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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Aimless Misfire » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:51 am

Yay! Hun-Grrr says ADD TO CART. When I click on him it says OUT OF STOCK.

I despise Hasbrotoyshop.com.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby YoungPrime » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:04 am

Don't think I've ordered anything from that site since 2016.

Navigating through it to reach a specific type of TF line use to be so simple. But that's not really that big of a deal since they don't ever having anything worth a crap until 3 months after everywhere else on the planet gets second shipments of something "new" anyway.

You'd think that with TRU going belly up soon that "Hasbro" would step their game up suply and demand especially with exclusives (lord knows how much we hate searching for exclusives at Walgreens). H3ll, why don't they just step in and buy TRU???
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Sparkimus Prime » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:00 am

Ordering from HTS has been a nightmare since I discovered it in 2012. Half the time I have to order as a new customer for it to process, and even then they never have a good supply of Transformers. Most of the time you are better off ordering from a 3rd party site like BBTS or TFSource. But if I visit the Philippines with my wife the shelves are covered from top to bottom with all the toys of the line, even TR Ramhorn and the TR Boxsets that were hard to find. As an american company they do not seem to give priority to it's home country in terms of stock.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: 25% off Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Starscream

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Re: Steal of a Deal: 25% off Transformers Power of the Primes Voyager Starscream

Postby Relic0037 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:22 pm

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WreckerJack wrote:Thanks to fellow Seibertronian, hushed we now know that Power of the Primes Voyager Class Starscream is 25% off on Amazon. This figure was originally listed for 24.99 but now costs 18.67. This figure includes the Seeker enigma, two prime armor accessories (which are essentially combiner feet) and he also comes equipped with his signature null-rays. Power of the Primes Starscream is very similar to Combiner Wars Starscream in a lot of ways. If you would like to check out a pictorial reveiw of this figure, click here. There are a lot of great comparison photos so that you can get a good look at the figure before purchasing it. Good luck and happy hunting!

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Still really not enough of a discount for me to get him. Maybe if he ever drops to $10 & by some miracle Takara produces a Hydra & Buster 2 pack that I could team with Dreadwind & Blackwing to complete a set of limbs for a combiner......still a maybe.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Skritz » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:47 pm

I've been making customs out of those shelf-warming Starscreams (with a Skywarp, my prototype, coming up soon) but sadly, those online discount are cancelled-out by shipping making it roughly what I'd buy in stores anyway. What a shame.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby WreckerJack » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:08 pm

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Skritz wrote:I've been making customs out of those shelf-warming Starscreams (with a Skywarp, my prototype, coming up soon) but sadly, those online discount are cancelled-out by shipping making it roughly what I'd buy in stores anyway. What a shame.

Could always pick up a prime master or some snacks to make free shipping.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Skritz » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:19 pm

WreckerJack wrote:
Skritz wrote:I've been making customs out of those shelf-warming Starscreams (with a Skywarp, my prototype, coming up soon) but sadly, those online discount are cancelled-out by shipping making it roughly what I'd buy in stores anyway. What a shame.

Could always pick up a prime master or some snacks to make free shipping.


True. I'm also probably the only weirdo in a fanbase of weirdoes who is army-building out of one of the worst Voyager-sized molds in recent years. Or so I'm told it is.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby WreckerJack » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:22 pm

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Skritz wrote:True. I'm also probably the only weirdo in a fanbase of weirdoes who is army-building out of one of the worst Voyager-sized molds in recent years. Or so I'm told it is.


It's okay to like something that others don't. You don't need anyone's approval to collect what you enjoy. I think everyone has unpopular opinions about certain figures to some degree.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Skritz » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:23 pm

WreckerJack wrote:
Skritz wrote:True. I'm also probably the only weirdo in a fanbase of weirdoes who is army-building out of one of the worst Voyager-sized molds in recent years. Or so I'm told it is.


It's okay to like something that others don't. You don't need anyone's approval to collect what you enjoy. I think everyone has unpopular opinions about certain figures to some degree.


I know, but PotP Starscream seems universally reviled as 'the worst G1 seeker mold ever'.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby blackeyedprime » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:08 pm

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Just paid £35 for the Walmart clones set delivered, sucks to be uk. Still a few TR figures to pick up but I'm getting there and at least POTP only has one paint scheme/not a lot of exclusives announced so far so it should help if/when I start to get them. Fingers crossed on not having to get three exclusives from three different retailers to complete pairings.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby o.supreme » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:13 pm

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I just sent a customer service e-mail to HTS. There has to be a better way. There is no way to know if an item is in stock or not other than checking daily. Even if you log in, and put them in your "wish list" there is no notification that I am aware of... :BANG_HEAD: . (I just noticed the wave 1 prime masters were still on my list, I happened to purchase them in late Jan, but received no notification they were ever in stock...) If PotP Hun-Gurr appears before end of month, and I miss an opportunity to get it at 20% off, I'll be ticked...
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Relic0037 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:32 pm

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o.supreme wrote:I just sent a customer service e-mail to HTS. There has to be a better way. There is no way to know if an item is in stock or not other than checking daily. Even if you log in, and put them in your "wish list" there is no notification that I am aware of... :BANG_HEAD: . (I just noticed the wave 1 prime masters were still on my list, I happened to purchase them in late Jan, but received no notification they were ever in stock...) If PotP Hun-Gurr appears before end of month, and I miss an opportunity to get it at 20% off, I'll be ticked...


Sometimes they will mark something as out of stock like they have with POTP Grimlock, but the way they have had Elita-1 & Hun-Gurr listed there for at least a week or two now without having them in stock, it's like they're teasing us. They need to have "Coming Soon" visible on the search screen before you click on them & add an email notification option to make that site a bit more consumer friendly.
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Sjeng » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:15 pm

blackeyedprime wrote:Just paid £35 for the Walmart clones set delivered, sucks to be uk. Still a few TR figures to pick up but I'm getting there and at least POTP only has one paint scheme/not a lot of exclusives announced so far so it should help if/when I start to get them. Fingers crossed on not having to get three exclusives from three different retailers to complete pairings.

I often order from KapowToys. They are slightly cheaper even with shipping than most Dutch shops. And they do have occasional great deals. I'm sure you know them ;)
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Emerje » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:55 pm

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Starscream is now $14.31 on Amazon. Less than the price of a Deluxe, that's pretty crazy.

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Relic0037 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:43 pm

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Emerje wrote:Starscream is now $14.31 on Amazon. Less than the price of a Deluxe, that's pretty crazy.

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Now POTP Windcharger is $7.03 on Amazon, but he is an add-on item, which I think means you can't order him by himself, but you can add him to an order to get you to the $25 free shipping threshold. So if anyone out there wants Starscream, Windcharger, and a Prime Master, that should get you to the free shipping minimum if you don't have Prime....Amazon Prime that is.


Here is a link to the Windcharger listing:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072MZ313S/re ... 87027&sr=3
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby nycPrime » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:15 pm

I'll jump at $10 for SS lol
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Transformers Power of the Primes Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr Available on Hasbro Toy Shop

Postby Bounti76 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:48 am

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Cyrano, we have word that Hasbro Toy Shop now has sought-after Power of the Primes Voyager class figures Elita-1 and Hun-Gurrr in-stock! We also reported a few days ago that HTS was having a sale of a 20% discount plus free shipping. Well, thanks to Cyrano's tip and our news story, we can report that the discount works on these two, making them just $20 each, and they'll ship free (though there is still sales tax)! If you've been hunting them in the wild, click on the pictures below to be taken to their individual pages and enjoy getting them from the comfort of your own home.

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby steve2275 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:58 am

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both elita and hun) look great
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Qwan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 am

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Heuuuuungh, now I finally comprehend the pain of Australian living. Even taking into account the addition of sales tax, that price comes out to less than a PotP Deluxe would cost me anywhere in this country.

(I usually try not to exclusively complain in my posts, but when I'm already really really excited to pick up Elita-1 and know I'll have to wait another couple months, every tiny jab hurts just that little bit more... :P )
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Sjeng » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:06 am

My Elita-1 has black glossy feet, not peach! (And I had to pay €40 for both of these :( )
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Bounti76 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:30 am

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Sjeng wrote:My Elita-1 has black glossy feet, not peach! (And I had to pay €40 for both of these :( )


I wonder when the decision was made to change Elita Infin1te's feet from peach to black. I think she'd look better with the peach feet, tbh.

Qwan wrote:Heuuuuungh, now I finally comprehend the pain of Australian living. Even taking into account the addition of sales tax, that price comes out to less than a PotP Deluxe would cost me anywhere in this country.

(I usually try not to exclusively complain in my posts, but when I'm already really really excited to pick up Elita-1 and know I'll have to wait another couple months, every tiny jab hurts just that little bit more... :P )


Wanna feel really frustrated? I literally found and bought these two figures at my local Walmart (2 miles away) not an hour before I saw them on HTS, and now I have to wait until they're shipped so I can decide on which of the figures to keep in package and which to return. The agony of choice.... :-(

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby nycPrime » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:40 am

How is it that HTS is already sold out of both?
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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby DeathReviews » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 am

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Yeah, that didn't take long, did it? But that's not OOC for HasbroToyShop.com. Here today, gone tomorrow, back once everyone else has found one already....

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Re: Steal of a Deal: Sales and Discounts at Online Retail and Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Postby Relic0037 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:12 am

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Everything on HTS seems like it's blink & you miss it, at least for Exclusives & the highly sought after new releases.
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