TRU Actually Clearanced a MOVIE Toy!!!

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  1. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    I went to Toys R' Us today. I had a $10 gift card, and I had a $3 coupon for doing that stupid survey thing they give out...

    So I scoured the movie merchandise, but alas...I had everything already. (Other than the really kiddy stuff)

    Then a thought dawned on me!

    After talking to my pal Superquad the other day, both of us came to the conclusion that Leader Optimus Prime needs some silver...similar to the Target Exclusive Robovision Optimus Prime.

    So ultimately, I decided to pick up a second Leader Prime (just like Superquad, who beat me to the punch)

    I walked around the store some more...even went to the very back where the old Transformers stuff is. Nothing. Holding my Leader Prime, I started towards the registers...but figured, hey, why not check out the clearance section!

    and behold what was sitting on the shelf:

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    I immediately put down my full price toy, and snatched him up. I started the toy down making sure nothing was wrong...even jabbed my little fingers through the "TRY ME" spot to test the electronics. Ultimately I ended up taking it to the front desk and asking them to open it, so I could make sure everything was OK. (As all clearance merchandise sales are final)

    Everything was cool...I fully transformed him from truck to robot and back to truck...and then I headed back to toys...as there is a sale going on right now, where if you spend $25 you get a $5 gift card free.

    I bought the Prime and an extra Deluxe (that I already had, and that I'll return using my original receipt to Walmart) and got a $5 gift card...after some hassle (clearance merchanise isn't Transformers merchandise according to TRU)

    Well...there ya have it! TRU actually clearanced a new movie toy! Incredible to say the least!
     
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    Very nice score, bud. :thumb 
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    sweet
     
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    Dam! I wish I had a Toys R Us near me ... well ... I wish there was one in SF period!
     
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    Razorwing The Fallen Alternity.

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    man.. who in gods name would give back a Leader Optimus Prime?! but hey, it was good for you.. lol.. I hope I can run into something like this.
     
  6. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    And I was there today, too... I should learn to check the clearance section more often. If you don't mind my asking, what time did you go?
     
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    I havent even seen that version yet. Im in LA and I visit 3 Targets and 3 WM almost every day.
     
  8. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    No Leader Primes in LA? Thats kind of hard to believe, especially considering the number I have seen in Lancaster (we NEVER get anything)
     
  9. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    I went around 5:00pm

    I told my friend (who collects GIJoes) and he said he saw it the day before...but passed on it.

    BTW, Soundblaster1, you're not the guy I saw in the Parkesburg Walmart the night the movie toys came out? The same guy I saw at Toys R US in Lancaster at 10:00am? Just curious...
     
  10. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Not me. I wasn't out on the 2nd and I don't go out in the morning.

    You wouldn't happen to have a beard and a green coat, would you? I keep seeing that person at the Fruitville Pike Walmart... The only thing I remember besides that is (about a year and a half ago) is he wanted a G1 Blaster...
     
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    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    OK...I don't see many Transformers fans...and I thought it was weird that I ran into this guy twice...

    So there is more than just the two of us in the Lancaster, PA area...

    No...I'm 6'2" and bald. No beard for me.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Tarheels is in Hanover, RKillian (I think that's his name) is between me and Harrisburg. I've run into coat/beard d00d twice... Once he was talking to a guy I know from school (about the Blaster)...

    I have at least 4 other friends in the area that know -some- about Transformers... None of them buy anything, though.

    I think the coat/beard d00d is the area scalper, judging by how fast he was moving through WalMart... The last time I saw him 2 cases of Alts (Ravage/Rumble) disappeared...

    That makes what... 11 or so people?

    (Kinda off topic, but were there any Legends Primes at TRU when you went? I looked but couldn't find any... but a group of little kids trashed the front display pretty much directly before I got there...) (young as in probably 5-6) (this was about 2 -2:30)

    EDIT: Rkillian is the other board member from around here.
     
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    I know why you got him for $20.00! Because he was transformed into truck mode, and now you'll have to spend 3 minutes of your life putting him back into his appropriate bot mode!

    *walks out of thread shaking head* oh the thing you people'll buy.


    ...Actually $20.00 for that is AMAZING. we charge 70 here.
     
  14. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    No Legends Primes...everyone else was present though...

    I think he was sold out on opening day though...I haven't seen any since then!
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Darn. I've been calling around and nobody else is stocking them. And I hate HTS (best online price)...
     
  16. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Well, I go on pretty frequent toy runs to York, Harrisburg, Reading, Exton and so on and so forth. If you want me to call you or send you a text message if I find one, let me know via PM.

    I can pick it up and we can meet and exchange toys for dough, hahaha. No harm in working together to defeat the bearded scalper.

    Next week I'm goin' on a run to Exton/King of Prussia to buy a piece of jewelry for my lady...so I can let you know if I find one.
     
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    That isn't a clearence item. That is a discount on a returned item. A clearence would apply to all of the copies of the same toy.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    If you find one in the Manheim Township/Northern Lancaster/Lincon Highway area, let me know. I won't bite the bullet and order from HTS unless I have to. I'd give you my cell #, but it's never on... BTW, I really appreciate the help.
     
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    I can understand that. However, I'm just going by the receipt chief!
    (and now I'm going to go enjoy my clearanced Leader Prime!:D )

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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    You both win.
     

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