Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS

Transformers News: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set  Up for pre-order at BBTS

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 8:26AM CDT

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Good morning fellow Seibertronians! We've reported yesterday that the very popular Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime is having an Asia reissue here. Well today BBTS just put up a pre-order for the Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set for $159.99 or you can get an early air shipment for $179.99! You can pre-order it with the link below!

Transformers News: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set  Up for pre-order at BBTS
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Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1596959)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 8:29am CDT
Done & preordered. The price is refreshingly low for an Asia Reissue import.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1596961)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 6th, 2014 @ 8:32am CDT
megatronus wrote:Done & preordered. The price is refreshingly low for an Asia Reissue import.



You don't have an MP 10 already? I'm kind of shocked.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1596967)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 8:48am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
megatronus wrote:Done & preordered. The price is refreshingly low for an Asia Reissue import.



You don't have an MP 10 already? I'm kind of shocked.

Oh, I have one from the original run (still sealed, too). But to the extent that the Asia Reissue is cheaper and probably identical, I may sell my original while the secondary prices are still high so I can plow that money back into paying for other MPs (such as the Sunstorms I got from TRU, or the Prowl I ordered on TRU.com).

Or I'll just have 2 for the sake of having 2. You know, because I'm insane. I had 2 originally, and sold off the MIB one recently to pay some bills...
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1596972)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:00am CDT
megatronus wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
megatronus wrote:Done & preordered. The price is refreshingly low for an Asia Reissue import.



You don't have an MP 10 already? I'm kind of shocked.

Oh, I have one from the original run (still sealed, too). But to the extent that the Asia Reissue is cheaper and probably identical, I may sell my original while the secondary prices are still high so I can plow that money back into paying for other MPs (such as the Sunstorms I got from TRU, or the Prowl I ordered on TRU.com).

Or I'll just have 2 for the sake of having 2. You know, because I'm insane. I had 2 originally, and sold off the MIB one recently to pay some bills...


Oh nice! I wish I had the energy to do such things. Actually I'm just lazy.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1596981)
Posted by Henry921 on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:20am CDT
Preordered as well. Now I can keep one forever boxed and open the other, so that he may light our darkest hour.

Also so that my MP Autobots aren't horrifically outmatched.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1596983)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:22am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Actually I'm just lazy.

:lol: :lol:
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1596988)
Posted by K2vox on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:32am CDT
:BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

GOD BLESS [strike]AMERICA[/strike] ASIA!!! Got 2 Preordered. One in box minty fresh and the other to play with. I am so happy this is happening. In Optimus' voice: "SCALPERS?!!? BE GONE!!!!!" lololol Oh joyous day!! I LOVE YOU BBTS!!
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597001)
Posted by Seibertron on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:09am CDT
Open mouth. Insert foot. I'll be damned! The prices aren't that bad! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597010)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
WOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!

I just ordered MP-10 rerelase from BBTS for 159.99$, which is not too far off from the initial Hasbro release. Awesome news, the scalpers can now suck it!
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597011)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
I got a question for you guys, is there any difference at all between this rerealease in the asia exclusive market and the initial american release?

Because it states the following:

Special Premium will be included
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597019)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 6th, 2014 @ 11:36am CDT
Holy Jesus, the temptation is strong... I need an Xbox One with the upcoming Destiny desperately, but this is really alluring... :BOOM:

william-james88 wrote:I got a question for you guys, is there any difference at all between this rerealease in the asia exclusive market and the initial american release?

Because it states the following:

Special Premium will be included


It'll probably be a coin, just like Starscream had one with his Asia reissue (and it's such a boss).
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597021)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Holy Jesus, the temptation is strong... I need an Xbox One and Destiny desperately, but this is really alluring... :BOOM:



Consoles and mass retail video games drop in prices over time while MP-10s rise in price instead. I think the choice is obvious ;)
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597022)
Posted by Seibertron on August 6th, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Holy Jesus, the temptation is strong... I need an Xbox One and Destiny desperately, but this is really alluring... :BOOM:



Consoles and mass retail video games drop in prices over time while MP-10s rise in price instead. I think the choice is obvious ;)


I agree!
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597040)
Posted by MenaceRX on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
Pre-ordered. At that price what a deal.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597049)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Holy Jesus, the temptation is strong... I need an Xbox One and Destiny desperately, but this is really alluring... :BOOM:



Consoles and mass retail video games drop in prices over time while MP-10s rise in price instead. I think the choice is obvious ;)


I agree!


B-b-but... Destiny is just so friggin' good... Before I played the beta, I was like "meh, looks alright. It's made by Bungie, so it's got that going for it", but when I played the beta, my reaction immediately changed to "I don't need it... I don't need it... I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEED ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT". Plus, preorder bonuses. ;)

Destiny comes out 9 September, so if the preorder's still open by then, I'll start saving and get myself one of these suckers.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597051)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:50pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Holy Jesus, the temptation is strong... I need an Xbox One and Destiny desperately, but this is really alluring... :BOOM:



Consoles and mass retail video games drop in prices over time while MP-10s rise in price instead. I think the choice is obvious ;)


I agree!


B-b-but... Destiny is just so friggin' good... Before I played the beta, I was like "meh, looks alright. It's made by Bungie, so it's got that going for it", but when I played the beta, my reaction immediately changed to "I don't need it... I don't need it... I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEED ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT". Plus, preorder bonuses. ;)

Destiny comes out 9 September, so if the preorder's still open by then, I'll start saving and get myself one of these suckers.



Why not just preorder it now? You can always cancel the pre-order when you don't have the money when it comes out in November. (they don't charge you upfront)
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597053)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:56pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Why not just preorder it now? You can always cancel the pre-order when you don't have the money when it comes out in November. (they don't charge you upfront)


If that's the case, I'll think about it. I've never done preorders for Transformers, so I had no idea that they don't charge up front. So if I saved up for both the Xbox One and Destiny (my goal is to get the money to afford both by the end of August), did the preorder now, got the goods sometime between 1-8 September (then being washed out of cash), the preorder will still be good?
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597058)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 6th, 2014 @ 1:05pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Why not just preorder it now? You can always cancel the pre-order when you don't have the money when it comes out in November. (they don't charge you upfront)


If that's the case, I'll think about it. I've never done preorders for Transformers, so I had no idea that they don't charge up front. So if I saved up for both the Xbox One and Destiny (my goal is to get the money to afford both by the end of August), did the preorder now, got the goods sometime between 1-8 September (then being washed out of cash), the preorder will still be good?


BBTS and some other retailers don't charge for pre-orders. Some do. Robotkingdom does. Your pre-order will be there until it comes instock for BBTS and they will charge your credit card automatically. (Oh yea you need a Credit Card on file) But if you know you won't have the cash when it comes in stock in November you can always just cancel (which is one click of a button) without any penalties. I'm talking about BBTS here every retailer does things slightly differently.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597066)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 1:35pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:It'll probably be a coin, just like Starscream had one with his Asia reissue (and it's such a boss).

Dunno about a coin. Could be anything. Like the stand that came with the Takara MP-10 reissue, or something else. We'll see.


william-james88 wrote:I got a question for you guys, is there any difference at all between this rerealease in the asia exclusive market and the initial american release?

Because it states the following:

Special Premium will be included

Besides the "special premium," it should be the same exact thing deco, packaging & accessories wise. Quality might be somewhat different. The MP-11 Starscream Asia Reissue was arguably of better quality compared to the original (tighter joints, etc.) and had a few minor deco changes (head was molded in plastic instead of painted over, slight change to a nosecone piece, etc.). On the other hand, the 30th Anniversary MP-09 Grimlock Asia Reissue was of poorer quality compared to the original, with reports of loose joints and mold flash/poor sprue QC that caused damage to much of the chromed pieces.

Hard to say if this reissue will be of greater, lesser, or the same quality. Hopefully the legs will be slightly less floppy on this one. But you never know - that's why I'm keeping my original Hasbro release for the time being, for insurance.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597095)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2014 @ 2:59pm CDT
I hope I am not laughing at the expense of anyone reading this, but man I am having a real good time just looking at how much a Hasbro MP-10 just sold on e-bay. If only those people waited just a little bit longer and didn't give in to the scalpers

http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&_nkw=MP-10+hasbro&_sop=13

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