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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:40 pm 
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If you guys are THIS worried about a crappy figure, just go to TRU and hide one behind some diapers or something and then you can pick it up with your game.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:45 pm 
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j1h15233 wrote:
If you guys are THIS worried about a crappy figure, just go to TRU and hide one behind some diapers or something and then you can pick it up with your game.

No need for me! I found said 'crappy' figure last night and picked up the last one :D . Which is great because I am not ready to buy the game (or even sure I will at all; I still have the first game shrink wrapped), but I wanted the figure.

I wonder if you took the figure and receipt back on Tuesday and showed TRU the ad, if you could get a refund on the figure of you buy the game? I wouldn't doubt it.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:29 am 
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FlaBat wrote:
Well I got a reply e-mail back from TRU


"Dear Cully Waggoner,

Thank you for contacting RUs.com regarding our promotional offer, "Free
Exclusive Batman Figure with 1970's Batsuit."

I apologize to inform you that although we try to gauge our guests'
interest to the best of our ability, the promotion will still be
advertised only while our supplies last. The Batman Figure is currently
on the shelves for individual sale until the promotion starts on
10/16/11, I apologize for any disappointment this may cause you. We
strive to offer a level of service which invites you to return, and it
is never our intention for our promotions to cause any of our guests
dissatisfaction. Guests such as yourself are truly important to us and
deserve the best of what we have to offer.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at either
of the numbers listed below or just respond to this email. Thank you
again for contacting RUs.com. We value your business and look forward to
serving you in the future!

Sincerely,

Melissa Brown
Guest Service Team"




My only question is...

If you have a free figure you are using to attract buyers for the game (at$59.99) WHY would you sell the figure (at $14.99) BEFORE the game is released?

Seems to me that most if not all of the figures will be gone BEFORE the game gets released. I know the "limited quantities, while supplies last" is your disclaimer, but the fact is TRU NEVER had the free figure to give out because they put them on the shelf and sold them before the game was released.

That's just stupid.



The second e-mail from then did not answer my one question and shows how clueless Toys R Us really is.


"Dear Cully Waggoner,

Thank you for contacting RUs.com. I'm sorry that we are selling the
Exclusive Batman Arkham Asylum Action Figure - Batman
before the game is released, and I apologize for any disappointment
this may have caused you.

We appreciate your questions relating to this promotion, "FREE Exclusive
Batman Figure when you buy Batman Arkham City Video Game!". I have
forwarded your email to the appropriate team for their prompt review,
and you may expect a response from a Guest Service Specialist within 3
to 5 business days.

Thank you again for contacting RUs.com. We value your business and look
forward to serving you in the future!

Sincerely,

Linda Wilson
Guest Service Team"



Again thank you to all the AFI members that posted about getting them in the stores. It's sad that we know more about what is going on than the people at TRU.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:58 am 
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I picked this up at TRU today. It's on their websie without a pic as Exclusive Batman Arkham Asylum figure $14.99.

TRU Exclusive 70's Costume Arkham City Batman -
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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:30 am 
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Also Speaking of Game Skins "I picked up the Blu Ray GL Extended version movie at Target Tuesday and it came with a code for a Sinestro Corps Batman Skin. Does anyone know who has the Nightwing skin and which stores have which Batman skins?


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:50 am 
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PJ wrote:
Also Speaking of Game Skins "I picked up the Blu Ray GL Extended version movie at Target Tuesday and it came with a code for a Sinestro Corps Batman Skin. Does anyone know who has the Nightwing skin and which stores have which Batman skins?


There's no Nightwing skin. The Nightwing pack will be released November 1st. As far as Batman skins, I've only heard of TRU and their classic look. All of the other revealed skins were never announced for America but will probably be DLC.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:58 am 
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Thanks I thought I read both Nightwing & Robin were also preorder releases first before coming packs on Nov 1st & Nov 22nd. Robin with Best Buy, but not sure were Nightwing was.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:05 am 
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PJ wrote:
Thanks I thought I read both Nightwing & Robin were also preorder releases first before coming packs on Nov 1st & Nov 22nd. Robin with Best Buy, but not sure were Nightwing was.


Maybe he is somewhere but the only news I heard for America is that he'll be DLC on the 1st. Robin is with Best Buy or will be DLC on the 22nd of November I believe and Catwoman is DLC with the game. If you buy it used, you will not get Catwoman for free.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:42 am 
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Here's the breakdown of in-game (not physical) retailer bonuses for the US, these should be packaged inside the game, with the possible exception of GameStop:

- GameStop: Joker's Carnival Challenge Map for all pre-orders, Batman: The Animated Series skin for GS Power Up Rewards member pre-orders
- Toys R Us: 70's Batman skin (confirmed by the TRU ad for this week)
- Best Buy: Robin Challenge Pack, includes Robin character, plus Red Robin and Animated Robin skin

- NOS Energy Drink - Batman Beyond Skin, available by redeeming 1 NOS point in their Rewards Series program (confirmed via their Facebook page, image here)

- Collector's Edition: Dark Knight Returns Skin, Iceberg Lounge Challenge Map

- Green Lantern Bluray - Sinestro Corps Skin, PS3 only

- All new retail copies of Arkham City - Catwoman DLC

The Earth One skin is a pre-order bonus outside the US only.

However, all pre-order bonuses are for early access, so they will be available at a later date.

- Nightwing DLC will be available on 11/1, $7
- Robin DLC will be available on 11/22, $7
- Skins Pack wlll be available on 12/6 (according to the image on GameStop, this will include ALL Batman skins, including the Sinestro Corps skin), $5

Details for the sale of the Joker and Mr. Freeze challenge maps have not been released.

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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Thanks Ham. Best Buy is obviously the best deal there. None of the others give you an entire character and his skins.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Thanks Ham.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:08 pm 
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I went out this afternoon to have a look at this figure. As a Batman and AA fan I have to say, MEH!! Don't get me wrong it is a nice figure, but I think I'll wait until Matty does a regular 70's Batman. For those looking for it, it was over in the DCU section, next to the 2 packs. Plus, as someone else pointed out, it is online at TRU.com. I'll eventually pick up the Batman/Two-Face 2 pack, but this one just wasn't for me(sadly).


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:02 am 
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FlaBat wrote:
Well I got a reply e-mail back from TRU


"Dear Cully Waggoner,

Thank you for contacting RUs.com regarding our promotional offer, "Free
Exclusive Batman Figure with 1970's Batsuit."

I apologize to inform you that although we try to gauge our guests'
interest to the best of our ability, the promotion will still be
advertised only while our supplies last. The Batman Figure is currently
on the shelves for individual sale until the promotion starts on
10/16/11, I apologize for any disappointment this may cause you. We
strive to offer a level of service which invites you to return, and it
is never our intention for our promotions to cause any of our guests
dissatisfaction. Guests such as yourself are truly important to us and
deserve the best of what we have to offer.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at either
of the numbers listed below or just respond to this email. Thank you
again for contacting RUs.com. We value your business and look forward to
serving you in the future!

Sincerely,

Melissa Brown
Guest Service Team"




My only question is...

If you have a free figure you are using to attract buyers for the game (at$59.99) WHY would you sell the figure (at $14.99) BEFORE the game is released?

Seems to me that most if not all of the figures will be gone BEFORE the game gets released. I know the "limited quantities, while supplies last" is your disclaimer, but the fact is TRU NEVER had the free figure to give out because they put them on the shelf and sold them before the game was released.

That's just stupid.


Being an employee at TRU I can understand where you are coming from but you have to remember TRU is first and foremost a business. From a business standpoint what makes more sense? Selling the figure for a profit or giving it away for free? The same thing happens every time TRU does a sale with a free figure. Be it a sports game or whatever type of game. You are acting like the figures and the games arrive together, are stored together, and then are released together. Which is not how it works. Usually the figures arrive in the stores before the game is released, of course they are going to try to sell them. It just doesnt make sense not to. And guess what? once the sale is over, they will go right back to charging for them.


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:07 am 
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Is the Robin DLC at Best Buy only for pre-orders? Or is it included if you buy it in store?


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 Post subject: Re: The TRU Arkham City 70s Batman figure... Details?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:40 am 
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chadsh9 wrote:
Is the Robin DLC at Best Buy only for pre-orders? Or is it included if you buy it in store?


Only for pre orders. If you don't pre order then you'll have to wait and buy it on the 22nd of November


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