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Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers?

Transformers News: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 11:24PM CDT

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Since his initial retail debut a month ago the Toys"R"Us exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime has been the source of much frustration to many collectors. Stores only receiving one or two cases at time, which almost immediately sell out, online pre-orders not shipping out when originally scheduled, etc. The whole thing has many fans worried they'll never lay hands on this highly anticipated figure, so hopefully this set of images will ease some of those fears. Seibertron.com member StingerLAM spotted 14 cases of Masterpiece Optimus Prime at a Tulsa, Ok Toys"R"Us just waiting to hit the shelves. That's 28 Masterpiece Optimus Primes in one store!

Either this store just happened to hit the jackpot or these are starting to ship out in far greater numbers. We hope it's the latter, and Masterpiece Optimus Prime is about to go from elusive to plentiful.

It should also be noted that StingerLAM managed to get the figure for it's original price of $99.99 by pointing out the price point on the unopened cases.

StingerLAM wrote:My dated receipt, 10/28/12, if anyone cares. Note that they gave me an immediate markdown of $20. (This was because I pointed out the $99.99 stickers on the outside of the shipping cases.)




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Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434936)
Posted by reluctantyouth on October 29th, 2012 @ 12:14am CDT
Total BS to the nth degree! :BOOM: I had a print out dated a week ago from TRU manager in my area showing the price was $99.99 per unit. The same manager in Peoria, Illinois would not give me the discount so I had to pay the full 119.99 for a badly damaged box (justification was that the $99.99 was a "promotional" price)...there are also paint errors and I cannot open the thing until I can get my hands on another. :BANG_HEAD: I really hope these do start coming in droves and I'll be damned if I let them screw me over again if I find a sealed case that has the $99.99 price point on the outside of the friggin box!! So nice that the Tulsa store honored the price...kudos to you. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434949)
Posted by Bubbah on October 29th, 2012 @ 1:20am CDT
This definitely makes me feel a lot more comfortable. I'm still holding out hope on my preorder, and this really helps seeing this!
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434958)
Posted by ThePrimeFollower on October 29th, 2012 @ 2:02am CDT
My guess is their buying them in bulk for the holiday rush/ christmas rush but i could be completly wrong on that.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434966)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 29th, 2012 @ 3:18am CDT
Still say $100 is way to much for it but i think its total bullshit that they receive the figure with a price tag on it then they charge what ever they want, guess thats why the 3 TRUs ive been to in the past month have all had different prices. Just another reason why i dont buy from them anymore. Also just a heads up if the website is selling it for $100 then the store will price match it, all you have to do is mention it at customer service & they should look it up. Im not sure what the sites prices are like but if they are cheaper than at the store point it out. Just keep in mind that this is still at the discretion of the store, some might give the BS answer of that site & store prices are different.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434968)
Posted by That Bot on October 29th, 2012 @ 3:45am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Still say $100 is way to much for it

I'd like to respectfully ask why you think $100 is too much to pay for a very intricate, fairly large toy that transforms from a robot into a semi truck, complete with an opening trailer and a little cart. When evaluating the asking prices of different Masterpiece figures over the years on both sides of the pond, $100 for this seems to me like a great deal, so I'm curious what you see that's dissatisfying. Certainly, there isn't a person around who wouldn't be happy if they could buy it for less money, but that's true of just about anything (I don't think I've ever heard a person say "I'd rather pay more money for this exact same product"). So I'm interested in why you feel this is not a good value for the money.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434970)
Posted by Dorkimus on October 29th, 2012 @ 4:40am CDT
100$ dollars too much? Well why don't they give them away for free. Maybe that would do? Hell, if you are not interested, then send them to finland. For even though we have TRU stores, we aren't getting any MP Primes.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434984)
Posted by Mirage22 on October 29th, 2012 @ 7:21am CDT
This happened to me to. Stopped at Toys R Us yesterday while hunting and found three unopened cases of Prime on the top shelving area. I jumped up to get one down and managed to get him for 99.99 price point because of the stickers, plus even more off from a coupon. So for 85 bucks, that figure is sooooooo worth it, but anyone who thinks 100 is too much is ka-razy. It is a beautiful figure! Hope this will be easier to find for everyone now! Happy Hunting! :D
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434986)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 29th, 2012 @ 7:26am CDT
I think $100.00 is a fair price, considering what you get. The TakaraTomy original is currently priced at $299.99 over at BBTS, so yeah, this is 1/3 the price and fully complete: Good deal.

However, I will say that it's juuust worth $100.00. The QC is achingly bad on some figures, which I find ridiculous when one spends "ONE....HUNDRED DOLLARS!" *lightning crashes, pinky goes to lip, ominous music plays* Sorry...couldn't resist. *ahem*

In all seriousness, though, the QC needs to be, not should be, better. Paint apps over paint apps, not sealed right and chipping. Arms incorrectly assembled. Chest windows not sitting flush and eating the chrome. (I know went over this in another post, it just bears repeating. Over. And. Over.)

$120.00, $138.00, $150.00? No. Just...no. The $120.00, maybe if you absolutely must, must, MUST have it. (I probably would've caved, I suppose.)

But no, $100.00 is not too much. Just right.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434989)
Posted by noctorro on October 29th, 2012 @ 7:51am CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:Total BS to the nth degree! :BOOM: I had a print out dated a week ago from TRU manager in my area showing the price was $99.99 per unit. The same manager in Peoria, Illinois would not give me the discount so I had to pay the full 119.99 for a badly damaged box (justification was that the $99.99 was a "promotional" price)...there are also paint errors and I cannot open the thing until I can get my hands on another. :BANG_HEAD: I really hope these do start coming in droves and I'll be damned if I let them screw me over again if I find a sealed case that has the $99.99 price point on the outside of the friggin box!! So nice that the Tulsa store honored the price...kudos to you. :APPLAUSE:


Quit complaining, I'm going to have to pay about 250 for my MP10 cuz of ebay scalpers and horrid airmail costs to Holland!

Damnit, damnit damnit! :BOOM:
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434990)
Posted by dougpassat on October 29th, 2012 @ 7:53am CDT
WAAAAHHHHHH $100 is too much WAAAAAAAAAH! Here in NYC even before they should showed up they had them marked up at $140 on the shelf sticker label. Plus the Tri-State area(NY, CT, NJ) is scalper central where I have called over 15 stores within my reach and they all have them taken by employees and never touch a shelf for resale. So again WAAAAAAAAAAH $100. :evil: :evil:
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1434997)
Posted by Yotsuyasan on October 29th, 2012 @ 8:36am CDT
dougpassat wrote:...they all have them taken by employees and never touch a shelf for resale. So again WAAAAAAAAAAH $100.


I recall when I worked for the late, lamented KB Toys that we had a policy on the occasional high-demand items that employees couldn't purchase them until a short period of time after their shelf date, giving the general public a chance at them. Not to say that wasn't probably sometimes ignored in stores where the manager didn't give a damn... but still, at least the intent was there. Pity such a thing isn't more common. (Although then it would suck to be a genuine, non-scalping TF fan who happened to work at TRU!)
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435022)
Posted by Rhinox23 on October 29th, 2012 @ 10:46am CDT
Yotsuyasan wrote:I recall when I worked for the late, lamented KB Toys that we had a policy on the occasional high-demand items that employees couldn't purchase them until a short period of time after their shelf date, giving the general public a chance at them. Not to say that wasn't probably sometimes ignored in stores where the manager didn't give a damn... but still, at least the intent was there. Pity such a thing isn't more common. (Although then it would suck to be a genuine, non-scalping TF fan who happened to work at TRU!)


I actually worked for TRU when I was in high school. This was around the time when the Playstation 2 and Xbox came out. We were only getting about 2-4 of each per week around Christmas time. At least at my TRU, employees always had first crack at them. However, you couldn't get more than one...maybe two. This wasn't a hard and fast rule but management there wanted to give the public a fair chance at this high demand/low supply items. So, I would imagine that this goes on still today. I thought it was a great perk for working there and yet our managers didn't let it get out of control either.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435025)
Posted by FellintoOblivion on October 29th, 2012 @ 10:50am CDT
Finally got mine here in central Florida.

Went to the TRU nearest work after I got off this morning and they had the tag on the shelf but no actual toys. Being that this TRU is still trying to sell Thundercracker for $86.99 (which they have about 2 dozen of) despite it being available on their website for $74.99 I expected the price for OP to be a little higher then the MSRP but I was still a little surprised to see the tag read $138.99.

Regardless, they were sold out having sold the last one right when they opened at 9:30 (I got there about 9:50) so I called the next closest TRU. They didn't have any but the last one anywhere close to me had two in stock. This TRU was "only" charging $119.99 but between the $10 off coupon I had, the Shopkick bucks I earned and the TRU rewards points I earned I got it for about MSRP.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435026)
Posted by mattj972 on October 29th, 2012 @ 10:51am CDT
I dont know why Oklahoma seems to be getting so many compared to other states. I drove to Norman, OK a few weeks ago to get mine. Their store had the best selection of any toys r us stores I've been to in a long time, got a scout laser beak, vehicon and dead end generations toy too. I got mine for the $99.99 price -$10 with coupon, so is $119.99 official price point now?
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435027)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 29th, 2012 @ 10:54am CDT
About $2800 worth of Prime. Dayum.

Makes me feel a little better, but I pretty much devoted 90% of my time trying to scrape enough money to reserve a copy of Halo 4. MP Optimus will sadly have to wait another month or two.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435061)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on October 29th, 2012 @ 12:30pm CDT
Cancelled my pre-order. After waiting impatiently for it to someday arrive, my desire for OP was satiated by the influx of photos and reviews. I'm now contemplating ending my collection, after having asked myself numerous times, "To what end does collecting these toys serve me?" Meh...I'm one of those off-and-on collectors, I suppose. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435070)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 29th, 2012 @ 1:11pm CDT
Now I know these don't correlate, but I'm getting pissed thinking about why TRU has raised the original price to $120 - when they have been opening up several TRU Expresses in the malls in my area. They have enough $ to do this for a seasonal jaunt til (around mid January a clerk told me), but they can't keep price points on a $100 item? Wtf Geoffrey??

I'm in LA, has anyone else been seeing TRU Expresses pop up in their local malls?? Btw, the 2 I've checked did not have MP Prime (I know, wishful thinkin for a stores with low shelf space). And I emailed TRU this morning concerning my pre-order from September.

If I find this guy in stores I'm takin the printout of my pre-order to avoid any BS at the checkout. Also, just to remind u guys, if you're a rewards member, look for the "$10 giftcard for a qualifying purchase of $75 or more" coupon in emails or physical mail. The catalogs i saw yesterday at a local store had a different back page, not containing the coupon.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435086)
Posted by SpacerAM2 on October 29th, 2012 @ 2:11pm CDT
the receipt has 90 days if toys r us decreases the price by Christmas, you can ask for a price match by telling them at the store that it is on sale ,and they give you back part of the difference that you've paid for it.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435087)
Posted by vectorA3 on October 29th, 2012 @ 2:20pm CDT
SpacerAM2 wrote:the receipt has 90 days if toys r us decreases the price by Christmas, you can ask for a price match by telling them at the store that it is on sale ,and they give you back part of the difference that you've paid for it.



Thanks. This is a pre-order though, so it may be under different ruling, since I'm not actually charged until the product is shipped. I will take this into account though.


Update - got a reply from TRU CS and they said "we've checked the stock and it is depleted at this time. We'll inform you when it comes on stock again." Not 'in' stock, but 'on' stock -lol. I called TRU.com also and their rep had no info except that they'll let me know a week before the order will be canceled and that the window is 45 days from the time of the order(?) or expected ship date. I forget. Hopefully 45 from the expected ship date. Lol - in some weird way I think I'm being punished since I got MP TC easily and quickly. Haha
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435107)
Posted by XDMan on October 29th, 2012 @ 4:18pm CDT
WHAT!? Damn, I can't believe they are so lucky, and it will be hard to find some TRU's in Chicago!

Do anyone in Seibertron know some locations?
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435124)
Posted by bfett88 on October 29th, 2012 @ 5:17pm CDT
I just picked one up today. I live in Colorado near Denver, I called them and they said they had some. I quickly took my lunch break and drove to the Toys R Us. I walked around and they were not on the floor. I went to the guest service desk and asked to see if they still had some. She said they were not on the floor yet and still in the back. She had the backroom guy bring a case up to the floor. I asked her howmany they had, she told me that she could not tell me, however she said more then 8. I grabbed both and went to walk around, I put the second next to the MP Thundercracker, so someone else might luck out. I then purchased mine for $120. I know it is $20 more than the original price, but I am so happy to get one at retail.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435142)
Posted by Archatron on October 29th, 2012 @ 6:33pm CDT
bfett88 wrote: I grabbed both and went to walk around, I put the second next to the MP Thundercracker, so someone else might luck out.


8)
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435180)
Posted by mattj972 on October 29th, 2012 @ 9:14pm CDT
Stopped by Toys R Us in Allen, TX when I got off work. The manager stated they've got in two a week but never hit the shelves, people checking every morning when store opens. I was headed to Oklahoma couple weeks ago and the store manager was able to bring up stores within 100 miles, called Norman, OK store and they had one. So ask the manager if they can look up to check stock in other stores. If they say they cant they're lying, so press them on it. Good luck and happy hunting.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435198)
Posted by FortMacs on October 29th, 2012 @ 9:54pm CDT
Lucked out and finally found one today. there were 5. i grabbed one and a guy picked up another right after me.

Glad this hunt is over for me. love the mp-10 though.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435220)
Posted by Jasolater on October 29th, 2012 @ 10:59pm CDT
I got mine here in Austin Texas a few weeks ago. Calling the stores in the morning did me no good, and my job prevents me from being able to get there when they open. So I recruited my sister. She was temporarily out of work due to an injury, but she could drive, so I let her take my truck in the morning, she found one on the first try. So happy to have it! Thought I'd never get my hands on one. Also it was $100 not $120.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435224)
Posted by bfett88 on October 29th, 2012 @ 11:10pm CDT
There is a small gap on the chest of mine. I was watching some reviews, some had the gap some did not. Is this a mold issue? Will the majority of them have this issue? Is anyone else seeing this issue?
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435231)
Posted by El Duque on October 29th, 2012 @ 11:46pm CDT
mattj972 wrote:Stopped by Toys R Us in Allen, TX when I got off work. The manager stated they've got in two a week but never hit the shelves, people checking every morning when store opens. I was headed to Oklahoma couple weeks ago and the store manager was able to bring up stores within 100 miles, called Norman, OK store and they had one. So ask the manager if they can look up to check stock in other stores. If they say they cant they're lying, so press them on it. Good luck and happy hunting.


I got mine in Norman as well, about three weeks ago right after the initial sighting. It was the only one they had and they had to get it from the back. I've seen him there a couple of times since then, but he never stays in stock long. Paid the original $99.99.

Mine does a few QC issues. The worst being a chest misalignment that causes his passenger side windshield area/chest to not close all the way. Probably need to take it apart to see what the problem is, or return him for a different one once they hit in mass and start shelf warming.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435232)
Posted by bfett88 on October 29th, 2012 @ 11:50pm CDT
Sounds like yours is doing the same as mine. I bet this is a pretty common issue. I was thinking about exchanging too. My guess is the next one I got would have the same issue. Hmm, I will have to wait and see.
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Posted by mattj972 on October 30th, 2012 @ 8:35am CDT
Mine seems to be fine. I've been hearing a lot of people saying some of the figures have defects. Guess I got lucky. $89.99 after coupon not too shabby for a masterpiece figure. Now I just need to find Wheelie, been hunting him for weeks.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435926)
Posted by Archatron on November 1st, 2012 @ 10:55am CDT
I wish someone would hook a brotha up.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435952)
Posted by vectorA3 on November 1st, 2012 @ 12:02pm CDT
Archatron wrote:I wish someone would hook a brotha up.



No kidding. I just checked about 10 stores in my area --some near, some really far, no one has it or stocked today. :(
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Posted by Erailea on November 1st, 2012 @ 12:21pm CDT
At this point I can only hope TRU comes through with the pre-orders because we're having gas shortages thanks to Hurricane Sandy. It's not worth while driving anywhere unless I have to...
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435966)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 1st, 2012 @ 12:42pm CDT
vectorA3 wrote:
Archatron wrote:I wish someone would hook a brotha up.



No kidding. I just checked about 10 stores in my area --some near, some really far, no one has it or stocked today. :(


Make that three brothas.

I haven't checked my local TRU recently, but judging from times, past, I'm sure there won't be any available. I'm going by there tonight to look into renewing my Xbox Live membership, so I'll poke around while I'm there.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435968)
Posted by tmk9883 on November 1st, 2012 @ 12:48pm CDT
Finally snagged one yesterday. Called in the morning and they had two but wouldnt hold one. By the time I got off work they had one which was still there when I got over there. Looks like they jacked up the price because it was $120 which sucked. At least I got one and dont have to waste time and gas looking for it anymore.

Also grabbed FE Arcee and Starscream.

With my luck they will get a ton before christmas and drop the price.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435981)
Posted by vectorA3 on November 1st, 2012 @ 1:37pm CDT
will someone in Texas send me one from that shelf full?? Lol!
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1435985)
Posted by Archatron on November 1st, 2012 @ 1:54pm CDT
vectorA3 wrote:
Archatron wrote:I wish someone would hook a brotha up.



No kidding. I just checked about 10 stores in my area --some near, some really far, no one has it or stocked today. :(

I have two, both over an hour away, and the one that did get any in recently saw fit to let the employees get them. I hate when TRU gets all the good exclusives tbh. It usually means I'm paying double or not getting them at all. Why is it only TRU gets them anymore? Wal-Mart would seem to be a far more distributable choice.
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Posted by vectorA3 on November 1st, 2012 @ 2:03pm CDT
I have a bad theory on what is going to happen with those of us who pre-ordered. But i don't want to post for fear of jinxing us & so that Geoffrey doesn't get any bright ideas.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436049)
Posted by SN95 Cobra R on November 1st, 2012 @ 5:05pm CDT
I found Prime today at my local toys R us marked $119. I pulled up pictures of cases and several receipts people had posted showing $99 and the manager was a little bit rude about it saying "Frankly I don't care about a box pricing discrepancy, this is my store and what is priced in my store is the final price." I was like "ok dude, sorry."

I had the 10 dollars off coupon that's good till the 10th but he just made me want to leave so I did.
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Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 1st, 2012 @ 6:26pm CDT
Grabbed Prime the other day. I saw him behind the counter and just stayed to ask someone personally when they'd get more in. Lucky for me, the one I saw wasn't on hold!

I'm surprised there was a price jump. Mine was the regular $99. But I WAS surprised to find it behind a counter rather than just on the shelf. I wonder how many times I passed an unclimed MP Prime by just because I wasn't expecting it over there...
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436149)
Posted by tornadosmith on November 1st, 2012 @ 9:16pm CDT
@StingerLAM, thank you for posting your experience, including the pix of the boxes and especially your receipt. My local Toys R Us in Johnson City, TN, gave me the 99.99 price instead of the 119.99 that was on their shelf, with no problems, no hassle, and no questions asked when they saw the print out of the receipt picture you posted on here. Double win: finally got an MP Optimus (had been checking for several weeks) AND didn't have to pay the increased price! I wanted to post this to encourage others to print out your receipt to take with them if they are hunting this item and to say THANK YOU!
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436151)
Posted by El Duque on November 1st, 2012 @ 9:30pm CDT
tornadosmith wrote:@StingerLAM, thank you for posting your experience, including the pix of the boxes and especially your receipt. My local Toys R Us in Johnson City, TN, gave me the 99.99 price instead of the 119.99 that was on their shelf, with no problems, no hassle, and no questions asked when they saw the print out of the receipt picture you posted on here. Double win: finally got an MP Optimus (had been checking for several weeks) AND didn't have to pay the increased price! I wanted to post this to encourage others to print out your receipt to take with them if they are hunting this item and to say THANK YOU!


Nice! :BOT:
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436219)
Posted by Vicalliose on November 2nd, 2012 @ 2:57am CDT
SN95 Cobra R wrote:I found Prime today at my local toys R us marked $119. I pulled up pictures of cases and several receipts people had posted showing $99 and the manager was a little bit rude about it saying "Frankly I don't care about a box pricing discrepancy, this is my store and what is priced in my store is the final price." I was like "ok dude, sorry."

I had the 10 dollars off coupon that's good till the 10th but he just made me want to leave so I did.
I think part of the reason I managed to get them to price it down was because the intercom said something to the effect of "Have a question about an item? Just ask a sales associate. It's our goal to make sure you leave Toys R Us with something in your hands" just before I asked them, also I was basically faking confusion. Seriously, I said "I'm just a little confused about this, because I couldn't find a tag under it (lucky) and when I price checked it came up as 120 bucks, but then I saw the shipping box was marked as $99.99". The manager then proceeded to get the item number, follow me back to the isle, clime the shelf like an idiot, scan the box and then just say "well we're giving it to ya for 99.99 whatever the case" and I was golden. I even managed to get another guy (don't ask a single person more than one favor and make sure the next person you deal with didn't see you get help before) to find me a first edition Vehicon.

You gotta sell it man. ;)
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436245)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 2nd, 2012 @ 6:22am CDT
Optimus hasn't arrived to coastal North Carolina as of yet. However, there were several Thundercrackers at my local TRU (one of which I wanted to get, but had to settle for Springer instead. Nice toy, that Springer...).
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436246)
Posted by SN95 Cobra R on November 2nd, 2012 @ 6:22am CDT
tornadosmith wrote:@StingerLAM, thank you for posting your experience, including the pix of the boxes and especially your receipt. My local Toys R Us in Johnson City, TN, gave me the 99.99 price instead of the 119.99 that was on their shelf, with no problems, no hassle, and no questions asked when they saw the print out of the receipt picture you posted on here. Double win: finally got an MP Optimus (had been checking for several weeks) AND didn't have to pay the increased price! I wanted to post this to encourage others to print out your receipt to take with them if they are hunting this item and to say THANK YOU!



I'M JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436618)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on November 3rd, 2012 @ 1:33am CDT
I found MP Optimus today at my local TRU. He was marked up to 149.99 and the store manager wanted nothing to do with honoring the price of the Tulsa store. After he walked away I showed the receipt to the customer service woman and she accepted the markdown and let me have it for 99.99.

Anybody complaining about the $100 price tag is out of their mind.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436622)
Posted by Vicalliose on November 3rd, 2012 @ 1:45am CDT
bfett88 wrote:Sounds like yours is doing the same as mine. I bet this is a pretty common issue. I was thinking about exchanging too. My guess is the next one I got would have the same issue. Hmm, I will have to wait and see.
Well I didn't take my Prime out of the package right away. But I finally did and he has the same problem with his chest panels. Considering it's about an hour or so to drive there, I got it marked down and the issue is so horribly common I don't see much point in trying to return it. My guess is that I couldn't return it because I got it for lower than current retail anyway.

Speaking of which, the Cliffjumper I got has over spray on one of his horns, my FE Vehicon has some mold flash in places, my delicious neon green tank is even more difficult to transform than Bludgeon and Shut-the-hell-up has kindof a mushy looking face. So either it's just my typically bad luck at work or the rapid decline of Hasbro's quality control. My guess is the latter.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436763)
Posted by NTESHFT on November 3rd, 2012 @ 4:20pm CDT
bfett88 wrote:Sounds like yours is doing the same as mine. I bet this is a pretty common issue. I was thinking about exchanging too. My guess is the next one I got would have the same issue. Hmm, I will have to wait and see.



I just opened mine today. There is a VERY slight gap, but nothing for me to be concerned about with mine. The hinges on the chest, as well as most of the others, are pretty tight too. The box which holds the Matrix seems to be the issue, I believe. But it's not enough on mine for me to be concerned. The bad thing, though, is my wife made me put him back in the box, since it's supposed to be a Christmas present.

BTW, love your Fett armor. Are you 501st, by any chance? I just acquired a Jodo Kast costume, myself. Gotta take pics in it tommorow to send for approval......
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436769)
Posted by Atomatron on November 3rd, 2012 @ 4:41pm CDT
hook me up ill pay 110 shipped to PA someone
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436776)
Posted by Nutimus Prime on November 3rd, 2012 @ 4:55pm CDT
So the chest problem/ bumper scratching is pretty common? I was able to snag one while on vacation in Pensacola and was disappointed by that. Otherwise I dig it but I have to wait to have it shipped up here, didnt trust it on the return flight lol. Ill try and exchange it if my TRU get more stock in.

Im hopeful they will after seeing what happened with MP Thundercracker. My friend in CA said one of the TRU he went in to had at least 10 MP Primes.
Re: Prime Time in Tulsa - Toys"R"Us Masterpiece Optimus Prime Starting to Arrive in Greater Numbers? (1436822)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 3rd, 2012 @ 7:35pm CDT
I found one in the wild today, canceled the TRU.com order.

Breathed a sigh.

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