Toys R Us UK NOT getting Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Rotorstorm, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    TRU UK to Not Stock MP Optimus?

    I am so bloody annoyed by this I can't express myself properly, guess I'll look at getting a Tomy one. Hasbro obviously don't want pounds and pence any more.

    First Prime fails to get past wave 3 in most places, then generations fails to release until November and is limited to TRU...

    I officially give up trying to find transformer toys at UK retail. I'll look if i'm in the area but I am not going anywhere specifically looking for something in this country ever again unless at Auto Assembly as often all you see is cyberverse or Bumblebee.

    UPDATE

    TRU UK have since confirmed on facebook that MP Prime is still coming to TRU and that it just is not on customer service systems yet.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2012
  2. Omnius

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    So on top of Dark Energon, First Edition re-releases, Generations GDO, MP TC we can add this to the list?

    Would it actually be easier to compile a list of what we are getting? It'll be much shorter.
     
  3. baggzey23

    baggzey23 psn - baggzey23

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    I am so pissed off right now
    I hope hasblow learn from their mistakes
     
  4. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    That sucks... I wonder why that is.. I'm getting kind of worried that the same thing is going to happen here in the States to be honest with you. He hasn't shown up in the slightest yet, not for preorder anywhere..
     
  5. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    And this is another reason why a figure being made into a Toys R Us exclusive sucks.
     
  6. Omnius

    Omnius Well-Known Member

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    TRU exclusives are hit and miss - we got MP Roddy and Grimlock, the recent Rage over Cybertron 3-pack, but none of the Animated Deluxes (Arcee, Rodimus etc). We always get the movie line repaints, which is mildly irritating...
     
  7. Valkysas

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    Better it being a Toys R Us exclusive than not happening at all.
     
  8. Blitz.

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    you know sometimes I just.... I'd 1 time like to say good job Hasbro UK but f**k me they make that a hard job.

    right now collecting has taken a back seat in my hobby life and they seem intent on not seeing a single penny at least not locally.
     
  9. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    Chalking that up to being available just in time for black Friday.
     
  10. Blitz.

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    I'd put it up to Hasbro UK just letting TF's die here as nothing new has come out in months that was not Kreo related
     
  11. Jaicen

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    Just further proof that Hasbro suck, there's no other conclusions to draw.
    To be honest, not stocking Thundercracker bothers me more, but I would happily have given them my pennies for MP10.

    One question though, I thought he had been found in the system and a price was confirmed? Why bother setting him up then canning the release?
     
  12. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    what the fuck? really? :(  hope it gets released in the states and plentiful
     
  13. emoo

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    Being the middle of september with still no word on a U.S. release I'm starting to wonder if that's going to wind up being the case here as well, and just have it turn into a hasbro asia exclusive. Considering it released there just as the sdcc card said the release date would be and have hasbro later saying we never said we would release it in the U.S.

    Hopefully I'm wrong and it's just getting held back for a holiday release and will be readily available, but at this point I can see it going either way
     
  14. Cal

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    Oh, that's bullshit. MP-11 was the best thing on the horizon, but Hasbro just had to say "No, sir!"
     
  15. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    That sucks. It's odd that we haven't seen any preorders for it in the US, either. I hope this doesn't turn into the First Edition fiasco again.
     
  16. ex dtw2003

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    Why be mad at Hasbro and not TRU for not stocking it?
     
  17. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

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    Question: do the TFs sell well in UK?
     
  18. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    You guys are a hoot. Hasbro would sell 10 trillion MP-10's if retailers would by them. But $100 toys are not flying off the shelves. Blame retailers and end users but not Hasbro.
     
  19. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    So is Japan, like, the ONLY place Transformer shit is guaranteed to come out? I know Europe has had it worse than the States for the most part, but what are you guys getting if nothing else seems to be showing up? Nothing past wave 3 prime, no MP releases no FE rerelease, and no asia exclusive generations...
     
  20. Valkysas

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    Actually, Hasbro doesn't even offer most transformer toys for retailers to order.
     

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