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Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com

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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 12:01AM CDT

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For those of us not at BotCon where Metroplex is available for purchase, Amazon.com has listed a pre-order for Generations Titan Class Metroplex. It is listed at $124.99 with a release date of August 1. This probably wont last long so hop on over there and secure yours.

Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com
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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498951)
Posted by megatronus on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:17am CDT
Pre-ordered at Amazon just in case I can't get the SDCC one. At $136 ($125 + tax), I really hope I can cancel my order later in favor of owning one of the superior versions (Takara preorder also up on TFsource, for now).
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498953)
Posted by zatara1701 on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:23am CDT
Free shipping, no driving around and we ALL know hasbrotoyshop.com is going to crash or get locked up AGAIN...Not even going to try that route. I decided that after the debacle that was Alternator Nemesis Prime. :BANG_HEAD:

It's a giant freaking Transformer... Extra gun? Shiny stickers? Who gives a rats a$$?? I am good with this one...I am sure Reprolabels will put something out if I really want to spruce him up. :grin:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498954)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:29am CDT
Well, props to everyone who pounces on this opportunity. Sadly, I'm just going to have to wait several more months; budget won't allow me to get this right now. :-(
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498963)
Posted by megatronus on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:42am CDT
zatara1701 wrote:It's a giant freaking Transformer... Extra gun? Shiny stickers? Who gives a rats a$$?? I am good with this one...I am sure Reprolabels will put something out if I really want to spruce him up. :grin:


Not to put too fine a point on it, but I give a rat's a$$ ;)
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498967)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:46am CDT
Good on Amazon for making this prime eligible. Taking a big hit on shipping on their end.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498970)
Posted by zatara1701 on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:58am CDT
megatronus wrote:
zatara1701 wrote:It's a giant freaking Transformer... Extra gun? Shiny stickers? Who gives a rats a$$?? I am good with this one...I am sure Reprolabels will put something out if I really want to spruce him up. :grin:


Not to put too fine a point on it, but I give a rat's a$$ ;)



LOL From reading out here, I am sure you are not alone 8-} My point is it worth the wait, time and money in the end?? After all, I take my stuff (for the most part) out of the box and mess with it...It's a toy afterall :HEADHURTS:

More power to those seekers of the "special" editions...I am just as happy with the regular ole 2ft tall Hasbro Metroplex...if there is anything "regular" about a 2ft tall Transformers :grin:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498974)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 29th, 2013 @ 1:10am CDT
I appreciate the sense of urgency, but is it necessary? Is there any indication Metro will sell out like Omega Supreme sold out? :roll:

I'd really prefer to purchase the SDCC version, but from the sound of some of the comments on here, it sounds really unlikely unless I magically find myself in San Diego in the next couple of weeks. :BANG_HEAD:

Plus, I'm still pretty burned that Amazon is crusading for interstate taxes on all web purchases. Amazon's conglomerate, low-price power will STILL kill local businesses, even if they charge sales tax, so I'm not appreciating how the proposed new law will actually benefit my community. #-o Maybe the State of IL will provide more funding to local, suffering municipalities? I'm seeing stores close their doors left and right! F*cking Amazon... :-x

zatara1701 wrote:
megatronus wrote:
zatara1701 wrote:It's a giant freaking Transformer... Extra gun? Shiny stickers? Who gives a rats a$$?? I am good with this one...I am sure Reprolabels will put something out if I really want to spruce him up. :grin:


Not to put too fine a point on it, but I give a rat's a$$ ;)



LOL From reading out here, I am sure you are not alone 8-} My point is it worth the wait, time and money in the end?? After all, I take my stuff (for the most part) out of the box and mess with it...It's a toy afterall :HEADHURTS:

More power to those seekers of the "special" editions...I am just as happy with the regular ole 2ft tall Hasbro Metroplex...if there is anything "regular" about a 2ft tall Transformers :grin:


Your comment just reeks of "oh, I wish I could afford the crazy expensive ones, but I feel better knowing it's just extra $$$ for chrome." You have a point about the differences being pretty negligible (from a certain point of view), but if you're going to be nihilistic about the subject, you may as well continue on with the point that toys are largely useless hunks of plastic and our money would be better spent elsewhere. Maybe mention charity? :roll:

Personally, I agree with a lot of other posters who have mentioned how the plain Jane Metro is a little "too white".

I guess I'm saying you're a racist if you prefer the plain Metro! :lol: :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498983)
Posted by donxavier10 on June 29th, 2013 @ 1:43am CDT
Talk about a stroke of luck. Just in time to use my $50 Amazon coupon. Feel bad for all the suckers...ahem...people that spent $180 - $200 to preorder the exact same guy on Ebay. Talk about taking it up the exhaust.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498988)
Posted by donxavier10 on June 29th, 2013 @ 2:00am CDT
zatara1701 wrote:
megatronus wrote:
zatara1701 wrote:It's a giant freaking Transformer... Extra gun? Shiny stickers? Who gives a rats a$$?? I am good with this one...I am sure Reprolabels will put something out if I really want to spruce him up. :grin:


Not to put too fine a point on it, but I give a rat's a$$ ;)



LOL From reading out here, I am sure you are not alone 8-} My point is it worth the wait, time and money in the end?? After all, I take my stuff (for the most part) out of the box and mess with it...It's a toy afterall :HEADHURTS:

More power to those seekers of the "special" editions...I am just as happy with the regular ole 2ft tall Hasbro Metroplex...if there is anything "regular" about a 2ft tall Transformers :grin:


I'm perfectly happy with the Hasbro version. TG23 is $250 on Tfsource. Really it's $249.95, but that's close enough that I'll round up the 5 cents. When you factor in what shipping will probably cost, that's another $125-$140(I'm estimating) for a silver face, some slight paint alterations and another red gun. Sorry, but if Takara wants my money they're going to have to give me something more for the price difference. I could buy a second Hasbro version for that price. I'm sure TG-23 would be cheaper if I was in Japan, but I don't see that happening anytime soon.

There is nothing "Plain Jane" about Hasbro's version. Their Metroplex is still going to be fantastic. Later, if I feel bad about my choice, I'll spend $15 on paints and fill in the areas on my Metroplex that Takara did on their version. The red gun I'll live without.

To each their own. Hope everyone enjoys whatever version Metroplex they pick up. Either way it's still a great time to be a Transformer fan.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1498993)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 29th, 2013 @ 2:19am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:Plus, I'm still pretty burned that Amazon is crusading for interstate taxes on all web purchases. Amazon's conglomerate, low-price power will STILL kill local businesses, even if they charge sales tax, so I'm not appreciating how the proposed new law will actually benefit my community. #-o Maybe the State of IL will provide more funding to local, suffering municipalities? I'm seeing stores close their doors left and right! F*cking Amazon... :-x


Amazon is doing that so they can be a presence on the scale of Wal*Mart. They want to create an infrastructure that will allow them to get items to their customers with same day service. All customers. Or the next day at the latest. If they tax and pay the states their due, the states will be more open to this expansion. In the end, paying the taxes is a small price to pay for what they'll be doing. If this plan of their's works, you'll finally see a real competitor for Wal*Mart which will drive prices down and helps us the consumer.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499002)
Posted by DevastaTTor on June 29th, 2013 @ 2:35am CDT
Definitely want to try and get the SDCC version if possible since it seems to be the best of both worlds. However I went ahead and pre-ordered this as a safety net. Worst case, this will come in early and I'll just have the regular version sooner than planned. Plus, I suspect Reprolabels is going to have a field day with this guy so a lot of white has the potential to get covered up anyway.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499020)
Posted by KnightStrike on June 29th, 2013 @ 6:45am CDT
Awesome! It is such a relief to get something at retail price without having to waste countless hours and gas searching all over for it, often in vain. I also gave up on trying to camp out online for con exclusives that sell out in a flash then go for huge markups on eBay. They always seem to go up when I am at work and can't watch for them. The money I save on this Metroplex can now go towards paints for more custom projects :D
On a side note, anyone know if BBTS is still rumored to be listing these at $110 come July 1st? Curious to see what BBTS charges for shipping on this plastic behemoth.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499022)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 29th, 2013 @ 6:58am CDT
I do love it when companies blatantly lie and post in black and white that they are violating the distributors terms. Wasn't supposed to be open for pre-order until Monday, yet he is magically sold out. It could be in the code to keep it sold-out until it opens. But I dont feel like that's what happened. Guess we will see Monday at 1201.

Anyway I just thought that was pretty comical. I already dropped my Takara Metroplex Pre-order and went with my Amazon one since I fully intend to mess around with him, while the paint is nice, that's a 125 I dont have to pay now and free shipping. Just made financial sense. Now if by chance I secure an order for SDCC then I would cancel that other wise this will do for me.

BBTS Had! Metroplex up for pre-sale.

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Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499024)
Posted by KnightStrike on June 29th, 2013 @ 7:07am CDT
I am guessing the BBTS listing is showing sold out due to them having the listing up but not accepting orders yet. The sold out may just be the placeholder there system uses? If that bit about Hasbro being on vendors about the 7/1 preorder date is true then I would guess Amazon jumped the gun and Hasbro will likely overlook it due to the sheer volume of sales they have with Amazon, but they might not be as forgiving with smaller vendors doing the same.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499028)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 29th, 2013 @ 7:13am CDT
I am thinking the same thing too, and I dont have a problem with BBTS having it sold out, just find it comical it shows sold out and its not even supposed to be up for sale in there own words.

Also yeah I dont think Hasbro is going to tell Amazon what to do lol. So I think they will just accept it and move on.

I am wondering if the SDCC Version will go up at 1201 Monday morning on Hasbro Toy Shop since thats when they are allowed to open for pre-order on the retail version.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499030)
Posted by KnightStrike on June 29th, 2013 @ 7:25am CDT
It would be helpful if BBTS's system showed it as "Pre-order coming soon" or "Camp this page" or something along those lines instead of sold out :)

As for the SDCC version, they usually go up on HTS around Tuesday or so after SDCC weekend, when they sell whatever stock exclusives are remaining, so it will probably be around July 23rd or 24th. They also usually go up sometime before noon EST and sell out as soon as the HTS system quits crashing and actually lets you process an order :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499039)
Posted by SJ21 on June 29th, 2013 @ 8:35am CDT
Well, I'm glad Amazon had these guys up for pre order. I usually buy from bbts, but I don't like that they said he would be available on Monday and then put him up ahead of time. I'm not sure what the story is there, but I hope they have more for people that are waiting until Monday.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499096)
Posted by Joetx on June 29th, 2013 @ 11:40am CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:Plus, I'm still pretty burned that Amazon is crusading for interstate taxes on all web purchases. Amazon's conglomerate, low-price power will STILL kill local businesses, even if they charge sales tax, so I'm not appreciating how the proposed new law will actually benefit my community. #-o Maybe the State of IL will provide more funding to local, suffering municipalities? I'm seeing stores close their doors left and right! F*cking Amazon... :-x


It's my understanding that Amazon doesn't want to charge sales taxes, & instead has been sued by various states to collect sales taxes. I know for sure that Texas sued Amazon & Amazon fought hard not to have to collect sales taxes, but Amazon lost.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499101)
Posted by Eagleblaster on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:27pm CDT
I just preordered one of these metroplexs. The decision was an extreme nail bitter. But at the end of the day this is a nice looking 2foot transformer my buddy doll and it stands well and can do some poses. A Big movable transformers doll/ statue size.

And another reason I picked it up was because my other Metroplex witch is galaxy metroplex is not as good as this one cause that galaxy metro transforms into a very bad alt mode.
At least this Generations Metroplex transformers into something relevant and it does, It actually transformers into three things that are relevant.
My buddy transformers doll Metroplex, I see you 8)

Oh, and I'm really hoping this figure doesn't do bad because of the watering down of the mould like what happened to Generations Bruticus that i bought which turned out to be worth nothing.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499115)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 29th, 2013 @ 1:26pm CDT
I see a lot of you have jumped the gun and assumed stuff...

BBTS has put up preorder pages that say sold out, before. It's a placeholder. Here's the thing, the preorder date of July 1st is mandated by Hasbro. The release date of August 1st is a street date, mandated by Hasbro.

Amazon violated that and put their preorders up anyway. Joel (BBTS's head honcho) just opened their preorders, too, saying they didn't want to lose on their investment.

So, preorders are open now at both retailers, and both of them will release the figures to the customer on August 1st.

Shipping is about $15.00, depending on where you live. Brings the BBTS price up to $125.00, just like Amazon. Amazon offers free shipping and Prime shipping (if you're a member) but in some states they charge tax. BBTS is the clear winner.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499141)
Posted by KnightStrike on June 29th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CDT
Got mt preorder in at BBTS and cancelled my one at Amazon. Works out being a tiny bit cheaper since Amazon has to charge tax in my state, but I also know BBTS will package like the thing is going through a warzone, where as Amazon is a gamble on their packaging. Some times Amazon packages well and some times they crush packages to make them fit too small of a box or they toss a small box in a larger one with no packing material, but my orders from BBTS always arrive minty fresh in their bubble wrap cocoon. Plus if BBTS can continue to sell large quantities of items like this it may help encourage Hasbro to give them more exclusives or better wholesale rates, so I am all for supporting BBTS on this :) By the time this gets in stock UPS may need a forklift to load my Pile of Loot :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499281)
Posted by MenaceRX on June 29th, 2013 @ 6:49pm CDT
I too switched my pre-order to BBTS because it comes out to pretty much the same amount but they will package as mentioned like its made of glass. I emailed them about it this morning when i noticed it listed but already sold out. Guess that got there attention or our posts did. i emailed there customer service asking if it was a place holder or if it was legitimately already sold out.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499480)
Posted by Arctorro on June 30th, 2013 @ 4:17am CDT
I jumped on the Amazon pre-order and when BBTS opened their pre-orders I switched thinking my PoL would help soak up the shipping costs. All up (price + shipping) Amazon comes out $20 cheaper, even with BBTS's lower price, to ship down under and I'm wondering if anyone has had dealings with amazons "estimated" pre-order shipping costs. Amazon's seems waaaaay to low for international shipping, so I could get a last minute price hike, and I'm also concerned about the way they package things. +$20 might not be too bad in the long run, just not sure...
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499545)
Posted by megatronus on June 30th, 2013 @ 11:04am CDT
Arctorro wrote:I jumped on the Amazon pre-order and when BBTS opened their pre-orders I switched thinking my PoL would help soak up the shipping costs. All up (price + shipping) Amazon comes out $20 cheaper, even with BBTS's lower price, to ship down under and I'm wondering if anyone has had dealings with amazons "estimated" pre-order shipping costs. Amazon's seems waaaaay to low for international shipping, so I could get a last minute price hike, and I'm also concerned about the way they package things. +$20 might not be too bad in the long run, just not sure...


I order plenty from Amazon (most recently, Springer & Blitzwing), but I do so with knowledge that my orders will have absolutely zero package protection. I deliberate carefully for each item whether it's worth it.

I would look into whether they have a distribution center in Australia. That might account for the lower shipping cost. If they do not, I would not order Metroplex off Amazon at all - more likely than not, it will arrive banged up.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499685)
Posted by triKlops on June 30th, 2013 @ 7:17pm CDT
Just put in my preorder in on Amazon yesterday; with the Prime shipping, I think its a good call.
However if I can get my hands on the SDCC version, that will be snatched up and the amazon order dropped.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499705)
Posted by Arctorro on June 30th, 2013 @ 8:14pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Arctorro wrote:I jumped on the Amazon pre-order and when BBTS opened their pre-orders I switched thinking my PoL would help soak up the shipping costs. All up (price + shipping) Amazon comes out $20 cheaper, even with BBTS's lower price, to ship down under and I'm wondering if anyone has had dealings with amazons "estimated" pre-order shipping costs. Amazon's seems waaaaay to low for international shipping, so I could get a last minute price hike, and I'm also concerned about the way they package things. +$20 might not be too bad in the long run, just not sure...


I order plenty from Amazon (most recently, Springer & Blitzwing), but I do so with knowledge that my orders will have absolutely zero package protection. I deliberate carefully for each item whether it's worth it.

I would look into whether they have a distribution center in Australia. That might account for the lower shipping cost. If they do not, I would not order Metroplex off Amazon at all - more likely than not, it will arrive banged up.
Thanks for the response. They don't have a distribution center here unfortunately so BBTS is sounding like the better option so I'll be sticking with them :D
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499816)
Posted by donxavier10 on July 1st, 2013 @ 8:10am CDT
Arctorro wrote:I jumped on the Amazon pre-order and when BBTS opened their pre-orders I switched thinking my PoL would help soak up the shipping costs. All up (price + shipping) Amazon comes out $20 cheaper, even with BBTS's lower price, to ship down under and I'm wondering if anyone has had dealings with amazons "estimated" pre-order shipping costs. Amazon's seems waaaaay to low for international shipping, so I could get a last minute price hike, and I'm also concerned about the way they package things. +$20 might not be too bad in the long run, just not sure...


I've never had any of my Amazon orders arrive damaged...well, except for an LCD TV I ordered, but that was the fault of UPS because they treat their packages like the Samsonite Gorilla.

Still, even with free Prime shipping, BBTS turned out to about $10 cheaper than the Amazon version so I switched my order to BBTS. When asked why I was cancelling my order I selected "Found it cheaper elsewhere." Wonder if Amazon will try to undercut BBTS on the price. A Metroplex price war would be interesting.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499977)
Posted by Arctorro on July 1st, 2013 @ 7:44pm CDT
donxavier10 wrote:
Arctorro wrote:I jumped on the Amazon pre-order and when BBTS opened their pre-orders I switched thinking my PoL would help soak up the shipping costs. All up (price + shipping) Amazon comes out $20 cheaper, even with BBTS's lower price, to ship down under and I'm wondering if anyone has had dealings with amazons "estimated" pre-order shipping costs. Amazon's seems waaaaay to low for international shipping, so I could get a last minute price hike, and I'm also concerned about the way they package things. +$20 might not be too bad in the long run, just not sure...


I've never had any of my Amazon orders arrive damaged...well, except for an LCD TV I ordered, but that was the fault of UPS because they treat their packages like the Samsonite Gorilla.

Still, even with free Prime shipping, BBTS turned out to about $10 cheaper than the Amazon version so I switched my order to BBTS. When asked why I was cancelling my order I selected "Found it cheaper elsewhere." Wonder if Amazon will try to undercut BBTS on the price. A Metroplex price war would be interesting.
The only thing I've bought through Amazon is the Kindle, everything else has come from private sellers, and the Kindle's box was in good condition. With all the stories about damaged items BBTS does sound like the better option and the PoL can help absorb some of the shipping costs.

A Metroplex price war would certainly be interesting.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1499979)
Posted by KnightStrike on July 1st, 2013 @ 7:55pm CDT
As far as Amazon's shipping, I have had figures stocked and sold by Amazon themselves that have had their cards intentionally bent back in half and some that have had bubbles crushed so they will fit into smaller boxes. On other occasions I have had things come in with the box banged to pieces because they shipped a voyager in a box big enough for a herd of cats with zero air packs or bubble wrap. Years ago they used to always have great packaging, but now its a toss of the dice. It doesn't phase me much as long the figures are not broken as I open all my toys, but if something were intended as a gift or you collect MIB it is something to keep in mind. I have actually had better packaging and quicker shipping from most Amazon vendors lately than from Amazon themselves :lol:
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1500201)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2013 @ 2:16pm CDT
I'm gonna take a risk and just wait for the thing to come to brick-and-mortar retail stores.
Re: Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex Pre-Order at Amazon.com (1500305)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2013 @ 6:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I'm gonna take a risk and just wait for the thing to come to brick-and-mortar retail stores.


In all seriousness that's the best thing to do. Stores like TRU and Target are taking a big risk on this figure and if it doesn't sell as projected we may never see another one ever again, let alone the brand as a whole may suffer.
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