BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed

BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed

Thursday, July 29th, 2010 1:17am CDT

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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore.com has posted a pre-order page for the newest addition to Takara Tomy's Masterpiece Transformers line...Rodimus Prime! MP Rodimus Prime is likely to be the final piece in Takara Tomy's celebration of 2010 line which includes other special releases such as The Animated and Henkei versions of the 'Sons of Cybertron' Set, Unicron repainted and remolded, Primus repainted, the already released Masterpiece Sleep Convoy, and of course, the newest G1 re-issue, the 'shining' version of Predaking.

The current price for Rodimus is listed as $199.99USD. This is however just a current price estimate and can change when more information is revealed.

The figure is estimated to arrive in the 4th quarter of 2010.

Just click here to view the pre-order page.

Stay tuned to seibertron.com for all your transformers related news!

Credit(s): Counterpunch, Jayson, BBTS


This article was last modified on Thursday, July 29th, 2010 5:11am CDT

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Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105177)
Posted by Mykltron on July 29th, 2010 @ 3:44am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11138&mode=retail

It's $200.

Before you go into full blown complaining mode, allow me to direct your attention to the following note on the pre-order:

BBTS Pre-Order wrote:PLEASE NOTE: The pricing of this item is subject to change (most likely lower), once the retail pricing in Japan is known, we will calculate and adjust our pricing. This item has not yet been officially announced; we will add more information once it is known.


The high price indicates one thing...it's going to be a large piece, most likely with the trailer.


Oh yeah, cos Grimlock came with a hefty price tag and he is huge.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105211)
Posted by SJ21 on July 29th, 2010 @ 4:54am CDT
I don't like the way the pricing on MP's is going. I preordered all 4 of my MP's but I am not sure about this one. I will wait until we see some pictures of an actual toy, or just wait for a Hasbro version.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105220)
Posted by Stockade on July 29th, 2010 @ 6:02am CDT
More pics would = more convincing thoughts to buy it.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105239)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 29th, 2010 @ 6:47am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11138&mode=retail

It's $200.

Before you go into full blown complaining mode, allow me to direct your attention to the following note on the pre-order:

BBTS Pre-Order wrote:PLEASE NOTE: The pricing of this item is subject to change (most likely lower), once the retail pricing in Japan is known, we will calculate and adjust our pricing. This item has not yet been officially announced; we will add more information once it is known.


The high price indicates one thing...it's going to be a large piece, most likely with the trailer.


Oh yeah, cos Grimlock came with a hefty price tag and he is huge.


If that's an attempt at sarcasim, you can go back home and practice a little more before stepping up to swing with me. I'm not mad at you or anything, I just like to give helpful advice. I'm a giver, a real people person.

First off, the price for Rodimus is really undetermined. BBTS is guessing at it due to the size.

Second, Grimlock, even considering the guess at price of Rodimus, is 25% cheaper.

Third, Grimlock was developed and produced during the height of the oil gouging on the global market. Everything had its cost increased if it containg plastic at that time.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105255)
Posted by SJ21 on July 29th, 2010 @ 7:24am CDT
I don't know CP, I thought the Grimlock comment was pretty good.

The oil gouging thing is pretty accurate. Grimlock did come out when petro products were at peak price, which affected those products at that time. However I don't think we are going to see the prices go back down any. While Rodimus might not end up being $200, you can bet that it won't be cheaper than $150. If it is larger/more complex than Grimlock I think we can expect it to be north of $175.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105265)
Posted by Counterpunch on July 29th, 2010 @ 7:43am CDT
SJ21 wrote:I don't know CP, I thought the Grimlock comment was pretty good.

The oil gouging thing is pretty accurate. Grimlock did come out when petro products were at peak price, which affected those products at that time. However I don't think we are going to see the prices go back down any. While Rodimus might not end up being $200, you can bet that it won't be cheaper than $150. If it is larger/more complex than Grimlock I think we can expect it to be north of $175.


I expect Rodimus to be around the $175-200 mark. I expect that he'll be a large figure due to the trailer etc.

Mykltron's point was that Grimlock was both expensive and on the small side for the price. He was snarkily pointing out in a contrary way that price isn't an indicator of size. Grimlock was $150, Rodimus is a possible $200.

All I was saying is that there were definitve reasons for Grimlock's cost and that the inclusion of the trailer is a hint that the figure will be of a larger size at least in terms of mass, and that is tied in to price point.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105269)
Posted by SJ21 on July 29th, 2010 @ 7:48am CDT
I completely agree with you. With Rodimus having a trailer he will surely be more expensive. I just hope that he is a larger figure, more on scale with Prime and Megatron not Starscream and Grimlock.

And I was just pointing out that I enjoyed his sarcasm. Maybe not quite your sarcasm level, but funny enough to warrant a good laugh.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105270)
Posted by joevill on July 29th, 2010 @ 7:50am CDT
Wow... it is expensive but wasn't MP Prime the same price too? I'm sure it will be worth it!
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105273)
Posted by Prime Evil on July 29th, 2010 @ 8:05am CDT
Hmmm, a new MP figure of Rodimus. I think I'm getting burned out because it looks like an amazing piece and I DON'T have an urge to get it. I don't have amy MP figures up so that may have something to do with it. I'm already tight for space and I can't see me finding a spot just for MP figures right now...Grimmy is different because he is gonna go on my classics shelf.

Guess I should still put in a pre-order just incase and can always cancel later.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105280)
Posted by rpetras on July 29th, 2010 @ 8:33am CDT
BAH!!!

Fie, curses and a pox on this!

I wanted to dismantle my MP/Alt shelf, but now I want to keep them around till this comes out.

I suspect he will be on the large side with that trailer, not quite as big as MP04, but still pretty big.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105312)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 29th, 2010 @ 9:30am CDT
Pre-ordered, but yeah, I hope it ends up cheaper than that.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105669)
Posted by Tigertrack on July 29th, 2010 @ 7:29pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:
SJ21 wrote:I don't know CP, I thought the Grimlock comment was pretty good.

The oil gouging thing is pretty accurate. Grimlock did come out when petro products were at peak price, which affected those products at that time. However I don't think we are going to see the prices go back down any. While Rodimus might not end up being $200, you can bet that it won't be cheaper than $150. If it is larger/more complex than Grimlock I think we can expect it to be north of $175.


I expect Rodimus to be around the $175-200 mark. I expect that he'll be a large figure due to the trailer etc.

Mykltron's point was that Grimlock was both expensive and on the small side for the price. He was snarkily pointing out in a contrary way that price isn't an indicator of size. Grimlock was $150, Rodimus is a possible $200.

All I was saying is that there were definitve reasons for Grimlock's cost and that the inclusion of the trailer is a hint that the figure will be of a larger size at least in terms of mass, and that is tied in to price point.


Think I paid $250 for Sleep Convoy, and MP-04 (Prime with trailer), was around $225, I think.

To me the $200 price range seems about right.
Re: BBTS: Transformers Masterpiece Rodimus Pre-Order Listed (1105875)
Posted by Mykltron on July 30th, 2010 @ 4:31am CDT
SJ21 wrote:I completely agree with you. With Rodimus having a trailer he will surely be more expensive. I just hope that he is a larger figure, more on scale with Prime and Megatron not Starscream and Grimlock.


If the overall volume of Rod is equal to Prime then the actual bot will be rather smaller because of the trailer, say, about Grimlock size.

SJ21 wrote:And I was just pointing out that I enjoyed his sarcasm. Maybe not quite your sarcasm level, but funny enough to warrant a good laugh.


It wasn't sarcasm. It was irony.

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