I would imagine it will be around the same price as Acid Storm; $80-ishOscarGungan wrote:Thanks! with the Year of the Horse Optimus Prime I don't mind how Prime himself looks just wasn't crazy about the trailer and lack of roller accessory. However I can still find it for more than half of an MP-10 so it is pretty tempting. How much do you expect the TRU Grimlock to cost?
Diem wrote:I would certainly say it's worth MP-10 or its Hasbro counterpart; it's pricey but it is literally the best representation of G1 Prime there is
Rodimus Prime wrote:Diem wrote:I would certainly say it's worth MP-10 or its Hasbro counterpart; it's pricey but it is literally the best representation of G1 Prime there is
That's just your opinion, even if a lot of people agree with it. I think MP-1 or MP-4 in robot mode is more accurate, especially to the comics version, whereas MP-10's truck mode is the better representation of the vehicle mode.
OscarGungan wrote:I've been considering getting back into Transformers and buying some of the Masterpiece figures. I was wondering if anyone had any advice about collecting the line. I'd like an Optimus Prime, but I'm not crazy about the after market price on MP-10 or the coloring and clear trailer of the Year of the Horse edition. Is it reasonable to guess that MP-10 would see another production run or something equivalent to be released. Are their figures you guys would highly recommend or ones to avoid? I noticed Toys R US was planning to reissue Grimlock. Are te Toys R US versions typically the same as the Takara version? Any advice or points in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Rodimus Prime wrote:MP-10 scales better with everything starting with Grimlock (MP-8) and MP-1, IMO, is the better representation of Optimus in robot mode. Of course, there are those (majority of the fandom) who disagree. See above photo, and make up your own mind.
Counterpunch wrote:6. Rodimus Prime over US Rodimus (but not by much).
ScottyP wrote:Counterpunch wrote:6. Rodimus Prime over US Rodimus (but not by much).
Having just gotten MP-9 recently, I gotta say, Space Winnebago alone makes it the go-to option. Just gives it so much more, and if you can find MP-9 v1 loose you'll probably pay about as much as the Hasbro version sealed.
Although every version of that mold has QC issues. Just be very careful with it when/if you buy it and do some research on what the common problems are so you don't break anything.
if youre looking at MP's and the price is too good to be true, it probably is. to my knowledge the KO'd MP's include prime(10), grim(8), lambos(all+gold), and datsuns(only prowl 17 so far i think).OscarGungan wrote:Thanks for all your help. I'm leaning towards a Year of the Horse Optimus Prime because I can still find it for $129. I like the Takara one better just not another $200 better. I did notice on eBay there were Chinese sellers of some of the cars for less than $40 shipped. Some of the listings said KO version. I'm guessing I should steer clear of those but wondered what you guys had to say about it.
Well I'll just leave this here, and we can agree to disagree. If the after-market price on MP-10 is a concern then even if the original poster did prefer MP-4 they'd have a hell of a time getting it.
OscarGungan wrote:So, I see th enews on the Masterpiece Grimlock showing u at Toys R US and I'm wondering if my chances at getting one for retail price at the store is slim to none. It sounds like people are buying up all the stock at the stores and scalping them. Is this pretty typical for a TRU Masterpiece release? Is it possibility they will make this release plentiful because there is a movie coming out and I should be patient or is this one of those deals where I should park it outside a TRU when they open on truck day?
you could also ask fellow members l to look out for you. honestly id do it, but im in canada. prices are higher, and shipping over the boarder sucks.OscarGungan wrote:I went to a Toys R Us in National City, California, today and approached an employee in the Transformers section. I said, "Can I ask you when a particular Transformer will be available?
She said, "Grimlock?"
She said they have had numerous phone calls and inquiries but than no TRU store in San Diego had them in stock and the warehouse they receive them from have about 1,000 in stock but they wouldn't show up in stores for a while. I took that is there really isn't a point looking right now and that those that do have them were because of some fluke. I'm hoping they show up on their web site at this point.