Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup

Transformers News: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup

Monday, August 5th, 2013 10:41AM CDT

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The Toys'R'Us website listings for newly released Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm, now shows that both figures have the Free Store Pick-Up service available for them! Just enter your ZIP code, and they'll let you know if they're in stock and put one aside for you if so.

Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup


Click here for Soundwave, here for Acid Storm. Good luck and happy hunting!
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Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509444)
Posted by neu318 on August 5th, 2013 @ 10:48am CDT
Va'al wrote:The Toys'R'Us website listings for newly released Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm, now shows that both figures have the Free Store Pick-Up service available for them! Just enter your ZIP code, and they'll let you know if they're in stock and put one aside for you if so.



Click here for Soundwave, here for Acid Storm. Good luck and happy hunting!



All my store locations say out of stock or not carried. Went to the one nearest me on saturday and spoke to the stock clerk. Had not heard of either and asked for an item number. I told him I didn't know so he couldn't check. Called another store and they looked it up online and said it won't be available at stores.

When does toysrus receive shipments?
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509459)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on August 5th, 2013 @ 11:17am CDT
This is perfect. Because by the time i got off work and went to TRU they would be out of stock. Now i can order it while im at work and pick it up after
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509465)
Posted by Bed Bugs on August 5th, 2013 @ 11:34am CDT
You can also earn a 15% off coupon from Toys R Us Towers, a game on Facebook. Very similar to Sim Tower if you ever played that, only with toy departments.

I redeemed mine on MP Soundwave and got him for only $107 with free shipping.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509466)
Posted by dragons on August 5th, 2013 @ 11:37am CDT
blkdeath wrote:Picked up Soundwave on Saturday, July 27 at 9am when TRU opened in San Antonio, Texas, of course I was waiting from a little after 8am by the door.

They had exactly 2 Soundwaves and 2 Acid Storms, although only 1 of each on the shelf, stating the other set had not been unboxed yet. Myself and another collector picked up 1 each, then stayed and spoke with a couple of the managers and customer reps and they assured us that they would call us once they had the others unloaded.

Got a call today, Monday, 7/29, to come pick up Acid Storm, so they actually followed through. I am sure he got called to pick up his Soundwave.

Trucks come in on Thursday and Saturday Mornings. Hope you don't waste your time standing outside the TRU, just be early and be first.

Good luck!





Thursday & saturday intersring i never that differnt locations have shipment dates buffalo ny has wednsday & saturdays good luck to everyone to get one got mine from store other one is proably gone by now have him in hand yellow eyes is livable still perfer red buts doable with yellow.

Its sad I saw 5 cases of acid storm 1 case of soundwave
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509468)
Posted by sixshot20 on August 5th, 2013 @ 11:46am CDT
Yes I got Him :grin: . I had a feeling about Soundwave. I cannot believe my Toys R Us had him in stock they never have anything. the best part is I have had a 150$ gift card since my birthday and I finally cashed it in this is a good day. :grin: :grin:
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509469)
Posted by dedcat on August 5th, 2013 @ 11:54am CDT
All stores within 50 miles of me are sold out(That's 42 stores altogether).

Maybe next time.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509470)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 5th, 2013 @ 11:54am CDT
:BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509471)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 5th, 2013 @ 11:56am CDT
every single store in my area is out & i asked if they knew when they'd be getting some in they said they dont know, i really hate TRU.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509475)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 5th, 2013 @ 12:17pm CDT
[quote]The Toys'R'Us website listings for newly released Hasbro Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm, now [strike]shows[/strike] falsely implies that both figures have the Free Store Pick-Up service available for them! Just enter your ZIP code, and they'll let you know [strike]if[/strike] they're not in stock [strike]and put one aside for you if so[/strike] anywhere.


Click here for [strike]Soundwave[/strike] disappointment, here for Acid Storm. Good luck [strike]and happy hunting[/strike] on eBay![/quote]
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509478)
Posted by FortMacs on August 5th, 2013 @ 12:26pm CDT
closest store to me with one is 5 1/2 hours away...

guess ill keep looking and hope for the best.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509479)
Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2013 @ 12:27pm CDT
Grr. Showed in stock at a Bronx TRU, tried to checkout, and poof! It became unavailable and was removed from my order.

It was probably just a matter of seconds, too :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

Ah well. At least I can pick up Acid Storm from Times Square on my way home.

:HEADHURTS:
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509480)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 5th, 2013 @ 12:29pm CDT
So is this a permanent thing for the both of them?

If so, I should start saving for Soundwave.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509485)
Posted by Bouncy X on August 5th, 2013 @ 1:05pm CDT
toys r us canada has him listed for pre-order now. of course i went and bid on ebay and just won mine so i paid a lil more than i woulda had i waited a day or 2 but alas. lol

it shows a release date of dec 31 but thats just a placeholder until the real date is released. as i often see dec 31 or jan 1 listed when official dates arent released yet.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509496)
Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2013 @ 2:04pm CDT
I just picked up my Acid Storm - excited to crack him open.

While I was at the TRU (Times Square, NY), I asked about Soundwave. It looks like they're expecting another shipment sometime next week.

The guy, who seemed to know a lot about it, said that the first wave of Soundwaves were regular orders, and that now they've placed a "special rush order" due to high demand. Apparently, there's more stock out there :grin:

I'll be keeping an eye out - ya'll should too!
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509505)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on August 5th, 2013 @ 2:27pm CDT
No stores between Memphis and Nashville have him. I'd check Chattanooga, but the cost of gas to get there would be silly (might as well pay ebay prices). The waiting game is still on... but at least there's a new tool available.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509506)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 5th, 2013 @ 2:27pm CDT
Wow TRU seems to really suck, this sounds worse than it did in previous years. What did they do, order like 5 for each store or what?
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509508)
Posted by Dr Va'al on August 5th, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
Each case has two figures. Each store seems to be getting one, maximum two cases each.

Total: four figures per store, on average.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509510)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 5th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Each case has two figures. Each store seems to be getting one, maximum two cases each.

Total: four figures per store, on average.


Which is bull crap, if you ask me. I know they're supposed to be exclusive and all, but Wal*Mart had its priorities straight when they did their exclusives.
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509514)
Posted by Dr Va'al on August 5th, 2013 @ 2:45pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:Each case has two figures. Each store seems to be getting one, maximum two cases each.

Total: four figures per store, on average.


Which is bull crap, if you ask me. I know they're supposed to be exclusive and all, but Wal*Mart had its priorities straight when they did their exclusives.


I should point out this is me observing, it's not definite and I don't how many cases are actually being shipped!
Re: Masterpiece Soundwave and Acid Storm TRU Store Pickup (1509517)
Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2013 @ 2:55pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Va'al wrote:Each case has two figures. Each store seems to be getting one, maximum two cases each.

Total: four figures per store, on average.


Which is bull crap, if you ask me. I know they're supposed to be exclusive and all, but Wal*Mart had its priorities straight when they did their exclusives.


Wal-Mart had their priorities straight... and had to clearance everything to clear the space. Remember <$30 MP Skywarps? =;

As easy as it is to blame TRU (and I do), I think this is more about retail trends since the great recession hit. Companies are simply less willing to take extra stock. MP's have becomes insanely popular only recently. Even Rodimus & Grimlock sat on shelves for a while. As crazy as it sounds, this was also true with TRU's MP-10 - some backwater stores had stock of it for weeks. And MP Thundercracker? That guy was sitting around forever.

Unfortunately, it seems TRU is unable to identify the star characters and make projections accordingly. I have full confidence that Acid Storm will be shelf warming for some time. Sales of MPs like that are what bring down projections for the more popular characters.

Although to us extra stock seems like an obvious thing to have on hand, on the retail side, extra inventory is a huge risk. They would rather deploy several waves of stock as needed; in effect, they would rather make slightly less money than risk having excess inventory.

As I mentioned earlier, there's a bright side. I don't think this is the end of the line for Soundwave - TRU should have more stock in a couple weeks, so I wouldn't pull that eBay trigger just yet.

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