Studio Series TRU Exclusive Thundercracker Revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by hiway7, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Mumble-bee

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    riiight. because an exclusive wasn't decided on several months ago so it could be produced, cross the ocean from China, and be trucked all across the nation in time for a street date that was likely determined before Christmas 2017 ...
    and the threat of liquidation was probably floated less than a week before the news hit.
     
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  2. Shin Densetsu

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    Plus TRU may have been the only retailer that wanted to sell it when offered to retailers last year prior to the listings first showing up in their computers.

    Why do people think exclusives are procured by retailers in the span of a week? An exclusive is planned and procured months head of its release, at the very LEAST.
     
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  3. IceConvoy

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    Last I remember, the listing for Thundercracker was in the TRU system since around May of last year. No doubt the deal for it to be made would have been well prior to that.
     
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  4. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Rightt. As if TRU's troubles only surfaced recently...lol.
     
  5. kylash327

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    Sure would suck if these get held because of a street date that will never come.
     
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    You know, since we are getting a Nitro Zeus repaint. I would love a repaint of Cogman with a new head. That mold deserves a proper release in some form, and I love the Cogman toy, I would be fine paying the premium for even more paint, even if I don't know what character it would be.
     
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    Uhh...live action movie Chromedome?
     
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  8. Yaujta

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    That would actually be kind of cool. The mold would look really good in Chromedome's colors.
     
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    IDK I was thinking Getaway or maybe even Point Blank
     
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    Not that I'm worried or anything, but would Toysrus closing mean this figure will be rare to anyone who can get their hands on it? Basically like the new Deluxe Leadfoot.
     
  11. Dirge121

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    Stopped by my local today and no sign of it or anything released post TLK exclusives. Not expecting it to show up following the liquidation news
     
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    I doubt it will be rare, i mean they already produced the figures. They will get sold somewhere, hasbro isn't going to incinerate them or anything.
     
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    I'm just surprised about the one sold on ebay for $160 USD. Plus Toysrus is closing, so how would you be able to find Thundercracker then?
     
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    All of the inventory from stores that closed doesn't just vaporize, it will have to be sold somewhere thats all Im saying. No idea where, but the stock has to go somewhere. If I find these in Canada I'd be more than willing to buy them up and sell them for cost + international shipping to TFW members. If there is people here that would take them off my hands thay is. I will likely not add this to my collection so i don't want to get stuck with multiples lol.
     
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    True that Toysrus Canada is not closing yet. But it is hard to say if they will be sold in Canada. Because I've seen some exclusives that were only US.

    I'm even trying to erase my memory of the scary customer today at the return desk.
     
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    I believe Canada gets all the TRU exclusive transformers that the US does. Not 100% sure but ill keep my eyes open at my local tru.
     
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    So will I, but I don't think it's worth buying multiples to sell.
     
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    How do you check the inventory?
     
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    My TRU has this thing about not getting new stuff until a month or so after initial release, meaning if the liquidation happens, I won't be seeing Thundercracker in my area.
     
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    I’d take you up on that offer
     

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