I want a showpiece from TRU

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  1. Classio

    Classio Well-Known Member

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    MY local Toys R Us has a Transformers display case showcasing Cybertron Optimus Prime vs. King Starscream. There's an art background that shows a horizon of Planet Cybertron. I asked one of the employees if it's for sale and he said no. Now, employees don't always have the correct info so how can I manage to obtain this set piece as I need it for a short Transformers film? I know there has to be a way.
     
  2. Pimpimus Prime

    Pimpimus Prime (┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐) TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd check eBay. At least at the local TRU, the employees often take the displays and try to sell them.
     
  3. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ask the manager of the store. Employees sometimes don't know or could be trying to save it for themselvs. It is possible the manager will offer it for free when the store is done displaying it.
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Also, since I think that's one of those objects that is just part of the store's bill, you might be able to offer money for it when they tear it down/destroy it/etc.
     
  5. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I was gonna offer $25 for ours (CD Hotshot, CD shattershot, 2 scrapmetal, galvatron) but everything was covered in hot glue...
     
  6. ams

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    Most, if not all, have their joints glued into position, so they're worthless as toys... still cool for display, I suppose.
     
  7. ams

    ams Generation All Veteran

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    Gah!
    *double post*
     
  8. Kupp

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    Hot Glue can be peeled off of plastic, but it is time comsuming.
     
  9. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    yeah the one at my TRU is covered in tons of hot glue..
     
  10. Thundercracker

    Thundercracker Contemptuous

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    I've seen them use SCREWS to hold their feet down in those displays.*palms face*
     
  11. Fit For natalie

    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    Better than having the figures fall over when kids or teens jostle the display case. Then they'd have to reset the figures after closing time.
     
  12. DJ Soundwave

    DJ Soundwave Action Figure Master

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    Since I'm the main action figure collector in my town i was able to get ahold of that display.
     

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