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Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Transformers News: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK

Sunday, December 30th, 2012 12:27PM CST

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We have some potentially great news for our UK viewers, a listing on AmazonUK has popped up for Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime. No image at the moment, but based on the description it's almost certainly MP-10. The figure is priced at the amazingly low £34.99 and scheduled to ship in 4 to 5 weeks. It seems too good to be true, so order at your own risk. The link and description can be found below along with an image of the figure from our BotCon 2012 coverage.

Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Product Features
Trailer converts to battle station
Matrix of Leadership fits in chest
Energon axe snaps on
Trailer has storage areas for Ion Cannon and Energon axe
Ages 5 and up


Product Description
For millions of years, noble Optimus Prime has led the Autobots in their war against the tyranny of Megatron and his evil Decepticons. His unwavering courage in the face of centuries of desperate battle is an inspiration to his comrades. He is an unstoppable warrior and a flawless leader, pushing ahead through the darkest times in the history of Cyberton and remaining unbowed, unbroken, and always committed to victory.

Box Contains
1 x OptimusS Prime figure
1 x Autobot Roller
1 x Spike Witwicky mini-figure
1 x Energon
1 x Instructions


Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK
Credit(s): AmazonUK
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Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450366)
Posted by robotmel on December 30th, 2012 @ 12:36pm CST
:grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

Holy flippin' moly this AWESOME news! :APPLAUSE:

Roll on pay day and this is definately getting ordered, and for such a cheap price too, this has got to kill all the scalpers on Ebay surely!

Woop, woop!!! :D
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450370)
Posted by frogbat on December 30th, 2012 @ 12:51pm CST
i just placed my order - hopefully your surmise turns out to be correct. I was never gonna get this one cos i already have mp-01, but since i have no trailer and this one has that incredible price (surely some mistake!) just did a quick check on ebay and japanese imports are price at about £170!

I think I'll be all OP'ed out... well besides voyager classics and the original g1 :D
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450371)
Posted by alldarker on December 30th, 2012 @ 12:54pm CST
Superb! Thanks for the tip, and... ordered!
Now hoping Amazon can actually come through with these orders!

By the way, this offer is also available to people in other countries in Europe (including the free shipping!) so it's not just good news for UK based TF-fans!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450372)
Posted by frogbat on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:00pm CST
yeah i didn't qualify for free shippin but it was a resonable £7 or thereabouts now if only they'd manage to get sideswipe...
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450373)
Posted by Arie on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:06pm CST
I purchased the original MP-10 a few days ago and I am waiting for it to be delivered. I prefer the colours of MP-10 over the TRU release, but for this price... 8-}
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450374)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:06pm CST
And yet I can't find it anywhere, online and at my local Toys "R" Us. :-(
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450375)
Posted by alldarker on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:10pm CST
frogbat wrote:yeah i didn't qualify for free shippin but it was a resonable £7 or thereabouts now if only they'd manage to get sideswipe...

The default shipping option (to the Netherlands) does indeed cost the £7 you mention. However, you should choose the super-saver shipping, which is free (orders over £25 qualify). If I were you, I'd place another order and cancel your first one.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450380)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:26pm CST
Whilst I have placed an order, this has *got* to be a mistake. The original MP Prime was £60 here and this retails for $130 stateside, given Hasbros £1=$1 exchange rate, I'd wager that somebody has missed a "1" off the front of that price.

Still, got to be in it to win it and I would LOVE to be proved wrong...
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450381)
Posted by craggy on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:44pm CST
thanks for the info. ordered it now.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450382)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:48pm CST
i just ordered total is 34.19 EUROS which turns out to be $45 bucks shipped? This has got to be a mistake? Also i live in the US and it only cost 5 EURO to ship to NYC? I never thought you can order from Amazon from another country. but order is placed. whats also weird is that list price was 34.99 euros and when i checked out it was only 29 euros and 5 Euros shipping. this all seems too good to be true. I have a feeling there will be cancel orders.. =/
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450384)
Posted by DPrime on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:50pm CST
Does Amazon uk ship to the US?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450386)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:51pm CST
I just placed an order from NYC. went though so I I'm going to say yes?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450387)
Posted by DPrime on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:55pm CST
My order went through also.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450388)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:58pm CST
I have a feeling our orders will be canceled. the price is just way to cheap.. something has to be wrong. But its worth the risk. I'll keep this updated if they decide to cancel my order.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450389)
Posted by r3devi7 on December 30th, 2012 @ 1:59pm CST
Just ordered one, awesome if it goes through!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450398)
Posted by Maximus Prime on December 30th, 2012 @ 2:56pm CST
Amazon.co.uk Product Description does include this: Model Number A0782, which is the number on the front of the box, under the Ages 5+ label, so maybe, just maybe.....
I'm thinking there's definitely a price adjustment or shipping adjustment coming, but just in case I ordered mine today, as well.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450401)
Posted by Ravage XK on December 30th, 2012 @ 2:59pm CST
Ordered!

To think I was annoyed that I couldn't get one in the US a couple of weeks back and now this, Has to be a mistake but if its not or they honour the price for pre orders then Woo Hoo!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450404)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on December 30th, 2012 @ 3:32pm CST
DPrime wrote:Does Amazon uk ship to the US?
I order books from Amazon.co.uk all the time.

I'm hoping these aren't cancelled. $55.15 shipped (at current exchange rates) is the best price ever, especially since finding these stateside or online is nigh impossible.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450405)
Posted by megatronus on December 30th, 2012 @ 3:33pm CST
I ordered one, and the funniest thing happened:

First, I was pleased they didn't reject my shipping to NYC.

Second, the price went down to 29.16 + 4.95 packaging.

My order total = 34.11 pounds!!!

Amazing!!!

:BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450406)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on December 30th, 2012 @ 3:34pm CST
megatronus wrote:I ordered one, and the funniest thing happened:

First, I was pleased they didn't reject my shipping to NYC.

Second, the price went down to 29.16 + 4.95 packaging.

My order total = 34.11 pounds!!!

Amazing!!!

:BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

Yep, that's what's mine was also, to Portland OR :grin:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450407)
Posted by megatronus on December 30th, 2012 @ 3:40pm CST
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:
megatronus wrote:I ordered one, and the funniest thing happened:

First, I was pleased they didn't reject my shipping to NYC.

Second, the price went down to 29.16 + 4.95 packaging.

My order total = 34.11 pounds!!!

Amazing!!!

:BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:

Yep, that's what's mine was also, to Portland OR :grin:


It's flipping amazing - that's $55 for an MP with all the bells and whistles.

I decided to put in an order for 2 - it's basically 2 for the price of 1 in US dollars. So happy... So... happy...
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450408)
Posted by frogbat on December 30th, 2012 @ 3:43pm CST
alldarker wrote:
frogbat wrote:yeah i didn't qualify for free shippin but it was a resonable £7 or thereabouts now if only they'd manage to get sideswipe...

The default shipping option (to the Netherlands) does indeed cost the £7 you mention. However, you should choose the super-saver shipping, which is free (orders over £25 qualify). If I were you, I'd place another order and cancel your first one.



unfortunately the super saver isn't available in all eu countries : (

and for the american shoppers - the price went down when you placed the order probably due to the VAT being removed i guess
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450411)
Posted by Cyberpath on December 30th, 2012 @ 4:07pm CST
The timing is lousy. I finally bought one from eBay a few weeks ago, (still waiting for him to arrive.)
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450412)
Posted by neliz on December 30th, 2012 @ 4:10pm CST
alldarker wrote:
frogbat wrote:yeah i didn't qualify for free shippin but it was a resonable £7 or thereabouts now if only they'd manage to get sideswipe...

The default shipping option (to the Netherlands) does indeed cost the £7 you mention. However, you should choose the super-saver shipping, which is free (orders over £25 qualify). If I were you, I'd place another order and cancel your first one.


I just ordered and my shipping cost (to the Netherlands) was 5 pound...

You can also edit your shipping options in your order screen (just select change after shipping method in your order summary!

wow.. updated my order and shipping estimate went from jan 31st to feb 31st.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450414)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on December 30th, 2012 @ 4:35pm CST
this has GOT to be a mistake. I had no intention of owning this, but at that price? ordered. someones getting sacked in the morning...
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450415)
Posted by Flux Convoy on December 30th, 2012 @ 4:48pm CST
I ordered a couple delivered to the states and the total was just over $105. IF this is legit, man, steal of a deal.
:BOT:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450418)
Posted by DPrime on December 30th, 2012 @ 5:07pm CST
If this is legit this will be my third mp tru prime. I paid $200 for the import, $99 for the tru preorder, and now $46 for this one. I think I might have recouped some of my money from the import if this goes through.
I'm not a scalper either, I am a crazy collector who buys 3 of everything, 2 to open and display in both modes and 1boxed to store away in my attic or what I call my time capsule. :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450421)
Posted by southpawdragon on December 30th, 2012 @ 5:24pm CST
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/custome ... eId=524836

when do you think they would start charging our credit card. or cancel the order if its turns out its a mistake on their part.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450423)
Posted by DrRX8 on December 30th, 2012 @ 5:34pm CST
Very great price! I ordered 2 and I hope it goes through. Can't wait to finally get my hands on this bad boy!!!!!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450425)
Posted by southpawdragon on December 30th, 2012 @ 5:44pm CST
how come theres no picture. and what if its a scam and its not actually mp-10 from hasbro since the seller is not hasbro or takara. can we ship it back to amazon. uk
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450426)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on December 30th, 2012 @ 5:56pm CST
southpawdragon wrote:how come theres no picture. and what if its a scam and its not actually mp-10 from hasbro since the seller is not hasbro or takara. can we ship it back to amazon. uk

it looks like amazon themselves are selling it, so I wouldnt worry.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450429)
Posted by DPrime on December 30th, 2012 @ 6:06pm CST
What's up with the batteries included???? The two that I have don't say anything about batteries.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450431)
Posted by Shadowdodger on December 30th, 2012 @ 6:12pm CST
I took the risk and ordered one too. $34.11 shipped to MA. I can wait until mid-February for a deal like that.


EDIT: I went back and looked at my order again and noticed it's 34.11 GBP. So I used a currency converter and it should come out to just over $55 US. That's still a lot better than buying it stateside - if you can find one.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450432)
Posted by southpawdragon on December 30th, 2012 @ 6:13pm CST
Well being paranoid I contacted amazon uk through chat

mark:wondering if this item is sold by amazon or third party5:33:05 AM
CSA:Hello, My name is Ravi.5:33:08 AM
Let me see as to how best I can help you with this issue. 5:33:14 AM
Please help me with the product link you're referring to.5:33:29 AM
mark:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Masterpiece-Optimus-Prime-A0782/dp/B00AJJ6H0E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356882266&sr=8-15:33:34
AM
CSA:I see that the item is currently not in stock with us. 5:34:05 AM
CSA:However, it is being sold by Amazon.co.uk
. 5:34:30 AM
mark:so its being sold by amazon not third party then5:34:45 AM
right?5:34:48 AM
CSA:Yes, it is being sold by Amazon.co.uk.5:35:22 AM
mark:a friend of mine was able to order it and he's from the states. if it doesnt stop me ordering it and im from canada. does this mean its shippable to me5:36:00 AM
CSA:Yes, if the order is placed successfully, it means that it will be delivered to you.5:36:26 AM
mark:thank you for your time then5:36:36 AM
CSA:You are welcome. 5:36:43 AM
If there is anything else I can help you with, please do tell me. 5:36:48 AM
mark:oh one more question5:36:50 AM
mark:if the item is not what it should be since no pictures. can we still return it and will there be a charge5:37:11 AM
since its overseas5:37:18 AM
CSA:Yes, you may return the item for a refund if you're not satisfied with it. 5:37:50 AM
mark:will amazon uk be paying for the shipping return?5:38:25 AM
CSA:If the problem is on our end, we will certainly refund the return postage charges. 5:39:41 AM
mark:ok. thanks im just concerend because there is no picture5:40:01 AM
CSA:I understand your concern.5:40:18 AM
If there is anything else I can help you with, please do tell me. 5:40:23 AM
mark:that is all thanks5:40:46 AM
CSA:Thank you for visiting Amazon.co.uk
. We look forward to seeing you again soon.5:40:58 AM
Have a great time ahead. Take care. Bye. 5:40:58 AM
Please click "End Chat" to close this window.5:40:58 AM
mark has left the conversation.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450435)
Posted by bdougwrx on December 30th, 2012 @ 6:25pm CST
I'm in for 1
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450438)
Posted by g60force on December 30th, 2012 @ 6:32pm CST
FFFFUUUUUUUU!!!!!
I'm getting triple f*cked here...
1 I don;t own a CreditCard
2 I can't use paypal on Amazon
3 the Paypal CreditCard option 1time use is not available in Netherlands!!!

Now what :(

all the big store ask 180-190euro's for MP10
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450442)
Posted by neliz on December 30th, 2012 @ 6:47pm CST
g60force wrote:FFFFUUUUUUUU!!!!!
I'm getting triple f*cked here...
1 I don;t own a CreditCard
2 I can't use paypal on Amazon
3 the Paypal CreditCard option 1time use is not available in Netherlands!!!

Now what :(

all the big store ask 180-190euro's for MP10


Paypal accepts debit cards as well and even iDeal payments. (check: https://www.money2.nl/)
It's 2013, time to actually start using the internet kerel!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450447)
Posted by miro79 on December 30th, 2012 @ 7:18pm CST
So ... i live in Germany, i don't own a credit card, i only have paypal.


What can i do to get this toy?
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450448)
Posted by southpawdragon on December 30th, 2012 @ 7:23pm CST
ask a friend for help with credit card or get a prepaid credit card. hope that helps
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450452)
Posted by hook line and sinker on December 30th, 2012 @ 7:38pm CST
I prolly wont be able to get this, but I am so happy for those who will!

I am also very, very pleased with the way Amazon has been kicking the royal snot out of scalpers and the big online toy sellers who try to mirror their prices these days. I literally bought from amazon all year and not only got things at retail or cheaper, but usually with free shipping, which were outrageous elsewhere at the time.

I bought the Combaticons from amazon at retail price with free shipping at a time when BBTS was trying to sell the five of them for nearly 100 dollars plus shipping. I got the Ultimate Gift Set at 27.00 and free shipping when it was 40.00 plus shipping on the 2 big "collector's sites" for a pre order.

In fact, their price for MP Thundercracker a couple of months ago (cheaper than at retail!)is probably the biggest reason TRU scalpers RETURNED their supplies of that toy. I sincerely hope this continues!!
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450453)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 30th, 2012 @ 7:41pm CST
I want to order this. I really do, but...

ARGH! I just can't take not know for sure if this is really true!!! :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450456)
Posted by DPrime on December 30th, 2012 @ 7:48pm CST
I'm thinking about returning my us tru prime and ordering 2 of these. Damn damn damn, it's tempting but if they adjust the cost I'm screwed. " :BOOM: A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush" I guess.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450457)
Posted by amtm on December 30th, 2012 @ 7:59pm CST
This reminds me of two things. First, when Wal-Mart priced Ultimate Bumblebee at $35. They honored the price--I bought two.

Second, there is no reason MP Prime has to be priced at $99 or more. Most of the Masterpieces released state-side were originally priced at $60 or less. It's only Toys R Us that jacks up the price to the ether. Let's also not forget that MP figures at Wal-Mart went for half the original price or less at some points.

Considering that Amazon in my experience has a history of unbelievable offers, including any ROTF Human Aliiance figure for $10 to $15, I'd say their offering MP Prime at half price completely intentionally is plausible. Toys R Us is taking the "limited edition" stance, but it's resulted in poor distribution and fewer sales. Amazon may just be taking the economy of scale stance: Sell cheap, and you'll sell a ton.

For the record, I did have one order canceled by Amazon, but not due to pricing error. There was a hard drive advertised on their site at a much lower price than others. They canceled the order after a few weeks because they couldn't get it in stock due to the supply shortage cause by flooding in Thailand.

I put in my order. Time will tell.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450464)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on December 30th, 2012 @ 8:48pm CST
Heh. When I originally ordered mine it was #7 in Toys & Games, it's now #1.
Admittedly we're talking amazon.co.uk here, not amazon.com, but still :D

It would be interesting to see where the majority of orders are coming from. ;)
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450538)
Posted by jamarmiller on December 31st, 2012 @ 12:49am CST
wow ! what a steal !! Toys r us in the USA is selling one for $130 and no shipping. So I just ordered 4 of these LOL, going to use them as Christmas Presents ! Wondering if I should order more to be honest, LOL. With Shipping it only came out to $53.25 for each one.

seriously thinking I should buy more LOL
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450543)
Posted by jamarmiller on December 31st, 2012 @ 1:11am CST
ah hell, I just order another 5 for a total of 9 LOL

There is 5 sisters and 4 boys in my family and we are pretty much all married and all have 1 little boy , so I plan on being the good uncle and giving one to each one of my nephews PLUS my own little boy LOL

If the price holds true LOL
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450570)
Posted by Arie on December 31st, 2012 @ 4:17am CST
Even though I am waiting for my original MP-10 to arrive, I ordered this one as well. The price is low and there are no shipping costs to The Netherlands. I would not mind adding the Hasbro version as well to my collection, but I doubt that this will come through. I believe it to be a mistake. We will have to wait and see.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450574)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on December 31st, 2012 @ 4:30am CST
Good Luck guys.
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450575)
Posted by Jpwinks001 on December 31st, 2012 @ 4:37am CST
Wow must be a dream. I moved to UK two years ago. Transformers 4 is being filmed here AND Masterpiece Optimus Prime w/ Trailer is £35!!!!!!!!! :lol: :BOT:
Re: Transformers Masterpiece Optimus Prime Listed on AmazonUK (1450582)
Posted by spark crusher on December 31st, 2012 @ 6:24am CST
i contacted amazon and they sent this reply. looks like it could be genuine
"Hello,

Thank you for contacting Amazon.

I understand that you wish to know more about the item you mentioned:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Ma ... 266&sr=8-1

However, I'd like to inform you that we have a MP-10 version of Optimus Prime available on our website.

Please click on the link below to see that item:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transformers-Ma ... k_h_b_cs_1

It also has many images.

Further, if you wish to get more information on the model you mentioned, please let us know by replying to this email.

I hope this helps.

Thank you for choosing Amazon. We wish you a Happy New Year."

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