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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby vectorA3 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:00 pm

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vectorA3 wrote:I would say BBTS gets their supply from TRU directly. (Once a Hasbro item is a store exclusive, you can only get it from that store -I've asked H about this b4). Although BBTS costs more, I recommended them because they double box and ship with care. (At least the last MP I received was double boxed). Don't feed the scalpers!!!!!!!


If that's the case, it makes it even worse. BBTS probably got their stock at wholesale price point lots lower than the MSRP of $69.99 and yet they mark it up to $100+ and in doing so also take stock away from TRU and TRU.com to be able to offer them to customer at the lower MSRP price. So how is that different than scalping?

It's different because BBTS' supply of the figures will be factored in to what TRU requests/orders from Hasbro. Scalper supplies are not.


so even if that is true, it's ok for BBTS to take a $70 item and mark it up to $100+ but it's not ok for others to do so? I see the double standard there...


Didn't you read the prior posts? The MSRP on MP TC is 99.99. It is unknown what TRU paid Hasbro in a bulk deal for them, but BBTS probably isn't paying much less than that. They may have paid close to $100 for all we know. I don't consider BBTS scalpers. Calm down -seriously dude.

Btw, xyl360 made some excellent points in his last post on page 11. Couldn't agree more.

And if ZenPrime wants to talk about frustation - try buying MP TC full price at TRU, only to see it 4 or 5 days later on TRU.com for $15 less + free shipping. I was pissed, but now I'm over it. Especially if it was a mistake, which we still don't know 100% if it was. Some 20% off TF web sale could've been in effect -who knows?
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby ZenPrime » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:17 pm

Now I highly doubt that if the MSRP price is actually $100 that all the TRU stores across the country would price the item way below at $70 on their shelves from the start. That doesn't make much business sense does it? It's true that we don't know at what price BBTS obtain their stock for, it stands to reason that for it to be worth it for BBTS they would have to be making a decent profit for each sale. Anyway I'm done with this.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby daniel77 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:54 pm

I agree with what ZenPrime has said all above. But I don't blame BBTS, they have every right to price it whatever they want to price. Also they must've looked at market and their price reflects supply and demand. Isn't it true that their preorder is already sold out even at $109.99?
However, I don't believe a bit that BBTS got it at $100. I can bet $100 that they got it below $70 each! As much as i like them, in my opinion, in this particular case, they do act like EBay scalpers.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby DanaCornZine » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:28 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANYWAY, I got mine from TRU today. This looks and stands MUCH better than MP Starscream or Skywarp. The only think I don't like is that the wings won't stay in place if you try to bend them back a bit, like they're supposed to be.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Cyberseven » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:32 am

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I picked mine up yesterday at my local TRU for $60.00. I had saved a Hasbro coupon I had just for this reason.. Unfortunately I can't share the coupon as it was some Hasbro one time cash coupon I had held onto for MP TC.
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Postby triKlops » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:55 am

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paid the 69.99 and was happy with it!
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby fordprefect294 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:18 pm

Picked up my package at the post office today, WEEEEEEEE! First MP Seeker in my collection.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby ZenPrime » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:04 pm

For those that live in NYC/Long Island, I just left the Valley Stream TRU and they still have 2 left in stock. Good luck!
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:36 pm

I finally snagged one from a local TRU here. Thankfully the guy that answered the phone was my old store manager when I used to work at his store. He gave me one that one of the crooked employees had put on hold.

get this, the Employee had 3 on hold.. 3 out of 4.

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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby monuo_ripts » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:01 am

Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
IT'S BACK INSTOCK AS OF THIS POST! I SUCCESSFULLY ORDERED ONE!
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby monuo_ripts » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:03 am

Weapon: Dual Bladed Sword
Oh, and its 69.99 and limit 1 per customer

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... d=12885992

says so to the right of the quantity, THANK YOU TOYSRUS FOR LIMITING THE SCALPERS!
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby stevastator » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:27 am

TOYS R US MASTERPIECE THUNDERCRACKER is in stock for shipping and in store right now! but they are charging $69.99
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby muswp1 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:30 am

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I placed an order almost two hours ago and just got a backorder notice.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby monuo_ripts » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:59 am

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I just got my order confirmation and tracking for order and shipping. Hopefully he comes back instock and you get your order filled. Sorry about the backorder notice.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby tmk9883 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:31 pm

Glad everyone is able to get him. Looks like I can return the extra one I picked up in case they were in short supply.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby vectorA3 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:26 am

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tmk9883 wrote:Glad everyone is able to get him. Looks like I can return the extra one I picked up in case they were in short supply.


Or u can be all you can be and sell the extra for price + shipping. I'm sure somebody on here needs one. But, ultimately, your call.

I'm glad Geoffrey put a limit on orders. Death to the scalpers
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby tmk9883 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:22 am

vectorA3 wrote:Or u can be all you can be and sell the extra for price + shipping. I'm sure somebody on here needs one. But, ultimately, your call.



That was my intention when I picked it up. So far no-one has inquired plus its cheaper to get it off the site.
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Postby vectorA3 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:30 am

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tmk9883 wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:Or u can be all you can be and sell the extra for price + shipping. I'm sure somebody on here needs one. But, ultimately, your call.



That was my intention when I picked it up. So far no-one has inquired plus its cheaper to get it off the site.


Good man. Good man. Although it boggles me that no one asked u about yours. Hmmph.

I don't know where he heard this, but a collector friend of mine told me that the first wave of TCs was a "test run" from TRU to determine demand. Then supposedly by sometime next month they will be out in greater supply. I would love to hear this from someone else too -to make it easier to believe.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Megatron000 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:52 pm

I was expecting the stand for this to be a piece of garbage, but was pleasantly surprised that it actually works well.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:25 pm

vectorA3 wrote:
tmk9883 wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:Or u can be all you can be and sell the extra for price + shipping. I'm sure somebody on here needs one. But, ultimately, your call.



That was my intention when I picked it up. So far no-one has inquired plus its cheaper to get it off the site.


Good man. Good man. Although it boggles me that no one asked u about yours. Hmmph.

I don't know where he heard this, but a collector friend of mine told me that the first wave of TCs was a "test run" from TRU to determine demand. Then supposedly by sometime next month they will be out in greater supply. I would love to hear this from someone else too -to make it easier to believe.





They don't do trial runs, they order a run and it's done.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:39 am

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DanaCornZine wrote:The only think I don't like is that the wings won't stay in place if you try to bend them back a bit, like they're supposed to be.


I have an easy fix for that, as long as you don't mind cutting into your MP figure. Just shave down the sharp edge that pushes the wing away from the figure's back. I'll try to creat a post for this and a couple other little MP TC mods I did.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby vectorA3 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:01 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:
tmk9883 wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:Or u can be all you can be and sell the extra for price + shipping. I'm sure somebody on here needs one. But, ultimately, your call.



That was my intention when I picked it up. So far no-one has inquired plus its cheaper to get it off the site.


Good man. Good man. Although it boggles me that no one asked u about yours. Hmmph.

I don't know where he heard this, but a collector friend of mine told me that the first wave of TCs was a "test run" from TRU to determine demand. Then supposedly by sometime next month they will be out in greater supply. I would love to hear this from someone else too -to make it easier to believe.





They don't do trial runs, they order a run and it's done.
It cost's a ton of money to keep manufacturers on Stand by.
Exclusives are always a one shot, one kill process.


Ok Geoffrey.

Here is the source, a reputable one at that.
http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/sightings.shtml

Dave van Domelen

"MASTERPIECE THUNDERCRACKER: Redeco of MP-11 Coronation Masterpiece Starscream minus the coronation accessories (it has numerous mold changes from the original Masterpiece Starscream, and some transformation differences not shown in the old-mold instructions packed with it), in Generations-style packaging but without the Generations logo. $69.99. 8/29/12: Culver City CA, Glendale CA. 9/11: I have been informed that TRU is being very cautious with this, and only releasing it to a few high-volume stores right now. Response has been solid enough that they plan to release it to the rest of the stores next month, or so."

Back to me, VA3:
I must say that this news appears to be local for LA so far. I didn't know when I first mentioned this a few posts ago, as I have just seen this today. Sorry. I hope TRU decides to do this for all of the US. (And where's that g*^&*mn MP Prime already?!?!?!?)
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:19 pm

Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:
DanaCornZine wrote:The only think I don't like is that the wings won't stay in place if you try to bend them back a bit, like they're supposed to be.


I have an easy fix for that, as long as you don't mind cutting into your MP figure. Just shave down the sharp edge that pushes the wing away from the figure's back. I'll try to creat a post for this and a couple other little MP TC mods I did.



You do know there is a flap at the end of the wing, you have to flip over, that has a tab that plugs the wings to his back right?
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:21 pm

vectorA3 wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:
tmk9883 wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:Or u can be all you can be and sell the extra for price + shipping. I'm sure somebody on here needs one. But, ultimately, your call.



That was my intention when I picked it up. So far no-one has inquired plus its cheaper to get it off the site.


Good man. Good man. Although it boggles me that no one asked u about yours. Hmmph.

I don't know where he heard this, but a collector friend of mine told me that the first wave of TCs was a "test run" from TRU to determine demand. Then supposedly by sometime next month they will be out in greater supply. I would love to hear this from someone else too -to make it easier to believe.





They don't do trial runs, they order a run and it's done.
It cost's a ton of money to keep manufacturers on Stand by.
Exclusives are always a one shot, one kill process.


Ok Geoffrey.

Here is the source, a reputable one at that.
http://www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW/sightings.shtml

Dave van Domelen

"MASTERPIECE THUNDERCRACKER: Redeco of MP-11 Coronation Masterpiece Starscream minus the coronation accessories (it has numerous mold changes from the original Masterpiece Starscream, and some transformation differences not shown in the old-mold instructions packed with it), in Generations-style packaging but without the Generations logo. $69.99. 8/29/12: Culver City CA, Glendale CA. 9/11: I have been informed that TRU is being very cautious with this, and only releasing it to a few high-volume stores right now. Response has been solid enough that they plan to release it to the rest of the stores next month, or so."

Back to me, VA3:
I must say that this news appears to be local for LA so far. I didn't know when I first mentioned this a few posts ago, as I have just seen this today. Sorry. I hope TRU decides to do this for all of the US. (And where's that g*^&*mn MP Prime already?!?!?!?)



That's definitely different in terms to toy exclusives, but that's cool for everyone who still needs one.

My Guess is OP starts turning up next month late, If I remember correctly it's slated for NOV release.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby vectorA3 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:48 pm

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I agree. I hope OP is not too hard to get. We must have our swords drawn to fight off the scalpers. Ha
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