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

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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People need to quit being butt hurt that the Bay movies are not G1. That's like saying you hate Transformers Prime because it's nothing like Armada.
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Postby dedcat » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:32 pm

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A fella takes one day off to watch some football...

ah well.
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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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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.


Don't worry man, your time will come.
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Postby Bruticus1983 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:27 pm

Bruticus1983 wrote: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)

My mistake, MP-01 convoy.
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Postby Mekatron » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:18 pm

The ONE Hasblo item I was going to buy this year... if I can't get this at retail, screw 'em.
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Postby Flashwave » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:28 pm

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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.


Your talking about two differnt things. You're talking about supply on one hand and demand on the other. In reality, it boils down to three things:

TRU is in the business of selling toys, not storing them. Now, we can all agree that they aren't doing a swell job maybe of spreading stock around in the right places, but having Prime sold out is much more interesting to them than taking a gamble on ordering a thousand more and then selling only anothr three hundred off the bat. The other 700 Primes end up becoming not what we think of the term, but for TRU its a shelf warmer and wasted money. And Hasbro's in the same boat. Primes unwanted by TRU do them no good.

On Hasbro's end, there's probably some balance of cost per unit. Now, usually on our end, that goes down with bulk runs. But with complex figures liek Prime, I don't know for sure, that may not always be true. If the facotry gives Hasbro a quote for X figures and a quote for Y figures that's higher, and hasbro only has one retailer buying, they're going to pay for X and say "Sorry bout'cha."

Yeah, its about profit. And it is actually possible to make a bigger orofit off of fewer figures without choking demand.

The other thing on Hasbro's plate is that manufactuiring Prime takes up a lot of casting machines and assembly time. The longer they spend making a figure for one retailer, the less resources they have to make another figure, or figures if not as complex, for multiple retailers. Like the bajillion Bumblebees for example.

1 Prime for TRU, or One Bumblebee, one Wheeljack, for Walmart, TRU, target, Meijer, etc.

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I dunno. I guess this was the decider for me. I was on the fence. Its a nice figure, but it doesn't really go with the Alternator collection like the first MP1 did. And I have him. Not really the modern asthetic, but he might belnd into the Classics shelf well. We'll see if he comes back up. If so, maybe...
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby redoutlander » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:30 am

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Them Babies are back on! check it out!!

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... d=15546036

just put mine on order! Thundercracker Friday and now OP w/ trailer. Man I'm broke but I'm happpy. Hope i survive the wife killing me!
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Postby triKlops » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:38 am

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just got me order in
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Postby steve2275 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:12 am

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but it wont get any worse"
can we still buy in store?
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Postby Bubbah » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:22 am

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Just as a heads up, some people are having trouble finding it on the site depending on their browsers. I get a "no results" found page when checking from my phone (iPhone 4, iOS5 & using the full site, not the mobile TRU) but using my desktop (with Windows 7, IE8) I can find it no problem. So if you're having trouble getting him to pop up, go to something with a different browser.
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Postby NTESHFT » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:25 am

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I GOT ONE!!!!!!! Now for the "wait by the mailbox" game......Long wait, though, since it won't be released for a few weeks...
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Postby Depthcharge27 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:34 am

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Just ordered mine on Monday 7:30 am!! I clicked on the link just to see.. and it was back up!!! :)
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Postby PaxCybertron82 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:54 am

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..the least they could have done is transform him right. Anyone notice the rear wheels?

As much as I love this mold, and I DO like the brighter colors and eyes, I'm probably going to pass. Finding Thundercraker was ulcer-inducing and seems I have the Takara version of Prime, I'll let him go to others who need him in my area.
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby ZenPrime » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:14 am

Did anyone that got their pre-order in get the 20% discount online promo applied to their pre-order?
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Postby fordprefect294 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:20 am

ZenPrime wrote:Did anyone that got their pre-order in get the 20% discount online promo applied to their pre-order?


Site says orders of $150 or more, unless there's a different offer I'm not seeing
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby ZenPrime » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:25 am

fordprefect294 wrote:
ZenPrime wrote:Did anyone that got their pre-order in get the 20% discount online promo applied to their pre-order?


Site says orders of $150 or more, unless there's a different offer I'm not seeing


Yeah for those that actually ordered 2 of these. which I forgot to mention.
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby fordprefect294 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:26 am

ZenPrime wrote:
fordprefect294 wrote:
ZenPrime wrote:Did anyone that got their pre-order in get the 20% discount online promo applied to their pre-order?


Site says orders of $150 or more, unless there's a different offer I'm not seeing


Yeah for those that actually ordered 2 of these. which I forgot to mention.


Ahh, didn't think of that.

edit- Sudden depression of scalpers getting him at a discount... :-x
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Re: ToysRUs.com has MP Optimus Prime pre-orders up!

Postby Bubbah » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:44 am

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ZenPrime wrote:
fordprefect294 wrote:
ZenPrime wrote:Did anyone that got their pre-order in get the 20% discount online promo applied to their pre-order?


Site says orders of $150 or more, unless there's a different offer I'm not seeing


Yeah for those that actually ordered 2 of these. which I forgot to mention.

I called TRU about it since I've already got my preorder in, and they said the code only works for in stock items so it can't be applied :( did you get it to work?
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