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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Hellscream9999 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:23 pm

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:19 pm

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Thats different, that isnt the US local release of the figure, thats the asian release . Its the same toys and box of course, but its imported by BBTS from Hong Kong, hence why it costs 10$ more.
Exclusive just means that only one distributor is getting local stock directly. And thats what the case is here. Only EE is getting stuff directly from hasbro USA and thus doesnt have to import and pass the costs onto americans.

BBTS Is an importer, it will always have items that are "exclusive" but at an extra cost.
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Autobot N » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:28 pm

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william-james88 wrote:

Thats different, that isnt the US local release of the figure, thats the asian release . Its the same toys and box of course, but its imported by BBTS from Hong Kong, hence why it costs 10$ more.
Exclusive just means that only one distributor is getting local stock directly. And thats what the case is here. Only EE is getting stuff directly from hasbro USA and thus doesnt have to import and pass the costs onto americans.

BBTS Is an importer, it will always have items that are "exclusive" but at an extra cost.
While that does make sense, the price alone doesn't explain it, given that BBTS upped the price on the May Mayhem exclusives from the MSRP of $17.
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:33 pm

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Autobot N wrote:
william-james88 wrote:

Thats different, that isnt the US local release of the figure, thats the asian release . Its the same toys and box of course, but its imported by BBTS from Hong Kong, hence why it costs 10$ more.
Exclusive just means that only one distributor is getting local stock directly. And thats what the case is here. Only EE is getting stuff directly from hasbro USA and thus doesnt have to import and pass the costs onto americans.

BBTS Is an importer, it will always have items that are "exclusive" but at an extra cost.
While that does make sense, the price alone doesn't explain it, given that BBTS upped the price on the May Mayhem exclusives from the MSRP of $17.

It explains it greatly. You should know by now that BBTS does not just price according to their cost but according to the demand as well. Onslought was over 30$. And they new Groove was hot and that they would be one of the only ways to get him for now, so they charged higher. But here, they knew you could get these elesewhere for less so they dont charge more than this price, which is trying to be as competitive as possible, while still being 10$ more. And we saw that before. The Hasbro MP 10 reissue was in competition with the Takara reissue so they priced it very fair even if it was a Hong Kong import.

The price in both examples is about demand. And the demand is far higher for groove than for another platinum set of toys that could have been bought individually and easily available eslewhere.
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Autobot N » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:42 pm

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Yeah, I forgot about demand. I've had a very busy last two weeks and thus haven't been firing on all four cylinders.
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:53 pm

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Autobot N wrote:Yeah, I forgot about demand. I've had a very busy last two weeks and thus haven't been firing on all four cylinders.

No worries, I hope you feel revitalized soon :)
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Cobotron » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:58 pm

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They wanted to make it more toy accurate instead of toon accurate. :-P
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:03 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Why did Hasbro color gray all of the parts on Grimlock that should be black?

They wanted to make it more toy accurate instead of toon accurate. :-P

:lol:

I feel they wanted to do something different and offer collectors another deco variation. These are apparently not planned by the Hasbro team we know (they are very distant from this line) so I figure its more from the Hasbro Asia side of things and since they are concsious of the collector mindset, they probably figured this would sell more than just rereleasing figures in decos people already have.
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Hasbro Platinum Edition Unicron Revealed For December 2016 Release

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:01 am

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:06 am

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So, this'll make a total of four special commemorative uses (Universe 2008 Welcome to TF 2010, Amazon, and now Platinum Edition) of the Armada Unicron mold?
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Randomhero » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:08 am

I just sold my 25th anniversary Amazon exclusive! No regrets, it was awesome but it did just stand on a display collecting dust. I think it was $75 back in 2011 I pray it's not $150 for the people who want this .
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Kurona » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:25 am

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I suppose this does make sense. They have made Platinum sets this year for every other main character of the 1986 movie, why not one for the big antagonist?
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Kyleor » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:34 am

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Lucky Logician » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:38 am

WHAT?! He is only $129? But he has the word 'platinum' in his name. After all the other platinum price gouges, I would've expected him to go for $200.
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:39 am

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Lucky Logician wrote:WHAT?! He is only $129? But he has the word 'platinum' in his name. After all the other platinum price gouges, I would've expected him to go for $200.

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Seibertron » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:42 am

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Sabrblade wrote:So, this'll make a total of four special commemorative uses (Universe 2008 Welcome to TF 2010, Amazon, and now Platinum Edition) of the Armada Unicron mold?


And yet they still haven't done his colors right yet. Hopefully the 4th "special" edition is the charm!
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Emerje » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:49 am

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Give the crazy prices for even small Platinum Edition box sets and how they priced Trypticon I would be very surprised if they didn't put him at around US$200. Supreme Starscream was US$110 two years ago and he wasn't nearly as complex as Unicron. We'll see.

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Madeus Prime » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:52 am

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby shauyaun » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:54 am

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Oh gosh I hope he's priced better than that!
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Wolfman Jake » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:01 am

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Sabrblade wrote:So, this'll make a total of four special commemorative uses (Universe 2008 Welcome to TF 2010, Amazon, and now Platinum Edition) of the Armada Unicron mold?


And yet they still haven't done his colors right yet. Hopefully the 4th "special" edition is the charm!


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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Emerje » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:03 am

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Sabrblade wrote:So, this'll make a total of four special commemorative uses (Universe 2008 Welcome to TF 2010, Amazon, and now Platinum Edition) of the Armada Unicron mold?


And yet they still haven't done his colors right yet. Hopefully the 4th "special" edition is the charm!


What didn't you like about the WtTF2010 version? Aside from the clear hand and some extra paint apps on the arms I thought he was pretty screen accurate. I preferred him far more than the dark and metallic Amazon version.

Given the release date Robotkingdom being the one to break the news I wonder if this will actually be a 2017 Year of the Rooster release? Can't imagine what colors they'd choose if that were the case.

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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby Randomhero » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:06 am

D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Lucky Logician wrote:WHAT?! He is only $129? But he has the word 'platinum' in his name. After all the other platinum price gouges, I would've expected him to go for $200.

Don't jinx it!



That's...not a bad price. Based on inflation and time if honestly say that's an old price as long as he's not glowing green and translucent and suppose to invoke him about to explode
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Re: 2016 Generations Platinum sets

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:26 am

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Randomhero wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Lucky Logician wrote:WHAT?! He is only $129? But he has the word 'platinum' in his name. After all the other platinum price gouges, I would've expected him to go for $200.

Don't jinx it!



That's...not a bad price. Based on inflation and time if honestly say that's an old price as long as he's not glowing green and translucent and suppose to invoke him about to explode

I dont know guys, the prices on Robot kingdom are usually the lowest and far lower than what they go for at retail. Platinum Optimus Primal was 119$ for instance and was released in the US for 150. I am saying that the price at US retail will be minimum 150$ for this toy. And its no use buying from Robot Kingdom to save (if you are in the US) because the shipping will come out to over 150$ anyways.
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