US Toys-R-Us Stores to Carry MP CNY/YOTH Optimus Prime!?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Optimus423, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Optimus423

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    I found the UPC to MP CNY/YOTH Optimus Prime the other day (653569938477) and I decided to search the inventory system at the Toys-R-Us store that I work at. It seems as though TRU stores in the USA will be carrying them since my local distribution center has 364 of them on order. They ship 2 per case and they will retail for $129.99. The R-Web number for it will be 979393. I have no clue on CNY Supreme Starscream since I have no interest in it.

    I plan on buying one so... Challenge accepted!
     

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    Well... I'm sure it'll be as difficult to obtain as all TRU-MP figures.
     
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    You should keep an eye out for the current ones. The TRU near me got a boatload of Acidstorm in. So here's hoping that those whom did not get MP Soundwave will be able to get him soon.
     
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    I'm hoping to get this guy at Amazon...

    IF I can save enough, IF I can resist temptations, IF I don't change my mind, and IF I can stop saying IF.
     
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    03Mach1 Logic has been replaced with blind ignorance.

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    979393. Thank you for that!
    One can only hope.
     
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    C'mon and bring mp-11 over here!
     
  7. Dark Skull

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    Open DC orders: 364?

    I hope that doesn't mean what I think it means. If it does, then I'll play it safe and order off of BBTS.
     
  8. Optimus423

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    I ran checks on Soundwave and Acid Storm for the past couple of weeks and my DC currently has 0 on order. We actually have 1 MP Soundwave only because it was someone's layaway and it was cancelled due to the layaway deadline. So it's currently sitting on the shelf. Both Soundwave and Acid Storm are marked X (discontinued) in our system though so it may be highly unlikely.
     
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    There's always the possibility of more to be ordered. Aren't they scheduled for a February release? If so, there's plenty of time to order more. Plus the DC orders only count for our region, I believe. I could be wrong.
     
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    No problem, always a pleasure to help the community.
     
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    I may be mistaken, but Ithink this isold news. We already knew that at least BBTS and TRU.Anyway, I think these will be easier to find than MPs given the fact that multiple retailers (possibly also amazon given their other "Year of the ..." offerings) will sell them. Also, if the platinum items are any indication, they will have a higher stock than the true MP releases.

    Anyway, would rather have regular old optimus than this gaudy one.
     
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    Hopefully. I'm just afraid this would turn out like how MP-10 did.
     
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    If BBTS offers it for 129.99 as well, I won't even waste my time trying through TRU.
     
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    If it's the same price through Amazon or BBTS I'm not even gonna bother with TRU.
     
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    No, you're right. There are DCs scattered over nation. How many? Not sure, but that 364 is just for that region.
     
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    Of course, there's always Robotkingdom.com. They claim to already have it in stock and ready to ship.

    Edit: Wow, actually, my original order says it's already in Chicago. Huh, no shipping notice or anything. I might it shortly after Christmas.
     
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    Either way, BBTS has it for the US price (So their site says). So.....rather than to constantly waste untold amounts of gas competing with everyone else in town that wants one (especially knowing the TRU in my area tends to ALWAYS get limited quantities of MP toys) I'd rather not deal with TRU. Period. Not even their god forsaken website that seemingly no one in that department knows how to update on stock quantities appropriately. I'll pay BBTS for the toy and for shipping. I KNOW I'll get one.

    Yeah, but to have them ship it to me it's probably going to end up more expensive than buying it from BBTS.
     
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    Oh, I agree... shipping wasn't cheap. Then again, it won't be any worse than the eBay mark-up of a TRU figure.

    But as it's been said, it's also supposed to be available through BBTS. Hopefully that'll curb the excessive mark-ups.
     
  19. Optimus423

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    As far as I know, the Canadian TRU site had them briefly listed before they were removed and then word came of BBTS/Amazon offering it as a shared exclusive. I honestly like the paint scheme on this one.
     
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    TRU Canada. Not everything up north makes its way to states.