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Re: Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby vectorA3 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:41 am

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I'm happy some of you got it, but I paid $76 last week when I found mine. I would like a price adjust. What do u think the chances of that are? Will they honor online pricing u think?
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Re: Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby daniel77 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:06 am

vectorA3 wrote:I'm happy some of you got it, but I paid $76 last week when I found mine. I would like a price adjust. What do u think the chances of that are? Will they honor online pricing u think?

Price adjust would be nice,I'd like that too. But how? The item is no longer online, so there's no proof of lower price.
I'm just happy that I have one, $76 is still better than buying from eBay. Only some ppl are lucky to get it at discounted price, but I bet they were worried a lot before today.
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Re: Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby reluctantyouth » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:16 am

GRRRR...so pissed off! I just called TRU help line and the associate could give me no verification that the figure had been on the website. I told her to talk to a manager and see if a confirmation of the online price could be sent to me so I could take it to local TRU and get the credit on the (2) Thundercracker figures I purchased...she didn't help me :-( . I had to drive a 100 miles to get these bad boys as my local TRU did not have them in stock. I called the store at 1pm central time and they actually held 2 for me until I could get there at 8:30 PM. I shouldn't ****, but for what I paid in gas plus the cost of the figures I might has well have paid a friggin' scalper on Ebay!!! If anybody is able to get confirmation of the $55.99 price please let me know!! I want my damn $30 bucks off so I can put it towards Prime in December! :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby EXSkywarp » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:20 pm

Early bird, worm, etc... but seriously, I hope you guys get another shot soon. Although I'm really surprised that they sold out so quickly.
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Re: Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Doc bot » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:49 pm

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I was able to order one online this AM but soon after was emailed that he's backordered. I'm expecting the order to get cancelled outright.

At least I found one at my local TRU soon after, although he's much more expensive.

I have a bad feeling he's gonna be real limited. First off, TRU knows they can charge $70 for it. Second, it's too early for the Christmas deluge of mass-quantity toys. Finally, he's not a 'major' character like Prime or Grimlock.

Let's hope this isn't a problem with MP Prime.
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Re: Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby FansProjectFan178 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:06 pm

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Ordered mine beofre noon today. Have not been messaged that mine is backordered/canceled......am I on Candid Camera? :???:

Seriously, I swear the Northeastern US is one of if not THE last locality to get the most recent waves. Prime RID Powerizer Starscream and Bulkhead have only just appeared on my local TRU shelves and nowhere else!!! :BANG_HEAD:

*sigh* Still I can't complain beyond that. I only just started my MP collection with #10 (Takara version) and the new Seeker mold is well done. Should look nice next to its deluxe counterpart.
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Re: Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Bounti76 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:06 pm

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And now, when I click on any of those links, it comes up "Item Not Found", like it never even existed. DAMMIT. I always get screwed on these things. You'd think, knowing how popular these items (Masterpieces) are that TRU would either buy more stock to sell, knowing that they'd sell out, or that Hasbro wouldn't limit them to just one store.

When MP Rodimus came out, I had NO luck finding him in stores, but after the initial craze was over, found one on eBay for not much more than I'd have paid in store anyway. I'm hoping that'll be the case next time.
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Re: Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby xyl360 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:20 pm

Missed it. No biggie. Hopefully BBTS will get some.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Nemesis Destron » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:34 pm

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Whoa did that suck a hairy meatball. Imagine the insanity when OP hits...man what a sh*t storm that's gonna be! :VEHI:
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby xyl360 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:12 pm

Nemesis Destron wrote:Whoa did that suck a hairy meatball. Imagine the insanity when OP hits...man what a sh*t storm that's gonna be! :VEHI:

Yep, I expect you're right, though there will probably be more Prime's. Still, it makes me glad I got the Takara version of Prime. Here's hoping Takara decides to do a few more repaints of MP-11 so that I don't have to deal with domestic retail exclusives and the scalpers that feed on them :P. In fact, come to think of it, I can't recall any Takara figure that I've ever NOT been able to obtain after release. Plenty of Hasbro releases, but never imports/Takara. I wonder why that is...
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Postby toonbot » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:15 pm

Can anyone confirm if this happened when Hasbro MP Grimlock/Hot Rod came out?

If you don't like scalpers complain to Hasbro and ask them to release in larger quantities.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby xyl360 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:19 pm

toonbot wrote:Can anyone confirm if this happened when Hasbro MP Grimlock/Hot Rod came out?

If you don't like scalpers complain to Hasbro and ask them to release in larger quantities.

It did when Hot Rod came out, yes, though they did do a subsequent restock which was better as I recall. I'm sure the same will happen with TC, but I'm not holding my breath that he'll have any decent availability. The store exclusives always seem to be short-stocked these days.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby emr1005 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:19 pm

Luckily, I got one this morning but unluckily I was so impatient that I bought one on eBay the night before for $119.94...Luckily though I bought said figure from Seibertron on ebay so it should arrive in pristine condition. If anybody want's to buy the premature ebay purchase, it can be had for $119.94.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby XDMan » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:18 pm

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Well, you know what they say: The early fan gets the toy. :-(

I hope he gets more in stock because for those US fans that need to complete the triplets must have him!
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby agentcastle » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:15 pm

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i had to push some old lady outta the way to get to the office and buy one of these bad boys... now i fear ill get cancelled (ordered at 730ish).... i was really hoping id have a MP thundercracker to play with whilst doing my community service for elder abuse... fuuuuudddddggggeeeee
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:33 pm

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Sooo.... nobody wants this thing then. 8-}

I'm fortunate that I had no intention of getting this fella, but I'm sorry that those who did will struggle to find one at a reasonable price.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby xyl360 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:44 pm

Sodan-1 wrote:Sooo.... nobody wants this thing then. 8-}

I'm fortunate that I had no intention of getting this fella, but I'm sorry that those who did will struggle to find one at a reasonable price.

I'm probably going to wait on Takara to release one that will likely look better (and cost way more of course :P). But for me, better Takara gets my money than the scalpers (seriously, screw those guys :P).
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby toonbot » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:32 pm

Talked with a manager at my local TRU and she said they get tons of calls a day about TC and OP with a handful of regulars that form a line the morning at the front of the store on shipment days. She seemed fine with it as they get more business. Like other casual collectors this is frustrating and reminds me of the sneaker-game. Hasbro creates a limited release, demand goes up, and we play to it.

We can start by not paying double on ebay for these items. As bidders we have the most power on setting the price. For limited releases we should direct our frustration at Hasbro in the form of complaint emails/calls. As buyers we can refrain form buying extra items to then sell, save one for your fellow collector (or kid). These are somethings we can do to help out our community.

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

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:24 am

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The listing has reappeared (still out of stock) but at the $69.99 price.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby SLUGSLINGER81 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:29 am

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I see that he is back up at the retail price of $69.99, I wonder if they had taken down the link yesterday due to a pricing error and to cover their asses and not sell the item for $55.99, they sent a "item on backorder" email to those that did "purchase" him yesterday at the sale price...wonder if TRU will honor the sale price and not screw those that did manage to complete their transaction :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby fordprefect294 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:36 am

What amuses me is now the "list price" is now $99.99 and they've "discounted" it to $69.99, even though probably the entire collector community knew this would be a $69.99 figure. :-?
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby jtlisonline » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:00 am

:D wow~it showed on the TRU again~but the price changed to 69.99= =!sad~~~
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby zappatton2 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:14 am

It sucks, I saw this post early in the morning while at work, but I figured buying something online at work was a little unprofessional (never mind being on the internet at work), so I figured "I'll order one when I get home". No dice. Does anyone know if Hasbro Thundercracker is being retailed at Canadian Toys R Us? I didn't see him on the Canadian site, but I do have a Toys R Us somewhat close, thinking of making the trip.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Trikeboy » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:56 am

I found out that the friend I asked to get Thundercracker asked her son to check out the Toys R Us near his college and he got it at the online price. Wooo, I'm happy. She is also able to get it into the country for free since her other son has work connections here and it can be posted locally. No import taxes on it. Talk about a result.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:01 am

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Well, I ordered one early yesterday morning, just a couple hours or so after the news of the 55.99 online price was posted. My order status at TRU.com still says "item located in stock", which, aording to the site, means that the item has been located in their warehouse.

My card has been charged, my expected delivery date is 9/7-9/12. We'll see if the order status updates, or maybe he'll just show up tomorrow.
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