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Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby Toymall_Malaysia » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:29 am

Greetings fellow Transfans.

Today, i receive note from my distributor that Hasbro Asia are to release Takara MP8 Grimlock again at the end of July this year.

It will be identical to previous releases, with no changes or extra added.


Price will be 680MYR, which is roughly $220.00



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

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:59 pm

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We have a new rumor considering a Hasbro Asia re-release of Masterpiece Grimlock. New Seibertron member Toymall_Malaysia posted the following message in the Energon Pub.

Toymall_Malaysia wrote:Greetings fellow Transfans.

Today, i receive note from my distributor that Hasbro Asia are to release Takara MP8 Grimlock again at the end of July this year.

It will be identical to previous releases, with no changes or extra added.


Price will be 680MYR, which is roughly $220.00


We will take this as a rumor for now but fear not, we are looking into other sources to confirm this news. Stay here at Seibertron.com and we will keep you posted when we have more information.

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

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:09 pm

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Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro


Got very excited. Then reread:

Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia


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

Postby jgilkinson » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:16 pm

$220.00... glad I found one at my local TRU, but just checked on eBay and the Hasbro ones are selling for over 200.00 so maybe that price point isn't too bad.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby optimolife » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:47 pm

This would be great...all I'm missing are Grimlock and Hot Rod to make my collection complete... :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

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

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:39 pm

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That price point is beyond eBay pricing. I know people who still need an MP Grimmy in their collection, and this news will not be that pleasing to them.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby Sinnertwin » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:46 pm

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

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:12 pm

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Kinda pricy, but a nice opportunity for those who don't have one yet if true.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby Rated X » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:13 pm

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$220.00 ??? What kind of crack are they smoking at Hasbro Asia ???

I paid about $70.00 back here in the USA at my local TRU a couple years back. And it came with a crown, sword, and gun. Granted mine didnt come with the Computron brain thing or the stupid waiters apron and tray, but $150.00 more for a re-release of the Hasbro version ??? This is not the Takara version...
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Postby Flux Convoy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:24 pm

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Rated X wrote:This is not the Takara version...

Judging by the lack of the paint app on the arms, I'd say it very much is.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby gavinfuzzy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:31 pm

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$220?

Well that's a bit of a jump. I remember the 1st time it was issued here it was around $160US.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby fenrir72 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:20 pm

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Rated X wrote:$220.00 ??? What kind of crack are they smoking at Hasbro Asia ???

I paid about $70.00 back here in the USA at my local TRU a couple years back. And it came with a crown, sword, and gun. Granted mine didnt come with the Computron brain thing or the stupid waiters apron and tray, but $150.00 more for a re-release of the Hasbro version ??? This is not the Takara version...


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Just to clarify, is this the Tomy Takara or the Hasbro international version? The OP used a pic reference of the MP-08 so I'd assume that the MP-08 version is much more expensive than the Hasbro release. :???: So why then can't this be not the MP-08?
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:29 pm

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I'm still on the fence with this one. On the one hand, I'd love to own a Grimlock I can pose with MP-10 and the rest of my neo-G1 line.

On the other hand, I just don't like the obsolete T-Rex proportions, although I FULLY UNDERSTAND that that's the point of the MP line; to recreate a perfected version of the G1 toy while staying as close to the original designs as possible. Just a personal peeve of mine.

I agree with everyone else that 220 is pretty damn steep, but seeing as everything else has also become more expensive....
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby Mkall » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:53 pm

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I'm not even sure this is legit. I'm not getting any of my hopes up until I see preorders.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby fenrir72 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:50 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:I'm still on the fence with this one. On the one hand, I'd love to own a Grimlock I can pose with MP-10 and the rest of my neo-G1 line.

On the other hand, I just don't like the obsolete T-Rex proportions, although I FULLY UNDERSTAND that that's the point of the MP line; to recreate a perfected version of the G1 toy while staying as close to the original designs as possible. Just a personal peeve of mine.

I agree with everyone else that 220 is pretty damn steep, but seeing as everything else has also become more expensive....



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.

As for the price

Mkall wrote:I'm not even sure this is legit. I'm not getting any of my hopes up until I see preorders.



50% 50% chance perhaps?

But the price being quoted is in Malaysian currency. Has anybody bothered to consider that there might be a bit of price padding there? Or just an estimate that is?
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby necr0blivion » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:32 am

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fenrir72 wrote:But the price being quoted is in Malaysian currency. Has anybody bothered to consider that there might be a bit of price padding there? Or just an estimate that is?


The only thing we can realistically do at this point it to comment on the given estimate, which I have to say is very unfavorable.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby KNM2012 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:04 am

Honestly?

Hasbro Asia has been on a reissue trend, particularly with pieces that made it to the Commemorative Series line. And even then, "Powermaster Optimus Prime with Apex Armor" was said to have received a downgrade in terms of packaging.

So with "Masterpiece" Grimlock... I will say that this rumor is plausible. However, I think that it will be more like the Hasbro version than the Takara Tomy version, seeing how Hasbro has that version at their disposal.

Oh, and speaking of Takara Tomy, Metroplex debuted in the latest chapter of ALL SPARK. So it is safe to release the Kraken of a rumor that their Generations line is part of ALL SPARK, and that they wil also release the new version of Metroplex. (Also, they have promoted Fortress Maximus - Master Sword and all.) :BOT:

fenrir72 wrote:So why then can't this be not the MP-08?


Because Hasbro Asia will only put out Hasbro's version, and can add to the price due to it becoming an import? :BOOM: Besides, I have one friend that is a collector, and he claims that the Hasbro version is a bit more series accurate. That, and the Hasbro version included the crown that came with the MP-8X variant.

Now, for the rest of us that do not buy Hasbro, we have to play the waiting game and see if Takara Tomy will do the same (which is highly unlikely). :sad:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby noctorro » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:54 am

Nonsense,

I shall not pay over 100 usd for a masterpiece Grimlock.
If Hasbro doesn't reissue it for the normal 70 price then I won't be getting it.
Overpriced Takara stuff always gets me additional importtax which will make the damn
thing closer to 350 in total. That's to much.
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:24 am

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But the OP used the MP-08 reference pic :???:
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Re: Masterpiece Grimlock to be re-releaed by Hasbro!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:44 am

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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.

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

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:00 am

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

Postby KNM2012 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:14 am

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

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:24 am

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

Postby VioMeTriX » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:33 am

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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
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