MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 1:35pm CDT

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Posted by: william-james88   Views: 8,560

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Takara Transformers MP-48 Lio Convoy looked pretty cool when he was revealed. Especially when we realized that his lion head and mane transformed from cartoony organic to robotic. The price had yet to be confirmed though, but now the listing is up at Takara Tomy Mall. The price is 21600 Yen, which comes out to a little over $200 USD. While that may not be the exact price people will be buying it at (since this includes Japanese consumer tax), it is a clear indication of the price point. Be prepared to see a similar price at importers like BBTS and TFSource and something closer to the $150 mark on Amazon Japan (not including shipping and importing fees).

This item will be released at the end of February 2020. The listing also gave us many new images, which we have for you below, enjoy!

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images


If you want a sense of scale, here he is next to Optimus Primal, who was half the price.

Transformers News: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images

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Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033477)
Posted by Fox Thiagarajan on August 6th, 2019 @ 2:26pm CDT
These prices are killing me. Oh well. I chose this hobby and for some reason I can't live with out this stuff. 8-)
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033506)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 6th, 2019 @ 5:02pm CDT
This figure is a true work of art!
But I will skip, having never have owned the original nor had any emotional attachment for the character.
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033518)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 6th, 2019 @ 6:09pm CDT
If this is available on Amazon Japan I'll pick it up. I've always kinda liked Lio Convoy and this is the best look MP Beast Wars figure thus far. I think it has to do with the design being based on 2D animation.
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033520)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 6th, 2019 @ 6:10pm CDT
That robot mode is so sweet! The colors look really good on him
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033536)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2019 @ 8:27pm CDT
I kinda forgot that this thread existed and previously posted some MP Lio Convoy stuff in the main Masterpiece thread. :oops:

Sabrblade wrote:New pics of MP Lio Convoy, comparing him with the original 1998 toy, as well as some old Lucky Draws and original concept art sketches from way back then.

https://twitter.com/robo_fun/status/1157301777101799424

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Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033554)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2019 @ 9:38pm CDT
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033555)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2019 @ 9:41pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:available at HLJ for 16000 yen
https://hlj.com/mp-48-transformers-mast ... s-tkt61497
What would you reckon are the chances of it selling out by Thursday?
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033561)
Posted by william-james88 on August 6th, 2019 @ 10:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:available at HLJ for 16000 yen
https://hlj.com/mp-48-transformers-mast ... s-tkt61497
What would you reckon are the chances of it selling out by Thursday?

10% chance
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033578)
Posted by Emerje on August 7th, 2019 @ 1:16am CDT
AmiAmi is also 16,000 JPY which is strange since they're usually a little cheaper than HLJ. I'm waiting on Amazon Japan, it'll probably be cheaper once shipping is factored in.

And man, the declining exchange rate is killing me. I read some projections that said by the end of the year the yen could break even with the Dollar at $1.00 to 100 jPY where we had been hovering around the 92 cents to 100 yen since December (before that it was 88 cents for months). Hopefully in improves, but one forecast said it wouldn't get better until December (after the 2020 elections).

Emerje
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033585)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on August 7th, 2019 @ 3:07am CDT
I don't know if it is because of the contrast between the white and red or if it is more noticeable putting him next to MP Primal (who is one of the best of the line) but in Beast Mode, Lio looks one of the worst so far. He looks a step backwards from Cheetor.
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033596)
Posted by william-james88 on August 7th, 2019 @ 6:24am CDT
Emerje wrote:AmiAmi is also 16,000 JPY which is strange since they're usually a little cheaper than HLJ. I'm waiting on Amazon Japan, it'll probably be cheaper once shipping is factored in.

And man, the declining exchange rate is killing me. I read some projections that said by the end of the year the yen could break even with the Dollar at $1.00 to 100 jPY where we had been hovering around the 92 cents to 100 yen since December (before that it was 88 cents for months). Hopefully in improves, but one forecast said it wouldn't get better until December (after the 2020 elections).

Emerje


Is the US dollar getting weaker or the yen getting stronger?
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033600)
Posted by Emerje on August 7th, 2019 @ 6:54am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Emerje wrote:AmiAmi is also 16,000 JPY which is strange since they're usually a little cheaper than HLJ. I'm waiting on Amazon Japan, it'll probably be cheaper once shipping is factored in.

And man, the declining exchange rate is killing me. I read some projections that said by the end of the year the yen could break even with the Dollar at $1.00 to 100 jPY where we had been hovering around the 92 cents to 100 yen since December (before that it was 88 cents for months). Hopefully in improves, but one forecast said it wouldn't get better until December (after the 2020 elections).

Emerje


Is the US dollar getting weaker or the yen getting stronger?

I think it's the yen getting stronger, but the USD isn't getting weaker. The yen has made massive gains against the euro this year, going from a Sept. peak of 1 euro = 133 yen to now 118 yen. Then again in that same time the euro has also weakened against the USD and to a lesser degree the CAD, but not nearly as dramatically. The CAD is still pretty weak against the USD and continues to decline against the yen. So just from that small sample I would say both the USD and yen are gaining strength, but the yen is doing it faster.

Still no Lio Convoy on Amazon Japan that I can find. :(

Emerje
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033601)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 7th, 2019 @ 7:13am CDT
TlDr; us canucks are screwed no matter the country we order from.

:BANG_HEAD:
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033639)
Posted by transformers_va on August 7th, 2019 @ 3:23pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:available at HLJ for 16000 yen
https://hlj.com/mp-48-transformers-mast ... s-tkt61497

Available at TFSource for $184.99 & Free Shipping
https://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-48-lio-convoy/
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033665)
Posted by Emerje on August 7th, 2019 @ 7:10pm CDT
transformers_va wrote:
william-james88 wrote:available at HLJ for 16000 yen
https://hlj.com/mp-48-transformers-mast ... s-tkt61497

Available at TFSource for $184.99 & Free Shipping
https://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-48-lio-convoy/

That's more reasonable than I was expecting. I thought it would be more like $200. This appears to be the Hasbro price, it's now on Pulse as well.

Emerje
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033669)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 7th, 2019 @ 7:39pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
transformers_va wrote:
william-james88 wrote:available at HLJ for 16000 yen
https://hlj.com/mp-48-transformers-mast ... s-tkt61497

Available at TFSource for $184.99 & Free Shipping
https://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-48-lio-convoy/

That's more reasonable than I was expecting. I thought it would be more like $200. This appears to be the Hasbro price, it's now on Pulse as well.

Emerje

I wonder what the Amazon JP price will be then. I'm hoping around $140 to $150
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033700)
Posted by Burn on August 8th, 2019 @ 5:08am CDT
Australian pre-order @ EB Games
Through HLJ it would be $291AUD (without current 20% off pre-order) so definitely a good option for Australian collectors.
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033703)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on August 8th, 2019 @ 5:21am CDT
Burn wrote:Australian pre-order @ EB Games
Through HLJ it would be $291AUD (without current 20% off pre-order) so definitely a good option for Australian collectors.


CAN$ and AU$ are about the same value. So this just make me nope. #-o
Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033845)
Posted by Stargrave on August 9th, 2019 @ 3:49am CDT
Me-ow, Simba the White Lion grew up. Just in from TakaraTomy are some new images of the new Transformers Masterpiece MP48 Lio Convoy! These provide stellar views of his various weapons including his arm claws, cannons, and mane shield. To go along with the new images is an official promotional video rundown from TFND on Facebook of this amazing new piece of toy engineering with comparisons showing that he's actually in the middle when lined up against his Robotmasters and Beast Wars II versions. Enjoy the images and take a view of the video then head back here to let us know your thoughts in the forums. And make sure to stay tuned to Seibertron for the ultimate in Transformers news!

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Re: MP-48 Lio Convoy $200 Price Point Confirmed and New Images (2033849)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 9th, 2019 @ 3:59am CDT
I think you're getting your versions mixed up, Simba is disney, Kimba is Japan ;)

I really wish I could afford this, I love the engineering that's gone on to turn the lion head mechanical for the robot mode. Though what's also amusing me is that I have a how to draw transforming robots book, written by PLEX that very pointedly calls out the Lio Convoy design and disses it :lol: then pretty much follows it up with a "this is how it should be done!" approach! Ah the rivalry between designers (PLEX work with Bandai for Sentai robot designs and Machine Robo)

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