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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images

Postby El Duque » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:52 pm

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TFCC have revealed the pricing and pre-order dates for their collaborative effort with e-Hobby, "Solar Requiem". The set features Shattered Glass repaints of G1 Soundwave, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Eject/Rewind mold, and Ramhorn. Pre-orders will start tomorrow and run approximately a month with a price of $195.00 not including shipping and handling.


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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:03 pm

Copper color weapons for the win! Really pretty, those.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images

Postby Seibertron » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:22 pm

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Seems like that price should be the price to import these from e-Hobby. Has BBTS, TFsource or any of the other online retailers posted pre-orders for the e-Hobby sets yet?
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images

Postby NTESHFT » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:48 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:I think these look awesome. I know some like to bitch about the Shattered Glass fiction, but I only collect the toys. I couldn't care less about the silly stories made up to sell them. They're cool toys, in cool colors, and that's enough for me.



Agreed. I hope they don't sell out soon, because at $200, I won't be getting these guys until I finish the list I got goin on right now...
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby STngAR » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:53 pm

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Hmmmm, wasnt expecting that price. Up in the air now. :MAXIMAL:
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images

Postby KNM2012 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:16 pm

El Duque wrote:TFCC have revealed the pricing and pre-order dates for their collaborative effort with e-Hobby, "Solar Requiem". The set features Shattered Glass repaints of G1 Soundwave, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Eject/Rewind mold, and Ramhorn. Pre-orders will start tomorrow and run approximately a month with a price of $195.00 not including shipping and handling.


And I still find it surprising that they still snubbed their Facebook followers when it comes to this, as something as big as this should have been posted there the same time it was Tweeted. Then again, they also excluded a e-HOBBY link on their page, while e-HOBBY posted a TFCC banner/link on theirs. >:oP

Also, I am wondering if this is Takara Tomy's second exclusive that was sold by both e-HOBBY in Japan and in an area that sells Hasbro Transformers. Because I read somewhere that the first was A-01U Ultra Magnus, who was also sold at the Transformers China Carnival in 2010. Even then, this is still a piece of Transformers history.

But with the price... I have to pass. I need to set up my 2013 vacation plans, and other stuff. Plus, I am iffy about trusting TFCC right now. So those who get it through them... Good luck. >:oP

Seibertron wrote:Seems like that price should be the price to import these from e-Hobby. Has BBTS, TFsource or any of the other online retailers posted pre-orders for the e-Hobby sets yet?


Seeing how the items go on sale tomorrow, I am assuming we will hear something from them as early as the same day. TFsource, however, I'd give them an additional day or two on this. :-?
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Immortal Starscream » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:07 pm

jeebus. $200 for this set? I can get the originals for less then that.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby KNM2012 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:38 pm

Immortal Starscream wrote:jeebus. $200 for this set? I can get the originals for less then that.

True. But those are not originals, much less exclusives, like these are. ;)
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:40 pm

Yeah, but it's 7 toys... That's only like $28.57142857142857 each! Not too bad for an exclusive. LOL.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby craggy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:06 pm

I'm not sure I see the price as being way too high. IIRC the last Soundwave reissue was on par with a new Voyager figure, price-wise. Blaster is a lot bigger, so probably be double the price, and the cassettes in their Encore line haven't been cheap. Plus this set is in exclusive paint colours and may or may not have some kind of yellow thing that we've only seen artist's renditions of, so may be entirely fictional. Still, if I had the money, and actually wanted these things, I'd buy.

as they are though, it's only the tapes I'm even a little bit interested in, and I'd maybe stretch to 50 bucks for them.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby KNM2012 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:21 pm

gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, but it's 7 toys... That's only like $28.57142857142857 each! Not too bad for an exclusive. LOL.

It's 6 toys, as the seventh is a "bonus" piece. But I do agree that the pricing is not too shabby when you separate the items into their own categories. :-?

I mean, lets say that each tape is $15 each. That is a $60 set right there. That is a really good price for a set of four tapes, especially when they are compared to the Encore sets.

And that least SG Soundwave and SG Blaster being $70 each. Which makes them a great price, taking into account that they are exclusive pieces. ;)

craggy wrote:I'm not sure I see the price as being way too high. IIRC the last Soundwave reissue was on par with a new Voyager figure, price-wise. Blaster is a lot bigger, so probably be double the price, and the cassettes in their Encore line haven't been cheap. Plus this set is in exclusive paint colours and may or may not have some kind of yellow thing that we've only seen artist's renditions of, so may be entirely fictional. Still, if I had the money, and actually wanted these things, I'd buy.

as they are though, it's only the tapes I'm even a little bit interested in, and I'd maybe stretch to 50 bucks for them.


Just take into account that these items are not Hasbro exclusives, but rather ones that are tied to Takara Tomy. So when it comes to pricing, items like this go by an import pricing and not a domestic pricing. ;)
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:44 pm

That's incredibly pricy. Even compared to previous eHobby exclucives.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby KNM2012 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:25 pm

Gauntlet101010 wrote:That's incredibly pricy. Even compared to previous eHobby exclucives.

Agreed, when compared to some. Because the 2008 exclusive "Gadep" was pretty huge. And 2011 Black Rodimus Convoy was a Masterpiece. But the rest...

http://www.e-hobbymagazine.com/category/english/museun_en

...They were not this big of a set, especially the G1 exclusives. ;)
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby C - 310 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:41 pm

Shattered Glass Continuity needs to go away yesterday...
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Mkall » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:13 pm

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Seibertron » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:34 pm

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I'm not saying the price is high for e-Hobby exclusives. I'm saying the price is high for it being sold as a club exclusive. I would expect that would be the price we'd pay for the actual imported e-Hobby exclusives via BBTS or TFsource. This price doesn't seem like the Club is doing any of us any favors. I had expected the price to be cheaper. For that price, I'll just order them when the e-Hobby ones come out.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Cooter » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:21 pm

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

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I was all in at $150, but at $200 I think Ill pass. The cassettes were all I really wanted.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby El Duque » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:57 am

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New continues to trickle in on TFCC and e-Hobby's "Solar Requiem" collaboration. e-Hobby have posted a mock-up of the sets packaging, which can be seen below. The set features Shattered Glass repaints of G1 Soundwave, Slugfest, Ratbat, Blaster, Ramhorn, Eject, and Rewind. According to TFCC we can expect pre-orders to open today. The set is priced at $195.00

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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Novaprimal93 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:04 am

With all the money that has been made off of these molds, I don't really see the justification of a $200 dollar price tag when all they have is a new paint job. I think half this price would have been perfect. But what do I know?
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:17 am

Yeah, I wish it were less... but this is about what I'd expect for the set.

It's not cheap or easy to pull out all the metal molds (think forklifts) and pay a crew to run a short, limited-edition job (AND print and design new boxes... paint the figures.... pack and ship them...etc).

It's all the production hassle of doing a full run of a million toys, only trying to make up the money with a couple thousand buyers.

It reminds me of working on a printing press... and how running an extra thousand or two of something only cost a few cents more (and took a few seconds longer.) All the cost was in the setup.
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:17 am

All that said... I wanna see the last figure!
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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC SG Soundwave Vs. Blaster Images, Pre-Orders and more

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:21 am

They need to make some new G1 styled art for their toys. How many times can we see the same thing recolored?

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