Today I struck back! Just ordered MP Thundercracker off of TRU.com!
In the meantime, I bought some Kreon micro changers during my fruitless searches and actually like the
quite a bit. Hopefully that product line doesn't tank before giving us a great lineup of characters.
Preordered 2 Vehicons from HTS. I actually had 3 added to my cart but I guess there's a limit because it dropped it to 2. My notification email came in while the shuttle was flying overhead, so as soon as it passed I jumped onto HTS and grabbed 'em. :p
Also picked up FOC Jazz at TRU, the figure is pretty middling and Hasbro did an unacceptable job leaving the side windows unpainted (they even used black paint for the rear end), and the vehicle rear end is pretty lazy just leaving it open. That said, it's not outright terrible, although I confess I bought it for the character who was awesome in the game, not the quality of the toy itself.
Yeah, the Japanese version fixes the paint issues and then some. Bummer, cause I'm not paying that much for good paint.
And with that, the HTS preorder is sold out. I roll my eyes.
The Japanese Jazz is better? Frustrating! If this mold was better, I'd do it, I really liked the character in the game, first version of Jazz I've liked since G1. Voice and personality were both right.
Thanks for the Vehicon alert JT! Ultimately I decided against getting any as I've two already and just ordered MP TC yesterday. I'll buy them IF I see at retail and since I found remnants of that TFP deluxe case with the DVD episodes, I might stumble upon some eventually.
So I never really even talked about Kup at all, did I! I am getting Arms Micron Ironhide in a few days so I will just wait to comment until I get him as well.
I'm very uninterested in the MP offerings this year. Thundercracker is marred by some downright idiotic stickers, which might sound like a minor deal, but he's $70. Prime, well, the first is still one of the best figures ever made, and the simple addition of a trailer won't be nearly enough to entice me to spend a ton more for a new one.