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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:09 pm

hausjam wrote:
Does that $100 cheaper include shipping? I doubt it. And I don't think Prime free 2-day shipping applies here.

I think I'll spend the extra $40-50 and buy it locally. Assuming I buy this at all.

Amazon Japan is 315 shipping included and you get it in 3 days. Go ahead and spend 125$ extra to buy it locally.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:17 pm

Even if the sound bites were in English I still wouldn't care. I think sound gimmicks don't have a place in the Masterpiece line. Just how I feel. Wish they had stuck it in his trailer or something If they just had to have it. Hope it didn't take too much space.

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The thought had crossed my mind, too. :)
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:21 pm

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
Cyberpath wrote:I think sound gimmicks don't have a place in the Masterpiece line.
*slow :APPLAUSE: *

or anywhere else
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:23 pm

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I do think that adding electronics in is extremely silly but if Takara's home market go crazy for them, who are we to judge. I do wonder though, how much less it would be minus the electronics.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:27 pm

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
ZeroWolf wrote:I do think that adding electronics in is extremely silly but if Takara's home market go crazy for them, who are we to judge. I do wonder though, how much less it would be minus the electronics.
It's not the cost that bothers me about electronics. It's the space they take up and the potential to forget to remove the batteries and they decay. Lights and sound are just a little to gimmicky for me, but that's just me.


william-james88 wrote:(MP44) Amazon Japan is 315 shipping included and you get it in 3 days. Go ahead and spend 125$ extra to buy it locally.
Free international shipping? When I clicked details it still seemed to lead to the international shipping cost. While their shipping is fair, it's always more than what's listed (at least to the US).


EDIT: I added it to my cart for giggles and they would have charged me ¥1200 to ship (which is damn good).
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:12 pm

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carytheone wrote:
william-james88 wrote:(MP44) Amazon Japan is 315 shipping included and you get it in 3 days. Go ahead and spend 125$ extra to buy it locally.
Free international shipping? When I clicked details it still seemed to lead to the international shipping cost. While their shipping is fair, it's always more than what's listed (at least to the US).


EDIT: I added it to my cart for giggles and they would have charged me ¥1200 to ship (which is damn good).

Yeah, that's what the shipping is on my MP BW Megatron, and right now I am paying $220 for him, which is cheaper than I bought Dinobot for on TFsource.

Ya know what's funny though? Remember that time when there were all kinds of people making fun of the non-transforming action figures and asking why someone would pay more for something that doesn't Transform?

I think we're hitting the phase it's now "Oh it only costs that much more to get it to Transform?" :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Aimless Misfire » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:16 pm

mesh wrote: This is absolutely insane.



Yeah, but most toy collectors are insane so it all works out.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Emerje » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:08 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:I do think that adding electronics in is extremely silly but if Takara's home market go crazy for them, who are we to judge. I do wonder though, how much less it would be minus the electronics.

MP Coronation Starscream in 2012 was 13,000JPY. MP Shockwave which is a little more simplistic and doesn't really come with any big accessories was 16,800 in 2016 with the lights being the only possible reason for the increased price. Meanwhile Soundwave was 15,800JPY in 2013, but taller, sturdier, and came with Laserbeak. Without electronics I would guess Prime would drop at least 5,000JPY since audio is more expensive and they probably have to pay for the voice.

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william-james88 wrote:(MP44) Amazon Japan is 315 shipping included and you get it in 3 days. Go ahead and spend 125$ extra to buy it locally.
Free international shipping? When I clicked details it still seemed to lead to the international shipping cost. While their shipping is fair, it's always more than what's listed (at least to the US).


EDIT: I added it to my cart for giggles and they would have charged me ¥1200 to ship (which is damn good).

When people say "included" it usually means the same as "total". It just means they don't want to bother breaking down the price. I use the exact same wording Will does all the time. He's $305~ on Amazon.co.jp plus $10~ shipping.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:35 am

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Thanks for the info Emerje!
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:52 pm

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hausjam wrote:A replacement fusion cannon was released for MP36 with clips of Frank welker and they sound better than anything Takara could have done.
The same will be done with MP44s backpack and Peter Cullen's voice.


From who and was this an official release?
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:36 am

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It definitely wasn't an official release..
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Cyberpath » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:30 pm

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:57 pm

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The joke is he has the damaged face but he doesn't have it in the clip :lol:
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:47 am

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I think I gonna pass because let's be honest. It's 600$ of more-of-the-same.

Seriously, the MP prices are going crazy. #-o
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby carytheone » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:27 am

Motto: "shelf space may be fleeting, but plastic is forever"
So who Nancy Kerrigan'd Spike's leg?

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Why...?!?
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New pics of MP-44 Optimus Prime from Figure King magazine

Postby Emerje » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:29 am

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Thanks to Seibertron stalwart Cyberpath we got some new shots of MP-44 Optimus Prime. Coming in the form of scans from Figure King magazine no. 251 via Loopaza Mega Store there are a lot of shots we've seen elsewhere, but there are a few notable ones. We've got some examples of Prime's articulation (thanks to another pose straight out of the movie), our first look at the Matrix inside Prime's chest, and the humans interacting with the trailer.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:37 am

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600$CAN plus taxes is completely absurd for a price. Bring it down to 300$CAN and I might consider it.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroWolf » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:06 am

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I still love that they say the damaged face plate is from that scene in the movie but it's not there in the animation :lol:

To those who are buying Prime, I salute you. He's too much for my budget though, despite how much I would like to transform him
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Amelie » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:30 am

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I know its cartoon accurate, but I really hate the grey roller. The worst part is I expect a blue one to be with the "toy" version of this release late, too. Ughhh....
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Nemesis Maximo » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:38 am

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carytheone wrote:So who Nancy Kerrigan'd Spike's leg?

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby DMSL » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:58 am

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I do not like the cab mode, it just looks way too plain. Also Roller should not be grey.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Rodimus Knight » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:46 am

I want this, but that price tag is disheartening. Hopefully it'll drop in price on a sale of something.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby william-james88 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:55 am

Rodimus Knight wrote:I want this, but that price tag is disheartening. Hopefully it'll drop in price on a sale of something.

If you want it for cheaper, get it off amazon japan for 315$US shipped. It wont be cheaper later no matter how much BBTS might discount it from their 440$ price. 100$ off next black friday is still more expensive than getting it off amazon japan today.
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Masterpiece MP-44 Optimus Prime 3.0 Discussion Thread

Postby Ironhidensh » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:58 am

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Rodimus Knight wrote:I want this, but that price tag is disheartening. Hopefully it'll drop in price on a sale of something.

If you want it for cheaper, get it off amazon japan for 315$US shipped. It wont be cheaper later no matter how much BBTS might discount it from their 440$ price. 100$ off next black friday is still more expensive than getting it off amazon japan today.

That price is still way, way too much for me.
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