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Old 26th June 2018, 08:52 PM
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Default What TF's have you gotten from TRU over the years?

Well with the closing of Toys R Us, we are at the end of an era. Whether you liked them or not (and yes I experienced some issues with the AU and US online stores) they were a huge toy supermarket one could wander around in. With online shopping now so prevalent one could argue we are unlikely to see dedicated brick & mortar toy stores on that scale again.

Toys R Us often had some of the most expensive prices, but conversley often had a huge TF range and included lots of exclusive toys, or otherwise toys that never cropped up in other stores, and as such a lot of us did a lot of shopping there over the years.

What Transformers in your collection did you purchase from Toys'R'Us?

I can't remember a lot of them, but will list what I can remember:

From the UK TRU stores (when I was living there)
*Destruction Bludgeon
*Desctruction Scourge
*Armada Unicron
*Reissue Hot Rod
*Reissue Powermaster Optimus Prime

From the US TRU stores (via friends physically going into them)
*Kre-O - Grimlock (the big one)
*Masterpiece - Soundwave

From the AUS TRU Online Store
*The Last Knight - Infernocus

From the AUS TRU stores
*Armada/Energon/Cybertron figures - various
*Titanium 3 Inch - Hot Rod, Starscream, Thundercracker, WW Optimus, Bumblebee, Jazz, BW Optimus, BW Megatron, Unicron, The Ark
*Titanium 6 Inch - WW Optimus, Soundwave, WW Starscream, Scourge
*Animated - Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Prowl, Ratchet, Starscream, Optimus, Cybertron Optimus, Cybertron Megatron
*RescueBots - Chase, Blades, Dino-Blades, Dino-Boulder, Heatwave (boat version), Firehouse Playset
*RID(15) - 3-Step Starscream, 3-Step Megatronus, Bludgeon, Menasor
*Combiner Wars - Computron, Victorion
*Movieverse - most of the ones from the first movie, Devestator from the second, various from the others
*Kre-O - Wave 4 Blind Packs
*Universe - Ramjet, Ratbat/Springer, Roadbuster/Dirge
*25th Anniversary G1 Optimus Prime
*Reissue G1 - Ultra Magnus, Skids, Grapple, Smokescreen, Hoist

I'm sure there are tons more but I can't remember specifically. For instance I think I got Cybertron Primus from TRU but it may have been Big W.

So what Transformers have you gotten from TRU over the years?

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Old 26th June 2018, 09:36 PM
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Great thread.

Hasbro MP Optimus Prime - Got me back into collecting Transformers.
Hasbro MP Soundwave - Thrill of the chase I don't experience these days
Trypticon G1 reissue

(Handed over much more money for Star Wars toys).
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Old 26th June 2018, 09:46 PM
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Bought my 2nd transformer from a TRU on trip to Adelaide it was this moment that I realised that G1 transformers had been brought back to life.

I bought a hasbro Mp Sunstorm ( wife wouldn’t let me pay $299 for a Mp Magnus)
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Old 26th June 2018, 10:18 PM
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Hasbro MP Starscream and Hasbro MP Rodimus from TRU Cannington. Both have since been passed on to other collectors.

On a side note, back in the 90’s a bunch of Star Wars stuff undoubtedly was bought from TRU back when there was one in Hay St Mall.
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Old 26th June 2018, 11:40 PM
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A lot. Great thread idea btw.

Toys'r'us in Malaysia (when I was living there in the 1990s)
G1 Boss (Turbomaster)
G2 Bumblebee, Jazz, Inferno, Ramjet and Starscream
G2 GoBots (Ironhide, Sideswipe, Mirage, Soundwave, Frenzy)
G2 Strafe (the Cyberjet)
G2 Combaticons (All of them except Onslaught, which I got elsewhere)
BW Optimus Primal and Megatron 2-pack (the Bat and Crocodile)
BW Blackarachnia
BW Tigertron
BW Rattrap

Toys'r'us in Australia
Universe Legends Class Hound (This was the one that got me interested in collecting Transformers again in 2010, and it was the first Transformer I bought in over 10 years after I stopped buying Beast Wars in the late 1990s)
Power of the Primes Optimus Prime

I'm sure there's more I've forgotten, but the above are the ones I can remember.
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Old 27th June 2018, 12:50 AM
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Hasbro MP Optimus Prime - First MP and got me hooked! Missed the earlier discount by 1 day and paid retail.

Hasbro MP Soundwave/ Cassettes - Second MP and such great value, even at retail price.

Hasbro MP Grimlock - Doesnt fit my collection but I couldn't say no for $100.
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Old 27th June 2018, 05:40 AM
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MP thunder cracker
MP rodimus
MP Optimus
MP Grimlock

Probably more that I can't remember...
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Old 27th June 2018, 07:31 AM
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Hard to remember as I got a ton, but here's a few highlights I got from TRU:

Movie Jetstorm
Movie Inferno
25th Anniversary G1 Optimus Prime (from TRU America)
DoTM TRU Exclusive packs (forget their names)
AOE Helicopter Drift
MP Star Saber
I'll update this when I'm needing help finding particular figures
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Old 27th June 2018, 08:33 AM
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Tons and tons of toys. Mostly Bots and SW over the years. Way to many to count.

But I can tell you the first things I ever got from TRU. I got a G1 Starscream. Ramjet and Cyclonus the day TRU Erina opened in.. 1993? Only $10 each.

Last thing I got from TRU SW Black series Landspeeder. Some TF posters and some exclusive ponys and Power Rangers for the kids.

Yeah TRU was expensive. Walked out with nothing most of the time. But for the last 20+ years its been a Saturday tradition to go and have a look. I'm going to miss it
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Old 27th June 2018, 08:38 AM
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AOE deluxe Stinger,
AOE Deluxe Drift,
AOE Deluxe Slash
AOE Deluxe Crosshairs,
Cyberverse Legends evac

MP Rodimus
MP Grimlock
MP Soundwave
powercore combiners brimstone and dinobots (maybe)

There were a couple more. But i can't remember exactly which ones.

I only bought something if it was on sale and at a competitive price, so most of the time i didn't buy anything.
Toys R US was usually good because if you saw it on the shelves it would be a good indicator that the others store would have it soon.
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