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#41 Might Gaine

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

It's probably another "We're making a limited run, so we're jacking up the price" thing like a couple of the United Deluxes.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:30 PM

If Takara is trying to save money/increase profitability charging 3x retail for the PCCs is pretty much the stupidest thing imaginable.

They would've had more success just handing out the money on the street they spent.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:43 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

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I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:45 PM

QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Apr 18 2012, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.
Takara isn't selling them for that, importers are. Importing always carries a premium.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:48 PM

QUOTE(Rosicrucian @ Apr 18 2012, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Might Gaine @ Apr 18 2012, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How was the US able to get them for $20 if Takara has to sell them for $70? It just seems so disproportionate.
Takara isn't selling them for that, importers are. Importing always carries a premium.

I'm not sure where you go that from, given that the sources for the price of these products is a solicitation from Takara and a retail listing on Amazon.co.jp.

The retail price is 6090 yen = $75.
Amazon's discounted price is 5098 yen = $63.

So roughly $70.

Edited by Might Gaine, 18 April 2012 - 05:52 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

Ah, I was thinking we were talking about the prices up on BBTS. My mistake.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

I AGREE! icon-fire.gif

THIS!

I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!


I'm not sure what thread you're reading, but this one is hardly universal praise for the PCCs. And I'd assume people are talking more about the PCCs because we have amazon pages with nice high resolution photos of them, and only a teeny tiny little picture of a grey prototype Unicron.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(shellspark @ Apr 18 2012, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Gunrage @ Apr 18 2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I MUST SEE MORE OF THAT UNICRON.

I AGREE! icon-fire.gif

THIS!

I'm actually aghast that everyone is babbling about the PCC's and largely ignoring the new Unicron figure!

The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!


I'm not sure what thread you're reading, but this one is hardly universal praise for the PCCs. And I'd assume people are talking more about the PCCs because we have amazon pages with nice high resolution photos of them, and only a teeny tiny little picture of a grey prototype Unicron.

I don't even think that's a prototype.
It looks like a computer model.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Ugh ill just toss the pcc guys on my list and forget about them.....unicron looks like poo.....megs looks very nice...

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

Unicron combining with Optimus Prime is awesome and random, and might make him worth picking up if he's Japan-only.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE(Shockwave 75 @ Apr 18 2012, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The PCC's are the same toys everyone lambasted for years, but slap a new paint job on them and they're suddenly gold? Wow, too bad Hasbro didn't just do that in the first place!

They did. It was called "wave 3" and pretty much put a pin in the whole thing. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.


I'll have an opinion on him and Unicron once we see them not tiny and grainy.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

hmm a more play-friendly... not the cybertron Deluxe...smaller Unicron. I'm in.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.

Well, aren't they basically cars with wings in the cartoon?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:45 AM

I'm not really interested in Unicron's pointless waste of engineering to combine with another toy.

Let's hope it can stand on its own.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:51 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 18 2012, 10:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Phlis @ Apr 18 2012, 09:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Prototypes; are we not gonna talk about the Jet Vehicon prototype shown? Cause that looks pretty cool to me. Though, the Jet mode, looks sorta like a car with wings.


I'll have an opinion on him and Unicron once we see them not tiny and grainy.

Walky, you know that's not how this works.

We have a microscopic sliver of information and a lousy image, and that's all we need to determine that something is the worst thing ever.


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