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Transformers Asia Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Transformers Asia Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 6:09AM CDT

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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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Re: Transformers Asia Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1596716)
Posted by Madkatmaximus on August 5th, 2014 @ 10:21am CDT
Thank God. Just please, please, please be within my price range.
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Posted by william-james88 on August 5th, 2014 @ 10:31am CDT
So both those MP-10 rereleases (one hasbro, the other takara)would have to be imported over from asia for us europeans and north americans. Apart from the stand and the smokestacks, do they have other differences? Because I bet that asia exclusive hasbro rerelease will be much cheaper. Pretty much my main question why would anyone get the takara rerelease while the hasbro rerelease will also be available?

Also, is anyone geting a vibe that they will rerelease MP-10 Hasbro in the western continents too?
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Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:45am CDT
Bring it on. Papa needs a second Hasbro MP-10.
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Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:47am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Also, is anyone geting a vibe that they will rerelease MP-10 Hasbro in the western continents too?

I kind of doubt it, especially since YOTH Prime was released so recently. I feel like we would have heard about it by now, or would have gotten a leak from TRU's computers or something (as we did way back with Prowl).

This is probably just for the folks in Asia who didn't have access to the first release. Hope it's as cheap at retail as the first release, but with import markups as they are, I doubt it...
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Posted by william-james88 on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
megatronus wrote:
This is probably just for the folks in Asia who didn't have access to the first release. Hope it's as cheap at retail as the first release, but with import markups as they are, I doubt it...


Who knows, with all these MP-10s, maybe the infamous Lena seller will get his/her hands on a few ;)
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Posted by Cyberpath on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
william-james88 wrote:So both those MP-10 rereleases (one hasbro, the other takara)would have to be imported over from asia for us europeans and north americans. Apart from the stand and the smokestacks, do they have other differences? Because I bet that asia exclusive hasbro rerelease will be much cheaper. Pretty much my main question why would anyone get the takara rerelease while the hasbro rerelease will also be available?

Also, is anyone geting a vibe that they will rerelease MP-10 Hasbro in the western continents too?

The smokestacks are the same for both versions.

Takara version has darker shade of blue; a grey Roller; and the interior panels of trailer have more luster.

Hasbro version has baby blue eyes, which fits with Takara's newer MP Autobot figures. A blue Roller, and yellow painted lights like in TFTM.
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Posted by william-james88 on August 5th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
Cyberpath wrote:
william-james88 wrote:So both those MP-10 rereleases (one hasbro, the other takara)would have to be imported over from asia for us europeans and north americans. Apart from the stand and the smokestacks, do they have other differences? Because I bet that asia exclusive hasbro rerelease will be much cheaper. Pretty much my main question why would anyone get the takara rerelease while the hasbro rerelease will also be available?

Also, is anyone geting a vibe that they will rerelease MP-10 Hasbro in the western continents too?

The smokestacks are the same for both versions.

Takara version has darker shade of blue; a grey Roller; and the interior panels of trailer have more luster.

Hasbro version has baby blue eyes, which fits with Takara's newer MP Autobot figures. A blue Roller, and yellow painted lights like in TFTM.


Oh, so only MP01 had a smokestack difference, interesting. Thanks for the description, it further cements that I will simply wait for the hasbro version to be made available.
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Posted by fenrir72 on August 5th, 2014 @ 12:38pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:So both those MP-10 rereleases (one hasbro, the other takara)would have to be imported over from asia for us europeans and north americans. Apart from the stand and the smokestacks, do they have other differences? Because I bet that asia exclusive hasbro rerelease will be much cheaper. Pretty much my main question why would anyone get the takara rerelease while the hasbro rerelease will also be available?

Also, is anyone geting a vibe that they will rerelease MP-10 Hasbro in the western continents too?


Tomy has different paint apps and pvc. Different box. Cheaper? I doubt it as the price for this one in the USA WAS cheap......until the scalpers got to it. In Asia, almost as expensive as the Tomy, give or take a $20.00 difference.
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Posted by william-james88 on August 5th, 2014 @ 1:04pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Tomy has different paint apps and pvc. Different box. Cheaper? I doubt it as the price for this one in the USA WAS cheap......until the scalpers got to it. In Asia, almost as expensive as the Tomy, give or take a $20.00 difference.


So are you saying that it will be closer priced to the Takara MP 10 because they know they can get more money from it due to the high scalper costs? Or simply because this is an asian release? I ask because Hasbro reissued Grimlock and didnt charge much even though the scalpers were having a ball with the previous releases of that figure.
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Posted by Convoy on August 5th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:
Tomy has different paint apps and pvc. Different box. Cheaper? I doubt it as the price for this one in the USA WAS cheap......until the scalpers got to it. In Asia, almost as expensive as the Tomy, give or take a $20.00 difference.


I'm wondering if TRU started raising the price on the MP Transformers at release to stick it to/take advantage of scalpers. The price always comes down... until it goes up on the secondary market.
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Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2014 @ 1:30pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Tomy has different paint apps and pvc. Different box. Cheaper? I doubt it as the price for this one in the USA WAS cheap......until the scalpers got to it. In Asia, almost as expensive as the Tomy, give or take a $20.00 difference.


So are you saying that it will be closer priced to the Takara MP 10 because they know they can get more money from it due to the high scalper costs? Or simply because this is an asian release? I ask because Hasbro reissued Grimlock and didnt charge much even though the scalpers were having a ball with the previous releases of that figure.

I would say because it's an Asian Release.

The Asia reissues of Starscream & Grimlock both started out at $200 with the US retailers, probably due to the import cost & markup. I can see Hasbro Reissue MP-10 costing about $250. But we won't know til we know.

Also, both recent reissues of Grimlock have by and large been of lesser quality, which is why you can still find the Asia Reissue Grimlock rather easily (the Hasbro reissue sold like hotcakes due to cheapness, but I doubt the scalpers are making a lot on them).
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Posted by K2vox on August 5th, 2014 @ 1:42pm CDT
PRAISE THE ALLSPARK!!! As long as this thing is under $200 I will be getting one. I missed out the first time and cry inside every day. I WANT HASBRO MP PRIME. I also missed jumping on the Hasbrotoyshop online release of Soundwave... which also makes me cry. I love these toys but hate the scalpers...
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Posted by william-james88 on August 5th, 2014 @ 1:54pm CDT
K2vox wrote:PRAISE THE ALLSPARK!!! As long as this thing is under $200 I will be getting one. I missed out the first time and cry inside every day. I WANT HASBRO MP PRIME. I also missed jumping on the Hasbrotoyshop online release of Soundwave... which also makes me cry. I love these toys but hate the scalpers...


I am in the same boat. I don't get why Hasbro doesnt just make more when they see how high the demand is
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Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
K2vox wrote:PRAISE THE ALLSPARK!!! As long as this thing is under $200 I will be getting one. I missed out the first time and cry inside every day. I WANT HASBRO MP PRIME. I also missed jumping on the Hasbrotoyshop online release of Soundwave... which also makes me cry. I love these toys but hate the scalpers...


I am in the same boat. I don't get why Hasbro doesnt just make more when they see how high the demand is

Right? Especially with the transition to new MP packaging - that seems like the perfect excuse to re-release him in the states.
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Posted by K2vox on August 5th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
K2vox wrote:PRAISE THE ALLSPARK!!! As long as this thing is under $200 I will be getting one. I missed out the first time and cry inside every day. I WANT HASBRO MP PRIME. I also missed jumping on the Hasbrotoyshop online release of Soundwave... which also makes me cry. I love these toys but hate the scalpers...


I am in the same boat. I don't get why Hasbro doesnt just make more when they see how high the demand is

Right? Especially with the transition to new MP packaging - that seems like the perfect excuse to re-release him in the states.


^THIS - See, if Hasbro released more based on demand, they could keep the price down and still make money hand over fist and EVERYONE could have 1 or 2 MP Primes. The scalpers on Ebay that are making 300% profit are making money that is NOT going toward the GDP or GNP. I read that. Only when you buy a new product produced from a company does it count. So the stupid money going to scalpers in NO way stimulates the economy. What do 3rd Party companies do when the demand is high? They re-release stuff! Look at that old classics Ultra Magnus trailer add-on (which I got and is awesome). And even FP re-released their not-swindle and not-blast-off. FOR SHAME HASBRO.
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Posted by Seibertron on August 5th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CDT
I'm curious why everyone thinks this will be in their price range if it's an Asia exclusive. It might be less expensive than current eBay prices (haven't looked recently) but considering previous Asia exclusive re-releases, the prices don't really seem to work out to our favor after import costs.
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Posted by shajaki on August 5th, 2014 @ 3:37pm CDT
megatronus wrote:Right? Especially with the transition to new MP packaging - that seems like the perfect excuse to re-release him in the states.
that would actually be perfect. and awesome. i almost bought another MP soundwave just because of the way hasbro boxed him up (i already had takaras and all tapes).

Seibertron wrote:I'm curious why everyone thinks this will be in their price range if it's an Asia exclusive. It might be less expensive than current eBay prices (haven't looked recently) but considering previous Asia exclusive re-releases, the prices don't really seem to work out to our favor after import costs.
i was actually wondering the same thing. wasnt the first MP10 $300 or over? in general the asia MP's have all been pricey.
Re: Transformers Asia Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1596809)
Posted by Seibertron on August 5th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I'm curious why everyone thinks this will be in their price range if it's an Asia exclusive. It might be less expensive than current eBay prices (haven't looked recently) but considering previous Asia exclusive re-releases, the prices don't really seem to work out to our favor after import costs.
i was actually wondering the same thing. wasnt the first MP10 $300 or over? in general the asia MP's have all been pricey.


The first one was $250 if I recall, and the Hasbro version was $120.
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Posted by MightyMagnus78 on August 5th, 2014 @ 4:51pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I'm curious why everyone thinks this will be in their price range if it's an Asia exclusive. It might be less expensive than current eBay prices (haven't looked recently) but considering previous Asia exclusive re-releases, the prices don't really seem to work out to our favor after import costs.
i was actually wondering the same thing. wasnt the first MP10 $300 or over? in general the asia MP's have all been pricey.


The first one was $250 if I recall, and the Hasbro version was $120.


Well the cheapest MP10 on eBay UK right now is £225 ($380??) and that's actually quite reasonable. Now I can't see that Asia re-issue exclusive being that expensive? and any chance to get him cheaper is welcome.
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Posted by fenrir72 on August 5th, 2014 @ 5:12pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Tomy has different paint apps and pvc. Different box. Cheaper? I doubt it as the price for this one in the USA WAS cheap......until the scalpers got to it. In Asia, almost as expensive as the Tomy, give or take a $20.00 difference.


So are you saying that it will be closer priced to the Takara MP 10 because they know they can get more money from it due to the high scalper costs? Or simply because this is an asian release? I ask because Hasbro reissued Grimlock and didnt charge much even though the scalpers were having a ball with the previous releases of that figure.

I would say because it's an Asian Release.

The Asia reissues of Starscream & Grimlock both started out at $200 with the US retailers, probably due to the import cost & markup. I can see Hasbro Reissue MP-10 costing about $250. But we won't know til we know.

Also, both recent reissues of Grimlock have by and large been of lesser quality, which is why you can still find the Asia Reissue Grimlock rather easily (the Hasbro reissue sold like hotcakes due to cheapness, but I doubt the scalpers are making a lot on them).


This. Yup! Grimlock re-issues have "issues" in quality alright. And the price for the Asia release are much higher than the US mainland. That and eventual scalper mark up. What's surprising is that being manufactured in Asia, you'd expect it to be cheaper but the TRU USA version was much cheaper(at least from what I heard at its initial SRP before scalpers)
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Posted by warzon3 on August 5th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CDT
With all the mp-10 repaints and reissues I think a Hasbro/TRU reissue is a forgone conclusion in the near future
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Posted by Mr_Autobot411 on August 5th, 2014 @ 5:57pm CDT
Thank the lord baby jesus i got 2 when they first came out..........

thats the perk of having a good friend as manger at toys r us.

im glad though that this will give a chance for others to pick him up, hes easily one of the best TF in my collection, if not the best.........well maybe soundwave is up there!

i hope the price isnt too ridiculous, but i can see him going for 200 plus when its all said and done...

:BOT: :CON:
Re: Transformers Asia Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1596871)
Posted by shajaki on August 5th, 2014 @ 8:59pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Seibertron wrote:I'm curious why everyone thinks this will be in their price range if it's an Asia exclusive. It might be less expensive than current eBay prices (haven't looked recently) but considering previous Asia exclusive re-releases, the prices don't really seem to work out to our favor after import costs.
i was actually wondering the same thing. wasnt the first MP10 $300 or over? in general the asia MP's have all been pricey.
The first one was $250 if I recall, and the Hasbro version was $120.
yeah thats probably right. i might be thinking of some inflated webstore price or something.
Re: Transformers Asia Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1596955)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 6th, 2014 @ 8:25am CDT
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 Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1596959)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 8:29am CDT
Done & preordered. The price is refreshingly low for an Asia Reissue import.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2014 @ 9:22am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Actually I'm just lazy.

:lol: :lol:
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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!!
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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:
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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!
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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
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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).
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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 ;)
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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!
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Posted by MenaceRX on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
Pre-ordered. At that price what a deal.
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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.
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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)
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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 Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (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 Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (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
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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 Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (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 Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (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 Reissues Hasbro Masterpiece Optimus Prime (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

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