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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby President-prime » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:09 am

Can't see me spending almost a hundred bucks on this toy. In my opinion, this is a failed mp. Love the Lamborghini mode, but robot mode, ehhh. Nothing special. I display my toys in robot mode. So no go. If I wanted a model car, I'll buy the die-cast one from maestro, or hot wheels or something. Cheaper. By the way, don't care for scale. Hate small size mp wannabes
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:17 am

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Looks kinda simple in bot mode, but still nice nonetheless. Can't wait to get him!
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:32 am

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Want. Though his lips look like he had some collagen shots...or someone busted him in the lip. :lol:
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Ravage XK » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:25 am

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I wonder if the high price is a reflection of having to pay for a license for a real car likeness?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby alldarker » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:30 am

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I love almost everything about this MP Sideswipe, including it's relatively small size / scale accuracy.
However, that face looks pretty bad.

And yeah, the high price is a reflection of paying for the brand license, for extra paint details, for a higher than usual amount of small parts + assembly and hopefully for some more QC.
I'm so meta, even this acronym...
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:31 am

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby EagleBot13 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:26 am

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I still hate that head.
His arms look so skinny.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby ambitron » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:34 am

metaphorge wrote:I wanna see him with Henkei Lambor, dagnamit!


Ask and you shall receive. :)

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Diem » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:58 am

His alt mode is very pretty, but that size, that price, that face...glad I cancelled the preorder.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby RodimalToyota » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:16 am

ambitron wrote:
metaphorge wrote:I wanna see him with Henkei Lambor, dagnamit!


Ask and you shall receive. :)

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Rubber tires or Plastic?


EDIT:

NVM, wow no die-cast, or rubber tires?
Why the hell is this a Takara product?
This is Hasbro style, and not very "Masterpiece"
for 90$ it should have at least metal feet, and rubber tires.
With that and the bad door lines, I'm canceling the PO.
What horsecrap, a large Deluxe figure for 90$, NO THANKS.

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby XDMan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:41 am

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So damn great! :D
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby NTESHFT » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:18 pm

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Cannot wait to get him!
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby FortMacs » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:11 am

Weapon: Gatling Cannon
I knew he was small but i didnt realise he was that small....really starting to reconsider him. really want it since he was always my favorite autobot...but at that price not sure i can justify it.

Maybe hasbro will put him out nexxt year for alot cheaper?
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Regimus Prime » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:19 am

Not gonna lie, but after collecting ALL the stateside MP seekers, MP Grimlock, 20th Anniversary MP Prime from 2004, Movie 20th Anniversary MP Prime, TRU MP Rodimus, Takara MP Rodimus, and Takara MP Megatron, I think it's safe to say this is not a Masterpiece figure. Sorry Sideswipe. Bring on MP Soundwave and hopefully, fingers crossed and praying, MP Galvatron :BOT: :CON:
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby WolfSpider1979 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:02 am

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"To wet your appetite for the pending release..."
I hate to sound overly picky about spelling and grammar, but the correct word is whet. "Jimmy wet the bed." "His pants are wet." My appetite is whet."

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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Hotrodimust » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:39 pm

I DO NOT LIKE THIS FIGURE ................. and that's because I LOVE IT lol I can't wait to have him and soundwave
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Hotrodimust » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:47 pm

Ravage XK wrote:I wonder if the high price is a reflection of having to pay for a license for a real car likeness?

I've wondered that also I can't see Lamborghini just saying ya it's no problem using our name and likeness maybe it will boost sales lol. I doubt many TF collectors can afford a Lamborghini even if it is an older one
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:07 am

Sexy.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Bowspearer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:44 am

I actually like the size and don't mind the cutbacks. The fact is that we've in a global depression and so cost cutting is going to be a factor. TBH while a BT/ALT scale might have been nice, I have to say that to me this isactually great overall.

Yes rubber tires and die cast would have been nice, but considering that the other choice would have been reduced tooling, I'm fine with foregoing both.

What is blowing me away though is that the new MP scale seems to be roughly in line with the original G1 scale, meaning that we're essentially getting what MP figures were meant to be about (super detailed, super articulated G1 toys) in the truest sense of the word.

Considering how much we pay for reissues, I'm fine with paying what we are for the new MPs - especially with what I get them for on early bird discount on HLJ.

My only dilemma is going to be whether I can hold out with it being in my private warehouse on HLJ to save on shipping for 6 weeks. I hope I can, but it's not looking good.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby Bowspearer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:24 am

RodimalToyota wrote:for 90$ it should have at least metal feet, and rubber tires.
With that and the bad door lines, I'm canceling the PO.
What horsecrap, a large Deluxe figure for 90$, NO THANKS.

How do you go from MP-10 to this?


Except it's not rec. retailing for $90 in Japan or on Japanese online stores. Anyone paying that much is going through an importer and so they can't really be surprised when there's such a discrepancy between what they're paying and Japanese RRP.

With online import retailers like BBTS, you're effectively paying Japanese retail or close to it plus an importer's markup (nothing against them for doing that, just that these days it's often cheaper to get Japanese stuff from Japanese online retailers than it is from US importers).

Even if they're getting it at Japanese wholesale, meaning there's no double markup; you're still paying for their shipping to get it from Japan, plus a markup on that as a part of their costings. Ultimately you're paying for convenience and quite a premium for it too I might add.

Rec retail on these when you import them yourself is $70 and if you'd gotten in with a preorder on HLJ.com for example, you'd only be paying $59 +shipping which is about half of what BBTS and other US online retailers are going to want to charge you.

My advice to anyone caught out by this is next time a MP like this or any other Japanese figure shows up- check out Japanese online retailers and get in early. Otherwise you'll wind up paying a premium for them.
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby El Duque » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:48 am

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WolfSpider1979 wrote:"To wet your appetite for the pending release..."
I hate to sound overly picky about spelling and grammar, but the correct word is whet. "Jimmy wet the bed." "His pants are wet." My appetite is whet."

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My apologies. Perhaps I was confusing "wet your whistle" and "whet your appetite".
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Re: In-Hand Images: Takara Tomy MP-12 Lambor

Postby WolfSpider1979 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:21 pm

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El Duque wrote:
WolfSpider1979 wrote:"To wet your appetite for the pending release..."
I hate to sound overly picky about spelling and grammar, but the correct word is whet. "Jimmy wet the bed." "His pants are wet." My appetite is whet."

Wolf-Spider


My apologies. Perhaps I was confusing "wet your whistle" and "whet your appetite".



It sure looks like it. :-? It's very easy to confuse the two, since a lot of people haven't realized that there was a homonym for dampness. :-B
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