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Old 10th May 2012, 02:34 PM
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Default Hasbro MP Optimus coming to Australia October

Just rang up Hasbro Australia, asking if we will be getting the Masterpiece Optimus Prime here, since it will be in America soon (a ToysRUs exclusive).

From the product manager (via Customer Service, who put me on hold to ask) I was told that it was offered to retailers here, but none would take it at this time...

I've now rung up ToysRUs, just in case... and it was lucky I did because Hasbro gave me the wrong information. (looks like the retailers know more about Hasbro's products than Hasbro does)

Masterpiece Optimus Prime WILL BE HERE.
ToysRUs have two shipments coming in. One in late September (in stores early October), one in November (in stores for Christmas).

Price will be AU$150.


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Thanks to TRU for the speedy response and info.

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Old 10th May 2012, 04:39 PM
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$150 is what we were expecting, right? But, this guy is being bought on sight.
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Old 10th May 2012, 04:46 PM
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So Bought. Much better than $280 odd.
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Old 10th May 2012, 04:55 PM
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oh hell yeah im grabbing this guy
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Old 10th May 2012, 05:47 PM
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Early October Just in time for my Birthday
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Old 10th May 2012, 05:49 PM
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Is there any difference to the Takara one? This is MP-10 right?
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Old 10th May 2012, 06:36 PM
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This has made my day! Bought on sight!
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Old 10th May 2012, 06:39 PM
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Is there any difference to the Takara one? This is MP-10 right?
Indeed it is! I believe these are some of the differences (correct me if I'm wrong)

- Different paint apps
- Shorter/modified smokestacks
- Different packaging (looks to be half the size of its Takara counterpart)
- Looks like the plastic is different quality

At $150, I reckon it'll be difficult to justify for non collectors. The box has a nice window display, but looks like it's easily dwarfed if placed side by side with any MISB modern leader class transformer
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Old 10th May 2012, 07:51 PM
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Sold!

The question for me is, has Toys R Us gotten this from Hasbro Aus or from overseas?
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Old 10th May 2012, 08:01 PM
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Oh heck yes, cannot wait! So pumped for this.
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