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Masterpiece Optimus Prime Sighted at U.S. Retail

Posted on 09-28-2012 at 10:54 AM by Secretcode under Transformers Masterpiece
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Let the hunt begin again! After last week's story about Masterpiece Optimus Prime being available to preorder from the Toys R Us website, many began to wonder when the toy would hit the brick and mortar stores. Now, thanks to TFW2005 boards member signals3 we have our first sighting of the U.S. Release of Masterpiece Optimus Prime at a Toys R Us in Springfield, Missouri.

Masterpiece Optimus Prime, as well as the recently released Masterpiece Thundercracker, are Toys R Us exclusives.
Views: 8,174 / Credit: signals3 of the 2005 Boards!

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Smasher
Coolness.
Hopefully we'll have similar luck.

I still haven't seen a Thundercracker.
Butuman
Pics?
Optimist_Prime
TacomaPrime
pics or BAN!
DethPike
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pics or BAN!
LMAO
Arkitect76
what a way to psych people up....lets see if it holds though without pics...dont these usually show up in the west coast
megatroptimus
Also found in Canada, I went downstairs this morning and noticed my MP-10 was still there.

signals3
I will post a pic when I get home. I am not great on this iPhone thing yet.
Thundershot
You people act like you haven't seen pics of him before... If I ever found something new, I sure wouldn't post pics of the receipt. If you don't believe me, it's your problem, not mine. I would still have the figure.
BenjaminXavier
There's only one TRU in Springfield, Mo. Someone should call them and ask if they have it in stock.
Cracka J
well, if this is true hopefully they'll get online stock in soon too and start sending out orders before 10/15
MrFX
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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
You people act like you haven't seen pics of him before... If I ever found something new, I sure wouldn't post pics of the receipt. If you don't believe me, it's your problem, not mine. I would still have the figure.
Well, the reason we ask is that ANY yahoo can come in here and make a claim and send people on a wild goose chase. ESPECIALLY when someone says he's been sighted stateside 15 days before the TRU ship date.
Transformified
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Originally Posted by MrFX View Post
Well, the reason we ask is that ANY yahoo can come in here and make a claim and send people on a wild goose chase. ESPECIALLY when someone says he's been sighted stateside 15 days before the TRU ship date.
Don't items usually appear in store long before they appear on the site?
BenjaminXavier
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Originally Posted by Transformified View Post
Don't items usually appear in store long before they appear on the site?
No, they usually appear in store first.
signals3
Uh. I am not any yahoo, and I am working on the pic thing. Try to have a little faith, I have been a member since 2003!
Skeeve
Could you type in the UPC codes or SKU number from the bottom of the box?
signals3
Can someone please tell me how to add pics this thing!!!
Robogeek28
And so it begins....
signals3
If you want to see the pictures that I took, will someone please help me to add them.
megatroptimus
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Originally Posted by MrFX View Post
Well, the reason we ask is that ANY yahoo can come in here and make a claim and send people on a wild goose chase.
Seriously, when was the last time someone reported a fake sighting?
signals3
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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
Seriously, when was the last time someone reported a fake sighting?
Yeah, but I wouldn't. I didn't even have to. I did it because I was excited and I thought others might be, but all I get is grief.

still waiting for someone to tell me how to add pictures to the message board......
KING KONVOY
This is exciting!
signals3
Gee, is that a picture in your post. I wish I COULD DO THAT! I have a receipt pic!
Kaijumaster
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Originally Posted by signals3 View Post
Yeah, but I wouldn't. I didn't even have to. I did it because I was excited and I thought others might be, but all I get is grief.

still waiting for someone to tell me how to add pictures to the message board......
when you hit reply and down below the text box is an option "manage attachments"
Thelonicon
If you aren't linking the image to a website you need "Go Advanced" when you post. Then choose to "Add Attachment" (the paper clip icon). Then select the image file to upload it. I'm not sure how well it works on IOS, but that is what you would do from a computer
signals3
Sloppy but done. Pics added to original post! Thanks for thez elp. It was a lot better than people accusing me of making the whole thing up like a crazy person
Movie PRIME
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Originally Posted by signals3 View Post
Can someone please tell me how to add pics this thing!!!
Here is a video that tells you how to do it!
Posting Images - YouTube
lildevilchick
TRU probably already has their stock. It's very likely that Hasbro told them not to put the figure on shelves until a certain date and this TRU just didn't comply with that request.

I was at a local TRU a couple weeks back and they were restocking their shelves. I happened to notice a box of Hobbit figures that was lying on the floor that said not to be put out until sometime in October. Most stores get their stock well before the street date.
prime326
And you got the GDO's??? Wow you hit the jackpot on that visit
signals3
Perhaps NOW a news credit in in order!
Thelonicon
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Perhaps NOW a news credit in in order!
I think that is quite likely. Great find!
OCProwl
Nice work signals3! Just out of curiosity, how many did they have?
Arkitect76
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Came to tru this morning in Springfield mo and found mp prime!!! Hooray! I am gonna put him onAttachment 27322988

Attachment 27322989 lay-away!
i think i just let one loose in my pants....ill be back....
signals3
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Originally Posted by OCProwl View Post
Nice work signals3! Just out of curiosity, how many did they have?
I got mine out of the box. They were stocking when I went in. There are 2 to a case. I did the whole lay away thing because this is a Christmas present for myself, plus I bought 4 deluxes yesterday, and I am tapped out of toy money for a while. I can wait.
DethPike
Congrats! Now I need to check my TRU daily... I don't think I've really WANTED a TF this bad in a while.
BingoBrown
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Congrats! Now I need to check my TRU daily... I don't think I've really WANTED a TF this bad in a while.
I think most people would say the same thing, which worries me (but I do have one on preorder through TRU.com). I just don't see MP Prime sitting around as much as Thundercracker.
signals3
I had a feeling yesterday that today I was gonna find something. I was just looking for the Asia-Bots, since I found Swerve on Wednesday, I knew TRU got a truck on Friday, but I wasnt' expecting this, and I was freaking out.....calmly. I am glad that they kept the long stacks!!! I am just glad I found the dumb thing and got it over with, now I don't have to keep going in there all the time and seeing an empty shelf. Although the Voyager Asia-Bots should be next.......hmmm.
xMostWanted559x
I'm hoping next week in ca
DethPike
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I think most people would say the same thing, which worries me (but I do have one on preorder through TRU.com). I just don't see MP Prime sitting around as much as Thundercracker.
I'm hanging onto hope that being Prime and all, they made a butt-ton of him. Fingers crossed.
Arkitect76
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I had a feeling yesterday that today I was gonna find something. I was just looking for the Asia-Bots, since I found Swerve on Wednesday, I knew TRU got a truck on Friday, but I wasnt' expecting this, and I was freaking out.....calmly. I am glad that they kept the long stacks!!!
AWESOME dude!!!....Release the hounds!!!....lol...

Im on a mission now....
signals3
Here is his SKU# in case it's hard to see. 653569776314.
DethPike
BIZARRE!

Ok so I called my Toys R Us in Exton PA - gave them the sku # to look up and see when they expected any. The guy on the phone was the manager - he said they HAD two of them LAST WEEK and they sold immediately. I never saw them on a shelf.

So it might not just be Missouri - apparently, according to this manager at TRU - he had two here in PA last week. Whoever got them must not be on TFW or didn't care to report it if they are. Call your local Toys R Us - you might get a surprise like I did.
The Commander
just called mine...nadda.
ex dtw2003
Oh wow - this is crazy.
lildevilchick
Most TRU's probably won't sell the figures for awhile since Hasbro probably told them to wait until October to put them on shelves. They don't have to do what Hasbro asks, but a majority of stores do.
RapidBlast
Blue roller, hooray!
Starfire22
My TRU just got the GDOs in, so hopefully they'll get this in as well.
rick3d
South Cal always be the last place to see new toys. sigh....
signals3
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South Cal always be the last place to see new toys. sigh....
Can you get me an Armada Cyclonus when your TRU gets one.

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