Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker

Transformers News: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker

Thursday, July 5th, 2018 12:34AM CDT

Categories: Toy News, Sightings, Store News
Posted by: Qwan   Views: 14,381

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It's said that every cloud has a silver lining, but on this particular occasion it seems there are multiple silver linings to celebrate! Toys R Us Australia, as part of its own drawn-out death throes, seems to have yielded a few items of interest over the last few days.

The first and most widely-applicable is yet another increase to Toys R Us' closing-down sales. The chain now boasts "20-40% off" store-wide, and while there's no certain word on what the discount is for action figures (and thus Transformers), the pattern so far suggests that they will be riding the bare minimum of 20% off. Even so, this is a decent discount, made even more appealing given the other items of news we have to share on this topic.

Indeed, it seems that Toys R Us Australia, in the process of pushing out their stock to be liquidated, has yielded two final figures for the Australian collecting market to enjoy. As Ozformers users Caminus Prime and Handsprime shared, it seems that Masterpiece Movie Barricade and Studio Series Thundercracker are both appearing at Toys R Us stores around the country! It's not yet clear if they will be making their way to all Toys R Us locations or just those near warehouses, but for any Australians who are interested in these two previously-unsighted-down-under figures, it might be a good idea to at least check a nearby store. It's also confirmed that the universal Transformers/Action Figure discount applies to these two as well.

So, Seibertronians, does this sudden slew of relatively good news raise your spirits on the whole Toys R Us Australia subject? Share your thoughts and feelings on the Energon Pub Forums, and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for ever more Transformers news delivered straight to your screen!

Transformers News: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker
Transformers News: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker
Transformers News: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker
Transformers News: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker
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Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1970566)
Posted by Va'al on July 12th, 2018 @ 11:25am CDT
There are even bigger sales incoming for the closure of the Australian branches of now closed down storechain Toys'R'Us, as the 20-40% reductions we previously reported on has gone up to 30-50% store wide (note: only available in physical stores, cannot be redeemed online)!

This also means that those recent sightings of wave 3 and wave 2 resurfacing for Power of the Primes may come in handy after all, if you can make it to a store this month. If you do so, make sure to share with other local fans your finds, and happy hunting!

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Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1974446)
Posted by Qwan on July 27th, 2018 @ 5:29am CDT
The date is July 26th, 2018; barely twenty-four hours ago. A final, heaving death-rattle escapes Toys R Us Australia. And that death-rattle is another increase to their closing down sales, boosting the minimum discount on toys up to a startling 50% off!

This means whatever Transformers are left on the shelves should be currently at half-price - MPM-5 Barricades should now sit at around $90, while Studio Series Thundercracker is priced at $25... if they're in stock at any given store, that is. It seems unlikely, given the urgent tone of the flier, that the discount will be increased any further at this point; but, then again, that chas seemed to be the case for the last few price-drops as well.

If you find yourself in the mood to do so, why not share your celebrations at this incredible (especially for Australia!) discount, and your eulogies for the once-titanic company, in the Energon Pub Forums? And of course, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for a wide variety of Transformers news, from sales to ciphers and everything in between!

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Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1974458)
Posted by Qwan on July 27th, 2018 @ 5:41am CDT
Kinda bummed that I went and picked up an MPM Barricade and Studio Thundercracker on Saturday, just barely before the sale prices increased by a full 20%. Ah well, c'est la vie.

Perhaps tomorrow I shall make another trip after all - to buy another Barricade that I can re-sell and hopefully offset some of the cost; and to pick up another three Studio Thundercrackers. I'm going to have a squadron of Sweep-headed jets headed by a Cybertron Thundercracker homage, if it's the last thing I do! :lol:
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1974647)
Posted by RotorstormNZ on July 27th, 2018 @ 6:30pm CDT
Qwan, we New Zealand fans are highly envious - I don't think we ever had a single TRU branch anywhere!

Good luck grabbing some bargains!
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1974654)
Posted by Qwan on July 27th, 2018 @ 7:44pm CDT
RotorstormNZ wrote:Qwan, we New Zealand fans are highly envious - I don't think we ever had a single TRU branch anywhere!

Good luck grabbing some bargains!

Thanks very much - seriously, if you want a Thundercracker or an MPM Barricade (and if there's still some there) I'm sure we can work something out! :D
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1976711)
Posted by Burn on August 5th, 2018 @ 5:44pm CDT
If anyone's curious, Toys 'R Us Australia is now officially closed with the last few stores closing over the weekend.
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1976785)
Posted by Z3ROhour on August 6th, 2018 @ 3:26am CDT
its over

#-o

shes gone

forever...

*sigh*


i wanna be a toys r us kid

:(
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1976792)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2018 @ 6:07am CDT
Z3ROhour wrote:its over

#-o

shes gone

forever...

*sigh*


i wanna be a toys r us kid

:(

Move to Canada and you can still be one
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1979852)
Posted by Z3ROhour on August 22nd, 2018 @ 6:04am CDT
:-(

still spark-broken.
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1980012)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 22nd, 2018 @ 6:02pm CDT
Z3ROhour wrote::-(

still spark-broken.


At the time I had stuff going on that was far more important but now it's really starting to sink in that they're gone and just how big a void there is.
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1980764)
Posted by Longlive Roddie on August 26th, 2018 @ 4:01pm CDT
Be so long since I been at TRU with my family.
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1981388)
Posted by Ironhidensh on August 30th, 2018 @ 1:35pm CDT
Well, those fancy big ticket items you used to only be able to find at TRU are now at Target and Walmart, and for cheaper.


Other than that, the closing has had zero effect on me.
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1981908)
Posted by Z3ROhour on September 3rd, 2018 @ 11:03am CDT
i used to love just being there.
seeing all the toys and kids.
and helping someone out who seemed lost or overwhelmed.
helping a grandma find exactly what her grandson meant.
showing kids and parents where to find Rescue Bots,
when other figures were far too complex for their 4 year old.

just getting away from this idiot world
whether i got something
or not.

;)
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1987281)
Posted by WreckerJack on October 2nd, 2018 @ 9:46pm CDT
Toys 'R' Us may make a return. According to IGN Toys 'R' Us has canceled it's bankruptcy auction. What this means is Toys 'R' Us is planning a revival of the brand. Toys 'R' Us closed their doors earlier this year in the US. The Wall Street Journal has the details of their plan which includes opening and operating in person stores. Things seem to be early in speculation for now so we can't draw too many conclusions just yet. We here at Seiberton will be crossing our fingers that things turn out. We will give you all of the details as they happen.

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Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1987287)
Posted by fruityrobo on October 2nd, 2018 @ 10:28pm CDT
HA! they just wanted fame. perfect way to grab the public's attention

TRU wasn't doing well
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1987290)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on October 2nd, 2018 @ 10:38pm CDT
Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease :PRAY:
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1987292)
Posted by william-james88 on October 2nd, 2018 @ 11:01pm CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease :PRAY:

I cannot stress how close to meaningless all this is. All they have is just a name they do not want to sell yet.

Also, seriously, do you anericans miss toysrus? Not the toysrus of your childhoods, i mean the store you could have walked into last year. Have your purchasing habits been affected in anyway since it closed?

All are welcomed to respond.
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1987294)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on October 2nd, 2018 @ 11:22pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease :PRAY:

I cannot stress how close to meaningless all this is. All they have is just a name they do not want to sell yet.

Also, seriously, do you anericans miss toysrus? Not the toysrus of your childhoods, i mean the store you could have walked into last year. Have your purchasing habits been affected in anyway since it closed?

All are welcomed to respond.

Honestly, I just miss it because it was part of my childhood. Every single time I went there it felt like Christmas. What I'm hoping for is that maybe they'll just transfer fully to an online business. Trying to go back to brick-and-mortar would most likely bankrupt them again. I just want ToysRUs back in some form.
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1987298)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 3rd, 2018 @ 1:06am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease :PRAY:

I cannot stress how close to meaningless all this is. All they have is just a name they do not want to sell yet.

Also, seriously, do you anericans miss toysrus? Not the toysrus of your childhoods, i mean the store you could have walked into last year. Have your purchasing habits been affected in anyway since it closed?

All are welcomed to respond.


I kinda do, next to KB Toys, as a pure dedicated toy store like you'd see back in Europe, only a lot bigger.

That said, it's not uncommon to reuse a personally owned trademark for a new start-up, but given the current state of affairs I wouldn't be surprised if they started small in a single area, and not go nation-wide from the get-go, or be the same as it once was.
Re: Toys R Us Australia News: Discount Increase, MPM Barricade, Studio Thundercracker (1987303)
Posted by Regimus Prime on October 3rd, 2018 @ 2:34am CDT
Hope floats. My childhood may not have died completely after all. :BOT:

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