Masterpiece Soundwave TRU STOCK UPDATE from an employee

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Squawktalk, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Furyan

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    After striking out the past few weeks on finding any more MP Soundwaves,I talked to managers at the two in my area and both said they were not receiving anymore at all. Anyone else heard this?
     
  2. BenjaminXavier

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    TRU employees can only know what's coming on the next day's truck the night before. There's no way they know if they're not getting any more
     
  3. worldsgreatest

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    Hasbro doesn't even run HTS. It's operated by a third party vendor.
     
  4. worldsgreatest

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  5. Think122

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    You seem like a nice guy, but that e-mail wont help if anything it makes you look like a nerd raging kid with no clue on how things work.

    But I do think it came from the heart and for that I applaud the effort.

    As to SW I am sure glad I just went ahead and bought Takara Version, I did the hunt for MP-10 and was able to secure one but the stress and the hassle was just too much.

    If you have the cash, anyone that wants this fig I suggest you place a pre-order for the second Tak run as you actively search for the Tru Version...this guy should not be missed
     
  6. soundwave69

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  7. Soundwinder

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    I think the panic comes from people actually remembering last year. Plenty of people, myself included, never once saw an MP-10 in the wild. MP Soundwave is likely more hotly anticipated among collectors (due to the US release being closer to the Japanese release, as well as the fact that Takara Soundwave + four cassettes would cost more than Takara's MP-10). And knowing most retailers, they'd be more likely to order fewer Soundwaves than Optimus since he's a more obscure character.
     
  8. WhiteMocha

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    Yeah, you know, I go to TRU pretty frequently, and I never saw MP-10 on the shelves. I have seen maybe ten Thundercrackers over the course of a year, saw Rodimus one time, saw Grimlock one time (I know because I bought them both, and never saw them again). Not a great ratio. So I think when it comes to TRU MP releases, the frustration is warranted.

    Granted, I live in the Bay Area, and there are a lot of collectors here, but reading other folks' reports it sounds like supplies are just as limited in other places around the country.
     
  9. Omegax80

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    This. Guess those who don't collect MPs either forget or don't know the chaos MP-10 Prime caused. Even the scalpers were pissed. hah.
     
  10. clonemanager

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    To the Toysrus insider... Can you find out how many page hits on the MP SW ? since it released? the peak and the average hits per hour? /per day ? Those number would be totally awesome..
     
  11. Omegax80

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    I could answer that... Eighty Bajillion.

    Not sure what the purpose of knowing how many hits serves, but hey, whatever gets the calculator in your head going...

    ... Seriously, what's your rationale behind that info? It better not be: "I just want to make insider crazy."
     
  12. msterling21

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    This thread should be closed, the guy was bs'ing everyone.
     
  13. toonbot

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    Agreed, it has gone and past.

    Other quotes we've heard have said "End of August" well next week is the closest to end of August we can get. =)
     
  14. tarheels

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    Either his superiors or he was BSing us. It would have been nice to come back and let every one know why they were never put them back online on the 17th.
     
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    Welp, tomorrow is the last day of August and MP SW is still not back in stock on TRU.com. We were either lied to or this is just typical Hasbro being late on their release dates. As all restock info from TRU.com customer support has stated MP SW would be back in stock lat August.

    I'm imagining TRU is hording up a huge tall pile of cases of MP SW so they won't sell out for a while =)
     
  16. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    They are not hoarding anything, unfortunately. Once they are gone, they are gone. Good luck!
     
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    Actually, you sent it to hasbrotoyshop.com, not Hasbro. They are not the same thing.
     
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  19. toonbot

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    So what is the new re-stock date for TRU.com now that "Late August" has gone and past? TRU.com RLive Chat still thinks it is being restocked in late August....
     
  20. xMostWanted559x

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    It's probably done online