Aint that the stinking truth.
Stormrider wrote:Thanks for the info. I got two WST Hotrods when I bought THS-02. I see the WST occassionally in Japan but I know much about them. I am surprised when I see their prices. Some are more expensive than full size TF.
I still wanna know why Takara canceled them when they were still very popular.
me too. they were absolutely genius financially, so I have no clue why they stopped. Especially after we saw prototype pictures of skids, meg's addon parts, tracks, and smokescreen. It's not expensive to actually make the figures (considering you have the designs for the most part done.) and the amount of resources (plastic and paint) is incredibly small. Then you charge about 5-7 dollars a figure, put them in blind boxed, and have chase figures, you have quite a popular item.
In my honest opinion, best tf line in a long time. (but i think you could already tell by seeing the amount of them including customs and fake "prototypes" i have.)
***also, at the last botcon, there was a guy selling addon parts for megs (which could combine into the cannon thing), the transforming trailer for magnus (pictured by the thread creator), and then a diaclone/movie coloring of the same transforming magnus trailer. (unfortunately, they were rather expensive. $80 for the each trailer, and $50 for meg's addon parts.)
***edit*** Also added some new customs to my post above that im working on with a few buddies of mine.