Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set

Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set

Sunday, June 5th, 2016 12:18pm CDT

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Fellow Seibertron Twincast Podcast frontman Scotty P has acquired the Transformers Generations Platinum Edition One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall set available from Amazon and he took the Frustration Free package which saves you 20$. People were wondering what that packaging meant since Amazon showed that this new packaging meant you would only get the toys with no outer box:

Transformers News: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise Set

However, for this set, you actually do get the coveted Platinum Edition window pane box with gorgeous new art. Scotty P took these photos to show you how the packaging looks like when you take the Frustration Free option for this set on Amazon:

Transformers News: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise Set

Transformers News: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise Set

Transformers News: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise Set

He even gave us a quick written review of what to expect from this set and if it's worth getting or not:
ScottyP wrote:Yeah I really don't understand how that was "frustration free" packaging. Maybe for Amazon in regards to shipping it? :lol:

It's a pretty cool set. The deco on OP is nicer than I realized, the blue on the legs has a bit of a dark metallic sheen to it. The clear blue windows look bad, but from talking to Mark Weber at Botcon at least I know what the intention was there, with that being a representation of when he's got part of his abdominal area busted open during that battle.

The red Megatron is actually a neat take, and while I'm sure it's the only way legal would let the toy get out, the touches of yellow make this a fun way to pretend that Transmetal 2 Megatron and G1 Megatron had a child or did the fusion dance or something and out came this guy. This mold has held up extremely well, though I think this is only about the fourth version of it in a decade, yes? Anyway, it's very well put together. OP is surprisingly nice too, especially considering how floppy the AOE release was.

If you don't have these molds, this is a good way to experience them at a decent price point. They're not very definitive versions of Optimus or Megatron, but if you're like me and can live with that you won't be disappointed. I'm going to look at these as a "last shot" version of the molds. While they may not truly be as time progresses, if they are the last time these get brought out then it's a fun stylized way to go out.

Credit(s): Scotty P


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Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1795166)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 5th, 2016 @ 8:29pm CDT
New packaging, same product! Losers!

:P
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1795192)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 5th, 2016 @ 9:24pm CDT
After reading it, I really hope Liokaiser isn't a platinum. I wouldn't want to fork out money like that for him :MAXIMAL:
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1795196)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 5th, 2016 @ 9:29pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:After reading it, I really hope Liokaiser isn't a platinum. I wouldn't want to fork out money like that for him :MAXIMAL:

Cash would be second, depending on who would be stocking it :HEADHURTS:
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1795197)
Posted by william-james88 on June 5th, 2016 @ 9:30pm CDT
Platinum Cyclonus and Armada upon e-bay at standard prices: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DHL-Transformer ... Sw3R1XTe6J
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1795200)
Posted by william-james88 on June 5th, 2016 @ 9:32pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:After reading it, I really hope Liokaiser isn't a platinum. I wouldn't want to fork out money like that for him :MAXIMAL:

I dont think the price difference will be that different. He shouldnt be more than 150$
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1795204)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 5th, 2016 @ 9:44pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:After reading it, I really hope Liokaiser isn't a platinum. I wouldn't want to fork out money like that for him :MAXIMAL:

I dont think the price difference will be that different. He shouldnt be more than 150$

a $100 box set up marked to $150 for platinum prices? I think that's a fair bit, a whole other leader class figure plus titanmaster :MAXIMAL:
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1795210)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 5th, 2016 @ 9:58pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:After reading it, I really hope Liokaiser isn't a platinum. I wouldn't want to fork out money like that for him :MAXIMAL:

I dont think the price difference will be that different. He shouldnt be more than 150$

a $100 box set up marked to $150 for platinum prices? I think that's a fair bit, a whole other leader class figure plus titanmaster :MAXIMAL:

No way, I would never pay that much for repaints and some arms microns, it won't even include exclusive hands or feet :HEADHURTS:
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1795326)
Posted by william-james88 on June 6th, 2016 @ 1:26pm CDT
The 2016 Platinum sets have been met with mixed remarks. One of the most anticipated sets, however, is the Platinum set with Cyclonus and his Armada. Of note is the mix of clear plastic to illustrate them being reformatted, a remolding of Cyclonus' hand to have a 5mm port on both hands as well as a brand new Sweep head sculpt from Hasbro.

While this will be a Target Exclusive set in the states, it is already appearing online for whoever wants this set now at the standard Platinum Edition price of $93.99. It is currently available on e-bay by the same store selling the Exclusive LGEX figures.

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Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1797967)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2016 @ 11:29am CDT
We have something that has come a little bit out of left field for you Americans that are reading this. Remember how the Platinum edition Robots in Disguise Bumblebee and Grimlock set became available in Canada a few weeks back? Well, we finally have an American listing for them, in the form of Entertainment Earth. Entertainment Earth not only has the set in stock for $59.99, but it is also an Entertainment Earth Exclusive. The set includes a repainted Warrior Bumblebee and Voyager Adventures Grimlock. The listing can be found by clicking on the Entertainment Earth link above.

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Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1797980)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 15th, 2016 @ 11:44am CDT
Huh, that's not really an unreasonable price, too much for me though, and I don't want a Bumblingbee >:oP
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1797982)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2016 @ 11:56am CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:Huh, that's not really an unreasonable price, too much for me though, and I don't want a Bumblingbee >:oP

In all actuality for Americans, this is the same price as getting Takara's Grimlock and a Hasbro warrior Bee, so it is really a good price
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1797986)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 15th, 2016 @ 12:02pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Huh, that's not really an unreasonable price, too much for me though, and I don't want a Bumblingbee >:oP

In all actuality for Americans, this is the same price as getting Takara's Grimlock and a Hasbro warrior Bee, so it is really a good price

Like I said, not a bad price - I just don't want this bumblebland
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1797999)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 15th, 2016 @ 1:36pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Huh, that's not really an unreasonable price, too much for me though, and I don't want a Bumblingbee >:oP

In all actuality for Americans, this is the same price as getting Takara's Grimlock and a Hasbro warrior Bee, so it is really a good price

Like I said, not a bad price - I just don't want this bumblebland

And I was explanationarily agreeing with you :lol:
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1798031)
Posted by shajaki on June 15th, 2016 @ 3:40pm CDT
Y'know what's odd about this set? It's been available for a couple months now at Wal-Mart.ca and I still have yet to see any in-hand pics. And I myself have been wanting to buy it but it keeps getting put on the back burner.
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1798080)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 15th, 2016 @ 7:04pm CDT
Why did Hasbro color gray all of the parts on Grimlock that should be black?
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1798103)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 15th, 2016 @ 8:23pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Why did Hasbro color gray all of the parts on Grimlock that should be black?

Knowing them, probably because that shade of grey is cheaper than black paint >:oP
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1798106)
Posted by Autobot N on June 15th, 2016 @ 8:32pm CDT
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1798115)
Posted by william-james88 on June 15th, 2016 @ 9:19pm CDT

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.
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1798120)
Posted by Autobot N on June 15th, 2016 @ 9:28pm CDT
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.
Re: Review of Frustration Free Packaging and Toys from Transformers Platinum One Shall Rise One Shall Fall Set (1798121)
Posted by william-james88 on June 15th, 2016 @ 9:33pm CDT
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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