Should I even bother to look for masterpiece grimlock in the store?

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  1. fjork_duf

    fjork_duf New Member

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    Just wondering if you guys still see masterpiece grimlock in the store. I'd buy it online but it seems that most people are price gouging.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    I haven't seen him for a while.
     
  3. anotheran

    anotheran Old skooler

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    I've never seen him at the TRU in minneapolis. I did see him in many canadian TRUs but that was 2 months ago. I vist a TRU every week and I haven't seen them since.
     
  4. Deceptijohn

    Deceptijohn Metallikato Master

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    I'm thinking you're too late, because I was too late and had to pay more on the secondary market for my tardiness, but that's life. It's on its way to me right now. I wouldn't dawdle any more if I were you as prices can only go up from here.
     
  5. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    They are still at most Canadian TRUs. Or at least the couple I visited today. But they are $79.99.
     
  6. CETERUS PRIME

    CETERUS PRIME Well-Known Member

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    And the 30% off sale begins tomorrow in Canada, so $55.99 at the sale price until Christmas, if you can find one.
     
  7. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Still see at least one every time I go to my TRU.
     
  8. Battleconvoy005

    Battleconvoy005 Banned

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    There are a bunch here at TRU in Nanuet NY
     
  9. kamuix

    kamuix weeeeee

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    haven't seen any around my tru, but a local hobby shop has it at 129.99. eek.
     
  10. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    I saw two in Cary, NC yesterday. See if you can't PM with someone here on the boards to obtain one from a TRU near one of them.
     
  11. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    still a bunch near me
     
  12. Predaking

    Predaking Well-Known Member

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    I saw one a week ago but I think most of the stock are gone from TRU already. I got mine about a month ago because I had a feeling that it won't be on the shelves for long and I was right. Good luck with the hunt I am sure you can still find it but it's pretty scarce right now.
     
  13. bignick1693

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    i think they are still in my tru. it is always good to check.
     
  14. bulletthebluesky

    bulletthebluesky Mmmm... Beer

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    NEVER saw one in my local TRU. Was able to jump on the preorder through their dot com, though.
     
  15. MegaHavok

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    I found mine in a returns basket.
    I asked the clerk if that was available for purchase.
    She said yes please take it, I'ts not on the planogram so i was just gonna take it to the back
    Go Figure
     
  16. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    There's still at least 6 at my closest TRU in Colonie NY.
     
  17. dsprks75

    dsprks75 Well-Known Member

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    There were 3 at the Orange Park TRU in Jacksonville FL last weekend.
     
  18. Big Filipino

    Big Filipino John 3:16-17 says it all

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    I still see him around at the local TRU I go to (at least 4 or 5 of them)
     
  19. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    To the OP, not sure where you live, but if there are multiple TRU in the area, take the stock number (should be in the resource section) to your closest TRU and kindly ask someone at the returns desk to look in the computer at other stores in the area to see if there are any, and if so, have them put one on hold. Can probably do it over the phone, but I am not sure how helpful they will be during Christmas season (I havent been to a TRU in weeks).
     
  20. lordcryotek

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    I talked to a TRU guy a couple months back, and they said they got like four in when he was first in stores (he also commented that they were really awesome, hehe...) but they sold out within a day or two. They got some more in a month later, but they also sold out immediately. I really wish Hasbro had gone with someone other than TRU on Grimlock.
     

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