TRU are batshit insane

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by llamatron, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't believe this. Ok, so over in the USA Movie G1 Jazz (the white repaint) is a Target exclusive right? Somehow it ended up as a TRU exclusive over here (Aus). The deluxe class retails for around $25 - $30 AU (which is around $22 - $26 US). Reports have come in that TRU have started putting this guy out on the shelves... his price? $50 AU ($44 US). Double the normal price of a deluxe. WHAT THE HELL?

    (Note: I don't even want one but the madness of the situation makes me crazy)
     
  2. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Hell 22-26 is way to much for a deluxe
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    And people wonder why I won't buy current deluxes online unless I can get them on sale...

    llama, they probably won't sell and find their way to clearance sometime...
     
  4. Gears

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    Damn that blows.
     
  5. Wingsbr

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    About as bad as WM selling the TRU Reissue UM a while back for 99.00, rollback prices my ....
     
  6. Greenshadow0

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    Haha, and we mistook it for Masterpiece until we got confirmation that it was just a jacked-up price. :lol 
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    thats fucking bullshit man over here he just goes regular retail.
     
  8. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Man, that is crazy. I want that figure, but I wouldn't pay that over the odds for it.
     
  9. Big_Daddy

    Big_Daddy The. Balls. Will. Touch.<br><b><font color=blue>Bi

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    Hah, if we were lucky enough to get ANY kind of exclusive over here, we'd have to pay out of our asses to get it, so you're lucky to get some exclusives at all... Or how about Ultimate BB? Swedish retail price is set at $200...
     
  10. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    prices varie all over the world, but that is just stupied, the only reason it shouldever cost more is if the item is MORE expensiv for the store to buy in so they have to have a higher price for it to earn money.
     
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    nintendofreakgc Bumblebee fan

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    Damn it, part of me wanted to get that G1-style Jazz, seeing as how I don't have any sort of Jazz, I can't find any sort of Jazz, and he would go well with my Classics figures.

    Oh well, it will so go on sale or clearance, so I'll just have to keep an eye on TRU catalogues and pop into my nearest store on a more regular basis.

    Oh, and llamatron, any word on G1 repaint Starscream in Australia? I believe he's a Target exclusive as well in the USA, so I figure you might have some word on him.
     
  12. Omnius

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    Damn that's like, what, about £22 in UK currency?! We already pay over the odds at £9.99. :(  Crazy...
     
  13. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    WOW! And i thought Hasbro screwed Canada.
     
  14. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not sure what's happening with the G1 Starscream repaint, I haven't heard or seen anything about him yet.
     
  15. Shin-Gouki

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    Hasbro overseas = Scalper!
     
  16. Chosen

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    Wouldn't that be TRU scalping them, not Hasbro?

    Insane price, yes, but I can't help but remember Universe Sunstorm. That guy's price was varied around the country, but the only places I ever found it had it at the high end of the spectrum - $19.96. Wasn't worth it in the least!
     
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    Man that is a complete rip, I got this guy and 4 other movie deluxes from the US for the price of that.
     
  18. CdnShockwave

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    That's nuts! Man, TRU sucks.

    Canadian dollar FTW!
     

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