Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order

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Friday, June 1st, 2012 9:58AM CDT

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Thanks to a little detective work by Seibertron.com member robotmel we have more information/confirmation regarding the recently discovery Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Thundercracker. After speaking with a Toys"R"Us UK store manager he was able to successfully pre-order the figure. It was priced at £59.99 (about $92.00 USD) and scheduled to arrive late August/early September.

robotmel wrote:This is great news for all UK Transformers fans and collectors alike!

Whilst scouting my local Toys R Us, fresh with the knowledge of a US TRU exclusive of Masterpiece Thundercracker in their systems, I quizzed their very helpful manager Darren on the matter.
I asked if I could place a pre-order for the Transformers Masterpiece Thundercracker which Toys R Us had gained an exclusive release for. He tapped a few buttons, called a colleague and hey presto, there 'Cracker was on the UK systems and available as a pre-order (delayed pick up)!
As you can see from my picture below he is priced at £59.99 but not going to be instore until late August/early September time.
There is still no confirmation as to which mold will be used for this version.


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Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1385945)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on June 1st, 2012 @ 10:33am CDT
strange he is slated for such a soon release yet Hasbro has officially revealed nothing yet.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1385950)
Posted by Trikeboy on June 1st, 2012 @ 10:44am CDT
Cool, though I may not jump at that price. I got Skywarp for £20 out of Argos so may wait and see what happens with Thundercracker.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1385952)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on June 1st, 2012 @ 10:55am CDT
I have the TAK Tcracker, but I would jump on a more toon accurate version, especially if its the new seeker mold.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1385981)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 1st, 2012 @ 12:27pm CDT
Cool, I guess I don't have to worry about TC not coming out in Canada then. :)
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1385993)
Posted by robotmel on June 1st, 2012 @ 12:51pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Thanks to a little detective work by Seibertron.com member robotmel we have more information/confirmation regarding the recently discovery Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Thundercracker. After speaking with a Toys"R"Us UK store manager he was able to successfully pre-order the figure. It was priced at £59.99 (about $92.00 USD) and scheduled to arrive late August/early September.


:D
Thank you for the front page, really chuffed! :P
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386004)
Posted by Gearslide on June 1st, 2012 @ 1:13pm CDT
Fistful of Energon wrote:strange he is slated for such a soon release yet Hasbro has officially revealed nothing yet.


SDCC is right around the corner. Seems that Hasbro is waiting for that to show the bulk of the big reveals of the year. With a little luck, we'll see Masterpiece Thundercracker and Voyagers Breakdown and Thundertron.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386013)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 1st, 2012 @ 1:31pm CDT
you can pre-order stuff other than videogames at TRU? wish i knew this when i still shopped there.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386087)
Posted by NTESHFT on June 1st, 2012 @ 5:45pm CDT
*tears of joy*
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386169)
Posted by vectorA3 on June 1st, 2012 @ 9:16pm CDT
awesome sig Headsortails! Scouts are my favorite!

I hope MP TC is not $92 in the US. Maybe if we're really lucky entertainment earth or another company will have him and Optimus prime remake at SDCC. I'll be wiped out if bought those 2 and the exclusive Bruticus. Anyway, wonder if US stores will let us pre-order?

Oh, and almost forgot --love the Devastor hand blocking the receipt! Hilarious!
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386286)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 2nd, 2012 @ 6:24am CDT
How the hell did you manage this, robotmel? Did you kidnap the manager's spouse?
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386298)
Posted by Anonymous on June 2nd, 2012 @ 7:57am CDT
I just hope TC is made from the new mold. Unlikely, but still...
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386310)
Posted by waaaaghlord on June 2nd, 2012 @ 9:11am CDT
orangeitis wrote:I just hope TC is made from the new mold. Unlikely, but still...


And I'm exactly the opposite. I want a matched set of season 1 Seekers. If this turns out to be the old mould I'll buy it to go with the Hasbro SS and SW and have the trio in the AHM style, if not I'll be looking toward picking up the igear versions and possibly selling on my legit Hasbro Seekers. Between the price they go for and the assembly error the TakTom TC has never really been on my radar.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386323)
Posted by Anonymous on June 2nd, 2012 @ 10:27am CDT
waaaaghlord wrote:And I'm exactly the opposite. I want a matched set of season 1 Seekers.
But I do too. I just want them all in the new mold. :lol:
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386355)
Posted by robotmel on June 2nd, 2012 @ 1:29pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:How the hell did you manage this, robotmel? Did you kidnap the manager's spouse?

:grin:
I threatened to let loose all the My Little Ponies to stampede the shop! They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time. :lol:
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386378)
Posted by Motorthing on June 2nd, 2012 @ 3:26pm CDT
Of course being a TRU exclusive means it will only ever be available at full price and unless you can extract one from the shipping box yourself while they sit on the floor waiting to be shelved they will be beaten up to buggery and look like someone has punted them around the stock room for an hour - just like Grimlock and Roddy did.

Still an all it's nice to know I'll be able to buy one at all, but I want to know if MP10 will be following TC..........
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386383)
Posted by craggy on June 2nd, 2012 @ 3:40pm CDT
robotmel wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:How the hell did you manage this, robotmel? Did you kidnap the manager's spouse?

:grin:
I threatened to let loose all the My Little Ponies to stampede the shop! They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time. :lol:

I'm no Brony, but I'd suspect there's no MLP called Sex Panther.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386517)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on June 3rd, 2012 @ 4:37am CDT
Has it occurred to anyone tht given the G1 themed Generations-packaged-Movie-Starcaream; this *could* be a T'Cracker repaint?

Not trolling, just saying its something to consider. I know the price point points to MP, but thats only a tenner more than leaders retailed at during HFTD and that mould was considered an MP by Takara.....

Just saying'....
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386609)
Posted by Motorthing on June 3rd, 2012 @ 1:39pm CDT
Pretender Skywarp wrote:Has it occurred to anyone tht given the G1 themed Generations-packaged-Movie-Starcaream; this *could* be a T'Cracker repaint?

Not trolling, just saying its something to consider. I know the price point points to MP, but thats only a tenner more than leaders retailed at during HFTD and that mould was considered an MP by Takara.....

Just saying'....


If this were to be the case I would have saved myself £60. No biggy.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386651)
Posted by Anonymous on June 3rd, 2012 @ 4:35pm CDT
Honestly, I’m a little surprised by all the enthusiasm for Masterpiece Transformers (especially ones produced by Hasbro) given their general flimsiness.

I would much prefer a HFTD TC, as unlikely as that is.
Re: Masterpiece Thundercracker Available For Toys"R"Us UK Pre-Order (1386671)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 3rd, 2012 @ 5:42pm CDT
Krok wrote:I would much prefer a HFTD TC, as unlikely as that is.


If by HFTD you mean Hunt For The Decepticons, then yes that is very unlikely as that line is long dead. However if you want a deluxe TC, well the Generations one was just in stores last year.

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