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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:44 am
by -Kanrabat-
Meh...

220$ plus possibly 50$ of shipping, and it's still going to be nearly 300$.
I dont like Grimlock enough to caugh up that much cash for him.

At least, the ones who really want him... well... will still have to sell a kidney for him.

How is it "good" news again?

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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:00 am
by SKYWARPED_128
fenrir72 wrote:I could not see Grimlock in any other form except that antiquated rendering of his beast mode :lol:

His "realistic" Classic mode made him look.....well more like a Tarzan which I don't dig........maybe a more Fred Flinstone look that we all love.


LOL I make no defenses for Classics Grimlock--not exactly a pretty sight, even for Grimlock. :lol:

Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of FoC Grimlock. He's a great figure, despite the hollow dino belly. Just imagine the awesomeness of him after being bumped up to an MP fig, with a much larger budget and better engineering. 8)

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:14 am
by KNM2012
fenrir72 wrote:But the OP used the MP-08 reference pic :???:


It's a reference tied to this rumor. Chances are, you will see the the Hasbro version be reissued in Hasbro Asia packaging. Or that it was a Takara Tomy re-release that is coinciding with a Hasbro Asia release.

So like they said, take it as a rumor. ;)

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:24 am
by fenrir72
If indeed this is the Hasbro International release, well that would be expensive alright. If its MP-08, kind of justifiable, but then again for me it would be good for those who missed the boat ('cause I already own the "meido saurus" version already).

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:33 am
by VioMeTriX
I really find it hard to believe they would charge $220 for a re-release of this mold, $100 maybe, but $220 would only come from takara... now i know this is being released in another part of the world and import fees and shipping will drive the price up some... but not to any $220 price mark.... $100 for grimmy, $30 -40 shipping, call it a day

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:08 am
by Kibble
What's the point of re-releasing something for the same price it goes for aftermarket? Maybe they should do another run of MP-11 and charge $250 for it..

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:51 pm
by optimolife
Not sure where you guys are seeing aftermarket prices of $220......He's going for $300-$600 on Ebay!!!! And that's before shipping costs....

220 would be way more affordable than anywhere else you'd be able to find him right now.

BTW Would this Hasbro-Asia version have the sharp teeth or rounded ?

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:23 pm
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Wait... what valuta exactly is MYR? Ah, Malaysian Ringgit. Are prices always that high over there?

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:46 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait... what valuta exactly is MYR? Ah, Malaysian Ringgit. Are prices always that high over there?


Yes, most of the time. A 13 USD (approx. 39 MYR) deluxe TF in the USA would cost about 59.90 MYR here (approx. 20 USD). A Takara version would cost almost double that amount.

The only consolation we have here is that shipping costs less to import stuff here from Japanese online stores, than it would cost for someone to import to the US.

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:50 am
by Sinnertwin
optimolife wrote:Not sure where you guys are seeing aftermarket prices of $220......He's going for $300-$600 on Ebay!!!! And that's before shipping costs....
220 would be way more affordable than anywhere else you'd be able to find him right now.


In theory, this should reset the prices to $220. Of course there are shipping costs etc to consider, but if i had an MP Grimlock on eBay, I'd reconsider the pricing to be reflect this announcement once it is released. On the other hand, you could always hold onto it and wait for the rush to subside then jack the price back up. If you've got the dosh, buy it is my suggestion.

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:59 am
by AutoBorst
I absolutely love my MP Grimlock, but I am happier knowing I bought it at a reasonable price from Toys R Us. The price on this toy is just beyond ******. There's nothing about this toy that justifies $220.00.

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:02 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait... what valuta exactly is MYR? Ah, Malaysian Ringgit. Are prices always that high over there?


Yes, most of the time. A 13 USD (approx. 39 MYR) deluxe TF in the USA would cost about 59.90 MYR here (approx. 20 USD). A Takara version would cost almost double that amount.

The only consolation we have here is that shipping costs less to import stuff here from Japanese online stores, than it would cost for someone to import to the US.


Almost the same in Europe then. As my folks would say: "Still wet even when not peed on". :lol:

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:07 pm
by chonosmoon
$220?

That is terrible news. The price is on par or higher than the scalping price on eBay.
So shouldn't the price be much lower? Hasbro-Asia pricing the item at that much is border-line criminal and shady.

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:24 pm
by SKYWARPED_128
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait... what valuta exactly is MYR? Ah, Malaysian Ringgit. Are prices always that high over there?


Yes, most of the time. A 13 USD (approx. 39 MYR) deluxe TF in the USA would cost about 59.90 MYR here (approx. 20 USD). A Takara version would cost almost double that amount.

The only consolation we have here is that shipping costs less to import stuff here from Japanese online stores, than it would cost for someone to import to the US.


Almost the same in Europe then. As my folks would say: "Still wet even when not peed on". :lol:


Considering the warm and humid climate here, that saying is disturbingly fitting! :lol:

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:08 am
by Dean ML
Any update on this rerelease? As expensive as this is, it's still cheaper than the current eBay prices. I'm late to the Masterpiece party and me need Grimlock!

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:25 am
by Va'al
Dean ML wrote:Any update on this rerelease? As expensive as this is, it's still cheaper than the current eBay prices. I'm late to the Masterpiece party and me need Grimlock!


This is all we know for now, and it seems legit: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/asia-exclusive-mp08-grimlock/27761/

(And sold out.)

Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:35 am
by Dean ML
Sold out?! WTF?!