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Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:44 pm
by El Duque
Thanks to Toy World we have the May 2013 scans from Figure King magazine. The figures pictured include:

  • Transformers Go! G11 Hunter Optimus Prime
  • Transformers Go! G12 Dragotron
  • Transformers Go! G13 Hunter Shockwave
  • Transformers Go! G14 Hunter Bumblebee
  • Transformers Go! G15 Hunter Bulkhead
  • Transformers Go! G16 Hunter Wheeljack
  • Transformers Go! G17 Hunter Starscream
  • Transformers Go! G18 Hunter Soundwave
  • Transformers Generations TG17 Blaster
  • Transformers Generations TG18 Skywarp
  • Transformers Generations TG23 Metroplex
  • Transformers Generations TG24 Optimus Prime and Bumblebee Legends Two-pack
  • Super GT Optimus Prime, Star Saber, and Fortress Maximus
  • Masterpiece MP-17 Prow Prototype
  • Takara Tomy Transformers Kre-O Building Sets
  • e-Hobby Exclusive Magnificus

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Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:57 pm
by Autobot032
So...according to Google, Metroplex's current pricing would be worth $101.30, which is a dollar and some chump change. So...why is the TakaraTomy asking price $250.00, again?? I know e-tailers have to factor in shipping costs, I get it, I do, but damn.

And when did the Yen drop? Deluxe and Voyager prices are still high, but some of the stuff is US priced.

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:09 pm
by Mindmaster
I wish that Skywarp had more black on him. Either I'll end up importing him and taking a black sharpie to him, or I'll hope and pray for a domestic release that has appropriate amounts of black.

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:14 pm
by joevill
A lot of fun looking toys.

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:18 pm
by craggy
i like BH Starscream holding his weapon like a guitar.

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:20 pm
by Doubledealer93
cant wait to get that skywarp

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:54 pm
by EagleBot13
Are they trying to make fun of the hasbro Beast Hunters Deluxes by showing them of alongside the japanese versions?

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:58 pm
by Xephon0930
Autobot032 wrote:So...according to Google, Metroplex's current pricing would be worth $101.30, which is a dollar and some chump change. So...why is the TakaraTomy asking price $250.00, again?? I know e-tailers have to factor in shipping costs, I get it, I do, but damn.

And when did the Yen drop? Deluxe and Voyager prices are still high, but some of the stuff is US priced.



A better paint job and an extra gun? Although I do have to admit,it is rather steep a price difference. I just hope Hasbro doesn't go all cheapo on us and deliberately make the vanilla models look terrible.

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:04 pm
by King Kuuga
Autobot032 wrote:So...according to Google, Metroplex's current pricing would be worth $101.30, which is a dollar and some chump change. So...why is the TakaraTomy asking price $250.00, again?? I know e-tailers have to factor in shipping costs, I get it, I do, but damn.

And when did the Yen drop? Deluxe and Voyager prices are still high, but some of the stuff is US priced.

Part of it is better quality, a lot of it is just the general trend. Everything is more expensive in Japan than it is in the US. It makes sense on some products, but by and large I don't get it.

The yen's exchange rate dropped within the last few weeks, and very suddenly. So everybody, import your stuff now before it skyrockets again! It's almost 1:1 and it ain't gonna stay that way for long. Maybe.

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:26 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Autobot032 wrote:So...according to Google, Metroplex's current pricing would be worth $101.30, which is a dollar and some chump change. So...why is the TakaraTomy asking price $250.00, again?? I know e-tailers have to factor in shipping costs, I get it, I do, but damn.

And when did the Yen drop? Deluxe and Voyager prices are still high, but some of the stuff is US priced.


Looking up the prices on eHobby shows these results:

Metroplex standalone: 18,753 Yen = $190
Metroplex + Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Legends: 21,832 Yen = $220

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:30 am
by Mindmaster
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:So...according to Google, Metroplex's current pricing would be worth $101.30, which is a dollar and some chump change. So...why is the TakaraTomy asking price $250.00, again?? I know e-tailers have to factor in shipping costs, I get it, I do, but damn.

And when did the Yen drop? Deluxe and Voyager prices are still high, but some of the stuff is US priced.


Looking up the prices on eHobby shows these results:

Metroplex standalone: 18,753 Yen = $190
Metroplex + Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Legends: 21,832 Yen = $220


Still too high for me. Now if it was somewhere around $140, then I might bite.

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:51 am
by Autobot032
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:So...according to Google, Metroplex's current pricing would be worth $101.30, which is a dollar and some chump change. So...why is the TakaraTomy asking price $250.00, again?? I know e-tailers have to factor in shipping costs, I get it, I do, but damn.

And when did the Yen drop? Deluxe and Voyager prices are still high, but some of the stuff is US priced.


Looking up the prices on eHobby shows these results:

Metroplex standalone: 18,753 Yen = $190
Metroplex + Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Legends: 21,832 Yen = $220


Still too high for me. Now if it was somewhere around $140, then I might bite.


Agreed. And I don't understand those prices at all. In this thread, the magazine scans in the first post show that Metroplex is $101.30

Re: Figure King Magazine May 2013 Scans

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:18 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Autobot032 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:So...according to Google, Metroplex's current pricing would be worth $101.30, which is a dollar and some chump change. So...why is the TakaraTomy asking price $250.00, again?? I know e-tailers have to factor in shipping costs, I get it, I do, but damn.

And when did the Yen drop? Deluxe and Voyager prices are still high, but some of the stuff is US priced.


Looking up the prices on eHobby shows these results:

Metroplex standalone: 18,753 Yen = $190
Metroplex + Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Legends: 21,832 Yen = $220


Still too high for me. Now if it was somewhere around $140, then I might bite.


Agreed. And I don't understand those prices at all. In this thread, the magazine scans in the first post show that Metroplex is $101.30


What Google did you use? I see the Yen price on the scan and it's at least 17,000, which is still $173. Me thinks you misread.