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You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 4:50AM CDT

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Coffee ain't doing it? Wake yourself up with a loud boom this Wednesday morning by ordering Masterpiece Thundercracker from ToysRUs.com! Courtesy of an informant, the recently sighted Hasbro variant of Masterpiece Thundercracker is in stock and ready for shipping at the low, low price of $55.99 US. Get the high flying seeker before, dare I say it, he flies away! Yo. He flew away.

Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com

Get It While It's Hot - Masterpiece Thundercracker In Stock at ToysRUs.com
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Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417060)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 5th, 2012 @ 5:24am CDT
$55.99 and free shipping? I am going to go buy them all. J/K but that is a sweet deal. Go fly now...
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417062)
Posted by NTESHFT on September 5th, 2012 @ 5:32am CDT
O.k......now I'm a little pissed.......55.99?......Free shipping? Why couldn't have been that price at the store? Oh well, I still got one......Maybe the same will happen with Prime (fingers crossed)
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Posted by worldsgreatest on September 5th, 2012 @ 5:50am CDT
Snagged! YES!!
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Posted by KnightStrike on September 5th, 2012 @ 6:07am CDT
That is a great deal and I am glad they are limiting them to 1 per customer as well so that collector's actually want one have a shot at them. I am really hoping this sale does well for them so that they do something similar with Optimus Prime. I really want that Optimus, but the closest TRU to me is a little too out of the way to check more than once every week or two.
Good luck to everyone who wants a Thundercracker, I hope you are all able to get one :BOT:
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417070)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on September 5th, 2012 @ 6:08am CDT
AAAAWWWWWESOOOOOOOOMMMME!!!!

Done and done, my order's IN! What a great catch by Seibertron. I got up for work half an hour ago and saw this, what a score. Total came to just under $60- that's 16 less than retail and no driving/calling around. Whoo!
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417071)
Posted by EXSkywarp on September 5th, 2012 @ 6:24am CDT
Done and done. Now we wait...

:CON:
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417073)
Posted by Ravage XK on September 5th, 2012 @ 6:40am CDT
Hope they still have some when I get to the US in December. Stupid UK TRU not stocking.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417077)
Posted by tattood-transformer on September 5th, 2012 @ 7:41am CDT
WTF it's 8:40am on the east coast and they are already out of stock????? Bastards!! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417089)
Posted by DevastaTTor on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:16am CDT
Sold out already... F to the uck!
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417092)
Posted by Bubbah on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:19am CDT
Wow sold out already! Wasted weeks of page refreshing .. Thanks for screwing over the west coast. I'm really starting to hate TRU! Guess it's back to the phones today, hoping something turns up before I feed a scalper.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417094)
Posted by Beericade on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:38am CDT
...aaaand the scalpers rejoice. >:oP
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417097)
Posted by datguy86 on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:41am CDT
Aaaaand now mine's on back order. Really worried now.
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Posted by Ravage XK on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:42am CDT
Already on Ebay.
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Posted by joevill on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:44am CDT
Got it!
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417102)
Posted by datguy86 on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:47am CDT
Just looked at the e-bay page and the wall of MP TC is disgusting.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417108)
Posted by optimolife on September 5th, 2012 @ 8:58am CDT
Agreed.....every auction on ebay is around $130 some at 200+....

I got one at a local TRU, but this really sucks for everyone actually trying to get one. Scalpers really ruin it for collectors - AND kids.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417110)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 5th, 2012 @ 9:12am CDT
It sucks not being in the US. Though I did ask my friend to order it online and send onto me. I hope she ordered it before it went out of stock. Also, scalpers suck. Toys R Us limited it to 1 per order but they just have to place multiple orders.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417111)
Posted by RodimalToyota on September 5th, 2012 @ 9:20am CDT
Figures. ..

Been watching the site for a week and it hits on East coast timing.


So sick of the eBay prices, death to scalpers!
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417115)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on September 5th, 2012 @ 9:23am CDT
Omg i hate scalpers!!!! but what will be more worth it. Takaras or hasbros(kinda thinking why not takara since scalpers charge so damn much)
*edit why is the takara version so expensive? I wouldnt pay 300+ for even a MISB G1 thundercracker
i hope since optimus prime is being released around christmas, that he will have a bigger release. And since hes more expensive scalpers will have a harder time buying him.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417117)
Posted by Prime_Fan on September 5th, 2012 @ 9:26am CDT
I had one in my cart but something happened and the website wouldn't complete my transaction. Now it's sold out! I talked to customer service but they didn't have any record of my order. The nice lady I talked to did say that the stores will price match the website. Oh well, maybe next time. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417118)
Posted by fordprefect294 on September 5th, 2012 @ 9:29am CDT
This was a really nice surprise to get to work at 8:00 and see the headline on my homepage. A real relief too since stores in Maryland seem to be on a real lag from the rest of the country (as far as I can tell from the Sightings Page, anyway). My heart goes out to those who missed, I was worried I'd never see this guy for retail price.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417122)
Posted by TreyTable on September 5th, 2012 @ 9:48am CDT
Of all the days to have insomnia, I feel I hit the jackpot! For now on Seiberton.com is my homepage. This site has just saved me many many gallons of gasoline for trips to Toys R Us.

Oh and the the cost! Under $60 and shipping just in time for my birthday. :CON: :)
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417131)
Posted by SJ21 on September 5th, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
Sold out before I could get an order in. If anyone got an extra one, let me know.

Very frustrating.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417132)
Posted by Bubbah on September 5th, 2012 @ 10:37am CDT
It's already been pulled from the site. He's not even showing up at all now.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417134)
Posted by datguy86 on September 5th, 2012 @ 10:45am CDT
I'd go into another rant about pre-orders, but I can only make so much sense today. Still really worried about receiving my back-ordered piece. I guess I'll have to double-dip and pick one up if the damn things ever show up in PA. </end 1st world problems>
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417135)
Posted by RodimalToyota on September 5th, 2012 @ 10:48am CDT
Yep, gone, I hope everyone used the "email me when back in stock" option.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417142)
Posted by Ginrai Minor on September 5th, 2012 @ 11:00am CDT
Even at the age of 21 TF are still teaching me about patience. >:oP

F*** I might just go buy MP-11s
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417143)
Posted by ZenPrime on September 5th, 2012 @ 11:02am CDT
I wonder if TRU.com made a mistake on the price and that's why they pull the listing? That might also explain why some orders went to back-ordered to they can cancel them. $15.00 price cut + free shipping seems to be too good a deal...
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417144)
Posted by MeGrimlock! on September 5th, 2012 @ 11:06am CDT
Aww man, I was so excited when I first saw this post but then it turned out to be sold out already. :BANG_HEAD: Well, I guess it's time to start checking TRU's website every day hoping they get new stock in, because I for one refuse to pay scalper prices on this. Hopefully everyone does the same thing and the scalpers are forced to sell their stock at retail prices (fat chance, I know). :CON:
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417158)
Posted by vectorA3 on September 5th, 2012 @ 11:41am CDT
I'm happy some of you got it, but I paid $76 last week when I found mine. I would like a price adjust. What do u think the chances of that are? Will they honor online pricing u think?
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Posted by daniel77 on September 5th, 2012 @ 12:06pm CDT
vectorA3 wrote:I'm happy some of you got it, but I paid $76 last week when I found mine. I would like a price adjust. What do u think the chances of that are? Will they honor online pricing u think?

Price adjust would be nice,I'd like that too. But how? The item is no longer online, so there's no proof of lower price.
I'm just happy that I have one, $76 is still better than buying from eBay. Only some ppl are lucky to get it at discounted price, but I bet they were worried a lot before today.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417170)
Posted by reluctantyouth on September 5th, 2012 @ 12:16pm CDT
GRRRR...so pissed off! I just called TRU help line and the associate could give me no verification that the figure had been on the website. I told her to talk to a manager and see if a confirmation of the online price could be sent to me so I could take it to local TRU and get the credit on the (2) Thundercracker figures I purchased...she didn't help me :-( . I had to drive a 100 miles to get these bad boys as my local TRU did not have them in stock. I called the store at 1pm central time and they actually held 2 for me until I could get there at 8:30 PM. I shouldn't bitch, but for what I paid in gas plus the cost of the figures I might has well have paid a friggin' scalper on Ebay!!! If anybody is able to get confirmation of the $55.99 price please let me know!! I want my damn $30 bucks off so I can put it towards Prime in December! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417180)
Posted by EXSkywarp on September 5th, 2012 @ 1:20pm CDT
Early bird, worm, etc... but seriously, I hope you guys get another shot soon. Although I'm really surprised that they sold out so quickly.
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Posted by Doc bot on September 5th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CDT
I was able to order one online this AM but soon after was emailed that he's backordered. I'm expecting the order to get cancelled outright.

At least I found one at my local TRU soon after, although he's much more expensive.

I have a bad feeling he's gonna be real limited. First off, TRU knows they can charge $70 for it. Second, it's too early for the Christmas deluge of mass-quantity toys. Finally, he's not a 'major' character like Prime or Grimlock.

Let's hope this isn't a problem with MP Prime.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417196)
Posted by FansProjectFan178 on September 5th, 2012 @ 2:06pm CDT
Ordered mine beofre noon today. Have not been messaged that mine is backordered/canceled......am I on Candid Camera? :???:

Seriously, I swear the Northeastern US is one of if not THE last locality to get the most recent waves. Prime RID Powerizer Starscream and Bulkhead have only just appeared on my local TRU shelves and nowhere else!!! :BANG_HEAD:

*sigh* Still I can't complain beyond that. I only just started my MP collection with #10 (Takara version) and the new Seeker mold is well done. Should look nice next to its deluxe counterpart.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417197)
Posted by Bounti76 on September 5th, 2012 @ 2:06pm CDT
And now, when I click on any of those links, it comes up "Item Not Found", like it never even existed. DAMMIT. I always get screwed on these things. You'd think, knowing how popular these items (Masterpieces) are that TRU would either buy more stock to sell, knowing that they'd sell out, or that Hasbro wouldn't limit them to just one store.

When MP Rodimus came out, I had NO luck finding him in stores, but after the initial craze was over, found one on eBay for not much more than I'd have paid in store anyway. I'm hoping that'll be the case next time.
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Posted by xyl360 on September 5th, 2012 @ 2:20pm CDT
Missed it. No biggie. Hopefully BBTS will get some.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417213)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on September 5th, 2012 @ 2:34pm CDT
Whoa did that suck a hairy meatball. Imagine the insanity when OP hits...man what a sh*t storm that's gonna be! :VEHI:
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Posted by xyl360 on September 5th, 2012 @ 3:12pm CDT
Nemesis Destron wrote:Whoa did that suck a hairy meatball. Imagine the insanity when OP hits...man what a sh*t storm that's gonna be! :VEHI:

Yep, I expect you're right, though there will probably be more Prime's. Still, it makes me glad I got the Takara version of Prime. Here's hoping Takara decides to do a few more repaints of MP-11 so that I don't have to deal with domestic retail exclusives and the scalpers that feed on them :P. In fact, come to think of it, I can't recall any Takara figure that I've ever NOT been able to obtain after release. Plenty of Hasbro releases, but never imports/Takara. I wonder why that is...
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417236)
Posted by toonbot on September 5th, 2012 @ 3:15pm CDT
Can anyone confirm if this happened when Hasbro MP Grimlock/Hot Rod came out?

If you don't like scalpers complain to Hasbro and ask them to release in larger quantities.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417237)
Posted by xyl360 on September 5th, 2012 @ 3:19pm CDT
toonbot wrote:Can anyone confirm if this happened when Hasbro MP Grimlock/Hot Rod came out?

If you don't like scalpers complain to Hasbro and ask them to release in larger quantities.

It did when Hot Rod came out, yes, though they did do a subsequent restock which was better as I recall. I'm sure the same will happen with TC, but I'm not holding my breath that he'll have any decent availability. The store exclusives always seem to be short-stocked these days.
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Posted by emr1005 on September 5th, 2012 @ 4:19pm CDT
Luckily, I got one this morning but unluckily I was so impatient that I bought one on eBay the night before for $119.94...Luckily though I bought said figure from Seibertron on ebay so it should arrive in pristine condition. If anybody want's to buy the premature ebay purchase, it can be had for $119.94.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417293)
Posted by XDMan on September 5th, 2012 @ 6:18pm CDT
Well, you know what they say: The early fan gets the toy. :-(

I hope he gets more in stock because for those US fans that need to complete the triplets must have him!
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417366)
Posted by agentcastle on September 5th, 2012 @ 10:15pm CDT
i had to push some old lady outta the way to get to the office and buy one of these bad boys... now i fear ill get cancelled (ordered at 730ish).... i was really hoping id have a MP thundercracker to play with whilst doing my community service for elder abuse... fuuuuudddddggggeeeee
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417380)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 5th, 2012 @ 11:33pm CDT
Sooo.... nobody wants this thing then. 8-}

I'm fortunate that I had no intention of getting this fella, but I'm sorry that those who did will struggle to find one at a reasonable price.
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417382)
Posted by xyl360 on September 5th, 2012 @ 11:44pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Sooo.... nobody wants this thing then. 8-}

I'm fortunate that I had no intention of getting this fella, but I'm sorry that those who did will struggle to find one at a reasonable price.

I'm probably going to wait on Takara to release one that will likely look better (and cost way more of course :P). But for me, better Takara gets my money than the scalpers (seriously, screw those guys :P).
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417391)
Posted by toonbot on September 6th, 2012 @ 12:32am CDT
Talked with a manager at my local TRU and she said they get tons of calls a day about TC and OP with a handful of regulars that form a line the morning at the front of the store on shipment days. She seemed fine with it as they get more business. Like other casual collectors this is frustrating and reminds me of the sneaker-game. Hasbro creates a limited release, demand goes up, and we play to it.

We can start by not paying double on ebay for these items. As bidders we have the most power on setting the price. For limited releases we should direct our frustration at Hasbro in the form of complaint emails/calls. As buyers we can refrain form buying extra items to then sell, save one for your fellow collector (or kid). These are somethings we can do to help out our community.

Toonbot
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417407)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 6th, 2012 @ 5:24am CDT
The listing has reappeared (still out of stock) but at the $69.99 price.
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Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on September 6th, 2012 @ 7:29am CDT
I see that he is back up at the retail price of $69.99, I wonder if they had taken down the link yesterday due to a pricing error and to cover their asses and not sell the item for $55.99, they sent a "item on backorder" email to those that did "purchase" him yesterday at the sale price...wonder if TRU will honor the sale price and not screw those that did manage to complete their transaction :BANG_HEAD:
Re: You Missed Out! - Masterpiece Thundercracker No Longer In Stock at ToysRUs.com (1417417)
Posted by fordprefect294 on September 6th, 2012 @ 7:36am CDT
What amuses me is now the "list price" is now $99.99 and they've "discounted" it to $69.99, even though probably the entire collector community knew this would be a $69.99 figure. :-?

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