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

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

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:03 am

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

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

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:36 am

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zappatton2 wrote: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.


I wouldn't bother yet, he hasn't been sighted in Canada at all yet. We should be getting him, we just usually get stuff later than the US.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby triKlops » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:52 am

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

Postby Bounti76 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:23 pm

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fordprefect294 wrote: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. :-?


I thought that's silly, too. For the most part, the only people who are going to get this figure are collectors. I've always understood that's essentially who Masterpieces are made for. What parent is going to buy a $60-70 toy that is going to get thrashed in ten minutes and is complicated to transform, to boot? That being said, collectors ARE the ones most likely to know everything about this figure and the ones likely to buy it, so we're going to know that it's always intended to be priced at $69.99. Besides, isn't the list price what "suggested retail price" should be? That seems funny since TRU is the only one offering this figure.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Maquese » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:58 pm

I went to five different TRUs in the northern VA area and none had any in stock. In fact, only one of the stores even had the shelf tag for him. The Fair Lakes store had a shelf tag around the time the planogram changed last month, but the tag is gone now.

I'd love to pick him up 1) to have a proper Thundercracker (instead of my MP-03 standing in for him) and 2) to get an affordable example of this mold since I doubt Hasbro will repaint it as anyone else.

Hopefully Optimus will see a wider release...
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:03 pm

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I got my shipping notice, coming via UPS. Looks like it's for real.

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

Postby DanaCornZine » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:11 pm

It's sold out AND THEY RAISED THE PRICE. This is EXACTLY why I hate Toys R Us.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby DanaCornZine » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:13 pm

I just Tweeted at them about this. That's crap. I don't mind them being sold out but raising the price after a day is garbage.
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Re: You Missed Out - Masterpiece Thundercracker Out Of Stock at ToysRUs.com

Postby Bubbah » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:07 pm

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DanaCornZine wrote:I just Tweeted at them about this. That's crap. I don't mind them being sold out but raising the price after a day is garbage.

It sucks, but it's also understandable. They made a mistake on the initial posting and sold it for less than they were supposed to. From what I've heard, that price is being honored to those who got in on it. But the current price is the actual price, and the in store price so it only makes sense they were going to raise it to that.
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