- Motto: "Your Spark will extinguish between my claws!"
- Weapon: Cyber Tail Claw
Oh, don't get me wrong, the price that we're getting is pretty great for what we will get, especially compared to Takara's price. We know this, but what about the parents who would buy this for their kids? You know that movie Optimus with the trailer, I don't know about where you live, but where I am that thing does not sell, even at 50% off. Why? You'd have to ask the people who look at in the store yourself, but I've heard kids say they don't care about the trailer (because it essentially doesn't do anything unless the Optimus is in truck mode), or that the parents say it's too expensive (its a deluxe plus the trailer, and costs $35, that means the trailer is about $20), or that kids mostly just want the robot mode of the figure. I suppose that having to bother to make a trailerless version would probably cost more than they'd feel like paying, but I think it would have been better if they accomodated both sides of the coin. There will be those guys who don't really want the trailer, who when they display their TFs will have them in robot mode. All this trailer is good for then is to sit as a base and take up a ton of space. Available space is also often a problem of which this thing would take a ton. And then there are the parents, who although like to make their kids happy, unless it's Christmas or their birthday, I don't think they're going to pay $100 for a toy. Like I said, the price really isn't that bad, I just have a hard time seeing this thing sell other than to collectors, but I suppose that's why this is a collector dedicated line, though I'm sure Hasbro and TRU, in this case, would be happy if more than just collectors bought it (that way they would also order more, allowing for people to more easily get MP Prime).
That being said, I don't understand this NO COMPLAINING attitude from some people. I mean, we're the customers and don't customers have a right to talk about things they don't like? Anyways, this discussion isn't really going to go anywhere but down so that should probably be the end of it.
But like I said earlier, the price for what we're getting is pretty good, it's just that I don't want half of what we're getting. Think about it this way, FE Bulkhead is coming out soon in the US (and hopefully a second run in Canada) and a good number of people want him, but Hasbro decides that the only way you can get him is by buying him in a 2 pack with Bumblebee. So they put them together and charge $45 for the 2 pack. Now, that's not that bad a price (btw I'm going CAN prices here and Voyagers are $30 and deluxes are about $17), in fact you would save a little money, but you don't want Bumblebee because you already have more than enough of him and you're probably just going to have to sell him or just put him away in a box somewhere. Yes, that's not the best example because the trailer is at least something new, but that's about how I feel about MP Prime, I want one thing but I really don't need the other. I felt the same way about Rodimus, and they just happened to have gone the route of no trailer and cheaper prices. Maybe I just feel like Hasbro spoiled me with that one (though of course, ideally they would have also had a means for the people that did want the trailer to get it).