Transforming Optimus Prime Pen
Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:24 PM
(don't see UM yet)
Apparently Magnus is an HLJ exclusive: http://www.hlj.com/product/set88152
That's a first for them. They've never had any exclusive Transformers merch before. I wonder if we'll see more in the future.
Makes me wonder if it's because this isn't a straight Takara release. I know they got an exclusive model kit in the past and the right to distribute some Japanese art prints, but nothing on the scale of a brand such as this as far as I'm aware.
I imagine it is.
I wonder if their exclusivity is located to Japan only. If BBTS and them are getting them through their local non-Japanese sources where the figure isn't exclusive to HLJ.
Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:37 PM
Well, there's another thing for me to ponder about until it goes out of stock and I'm forced to buy it at marked-up prices.
Now I'm wondering: do novelty pens like this use a standardized kind of refill? The Convoy figure obviously takes up majority of the pen's body that prevents it from holding a typical pen's long refill, so I'm thinking it might use the same kind of (rather small) refill the old Power Penz used.
Posted 02 June 2014 - 03:38 PM
I dunno about these... it's not like I couldn't afford it, and I've paid more for less in terms of toy mass in the past. It is a pretty nice-looking item for sure, but I don't know.
I will say this though... remember when you were a little kid and you HATED going to school because you couldn't take your favorite toys with you to play with while there> Well, in my line of work I do a lot of writing, and so this would be a pretty amazing excuse to do just that sort of thing and take my toy with me.