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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:22 pm

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So.... No one care about the Select Dinobots?

I posted a video and everything. :(
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby o.supreme » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:26 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:So.... No one care about the Select Dinobots?

I posted a video and everything. :(


I saw it a few days ago (on YT directly, sorry I didn't see your link). I mean I don't know what more there is to say. They are definitely better in color all around than the PotP versions. Better accessories. Also I'll be glad when I get my copy if it is more stable than the floppy Hasbro version. I guess I'm still irate because this is what we should have had all along, same basically with Abominus.
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:31 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:So.... No one care about the Select Dinobots?

I posted a video and everything. :(

If it makes you feel better, it is on my list of things to news since the toys only just come out :)
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby AcademyofDrX » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:39 pm

With Studio Series Dinobot releases expected, I prefer the PotP designs to the Takara / Selects versions. They have become "toy versions," while the SS ones will represent the animated properties. I did pick up Selects Red Swoop to better balance my collection that way.

This kind of decision is more justification after-the-fact than a collecting philosophy. TR Hot Rod, Blurry, Kup, and Scourge have been repurposed as toy / season four versions for the same reason.

Generally, I appreciate multiple releases when the toys are fundamentally different rather than just minor deco changes, and that's also why I'm more tolerant of different design approaches rather than having an expectation of a figure being right or wrong. Put another way, I'd much rather have TR Blurr and SS86 Blurr than Legends Blurr, and I prefer Selects to have new characters more than just minor changes--though I was happy to pick up G2 Megatron and I'm eager for toy/comic Galvatron, assuming the rumors are true.
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby Wolfman Jake » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:51 pm

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I'm going to get both Kingdom Galvatron and Selects Galvatron, only because the G1 toy-inspired Selects version shares its deco (more or less) with "Galvatron II," the version of Galvatron from another timeline where he helped Unicron successfully destroy the Matrix of Leadership and devour Cybertron.
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby aronjlove » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:41 pm

Wolfman Jake wrote:I'm going to get both Kingdom Galvatron and Selects Galvatron, only because the G1 toy-inspired Selects version shares its deco (more or less) with "Galvatron II," the version of Galvatron from another timeline where he helped Unicron successfully destroy the Matrix of Leadership and devour Cybertron.

As I am rereading the Marvel comics I also want to do exactly this.
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Transformers Takara Selects Volcanicus Video Review

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:47 pm

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Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, -Kanrabat-, has let us know that PrimeVsPrime has uploaded a new video review of the recently released Transformers Takara Selects Volcanicus!

Volcanicus is a redco of his Power of the Primes release, with each Dinobot bearing a colour scheme closer to the G1 cartoon. There's also new accessories for the combiner, including two swords that come from the Voyager Class Grimlock released as part of the Fall of Cybertron line. Volcanicus is the first Power of the Primes combiner to be released in the Selects line by Takara, and will be followed by the release of a more G1 toon accurate version of the Terrorcon combiner, Abominus.

We have embedded the review below for your convenience:



Are you getting this version of the mighty Dinobot combiner? Are you happy enough with the Power of the Primes version?

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Re: Transformers Takara Selects Volcanicus Video Review

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:49 pm

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ZeroWolf wrote:Volcanicus is the second Power of the Primes combiner to be released in the Selects line by Takara, following the release of a more G1 toon accurate version of the Terrorcon combiner, Abominus.
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Re: Transformers Takara Selects Volcanicus Video Review

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:12 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Volcanicus is the second Power of the Primes combiner to be released in the Selects line by Takara, following the release of a more G1 toon accurate version of the Terrorcon combiner, Abominus.
That's backwards.

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You're right. I'll edit that now.
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:44 pm

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That new Volcanicus is much better than the PotP original. But my 300$+ went elsewhere as you can see in my sig. Even though the original is easy to obtain on Ebay, the Select one is sure worth the extra cash.
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby o.supreme » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:49 pm

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Just Got the inevitable Selects Abominus delay letter. July 6th. *sigh*
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby aronjlove » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:03 pm

o.supreme wrote:Just Got the inevitable Selects Abominus delay letter. July 6th. *sigh*

I got one for Takara Soubdlaster saying July 11th. At least Takara Selects are consistent. Consistently late :-D :lol: :-(
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:54 pm

It's better than the delays I've had for Amazon's Conehead pack. Still hasn't gotten in yet.
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby Emerje » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:58 pm

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aronjlove wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Just Got the inevitable Selects Abominus delay letter. July 6th. *sigh*

I got one for Takara Soubdlaster saying July 11th. At least Takara Selects are consistent. Consistently late :-D :lol: :-(

I just got an email for both. Sad thing is they delayed both of those in the store back around the same time Volcanicus got pushed back to May so I have no idea why the delay in emailing people.

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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby primalxconvoy » Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:51 pm

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How can this guy get them before me? I live in Japan and preordered the set for a friend, but I'm still waiting for them. PVP lives in the UK, non?
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby Emerje » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:06 pm

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primalxconvoy wrote:How can this guy get them before me? I live in Japan and preordered the set for a friend, but I'm still waiting for them. PVP lives in the UK, non?

Probably Robot Kingdom, they were shipping them out at least by the 3/12 newsletter.

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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby primalxconvoy » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:09 pm

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How is that possible? It's Hasbro Asia able to sell these and export them before Takara Tomy can sell them domestically?
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby o.supreme » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:18 pm

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While I do not believe PvP is a sample stealer like some other YT reviewers, I believe he may have some sort of inside source, and possibly can afford super-fast shipping to UK, thus he can get items to review before most people.
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby Emerje » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:23 pm

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primalxconvoy wrote:How is that possible? It's Hasbro Asia able to sell these and export them before Takara Tomy can sell them domestically?

They probably just shipped them as soon as they showed up without any regard for Takara Tomy's release date. Hasbro Asia usually gets stuff roughly the same time as Takara Tomy.

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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby primalxconvoy » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:28 pm

Motto: "私はルールに違反している"
But aren't there checks and rules stopping "grey import" releases, prior to "official" release dates?
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby Emerje » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:37 pm

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primalxconvoy wrote:But aren't there checks and rules stopping "grey import" releases, prior to "official" release dates?

In Hong Kong? I doubt it. And they're a pretty big online retailer so I doubt they'd ever be punished for it.

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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby primalxconvoy » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:42 pm

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I suppose it's down to the official release date in Hong Kong then? Does anyone know if it's before TT? It might be time for me to start importing Official TT figures from Hong Kong to Japan.

Does anyone know of a China/Hong Kong-based site that sells Hasbro Asia/official TFs? I don't want to use an American sure, add the shipping prices are too expensive, but all the sites I know of (ShowZ, TF Direct, etc) don't seem to sell that many official TFs.
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby AllNewSuperRobot » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:58 pm

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primalxconvoy wrote:Does anyone know of a China/Hong Kong-based site that sells Hasbro Asia/official TFs?


Oh My Primus and Robo Toy Base are both based in Hong Kong, I believe?
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Re: Transformers Generations SELECTS Series Discussion

Postby primalxconvoy » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:11 pm

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AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Does anyone know of a China/Hong Kong-based site that sells Hasbro Asia/official TFs?


Oh My Primus and Robo Toy Base are both based in Hong Kong, I believe?


Cheers. OMP is based in Singapore, whereas the other site was really slow, didn't have any recent official TFs and stated they would inform customers of the shipping price around the time of purchase.

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