Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

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Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:32 pm

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The Toys'R'Us exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime with Targetmaster Offshoot has been spotted at retail. Our own Seibertron.com staff member LOST Cybertronian found the highly anticipated figure in Wichita, Kansas. Let the hunt begin!

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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby Nemesis Destron » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:41 pm

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The question on my mind is how many pieces per store? What if the silly bastard fan/store collectables store owner went in before you and bought the only 2,3,4 that the store had? Just something to consider and good hunting...'nuff said! :VEHI:
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby ZenPrime » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:42 pm

Called a few of the TRUs around my area, none of them have it in stock yet. Hopefully I can find one in the store so I can use the 20% off coupon before it expires.
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby tattood-transformer » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:46 pm

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20% off coupon you say?? Please share? Is the coupon online somewherE?
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:48 pm

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Thinking about MP Rodimus is making me depressed. They've already shown up in Canadian stores and quickly sold out. :(
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby ZenPrime » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:50 pm

tattood-transformer wrote:20% off coupon you say?? Please share? Is the coupon online somewherE?


You have to "Like" the TRU Facebook page in order to print the coupon.

https://www.facebook.com/toysrus?sk=app_163849080647
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby Megatron Wolf » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:06 pm

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Im sure Itll be a few weeks before the stores around here get em but even then i wont have the money. Still say $60 is to much for these guys, $40 would be ideal $50 would be acceptable $60 and above is to much.
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby NTESHFT » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:56 pm

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Kansas is right above me.........i wonder if they have hit this location..........time to go find out.......
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby REMINATOR » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:32 pm

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Thanks, I just printed. I'm just curious, is there a limitation or will it works at TRU store if I want to print this coupon more than one?

Also Zen, if you see him in NYC Timesquare TRU, let me know or PM me. Thanks.

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Disregard, my question was answered from bradjfor of TFW2005:
The TRU coupon is one time use, but there is a way to get three coupons. Once you like TRU on Facebook, click the "click for your coupon" link and print. Print it and close the new tab that opened when finished. Then go back to your open Facebook tab and do it again. They allow you to print three coupons, each with a unique code, before a tab opens saying you have reached the limit for printing. So they are actually allowing you to print three coupons for liking them on Facebook!
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby User897 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:26 pm

Sigh, me want.
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby NTESHFT » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:13 pm

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just got back........nada........ :sad:
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby MGrotusque » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:52 pm

i'm not even gonna try and look for him at retail. If he's going to be anything like Grimlock was then there's only gonna be 4 or 5 per store and scalp wanks will more than likely scoop them all up in one visit. It will only serve to piss me off to go hunting for him.

i found Grimlock online loose with no box months after the release at a reasonable price (in china no less) and i'm sure the same will happen with Rodimus Prime.

You can't fail if you don't try.....or in my case get VERY VERY pissed off. I'll bump into him somewhere down the line..............i hope.
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby amtm » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:32 pm

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None so far at the Toys R Us stores in Columbia or Gaithersburg Maryland. I don't mind paying $60 initially if I have to in order to guarantee getting it, but the way I handle that is keep an eye out for a better price via a coupon or whatever, buy it again, and return it on the higher-priced receipt. At least this time they didn't jack up the price as high as Grimlock. Thank goodness I had gift cards for that one.
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby User897 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:37 pm

The lowest price on eBay so far is $80....

With $50 shipping.

Here we go....
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby muswp1 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:38 pm

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One thing I've learned about TRU Exclusives, especially Grimlock last year: If you miss him the first time, just wait, it will be back again, usually after a month or two. The only store exclusive I didn't see at least twice is Wal-Mart's Starscream.
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby mackaylei » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:44 pm

has anyone seen this in the bay area california tru stores yet?
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:50 pm

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I should have one by tomorrow afternoon. :)
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby IceWilly » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:42 am

amtm wrote:None so far at the Toys R Us stores in Columbia or Gaithersburg Maryland. I don't mind paying $60 initially if I have to in order to guarantee getting it, but the way I handle that is keep an eye out for a better price via a coupon or whatever, buy it again, and return it on the higher-priced receipt. At least this time they didn't jack up the price as high as Grimlock. Thank goodness I had gift cards for that one.



FYI, spotted thread on TFW showed there were 4x at Golden Ring/White marsh TRU yesterday morning. One was bought at 10:15, second by me at 2:30, 3rd by someone else a few hours later. One was left after that yesterday evening.

I've also been told there might have been some others around, maybe you should check that thread if you are still searching.

GL

Also, my target master was missing a pin. (pin connecting the hand grip of the gun to the main body. I used an old length of the plastic/metal TF twist ties and jammed it in there to substitute.
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby riddict » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:57 am

Hi guys, I found a Masterpiece Rodimus this morning at the Cranberry twp PA TRU! I think theres only 1 or 2 left!
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby mackaylei » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:40 pm

just got my 3 piece today. my local tru store had 19 in stock. never seen that before
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby User897 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:10 pm

Someone please grab me one and use that Facebook coupon! I can PayPal you immediately!
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby sunburn » Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:41 pm

Found 3 at TRU in Southfield, Michigan. I bought one and stashed another behind Green Lantern merchandise, it should help someone out!
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby hook line and sinker » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:21 am

This discussion brings up a problem which has been pretty prevalent since at least 2009/2010.

WHY doesn't hasbro just release enough of these toys that we want? Then they can make the cash! Just look at this thread, Hasbro. People are paying 80 dollars online to get it from the scalpers...

And the trend is going to continue. The cases for cyberverse wave 4 only have 1 EACH for Guzzle and Dark S Prime.

That's Guzzle, a figure that every fanatic of LSOTW is going to end up paying 100 bucks for because Hasbro doesn't want their money enough to print more than 100 peices...

What the heck, Hasbro? You did this with RTS too, including scout class toys that people are now paying 60 bucks for domestically and importing for 80 dollars!!!!!

I mean what is your problem? Can you not come up with a remedy for this issue?!

Doesn't anyone in your offices have the powers of perception to see the PROFITS you could make by mass producing enough of the toys collectors line the pockets of scalpers for?
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby User897 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:28 am

I couldn't take it anymore and bought one on eBay. A search for "MASTERPIECE RODIMUS PRIME" now takes up 4 pages on eBay, and the prices are getting worse by the minute. Some sellers are even selling entire cases of 4 toys that didn't even make it to the floor at TRU stores.
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Re: Toys'R'Us Exclusive Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Spotted at Retail

Postby amtm » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:35 am

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hook line and sinker wrote:WHY doesn't hasbro just release enough of these toys that we want? Then they can make the cash! Just look at this thread, Hasbro. People are paying 80 dollars online to get it from the scalpers...

Unfortunately, since Hasbro does not sell directly to consumers, it's out of their hands. Toys R Us is the one who decides how many toys end up at each store and when. While to some degree, Hasbro could be at fault if they're behind on production schedule, ultimately with an exclusive, they have an agreement to produce whatever the retailer agreed on, and once they have, the retailer's corporate office makes all the decisions. Toys R Us employees at each store have no control over what gets shipped to them--they simply put it out when it gets there. And Hasbro can only produce what the corporate office is willing to buy.

For more on these sorts of distribution problems, see this thread from a while back:

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=75608

Right now, it's early, so it could be that Hasbro's being a little slow on delivering the goods to the retailer. And it's possible the stuff that was sold already was just a test wave so Toys R Us could determine how many they wanted to order total, based on the demand they saw. But soon enough that should be corrected, and Toys R Us might jack up the price to squeeze a few more dollars out of all of us.
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