed figures, MP-10 Optimus Prime ($129.99) and Cybertron Starscream ($109.99) should be available 4th March 2014. Will you be getting these? Click on the images below for the direct link to their respective pages!

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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:07 am

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Preordered the prime. =D I wonder if it'll be cheaper at BBTS.. hmmm... and theres tax.. Might cancel once BBTS put their preorder up. I wonder if they'll still wait till Feb/2014 now that TRU put their preorders up early.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby RoundWave » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:44 am

Thanks for the heads up guys. The ship date on tru.com for both items shows March 4th, not April 3rd. A flipflop of 3/4 vs 4/3.


Edit: Assuming they are using US date format.


I'm considering the Prime because I missed MP-10, but that gold has not grown on me enough yet.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby Va'al » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:53 am

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RoundWave wrote:Thanks for the heads up guys. The ship date on tru.com for both items shows March 4th, not April 3rd. A flipflop of 3/4 vs 4/3.


Edit: Assuming they are using US date format.


I'm considering the Prime because I missed MP-10, but that gold has not grown on me enough yet.


Yeah, pretty sure it is US format, just to confuse my European self. :D
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby AutoBorst » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:44 pm

I don't recall the original release of that Starscream selling for that price. He was like $50, if I remember correctly. Where does TRU get the balls to ask double that for this release? It's nowhere near MP quality and it's not that great of a toy.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby jasonarnold » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:58 pm

Is the TRU version the same as the BBTS or TFsource pre-orders? BBTS has price at $159.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby It Is Him » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:18 pm

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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby Rumblebee357 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:18 pm

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im on the fence with this one i need a mp prime for my collection, I missed out on the others and the price is right but that gold and black... idk
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby T-Macksimus » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:21 pm

AutoBorst wrote:I don't recall the original release of that Starscream selling for that price. He was like $50, if I remember correctly. Where does TRU get the balls to ask double that for this release? It's nowhere near MP quality and it's not that great of a toy.


Absolutely correct on the original price and the refinement of the paint job does not bring it anywhere close to being worth more than $60.00 AT MOST in my opinion. Of course, I got my original version on clearance for $25.00 so my opinion may be a bit lopsided. I have to admit that this version does look way better (more G1 for those of us who are into that look) but the price they are asking is still obscene.

As for the gold apps on Optimus... ewwww. :SICK:
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby Tronus_Rex » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Okay, I've been keeping my mouth closed for a while, but can't anymore, YotH OP looks fUgly as hell, & Starscream needs far more paint applications/details than what has been applied.

Magnus is cool, & so is Omega', but these two are really not, not to me they aren't.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:41 pm

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Hmm, MP11 Starscream reissue, or one of the two of these guys?

...MP11 Starscream all the way. :grin:

AutoBorst wrote:I don't recall the original release of that Starscream selling for that price. He was like $50, if I remember correctly. Where does TRU get the balls to ask double that for this release? It's nowhere near MP quality and it's not that great of a toy.


It's Toys "R" Us; it's their specialty, raising the price on exclusive redecos.

jasonarnold wrote:Is the TRU version the same as the BBTS or TFsource pre-orders? BBTS has price at $159.


Yes, both Optimus and Starscream are the exact same thing BBTS and TFSource are offering.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby jasonarnold » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:14 pm

My TFsource pre-order ((which was $164) was just magically "received in stock", a mere hours after realizing that TRU will have the same figure for $35 less. How ironic.... I guess they are shipping out already if you happen to overpay to a 3rd party....
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:25 pm

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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:25 pm

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It was only a matter of time... >:oP
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:29 pm

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They have 927 OPs and 425 Starscreams. I'm guessing these won't sell out and will go on sale?
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby jasonarnold » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:29 pm

Let's see if TF source will lower their price to match, or let me cancel the pre-order, and subsequently strop using them forever....
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Postby It Is Him » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:32 pm

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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby mooncake623 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:32 pm

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jasonarnold wrote:Let's see if TF source will lower their price to match, or let me cancel the pre-order, and subsequently strop using them forever....



I doubt TFsource will price match, they sourced their stock early from Asia, which is more costly for them hence their price. But you might as well try to cancel your preorder if you don't mind getting it at a later date.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby jasonarnold » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:48 pm

What crap. And how convenient that theirs all arrived TODAY and they started shipping, probably knowing everyone would cancel their order. bad business.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

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I think I shall get Bling Bling Prime. I got the original Supreme Starscream at a garage sale with crown for $5. Can't remember if he was missing anything else at the moment.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:27 pm

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LOST Cybertronian wrote:I think I shall get Bling Bling Prime.


Same. I'm at least getting him, since my local Toys "R" Us were dicks and never even stocked the original release once. Had plenty of Thundercrackers (which I unfortunately had to miss out as well), but no Optimus Primes. :-x

I really like King Starscream here, but I already have the original Cybertron toy. Butchered, and crownless, but I already own it, so it's not quite a priority (THIS JUST IN: Mindmaster not making an upcoming Starscream toy a priority?! :shock: )
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby YRQRM0 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:35 pm

Could not care less about Starscream. Do want OP, but that's a little expensive. Guess I won't find it for any cheaper tho.
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Postby warzon3 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:07 am

Just re-release the original hasbro MP-10, I would rather buy that!!!!!!
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