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Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Mach » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:45 am

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Actoys member xiaotao78 has posted in the Actoys forum that the Takara Transformers Masterpiece MP8X King Grimlock has been released in Japan. He also uploaded images on his haul on MP8X King Grimlock.
At the moment, only the MP8X package images are available.

Since it is released in Japan, collectors from Asia shall expect this repaint version of MP08 Grimlock to hit the store soon. Overseas collectors can also check with respective online stores for further details.

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Original thread here: http://www.actoys.net/bbs/read.php?tid-426996.html
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Blurrz » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:08 am

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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby First Gen » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:46 am

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I don't get it. Technically, its a bogus repaint as the "blue" portions of the body are supposed to be black, but comics back them commonly used blue to show the darker color as shading hadn't been introduced yet.

By this token, Superman had blue hair for most of his original run.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Diem » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:58 am

First Gen wrote:I don't get it. Technically, its a bogus repaint as the "blue" portions of the body are supposed to be black, but comics back them commonly used blue to show the darker color as shading hadn't been introduced yet.

By this token, Superman had blue hair for most of his original run.
What's to get? It's one of the very few ways they can get repaint cash out of this mold, without doing G2 Grimlock, or stretching it and doing Overkill.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby First Gen » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:07 am

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Diem wrote:
What's to get? It's one of the very few ways they can get repaint cash out of this mold, without doing G2 Grimlock, or stretching it and doing Overkill.[/quote]

Then how come no Marvel repaint of Megatron, who would have about 3 repaints, depending on what book you were looking at, with a completely different head.

G2 Grimlock would have made more sense to me. Not a production of a miscolored comic book character.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Diem » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:15 am

First Gen wrote:
Diem wrote:What's to get? It's one of the very few ways they can get repaint cash out of this mold, without doing G2 Grimlock, or stretching it and doing Overkill.


Then how come no Marvel repaint of Megatron, who would have about 3 repaints, depending on what book you were looking at, with a completely different head.

G2 Grimlock would have made more sense to me. Not a production of a miscolored comic book character.

Don't get me wrong, I'm agreeing with you on this one. They are using inferior colours on this figure.
If I had to guess, I'd say Takara are hoping that the colour changes and fancy packaging will be enough to make fans buy Grimlock again where the crown on its own wouldn't.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Firebird » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:41 am

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I would totally have bought a Blue G2 Grimlock

I don't think I'm gonna get Mp-08X though (I don't like the blue either). $250 is a whole lotta cash I could spend on a whole lot of other things...
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Zeds » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:55 am

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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:52 pm

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They actually advertise 'New Hat!' on the box.

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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Kibble » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:36 pm

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First Gen wrote:I don't get it. Technically, its a bogus repaint as the "blue" portions of the body are supposed to be black, but comics back them commonly used blue to show the darker color as shading hadn't been introduced yet.

By this token, Superman had blue hair for most of his original run.

I put this repaint on par with some of the movie toy repaints...can anyone say Desert Dirty Ratchet? Only difference is this MF'er will cost you $250! And I thought $150 was pushing it...
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby SJ21 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:38 am

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The box is cool, but I don't like the paint color of the figure inside. I like the price on this guy even less. I don't even use the accessories that came with MP Grimlock. I surely don't need a crow for an extra $100.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:04 pm

Is anyone actually planning to get this figure??

As repaints go I don't think it's too bad. I'm just peeved that they decided to save the crown for some overpriced exclucive.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Mach » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:00 am

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Toy images of King Grimlock:

http://touhas.blog95.fc2.com/blog-entry-854.html

Courtesy of Jap blogger: 桃破
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Blurrz » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:16 am

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We get another look at the second rendition of Masterpiece Grimlock - MP-08X King Grimlock. Japanese blogger 桃破 acquired the figure and has taken a couple images of the masterpiece out of it's box prison. Check them out below.

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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby UltraPrimal » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:24 am

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NO! Must not buy same figure twice just because it has a new hat. Must resist! Damn you Takara!
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:29 am

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UltraPrimal wrote:NO! Must not buy same figure twice just because it has a new hat. Must resist! Damn you Takara!


I don't know why, but that made me lol like crazy. :lol:
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Heckfire » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:31 am

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UltraPrimal wrote:NO! Must not buy same figure twice just because it has a new hat. Must resist! Damn you Takara!

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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Flux Convoy » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:40 am

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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Seibertron » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:04 am

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I buy everything that Hasbro pumps out and just about everything mainstream that Takara pumps out. I haven't been buying the extremely over priced exclusives like the clear Mirage and ghost Starscream nor the Movie Skids/Mudflap inspired repaints of G1 Skids / "G1" Crosscut. Some of these exclusives are just nuts price wise lately. I'll pay up to $60 for an exclusive Japanese deluxe class figure, but any more than that is crazy ... even in BotCon exclusive terms it's crazy.

I know percentage wise, this version of Grimlock is a "better" deal, but for $250, I'd rather have about a dozen other G1 Japanese figures that I don't own yet rather than an improperly colored Grimlock. The box is awesome ... to me they got greedy on this one. I would've bought it again for $140 but considering that I have always said that Grimlock was overpriced when I bought him for $140, I'm stickin' to my guns on this one and not spending an additional $100 on a poorly repainted figure, no matter how awesome the crown and box are.

I'm hoping that this figure and some of the other recent Takara exclusives will become blowouts at BBTS at some point.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Mkall » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:15 am

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Seibertron wrote:I buy everything that Hasbro pumps out and just about everything mainstream that Takara pumps out. I haven't been buying the extremely over priced exclusives like the clear Mirage and ghost Starscream nor the Movie Skids/Mudflap inspired repaints of G1 Skids / "G1" Crosscut. Some of these exclusives are just nuts price wise lately. I'll pay up to $60 for an exclusive Japanese deluxe class figure, but any more than that is crazy ... even in BotCon exclusive terms it's crazy.

Shame boss, glad to see you have your principles down and you're sticking to them, but Clear Mirage, Ghost Starscream, and probably Dar Skyfire are some of the best figs to come out of Japan in recent years.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Mach » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:07 am

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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby HighPrime » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:50 am

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Mkall wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I buy everything that Hasbro pumps out and just about everything mainstream that Takara pumps out. I haven't been buying the extremely over priced exclusives like the clear Mirage and ghost Starscream nor the Movie Skids/Mudflap inspired repaints of G1 Skids / "G1" Crosscut. Some of these exclusives are just nuts price wise lately. I'll pay up to $60 for an exclusive Japanese deluxe class figure, but any more than that is crazy ... even in BotCon exclusive terms it's crazy.

Shame boss, glad to see you have your principles down and you're sticking to them, but Clear Mirage, Ghost Starscream, and probably Dar Skyfire are some of the best figs to come out of Japan in recent years.



I have no principles at all. :grin:

If a TF arrives on the scene that I want, I buy it. I'll try to get the best price, but in the end, I'll own the figure one way or another. King Grimlock is one of them.
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby Seibertron » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:44 am

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Mkall wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I buy everything that Hasbro pumps out and just about everything mainstream that Takara pumps out. I haven't been buying the extremely over priced exclusives like the clear Mirage and ghost Starscream nor the Movie Skids/Mudflap inspired repaints of G1 Skids / "G1" Crosscut. Some of these exclusives are just nuts price wise lately. I'll pay up to $60 for an exclusive Japanese deluxe class figure, but any more than that is crazy ... even in BotCon exclusive terms it's crazy.

Shame boss, glad to see you have your principles down and you're sticking to them, but Clear Mirage, Ghost Starscream, and probably Dar Skyfire are some of the best figs to come out of Japan in recent years.


Not for the price they aren't. $90 a pop for those guys is anything but "some of the best". That's a higher price than BotCon prices and these figures are probably nowhere near as limited as the BotCon ones are. Hoping to see these drop in price at some point. Of course, never saw Henkei Clear Convoy or Wildrider dip in price but one can hope!

Tough to buy those figures when I've already spent $1300+ during the past two months on mostly new Hasbro and Takara Tomy figures and that's not counting the Overlord that I got back in October nor is it counting anything that I've bought on eBay recently. I'd rather spend the money for those uber expensive Japanese figures on old school Japanaese figures. Let's see ... Dai Atlas for around $250 - $400 or 3 or 4 exclusive deluxe REPAINTED figures from Japan? ;)
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Re: Takara MP8X King Grimlock Released In Japan

Postby DevastaTTor » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:52 am

Love the figure concept and would love to have this figure. It would be nice to have this to display in bot mode and the standard release in atl mode. But this price is crazy. Note to Takara: is this you best answer to the global recession?

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