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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby That Bot » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:03 pm

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chuckdawg1999 wrote:Did we ever get a reason why we are getting Thundercracker before Starscream?

Because we got a Starscream out of the original mold back in 2008 or so. That's our MP Starscream, according to Hasbro.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby Blasphemous Prime » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:11 pm

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I'll buy it on ebay when it's a more reasonable price.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby KNM2012 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:59 pm

The last time I bought this character at a Toys "R" Us, it was the Generations version. He had a blotch of paint in one spot, and one of the arm joints was pretty loose. And this was right off the card and out of the plastic. :BOOM:

So even if I wanted this, as I originally wanted a loose piece to stand guard with my MISB pieces (which I seriously need categorize before sending off to AFA)... This experience (and what I have read on the production practices used to make their stuff) has me think I should pass. Even though it does look nice. Even if my small collection is 70% Cybertron and 10% Autobot. Gah! Decisions! :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby Rated X » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:45 pm

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lol there raising prices everywhere but i would pay 70$ for thundercracker especially since starscream was 80 when i got him from walmart.

To bad thundercracker isnt a walmart exclusive cause i dont like toyrus's policy on employees buying products.

I think he may possibly get released late september. And optimus prime is gonna be released for november or december for christmas


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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby LiKwid » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:12 pm

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Slowly but surely ..Im getting priced out of this hobby.. :-(
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby jspags15 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:55 pm

Is this just a large version of the Classics Starscream?
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby kirbenvost » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:05 pm

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jspags15 wrote:Is this just a large version of the Classics Starscream?


No, it's quite a bit more detailed, intricate and articulated.

But $70 seems a little high. I really hope they don't jack it up even higher for the Canadian release.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby Baha08 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:57 pm

Is this even going to be the same size? I know it's a new moldish for Thundercracker but if the size is smaller I'm so not sure if I want it displayed with the others.Hell if so I hope Starscream gets released cause mine is already sort of broken from the hinges :C

Skywarp is still in good shape.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:14 pm

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Baha08 wrote:Is this even going to be the same size? I know it's a new moldish for Thundercracker but if the size is smaller I'm so not sure if I want it displayed with the others.Hell if so I hope Starscream gets released cause mine is already sort of broken from the hinges :C

Skywarp is still in good shape.


Here is a side by side with the original MP Seeker mold. They are the same size.

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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby worldsgreatest » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:51 pm

Hm. Rodimus was $69.99 at all of the TRUs around me, so that isn't a price increase in my area at least. Grimlock was $79.99.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby Baha08 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:53 pm

Ohh good thanks for the comparison. Still the seeker line seems to really be everywhere. I'm pretty sure SS was roughly 60-70, Skywarp was 6, now we up to 70 again. I can't remember I think I bought Rodimus somehow at 60 and it jumped up in price though I could be mistaken.

I never got Grimlock :C
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby worldsgreatest » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:53 pm

That Bot wrote:I'm curious about that sticker on the tag. A few other products on the shelf had them as well, which were in stock.


It just marks the date of the store reset.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby worldsgreatest » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:02 pm

Baha08 wrote:Ohh good thanks for the comparison. Still the seeker line seems to really be everywhere. I'm pretty sure SS was roughly 60-70, Skywarp was 6, now we up to 70 again. I can't remember I think I bought Rodimus somehow at 60 and it jumped up in price though I could be mistaken.

I never got Grimlock :C



Yeah, I think on the Twincast the guys said that TRU reserves the right to increase and decrease prices on items based on the area certain stores are located. For instance I live close to DC so of course my stores would be more. I think anyway.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:41 am

LiKwid wrote:Slowly but surely ..Im getting priced out of this hobby.. :-(

Really? I was told that if you are looking for certain figures, need help trying to find a figure within a set price, and so on... You may have a great chance of getting help here. :BOT: :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:02 am

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Guess what's going to cost $144 US where I live again...

Hasbro prices in Asia are just getting ridiculous, Since I paid $137 for my Takara MP-11. :-(
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:08 am

Own all previous seeker molds.
Pass.
Don't need a new TC mold.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:17 am

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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:29 am

PrimeStriker wrote:I can't afford MPs anyway. Cheap-ass alert.

I prefer the term "financially selective" myself, as it says that my budget is nobody's business. :lol:

And it also why I have to be extremely selective on what I purchase, too. :lol:
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby Fistful of Energon » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:19 am

Not really understanding all the complaining about the price for this. $70 for a MASTERPIECE mold that was very recently released by Takara for almost double the cost. Not to mention we finally get a Hasbro MP Thundercracker...using the new superior mold no less!

This is a awesome deal, and I am grateful for it!

Good luck trying to find these on clearance guys.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:51 pm

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I'm gonna try and get this guy since I don't have a Thundercracker but MP Prime is a top priority. I do hope we get a proper release of the new Starscream at some point with cape and crown.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby NTESHFT » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:46 pm

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Fistful of Energon wrote:Not really understanding all the complaining about the price for this. $70 for a MASTERPIECE mold that was very recently released by Takara for almost double the cost. Not to mention we finally get a Hasbro MP Thundercracker...using the new superior mold no less!

This is a awesome deal, and I am grateful for it!

Good luck trying to find these on clearance guys.


I 100% agree on this. The price is affordable, in my opinion, for an MP new version of the seekers. I've been waiting for this one for a while now. Can't wait to get it. I'll bet it will sell quick too. Seems the more complaints that come with new figs, the quicker it goes.....


And thanks to Lost Cybertronian for for the comparison pic.....Now I can breathe a sigh of relief........
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby KNM2012 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:56 pm

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Fistful of Energon wrote:Not really understanding all the complaining about the price for this. $70 for a MASTERPIECE mold that was very recently released by Takara for almost double the cost. Not to mention we finally get a Hasbro MP Thundercracker...using the new superior mold no less!

This is a awesome deal, and I am grateful for it!

Good luck trying to find these on clearance guys.


I 100% agree on this. The price is affordable, in my opinion, for an MP new version of the seekers. I've been waiting for this one for a while now. Can't wait to get it. I'll bet it will sell quick too. Seems the more complaints that come with new figs, the quicker it goes.....


And thanks to Lost Cybertronian for for the comparison pic.....Now I can breathe a sigh of relief........

I agree on behalf of those who either buy Hasbro only or not brand specific. And I wish that the complainers soon realize that the increase of price may mean an increase of production quality... As these items are produced in one of their Asian production factories.

As for the pricing of the Takara Tomy MPs, I have to say that the production quality and packaging is better. And adding import costs, as well as the Yen to Dollar aspect, a more hardcore collector is getting his monies worth with their line. :ic$:
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby vectorA3 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:19 pm

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This is never goin on clearance at TRU man. Geoffrey would rather stick his neck in a woodchipper than clearance MP TFs. So few will ship, I highly doubt there'll be a store with a glut, that doesn't get raided by db scalpers.

I'm not complaining on the price, esp. since Rodimus was $70. The one that pissed me off was the SDCC excl. FOC Bruticus at $100. If it were $75 I might have jumped, but 100? Horse*&%$. It's probably a moot point since the Hasbro line was the worst I've ever seen in 7 yrs. I knew people who waited 3+ hrs. for just the ticket to get in the line, who didn't get in. By the time people got in, days later, everything was sold out. All bitterness in this post justified? Absolutely.
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Postby KNM2012 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:38 am

vectorA3 wrote:This is never goin on clearance at TRU man. Geoffrey would rather stick his neck in a woodchipper than clearance MP TFs. So few will ship, I highly doubt there'll be a store with a glut, that doesn't get raided by db scalpers.

I'm not complaining on the price, esp. since Rodimus was $70. The one that pissed me off was the SDCC excl. FOC Bruticus at $100. If it were $75 I might have jumped, but 100? Horse*&%$. It's probably a moot point since the Hasbro line was the worst I've ever seen in 7 yrs. I knew people who waited 3+ hrs. for just the ticket to get in the line, who didn't get in. By the time people got in, days later, everything was sold out. All bitterness in this post justified? Absolutely.

Seriously. How is the ranting of a person who hates something that he cannot control "justified"? :BANG_HEAD:

I mean... Should I **** about people like you with the same level of regard you gave these two companies and call it just that? How about the fact that I might be spending the same amount of money to have my collection graded, as it cost me to get it in the first place? Should I hate AFA for their increase just because I'd like to pay less?

Point is that these items do go down in price if they do not sell well. My Toys"R"Us, when I liked going there, has numerous MPs and Commemorative sets go on clearance. And the SDCC exclusive? You do understand that they pay to be there and it is not cheap, right? So those who paid that $100 paid $15 per figure, plus another $5 per figure just for the exclusiveness of the item.

So yeah... Where is the "justification" when getting angry will just stress you out, as well as sour the enjoyment of doing this kind of collecting? Because if you do not like the needed increase or price, then what does that say about your collection in the future? You need to think about that.

Because for me, I finally found something worth collecting. And while I do not like the prices I pay, as well as the fees tied to AFA, I do it because the only "justice" is either having the reason to pay said "premium" or not and enjoy what I have. And this is after 15+ years of trying to find my "collecting groove." :BOT:
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