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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby william-james88 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:23 pm

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bodrock wrote:Imma hafta convince my waifu I want Megz 2.0 as an early Xmas present (to myself)....!

Wouldn't it be a late present? It comes out in January and you won't have to pay for it until then.

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Its a late christmas present for myself, I just preordered it. Will be like MP Primal last year which I only got after christmas :D
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby bodrock » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:32 pm

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Emerje wrote:
bodrock wrote:Imma hafta convince my waifu I want Megz 2.0 as an early Xmas present (to myself)....!

Wouldn't it be a late present? It comes out in January and you won't have to pay for it until then.

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Technically, it would be late, Emerje! But I'd be pre-ordering from HLJ, ASAP, and assume the money's as good as spent. ;)

He's truly a Masterpiece. I am still very curious as to how the OS offering from WeiJiang will compare...
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby Emerje » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:51 pm

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Personally I still need an Ultra Magnus, but they turn up on Mandarake for under ¥17,200 shipped EMS all the time. As far as I'm concerned a new release just means more used options later.

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby bodrock » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:05 am

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I definitely prefer used prices, not to mention I never buy a bot to keep it MISB.

On my recent hunt for Pretenders, the thought never crossed my mind to buy one brand new -- but with Masterpieces, I do treat them a lot more delicately than ant CHUG or 3P figure....and my kids may never know of them until they're at least 8. ;p

I don't own many MPs -- just the recent Soundwave Asia re-release and Bluestreak (from TRU).

Dark Scorponok, CW Sky Lynx, Takara Legends Arcee, CW Wreckgar, and a re-release of G1 Megatron remain MISB, but for no other reason than I haven't been compelled to rip 'em open to make memes yet.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby william-james88 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:46 am

bodrock wrote:I definitely prefer used prices, not to mention I never buy a bot to keep it MISB.

On my recent hunt for Pretenders, the thought never crossed my mind to buy one brand new -- but with Masterpieces, I do treat them a lot more delicately than ant CHUG or 3P figure....and my kids may never know of them until they're at least 8. ;p

I don't own many MPs -- just the recent Soundwave Asia re-release and Bluestreak (from TRU).

Dark Scorponok, CW Sky Lynx, Takara Legends Arcee, CW Wreckgar, and a re-release of G1 Megatron remain MISB, but for no other reason than I haven't been compelled to rip 'em open to make memes yet.

Plus theres the fact that a used MP Megatron goes for more than these preorders. So in this case, buying new was the way to go for me.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby nycPrime » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:10 am

Emerje wrote:Personally I still need an Ultra Magnus, but they turn up on Mandarake for under ¥17,200 shipped EMS all the time. As far as I'm concerned a new release just means more used options later.

Emerje

In your experience is the 2nd half stuff from Mandarake good quality, or is it pretty random? I assume they inspect it and make sure you're not getting a broken figure?

Like anyone else, I rather pay less than more. But A-E has UM for ¥12,600. After shipping, I imagine it's pretty close to the price you're quoting. Even if it's a little more, I'll probably pay it for the peace of mind of getting a MISB figure.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby wilcosu35 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:15 am

nycPrime wrote:
Emerje wrote:Personally I still need an Ultra Magnus, but they turn up on Mandarake for under ¥17,200 shipped EMS all the time. As far as I'm concerned a new release just means more used options later.

Emerje

In your experience is the 2nd half stuff from Mandarake good quality, or is it pretty random? I assume they inspect it and make sure you're not getting a broken figure?

Like anyone else, I rather pay less than more. But A-E has UM for ¥12,600. After shipping, I imagine it's pretty close to the price you're quoting. Even if it's a little more, I'll probably pay it for the peace of mind of getting a MISB figure.



I've been buying from Mandarake for a couple of years now, and no complaints whatsoever. It was mostly Sentai and figuarts that i bought from them but also the occasional Transformer. Always in excellent condition and if anything, they tend to describe the items on their website as being in worse condition than they are. A few small scuffs on the corner of a box will be rated as Damaged Box.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby bodrock » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:32 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
bodrock wrote:I definitely prefer used prices, not to mention I never buy a bot to keep it MISB.

On my recent hunt for Pretenders, the thought never crossed my mind to buy one brand new -- but with Masterpieces, I do treat them a lot more delicately than ant CHUG or 3P figure....and my kids may never know of them until they're at least 8. ;p

I don't own many MPs -- just the recent Soundwave Asia re-release and Bluestreak (from TRU).

Dark Scorponok, CW Sky Lynx, Takara Legends Arcee, CW Wreckgar, and a re-release of G1 Megatron remain MISB, but for no other reason than I haven't been compelled to rip 'em open to make memes yet.

Plus theres the fact that a used MP Megatron goes for more than these preorders. So in this case, buying new was the way to go for me.



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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby william-james88 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:56 pm

Oh I cant wait either.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby shajaki » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:01 pm

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william-james88 wrote:Oh I cant wait either.
Me neither! If they fix the paint chipping, I might open this second one! :lol:
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby Emerje » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:16 am

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wilcosu35 wrote:
nycPrime wrote:
Emerje wrote:Personally I still need an Ultra Magnus, but they turn up on Mandarake for under ¥17,200 shipped EMS all the time. As far as I'm concerned a new release just means more used options later.

Emerje

In your experience is the 2nd half stuff from Mandarake good quality, or is it pretty random? I assume they inspect it and make sure you're not getting a broken figure?

Like anyone else, I rather pay less than more. But A-E has UM for ¥12,600. After shipping, I imagine it's pretty close to the price you're quoting. Even if it's a little more, I'll probably pay it for the peace of mind of getting a MISB figure.



I've been buying from Mandarake for a couple of years now, and no complaints whatsoever. It was mostly Sentai and figuarts that i bought from them but also the occasional Transformer. Always in excellent condition and if anything, they tend to describe the items on their website as being in worse condition than they are. A few small scuffs on the corner of a box will be rated as Damaged Box.

Yeah, Mandarake will only sell something that's broken or missing parts in the store if it can still be sold as vintage to a collector, like a boxed G1 figure missing a gun or something as long as the box is still in decent shape.

MP Ultra Magnus starts at ¥7,500 for a figure missing the instructions but otherwise complete. Plus ¥5,200 to ship EMS and you're paying ¥12,700 ($115) used, hard to beat that. My only concern would be that UM does have a known issue with the knee joints so you're taking a risk on a used one breaking, but there are a lot of tutorials around on fixing the joint or at least inspecting them and preventing breakage.

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:28 am

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby nycPrime » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:15 pm

Does anyone know if there is a time limit on how long Anime Export will hold an item for you before you're forced to ship? I have MP Sideswipe+ preordered with them and that has an estimated November release. I'm probably going to preorder Ultra Magnus, which will be 3 months after that. Will they hold it that long?
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby william-james88 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:25 pm

nycPrime wrote:Does anyone know if there is a time limit on how long Anime Export will hold an item for you before you're forced to ship? I have MP Sideswipe+ preordered with them and that has an estimated November release. I'm probably going to preorder Ultra Magnus, which will be 3 months after that. Will they hold it that long?

Yes they will. They will hold your item for a long time since you already paid for it.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

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Thanks to fellow board member Cyberpath, we've got news that in addition to new releases in the Masterpiece line; Takara are re-issuing MP-21 -- otherwise known as Bumblebee! The G1 cartoon-accurate figure is set to be re-released in February of next year, and pre-orders are currently up on a couple sites. Click here to pre-order from HLJ, click here to pre-order from AmiAmi; click the image below to see our gallery of this wonderful figure, and tell us in the forums if you plan to get the friendly Autobot scout!

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby Bounti76 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:04 pm

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Why reissue this when the first one never sold out? I could see redoing it in blue as Glyph, or really out there, doing it in orange as Volks. But Bee, again?
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby william-james88 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:15 pm

Bounti76 wrote:Why reissue this when the first one never sold out? I could see redoing it in blue as Glyph, or really out there, doing it in orange as Volks. But Bee, again?

It sold out rather quickly in Japan which is the market those sites cater too.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby dragons » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:20 pm

Bounti76 wrote:Why reissue this when the first one never sold out? I could see redoing it in blue as Glyph, or really out there, doing it in orange as Volks. But Bee, again?


Sold out at ToysRus and hasbro and other online stores bbts, tfsourece and more web sites when I was looking for him at time had buy him from Amazon maybe it was ebay
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby nycPrime » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:21 pm

Still available for $65 from TRU: https://www.toysrus.com/product?productId=88792926

Any difference between the TT and Hasbro versions?
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby william-james88 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:29 pm

nycPrime wrote:Still available for $65 from TRU: https://www.toysrus.com/product?productId=88792926

Any difference between the TT and Hasbro versions?


Yes, 1.

The red tailight is red paint on clear plastic in one and on the other it is clear red plastic with yellow paint covering everything else.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby Emerje » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:44 pm

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Bounti76 wrote:Why reissue this when the first one never sold out? I could see redoing it in blue as Glyph, or really out there, doing it in orange as Volks. But Bee, again?

The Japanese version sold just fine because it could be bought considerably cheaper than the TRU version (and even more so over the scalped ones sold by TFSource and BBTS). The version can be had for as low as around US$42, even with US$7 or $8 for shipping you're still coming in at US$15 under TRU's price.

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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby D-Maximus_Prime » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:32 am

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Now I'd like a reissue of MP-24 please. And maybe MP-20 while we're at it.
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby Cybertronius Primus » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:36 am

The original is still at my local toys r us here in the uk
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Re: TakaraTomy Transformers Masterpiece Reissues

Postby shajaki » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:27 pm

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D-Maximus_Prime wrote:Now I'd like a reissue of MP-24 please. And maybe MP-20 while we're at it.
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