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Old 30th January 2013, 11:04 AM
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Default Hasbro Masterpiece Acid Storm mid-2013

As mentioned in the Hasbro MP Soundwave topic (which is now confirmed to be coming out in mid-2013), I asked ToysRUs if any more Masterpiece toys are in their system, hoping it was Sideswipe.... but no, a different Masterpiece toy by Hasbro is coming to ToysRUs at the same time as Soundwave.....


Acid Storm.
A green Starscream redeco, to add to the Masterpiece seeker squadron.

Priced at AU$100, it is $20 more than Thundercracker... so could have a similar price increase in America.


Considering how many Masterpiece toys are coming out of Japan at the moment, I was not expecting Hasbro to release one that Japan hasn't done (yet).
Acid Storm was a classic-verse toy/character that didn't get released in Japan either, so maybe this MP toy is a Hasbro exclusive as well.

(it is worth noting that MP Optimus and Thundercracker are indeed discontinued items in the Australian TRU system - which means stores are not getting any more)

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Old 30th January 2013, 11:06 AM
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Pushing it a bit. Sunstorm was already a bit of a tough sell but Acid Storm is guaranteed to shelf warm.
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:12 AM
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Really, I might actually buy him if he's pretty enough to look at
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:20 AM
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I REALLY hope they didn't order in too much of Acid Storm, and a lot of Soundwaves.
Thundercracker didn't move too quickly, and that was a show character. (fortunately it did end up selling out just about everywhere within just 3 months)
Acid Storm won't have anything "selling it" other than it being a green Starscream.
And the price increase will shave off a percentage of collectors who would have been willing to pay Thundercracker's $80 price.
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:24 AM
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I'm keen for this.... But I have a thing for seekers!

Great news griffin

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Old 30th January 2013, 11:26 AM
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Interesting news.

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I was not expecting Hasbro to release one that Japan hasn't done (yet).

Acid Storm was a classic-verse toy/character that didn't get released in Japan either, so maybe this MP toy is a Hasbro exclusive as well.
MP-3 Starscream was green tho.
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:27 AM
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Not intentionally as a green character though... it was still Starscream, just in model plastic green.
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:35 AM
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Man this is a big year for masterpiece's. Sigh and I'm running out of room.
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:38 AM
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MP-3 Starscream was green tho.
This. I would prefer they did a different head sculpt, painted it purple and called it Slipstream.
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:57 AM
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Since it's not Starscream I won't be getting this one, but I hope it doesn't shelf warm and weaken the MP line.
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