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Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Transformers News: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 2:33PM CDT

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The Toys'R'Us exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime with Targetmaster Offshoot has been spotted at retail. Our own Seibertron.com staff member LOST Cybertronian found the highly anticipated figure in Wichita, Kansas. Let the hunt begin!

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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271018)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 3rd, 2011 @ 3:41pm CDT
The question on my mind is how many pieces per store? What if the silly bastard fan/store collectables store owner went in before you and bought the only 2,3,4 that the store had? Just something to consider and good hunting...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271019)
Posted by ZenPrime on August 3rd, 2011 @ 3:42pm CDT
Called a few of the TRUs around my area, none of them have it in stock yet. Hopefully I can find one in the store so I can use the 20% off coupon before it expires.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271021)
Posted by tattood-transformer on August 3rd, 2011 @ 3:46pm CDT
20% off coupon you say?? Please share? Is the coupon online somewherE?
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271022)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 3rd, 2011 @ 3:48pm CDT
Thinking about MP Rodimus is making me depressed. They've already shown up in Canadian stores and quickly sold out. :(
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271025)
Posted by ZenPrime on August 3rd, 2011 @ 3:50pm CDT
tattood-transformer wrote:20% off coupon you say?? Please share? Is the coupon online somewherE?


You have to "Like" the TRU Facebook page in order to print the coupon.

https://www.facebook.com/toysrus?sk=app_163849080647
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271044)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 3rd, 2011 @ 4:06pm CDT
Im sure Itll be a few weeks before the stores around here get em but even then i wont have the money. Still say $60 is to much for these guys, $40 would be ideal $50 would be acceptable $60 and above is to much.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271085)
Posted by NTESHFT on August 3rd, 2011 @ 4:56pm CDT
Kansas is right above me.........i wonder if they have hit this location..........time to go find out.......
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271140)
Posted by REMINATOR on August 3rd, 2011 @ 6:32pm CDT

Thanks, I just printed. I'm just curious, is there a limitation or will it works at TRU store if I want to print this coupon more than one?

Also Zen, if you see him in NYC Timesquare TRU, let me know or PM me. Thanks.

EDIT:
Disregard, my question was answered from bradjfor of TFW2005:
The TRU coupon is one time use, but there is a way to get three coupons. Once you like TRU on Facebook, click the "click for your coupon" link and print. Print it and close the new tab that opened when finished. Then go back to your open Facebook tab and do it again. They allow you to print three coupons, each with a unique code, before a tab opens saying you have reached the limit for printing. So they are actually allowing you to print three coupons for liking them on Facebook!
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271158)
Posted by User897 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 7:26pm CDT
Sigh, me want.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271187)
Posted by NTESHFT on August 3rd, 2011 @ 8:13pm CDT
just got back........nada........ :sad:
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271198)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 3rd, 2011 @ 8:52pm CDT
i'm not even gonna try and look for him at retail. If he's going to be anything like Grimlock was then there's only gonna be 4 or 5 per store and scalp wanks will more than likely scoop them all up in one visit. It will only serve to piss me off to go hunting for him.

i found Grimlock online loose with no box months after the release at a reasonable price (in china no less) and i'm sure the same will happen with Rodimus Prime.

You can't fail if you don't try.....or in my case get VERY VERY pissed off. I'll bump into him somewhere down the line..............i hope.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271218)
Posted by amtm on August 3rd, 2011 @ 9:32pm CDT
None so far at the Toys R Us stores in Columbia or Gaithersburg Maryland. I don't mind paying $60 initially if I have to in order to guarantee getting it, but the way I handle that is keep an eye out for a better price via a coupon or whatever, buy it again, and return it on the higher-priced receipt. At least this time they didn't jack up the price as high as Grimlock. Thank goodness I had gift cards for that one.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271221)
Posted by User897 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 9:37pm CDT
The lowest price on eBay so far is $80....

With $50 shipping.

Here we go....
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271222)
Posted by muswp1 on August 3rd, 2011 @ 9:38pm CDT
One thing I've learned about TRU Exclusives, especially Grimlock last year: If you miss him the first time, just wait, it will be back again, usually after a month or two. The only store exclusive I didn't see at least twice is Wal-Mart's Starscream.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271318)
Posted by mackaylei on August 4th, 2011 @ 12:44am CDT
has anyone seen this in the bay area california tru stores yet?
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271320)
Posted by El Duque on August 4th, 2011 @ 12:50am CDT
I should have one by tomorrow afternoon. :)
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271423)
Posted by IceWilly on August 4th, 2011 @ 9:42am CDT
amtm wrote:None so far at the Toys R Us stores in Columbia or Gaithersburg Maryland. I don't mind paying $60 initially if I have to in order to guarantee getting it, but the way I handle that is keep an eye out for a better price via a coupon or whatever, buy it again, and return it on the higher-priced receipt. At least this time they didn't jack up the price as high as Grimlock. Thank goodness I had gift cards for that one.



FYI, spotted thread on TFW showed there were 4x at Golden Ring/White marsh TRU yesterday morning. One was bought at 10:15, second by me at 2:30, 3rd by someone else a few hours later. One was left after that yesterday evening.

I've also been told there might have been some others around, maybe you should check that thread if you are still searching.

GL

Also, my target master was missing a pin. (pin connecting the hand grip of the gun to the main body. I used an old length of the plastic/metal TF twist ties and jammed it in there to substitute.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271471)
Posted by riddict on August 4th, 2011 @ 10:57am CDT
Hi guys, I found a Masterpiece Rodimus this morning at the Cranberry twp PA TRU! I think theres only 1 or 2 left!
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271625)
Posted by mackaylei on August 4th, 2011 @ 4:40pm CDT
just got my 3 piece today. my local tru store had 19 in stock. never seen that before
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1271663)
Posted by User897 on August 4th, 2011 @ 6:10pm CDT
Someone please grab me one and use that Facebook coupon! I can PayPal you immediately!
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1272056)
Posted by sunburn on August 5th, 2011 @ 1:41pm CDT
Found 3 at TRU in Southfield, Michigan. I bought one and stashed another behind Green Lantern merchandise, it should help someone out!
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1272727)
Posted by hook line and sinker on August 7th, 2011 @ 3:21am CDT
This discussion brings up a problem which has been pretty prevalent since at least 2009/2010.

WHY doesn't hasbro just release enough of these toys that we want? Then they can make the cash! Just look at this thread, Hasbro. People are paying 80 dollars online to get it from the scalpers...

And the trend is going to continue. The cases for cyberverse wave 4 only have 1 EACH for Guzzle and Dark S Prime.

That's Guzzle, a figure that every fanatic of LSOTW is going to end up paying 100 bucks for because Hasbro doesn't want their money enough to print more than 100 peices...

What the heck, Hasbro? You did this with RTS too, including scout class toys that people are now paying 60 bucks for domestically and importing for 80 dollars!!!!!

I mean what is your problem? Can you not come up with a remedy for this issue?!

Doesn't anyone in your offices have the powers of perception to see the PROFITS you could make by mass producing enough of the toys collectors line the pockets of scalpers for?
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1272728)
Posted by User897 on August 7th, 2011 @ 3:28am CDT
I couldn't take it anymore and bought one on eBay. A search for "MASTERPIECE RODIMUS PRIME" now takes up 4 pages on eBay, and the prices are getting worse by the minute. Some sellers are even selling entire cases of 4 toys that didn't even make it to the floor at TRU stores.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1272766)
Posted by amtm on August 7th, 2011 @ 8:35am CDT
hook line and sinker wrote:WHY doesn't hasbro just release enough of these toys that we want? Then they can make the cash! Just look at this thread, Hasbro. People are paying 80 dollars online to get it from the scalpers...

Unfortunately, since Hasbro does not sell directly to consumers, it's out of their hands. Toys R Us is the one who decides how many toys end up at each store and when. While to some degree, Hasbro could be at fault if they're behind on production schedule, ultimately with an exclusive, they have an agreement to produce whatever the retailer agreed on, and once they have, the retailer's corporate office makes all the decisions. Toys R Us employees at each store have no control over what gets shipped to them--they simply put it out when it gets there. And Hasbro can only produce what the corporate office is willing to buy.

For more on these sorts of distribution problems, see this thread from a while back:

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=75608

Right now, it's early, so it could be that Hasbro's being a little slow on delivering the goods to the retailer. And it's possible the stuff that was sold already was just a test wave so Toys R Us could determine how many they wanted to order total, based on the demand they saw. But soon enough that should be corrected, and Toys R Us might jack up the price to squeeze a few more dollars out of all of us.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1272775)
Posted by Kup98ss on August 7th, 2011 @ 8:53am CDT
Found 1 at my Toys R Us. Used my 20% off coupon too. I didn't even expect it to be there, I was going to use my coupon on Kre-o Sentinel Prime. Good thing that happened because the Kre-o's are all 20% off this week.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273030)
Posted by bdougwrx on August 7th, 2011 @ 8:31pm CDT
Found and bought the only 1 in Erie, PA. today (Sunday). I called them on Friday and they had no idea what I was talking about, either he came in (or made it to the floor) over the weekend or the person I talked to didn't see him on the shelf.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273201)
Posted by joesaysso on August 8th, 2011 @ 5:41am CDT
hook line and sinker wrote:
WHY doesn't hasbro just release enough of these toys that we want? Then they can make the cash! Just look at this thread, Hasbro. People are paying 80 dollars online to get it from the scalpers...

?


And this is the problem. Its not the scalpers fault and its not Hasbro's fault. This is the collectors fault. Because collectors just can't say no. They can't say thats too much to pay. And they can't say I'm not buying from scalpers. They just keep on doing it and then complaining about it as if the problem will just go away on its own.

Collectors just can't suck it up and deal with the fact that they might not get something that they want. Every time a collector buys something from a scalper, the scalpers win and the collectors take a step backwards.

Its the same thing with 3rd parties, its the same thing with KOs, and its the same thing about scalpers. As soon as the collectors can say, I'm just not buying it from them and I'm not buying it for that price, the scalpers will start taking losses. And when they start taking losses, they will stop scalping.

Collectors as a whole mass group aren't very smart. They tell themselves they need these things. And then they blame the wrong people when they overpay. Its time to take a look in the mirror. Collectors are the only ones who can fix the problem of scalpers and over-inflated prices. But its takes collectors who can actually stand up and say I'm not paying that much. I'm not buying from you. I guess I just won't have one and I'll have to deal with it. When this happens, progress will be made.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273224)
Posted by shantyman on August 8th, 2011 @ 7:47am CDT
FWIW, I called a local TRU in Cincinnati and asked about Rodimus. They told me it would be on Saturday's truck. I ended up going to a different store in the area the next day and they had 4 of them.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273398)
Posted by Marcdachamp on August 8th, 2011 @ 2:58pm CDT
bdougwrx wrote:Found and bought the only 1 in Erie, PA. today (Sunday). I called them on Friday and they had no idea what I was talking about, either he came in (or made it to the floor) over the weekend or the person I talked to didn't see him on the shelf.


Hmmm... that's close to me. Hopefully ours will have him. No dice on Saturday, though.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273476)
Posted by hook line and sinker on August 8th, 2011 @ 7:13pm CDT
Well, I don't buy any of the stuff mentioned. I bought the RTS figures from online retailers but skipped all the insanely priced stuff like Windcharger and United R and F. I don't buy any KO 3rd party stuff BECAUSE of the price. In fact I do without things quite a bit because of the price.

And that also applies to in store items which are overpriced.

So where does this actually help someone who doesn't buy everything who actually just wants to get a MP Rodimus Prime?
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273567)
Posted by joesaysso on August 8th, 2011 @ 10:49pm CDT
Like Mick Jagger said, "You can't always get what you want." The problem isn't going to go away tomorrow. It took years to create the problem, it'll take years for it to go away. Those people can continue to patrol TRU or respectable online retailers until they get lucky. They should be prepared to not have one. Or the can continue to contribute to the problem. These are the only choices.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273808)
Posted by tattood-transformer on August 9th, 2011 @ 1:44pm CDT
can someone kindly post the UPC code on the bottom of the Package so I can go to my local TRU and see if they will be getting any? THANKS!
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273851)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 9th, 2011 @ 3:10pm CDT
If MP Grimlock is anything to go by, the quality on this will be shite.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273868)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 9th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CDT
I bought mine online. Done.

People are finding them in the stores.

Those that aren't should wait or politely ask someone to pick them up one.

It's pretty easy. Too much drama over this. >:oP
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273886)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on August 9th, 2011 @ 4:51pm CDT
I bought one from TRU.. Was not really happy with it and sold it to a fellow Louisiana collector..
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1273989)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 9th, 2011 @ 9:34pm CDT
tattood-transformer wrote:can someone kindly post the UPC code on the bottom of the Package so I can go to my local TRU and see if they will be getting any? THANKS!


5356961165
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274027)
Posted by 3.8TransAM on August 9th, 2011 @ 10:57pm CDT
Again, what the hell is anyone worried about?

Until very recently people were still finding MP Grimlocks in TRU stores.

Rodimus is following the same pattern as Grimlock as well.

SDDC overstock sold out on HTS, first small shipments sold out at TRU online and stores.

Listing disappeared, etc,etc,etc......

All this happened with Grimlock too and eventually they ended up sitting around and more even appeared near Christmas time before slowly fading away.

So don't be dumb and overpay for something u will eventually see in the store(unless u arent near a TRU obviously)

People's memories can't be that short can they?
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274165)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 10th, 2011 @ 7:30am CDT
3.8TransAM wrote:Again, what the hell is anyone worried about?

Until very recently people were still finding MP Grimlocks in TRU stores.

Rodimus is following the same pattern as Grimlock as well.

SDDC overstock sold out on HTS, first small shipments sold out at TRU online and stores.

Listing disappeared, etc,etc,etc......

All this happened with Grimlock too and eventually they ended up sitting around and more even appeared near Christmas time before slowly fading away.

So don't be dumb and overpay for something u will eventually see in the store(unless u arent near a TRU obviously)

People's memories can't be that short can they?


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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274195)
Posted by SN95 Cobra R on August 10th, 2011 @ 8:52am CDT
Today is the day my local TRU gets theirs. I'm only up in arms because they said they only have 3 and I want to use the 20% off coupon. They open at 10. I'm off work at 3. Prolly will miss them all.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274198)
Posted by Stockade on August 10th, 2011 @ 9:01am CDT
Can anyone who bought MP Roddy tell me how his quality is compared to MP Grimlock or another MP figure? Trying to make a decision to buy or pass on this guy.
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Posted by SN95 Cobra R on August 10th, 2011 @ 9:54am CDT
I ended up getting lucky. I got to run an errand and went by the store. No place on the shelves were made and didn't see any. I was gonna leave and decided to ask. They were keeping them behind the counter because of so few in thier hands. I had an accomplished feeling when the lady said "Tom, all Masterpiece Rodimus' are gone". With the 20% coupon it was $51 and change.

His face plastic looks kinda cheap (think raw gray instead of painted) but I haven't opened him yet. It's a compact package too. No waste.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274260)
Posted by ZenPrime on August 10th, 2011 @ 11:33am CDT
SN95 Cobra R wrote:I ended up getting lucky. I got to run an errand and went by the store. No place on the shelves were made and didn't see any. I was gonna leave and decided to ask. They were keeping them behind the counter because of so few in thier hands. I had an accomplished feeling when the lady said "Tom, all Masterpiece Rodimus' are gone". With the 20% coupon it was $51 and change.

His face plastic looks kinda cheap (think raw gray instead of painted) but I haven't opened him yet. It's a compact package too. No waste.


I used the 20% off coupon as well and it came to $57.34. I wonder why it's not the same price across all TRU stores, isn't it all listed in the same system? or are the managers allow to set prices for individual stores?
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274263)
Posted by SN95 Cobra R on August 10th, 2011 @ 11:50am CDT
I noticed the deluxe price was down to 11.99 and not 13.99. Do you happen to know what price yours were at?
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Posted by ZenPrime on August 10th, 2011 @ 11:56am CDT
SN95 Cobra R wrote:I noticed the deluxe price was down to 11.99 and not 13.99. Do you happen to know what price yours were at?


This TRU is on Long Island NY, I think the movie deluxe are at $11.99 but the Universe and Animated deluxe are listed at $13.99.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274387)
Posted by tattood-transformer on August 10th, 2011 @ 3:52pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
tattood-transformer wrote:can someone kindly post the UPC code on the bottom of the Package so I can go to my local TRU and see if they will be getting any? THANKS!


5356961165



You are a true gentleman! Thank you Sir!
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274394)
Posted by SN95 Cobra R on August 10th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CDT
Price on mine was 59.99 - 12.00 from coupon plus 3 tax.

I also notice his matrix is much larger than Ive seen in reviews. I guess they used primes. It opens like his does. This may already have been mentioned but I never read about it.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274408)
Posted by Andrius on August 10th, 2011 @ 4:28pm CDT
ZenPrime wrote:
I used the 20% off coupon as well and it came to $57.34. I wonder why it's not the same price across all TRU stores, isn't it all listed in the same system? or are the managers allow to set prices for individual stores?


Well, Times Square is always about 25% more expensive than anywhere else. I think most of New York is a bit higher than the average, so there is probably some latitude from store to store.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274412)
Posted by User897 on August 10th, 2011 @ 4:35pm CDT
SN95 Cobra R wrote:I also notice his matrix is much larger than Ive seen in reviews. I guess they used primes. It opens like his does. This may already have been mentioned but I never read about it.


He actually comes with two. The large one is indeed the Optimus Prime version, and the smaller one is the one that fits within Rodimus Prime.
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274452)
Posted by NTESHFT on August 10th, 2011 @ 7:06pm CDT
Got mine in today. Love the way Offshoot turned out. Does anyone know exactly where to place the arm stickers? Pics would help.Thanks....
Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail (1274547)
Posted by Starwave Prime on August 11th, 2011 @ 1:04am CDT
Walked into my TRU and the shelf space for MP Rod was empty, an employee was nearby so I figured it was worth a shot, asked and he knew right away which one I was looking for, said alot of people had been calling about them, he went to check the back and returned empty handed about ten minutes later, said he was gonna check one more place, i followed him back to what looked like a storage closet and guess what, one MP Roddy sitting on the shelf near the top! I haven't opened him up, the guy also said they were getting more on Friday and asked me not to tell anyone, but it sounds like there will be more, don't give up!

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