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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby megatronus » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:23 pm

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Gah! Preorder down already.

I'm sad I didn't see this post earlier :BOOM:

This happened with Thundercracker too - why the heck would ToysRUs take down the page entirely? The "out of stock temporarily, more available soon" tag seems the MUCH better way to go.

Also, as someone who shilled out the dough for Takara's MP-10, I'm not at all sad about my purchase. I prefer the darker colors, and it appears the resale value (should I decide to sell) is strong.

My approach to the dual releases is: open the Takara versions, keep Hasbro versions in box, due to the nice window display. :CON:
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby Erailea » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:33 pm

St. Even wrote:
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St. Even wrote:WHY CAN'T I FIND IT!?!?!?!?!?

I searched by the item number and name with no luck. PLEASE HELP!!!


It seems the listing has been pulled down


If Hasbro did not produce enough I am going to take a dump in a box and mail it to them. IF the lot sold out in five hours it is absurd to make fans resort to buying from "resellers" at twice the price. Figure your crap out, Hasbro.


I doubt it's that. Usually when companies set up a preorder they have a designated number of figures they allow to be in that category. The rest don't hit until they come out in stores.

It could also be that they got inundated with preorders and something happened on their site.
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Postby ZenPrime » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:35 pm

Got my pre-order in before they pull the listing! I'm hoping that I don't get the dreaded cancellation email...
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby St. Even » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:40 pm

Erailea wrote:
St. Even wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
St. Even wrote:WHY CAN'T I FIND IT!?!?!?!?!?

I searched by the item number and name with no luck. PLEASE HELP!!!


It seems the listing has been pulled down


If Hasbro did not produce enough I am going to take a dump in a box and mail it to them. IF the lot sold out in five hours it is absurd to make fans resort to buying from "resellers" at twice the price. Figure your crap out, Hasbro.


I doubt it's that. Usually when companies set up a preorder they have a designated number of figures they allow to be in that category. The rest don't hit until they come out in stores.

It could also be that they got inundated with preorders and something happened on their site.



But they never show up in the store. The employees buy them and then go to Ebay. I never got my hands on MP Grimlock because the local Toys "R" Us never had a figure hit the shelves. That is absurd.
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Postby DesertKing » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:46 pm

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roBROmanceFTW wrote:Got my pre-order in, yay!!! :KREMZEEK: Feel bad for people who couldn't wait it out and instead bought the HK release for up to 3x as much.


Don't be. We got this great figure for about a year ahead and I do prefer the darker "Toy Accurate" Blue as opposed to the lighter "Cartoon" blue. I find it kinda amusing that their was some spite and claims that is won't live up to MP-1 a year ago due it being another Optimus and cost. Well I guess that is what $99 price tag will do lol :KREMZEEK:

It seems like I was the among the last ones to had a chance to preorder this. Planing on Keeping it in box next to my Takara Convoy display. For those that got the chance to find this figure, you're in for a treat! This is coming from someone that isn't much of a Optimus fan.
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Postby youngku » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:49 pm

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Link comes back with zero results. Searching through all the transformers yields no Masterpiece Prime.

Perhaps they already took down preorders.
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Postby RodimalToyota » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:16 pm

Phew, hopefully they don't cancel orders, I got my confirmation email do I'm happy.
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby Erailea » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:22 pm

St. Even wrote:
But they never show up in the store. The employees buy them and then go to Ebay. I never got my hands on MP Grimlock because the local Toys "R" Us never had a figure hit the shelves. That is absurd.


One of the problems with the internet, it makes scalping far too easy. But I must admit MP Grimlock hung around my local, suburbia, TRU for months.

I wish you luck finding MP Optimus. Hopefully TRU will up their pre-order estimates and reopen it... or at the very least have enough stock to last more than a few hours upon release.

Always blows my mind when these big companies sell out of an item rapidly and they don't do anything to alleviate the problem next time around - like having enough stock to keep the item online for a day, rather than 3 or 4 hours :/
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby youngku » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:29 pm

Motto: ""Cries and screams are music to my ears.""
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Link comes back with zero results. Searching through all the transformers yields no Masterpiece Prime.

Perhaps they already took down preorders.
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Postby burning_sirius » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:45 pm

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AHHHH! I work nights and totally slept through this. Noooo!
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Postby SkyWarpt » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:05 pm

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And wouldn't you know a scalper has jumed right on Ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Masterpiece-Optimus-Prime-Tru-Pre-Order-/160888839824?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2575b8de90

It would be my guess that the smart scalper would hold out until it's closer to Christmas.
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Postby redoutlander » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:25 pm

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Well I missed out on this guy. I'm sure they are just going to be letting him out in slow drops kind of like they did with ThunderCracker. It took me A few weeks of dropping by the TRU website before I was able to lock in ThunderCracker this Friday.
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby craggy » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:41 pm

Erailea wrote:Always blows my mind when these big companies sell out of an item rapidly and they don't do anything to alleviate the problem next time around - like having enough stock to keep the item online for a day, rather than 3 or 4 hours :/

The only reason I can assume companies do this, is that they don't want to make as much money as they could have if they had more to sell.

I get small companies, like the 3rd parties like Fansproject, or Perfect Effect (wait, am I allowed to say that in here?) only making a very limited amount of their products, because they maybe can't afford to keep doing new runs of them. Hasbro isn't exactly a small toy company, and TRU isn't really some little independent retailer. Pretty sure if someone in an office somewhere pressed a few keys on his computer, they could get more.
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Postby NTESHFT » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:55 pm

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COME ON...... This is what I get for spending the weekend out in the country, away from technology.
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Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:58 pm

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I will never be able to order it throught the normal means. TrU will never sell an english only toy to Québec. Even online! They could add a "Danger d'étouffement. Pour enfants de 3 ans et plus seulement." sticker on the box to fix that legal problem. But nooooooo, it's too hard.

I dont want to pay scalper prices on Ebay. Again.

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Postby User897 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:59 pm

Sonofamotherpieceof....

Dammit. Happens to me every time. Speeder Bike? Nope. Thundercracker? Nope. Optimus Prime? Of course, nope.
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Postby kaxblastard » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:04 pm

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At first glance it's a must have. After further analysis I find his Legs are short as well as his trailer, never mind the waist NEVER spun around in G1 and the covers on the wheels throw it off the road for me.
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Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:29 pm

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kaxblastard wrote:At first glance it's a must have. After further analysis I find his Legs are short as well as his trailer, never mind the waist NEVER spun around in G1 and the covers on the wheels throw it off the road for me.


The legs were mistransformed in the pics on the TRU site.

This is MP-10 but it gives you a better idea of how it's suppose to look like.

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Postby dedcat » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:32 pm

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Postby Bubbah » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:13 pm

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Son of a monkey bisquit! Hopefully this is like TC and he shows up a few more times, this is the one I'm REALLY looking forward to. C'mon TRU, I've been lucky at the last minute with others, gimmie one more piece of luck :)
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby Cyberseven » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:24 pm

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This is a sweet deal, but I passed on pre-ordering him. I have MP-01, and MP-04, so I am not pressed for this. If I run across him at retail at one of my local TRU's, I just might have to add this to my MP Optimus's.
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby Gorechyld » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:08 pm

Whoever got him, congrats. I placed an order for him this morning and got an email not to long ago saying my order had been canceled due to my credit/debit card not being authorized for use. Yet my card is perfectly legit and works just fine. :BANG_HEAD:
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Postby ADAPPJ28 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:15 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Transformers-Ma ... 2322df9524
This is not mine,but what a slap in the face,they even stole the pic from this sight.
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Postby Bruticus1983 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:17 pm

I think i will let this one pass, im waiting for the voyager foc grimlock, or the retail combaticons because i already have the MP 10 convoy, so i really dont need it. >:oP (waiting face)
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby Bruticus1983 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:23 pm

User897 wrote:Sonofamotherpieceof....

Dammit. Happens to me every time. Speeder Bike? Nope. Thundercracker? Nope. Optimus Prime? Of course, nope.


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