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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby spark crusher » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:24 am

i contacted amazon and they sent this reply. looks like it could be genuine
"Hello,

Thank you for contacting Amazon.

I understand that you wish to know more about the item you mentioned:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Ma ... 266&sr=8-1

However, I'd like to inform you that we have a MP-10 version of Optimus Prime available on our website.

Please click on the link below to see that item:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Ma ... k_h_b_cs_1

It also has many images.

Further, if you wish to get more information on the model you mentioned, please let us know by replying to this email.

I hope this helps.

Thank you for choosing Amazon. We wish you a Happy New Year."
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Ravage XK » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:31 am

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby neliz » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:33 am

Ravage XK wrote:The lower price listing now has an image. Looks correct.


This update actually makes me feel more and more confident that I made the right choice not picking him up in Taiwan last month ($145)
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Homerjay14522 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:22 am

Ugh, hope this last for a while while I save up some extra Post Christmas Cash for it......
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Transformers Hoarder » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:24 am

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I own Hasbro MP-10 but for the hell of it ordered one too, even though I'm in the US

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby DPrime » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:24 am

After seeing pics I had to order 1 more, this price is crazy and makes me pissed that I spent $300 on 2 and possibly could have gotten 6 for that price. If this comes through I am customizing one. I wonder how many orders have been placed since yesterday since this is all over the forums and people are ordering crazy amounts. Scalpers are wondering why people stopped bidding on their listings all of a sudden, Bwaahaahaaahaaaa!!!!!! Even if it doesn't turn out to be legit I hope scalpers learn a hard lesson when their tru prime bids stop after $50 for the next month :lol: .
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:29 am

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:37 am

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Sabrblade wrote:Bit the bullet and placed an order last night.


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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby duo_maxwell_1017 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:17 pm

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Yea I was able to order two of them one for me and one for my cousin. I live in New Jersey and I placed the order with no problems!!!
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Dean ML » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:50 pm

Unbelievable. First Jetwing Prime for $52 now this. Order placed. Guess I'm finally starting an MP collection! Now I just need more shelfspace! Thank you, Amazon!
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby jamarmiller » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:09 am

sort of makes me feel stupid for paying this much for Red Alert LOL
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:12 am

Good deal, don't need or want another one though.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Bounti76 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:38 am

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I do wonder, after looking through the listing, if it comes with a trailer....I know the product features say trailer converts to battle station, but then I looked below:

"Box Contains
1 x Optimus Prime figure
1 x Autobot Roller
1 x Spike Witwicky mini-figure
1 x Energon
1 x Instructions"

Could the reason for the low price possibly be that there isn't a trailer included? I wonder if TRU's "exclusive" deal with Hasbro means that if MP Optimus is released in any other part of the world, he can't include all that the US/TRU release gets. I'm not trying to be a killjoy, but that price is too unbelieveable.

I know others have said that previous Masterpieces have been priced around the $50-$60 range, which is true. I know Rodimus Prime was $49.99, Grimlock was $69, and Thundercracker was (initially) $59.99. But Optimus is not only bigger than they are, he also includes more (Roller, Spike) and that trailer ain't cheap, either.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Burn » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:44 am

Bounti76 wrote:Could the reason for the low price possibly be that there isn't a trailer included? I wonder if TRU's "exclusive" deal with Hasbro means that if MP Optimus is released in any other part of the world, he can't include all that the US/TRU release gets. I'm not trying to be a killjoy, but that price is too unbelieveable.


Australia got the full release. That being said, we paid two to three times as much as what this is.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Maximus Prime » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:47 am

Bounti76 wrote:I do wonder, after looking through the listing, if it comes with a trailer....I know the product features say trailer converts to battle station, but then I looked below:

"Box Contains
1 x Optimus Prime figure
1 x Autobot Roller
1 x Spike Witwicky mini-figure
1 x Energon
1 x Instructions"

Could the reason for the low price possibly be that there isn't a trailer included? I wonder if TRU's "exclusive" deal with Hasbro means that if MP Optimus is released in any other part of the world, he can't include all that the US/TRU release gets. I'm not trying to be a killjoy, but that price is too unbelievable.

I know others have said that previous Masterpieces have been priced around the $50-$60 range, which is true. I know Rodimus Prime was $49.99, Grimlock was $69, and Thundercracker was (initially) $59.99. But Optimus is not only bigger than they are, he also includes more (Roller, Spike) and that trailer ain't cheap, either.


Maybe, but I'm more interested in the cab/Prime part so even if the trailer is missing I'm not worried.
I didn't care if I didn't get the trailer with the Hasbro Rodimus so this wouldn't make a difference either....
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:00 am

Bounti76 wrote:Could the reason for the low price possibly be that there isn't a trailer included? I wonder if TRU's "exclusive" deal with Hasbro means that if MP Optimus is released in any other part of the world, he can't include all that the US/TRU release gets. I'm not trying to be a killjoy, but that price is too unbelieveable.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Ma ... 115&sr=8-1

Product Features:

Trailer converts to battle station
Matrix of Leadership fits in chest
Energon axe snaps on
Trailer has storage areas for Ion Cannon and Energon axe
Ages 5 and up

It weighs 2.1kgs or 4.6 pounds. That tells me that the trailer would be inclusive. I'm more interested in the fact that it list batteries. I don't recall batteries being used.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:14 am

You have to take into account that they were probably supplied those specs by Hasbro UK, I'm amazed they even know what a Transformer is sometimes...
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Bounti76 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:43 pm

Weapon: Vibro-Axe
Well I went ahead and ordered my own....Even if it only turns out to be Optimus by himself, I'll be okay with that. I'm just glad no scalpers got my money....got my first from TRU on a lucky order and now this one. Although it makes me wonder....if they can sell it in the UK for the equivalent of $55, why was it TWICE that much in the U.S.?

I'll have to be really careful what I buy from TRU from now on. I can remember MP Thundercracker being $59.99 to start, then when they see demand for it, raising it to $69.99, now it's $74.99. Similarly, MP Optimus was $99 to start, then $119, now $139. Seems TRU are as bad as scalpers when it comes to exclusives.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Ravage XK » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:51 pm

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Supply and demand, if TRU see a demand they can make a premium for the item while that demand lasts, the once it dies down they can put it on sale.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby robotmel » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:41 pm

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If all this pans out, its about time the U.K. started seeing some love from Hasbro.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:52 pm

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What the-?! :???: :???: :???: :???: :???: :???:

Looking at my bank account, under pending transactions, it says that Amazon UK only charged my card $1.61 USD (or, they will since it hasn't happened yet), despite the order totaling out to £34.11 GBP.

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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Mindmaster » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:02 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:What the-?! :???: :???: :???: :???: :???: :???:

Looking at my bank account, under pending transactions, it says that Amazon UK only charged my card $1.61 USD (or, they will since it hasn't happened yet), despite the order totaling out to £34.11 GBP.

What's going on here?


Either your account is derpy, or Amazon Uk is feeling mighty gracious.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby jamarmiller » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:34 pm

its just a pending transaction that wont go thru as its just checking / validating your card

the pending transaction will disappear later/soon
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:35 pm

Motto: "FOR THE EARTH!!!"
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Okay, I asked around and someone told me that it was probably just a test transaction by Amazon UK to make sure that my card is legit. Once the real order kicks in, that $1.61 transaction should disappear and be replaced by a more appropriate amount.
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Postby Pretender Skywarp » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:03 am

It's now showing as "currently unavailable", although my order appears intact on my account :)

Guess the well has run dry....
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