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Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed

Transformers News: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 5:41AM CDT

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This morning brings us images of the second set of Asian exclusive seekers set from Transformersasia.com. This set is called Deluxe Seeker Set Elite and contains Ramjet, Dirge and Thrust. You can see the first set Deluxe Seeker Set Ace here.

Re: Asian Exclusive Classics Seekers.
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Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433708)
Posted by Daveyi777 on October 25th, 2012 @ 5:53am CDT
Shit. I really hope these Seeker sets see an EU, specifically UK release. Dread to think what they will do to my wallet otherwise... :sad:
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433709)
Posted by ausbot on October 25th, 2012 @ 5:57am CDT
Rainmaker set please.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433711)
Posted by CBratetron on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:07am CDT
The conehead seekers look nice. Not simply a marked-up repaint that everyone was expecting.
Still not sure I'd pay $130-170 (TFSource or BBTS price reference?) for the set though (assuming this set is similarly priced.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433717)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:35am CDT
Kind of undecided with these recent Seeker sets. On the one hand, I'd love to get a complete set of Seekers. But on the other hand, I hate the articulation issues on these figures. Plus, they don't scale well with my MP/Generations Neo-G1 collection.

I'll probably have to stick with TT's V2 MP Seekers to complete my seeker collection.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433720)
Posted by bkz on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:47am CDT
Well this mold aged really quickly. I would prefer the thrust rotf mold for the conehead seekers with remolded feet, then I would have been all over this set.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433723)
Posted by Counterpunch on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:55am CDT
Ramjet needs more chrome.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433733)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 25th, 2012 @ 7:52am CDT
These are ruining the value of my Seekers!!!!!!

HAHAH JK Rainmakers next!! :grin:
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433738)
Posted by xyl360 on October 25th, 2012 @ 8:21am CDT
Damn. I'll probably be getting these too *looks over at wallet* "Ouch, help meeeeeee!!!!"
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433745)
Posted by Rated X on October 25th, 2012 @ 8:56am CDT
Pass. The chrome looks so wrong on Thrust and Ramjet in jet modes. Can I just buy Dirges wings and put them on my dirge ? :-?
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433756)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 25th, 2012 @ 9:44am CDT
DO they have chrome? I thought it was just glossy paint. :???:

And are those Con symbols... decals? :shock:
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433761)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 25th, 2012 @ 10:03am CDT
They don't seem to have chome. Just shiny paint and Photoshop.

These are good for the guys who missed 'em. The mold's still decent ... it's the best representation of their G1 selves we've ever got for their price point.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433792)
Posted by buddhaquest on October 25th, 2012 @ 12:29pm CDT
wow... if they end up doing the "Rainmakers" next, the demand would be insane... and bank accounts would empty.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433802)
Posted by xyl360 on October 25th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CDT
buddhaquest wrote:wow... if they end up doing the "Rainmakers" next, the demand would be insane... and bank accounts would empty.

I doubt they will. When these were originally announced, they showed all six. In fact, originally I thought it was going to be all six in a single set instead of splitting them up into 2 sets of 3.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433811)
Posted by buddhaquest on October 25th, 2012 @ 3:06pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
buddhaquest wrote:wow... if they end up doing the "Rainmakers" next, the demand would be insane... and bank accounts would empty.

I doubt they will. When these were originally announced, they showed all six. In fact, originally I thought it was going to be all six in a single set instead of splitting them up into 2 sets of 3.



Well maybe Hasbro will... :lol: what am I thinking?!? Of course they won't! :grin:
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433823)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 25th, 2012 @ 3:35pm CDT
I dunno, Hasbro DID just released the proverbial Rainmaker-equivalent of the Combaticons. :-?

Ow my eyes! :shock:
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433832)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 25th, 2012 @ 3:43pm CDT
Hasbro did release Acid Storm. ;)
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433840)
Posted by xyl360 on October 25th, 2012 @ 3:55pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hasbro did release Acid Storm. ;)

True. I'd think Takara would attempt it before Hasbro though, at least a real rainmakers set, since they did that exclusive MP Sunstorm and all.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433843)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 25th, 2012 @ 4:02pm CDT
Yeah, I've been trying without success to strip the camo paint off that Acid Rain. Came off one wing, but not the other. Whaaaaa. #-o

But I digress. Seeker boxes. Like 'em a lot. Looking for the cheapest place to get them. Will probably pick them up, if I can sell enough kidneys. >:oP
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433850)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 25th, 2012 @ 4:35pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Hasbro did release Acid Storm. ;)

Yes, and what a blindingly show-accurate deco he had. ;)

Not that I didn't get one of course, and they COULD still do a more accurate deco, ala Universe Starscream, as part of a Rainmaker set. In fact, the improvements to the next Constructicon reissue make me think that HasTak has finally gotten it: If you make the same sort of media-accuracy improvements 3rd Parties and some KO makers strive for instead of just impotently complaining that you shouldn't have to compete with someone ripping off your I.P. since legal action usually isn't worth the cost, then everybody wins, and you make the official product better!

And then, just after these sets are announced...Seeker KOs on ebay apparently start suffering serious crackdowns again. And so, with no official Rainmakers/Sunstorms/Air Warriors on the horizon, the fake ones, which are paradoxically the only ones that actually exist, are further out of reach for anyone who doesn't yet have them.

So, still decent news for anyone who hasn't been able to complete their classics collection of the 6 basic seekers.

For anyone who wants the rest? Better get customizin'. And remember to be careful with that paint-thinner: it weakens plastic too, and if the Supreme Court rules that we no longer have the right to resell any trademarked or copyrighted item we've legally bought come Monday, you're going to have a hard time replacing any Acid Storms you might break in mid-decamo. I've never been prouder of all the CHMS stuff I bought from KOTOYS last thing before the axe fell! Big ol' I.P. war's a brewin' to drag out this whole decade, and we'll each have to side with the trolls or against 'em before it's through. Call me whatever you want for defending knock-offs, but if corporations stop seeing any difference between legitimate secondary markets and I.P. theft, then I fail to see the difference between the real and fake Seekers that comprise the army on my shelf. I mean, if we'll soon not be allowed to sell ANY OF THEM on ebay...
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433866)
Posted by XDMan on October 25th, 2012 @ 5:35pm CDT
HHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!

GIVE ME THOSE CONEHEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433890)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 25th, 2012 @ 6:34pm CDT
Now this set I might struggle to say no to. I've got both Hasbro's and Takara's versions of Ramjet and Thrust as well as Takara Dirge but something's never been quite right with them.

Here's hoping there's another two sets to come after this one. :PRAY:
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433907)
Posted by LiverMatrix on October 25th, 2012 @ 7:19pm CDT
I really hope that these things get a release in the UK, but i'm already doubting it as I say it. Although that being said, I have found a few figures lately I wasn't expecting to.

Still, if the price isn't too crazy on these, i'll happily grab them.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1433962)
Posted by craggy on October 25th, 2012 @ 10:42pm CDT
I wouldn't hold out for a UK release. If you want them, get them imported. I'm still on the fence about these. I want Skywarp. Starscream would be ok. Cracker is nothing special. Dirge looks slightly better. Not sure on Thrust. I don't have Ramjet and this one looks pretty good.

I'd probably be down for a generic seeker set, or rainmakers. or Sunstorm. depending on prices.
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1434111)
Posted by xyl360 on October 26th, 2012 @ 8:07am CDT
Something stinks here. BBTS has the preorder up for the elite set now (Coneheads) but it says its arrival date is November while the first seeker set is still set to arrive in January. Why would the second (elite) set arrive before the original seeker set?
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1434149)
Posted by craggy on October 26th, 2012 @ 10:31am CDT
Ramjet and Thrust are more eager to get into people's hands, and Dirge just doesn't want to die alone, so is keeping up with them.
Meanwhile, Starscream is debating with Thundercracker and Skywarp the best poses to be packaged in and most direct shipping route.

Maybe?
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1434289)
Posted by xyl360 on October 26th, 2012 @ 6:47pm CDT
craggy wrote:Ramjet and Thrust are more eager to get into people's hands, and Dirge just doesn't want to die alone, so is keeping up with them.
Meanwhile, Starscream is debating with Thundercracker and Skywarp the best poses to be packaged in and most direct shipping route.

Maybe?

:lol:, that's probably it, I think you've figured it out!
Re: Asian Market Deluxe Seeker Set Elite Revealed (1435051)
Posted by xyl360 on October 29th, 2012 @ 11:53am CDT
I just got a couple emails from BBTS about these. They've dropped the price for each set down to $129.99. Far more reasonable than the previous prices of $149.99 and $169.99. I'll be keeping my preorders. It brings the price down to about $43 per seeker, which is pretty much inline with what Takara import deluxes usually cost anyway (for example, their FoC deluxes go for $37.99).