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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

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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.


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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Vicalliose » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:39 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

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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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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:58 am

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Fu*king A!

He comes with everything, EVERYTHING and long smoke stacks? :michaelbay:

I may pick up Hot Rod after all.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Autobot032 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:02 am

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Dead Metal wrote:Fu*king A!

He comes with everything, EVERYTHING and long smoke stacks? :michaelbay:

I may pick up Hot Rod after all.


And they're chromed, not painted! HUZZAH!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:54 am

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For the love of heaven! Please quit bellyaching about the price! US$ 100.00 is a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry fair price! Anything less is simply criminal!

I own the Japanese version, which is 3x the cost, I ain't complaining! Be thankful Hasbro got the price down! 3 cheers that now, other fans will be able to own one......though how Hasbro managed to add those chest/ shoulder light paint ups, make him even more cooler in appearance than MP-10. :APPLAUSE:

Now, based on the pics, seems like Hasbro is using a lighter colored plastic..........I hope the molding is neat and not like the Piranacon re-issue ( what a nightmare that was!)

I also hope Hasbro retains the die-cast parts (or maybe scraped it hence the lower price?)
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Dorkimus » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:11 am

100$ is too much for this guy...well ok :roll: I paid 260€ for mine, and do I regret. Not really, for like some of you stated; even if this is going to be TRU release, it is very likely that I (like many others) wouldn't get mine anyways. We have TRU here (not in the same town where I live though), but I haven't seen there any MP releases. No Grimlock nor Rodimus. I actually even asked about Grimmy and they had no idea whatsoever. But if I happens to find this dude, then I will buy at least two of them :grin: Well mayde just one to keep in that box.

I would be happy to pay 100$ for this toy. As an owner of takara version, I can only recommend him.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:53 am

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I'll say it again. Making it TrU exclusive is total bullshit because so many of us will miss out on him and we will have no choices but to pay scalper prices on Ebay.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Yotsuyasan » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:12 am

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Holy Zarquan's Singing Fish! MP-10, complete, at U.S. retail? For only about $100? The Toy Goddesses have decided to show some grace and kindness to mankind. I've got an impending move in a few months, so money is a bit of an issue, and there were two rather expensive figures I was trying to decide about. (MP-10 and Green Giant.) With this news, I may just say the hell with it and go for both!

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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby DevastaTTor » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:23 am

While this is good news overall for the fans, I actually wanted a cheaper, trailer-less release so I could display him in both alt and bot modes since I aleady have to TT version. This is ok though-will just an extra trailer.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:30 am

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

If you want we can swap, I don't like the crown and would rather have the Japanese accessories.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby KnightStrike » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:19 am

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I still can't get over how awesome this is. I figured we would never get a US release or that if we did he wouldn't have his trailer and accessories, but we get everything! I had already written off MP-10 as a figure I could never afford, but for $100 I think its a great deal and will be glad to get one as I will consider this the crowning jewel of my collection. I'm glad Hasbro chose to do this one, it gives us low budget collectors a refreshing break.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:37 am

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Again..............US$100.00 is a virtual steal! Trouble is, people want to own things for virtually nothing! Sometimes, there simply is no pleasing people.

For instance, I'm not bitching over the 3rd party Devys, didn't get them...........end of story(waaaaaaaay beyond my budget). I'd have wanted to get Hotrodimus too but its QCs are giving me 2nd thoughts. MP-01(1st release), well I camped out of the specialty store on 2004's Christmas Eve to get one......worth it! MP-04, skipped it due to price issues and the lack of a Roller unit. But MP-10 blew all that away, sure his optics aren't as apparent as the MP-01, he's got a bit of balancing, molding and paint issues, but overall, worth it!

People bitch about Optimus not having the trailer, well Hasbro step up to the challenge! If I were the potential buyers, we ought to pester Hasbro to make sure there will be no QC issues!

Those who will be getting this don't know how good a thing you're going to get! Again, Hasbro, please don't drop the ball with cr@ppy plastic molding/assembly,paint apps or worse.......
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Banjo-Tron » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:19 am

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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby CADimusPrimus » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:29 am

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Did they fix the arm/leg ratio that makes it look off? If, not i'll stick with my TT Mp10
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Stormrider » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:32 am

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What the heck Takara? How come Hasbro can release the same figure for less?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Deathsanras » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:02 am

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.


I don't feel bad for me. I got MP-10 and I don't regret it in the slightest, and I'll be getting this too. $100 is a bargain for this figure. Try getting a vintage, "very good"-or-better condition, complete G1 Optimus Prime for anything significantly different to $100. And this thing is way more articulated and detailed. And fresh out of the box.

I got MP-10 knowing it would probably get a Hasbro release, with or without the trailer. I made my choice, and I'd do it again.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby samikai » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:12 am

-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll say it again. Making it TrU exclusive is total bullshit because so many of us will miss out on him and we will have no choices but to pay scalper prices on Ebay.

To hell with store exclusives!


This!

How many people had to overpay for TRU Masterpiece Grimlock? Heck, how many of you never saw him or Rodimus at stores. Good luck to those who want the US release.


Also those who don't get why the US version is cheaper. Takara/Hasbro did not magically create an MP-10 that can be sold for cheaper. There are marketing/sales factors behind the scenes makers have to deal with to get their good sold in any particular region/country. One of the great things about US is many goods are sold cheaper here then elsewhere. Not always the case, but with our beloved toys it is. Even our Candian brethren pay more for deluxe toys than we do. Stop complaining and be happy it's not $250.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Dean ML » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:50 pm

Best news all weekend. Anyone know if you can order masterpiece TFs from TRU online?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby That Bot » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:10 pm

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Stormrider wrote:What the heck Takara? How come Hasbro can release the same figure for less?

Different market expectations are a big part of it. In Japan, EVERYTHING is expensive compared to what we're used to paying for the same or similar items, even without the exchange rate making things worse. Just look at the price of their normal Transformers releases. It's what, 2700 yen for a Deluxe? That's about $30. You charge that much in America, you can kiss your sales goodbye. So right off the bat you know the price is going to have to be lower in America to make it appealing enough that consumers feel the product is worth the amount they pay for it. We also don't know if there's any differences in composition, like cheaper plastic or removing the die-cast. If so, those would help account for it. Hasbro is probably selling it at much closer to production cost for a smaller profit margin with the hope that the price will lead to enough sales to make up for that.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby WolfDawg » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:10 pm

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I'm pretty surprised to see people complaining about Hasbro's release of MP-10 or any of the reveals this year at Botcon. I remember last year people going on about how cool the WFC "sub-line" was, but bitched about how limited the characters were. Now they're giving us more characters and the Geewun fanboys are having a fit. The line is called Generations for a reason. It's supposed to encompass ALL generations and iterations of the Transformers franchise. I personally would love it if they DIDN'T reference the G1 toy line ALL the time. Give G2 some more love. Hell, some Armada characters could really use some updates (Starscream, Megatron, Sideswipe). Even Beast Machines should be referenced every once in a while; I'd love to see a Botanica toy.

I guess the point is that you can't please the fandom as a whole. Hasbro could give MP-10 away FOR FREE with a super model that gave free blowjobs every time you Transformed the figure and I bet there would STILL be fans who would complain that she used too much teeth. :roll:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby nemesis345 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:59 pm

Awesome, must have with trailer (and a 50% discount)!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage:

Postby Optimum Supreme » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:18 pm

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samikai wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I'll say it again. Making it TrU exclusive is total bullshit because so many of us will miss out on him and we will have no choices but to pay scalper prices on Ebay.

To hell with store exclusives!


This!

How many people had to overpay for TRU Masterpiece Grimlock? Heck, how many of you never saw him or Rodimus at stores. Good luck to those who want the US release.


I never saw Rodimus, but Grimlock actually shelfwarmed at the local TRU for quite a while, believe it or not. I would've bought one, but $70 wasn't in my budget at the time.

Likewise, I think $100 is a fair price for this OP (it's what I paid for the original MP Convoy import) but I just don't have the spare dough anymore.
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