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Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS

Transformers News: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 1:48PM CST

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Seibertron.com sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has just informed us of it's preorder listing for the recently confirmed Masterpiece Edition Clear (Ghost) Starscream. Here's what they had to say:

Releasing in June

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK10995&mode=retail

Product Number: TAK10995



Thanks!
Joel Boblit
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com


There you have it Seibertronians, we now have two reliable sources have confirmed and listed pre orders for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream.

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Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031954)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 30th, 2009 @ 2:28pm CST
Further confirming that King Grimlock is a total rip-off.

I'm all over this. And I'll officially need a new space to hold my MP Seekers this year.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031956)
Posted by chuuzetsu on December 30th, 2009 @ 2:28pm CST
$130?!?!?!?!
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031959)
Posted by First Gen on December 30th, 2009 @ 2:31pm CST
chuuzetsu wrote:$130?!?!?!?!



Thats a target price, it may be more or less. But really, its an MP, whats so suprising about $130.00? You must be used to Hasbro release prices.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031967)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on December 30th, 2009 @ 2:47pm CST
*Raises hand* Question, please. Why are clear ones... made? I don't know how to phrase it any better, sorry. It just seems odd to ,e.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031973)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 30th, 2009 @ 3:06pm CST
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:*Raises hand* Question, please. Why are clear ones... made? I don't know how to phrase it any better, sorry. It just seems odd to ,e.


It references Starscream's Ghost from the G1 animated series.

Personally, I would like to see the other seekers before this. I'm still waiting for a Classics Sunstorm.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031976)
Posted by Prime Evil on December 30th, 2009 @ 3:18pm CST
RiddlerJ wrote:I'm still waiting for a Classics Sunstorm.


Pssshhh, you and me both!! I wouldn't mind a repaint of G2 ramjet as well if we are gonna get more seekers. ;)
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031977)
Posted by Jetstorm9221 on December 30th, 2009 @ 3:22pm CST
Clear -masterpeice Starscream? That thing will break after just a minutes of "play", seriously, normal masterpiece Starscream is already extremely fragile. I'm not saying I totally dislike the idea but at least make him in the correct colors, the first one looked like Zombie Starscream.
They should make Masterpiece G2 Megatron, that would be awesome.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031978)
Posted by barricade2218 on December 30th, 2009 @ 3:29pm CST
I've got my preorder in :grin:
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031981)
Posted by guardianprime on December 30th, 2009 @ 4:04pm CST
WHAT ?!?! WHAT?!?!? *faints*


*revives*


DEAR GOD!!!

1. I just bloody got mp skywarp and now there's a new aeeeker in the works???
2. i wonder how they are going to work the diecast parts. probably just going to be grey paint eh?
3. this had better not be hasbro 2010 MP that they promised in the last Q&A (I'm really really hoping for black mp prime)
I don't have any clear TFs and would love one of these but dear god! I don't think I could justify another of this specific mold (as I have never bought a second of any mold to date)
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031990)
Posted by guardianprime on December 30th, 2009 @ 4:16pm CST
....uh. exception to the previous being animated soundwave who I'm looking to get my 3rd of. *sheepish grin*




anyways. despite my panic, I can't wait to see pics!
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031994)
Posted by chuuzetsu on December 30th, 2009 @ 4:41pm CST
Thats a target price, it may be more or less. But really, its an MP, whats so suprising about $130.00? You must be used to Hasbro release prices.


My guess would have been between $70-$90.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1031997)
Posted by Rated X on December 30th, 2009 @ 5:01pm CST
Yeah the price sucks but considering Starscream is my favorite of all time, I might consider buying this one if it is a general release that is not tooo hard to get.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1032003)
Posted by El Duque on December 30th, 2009 @ 5:40pm CST
Rated X wrote:Yeah the price sucks but considering Starscream is my favorite of all time, I might consider buying this one if it is a general release that is not tooo hard to get.


He won't be hard to get in the least, you can pre-order him right now and have six months to save up the money.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1032051)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on December 30th, 2009 @ 8:23pm CST
all the MP seekers have been at least $100. I'm not surprised(and in fact, happy) by the price. very much looking forward to this. Also, I don't know who the heavy hands are that transform their MP seekers, but I've never thought they were very fragile. I've transformed them lots of times with no problems.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1032077)
Posted by Grahf on December 30th, 2009 @ 9:18pm CST
RodimusConvoy13 wrote: I don't know who the heavy hands are that transform their MP seekers, but I've never thought they were very fragile. I've transformed them lots of times with no problems.

The only thing that has ever broken on me is one of the tail fins of MP 06, right where it folds up. Its such a thin strip of plastic that it easily snapped, and the ironic part is that the same piece broke on my Classics Skywarp, even on the same side.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1032091)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on December 30th, 2009 @ 10:03pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Rated X wrote:Yeah the price sucks but considering Starscream is my favorite of all time, I might consider buying this one if it is a general release that is not tooo hard to get.


He won't be hard to get in the least, you can pre-order him right now and have six months to save up the money.


and THAT is why I have preordered 3! 1 regular to open and 2 collectors to keep mint
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1032125)
Posted by Kibble on December 31st, 2009 @ 12:46am CST
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:all the MP seekers have been at least $100. I'm not surprised(and in fact, happy) by the price.

Agreed. Considering deluxe ghost Starscream was like 80 or 90 bucks, $130 for the MP version is quite reasonable IMO. I actually kinda feared a release of this figure because I knew I would want it, but thought it would run King Grimlock prices or worse...
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1032222)
Posted by Trikeboy on December 31st, 2009 @ 1:06pm CST
It is a bit annoying that the latest Masterpieces are all repaints. I really hope TakaraTomy use the cash from Comic Grimlock, Black Convoy and Ghost Starscream to fund some brand new Masterpiece figures. Hoping for Galvatron, Rodimus Prime and Soundwave.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1032469)
Posted by Convotron on January 1st, 2010 @ 10:11am CST
Trikeboy wrote:It is a bit annoying that the latest Masterpieces are all repaints. I really hope TakaraTomy use the cash from Comic Grimlock, Black Convoy and Ghost Starscream to fund some brand new Masterpiece figures. Hoping for Galvatron, Rodimus Prime and Soundwave.


I definitely agree. It's great to get variations of existing molds but at the same time, I'd like to see more advancement in the Masterpiece line.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1033287)
Posted by SJ21 on January 4th, 2010 @ 10:49am CST
I just put in my preorder! I missed MP because I wasn't that into collecting again when he came out. Then Walmart didn't get the US repaint when it came out. I am really happy to see another MP Starscream.

I was surprised with the price on this guy as well. When the rumors of this first hit, I figured he would be going for the same price as King Grimlock. While I am not happy about dropping $150, I can still afford it.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1033982)
Posted by --B-- on January 6th, 2010 @ 9:18am CST
guardianprime wrote:3. this had better not be hasbro 2010 MP that they promised in the last Q&A (I'm really really hoping for black mp prime)



Could be, but I am assuming it will be a US release if MP Grimlock. IIRC someone from Hasbro even said as much.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1033991)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on January 6th, 2010 @ 9:50am CST
I just broke down and preordered. Better to have the preorder and cancel than miss it.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1033996)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 6th, 2010 @ 10:13am CST
This sounds pretty dumb to me.

Since when did "Masterpiece" come to mean "One episode special deco"

Masterpiece should define the character, not be a slave to its various new hats.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1034003)
Posted by SJ21 on January 6th, 2010 @ 10:44am CST
Counterpunch wrote:This sounds pretty dumb to me.

Since when did "Masterpiece" come to mean "One episode special deco"

Masterpiece should define the character, not be a slave to its various new hats.


You know, I said the same thing when I first saw this. I then thought to myself, "I missed out on SS when he was released in Japan and the US. I am going to go ahead and preorder it."

Last year at this time I would have said "I don't need a clear version of Starscream." Then I met CP in person and he proclaimed his love of clear figures like Mirage and Starscream (if they have a reason to be clear). Now I love clear figures too. #-o

Starscream is clear and big. I like it.
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1034004)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on January 6th, 2010 @ 10:48am CST
Counterpunch wrote:This sounds pretty dumb to me.

Since when did "Masterpiece" come to mean "One episode special deco"

Masterpiece should define the character, not be a slave to its various new hats.



I definitely see your point, even though I'm really looking forward to this figure. I have a feeling, since this is one of the few MP molds that can be repainted a lot, that they are going to repaint the shit out of it. We've already had 5 different versions of this one, what's a 6th? and still waiting on MP Sunstorm, cos that would be the shit :grin:
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1034057)
Posted by Zombie Starscream on January 6th, 2010 @ 2:20pm CST
Jetstorm9221 wrote:I'm not saying I totally dislike the idea but at least make him in the correct colors, the first one looked like Zombie Starscream.
Dude, are you saying I'm ugly? To have you know, I work hard to look this good. And calling me a dude too? What, do we Seekers all look alike to you or something? :shock: I'm offended! :-x


8-} :P


I don't think I will be getting this one. The MPs I really want are Sunstorm and the Rainmakers. That's all. 8)
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1034092)
Posted by JetfireUK on January 6th, 2010 @ 3:38pm CST
I thought that this was a 'joke' and not a true release. Unless I'm missing something?
Re: Preorder for Masterpiece Ghost Starscream at BBTS (1034096)
Posted by Mkall on January 6th, 2010 @ 3:45pm CST
JetfireUK wrote:I thought that this was a 'joke' and not a true release. Unless I'm missing something?

Basic story is that the Singapore store leaked the item too soon, catching flak from Hasbro and Takara. They had to retract it with some BS story. I don't know if now is the intended release infor for the figure, or if Hasbro/TT decided to speed up the schedule due to the leak.
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