US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail

Transformers News: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail

Saturday, October 27th, 2007 6:02AM CDT

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Signals3 of TFW2005 has reported finding Masterpeice Starscream at his local Wal-mart in Springfield Missouri for $48.97. The US version of Masterpeice Starscream is a Wal-Mart exclusive and his UPC# is 065356927551. Happy hunting on this great figure!

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Credit(s): Signals3 of TFW2005.com, bran10
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Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425338)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on October 27th, 2007 @ 6:11am CDT
I will be heading to Wal-mart soon to try and snag one... Hope I can find him!
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425382)
Posted by Barricade on October 27th, 2007 @ 7:07am CDT
im guessing they might get officially put out on monday
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425385)
Posted by Blozor on October 27th, 2007 @ 7:08am CDT
It's about &)#$ing time!!

And twenty dollars cheaper than I was expecting.

That picture makes it look even better than the previous pictures we've seen.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425392)
Posted by opjet on October 27th, 2007 @ 7:20am CDT
f"(K yesssssssss just got paid a stack of cash wal-mart
watch out mikey coming to town with purpose ladies
and gentlemen start your hunting knowwwwwwwwwwwwwww
anybody agree with me
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425401)
Posted by MentalDragon on October 27th, 2007 @ 7:29am CDT
so how many were there when it was bought?
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425410)
Posted by Deceptiwho? on October 27th, 2007 @ 7:36am CDT
Im not gonna sh*t my pants just yet... THis maybe a bit of a fluke that only one person happened upon one figure. I remember reading a thread from someone saying that they got a pallett of them that said do not display till NOV.22 or something like that.. If thats true then this person may have just gotten lucky and found something that wasnt supposed to be on the shelf yet.. Nonetheless, Ill let you know if I see any! ;)^
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425416)
Posted by Down_Shift on October 27th, 2007 @ 7:47am CDT
About time. We were suppose to see it back in the begining of September. My dads going to the states on Monday, I hope he can find this bastard.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425431)
Posted by Sonray on October 27th, 2007 @ 7:54am CDT
I need a picture of him in the box so i can send it to my mother in law in the US so she knows what to get and she can send it to me. I NEED THIS!
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425440)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 27th, 2007 @ 8:02am CDT
48.00 dollars-that will better balance out the Pre-Order price. Guess I'll buy two and keep one in the box. It will be interesting to see if this was a fluke or not. At 48.00, less than retail, wouldn't that suggest that the price might be less as a BF special?

(There I go, getting all rumor on this topic!)
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425443)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 27th, 2007 @ 8:06am CDT
So they did change the UPC! Well that explains a lot of the problem. Dang.

Good to see he's out. :D

And cheaper!

EDIT: Just called two Wal-Marts, gave them the UPC, his info came up correctly. Then...here came the bombshell. "He's a non replenishable item. We cannot order more, there are none in the warehouse, none in transit and none in the store. Meaning we got them in and sold out. I'm sorry." I told them both that it was a Wal-Mart exclusive and the one said "Well then that explains why we don't have anymore. We ordered exclusive items in low numbers this year so we wouldn't be overstocked as bad. First come, first serve, anyone who misses out is stuck. Sorry."

I'm wondering if this is all true or not...I'm hoping she's wrong, because if she's right...a lot of people are SCREWED.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425459)
Posted by MentalDragon on October 27th, 2007 @ 8:13am CDT
Just called all 7 of my local walmarts. For the ones that were willing to look it up for me over the phone... UPC is in the system... None are currently in stock... 15 - 25 ordered for each of them. Shipment expected 4 - 8 weeks :(
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425522)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on October 27th, 2007 @ 8:51am CDT
Just checked out my 2 local 24 hour wal-marts and notta. Oh well the hunt is on. And don't worry guys if you don't find Starscream at first. You will be able to get him, just give it some time.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425527)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 27th, 2007 @ 8:56am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:So they did change the UPC! Well that explains a lot of the problem. Dang.

Good to see he's out. :D

And cheaper!

EDIT: Just called two Wal-Marts, gave them the UPC, his info came up correctly. Then...here came the bombshell. "He's a non replenishable item. We cannot order more, there are none in the warehouse, none in transit and none in the store. Meaning we got them in and sold out. I'm sorry." I told them both that it was a Wal-Mart exclusive and the one said "Well then that explains why we don't have anymore. We ordered exclusive items in low numbers this year so we wouldn't be overstocked as bad. First come, first serve, anyone who misses out is stuck. Sorry."

I'm wondering if this is all true or not...I'm hoping she's wrong, because if she's right...a lot of people are SCREWED.


Hmmm, that's interesting. If it's true, I'm going to be a bit happier about the preorder. It's going to be interesting to see how this all pans out.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425537)
Posted by Sonray on October 27th, 2007 @ 9:02am CDT
I might just have to buy one off a scalper on ebay. It'll still be cheaper than paying UK prices for an MP Takara screamer.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425550)
Posted by Blitzwing the warrior on October 27th, 2007 @ 9:10am CDT
I see I picked a fine and dandy time to be......POOR!
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425568)
Posted by Doctor Reggae on October 27th, 2007 @ 9:17am CDT
So far, no sign of him in any of the stores in the Lima area...and none of them seem to have the UPC in their systems yet, either.

Lord, I want this toy BAD...
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425572)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on October 27th, 2007 @ 9:20am CDT
It's around $50

This is great news it will be easier for me to buy him now
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425576)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on October 27th, 2007 @ 9:23am CDT
bran10 wrote:and.... bam the pictures are up!

http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=receiptzr4.jpg

http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0165bp9.jpg

http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0169fb5.jpg

sorry i still don't know how to post pictures up properly.


Yeah I noticed you have him on the stand as with my MP Starscream

The picture of him standing gots me scratching my head because I can't get mine to stand on it's own
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425577)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 27th, 2007 @ 9:23am CDT
Doctor Reggae wrote:So far, no sign of him in any of the stores in the Lima area...and none of them seem to have the UPC in their systems yet, either.

Lord, I want this toy BAD...


I think we all do. Don't feel bad.

I just called a third Wal-Mart. The guy said "Even though it shows up as not on file, that doesn't mean we don't have any. We could have an entire case full of them sitting on the shelves, but if no one filed or scanned them in, we can't see them on the Telzone. The best chance of finding this item is to actually come to the store, check the shelves and then have them check it again, in person. Sooner or later, you'll find it."

This is not the first time I've heard of unscanned items hitting the shelves. So this sounds like good news people.

EDIT: Someone over at TNI's forums found it as well. 12, in fact. (Doesn't post his/her location though.)

http://forums.toynewsi.com/index.php?showtopic=2045137
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425584)
Posted by dabattousai on October 27th, 2007 @ 9:29am CDT
I was at my local Wal-Mart last night and didn't see him, nor a price tag, nor any space to put him. I'm gonna check another Wal-Mart that's by my job to see if they have any.

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