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Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail

Transformers News: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 1:37PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertron.com staff member and podcaster xRotorstormx is at it again, reporting a sighting of the moderately awaited sunshine iteration of the Masterpiece Seeker mold. Yes indeed, Masterpiece Sunstorm is rolling into stores as we speak, with this particular sighting coming from the Toys'R'Us store in Okemos, Michigan, priced at $79.99. Check it out on the shelf below, and make sure to note it in the Sightings section if you spot one close to you!

Transformers News: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail
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Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593939)
Posted by Darkman20xx on July 26th, 2014 @ 2:04pm CDT
Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593944)
Posted by megatronus on July 26th, 2014 @ 2:21pm CDT
Darkman20xx wrote:Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.

That's exactly why it won't happen - Target and Wal-Mart will never buy things they know they'll have to put on clearance.

But in other news, my Takara Sunstorm notwithstanding: I WANT THIS :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593952)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 26th, 2014 @ 2:49pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Darkman20xx wrote:Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.

That's exactly why it won't happen - Target and Wal-Mart will never buy things they know they'll have to put on clearance.
And that's precisely what happened with the first three MPs Hasbro released. Optimus, Starscream, and Skywarp all shelfwarmed to seemingly no end at Walmarts everywhere. The stores just couldn't get rid of them. TRU is the only place willing to take them now since people are more willing to pay for toys at higher prices at TRU than they are at anywhere else.
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593956)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 26th, 2014 @ 3:03pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Darkman20xx wrote:Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.

That's exactly why it won't happen - Target and Wal-Mart will never buy things they know they'll have to put on clearance.
And that's precisely what happened with the first three MPs Hasbro released. Optimus, Starscream, and Skywarp all shelfwarmed to seemingly no end at Walmarts everywhere. The stores just couldn't get rid of them. TRU is the only place willing to take them now since people are more willing to pay for toys at higher prices at TRU than they are at anywhere else.


I dont care, as long that TrU get them in sufficient numbers in EVERY STORES. The fact that for once, it dosent say "english edition" on the Canadian TrU website is a good sign that they'll come out in Quebec too.
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593959)
Posted by xRotorstormx on July 26th, 2014 @ 3:25pm CDT
There were 2 on the shelf, which seems to be the standard for what I have been seeing. I bought one and there was another guy contemplating it and then grabbed it. Didn't ask if that was all they had in stock or not.

At least I had a $10 off coupon for being a rewards member :DANCE:
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593961)
Posted by Shockwave7 on July 26th, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Darkman20xx wrote:Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.

That's exactly why it won't happen - Target and Wal-Mart will never buy things they know they'll have to put on clearance.


Remember Masterpiece Skywarp? He was a Walmart exclusive. They ordered too many, and a whole bunch of them wound up on clearance for about $20 each. Best deal I ever saw. I got two...

But yeah, TRU seems the only place to get MP figures now, and even their 'clearance' prices are sky high. Good luck.

PS - the new packaging still sux.....
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593974)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on July 26th, 2014 @ 4:46pm CDT
I found both Grimlock and Sunstorm in a Toysrus in Windsor, which is across the border from Detroit. I actually picked up Grimlock, which makes him my 4th Masterpiece
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593975)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on July 26th, 2014 @ 4:48pm CDT
Also, did anyone notice that the box art of Sunstorm is the older Seeker mold
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593977)
Posted by Railbomb on July 26th, 2014 @ 4:51pm CDT
Masterpiece figures seem to fly off the shelves around me. The only reason I got Grimlock was because I got there when they opened. The week after all 6 were gone.
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1593997)
Posted by megatronus on July 26th, 2014 @ 6:26pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Also, did anyone notice that the box art of Sunstorm is the older Seeker mold

That's actually a pretty significant screw up... Is there really zero oversight on these things?
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594008)
Posted by Convoy on July 26th, 2014 @ 7:10pm CDT
If it wasn't for Takara and the internet I'm not sure I'd even have a masterpiece collection.
I just counted and, not including cassettes, I only have seven MP molds. For some reason it feels bigger. It still stands that if I relied on Hasbro I might have an Acid Storm, *shudders*, and that's about it.
Wheeljack, Ultra Magnus, Bumblebee, Star Saber.
Two to three of those four will probably see a wider release. Have fun fighting those scalpers. The hunt used to be more physical but it's still fun in a different way. All of them will be mine! (Thanks Internet and TakaraTomy!)
I still want an MP Sunstorm. I'm hoping this release somehow brings down the price of the hawt version with approved flames.
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594014)
Posted by padfoo on July 26th, 2014 @ 8:31pm CDT
Darkman20xx wrote:Really wish the Masterpiece line would make it's way to Target and Walmarts. Only way I could ever get into this line seriously is if I could find some of these guys on clearance. My wallet would hate me any other way.

I purchased both Starscream and Skywarp when Walmart sold them, and they were pretty easy to find. I purchased two copies of each and Skywarp was on clearance. People never really bought them when they were available and this the reason why they are only at TRU. I hear people complain all the time about why they dont release Starscream..... but they did and the response to the figure while good was not great!
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594018)
Posted by pie-man on July 26th, 2014 @ 8:56pm CDT
I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594023)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 26th, 2014 @ 10:22pm CDT
pie-man wrote:I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594024)
Posted by megatronus on July 26th, 2014 @ 10:34pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
pie-man wrote:I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.

The original Hasbro version is worth keeping sealed, too. That guy sells for a bundle.
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594027)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 26th, 2014 @ 11:07pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
pie-man wrote:I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.

The original Hasbro version is worth keeping sealed, too. That guy sells for a bundle.


That too. And at least, that box is clear.
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594028)
Posted by megatronus on July 26th, 2014 @ 11:14pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
pie-man wrote:I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.

The original Hasbro version is worth keeping sealed, too. That guy sells for a bundle.


That too. And at least, that box is clear.

Yup. Which is why I opted to open my Takara original, and keep my Hasbro one in box ;)
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594036)
Posted by pie-man on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:43am CDT
by -Kanrabat- ยป Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:22 pm

pie-man wrote:
I found MP Acid Storm on clearance in T"R"U in tiny Erie, PA.... and I didn't pick it up! It was gone the next day!

Was kicking myself about that until I found a MP Grimlock in Columbus OH. Now I'm debating whether to open the box or not. :-s


First, welcome. second, are you serious? The only MP Grimlock that is worth keeping sealed is the original, first edition Takara release. This one is like, the 1000th re-issue. Open him up and enjoy the damn toy! If not, I hope you like starring at your 100$ cardboard box.

---------------------------

Sorry.... couldn't figure out how to copy the previous posts!

Thanks for the welcome, and the suggestion. It's the first one I've ever kept beyond a day without opening! :-)
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594050)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 27th, 2014 @ 4:32am CDT
pie-man wrote:

Sorry.... couldn't figure out how to copy the previous posts!

Thanks for the welcome, and the suggestion. It's the first one I've ever kept beyond a day without opening! :-)


On the top part of the post, look for the QUOTE button. Click it, and it send you right into reply mode with the quote already prepared for you!

Also, seriously, MP-Grimlock is worth it. I literally fell onto one completely randomly when I went hunting at TrU. The worker didnt have the time to place it on the shelf! And it may be the only one the ever had and ever will! Sure, 115$ total for it was a lot of money, and my rent will be a wee bit late, but I knew I HAD to buy it at this very instant or regret it forever. I would never, ever have ordered it online at 150$ plus shipping, yet alone the 200-300$ it was going for before. Said I didnt liked G1 Grimlock that much.

However, to finally own one and to have transformed him, I'm a convert! This MP feel SOLID like a real toy. He will not break appart easely and there's no scary/fragile parts in his transformation. Mine inexplicably came without instruction. Still, he was easy to figure out. MP-Grimlock is a fun TF worth to be played with. So don't wait anymore. Open him up and enjoy!
Re: Hasbro Masterpiece Sunstorm Sighted at US Retail (1594174)
Posted by Erailea on July 27th, 2014 @ 2:37pm CDT
Meh. I'll care about the MP Seekers when Starscream or Slipstream come around.

Until then, money saved = happy wallet.

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