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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 11:54AM CDT

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Good news for those patiently awaiting the release of Hasbro's Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker. Seibertron member That Bot spotted the figure's shelf tag at a Toys"R"Us location in Buford, GA. The figure is scheduled to release in October, but this is a good indication the figure's release is imminent.

Click here to check out our images of the figure from SDCC 2012.

Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon

Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon
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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411393)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 19th, 2012 @ 12:11pm CDT
Knew they would raise the price, so what is it this time the stand justifies the extra $10? Im happy with skywarp so this is an easy pass for me.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411399)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on August 19th, 2012 @ 12:37pm CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Knew they would raise the price, so what is it this time the stand justifies the extra $10? Im happy with skywarp so this is an easy pass for me.
lol there raising prices everywhere but i would pay 70$ for thundercracker especially since starscream was 80 when i got him from walmart.

To bad thundercracker isnt a walmart exclusive cause i dont like toyrus's policy on employees buying products.

I think he may possibly get released late september. And optimus prime is gonna be released for november or december for christmas
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411406)
Posted by WolfDawg on August 19th, 2012 @ 1:14pm CDT
This is good news but umm... Where the hell is PRIME?!
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411410)
Posted by amtm on August 19th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CDT
Nice. Except the price rise. They always do that. It's the "Toys R Us premium." The whole masterpiece Grimlock fiasco was the worst example. Kind of amazes me that they can stay in business considering most of what they sell is available elsewhere for cheaper. Only times I shop are for the occasional exclusive like this or when they have a big clearance sale like 3 for 1, or 50% or 75% off. I picked up some things on sales like that for really cheap there a few years ago, but haven't seen any really good ones since probably 2010.

I am skeptical that the new mold is improved enough to justify $40 more than Skywarp ($30 clearance sale at Walmart), but we'll see.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411421)
Posted by vectorA3 on August 19th, 2012 @ 1:51pm CDT
Good work That Bot!!!

Gettin this no matter what - & hopefully don't have to pay > $69. Hopefully there is some kind of coupon out at the time i find him. Now where's that Prime?!?!?!?!
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411426)
Posted by That Bot on August 19th, 2012 @ 2:08pm CDT
I'm curious about that sticker on the tag. A few other products on the shelf had them as well, which were in stock.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411433)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 19th, 2012 @ 2:49pm CDT
Did we ever get a reason why we are getting Thundercracker before Starscream?
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411444)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on August 19th, 2012 @ 3:14pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Did we ever get a reason why we are getting Thundercracker before Starscream?


Maybe Starscream will be Takara exclusive while Thundercracker will be Hasbro exclusive? Well that's just my assumption xP.

Will pass on this since I already have Starscream but gotta say he looks great.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411474)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on August 19th, 2012 @ 4:41pm CDT
I hope this is available in the online store as well.
My TRU is a pain to get to and I can't justify making the trek if there's no guarantee of stock.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411476)
Posted by That Bot on August 19th, 2012 @ 5:03pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Did we ever get a reason why we are getting Thundercracker before Starscream?

Because we got a Starscream out of the original mold back in 2008 or so. That's our MP Starscream, according to Hasbro.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411479)
Posted by Blasphemous Prime on August 19th, 2012 @ 5:11pm CDT
I'll buy it on ebay when it's a more reasonable price.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411488)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 19th, 2012 @ 5:59pm CDT
The last time I bought this character at a Toys "R" Us, it was the Generations version. He had a blotch of paint in one spot, and one of the arm joints was pretty loose. And this was right off the card and out of the plastic. :BOOM:

So even if I wanted this, as I originally wanted a loose piece to stand guard with my MISB pieces (which I seriously need categorize before sending off to AFA)... This experience (and what I have read on the production practices used to make their stuff) has me think I should pass. Even though it does look nice. Even if my small collection is 70% Cybertron and 10% Autobot. Gah! Decisions! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411497)
Posted by Rated X on August 19th, 2012 @ 6:45pm CDT
Megatronsdemise666 wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:Knew they would raise the price, so what is it this time the stand justifies the extra $10? Im happy with skywarp so this is an easy pass for me.
lol there raising prices everywhere but i would pay 70$ for thundercracker especially since starscream was 80 when i got him from walmart.

To bad thundercracker isnt a walmart exclusive cause i dont like toyrus's policy on employees buying products.

I think he may possibly get released late september. And optimus prime is gonna be released for november or december for christmas


In street clothes paying cash at a different location, how would they know youre an employee ? Or give a friend the cash and text him what shelf you stash it before some kid finds it...
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411505)
Posted by LiKwid on August 19th, 2012 @ 7:12pm CDT
Slowly but surely ..Im getting priced out of this hobby.. :-(
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411511)
Posted by jspags15 on August 19th, 2012 @ 7:55pm CDT
Is this just a large version of the Classics Starscream?
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411513)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 19th, 2012 @ 8:05pm CDT
jspags15 wrote:Is this just a large version of the Classics Starscream?


No, it's quite a bit more detailed, intricate and articulated.

But $70 seems a little high. I really hope they don't jack it up even higher for the Canadian release.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411533)
Posted by Baha08 on August 19th, 2012 @ 8:57pm CDT
Is this even going to be the same size? I know it's a new moldish for Thundercracker but if the size is smaller I'm so not sure if I want it displayed with the others.Hell if so I hope Starscream gets released cause mine is already sort of broken from the hinges :C

Skywarp is still in good shape.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411537)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 19th, 2012 @ 9:14pm CDT
Baha08 wrote:Is this even going to be the same size? I know it's a new moldish for Thundercracker but if the size is smaller I'm so not sure if I want it displayed with the others.Hell if so I hope Starscream gets released cause mine is already sort of broken from the hinges :C

Skywarp is still in good shape.


Here is a side by side with the original MP Seeker mold. They are the same size.

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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411541)
Posted by worldsgreatest on August 19th, 2012 @ 9:51pm CDT
Hm. Rodimus was $69.99 at all of the TRUs around me, so that isn't a price increase in my area at least. Grimlock was $79.99.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411542)
Posted by Baha08 on August 19th, 2012 @ 9:53pm CDT
Ohh good thanks for the comparison. Still the seeker line seems to really be everywhere. I'm pretty sure SS was roughly 60-70, Skywarp was 6, now we up to 70 again. I can't remember I think I bought Rodimus somehow at 60 and it jumped up in price though I could be mistaken.

I never got Grimlock :C
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411543)
Posted by worldsgreatest on August 19th, 2012 @ 9:53pm CDT
That Bot wrote:I'm curious about that sticker on the tag. A few other products on the shelf had them as well, which were in stock.


It just marks the date of the store reset.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411544)
Posted by worldsgreatest on August 19th, 2012 @ 10:02pm CDT
Baha08 wrote:Ohh good thanks for the comparison. Still the seeker line seems to really be everywhere. I'm pretty sure SS was roughly 60-70, Skywarp was 6, now we up to 70 again. I can't remember I think I bought Rodimus somehow at 60 and it jumped up in price though I could be mistaken.

I never got Grimlock :C



Yeah, I think on the Twincast the guys said that TRU reserves the right to increase and decrease prices on items based on the area certain stores are located. For instance I live close to DC so of course my stores would be more. I think anyway.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411580)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 20th, 2012 @ 1:41am CDT
LiKwid wrote:Slowly but surely ..Im getting priced out of this hobby.. :-(

Really? I was told that if you are looking for certain figures, need help trying to find a figure within a set price, and so on... You may have a great chance of getting help here. :BOT: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411584)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on August 20th, 2012 @ 2:02am CDT
Guess what's going to cost $144 US where I live again...

Hasbro prices in Asia are just getting ridiculous, Since I paid $137 for my Takara MP-11. :-(
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411599)
Posted by Anonymous on August 20th, 2012 @ 4:08am CDT
Own all previous seeker molds.
Pass.
Don't need a new TC mold.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411601)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 20th, 2012 @ 4:17am CDT
I can't afford MPs anyway. Cheap-ass alert.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411608)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 20th, 2012 @ 5:29am CDT
PrimeStriker wrote:I can't afford MPs anyway. Cheap-ass alert.

I prefer the term "financially selective" myself, as it says that my budget is nobody's business. :lol:

And it also why I have to be extremely selective on what I purchase, too. :lol:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411609)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 20th, 2012 @ 5:46am CDT
Seeing as how they cancelled this in the UK and I will be in the US in December I will pick one up! Gonna need a large suitcase.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411651)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on August 20th, 2012 @ 10:19am CDT
Not really understanding all the complaining about the price for this. $70 for a MASTERPIECE mold that was very recently released by Takara for almost double the cost. Not to mention we finally get a Hasbro MP Thundercracker...using the new superior mold no less!

This is a awesome deal, and I am grateful for it!

Good luck trying to find these on clearance guys.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411779)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 20th, 2012 @ 2:51pm CDT
I'm gonna try and get this guy since I don't have a Thundercracker but MP Prime is a top priority. I do hope we get a proper release of the new Starscream at some point with cape and crown.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411844)
Posted by NTESHFT on August 20th, 2012 @ 5:46pm CDT
Fistful of Energon wrote:Not really understanding all the complaining about the price for this. $70 for a MASTERPIECE mold that was very recently released by Takara for almost double the cost. Not to mention we finally get a Hasbro MP Thundercracker...using the new superior mold no less!

This is a awesome deal, and I am grateful for it!

Good luck trying to find these on clearance guys.


I 100% agree on this. The price is affordable, in my opinion, for an MP new version of the seekers. I've been waiting for this one for a while now. Can't wait to get it. I'll bet it will sell quick too. Seems the more complaints that come with new figs, the quicker it goes.....


And thanks to Lost Cybertronian for for the comparison pic.....Now I can breathe a sigh of relief........
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1411917)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 20th, 2012 @ 8:56pm CDT
headsortails wrote:
Fistful of Energon wrote:Not really understanding all the complaining about the price for this. $70 for a MASTERPIECE mold that was very recently released by Takara for almost double the cost. Not to mention we finally get a Hasbro MP Thundercracker...using the new superior mold no less!

This is a awesome deal, and I am grateful for it!

Good luck trying to find these on clearance guys.


I 100% agree on this. The price is affordable, in my opinion, for an MP new version of the seekers. I've been waiting for this one for a while now. Can't wait to get it. I'll bet it will sell quick too. Seems the more complaints that come with new figs, the quicker it goes.....


And thanks to Lost Cybertronian for for the comparison pic.....Now I can breathe a sigh of relief........

I agree on behalf of those who either buy Hasbro only or not brand specific. And I wish that the complainers soon realize that the increase of price may mean an increase of production quality... As these items are produced in one of their Asian production factories.

As for the pricing of the Takara Tomy MPs, I have to say that the production quality and packaging is better. And adding import costs, as well as the Yen to Dollar aspect, a more hardcore collector is getting his monies worth with their line. :ic$:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412174)
Posted by vectorA3 on August 21st, 2012 @ 10:19pm CDT
This is never goin on clearance at TRU man. Geoffrey would rather stick his neck in a woodchipper than clearance MP TFs. So few will ship, I highly doubt there'll be a store with a glut, that doesn't get raided by db scalpers.

I'm not complaining on the price, esp. since Rodimus was $70. The one that pissed me off was the SDCC excl. FOC Bruticus at $100. If it were $75 I might have jumped, but 100? Horse*&%$. It's probably a moot point since the Hasbro line was the worst I've ever seen in 7 yrs. I knew people who waited 3+ hrs. for just the ticket to get in the line, who didn't get in. By the time people got in, days later, everything was sold out. All bitterness in this post justified? Absolutely.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412213)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 1:38am CDT
vectorA3 wrote:This is never goin on clearance at TRU man. Geoffrey would rather stick his neck in a woodchipper than clearance MP TFs. So few will ship, I highly doubt there'll be a store with a glut, that doesn't get raided by db scalpers.

I'm not complaining on the price, esp. since Rodimus was $70. The one that pissed me off was the SDCC excl. FOC Bruticus at $100. If it were $75 I might have jumped, but 100? Horse*&%$. It's probably a moot point since the Hasbro line was the worst I've ever seen in 7 yrs. I knew people who waited 3+ hrs. for just the ticket to get in the line, who didn't get in. By the time people got in, days later, everything was sold out. All bitterness in this post justified? Absolutely.

Seriously. How is the ranting of a person who hates something that he cannot control "justified"? :BANG_HEAD:

I mean... Should I bitch about people like you with the same level of regard you gave these two companies and call it just that? How about the fact that I might be spending the same amount of money to have my collection graded, as it cost me to get it in the first place? Should I hate AFA for their increase just because I'd like to pay less?

Point is that these items do go down in price if they do not sell well. My Toys"R"Us, when I liked going there, has numerous MPs and Commemorative sets go on clearance. And the SDCC exclusive? You do understand that they pay to be there and it is not cheap, right? So those who paid that $100 paid $15 per figure, plus another $5 per figure just for the exclusiveness of the item.

So yeah... Where is the "justification" when getting angry will just stress you out, as well as sour the enjoyment of doing this kind of collecting? Because if you do not like the needed increase or price, then what does that say about your collection in the future? You need to think about that.

Because for me, I finally found something worth collecting. And while I do not like the prices I pay, as well as the fees tied to AFA, I do it because the only "justice" is either having the reason to pay said "premium" or not and enjoy what I have. And this is after 15+ years of trying to find my "collecting groove." :BOT:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412232)
Posted by vectorA3 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 3:15am CDT
Besides the price and the likelihood of finding exclusives on clearance -the bulk of that bitterness was toward how poorly Hasbro handled their line. They had the most demand that they've ever had & as I'd said, the people waited in line 3-4 hrs. for the "time to go" tickets and STILL did not get in.
It's your choice to get your figures graded - even at a premium. Just as I passed on the BS "premium" price of the SDCC FOC Bruticus.
Lastly -please show me the TRU where MP Grimlock and or Rodimus went on clearance. What did they cost? Need to see that to believe it. The other big box retailers clearance much more frequently than TRU - so the frustration/bitterness is toward TRU for not following suit. Example: SW EPIII figures being clearanced finally after 2 yrs.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412249)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 4:43am CDT
vectorA3 wrote:Besides the price and the likelihood of finding exclusives on clearance -the bulk of that bitterness was toward how poorly Hasbro handled their line. They had the most demand that they've ever had & as I'd said, the people waited in line 3-4 hrs. for the "time to go" tickets and STILL did not get in.
It's your choice to get your figures graded - even at a premium. Just as I passed on the BS "premium" price of the SDCC FOC Bruticus.
Lastly -please show me the TRU where MP Grimlock and or Rodimus went on clearance. What did they cost? Need to see that to believe it. The other big box retailers clearance much more frequently than TRU - so the frustration/bitterness is toward TRU for not following suit. Example: SW EPIII figures being clearanced finally after 2 yrs.


Let me simplify this: I have no love for either company. Nor do I have love for SDCC. Especially since Anime Expo in 2007 was better organized and cheaper than SDCC. So when it comes to me, lets say I am completely neutral on the subject.

So with SDCC version, its price is based on the following elements: The regular price + the additional cost to cover their SDCC booth costs. And with SDCC, I have read that their booth spaces are overpriced for what they are. So since they want to be there, they need to cover that and still make money.

Then again... Your complaint is part of the many issues tied to SDCC, and not just Hasbro. Plus, I heard other stories that make that issue sound mild. :shock:

As for Toys"R"Us, I used to work at the one closest to me. And from what I was told, your beef is not their fault. Blame their higher ups. But, then again, I stopped buying TFs because the last two I bought had the same QC issues, and both were different lines. That, and I find these stores to be uninspiring and make shopping online a better option. :P

But with the attitude towards the price and company, let me say that it is a poor move to obsess, much less get angry over such things. If the price is greater than your need, move on and allow somebody who feels differently buy it. You are the potential buyer, not a owner of the company. And when it comes to the things you collect, it should be about why you want it... Not why you skipped something you did not want because of its price.

In other words - Skip the talks of how they price their stuff, and enjoy what you do have. If you disagree with the price, then do not buy it. Just say that the price did not justify your need, and allow others to do business with them. And I say this because you are souring your time hating something you know nothing about, opposed to just using that time planning and creating a collection that says "This is me. This is what I like." 8)

And if you cannot do that because Hasbro had a justifiable reason you do not know, then you might as well try to find something that will support your emotional and physical health... As they say that nothing is worth bitching about. :-?
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412254)
Posted by NTESHFT on August 22nd, 2012 @ 5:38am CDT
vectorA3 wrote:Besides the price and the likelihood of finding exclusives on clearance -the bulk of that bitterness was toward how poorly Hasbro handled their line. They had the most demand that they've ever had & as I'd said, the people waited in line 3-4 hrs. for the "time to go" tickets and STILL did not get in.
It's your choice to get your figures graded - even at a premium. Just as I passed on the BS "premium" price of the SDCC FOC Bruticus.
Lastly -please show me the TRU where MP Grimlock and or Rodimus went on clearance. What did they cost? Need to see that to believe it. The other big box retailers clearance much more frequently than TRU - so the frustration/bitterness is toward TRU for not following suit. Example: SW EPIII figures being clearanced finally after 2 yrs.



Hasbro still did that "ticket" thing for their exclusives at SDCC? In 2007 at the Con, they set it up to where you had to find their people standing in various places with a box of tickets. You had to have one to get the exclusives, but they would not tell you where they would be standing.........just give a "round about" time in which they would start handing them out. It was chaotic. I got mine by picking up some off the floor.......it was like a piranha frenzy when someone all of the sudden yelled "get your Hasbro tickets here. I was able to grab a bunch and hand to those who weren't able to get any.....
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412255)
Posted by PrymeStriker on August 22nd, 2012 @ 6:01am CDT
headsortails wrote:
vectorA3 wrote:Besides the price and the likelihood of finding exclusives on clearance -the bulk of that bitterness was toward how poorly Hasbro handled their line. They had the most demand that they've ever had & as I'd said, the people waited in line 3-4 hrs. for the "time to go" tickets and STILL did not get in.
It's your choice to get your figures graded - even at a premium. Just as I passed on the BS "premium" price of the SDCC FOC Bruticus.
Lastly -please show me the TRU where MP Grimlock and or Rodimus went on clearance. What did they cost? Need to see that to believe it. The other big box retailers clearance much more frequently than TRU - so the frustration/bitterness is toward TRU for not following suit. Example: SW EPIII figures being clearanced finally after 2 yrs.



Hasbro still did that "ticket" thing for their exclusives at SDCC? In 2007 at the Con, they set it up to where you had to find their people standing in various places with a box of tickets. You had to have one to get the exclusives, but they would not tell you where they would be standing.........just give a "round about" time in which they would start handing them out. It was chaotic. I got mine by picking up some off the floor.......it was like a piranha frenzy when someone all of the sudden yelled "get your Hasbro tickets here. I was able to grab a bunch and hand to those who weren't able to get any.....

Wow, an Easter Egg hunt? That sounded like fun. :(
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412263)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on August 22nd, 2012 @ 7:05am CDT
If it means anything, yes, MP Rodimus did go on clearance in Asia. It's still at the major TRUs up to this date. It's now $64US, orgi. $144US. Got mine while it was $80, and I should not have. Arms broke off. The horror. :sad:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412408)
Posted by alternator77 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 2:21pm CDT
has anyone seen the ebay listings for mp tc seriously
be grateful youre getting a domestic release because otherwise youd get cleaned out for the takara version. and to think i got him at a flea market for 85 sheesh >:oP
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1412448)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 22nd, 2012 @ 3:59pm CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:If it means anything, yes, MP Rodimus did go on clearance in Asia. It's still at the major TRUs up to this date. It's now $64US, orgi. $144US. Got mine while it was $80, and I should not have. Arms broke off. The horror. :sad:


I feel for you. :-( I cannot tell you how heart-breaking it is to buy something you really want, and either have the box be damaged, figure break, or even find out that it either has a missing piece... Or a double of one piece. As I think you know how it feels. :-(

alternator77 wrote:has anyone seen the ebay listings for mp tc seriously
be grateful youre getting a domestic release because otherwise youd get cleaned out for the takara version. and to think i got him at a flea market for 85 sheesh >:oP


Agreed. Because despite the number of reasons a Takara/Takara Tomy MISB versions of the Masterpiece line is so much more collectible... When it comes eBay, sellers tend to jack the price on virtually anything that is highly collectible. And a good example includes the C-108 Artfire that I assume is still for sale there. :P

Besides, that is a very nice price you have gotten him for. :D The luckiest I had gotten was with the MISB "Welcome to Transformers 2010" Predaking, which I had gotten for $170. :grin:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413110)
Posted by El Duque on August 24th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CDT
Hasbro's Toys"R"Us exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker has been released! Seibertron.com member formula93 dropped by to let us know he purchased the highly anticipated figure from a Kansas Toys"R"Us location. Happy hunting!

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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413117)
Posted by XDMan on August 24th, 2012 @ 4:00pm CDT
At last he is finally here! Let the search begin!

But something may be suspicious but yet confusing. If TC has no Coronation accessories, then why is he a redeco of the retooled SS (MP-11)? Looks like Hasbro forgot to not yet expose their version of MP-11, just like how they forgot to make their Skywarp was supposed to have red optics instead of yellow. :CON:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413137)
Posted by St. Even on August 24th, 2012 @ 4:49pm CDT
Does anyone have a vague idea when Prime is expected to be released???


The last I saw indicated Thundercracker was due out September-October with Prime to follow in November-December. If Thundercracker moved up will Prime do the same?
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413145)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 24th, 2012 @ 5:13pm CDT
St. Even wrote:Does anyone have a vague idea when Prime is expected to be released???


The last I saw indicated Thundercracker was due out September-October with Prime to follow in November-December. If Thundercracker moved up will Prime do the same?



:PRAY: Please make it so! :VEHI:
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413148)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 24th, 2012 @ 5:30pm CDT
St. Even wrote:Does anyone have a vague idea when Prime is expected to be released???


The last I saw indicated Thundercracker was due out September-October with Prime to follow in November-December. If Thundercracker moved up will Prime do the same?


I thought Prime was supposed to come out first and I heard late August.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413156)
Posted by xyl360 on August 24th, 2012 @ 5:51pm CDT
BBTS doesn't have him up yet, hopefully they will soon. I don't wanna miss this one.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413178)
Posted by That Bot on August 24th, 2012 @ 6:53pm CDT
XDMan wrote:At last he is finally here! Let the search begin!

But something may be suspicious but yet confusing. If TC has no Coronation accessories, then why is he a redeco of the retooled SS (MP-11)?

Because it's a better tooling of the mold, period.
Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413183)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 24th, 2012 @ 7:17pm CDT
And once again, Qu├ębec is screwed.

Bah, I already have the first model of Starscream twice so it's not like I need this in my life.

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Re: Toys"R"Us Exclusive Masterpiece Thundercracker Coming Soon (1413188)
Posted by triKlops on August 24th, 2012 @ 7:26pm CDT
cool, the hunt begins!!

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