Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 10:57AM CDT

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Today comes with some sad news for some of those who were interested in the new Takara Legends Grand Maximus. As you may remember, about a week ago the 2000 Limit to start prodcution was achieved, though the 3000 pre-order limit for the Pretender shell had not been achieved. Well, we have word this morning that Takara Tomy Mall is no longer accepting pre-orders towards that goal, and the decision has been made that the pretender shell will not be made. While this is a bummer to those who were excited to have a modern Grand Maximus with a pretender shell, the 2000 limit was reached, so the figure will still be made. At this point in time, there is to be no price reduction since the pretender shell will not be included. You can check out the announcement from Takara Tomy Mall below, courtesy of Autobase Aichi on Twitter. The rough translation simply says that the 3000 limit for the shell was not reached, but enough pre-orders came in to start production.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919488)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 2nd, 2017 @ 11:06am CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:cough***third party***cough ;)

What are you saying?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919490)
Posted by Insurgent on November 2nd, 2017 @ 11:18am CDT
Or just get one of the other shells and stuff Grand in one of those.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919493)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 2nd, 2017 @ 11:32am CDT
wasn't saying anything :???: just coughing :WHISTLE:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919496)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 2nd, 2017 @ 11:48am CDT
Insurgent wrote:Or just get one of the other shells and stuff Grand in one of those.

Nah, not the same. I was on for the cool exclusive translucent pretender shell.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919497)
Posted by Relic0037 on November 2nd, 2017 @ 11:58am CDT
Insurgent wrote:Or just get one of the other shells and stuff Grand in one of those.


Pretty much what I will eventually do. Between whatever Hasbro & Takara release, I'm sure there will be a suitable substitute. It won't be quite the same as the one in the picture, but if I find a decent POTP shell for $10 (or whatever the retail price will be... I forget) I can make it work. Losing out on the shell isn't enough to make me cancel my preorder for a figure I thought would be a long shot to ever be produced.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919505)
Posted by Flashwave on November 2nd, 2017 @ 12:21pm CDT
Maannnn...

That's too bad, I couldn't justify getting Grand Max, but the Pretender Shell was who he was and I know a lot of folks were poking forward to him having that. And since it served as an extra gun, all the more loss

Relic0037 wrote:
Insurgent wrote:Or just get one of the other shells and stuff Grand in one of those.


Pretty much what I will eventually do. Between whatever Hasbro & Takara release, I'm sure there will be a suitable substitute. It won't be quite the same as the one in the picture, but if I find a decent POTP shell for $10 (or whatever the retail price will be... I forget) I can make it work. Losing out on the shell isn't enough to make me cancel my preorder for a figure I thought would be a long shot to ever be produced.


Should be like $6. Shells will be the same price as the Titan Master accessories like Shuffler and Repugnus.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919510)
Posted by RetroFort on November 2nd, 2017 @ 12:31pm CDT
This truly is the darkest timeline.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919535)
Posted by Seibertron on November 2nd, 2017 @ 2:59pm CDT
With all of the little giveaway figures that Takara does at retail chains in Japan where you spend X amount of money and get a little free Micron or whatever the promotion is at the time, I would be absolutely shocked if this wasn't released at some point in Japan.

Hopefully they paint it properly. A translucent Grand shell is not what I would want, but a cartoon accurate colored one would be fine.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919563)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on November 2nd, 2017 @ 5:04pm CDT
i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919565)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 2nd, 2017 @ 5:10pm CDT
SG Roadbuster wrote:i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
TakaraTomy Mall doesn't cancel preorders, so any canceled preorders on places like BBTS won't affect the figure's production.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919586)
Posted by Deadput on November 2nd, 2017 @ 6:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
TakaraTomy Mall doesn't cancel preorders, so any canceled preorders on places like BBTS won't affect the figure's production.


So basically we are not really preordering ourselves but BBTS and other places are and they just resell them to us right?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919588)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 2nd, 2017 @ 6:35pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
TakaraTomy Mall doesn't cancel preorders, so any canceled preorders on places like BBTS won't affect the figure's production.


So basically we are not really preordering ourselves but BBTS and other places are and they just resell them to us right?
Right. Only preorders made directly to TTM by those with Japanese addresses mattered for the 2000 and 3000 marks.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919590)
Posted by Deadput on November 2nd, 2017 @ 6:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
TakaraTomy Mall doesn't cancel preorders, so any canceled preorders on places like BBTS won't affect the figure's production.


So basically we are not really preordering ourselves but BBTS and other places are and they just resell them to us right?
Right. Only preorders made directly to TTM by those with Japanese addresses mattered for the 2000 and 3000 marks.


Should of just did a bunch of preorders and then cancel after the 3000 line was made ha ha.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919593)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 2nd, 2017 @ 7:05pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
TakaraTomy Mall doesn't cancel preorders, so any canceled preorders on places like BBTS won't affect the figure's production.


So basically we are not really preordering ourselves but BBTS and other places are and they just resell them to us right?
Right. Only preorders made directly to TTM by those with Japanese addresses mattered for the 2000 and 3000 marks.


Should of just did a bunch of preorders and then cancel after the 3000 line was made ha ha.
Again, preorders made directly to TTM can't be canceled.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919602)
Posted by Deadput on November 2nd, 2017 @ 8:16pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
TakaraTomy Mall doesn't cancel preorders, so any canceled preorders on places like BBTS won't affect the figure's production.


So basically we are not really preordering ourselves but BBTS and other places are and they just resell them to us right?
Right. Only preorders made directly to TTM by those with Japanese addresses mattered for the 2000 and 3000 marks.


Should of just did a bunch of preorders and then cancel after the 3000 line was made ha ha.
Again, preorders made directly to TTM can't be canceled.


I meant that we preorder through BBTS and other places and then cancel when they order the ammount, it was also a joke too.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919607)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 2nd, 2017 @ 8:51pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
TakaraTomy Mall doesn't cancel preorders, so any canceled preorders on places like BBTS won't affect the figure's production.


So basically we are not really preordering ourselves but BBTS and other places are and they just resell them to us right?
Right. Only preorders made directly to TTM by those with Japanese addresses mattered for the 2000 and 3000 marks.


Should of just did a bunch of preorders and then cancel after the 3000 line was made ha ha.
Again, preorders made directly to TTM can't be canceled.


I meant that we preorder through BBTS and other places and then cancel when they order the ammount, it was also a joke too.


But what if a store like BBTS needs to cancel 50 pre-orders of the figure, does that mean their middle man is stuck with 50 extra copies of Grand Max? What if someone in Japan just doesn't pay?

By the way, Great Shot is a TTM exclusive too?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919616)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 2nd, 2017 @ 9:45pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:By the way, Great Shot is a TTM exclusive too?
He is, yes.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919620)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 2nd, 2017 @ 10:26pm CDT
For a mold that was widely vilified for the recycled parts (around 30%), add a different color and a weeeeeeeeeeeeee armor and suddenly its a must have? Now if that shell was more anime accurate Jan Coogo style,,,,,,,,,,, :x
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919621)
Posted by Seibertron on November 2nd, 2017 @ 10:36pm CDT
Yah, that "shell" needs to be cartoon or toy accurate like the rest of them. The one they showed was neither.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Grand Maximus Did Not Reach 3000 Limit for Pretender Shell (1919629)
Posted by william-james88 on November 2nd, 2017 @ 11:31pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SG Roadbuster wrote:i wonder how many pre-orders are being cancelled now since the shell goal wasnt hit.
TakaraTomy Mall doesn't cancel preorders, so any canceled preorders on places like BBTS won't affect the figure's production.


So basically we are not really preordering ourselves but BBTS and other places are and they just resell them to us right?

I think we have it all wrong. The price BBTS is selling it at is not enough of a markup for them buying it from TTMall, shipping it and then reselling it. If it were the case, the markup would look more like th markup for last years Legends 2 pack with Dogfight which was triple the actual price in japan.
Like most Takara products, they are getting it through another channel. I have no clue how it works, I am just saying I am pretty sure how it doesnt work.

And this proves what I was saying to Sebertron and Megatronus, our orders, unless done through TTMall directly, have 0 impact. This was entirely dependent on the Japanese market.
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