Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us

Transformers News: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 6:22PM CDT

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Courtesy of podcaster and staff member xRotorstormx, we now know that the Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus, with Forge of Solus Prime has been sighted on clearance at Toys'R'Us stores! This particular one comes from Michigan, and is priced at $49.98. Check out the image below for visual proof, and if you need a refresher about the figure, why not check out the Seibertron.com gallery?

Transformers News: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us
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Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558804)
Posted by Amelie on March 19th, 2014 @ 6:36pm CDT
Being blunt - its going to have to be a lot cheaper to make me want this toy.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558805)
Posted by Delicon on March 19th, 2014 @ 6:42pm CDT
This was way overpriced to start with and the drop still leaves it way overpriced.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558808)
Posted by Nerv103 on March 19th, 2014 @ 6:58pm CDT
My TRU also marked down YOTH Starscream down to $99.99
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558809)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 19th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
Nerv103 wrote:My TRU also marked down YOTH Starscream down to $99.99


An entire $10?! WOW!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

As for Magnus, I agree with the above posts.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558814)
Posted by Nerv103 on March 19th, 2014 @ 7:19pm CDT
I did not say it was great, just that it had happened. :D
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558817)
Posted by triKlops on March 19th, 2014 @ 7:24pm CDT
Just saw this today @ my local TRU.
Agreeing with the above voices about it still being too high priced.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558821)
Posted by Flakmaster on March 19th, 2014 @ 8:08pm CDT
This is its marked down price?

It'd have to be $30 or less for me to even consider buying this gimmicky, near-brickish thing.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558823)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 19th, 2014 @ 8:12pm CDT
Way overpriced before and still way overpriced. =; >:oP
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558826)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 19th, 2014 @ 8:22pm CDT
Not kicking myself for buying it as part of a larger coupon deal in December, since for all we knew then it could've sold out by now, and I would be kicking myself for missing out on the Forge of [strike]Fix-It Felix[/strike] Solus Prime.

But I am kicking myself for not buying Waspinator's casemates instead at the time. With so much TF awesomeness this past holiday rush, none of us could make all the right collecting calls, right?

I agree with some complaints about the mold, but it's still my favorite fully-official Magnus since RID.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558835)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 19th, 2014 @ 8:40pm CDT
$12 Predaking has me spoiled.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558848)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 19th, 2014 @ 9:41pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:$12 Predaking has me spoiled.
And it has me hitting at least one Target every time I'm out, looking for the next break in their PRising exclusives, wondering which I should just buy while I still can.

Right now, the best deal I know of is a sale Meijer is having through early April on Construct-Bots and (I think) Cyberverse. C-Bots Op vs. Megs marked down to $30 seems like a way bigger joke than this Magnus clearance if you bought, say, three when they were under $6 at Target, but full pegs of $7 C-Bot Starscreams are something to get excited about if you see him as a potential army builder for the G2 Cybertronians.

There has to be one other fan besides me who also thinks that, right?

EDIT: Another potential positive about him simply being clearanced is that TRU has had several sales that take an additional percentage off all clearance items over the past few months, which could put him within reasonable range for anyone on the fence. I'll try to post ASAP the next time that happens.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558921)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 20th, 2014 @ 9:31am CDT
Still overpriced, especially for a figure that looks like a large KO.

This IS surprising, though. Traditionally, TRU NEVER marks down exclusives.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558922)
Posted by Flakmaster on March 20th, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Still overpriced, especially for a figure that looks like a large KO.

This IS surprising, though. Traditionally, TRU NEVER marks down exclusives.


Well, considering the figure, and the price to which they've "marked it down", I guess they still think it piracy, and are thus willing to go through with it.

TRU is great for sales and last-resort searches, but I can't be expected to pay their marked-up prices when on a budget.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558925)
Posted by shockblast2 on March 20th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
Big deal, I bought mine for 18.96 at target last fall. I mean , this is essentially the same exact figure, but with a different color scheme. Even $50 is a rip for this thing.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558929)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 20th, 2014 @ 10:11am CDT
shockblast2 wrote:Big deal, I bought mine for 18.96 at target last fall. I mean , this is essentially the same exact figure, but with a different color scheme. Even $50 is a rip for this thing.


Are we talking Weaponizer Prime here? If so, you're paying extra for the new head, shoulder kibble and hammer ;)

And I see markdowns like that occasionally in my local stores. I'll agree with everyone: overpriced. Drop it by 25% to 50% then we'll talk business.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558951)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 20th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
I just came back from my local TRU, and also found:

Platinum UM for $49.99

Platinum Starscream for $99.99 (this appears to be a new permanent price, not a temporary sale price) - and lots of them in stock (nobody appears to be buying them)

Lots of Generations Voyagers, including Grimlock, Blaster, and others.

Several YOTH OPs. (Doesn't look like anyone wants it.)
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558955)
Posted by xRotorstormx on March 20th, 2014 @ 12:43pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
shockblast2 wrote:Big deal, I bought mine for 18.96 at target last fall. I mean , this is essentially the same exact figure, but with a different color scheme. Even $50 is a rip for this thing.


Are we talking Weaponizer Prime here? If so, you're paying extra for the new head, shoulder kibble and hammer ;)

And I see markdowns like that occasionally in my local stores. I'll agree with everyone: overpriced. Drop it by 25% to 50% then we'll talk business.


This week there is also a 20% coupon for any item in-store at Toys R Us too ..so that drops it down a little more. Still pricy and I wish I had waited when I got mine. Oh well.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558957)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 20th, 2014 @ 12:53pm CDT
still way overpriced, TRUs clearances are always garbage
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1558962)
Posted by GuyIncognito on March 20th, 2014 @ 1:11pm CDT
xRotorstormx wrote:

This week there is also a 20% coupon for any item in-store at Toys R Us too ..so that drops it down a little more. Still pricy and I wish I had waited when I got mine. Oh well.


It's good for 20% off one REGULAR-PRICED toy item, so if it's on Clearance, you might not be able to use the coupon for Ultra Magnus.
Re: Transformers Platinum Edition Ultra Magnus on Clearance at Toys'R'Us (1559023)
Posted by Shockwave7 on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:27pm CDT
Fifty bucks is the CLEARANCE price?

This, TRU, is why most of your stuff remains on the shelf for months at a time.

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