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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!

To see the original thread and recipet please click here.
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


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.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425620)
Posted by ReinaHW on October 27th, 2007 @ 10:07am CDT
That is one beautiful looking Starscream, the colours are exactly what they should have been to begin with. Hope he gets released here in the UK.
What's the good and bad on him? Anything different, beyond the colours, from the Takara version?

Tony.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425627)
Posted by jgilkinson on October 27th, 2007 @ 10:14am CDT
$50?!?!? Man i was willing to pay up to 90.... walmart here i come
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425629)
Posted by Mandamus on October 27th, 2007 @ 10:15am CDT
Just checked mine. It did come up in the Telzone but said 0 in stock, 0 in warehouse, 0 on order.

I was just there yesterday and they had nothing. I hope this means they didn't put them out, then sell them all in the few hours between my visits.

edit: i called another Wal-Mart and they checked all the stores within 100 miles of me (at least that's what she said she did) and none of them had it. She said "it looks like we don't carry this anymore."

I told her it was a Wal-Mart exclusive that was supposed to come out in Novemeber then she said "Oh, well then we must just not have it in yet."

Take that for what its worth.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425639)
Posted by shankz on October 27th, 2007 @ 10:33am CDT
I called both local stores. The first said the UPC wasn't in their system. The other store did have it in their system, but none in stock and no info on when it will be arriving.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425665)
Posted by Agent 007 on October 27th, 2007 @ 10:53am CDT
holy crap!
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425677)
Posted by muswp1 on October 27th, 2007 @ 11:03am CDT
I wonder if a couple of stores jumped the gun on putting them out (it's happened before).
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425692)
Posted by Sonray on October 27th, 2007 @ 11:11am CDT
muswp1 wrote:I wonder if a couple of stores jumped the gun on putting them out (it's happened before).


Me thinks that is what happened. What was the official release date supposed to have been?
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425693)
Posted by Tigertrack on October 27th, 2007 @ 11:12am CDT
I'm thinking he looks quite nice better than I was expecting, but I didn't find one today, so I'll have to wait to have first hand knowledge of this.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425730)
Posted by Sam's Happy Time on October 27th, 2007 @ 11:47am CDT
That is one beautiful piece of engineering, I have mine pre-ordered at almost twice the price – but since I doubt I’ll be setting foot in a States-side Wal-Mart anytime soon, I sleep better at night knowing there’s one out there with my name already on it.

But ick…the black hinges on the wings… They couldn’t have used off-white plastic?
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425763)
Posted by Doctor Reggae on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:05pm CDT
Sonray wrote:
muswp1 wrote:I wonder if a couple of stores jumped the gun on putting them out (it's happened before).


Me thinks that is what happened. What was the official release date supposed to have been?


I believe this is about the right timeframe for him. All of the estimates that I've seen for him said that he'd be out sometime in October or November.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425791)
Posted by blkbitcloud1 on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:20pm CDT
Well the two Wally worlds I went to this morning have the upc #'s in computer and both have 43 on order, just dont know when they will be getting them. Maybe in 2-4 weeks. :-? :-?


blkbitcloud1
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425796)
Posted by zatara1701 on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:24pm 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.


Sounds like a misinformed employee..OR they're making false conclusions on the scenario. Being in retail, what she found could be read this way also... The UPC is in the system ready for processing BUT nothing has reached the distribution center or wharehouse yet. None have been ordered because there is nothing to order from yet.

Dont get down in the dumps yet...Look at it this way, dont you think if a bunch of guys/gals in your area snagged a bunch of MP SS from the local Walmart AT LEAST one of them wouldve posted somewhere to inform or brag???

I put my money on Walmart employee not knowing what they're talking about...that sounds more logical than TF fan not informing or bragging :grin:
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425809)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:29pm CDT
Prime vs Wild wrote:Just checked mine. It did come up in the Telzone but said 0 in stock, 0 in warehouse, 0 on order.

I was just there yesterday and they had nothing. I hope this means they didn't put them out, then sell them all in the few hours between my visits.

edit: i called another Wal-Mart and they checked all the stores within 100 miles of me (at least that's what she said she did) and none of them had it. She said "it looks like we don't carry this anymore."

I told her it was a Wal-Mart exclusive that was supposed to come out in Novemeber then she said "Oh, well then we must just not have it in yet."

Take that for what its worth.


Yep, verified: 0 in Athens/Epps Bridge.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425830)
Posted by OptimusIsHot on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:40pm CDT
Hey guys... does anyone know the differance between the hasbro release and the takara release? Is it the battle damage black stuff on the tips of the gun and wings?
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425833)
Posted by --B-- on October 27th, 2007 @ 12:43pm CDT
Not surprised that he showed up there, as there are walmart distribution centers in the area and in Texas, if I am not mistaken (which I usually am :P , so feel free to correct me).

Although it usually takes about a month from first sighting of anything until the time it hits my area, so I'm still looking at late November early December. What a great time to shop :-x .


Although I was pleased to see the 48.88 price, I have 65 bucks set aside, so I get some left over for other TF goodies.

Or to set aside for Animated/Universe, hummmmmm :-?
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425885)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 27th, 2007 @ 1:23pm CDT
<crying> ..it's so beautiful.....sob..sob..
This is my top toy priority of the year -forget the SW McQuarrie figs, forget everything else. There's a reason why these guys are called masterpieces. Can't wait to put the full accessory megs that came with prime into his hands. That's gonna look so sick.
Shockwave - I like your sig. Good to see a fellow old school cybertronian on the boards.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425902)
Posted by Down_Shift on October 27th, 2007 @ 1:30pm CDT
Guess what country won't be getting Hasbro MP Startscream. Anyone? I'll give you three hints.

1. It's cold as F'

2. Hockey is more important then health care.

3. It is directly north of the USA.

If you guessed the North Pole, you're an idiot. They hate hockey.

Way to go Canada.... F' I hate this berg.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425920)
Posted by Sonray on October 27th, 2007 @ 1:35pm CDT
Down_Shift wrote:Guess what country won't be getting Hasbro MP Startscream. Anyone? I'll give you three hints.

1. It's cold as F'

2. Hockey is more important then health care.

3. It is directly north of the USA.

If you guessed the North Pole, you're an idiot. They hate hockey.

Way to go Canada.... F' I hate this berg.


And England, we get shafted too ya know so you aint the only ones.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425937)
Posted by Starscreamimus Prime on October 27th, 2007 @ 1:44pm CDT
zatara1701 wrote:
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.


Sounds like a misinformed employee..OR they're making false conclusions on the scenario. Being in retail, what she found could be read this way also... The UPC is in the system ready for processing BUT nothing has reached the distribution center or wharehouse yet. None have been ordered because there is nothing to order from yet.

Dont get down in the dumps yet...Look at it this way, dont you think if a bunch of guys/gals in your area snagged a bunch of MP SS from the local Walmart AT LEAST one of them wouldve posted somewhere to inform or brag???

I put my money on Walmart employee not knowing what they're talking about...that sounds more logical than TF fan not informing or bragging :grin:


I would have to agree with the Wal-Mart associate being incorrect. My wife was told the same thing when we asked about the Robot Heroes exclusive 5-pack. After 3 days of hassling people in toys we finally got some nice associate to go in the back and get us 1 of them. However, that doesn't mean your store has them yet. I work at the wm home office in systems and have been waiting a while for this item to start showing up in stores. I checked yesterday and there are quite a few on order (like thousands) so probably by mid-november you should be seeing them everywhere. There are three stores around here that have them, but only one of the stores stocked the shelf with them, but that's an entirely different prolbem altogether. At any rate, don't give up hope.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425963)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:09pm CDT
Son of a bitch. I have $0 right now. I knew this was going to happen. I get screwed once again.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425973)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:24pm CDT
I called some Wal-Marts around me, and they say its not on file. So, I guess its an American Wal-Mart exclusive....
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425981)
Posted by Sunstar on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:32pm CDT
I WANT IT!!!!

Edit: Not on file? :( :sad:
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425983)
Posted by travicon on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:33pm CDT
me too, has there been any more sightings besides the 1?
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425991)
Posted by Starscreamimus Prime on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:37pm CDT
travicon wrote:me too, has there been any more sightings besides the 1?


Yes. I bought two of them today and there are still seven left at the Wal-Mart in Rogers, AR.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425992)
Posted by travicon on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:39pm CDT
Starscreamimus Prime wrote:
travicon wrote:me too, has there been any more sightings besides the 1?


Yes. I bought two of them today and there are still seven left at the Wal-Mart in Rogers, AR.



what! ok in gone!
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (425996)
Posted by Bumblebee-otch on October 27th, 2007 @ 2:43pm CDT
i'm going tonight and tomorrow morning, if i don't have any luck :grin:
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (426053)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 27th, 2007 @ 3:21pm CDT
Megatron_Wolf wrote:Son of a bitch. I have $0 right now. I knew this was going to happen. I get screwed once again.


you still have time to save up - these are just the initial reports, a lot of areas may not see these for a while yet. Let's hope they leave the pricetag @ $50
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (426067)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 27th, 2007 @ 3:29pm CDT
I went to a local Wal-Mart (I had to shop anyway. Avoid the store on Saturdays, everyone's there. It's like they've never seen a department store before.) and I had them double check it.

It registers as not on file, however...with a second scan (not sure what she did) it came up.

I have good news. (got this from a manager)

The basic gist is this, he's a store exclusive and therefore a one time only offer (like you see computers in their circulars for low low prices, etc) and it's true that he's non replenishable, but that only means a certain number were made, period. Not a simple one or two shipments per store. So if you miss the first shipment, they will receive more, up until all of the stock is completely depleted. Then once that happens....he's non replenishable. No more will be made after Hasbro meets their quota.

So we will see him, he is a store exclusive (won't be found anywhere else in the US) and he has a locked in price of $48.88 and will only go on sale or clearance if his price is adjusted. She told me they will not raise the price at all.

*whew* another bullet dodged.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (426075)
Posted by Bumblebee-otch on October 27th, 2007 @ 3:34pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:(well-written info, too long to quote)

*whew* another bullet dodged.


as long as this isn't a fiasco like the BB-exclusives, i'll be happy.
Re: US Masterpiece Starscream Released In Retail (426078)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 27th, 2007 @ 3:37pm CDT
nope, 4 per store, no rainchecks. One shot deal, no replenishments. :P

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