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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby Boosteriffic » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:42 am

Got mine delivered from TRU UK today, £120 is a lot of money, but it's a great figure and thankfully Hasbro went with packaging all 5 tapes with him so no extras to 'complete' the set as it were.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby Venoose1 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:43 am

Yeah £120 is a lot for a toy, I got the cold sweats when I pressed 'confirm order'! But I knew if I didn't buy Soundwave, I'd regret it later. Plus it is quite good value considering how expensive the 4 extra cassettes are if you bought them from Takara!
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby tmk9883 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:40 pm

Ive pretty much given up on finding one.

I guess Ill have to go without or decide how much I want to pad a scalper's pocket
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby john16v » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:56 am

Hey you guys, for those who have not pick this up yet....don't give up hope yet!

This is the info I got:

We sincerely apologize for any confusion or inconvenience regarding this release. Limited quantities of the TRANSFORMERS Masterpiece Soundwave were made available online this morning in conjunction with International Comic-Con in San Diego. Due to high demand, this item is currently sold out, but is expected to be available in our U.S. stores and again online at Toysrus.com by late September.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby Uncommon » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:47 am

Originally, they said late August. So... "some day"
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby john16v » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:07 am

Uncommon wrote:Originally, they said late August. So... "some day"


Well that's fine, if I get it cool but if not is no big deal.

I refuse to feed those scalper that's for sure.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby tmk9883 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:39 am

I took a chance and stopped by one of the STL TRUs yesterday because I noticed they still had the Soundwave marker on the shelf the last time I was there. The other TRU by me had removed it a couple of weeks ago. Rounded the corner and see a like 10 Acid Storms and then one box that is slightly larger. Did a double take, realized it was SW and quickly snagged it.

Finally, search is complete. Overall, I really like Soundwave. Solid figure, good articulation and minimal kibble. Some of the minions are kinda cheap feeling and Ravage's proportions are off. Dont feel bad paying the $130~ for the Hasbro version but would have felt ripped off paying Takara prices for the minions.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby john16v » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:43 am

tmk9883 wrote:I took a chance and stopped by one of the STL TRUs yesterday because I noticed they still had the Soundwave marker on the shelf the last time I was there. The other TRU by me had removed it a couple of weeks ago. Rounded the corner and see a like 10 Acid Storms and then one box that is slightly larger. Did a double take, realized it was SW and quickly snagged it.


Good for you, a bit jealous but I'm happy for you. :grin:

And thanks for leaving the rest of Acid Storms for ppl who have not gotta one yet!
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby tmk9883 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:34 am

Thanks. As I was walking through the store I was mumbling "this is the last time" because it was at least the 10th time since he was released that Ive been there. Hopefully there are more out there to be found without having to pay a scalper. I may check by next week and see if they got another in and sell it at cost plus freight.

Definitely get Acid Storm if you can. I ordered him of TRU.com and he really compliments the other seekers.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:41 pm

What TRU does is effectively the same as scalping. They corner the market on a rare but high-demand product and sell it for jacked-up prices. The only difference is that they're a "licensed" scalper - they scalp us with Hasbro's blessing.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby Uncommon » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:03 am

I just found it available on TRU.com and ordered. They were supposed to notify me by email when it was available, but I guess I was too fast for them.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby tmk9883 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:13 am

Its still up on the site. Id order a second one but I gave up on buying duplicates and there are two many that havent gotten a chance to purchase it yet.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:15 am

Uncommon wrote:I just found it available on TRU.com and ordered. They were supposed to notify me by email when it was available, but I guess I was too fast for them.


Good heads-up on your part. Looks like they're still shipping if others want to try to order one!

I don't think their "email me when it's available" thing even works.

I eventually got mine by checking TRU every day and finally, one day, the Free Store Pickup option showed that it was in stock at a TRU about 20 miles from my house. (I searched for stores within a 40 miles radius.)
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby john16v » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:32 pm

This went live last night around 7pm. (central time) I checked around 6:58p but nothing. I was about to shut down for the night but I give it one last refresh before I go then the "add to cart" button shows up.

Place my order right away and got the "Order Confirmation" from TRU right after. So I think I'm good :)

Glad I didn't give in to the scalper!!
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby john16v » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:39 pm

tmk9883 wrote:Its still up on the site. Id order a second one but I gave up on buying duplicates and there are two many that havent gotten a chance to purchase it yet.


That cross my mind...should I get another one to sell...the greed.

But one is enough and is best to leave it for the ppl who have not gotten one yet.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby tmk9883 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:05 pm

john16v wrote:That cross my mind...should I get another one to sell...the greed.

But one is enough and is best to leave it for the ppl who have not gotten one yet.


It is tempting, but karma might end up biting you down the road.

I need to start figuring out how to dump some of the duplicates I already have.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby john16v » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:24 pm

tmk9883 wrote:
john16v wrote:That cross my mind...should I get another one to sell...the greed.

But one is enough and is best to leave it for the ppl who have not gotten one yet.


It is tempting, but karma might end up biting you down the road.

I need to start figuring out how to dump some of the duplicates I already have.


Karma or not, one soundwave is all I need. :grin:

Have a duplicate of Mp10 ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby VioMeTriX » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:20 pm

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when i got my us soundwave for my son, i bought 2... sold the other to a friend way accross the us for the price of the toy plus shipping... if i dont have anyone in mind to offer, ill post them here. i am getting 2 more next week, i got a friend that works for hasbro.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby Uncommon » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:33 am

Also, I called my local TRU (Thornton, CO) just in case. The guy had already been asked 4 times that day, so he could tell me that the closest store that supposedly had any MP Soundwaves was Colorado Springs. He said the online store had gotten about 600 units, but they didn't expect to receive any at their location any time soon.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby Gutter Bunny » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:11 am

Still hoping to find mine for retail price. Unfortunately I somehow missed them being in stock online. I do like the red eyes better on Takaras version...but its hard to justify it when the additional cost of the tapes+figure is nearly as much as it would be for me to order some of the other MPs I've missed out on while on hiatus.

Not to mention i still need to finish paying off my ps4 :-x

Bleh. I've always hated hunting for TRU exclusives.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave Sighted at Retail

Postby Uncommon » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:17 am

My MP Soundwave arrived yesterday, after ordering last Wednesday. I was nervous after reading so many reports of shipping damage, but mine shipped in a huge box full of packing balloons, and no damage to speak of, so maybe TRU has realized there was a problem.

I'm really happy with this set overall. One of Soundwave's hip joints is really stiff, and Frenzy tends to get stuck in the cassette compartment, but I really love how Ravage, Laserbeak & Buzzsaw have built in weapons. Those birds look really nice.

The instructions make no mention of the storage compartments for Frenzy & Rumble's guns, or how you can clip the pistons onto Soundwave's arms. You might want to look that up if it's not obvious.
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