Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime will not be Wide Release! - TRU Exclusive

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  1. Movie PRIME

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    Staff Update - A trusted source at TRU has denied this rumor and confirmed that this will be a Toys R Us exclusive. Full story here:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers...ll-be-a-toys-r-us-exclusive-in-the-us-175550/




    I just posted this in the SDCC 2012 - Masterpiece Optimus Prime thread, but felt it deserved its own news spot.

    Ok so I just got done talking to Rob on the Hasbro customer live chat here Live Chat

    This is what he had to say about Masterpice Optimus Prime.

    "Thank you for waiting. Regrettably an official release date is not available for this figure. However, I am aware this toy will be sold at the following retailers: Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target and Toys R Us. I would suggest checking our web site in the future for updates on this item."

    So bad news is it looks like he is not coming out this month.

    Good news is it looks like he will be a wide release! So hopefully we can all get our hands on him easily!!!!!

    ::Edit:: Seeing as it keeps getting asked for, this is his SKU 863856
     
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  2. vm-01

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    They're both good news to my broke ass wallet.
     
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    Wide release? Oh Primus yes.
     
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    Great news! I'm thinking it still won't be "easy" to find him, but it won't be quite the mission impossible that required for finding TRU exclusive Transformers.
     
  5. 03Mach1

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    I'm still skeptical of any news given by a customer service rep. I'll wait until the official announcement.
     
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    Awesome.
     
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    Yeah, either this is really good news or just a typical clueless rep that's just making stuff up cause they don't know anything.
     
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    Assuming this is true, this should help keep the price down.
     
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    This.
     
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    That'd be awesome considering there's no TRU for miles where I am.
     
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    This is promising even if it's from a customer service rep. For the sake of everyone wanting one, let's hope the info is accurate and OP is a wide release.
     
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    What are the differences between this and the Takara release, other than Roller's color?
     
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    Makes sense as both Movie Trilogy and Ultimate Optimus Prime have sold well in my area.
     
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    Lighter blues and reds. Interior of trailer has much less, or no, silver.
    Headlights on chest are painted yellow... Axe is more a red color, i think.
     
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    If this is true, this is awesome.
     
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    yes YES YES!!!!! :D 
     
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    I don't mean to get anyone down, but info from reps doesn't have the best history of being true in the past.
     
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    A wide release means more figures will be made and will drive the price down.

    Also, the price will be lower because retailers have to compete with each other and we won't have one store basically setting the price at whatever they want (I'm looking at you TRU and your shady way of jacking up the price of your MPs several different times during the same release)
     
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    You never know.
     
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    This crossed my mind as well.

    How accurate can the feedback from *1* Hasbro Customer Service rep be?

    But, we do have evidence which could point either way.

    Don't figures have exclusivity information on the placecard sitting next to them at the conventions?

    Also where is the store exclusive sticker on the packaging of the MP Prime displayed at each convention?

    When announced at each convention don't the Hasbro representatives there announce that it's an exclusive when the figure is shown/at the panels?

    Optimus Prime is THE iconic character of the Transformers brand. It would make more sense if he was a mass release. There's also the fact that the version of MP-01 which came out in 2006 for the 20th Anniversary of the 1986 movie (DVD Prime as it's referred to) was a mass release...which could possibly point to the same thing for this version as well.
     

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