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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

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
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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

Motto: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"
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

Motto: "Aw c'mon Hasbro! What can I say...I've been spoiled by 3rd party."
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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

Motto: ""It's all part of the plan...more or less.""
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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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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Gorechyld » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:56 pm

When?

When?!

WHEN!?!?!?!!?!?! :KREMZEEK:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Triptykon » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:11 pm

When indeed. Like Rodimus last summer, I will be hitting TrU every day once they start appearing until I have one. This is my Holy Grail, my Pot o' Gold at the end of the rainbow. I must have this, I must.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:28 pm

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imadgnr8 wrote:Um...do we have a when yet??? :BANG_HEAD:


Based on prior experiences, shortly after SDCC in July. Usually hits retail around the first or second week of August.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby triKlops » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:33 pm

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i have been waiting a long time to buy my definitive Optimus for an affordable price
it seems it will be the perfect time to strike
very happy that it is coming with all the accessories, trailer and Roller
i will start gathering my TRU gift cards together

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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:53 pm

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looks great but at $100 its a pass, $80 would be the most id pay for it $70 or lower would be ideal.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:21 pm

I'm glad I held off on buying the Takara version. A fully accessorised domestic version for half the price the Takara version's goign for? SO DOWN!!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Oilspill » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:09 am

I was avoiding MP-10 as I already paid a lot for Takara's MP-04 which I still consider a fantastic figure. But I've heard great things about the MP-10 mould so I may have to bite on the Hasbro version.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:17 am

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
Weapon: Saber Blade
Megatron Wolf wrote:looks great but at $100 its a pass, $80 would be the most id pay for it $70 or lower would be ideal.


Are you a member of Toys R Us rewards? If you are we should be seeing some coupons by the time Prime hits.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Vicalliose » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:39 am

Motto: "Focus on one thing at a time? Are you crazy!? WHO DO YOU THINK I AM!!!"
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I would prefer they'd foregone the trailer for a cheaper price point actually...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Autobot032 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:31 am

Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
Megatron Wolf wrote:looks great but at $100 its a pass, $80 would be the most id pay for it $70 or lower would be ideal.


I don't mean to sound rude here, but have you actually thought this through?

Plastic is more expensive these days.
All toys are going up in price.
Masterpiece Rodimus went for $70.00 and all he had was a Targetmaster.

...we're receiving a full featured Masterpiece figure, his trailer (which is an item so many have clamored for), plus ALL of the Japanese accessories, which usually never happens...all for about $100.00

You want them to sell you a Masterpiece with all of these add ons, for the same price as a lackluster, incomplete Masterpiece, and you think that's okay?

I'm sorry, but that's just rude. That's just demanding way too much. If I were Hasbro, I'd be insulted. $70.00 for this? That's just not possible.
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