Techorgan wrote: Hellscream9999 wrote: Techorgan wrote:
Overall, I think this Voyager Class Optimus Prime looks okay to me. Not too bad & not too great. His pros are obviously on the designs, but not for the paint apps. Still, I'll be eager to see what
will do to improve this toy. Who knows?
Only time will tell.
I promise you, if you can wait, TT will definitely release a much better version of this mold - they always have
Yup, that's true! Since 2012 or 2013 something,
was famous for improving the designs (if neccessary) & most obviously, the paint apps, on all Hasbro's Transformers toys, but are sold even more expensive compared to
's due to the amount of improvements made & paint used. In my opinion,
's Transformers toys are for children while
's Transformers toys are for adult collectors & display only. I think this only applies for current ones only. For those since 1984 until 2011, both
's Transformers toys look almost the same (high quality plastic which makes great durability, awesome package & toy designs, highly detailed paint apps, much larger size & a motherload of innovative features & gimmicks! Don't u think?
No I dont think thats right, and in fact I know its wrong. I can see why a non japanese perspective would come to this conclusion but there are a lot of falicies here which I thought we were over.
Firstly, Takara's main audience is kids. It always was and they keep saying it everytime, I dont know why fans just ignore them. You can read all their quotes on how its kids they serve for all their toys (minus MPs): viewtopic.php?f=4&t=106692&p=1778139&hilit=children+takara+arcee#p1778139
Secondly, and this is really important, the general price point for takara products is NOT higher. It only costs more to people outside japan because takara is not allowed to sell directly outside Japan, so any takara item sold in the US or elsehwere must be imported. So that means paying a higher fee.
it has NOTHING to do with better paint apps since the prices in the respective markets are the same. That means that hasbro is charging you the same amount takara charges japanese people and yet hasbro gives you less paint. This is what people should be angry over, not Takara charging more (because they dont).
reversely, hasbro isnt allowed to sell directly in japan, so hasbro products must be imported. So check below to see how much a Japanese person has to pay for Sky Shadow ($100), Broadside ($50) and Kup ($30)
Notice how that is exactly the same price takara items cost here?
So now you tell me, if you are in japan and you see these real prices, what would you think? Would you think its because Hasbro has better paint apps than your takara toys?
You can read more about how prices are actually the same here: takara-tomy-transformers-legends-thread-p1740815.php#p1740815