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

Transformers News: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia?

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 1:01PM CST

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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: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468559)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 2nd, 2013 @ 1:09pm CST
Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro


Got very excited. Then reread:

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


:sad: :sad: :sad:
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468560)
Posted by jgilkinson on March 2nd, 2013 @ 1:16pm CST
$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.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468564)
Posted by optimolife on March 2nd, 2013 @ 1:47pm CST
This would be great...all I'm missing are Grimlock and Hot Rod to make my collection complete... :APPLAUSE:
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468565)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on March 2nd, 2013 @ 1:52pm CST
Now I got a second chance! Sweeeeeettt
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468583)
Posted by necr0blivion on March 2nd, 2013 @ 2:39pm CST
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.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468593)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 2nd, 2013 @ 3:46pm CST
$220? Sure, put me down for 5
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468600)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 2nd, 2013 @ 4:12pm CST
Kinda pricy, but a nice opportunity for those who don't have one yet if true.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468601)
Posted by Rated X on March 2nd, 2013 @ 4:13pm CST
$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...
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468605)
Posted by Flux Convoy on March 2nd, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
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.
:BOT:
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468633)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on March 2nd, 2013 @ 7:31pm CST
$220?

Well that's a bit of a jump. I remember the 1st time it was issued here it was around $160US.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468666)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 2nd, 2013 @ 10:20pm CST
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...


Toymall_Malaysia wrote:
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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?
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468668)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 2nd, 2013 @ 10:29pm CST
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....
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468670)
Posted by Mkall on March 2nd, 2013 @ 10:53pm CST
I'm not even sure this is legit. I'm not getting any of my hopes up until I see preorders.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468679)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 2nd, 2013 @ 11:50pm CST
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?
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468683)
Posted by necr0blivion on March 3rd, 2013 @ 12:32am CST
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.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468686)
Posted by KNM2012 on March 3rd, 2013 @ 2:04am CST
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:
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468691)
Posted by noctorro on March 3rd, 2013 @ 3:54am CST
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.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468696)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 3rd, 2013 @ 4:24am CST
But the OP used the MP-08 reference pic :???:
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468703)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 3rd, 2013 @ 4:44am CST
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.

How is it "good" news again?

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Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468708)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 3rd, 2013 @ 5:00am CST
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)
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468711)
Posted by KNM2012 on March 3rd, 2013 @ 5:14am CST
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. ;)
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468715)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 3rd, 2013 @ 6:24am CST
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).
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468735)
Posted by VioMeTriX on March 3rd, 2013 @ 9:33am CST
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
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468762)
Posted by Kibble on March 3rd, 2013 @ 11:08am CST
What's the point of re-releasing something for the same price it goes for aftermarket? Maybe they should do another run of MP-11 and charge $250 for it..
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468778)
Posted by optimolife on March 3rd, 2013 @ 12:51pm CST
Not sure where you guys are seeing aftermarket prices of $220......He's going for $300-$600 on Ebay!!!! And that's before shipping costs....

220 would be way more affordable than anywhere else you'd be able to find him right now.

BTW Would this Hasbro-Asia version have the sharp teeth or rounded ?
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468793)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 3rd, 2013 @ 2:23pm CST
Wait... what valuta exactly is MYR? Ah, Malaysian Ringgit. Are prices always that high over there?
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468836)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 3rd, 2013 @ 6:46pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait... what valuta exactly is MYR? Ah, Malaysian Ringgit. Are prices always that high over there?


Yes, most of the time. A 13 USD (approx. 39 MYR) deluxe TF in the USA would cost about 59.90 MYR here (approx. 20 USD). A Takara version would cost almost double that amount.

The only consolation we have here is that shipping costs less to import stuff here from Japanese online stores, than it would cost for someone to import to the US.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468925)
Posted by Sinnertwin on March 4th, 2013 @ 2:50am CST
optimolife wrote:Not sure where you guys are seeing aftermarket prices of $220......He's going for $300-$600 on Ebay!!!! And that's before shipping costs....
220 would be way more affordable than anywhere else you'd be able to find him right now.


In theory, this should reset the prices to $220. Of course there are shipping costs etc to consider, but if i had an MP Grimlock on eBay, I'd reconsider the pricing to be reflect this announcement once it is released. On the other hand, you could always hold onto it and wait for the rush to subside then jack the price back up. If you've got the dosh, buy it is my suggestion.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468957)
Posted by AutoBorst on March 4th, 2013 @ 7:59am CST
I absolutely love my MP Grimlock, but I am happier knowing I bought it at a reasonable price from Toys R Us. The price on this toy is just beyond retarded. There's nothing about this toy that justifies $220.00.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1468958)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 4th, 2013 @ 8:02am CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait... what valuta exactly is MYR? Ah, Malaysian Ringgit. Are prices always that high over there?


Yes, most of the time. A 13 USD (approx. 39 MYR) deluxe TF in the USA would cost about 59.90 MYR here (approx. 20 USD). A Takara version would cost almost double that amount.

The only consolation we have here is that shipping costs less to import stuff here from Japanese online stores, than it would cost for someone to import to the US.


Almost the same in Europe then. As my folks would say: "Still wet even when not peed on". :lol:
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1469051)
Posted by chonosmoon on March 4th, 2013 @ 3:07pm CST
$220?

That is terrible news. The price is on par or higher than the scalping price on eBay.
So shouldn't the price be much lower? Hasbro-Asia pricing the item at that much is border-line criminal and shady.
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1469141)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on March 4th, 2013 @ 6:24pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait... what valuta exactly is MYR? Ah, Malaysian Ringgit. Are prices always that high over there?


Yes, most of the time. A 13 USD (approx. 39 MYR) deluxe TF in the USA would cost about 59.90 MYR here (approx. 20 USD). A Takara version would cost almost double that amount.

The only consolation we have here is that shipping costs less to import stuff here from Japanese online stores, than it would cost for someone to import to the US.


Almost the same in Europe then. As my folks would say: "Still wet even when not peed on". :lol:


Considering the warm and humid climate here, that saying is disturbingly fitting! :lol:
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1506423)
Posted by Dean ML on July 25th, 2013 @ 6:08am CDT
Any update on this rerelease? As expensive as this is, it's still cheaper than the current eBay prices. I'm late to the Masterpiece party and me need Grimlock!
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1506426)
Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2013 @ 6:25am CDT
Dean ML wrote:Any update on this rerelease? As expensive as this is, it's still cheaper than the current eBay prices. I'm late to the Masterpiece party and me need Grimlock!


This is all we know for now, and it seems legit: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/asia-exclusive-mp08-grimlock/27761/

(And sold out.)
Re: Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia? (1506428)
Posted by Dean ML on July 25th, 2013 @ 6:35am CDT
Sold out?! WTF?!
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