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Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs

Transformers News: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs

Friday, March 8th, 2013 9:32AM CST

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Courtesy of Cybertron.ca, we have interesting information regarding a handful of likely TRU Transformers exclusives. The stock keeping units (SKUs) have revealed the Canadian pricing for figures, including Masterpiece Acid Storm, Generations Metroplex and Masterpiece Soundwave. These prices will likely be shared with American TRUs, much like how the prices were shared for Masterpiece Optimus Prime and Thundercracker. Check out the list below.

Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs

Masterpiece Soundwave SKU043130 - $119.99
Masterpiece Acid Storm SKU043128 - $69.99
Generations Titan Metroplex SKU043106 - $99.99
Prime Plat. Ed Ultra Magnus SKU038196 - $69.99
Prime Ultimate Dragon SKU043112 - $59.99
Prime 16'' Figure SKU038183 - $29.99
Credit(s): Cybertron.ca
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Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470289)
Posted by RiddlerJ on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:52am CST
Given the scale, Metroplex seems reasonably priced. (hell I paid just as much for Omega Supreme).

The bigger stumbling block is where would I keep him.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470293)
Posted by Axlmus Prime on March 8th, 2013 @ 10:59am CST
I hope Im able to find the first 3 on the list. That MP Acid Storm looks amazing. If I can get those 3 and reissue Fort Max this will be an EPIC year for me. :D :grin: :BOOM:
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470294)
Posted by #Sideways# on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:05am CST
Metroplex is only $100!? WHAT?! I thought that thing was going to be like, I dunno, $200! Considering the scale, and Hasbro's cheapness, that thing is a steal!

Gosh dangit.

Looks like I can't have both Acid Storm and Soundwave. Both characters I like... Sour grapes.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470295)
Posted by God Magnus on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:06am CST
Didn't they say at Toy Fair that Metroplex would be $125? Not that I'd complain about $99.99.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470297)
Posted by Bouncy X on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:15am CST
how the hell is soundwave 20 dollars more than metroplex?

weird.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470302)
Posted by optimuscarlos on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:17am CST
well those are the prices that I was expecting, no surprises here.
I will get for sure soundwave, but metroplex I dunno, I wish they would have made him more fall of cybertron instead G1 look.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470312)
Posted by Mkall on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:35am CST
Bouncy X wrote:how the hell is soundwave 20 dollars more than metroplex?

weird.

Better materials, more parts (unconfirmed), all 5 cassettes... all adds up to more labour and assembly costs.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470314)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:39am CST
Eeeeexcellent. Metroplex shall be mine! Now we only need to pray that they stock them in far more numbers than MP-10 so we don't have to beat the scalpers (and each other) to be first in line.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470316)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:46am CST
:BOOM: METROPLEX IS ONLY $100.....I was expecting $160 min and that was me dreaming....Hopefully he will be easier to find than the Masterpiece Prime
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470334)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:41pm CST
Oh, my aching wallet. :oops:
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470350)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 8th, 2013 @ 1:21pm CST
i knew the mps would be overpriced, hopefully soundwaves high price point will make it a shelf warmer and ill have time to save up the money. I am a bit surprised at metroplex only be $100, thought he was going to be $125 or more. Still going to pass on him though especially since soundwave is so damn much.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470352)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on March 8th, 2013 @ 1:35pm CST
I'm gonna keep some extra cash ready for prices to adjust higher. What's to say they won't. Remember how TRU MP OP kept going up every freakin' time it sold out? :BANG_HEAD: :VEHI:
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470354)
Posted by DevconSupreme on March 8th, 2013 @ 1:58pm CST
Metroplex was mentioned at Toyfair for $125. If TRU gets it, you can bet they will raise the price from $99.00 to $120.00 or higher like they did with the MP-10 Optimus. My store only got 4 total during Christmas and was selling them higher than the sku price of $99 so dont get to excited my fellow fans if your hunting for him at TRU. :-(
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470357)
Posted by Burn on March 8th, 2013 @ 2:23pm CST
That's a pretty good price considering his size.

Double it for Australia of course ... despite dollar parity.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470361)
Posted by STINGRAY749 on March 8th, 2013 @ 2:43pm CST
Sweet happy to hear prices wont make me sell a kidney to get metroplex. Now I just pray its not a tru exclusive.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470362)
Posted by Sargent on March 8th, 2013 @ 2:50pm CST
STINGRAY749 wrote:Sweet happy to hear prices wont make me sell a kidney to get metroplex. Now I just pray its not a tru exclusive.

Now *that* would be a disaster, especially for all non-US fans. Given the shipping costs and having to hunt it down on the secondary market then...*shudders*

We'll see. >:oP
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470363)
Posted by Burn on March 8th, 2013 @ 2:51pm CST
Sargent wrote:
STINGRAY749 wrote:Sweet happy to hear prices wont make me sell a kidney to get metroplex. Now I just pray its not a tru exclusive.

Now *that* would be a disaster, especially for all non-US fans. Given the shipping costs and having to hunt it down on the secondary market then...*shudders*

We'll see. >:oP


Just grab the Takara version, there's enough Asia-based western oriented online stores that make it easy to do so.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470392)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 8th, 2013 @ 5:26pm CST
WHY THE HIGH PRICES FOR THE PLATINUM FIGS!!!???? KNOCK IT OFF W/ THE EXCLUSIVES HASBRO!!!!!
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470395)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on March 8th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CST
prices are better than i expected. i thought metroplex would be 125, and i was thinking soundwave would be more. awesome. cant wait to get them.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470396)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 8th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:WHY THE HIGH PRICES FOR THE PLATINUM FIGS!!!???? KNOCK IT OFF W/ THE EXCLUSIVES HASBRO!!!!!


Platinum? These are mass release retail figures
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470400)
Posted by Stormrider on March 8th, 2013 @ 6:00pm CST
$100 for Metroplex seems reasonable. There isn't that much to him. He has hollow legs, and not a lot of gimmicks for a titan.

I hate hunting for these things in the stores. Will Metroplex be available for pre-order anywhere?
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470412)
Posted by megatronis on March 8th, 2013 @ 7:06pm CST
WOW ONLY $100 for that monster!! As ive said many times b4..i shall say it again...
HE SHALL BE MINE :BOT: :CON:
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470452)
Posted by zatara1701 on March 8th, 2013 @ 11:59pm CST
Ok...A couple quick things:

1) Why is everyone complaining about Soundwaves price?? You're getting SIX MASTERPIECE Transformers for goodness sakes! Not to mention, add the cost of all those up from Takara and see what total you get... Kinda reminds me of a saying my dad would use involving a new rope and complaining.

2) Metroplex... $99 or $125...what does it matter?? It's a 2 foot tall Transformer!!

3) My only question... Maybe someone has some insight or specualtion...What the heck is..

Prime 16'' Figure SKU038183 - $29.99??

At first I thought it might be Predaking Leader Class, but then realized the OP Leader is $59...Any thoughts??
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470455)
Posted by megatronis on March 9th, 2013 @ 12:08am CST
zatara1701 wrote:Ok..

3) My only question... Maybe someone has some insight or specualtion...What the heck is..

Prime 16'' Figure SKU038183 - $29.99??

At first I thought it might be Predaking Leader Class, but then realized the OP Leader is $59...Any thoughts??


Im as cluless as you are..but im kinda thinking something similar to maximus prime for the cyberverse line....who knows... :-?
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470456)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 9th, 2013 @ 12:13am CST
Sinnertwin wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:WHY THE HIGH PRICES FOR THE PLATINUM FIGS!!!???? KNOCK IT OFF W/ THE EXCLUSIVES HASBRO!!!!!


Platinum? These are mass release retail figures


Plat. Ed. Ultra Magnus aka Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus......none of the the Platinum figs are retail releases and I hate that. The price is even worse. $69.99 for a remold of Weaponizer Optimus Prime.

Seriously, why does hasbro do this stuff.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470459)
Posted by zatara1701 on March 9th, 2013 @ 12:27am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:WHY THE HIGH PRICES FOR THE PLATINUM FIGS!!!???? KNOCK IT OFF W/ THE EXCLUSIVES HASBRO!!!!!


Platinum? These are mass release retail figures


Plat. Ed. Ultra Magnus aka Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus......none of the the Platinum figs are retail releases and I hate that. The price is even worse. $69.99 for a remold of Weaponizer Optimus Prime.

Seriously, why does hasbro do this stuff.



I agress whole heartedly about the Platinum figs...Well this round anyways...I will say this though...I was taken aback that it was listed under TRU. Previous Plat. Figs were not available through TRU. Made me wonder if this is a Canadian thing or Hasbro trying to branch out "for collectors." If that's the case, thanks for listening to us Hasbro, but you're still kinda hitting and missing with us collectors. Feel free to hire me as a consultant :grin:
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470465)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 9th, 2013 @ 12:47am CST
zatara1701 wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sinnertwin wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:WHY THE HIGH PRICES FOR THE PLATINUM FIGS!!!???? KNOCK IT OFF W/ THE EXCLUSIVES HASBRO!!!!!


Platinum? These are mass release retail figures


Plat. Ed. Ultra Magnus aka Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus......none of the the Platinum figs are retail releases and I hate that. The price is even worse. $69.99 for a remold of Weaponizer Optimus Prime.

Seriously, why does hasbro do this stuff.



I agress whole heartedly about the Platinum figs...Well this round anyways...I will say this though...I was taken aback that it was listed under TRU. Previous Plat. Figs were not available through TRU. Made me wonder if this is a Canadian thing or Hasbro trying to branch out "for collectors." If that's the case, thanks for listening to us Hasbro, but you're still kinda hitting and missing with us collectors. Feel free to hire me as a consultant :grin:


Must be Canada only as they also got Yaer of the Dragon Optimus at retail, whereas we in the US had to go through online shops and pay shipping. I'll take brick and mortar over paying shipping anyday. When I can find figs I want in store and I have the money to get them, they are bought on sight.

I understand Hasbro wants to branch out to areas they normally don't but that's no excuse for making figures only they can buy at retail and we can't.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470484)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on March 9th, 2013 @ 4:49am CST
Now why can't Encore Fort Max be priced like this? He's not even the tallest TF anymore...
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470490)
Posted by noctorro on March 9th, 2013 @ 6:14am CST
Oh my f*ckng gawd. 100 dollars?

Lucky bastards.

We're probably going to pay close to 250 euro's for the
thing here in Euro country. That's 324 dollars.

Ebay scalper scumbags are going to have a field day just as
with Hasbro MP Optimus.

Hopefully he'll be out in the UK, I'll just get a planeticket
will be cheaper then ship it from the US.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470535)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 9th, 2013 @ 11:58am CST
Cheaper than what we were told before? Neat! Hopefully it stays that way. (IIRC, MP Optimus kinda did the opposite...)


Mkall wrote:
Bouncy X wrote:how the hell is soundwave 20 dollars more than metroplex?

weird.

Better materials, more parts (unconfirmed), all 5 cassettes... all adds up to more labour and assembly costs.


Not to mention Soundwave is geared towards collectors over kids, which allows for a higher price...
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470549)
Posted by MGrotusque on March 9th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CST
Most of my interest is invested in Metroplex. It can't come soon enough as far as i'm concerned.
99 bucks is a screamin deal. I foresee it getting a little more expensive though. The actual tag on the shelf will be in the 125 range. They like to gouge us Canadians.

Plus tax.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470551)
Posted by Mkall on March 9th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CST
Dclone Soundwave wrote:Now why can't Encore Fort Max be priced like this? He's not even the tallest TF anymore...

Diecast metal + shipping fees from Japan.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470553)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 9th, 2013 @ 1:25pm CST
Sorry for sounding like whiner, but will these be available in Quebec, or will TrU will be true to it's retarded self and make them unavailable because the boxes will innexplicably be in English only? Once again?

:BANG_HEAD:
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470584)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on March 9th, 2013 @ 3:10pm CST
I can't wait! Out of paper, thank God for plastic.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470657)
Posted by craggy on March 9th, 2013 @ 8:54pm CST
$99 Metroplex? I'll buy that for a dollar. Or 99.

Anyway, I'm guessing it's not been confirmed yet, but I'd reckon it'll probably be a TRU exclusive, given their being the only retailer to really take on these large-price, large-size items in the past. If so, it does mean more chance of getting it in the UK, but I really don't want to risk it, so would love it if the toy was available through some online retailers. Otherwise, I might have to get one of you guys to grab me one.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470697)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 9th, 2013 @ 11:22pm CST
craggy wrote:I'll buy that for a dollar.


Image

The wonders of a simple misspelling..........
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470727)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 10th, 2013 @ 4:34am CDT
craggy wrote:I'll buy that for a dollar.


The wonders of a simple misspelling..........


When Robocop references go wrong
Back on topic, Target and Kmart have known to range larger /import figures in the past, so perhaps we may see Metroplex through them also. Considering that they sel other toys dearer than $99, who knows if they'll range it or not.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470737)
Posted by Zy391 on March 10th, 2013 @ 6:15am CDT
Woah Metroplex is only $99?! Can someone tell me how much will this be when it reaches Singapore? Or at least tell me how to calculate shipment fees? Thanks in advance! :D
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470781)
Posted by craggy on March 10th, 2013 @ 10:26am CDT
well. I will buy it. I'd implies that I would, but I'm not gonna. Reference wrong, English correct. It's cool that that's the most important thing you've got to pick up on in the thread though. Well done.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1470834)
Posted by Stormrider on March 10th, 2013 @ 1:53pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Dclone Soundwave wrote:Now why can't Encore Fort Max be priced like this? He's not even the tallest TF anymore...

Diecast metal + shipping fees from Japan.



Fort Max has die-cast? I never knew.
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1472194)
Posted by southpawdragon on March 16th, 2013 @ 2:54pm CDT
which part of fortmax is diecast?
Re: Retail Masterpiece and Metroplex Prices Revealed in Canadian TRU SKUs (1472203)
Posted by Mkall on March 16th, 2013 @ 3:24pm CDT
southpawdragon wrote:which part of fortmax is diecast?

I had thought his whole center was metal? Admittedly it's been a while since I've held one.
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