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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!

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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 AMERICA 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://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26LH_Complete%3D1%26LH_Sold%3D1%26_nkw%3DMP-10%2Bhasbro%26_sop%3D13
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597168)
Posted by shajaki on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:16pm CDT
william-james88 wrote: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://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26LH_Complete%3D1%26LH_Sold%3D1%26_nkw%3DMP-10%2Bhasbro%26_sop%3D13
you think thats bad? you should have seen the MP08X's sold just before the reissue. imagine spending 800-1000 bucks on something on whats now 250? makes my stomach churn...
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597509)
Posted by nullrayz on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:19pm CDT
anyone know any other sites selling this. i saw tfsource.com selling it. not sure if they're a good company to buy from. or how they charge your credit card on a pre order.

let me know thanks! also anyone know if this is going to be hasbro colors not takara colors for MP-10
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597511)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:22pm CDT
nullrayz wrote:anyone know any other sites selling this. i saw tfsource.com selling it. not sure if they're a good company to buy from. or how they charge your credit card on a pre order.

let me know thanks! also anyone know if this is going to be hasbro colors not takara colors for MP-10


Hasbro color. TF Source is fine and you can preorder without being charged until it comes in stock. also it's free shipping for orders over $150 there.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597555)
Posted by william-james88 on August 7th, 2014 @ 11:21pm CDT
nullrayz wrote:anyone know any other sites selling this. i saw tfsource.com selling it. not sure if they're a good company to buy from. or how they charge your credit card on a pre order.

let me know thanks! also anyone know if this is going to be hasbro colors not takara colors for MP-10


Hasbro Colors
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597641)
Posted by shajaki on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:15am CDT
how does everyone feel about this being the hasbro version? i was hoping for the takara dark blue version, but thats only cause i already have the light blue domestic fella.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597648)
Posted by william-james88 on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:27am CDT
shajaki wrote:how does everyone feel about this being the hasbro version? i was hoping for the takara dark blue version, but thats only cause i already have the light blue domestic fella.


Which blue is more show accurate? I preffer the Hasbro version simply for the eyes
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597660)
Posted by shajaki on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:how does everyone feel about this being the hasbro version? i was hoping for the takara dark blue version, but thats only cause i already have the light blue domestic fella.
Which blue is more show accurate? I preffer the Hasbro version simply for the eyes
hasbros blue is the show accurate one. takaras is accurate to the original toy.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597693)
Posted by nullrayz on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:34am CDT
shajaki wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:how does everyone feel about this being the hasbro version? i was hoping for the takara dark blue version, but thats only cause i already have the light blue domestic fella.
Which blue is more show accurate? I preffer the Hasbro version simply for the eyes
hasbros blue is the show accurate one. takaras is accurate to the original toy.



im happy its Hasbro. its the definitive show accurate colors. I mean you can't please everyone. but more people probably prefer show accurate than g1 toy accurate. also the Hasbro one looks more lively and colors pop
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597716)
Posted by megatronus on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:18am CDT
shajaki wrote:how does everyone feel about this being the hasbro version? i was hoping for the takara dark blue version, but thats only cause i already have the light blue domestic fella.

They already reissued the Takare version once. Guess it's Hasbro-deco's turn.

Also, I'm not sure what this blue being show accurate is all about. The Hasbro blue is nice and vibrant, but show accurate? I recall Prime's coloring as somewhat more muted...
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597718)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:27am CDT
megatronus wrote:
shajaki wrote:how does everyone feel about this being the hasbro version? i was hoping for the takara dark blue version, but thats only cause i already have the light blue domestic fella.

They already reissued the Takare version once. Guess it's Hasbro-deco 'a turn.

Also, I'm not sure what this about being show accurate. The blue is nice and vibrant, but show accurate? I recall Prime's coloring to be somewhat more muted...


Sort of.

Image

Takara wins when it comes to getting the blue right. But, IMO, I like Hasbro's blue better. That, and his optics are much more vibrant. That's just me, of course.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597743)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:08pm CDT
It depends on the episode. Some used Takara-blue, and others Hasbro-blue.

But the eyes are baby-blue.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1597746)
Posted by megatronus on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:19pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Takara wins when it comes to getting the blue right. But, IMO, I like Hasbro's blue better. That, and his optics are much more vibrant. That's just me, of course.

Yea, the Takara eyes are a killer. That's why I swapped out the eyes with those from a YOTH Prime...
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1599745)
Posted by robotmel on August 16th, 2014 @ 5:05am CDT
Va'al wrote:Thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertron.com user Autobot Genocide and site sponsor Kapow! Toys's Facebook page, we have some news for those of you still looking for a Masterpiece Optimus Prime/Convoy not in one of its many repaints: Transformers Asia have confirmed the reissue of the Hasbro version of the mold for this coming October, limited to the Asian market (excluding Takara-serviced Japan)! Check out more information below.

Masterpiece Optimus Prime Reissue (Hasbro Version) Announce!

Available: 15th Oct 2014
Available to Asia Only (Exclude Japan)

* TRAILER CONVERTS TO BATTLE STATION!
* AUTOBOT ROLLER INCLUDED!
* MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP FITS IN CHEST!
* SNAP-ON ENERGON AXE!
* SPIKE WITWICKY MINI-FIGURE INCLUDED!

(SPECIAL PREMIUM WILL BE INCLUDED)


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:D
Kapow have this up for Pre-order for £125, this time there is no escape! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1599759)
Posted by shajaki on August 16th, 2014 @ 8:16am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:It depends on the episode. Some used Takara-blue, and others Hasbro-blue.

But the eyes are baby-blue.
those eyes and the dark red cab color is what sold me on YOTH prime. luv that figure :x
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1603773)
Posted by shajaki on September 3rd, 2014 @ 9:24am CDT
hey everyone. i came across this the other day and thought i should post it. its an ebay seller putting up preorders for an April 2015 reissue of MP10. i hope this seller knows something we dont, cause i want these reissue rumours finally confirmed or denied. ill be messaging him, ill let y'all know what i find out.

TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP10 Convoy Optimus Prime Figure 2015 April

*edit*

i just fired off my questions, looked at his store, and he has lambor, alert, and starscream listed as 2015 reissues as well. which i recall are the figures originally reported to be reissued. fingers crossed!
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1603775)
Posted by megatronus on September 3rd, 2014 @ 9:27am CDT
shajaki wrote:hey everyone. i came across this the other day and thought i should post it. its an ebay seller putting up preorders for an April 2015 reissue of MP10. i hope this seller knows something we dont, cause i want these reissue rumours finally confirmed or denied. ill be messaging him, ill let y'all know what i find out.

TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece MP10 Convoy Optimus Prime Figure 2015 April

Weird.
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1606481)
Posted by shajaki on September 15th, 2014 @ 10:11am CDT
*sigh*
so that ebay seller wouldnt respond to me. but heres something else...

Pre Order~Transformers Masterpiece MP-14 Red Alert with coin @ chimung for $79 with release date of Oct 2014

totally different release date... but red alert is getting another round apparently!
Re: Transformers Asia reissue of the Masterpiece Optimus Prime Set Up for pre-order at BBTS (1606482)
Posted by megatronus on September 15th, 2014 @ 10:14am CDT
shajaki wrote:*sigh*
so that ebay seller wouldnt respond to me. but heres something else...

Pre Order~Transformers Masterpiece MP-14 Red Alert with coin @ chimung for $79 with release date of Oct 2014

totally different release date... but red alert is getting another round apparently!

Cool!

As always, I wonder if they'll fix the hands. Prob not, but would be nice.