Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 3:40pm CST

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Greetings Seibertronians! Thanks to fellow Seibertron users, TF-fan Kev777 and Kaynowa, we've learned that Takara's Exclusive Golden Lagoon figures (sold in three sets) have been listed on Hasbro Pulse! These were formerly only available via Takara (and any site that imported them). Now though Hasbro are making them available to US fans. Though at time of this article going live, only the redeco of Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime is in stock. It is unknown at this juncture if any more preorders will become available or if it was first come, first served.

The three sets are:

Takara Tomy Golden Lagoon GL- 01 Convoy (Optimus Prime).

A redeco of Transformers Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime.

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Takara Tomy Golden Lagoon GL- 02 Starscream.

A redeco of Transformers Unite Warriors Ghost Starscream (who himself was Transformers Combiner Wars Skydive with a new head and cast in translucent plastics).

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Takara Tomy Golden Lagoon GL- 03 Beachcomber, Perceptor and Seaspray.

Redecos of Power of the Primes Legends Beachcomber, Titans Returns Deluxe Class Perceptor (and Titan Master Convex) and Titans Returns Legends Class Seaspray.

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

Transformers News: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse

What do you think of these? Did you manage to get a preorder on them? Have you got them from their previous release? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!

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Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086073)
Posted by o.supreme on November 4th, 2020 @ 3:51pm CST
GL-04 Soundwave cries in a corner for being left out, :-( even though he's sold out like most of the others ;) .

Also just curious, what's the policy on news around here? I'm not upset at all, just confused as many stories I've brought up get passed over. If I submit via the actual news submission form, someone looks in the forums. If I do it first in the forums, someone else submits it via the form... :-?
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086074)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 4th, 2020 @ 3:54pm CST
I think in this case I submitted and mentioned it in another forum likely minutes before you mentioned it in the GL forum. (I'd forgotten there even was one.)
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086188)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on November 5th, 2020 @ 1:25pm CST
$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086198)
Posted by Overcracker on November 5th, 2020 @ 2:00pm CST
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086200)
Posted by o.supreme on November 5th, 2020 @ 2:03pm CST
Still way cheaper than BotCon and TFCC deluxes
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086231)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 5th, 2020 @ 5:14pm CST
Overcracker wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
And they were Japanese convention exclusives produced in limited quantity.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086235)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on November 5th, 2020 @ 6:06pm CST
I would think that the cost of a limited run would've been factored into the retail the first time around. I'm assuming this is a new production run, and most of the cost would just be in the materials and assembly.

I get that it needs to be close to the original retail to ensure people don't wait for the cheaper second run...but still.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086239)
Posted by Emerje on November 5th, 2020 @ 6:42pm CST
Got Starscream back when Takara Tomy was offering them, but I passed on the rest even when they were under deep discount on TFSource. A new full price release from Hasbro sure wasn't going to entice me.

Emerje
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086244)
Posted by Overcracker on November 5th, 2020 @ 7:37pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
And they were Japanese convention exclusives produced in limited quantity.


And how does that affect the price on these? Different production run, so the limited availability of the originals is irrelevant and in poor taste to use that to jack up the price.

Basically. poor attempt at scalping unsuspecting buyers.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086247)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 5th, 2020 @ 7:43pm CST
Overcracker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
And they were Japanese convention exclusives produced in limited quantity.


And how does that affect the price on these? Different production run, so the limited availability of the originals is irrelevant and in poor taste to use that to jack up the price.

Basically. poor attempt at scalping unsuspecting buyers.


Except the original price was about $40 and that was 3 years ago, I think, so not really jacking anything up.

Edit: I found my order, only 2 years, but BBTS was charging $45, so no markup over original at all.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086249)
Posted by Overcracker on November 5th, 2020 @ 8:01pm CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
And they were Japanese convention exclusives produced in limited quantity.


And how does that affect the price on these? Different production run, so the limited availability of the originals is irrelevant and in poor taste to use that to jack up the price.

Basically. poor attempt at scalping unsuspecting buyers.


Except the original price was about $40 and that was 3 years ago, I think, so not really jacking anything up.

Edit: I found my order, only 2 years, but BBTS was charging $45, so no markup over original at all.


Which brings me back to: these are $45 simply because they are golden and shiny. No real reason for them to be twice the price of a regular CW deluxe. Even today.. when the originals can still be found on Ebay for 50 to 60 US.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086250)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 5th, 2020 @ 8:29pm CST
Overcracker wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
And they were Japanese convention exclusives produced in limited quantity.


And how does that affect the price on these? Different production run, so the limited availability of the originals is irrelevant and in poor taste to use that to jack up the price.

Basically. poor attempt at scalping unsuspecting buyers.


Except the original price was about $40 and that was 3 years ago, I think, so not really jacking anything up.

Edit: I found my order, only 2 years, but BBTS was charging $45, so no markup over original at all.


Which brings me back to: these are $45 simply because they are golden and shiny. No real reason for them to be twice the price of a regular CW deluxe. Even today.. when the originals can still be found on Ebay for 50 to 60 US.


No argument there, they charge what they can get away with, and plenty of fans (myself included) will pay the price for the shiny.

It is a damn nice shiny by the way, overprice/exclusive or not.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086255)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 5th, 2020 @ 10:30pm CST
Ok, why have the product codes jumped back to "C"? Right now we're in the "E" to "F" range, why "C" again?

Ok, looking at my lists, they did skip the latter half of "C" and all of "D", going straight to "E" for PotP... :-?
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086259)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 6th, 2020 @ 12:00am CST
Overcracker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
And they were Japanese convention exclusives produced in limited quantity.


And how does that affect the price on these? Different production run, so the limited availability of the originals is irrelevant and in poor taste to use that to jack up the price.

Basically. poor attempt at scalping unsuspecting buyers.
What do you mean by "different production run"? These aren't new. Takara didn't just suddenly make more of them. They're leftovers that got sold out within an hour after they were first put up on Hasbro Pulse.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086265)
Posted by Emerje on November 6th, 2020 @ 12:58am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
And they were Japanese convention exclusives produced in limited quantity.


And how does that affect the price on these? Different production run, so the limited availability of the originals is irrelevant and in poor taste to use that to jack up the price.

Basically. poor attempt at scalping unsuspecting buyers.
What do you mean by "different production run"? These aren't new. Takara didn't just suddenly make more of them. They're leftovers that got sold out within an hour after they were first put up on Hasbro Pulse.

In fact I'd be shocked if inside the box isn't the Takara Tomy box just like they do with Selects and MPs.

Most likely this is something Hasbro had allocated some time ago and had been holding on to since Hasbro Toy Shop had closed and Pulse hadn't yet opened when these were released in Japan. If these were leftover stock Takara Tomy found they would have sold them themselves rather than hand them off to Hasbro for no real reason two years later.

Emerje
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086280)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 6th, 2020 @ 9:07am CST
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Overcracker wrote:
MeGrimlock78 wrote:$45 for a deluxe?

And using molds that already exist?

Am I missing something?


Its all golden and shiny and from Japan. Look, its shiny!!!!!!! :HALUC: :-D :lol:
And they were Japanese convention exclusives produced in limited quantity.


And how does that affect the price on these? Different production run, so the limited availability of the originals is irrelevant and in poor taste to use that to jack up the price.

Basically. poor attempt at scalping unsuspecting buyers.
What do you mean by "different production run"? These aren't new. Takara didn't just suddenly make more of them. They're leftovers that got sold out within an hour after they were first put up on Hasbro Pulse.

In fact I'd be shocked if inside the box isn't the Takara Tomy box just like they do with Selects and MPs.

Most likely this is something Hasbro had allocated some time ago and had been holding on to since Hasbro Toy Shop had closed and Pulse hadn't yet opened when these were released in Japan. If these were leftover stock Takara Tomy found they would have sold them themselves rather than hand them off to Hasbro for no real reason two years later.

Emerje


I bet their appearance in the Selects manga has nothing to do with their sudden release... >:oP
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086282)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 6th, 2020 @ 9:28am CST
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:I bet their appearance in the Selects manga has nothing to do with their sudden release... >:oP
You could say that about any of the Primus Vanguard members made from old toys.

White Gallant Convoy got some decent focus (complete with his own combiner mode) in one of the God Neptune chapters, and his toy hasn't been on the primary market in five years.

Same with Purple Wicked Convoy currently working some agenda of his own in his teaming up with Megatron Omega, and his toy is from four years ago.

Or the two Straxuses also working with Megatron, both of whose toys are ten years old, each.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086286)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 6th, 2020 @ 9:43am CST
I'm inclined to think that whoever made that manga knew something about upcoming toys and tossed them in. It seems like too much of a coincidence otherwise.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086289)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 6th, 2020 @ 9:55am CST
Gauntlet101010 wrote:I'm inclined to think that whoever made that manga knew something about upcoming toys and tossed them in. It seems like too much of a coincidence otherwise.
Sakamoto is aware of upcoming toys, yes, but it's the Japanese Selects toys that the manga is specifically advertising. That's why it exists in the first place.

But, Sakamoto is also known for throwing a truckload of fan service into his works, having put slews of older toys into both the Legends and Selects manga. In his playing around with the Primus Vanguard concept, he's put a whole bunch of old toys into each of the group's seven Orders based on their color coordination. And with the golden-colored Primus being at the heart of it all, he needed gold-colored toys to fill out the ranks of Primus's personal team, so he used the Golden Lagoon toys to do so, as well as the old e-HOBBY gold chrome redeco of Jazz from 2002, and the non-toy gold/brown Mutant Soundwave that was previously hinted at in the Convobat and Magna Convoy manga chapters so as to continue that loose thread that was left unresolved, just as he's done with the Straxus story thread that was also only hinted at but now explored here too.

If this had been a new production run of the Golden Lagoon figures, it wouldn't have been so limited as to sell out within a single hour, and all of the other major e-tailers like BBTS, TFSource, etc. would have gotten a piece of the pie as well instead of just Hasbro Pulse. And, most notably, if Takara had done a new production run, they themselves would have offered it on one of their own platforms like TakaraTomy Mall. They wouldn't just give it to Hasbro and not sell it themselves at all.
Re: Takara's Golden Lagoon Figures Listed On Hasbro Pulse (2086295)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 6th, 2020 @ 10:51am CST
Well ... he didn't need to include golden coloured toys at all. He could have just left it.

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