TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Transformers News: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 10:00AM CST

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The Toys'R'Us website has the two next upcoming figures in the Platinum Edition series ready for preorder. Both Year of the Horse special redecoed figures, MP-10 Optimus Prime ($129.99) and Cybertron Starscream ($109.99) should be available 4th March 2014. Will you be getting these? Click on the images below for the direct link to their respective pages!

Transformers News: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime

Transformers News: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime
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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537131)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 10:07am CST
Preordered the prime. =D I wonder if it'll be cheaper at BBTS.. hmmm... and theres tax.. Might cancel once BBTS put their preorder up. I wonder if they'll still wait till Feb/2014 now that TRU put their preorders up early.
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537145)
Posted by RoundWave on December 23rd, 2013 @ 10:44am CST
Thanks for the heads up guys. The ship date on tru.com for both items shows March 4th, not April 3rd. A flipflop of 3/4 vs 4/3.


Edit: Assuming they are using US date format.


I'm considering the Prime because I missed MP-10, but that gold has not grown on me enough yet.
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537147)
Posted by Va'al on December 23rd, 2013 @ 10:53am CST
RoundWave wrote:Thanks for the heads up guys. The ship date on tru.com for both items shows March 4th, not April 3rd. A flipflop of 3/4 vs 4/3.


Edit: Assuming they are using US date format.


I'm considering the Prime because I missed MP-10, but that gold has not grown on me enough yet.


Yeah, pretty sure it is US format, just to confuse my European self. :D
Fixed!
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537158)
Posted by AutoBorst on December 23rd, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
I don't recall the original release of that Starscream selling for that price. He was like $50, if I remember correctly. Where does TRU get the balls to ask double that for this release? It's nowhere near MP quality and it's not that great of a toy.
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537160)
Posted by jasonarnold on December 23rd, 2013 @ 11:58am CST
Is the TRU version the same as the BBTS or TFsource pre-orders? BBTS has price at $159.
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537195)
Posted by It Is Him on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:18pm CST
Bbts is going to be pissed these went up early
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537196)
Posted by Rumblebee357 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:18pm CST
im on the fence with this one i need a mp prime for my collection, I missed out on the others and the price is right but that gold and black... idk
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537198)
Posted by T-Macksimus on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:21pm CST
AutoBorst wrote:I don't recall the original release of that Starscream selling for that price. He was like $50, if I remember correctly. Where does TRU get the balls to ask double that for this release? It's nowhere near MP quality and it's not that great of a toy.


Absolutely correct on the original price and the refinement of the paint job does not bring it anywhere close to being worth more than $60.00 AT MOST in my opinion. Of course, I got my original version on clearance for $25.00 so my opinion may be a bit lopsided. I have to admit that this version does look way better (more G1 for those of us who are into that look) but the price they are asking is still obscene.

As for the gold apps on Optimus... ewwww. :SICK:
(again, just my opinion. I know there are a few of you who may like it so by all means, have at it)
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537204)
Posted by Tronus_Rex on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:35pm CST
Okay, I've been keeping my mouth closed for a while, but can't anymore, YotH OP looks fUgly as hell, & Starscream needs far more paint applications/details than what has been applied.

Magnus is cool, & so is Omega', but these two are really not, not to me they aren't.
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537206)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:41pm CST
Hmm, MP11 Starscream reissue, or one of the two of these guys?

...MP11 Starscream all the way. :grin:

AutoBorst wrote:I don't recall the original release of that Starscream selling for that price. He was like $50, if I remember correctly. Where does TRU get the balls to ask double that for this release? It's nowhere near MP quality and it's not that great of a toy.


It's Toys "R" Us; it's their specialty, raising the price on exclusive redecos.

jasonarnold wrote:Is the TRU version the same as the BBTS or TFsource pre-orders? BBTS has price at $159.


Yes, both Optimus and Starscream are the exact same thing BBTS and TFSource are offering.
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537213)
Posted by jasonarnold on December 23rd, 2013 @ 3:14pm CST
My TFsource pre-order ((which was $164) was just magically "received in stock", a mere hours after realizing that TRU will have the same figure for $35 less. How ironic.... I guess they are shipping out already if you happen to overpay to a 3rd party....
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537223)
Posted by El Duque on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store just dropped by to let us know they have also listed their pre-orders for the shared exclusives Platinum Series Year of the Horse Supreme Starscream and Optimus Prime. The pre-order pages can be found below:

Supreme Starscream - $99.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

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Masterpiece Prime - $119.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

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Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537224)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:25pm CST
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537225)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:25pm CST
It was only a matter of time... >:oP
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537227)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:29pm CST
They have 927 OPs and 425 Starscreams. I'm guessing these won't sell out and will go on sale?
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537228)
Posted by jasonarnold on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:29pm CST
Let's see if TF source will lower their price to match, or let me cancel the pre-order, and subsequently strop using them forever....
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537229)
Posted by It Is Him on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
Called it
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537230)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:32pm CST
jasonarnold wrote:Let's see if TF source will lower their price to match, or let me cancel the pre-order, and subsequently strop using them forever....



I doubt TFsource will price match, they sourced their stock early from Asia, which is more costly for them hence their price. But you might as well try to cancel your preorder if you don't mind getting it at a later date.
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537235)
Posted by jasonarnold on December 23rd, 2013 @ 4:48pm CST
What crap. And how convenient that theirs all arrived TODAY and they started shipping, probably knowing everyone would cancel their order. bad business.
Re: TRU.com Preorders - Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Starscream and Optimus Prime (1537239)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 23rd, 2013 @ 5:22pm CST
I cannot pre-order anything (no credit card) but when it will come out, I WILL buy that Starscream.

Before that, it will be Metroplex, of course.

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