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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:33 pm

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Megazarak wrote:$99? Are we sure about this? Maybe they should have not included the trailer (and Roller I guess) and given us another Targetmaster or something so we could keep the price at what we got Rodimus at, I think it was $59.

Oh well, it's Optimus, it's not like I have a choice not to get him... Hopefully when he comes out a nice sale will accompany him.


Rodimus jumped to $69.99 and it wasn't worth it.
This is a full Masterpiece figure, plenty of accessories and a trailer. It's well worth $100.00

If too many people complain about the price, Hasbro won't do something like this again. We want them to do more things like this. Toys R Us offers layaway, I believe. (Or maybe that's just Christmas...) Still, we're lucky we're getting it.

I just hope people don't start complaining too much. We should be happy.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:37 pm

I've resisted picking up the Takara release but I may cave...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:39 pm

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Supreme Convoy wrote:I've resisted picking up the Takara release but I may cave...


I feel really bad for those of us who paid the TakaraTomy price. $250.00+ and this one's rumored to be $100.00? Ouch.

I hate to see anyone get burned like that. Hopefully there's enough differences to make them happy with their purchase.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby megatronus » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:41 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:
Supreme Convoy wrote:I've resisted picking up the Takara release but I may cave...


I feel really bad for those of us who paid the TakaraTomy price. $250.00+ and this one's rumored to be $100.00? Ouch.

I hate to see anyone get burned like that. Hopefully there's enough differences to make them happy with their purchase.


Us saps have resale value to look forward too, I guess :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby awesomo prime » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:42 pm

My prayers were answered! I just gained boatloads of respect for hasbro.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Kibble » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:48 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:I feel really bad for those of us who paid the TakaraTomy price. $250.00+ and this one's rumored to be $100.00? Ouch.

I hate to see anyone get burned like that. Hopefully there's enough differences to make them happy with their purchase.


There isn't. I got MP-10 for 'only' $200 shipped and I'm still disappointed I bit. I figured the US release would have to have something inferior about it so that was a good enough price to jump at, but I was wrong. If anything, the US one is probably better having the detailed lights. The rest of the differences are a wash. Roller's blue...who cares? And Prime's colors are a bit brighter, but equally acceptable. I gotta quit buying the Takara versions before the US one is revealed. That's twice now I've been burned, Grimlock being the other.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:55 pm

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Kibble wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:I feel really bad for those of us who paid the TakaraTomy price. $250.00+ and this one's rumored to be $100.00? Ouch.

I hate to see anyone get burned like that. Hopefully there's enough differences to make them happy with their purchase.


There isn't. I got MP-10 for 'only' $200 shipped and I'm still disappointed I bit. I figured the US release would have to have something inferior about it so that was a good enough price to jump at, but I was wrong. If anything, the US one is probably better having the detailed lights. The rest of the differences are a wash. Roller's blue...who cares? And Prime's colors are a bit brighter, but equally acceptable. I gotta quit buying the Takara versions before the US one is revealed. That's twice now I've been burned, Grimlock being the other.


Take comfort in knowing you won when TakaraTomy released Megatron and Rodimus. At least those two were made as they should be.

The US will never see Megatron, unless he's tankified, and Masterpiece Hot Rod will never really live up to Rodimus Convoy's level. I know a lot of people dog that trailer out, but if they actually had it in hand, they'd see there is something significant to it. I wouldn't have gone the extra mile and paid the TT price for it, if I didn't think there was something substantial to it.

As for the rest? Yeah...those are definite burn material. =\
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Naked Magnus » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:02 pm

Kibble wrote:There isn't. I got MP-10 for 'only' $200 shipped and I'm still disappointed I bit. I figured the US release would have to have something inferior about it so that was a good enough price to jump at, but I was wrong. If anything, the US one is probably better having the detailed lights. The rest of the differences are a wash. Roller's blue...who cares? And Prime's colors are a bit brighter, but equally acceptable. I gotta quit buying the Takara versions before the US one is revealed. That's twice now I've been burned, Grimlock being the other.

Dude, what are you talking about? The sharper teeth and claws, the tray of drinks, the apron, the computron helmet, and the bow tie - those are COMPLETELY WORTH AN EXTRA $100! (or whatever the extra cost was, I can't remember). :P
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:03 pm

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The colors are a bit washed out compared to the TT version and that faceplate could use some paint, but overall, it's a huge win. For $100 I can definitely be happy with this. Really, really happy. :D I'm so glad they kept the trailer.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby xyl360 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:06 pm

Hell has frozen over:

  • ALL accessories that came with Takara's version will be included in Hasbro's release (including a trailer!!!).
  • He's f****ing RED instead of orange!!!!!!!!!
  • He has long, chrome smokestacks!!!

I have Takara's, so I don't need this one, but I'm extremely happy and excited for all of the collectors who aren't suckers like me who pay the INSANE import prices for Takara's stuff.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Kibble » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:07 pm

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Naked Magnus wrote:Dude, what are you talking about? The sharper teeth and claws, the tray of drinks, the apron, the computron helmet, and the bow tie - those are COMPLETELY WORTH AN EXTRA $100! (or whatever the extra cost was, I can't remember). :P

It's too bad the only accessory half-way worth a damn came with the cheaper US version...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Blurrz » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:32 pm

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Sweet, Instead of gunning for MP-10, I can use the $ to buy two of these and custom a Naked Magnus :)
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:35 pm

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So the smoke stacks are intact too?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:37 pm

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Looks that way. I think that's due to the two-piece extending design. :) Awesome move on the designer's part.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:40 pm

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kirbenvost wrote:Looks that way. I think that's due to the two-piece extending design. :) Awesome move on the designer's part.


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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby wewyllenium » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:03 pm

Wrong reply :D
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby craggy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:04 pm

ooh, if that Prime comes to the UK I will be 'aving 'im. $100 probably = £100 but it's still an okay price for that lot. Dinky wee Spike, Roller and the trailer are all cool.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby wewyllenium » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:07 pm

I'd buy this for the blue roller and the chance to repaint a MP OP ver. 2. :D
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:14 pm

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If this sells Hasbro will never, ever be able to sell modified MP again. To think, I was going to go for Starscream at some point.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Optimus1116 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:27 pm

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So worth it. Off the top of my head I can point out that:
-Includes all of the accessories as the Takara Release
-It is RED
-It has light blue eyes
-Long Smokestacks
-CHROMED (NOT SILVER PAINT)
-Basically all the same paint (the trailers has a little less, and the figure has yellow lights painted on his chest)
-Its $100 instead of $250!!!!!!!!!!!
-Blue is more cartoon accurate
-Roller is more toy accurate
-IT'S AWESOME!!! :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby G1 Legacy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:47 pm

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I walked over to the display case around 3pm today and they still hadn't put this out in the glass case yet (it was while mostly everyone was in the Hasbro panel where they no doubt unveiled it). But after the Hasbro panel wrapped I tried walking back over there and their was a constant flurry of activity and a small crowd photographing it until the sales floor closed so I still havn't gotten a close look just yet, but I hope to check it out better tommorow morning. Hopefully the crowd will be diminished a little in general (and the wheeling and dealing can begin with the various vendors as well). I plan on getting this though, $100 is way more feasable.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby zatara1701 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:37 pm

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Thank the TOY GODS!!!

To think I've been debating on shelling out $250+ for Takara's the last few days. HASBRO this almost makes up for the FE Prime debacle. This will stand proud next to Hot Rod and Grimlock... haven't missed a TRU exclusive yet.

Now, two questions I will throw out there in relation to this news....

1) WHEN?!? I'm shocked no one asked that.

2) speculativr question... What's the likelihood Sideswipe is coming too?? I read an interview on here that Hasbro & Takara are taking tje Masterpiece Collection in a new direction. Hopefully that means a steady stream of Masterpiece figures in the future.

Hell, Barbie gets $50-150 dolls on the shelf ALL THE TIME, surely Transformers and their collectors are every bit as ravenous and dedicated as Barbie collectors. LOL ... MAKE THEM AND WE WILL BUY HASBRO!!!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Drift082111 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:44 pm

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This is awesome. Thank God. :D :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby samikai » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:45 pm

Autobot032 wrote:
Supreme Convoy wrote:I've resisted picking up the Takara release but I may cave...


I feel really bad for those of us who paid the TakaraTomy price. $250.00+ and this one's rumored to be $100.00? Ouch.

I hate to see anyone get burned like that. Hopefully there's enough differences to make them happy with their purchase.


Not me.

1. Takara's versions of MP figures have held better value than US versions. Heck even my Takara import of the US version of MP-03 Starscream sold for more than the actually US version did.

2. As will probably happen with this guy many will probably not seem them at their TRU, scalpers will buy more since it is Prime, and unfortunately many will have to pay more than retail to get this one.

The $225 retail I paid did not hurt as I paid retail. What hurts is if this guy comes in at $100 and he starts selling for $175 or more.....That hurts and that is getting burned.

Good luck to those who don't currently have the Takara version and want the US one. Hopefully he is easier to find at TRU than Grimlock was for many.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby imadgnr8 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:47 pm

Um...do we have a when yet??? :BANG_HEAD:
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