The All Encompassing "Rage At TRU" Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by zeroomegazx, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. RustyBarnacles

    RustyBarnacles Well-Known Member

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    Boycott TRU? I don't order from them anyway so....OK I'M IN!
     
  2. flik68

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    how about u learn u arent talking to a kid fool. im 35 and have collected for years so i think u should watch ur mouth. it was supposed to be midnight and i cant help that it wasnt and u didnt get all ur beauty sleep. sounds like u need to go take a nap. o and i can comment what the hell i want to.
     
  3. Xaxis

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    This is exactly why a boycott wouldn't work. Scalpers wouldn't boycott, and the toys not purchased directly through TRU by collectors would just leave more for scampers.

    I hardly ever shop at TRU anyway because their prices are too high. I only get exclusives from them.

    As said previously, communication is key here. Send TRU corporate a well-written letter (make sure it's worded maturely and not just a "I'm not gonna buy from you WAAAAAAH" rant). Write Hasbro, start a petition showing fan support for a different exclusive vendor.
     
  4. edgs2099

    edgs2099 Optimistically realistic. Moderator

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    I wouldn't brag about being 35 with that typing skill.
     
  5. megaxz01

    megaxz01 Transformer up and comer

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    What's the big deal? A friend of mine and I ordered ours at 4:30 this morning (CST).

    People sometimes just need to be on their toes. I do think scalpers suck, though.
     
  6. Computron34

    Computron34 Always Tired

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    Wow that stinks.
     
  7. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    I feel your pain but how can we boycott something that's sold out?
     
  8. icewolf74

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    Yeah, this is the route I would take if I were desperate for this figure and didn't feel like waiting. Although, I didn't know he was a Comic-Con exclusive figure too? Are there any differences between the retail version and the SDCC version other than a "comic con" sticker attached to the front of the box?
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    Cold. :lol 
     
  10. flik68

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    u can read it just fine cant u? plus im at work to have to type short and fast. so :)  lol
     
  11. Flyby33

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    If you boycott I could hurt future releases of mps at tru. It seems target and Walmart want nothing to do with the mp exclusives.
     
  12. Steroid Prime

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    Good luck with your boycott.

    They suck.

    We all hate them.

    But they are the only game in town that does US MP releases right now.

    SO DEAL WITH IT

    have a nice day
     
  13. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    Everyone will get their fair chance. They just need to show some patience.

    Technology isn't perfect. BBTS and Amazon are stores whose sole existence resides online, so they have to be on top of their shit. They don't have a choice. TRU is predominantly brick and mortar. And technology is never foolproof.

    Maybe they do that so they can gauge how well the item is selling? Or perhaps to give people across the continent a chance to get him, since the US is made up of these things called "time zones." My friend that lives in California is probably still sleeping right now.
     
  14. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    I would really love to see how all of these people would react if Walmart were carrying the MP releases. At least TRU has some semblance of customer service.
     
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    good point
     
  16. jignat

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    While Im miffed that I missed out on MP10 last year, it just encourages me (in the future) to just get the Takara version, take a hit to wallet, but not my arteries.

    I dont want a Heart Attack over not getting a TF.
     
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    I don't think it will. I mean, let's assume that the OP actually sticks to his boycott. And let's say a few start doing the same. That's hardly going to make a difference. It's Soundwave, one of the most iconic characters in the franchise's history. Soundwave and MP fans that skipped the Takara version for a multitude of reasons aren't going to do the same with this one. It's a Masterpiece Value Pack and a relative steal compared to the Takara release. We're not just considering people here, but on the other forums, as well as Transformers fans that don't actively post on message boards. Too many people are going to want it. A boycott backed by a few people frustrated with the system will hardly put a dent into things.
     
  18. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Yeah, just be thankful that ToysRUs is around.

    Because for me Walmart never helps their customers, Sears is taking away their toys, Zellers is out of business, but when Target comes their toy selection won't be big enough. I can always count on ToysRUs for any toys.
     
  19. bonewire

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    12 am EST was a rumor, past experience is the best indicator of present actions, MP 10 went up around 4 am last year so did Thundercracker, luckily i woke up at 4:30 and checked the website. Just be patient.
     
  20. Digilaut

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    Boycotting TRU will not help a thing, as you won't be able to get enough people to join to make any impact.

    However, let's pretend for a moment it works, what will happen?
    I hope you're aware the reason TRU carries Transformers 'exclusives' like the Masterpiece line is because no other store wants to order them.

    Sorry to hear you're having problems with securing a MP Sounwave. Not saying distribution couldn't be better, but if you want to make sure TRU stops carrying stuff like the Masterpieces (or things like Animated Rodimus, Ratchet and Arcee, also exclusives) by all means, go ahead and boycot the hell out of it. :-/