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
[quote]Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro[/quote]

Got very excited. Then reread:

[quote]Rumor - Masterpiece Grimlock to be Re-released by Hasbro Asia[/quote]

: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:




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?

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)

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