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@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:11 PM)

Also, the face of the black redeco is painted gray.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:09 PM)

To be a little fair, the original was also lacking in more detailed color. The Telemocha Series figure fixed that.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2020 - 05:05 PM)

The unpainted face and all the greys make that look like a knockoff.

@  Sabrblade : (29 November 2020 - 05:01 PM)

One could headcanon this one as such.

@  Otaku : (29 November 2020 - 01:06 PM)

@Bass X0 Weird how they come close, with the likes of Onyx Primal and Nemesis Prime (Universe 2003), but no actual evil gorilla...

@  wonko the sane? : (28 November 2020 - 03:00 PM)

Oh my god! WFC ravage is adorable! Who's a pudgy kitty? Yes you are!

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 November 2020 - 09:50 AM)

The 86 line prevented made me reconsider a new years resolution.

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:33 AM)

And Devastator because I'm a sucker for combiners

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2020 - 04:32 AM)

Decided to stick with the main cast from 2007 and a few assorted ones here and there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 November 2020 - 02:02 PM)

I said I wouldn't buy a lot, now I have seven. And at least three might be on the culling pile.

@  Maximus Ambus : (27 November 2020 - 11:44 AM)

"I'll just get one" I said now I have almost twenty Studio Series figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 November 2020 - 11:19 AM)

The geese are fleeing... death comes soon...

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2020 - 07:20 PM)

Not even head, just a faceeven

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2020 - 12:58 PM)

Just stick a Megatron head on Optimal Optimus.

@  Sabrblade : (25 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

There was also an evil-looking black and gray redeco of the RobotMasters toy

@  Arazyr : (25 November 2020 - 11:54 AM)

That's KIND-OF what I consider the Throne of the Primes Primal to be...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2020 - 11:16 AM)

I would buy the hell out a nemesis primal...

@  Bass X0 : (25 November 2020 - 11:15 AM)

I'm surprised there's not been a Nemesis Primal given all the Nemesis Primes.

@  unluckiness : (23 November 2020 - 03:17 AM)

The real Drifts were the Windblades we made along the way

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 November 2020 - 02:25 AM)

Drift-kun 2 Electric Boobylube

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 November 2020 - 11:36 PM)

I'm pretty sure Drift 2 was Empire of Stone.

@  Sabrblade : (22 November 2020 - 10:06 PM)

I thought people said Prime Wheeljack was Drift 2.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 03:51 PM)

Windblade was Drift.2.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 02:44 PM)

Drift with boobs.

@  Rycochet : (22 November 2020 - 11:50 AM)

I can't imagine a live action movie version of Windblade being all that different from Drift. Not my thing, but not the worst thing I've ever seen.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 09:54 AM)

The thought of Movie aesthetic Windblade makes me feel sick.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:47 AM)

Though, the fact that Japanese people would pay for Windblade toys in the $30-40 range doesn't mean they'd pay however much MPs are going for now.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 November 2020 - 08:44 AM)

Back when I made a habit of checking Mandarake for pre-owned TFs, Windblade's toys went for surprisingly high prices. By which I mean not lower than the original price.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 November 2020 - 08:15 AM)

If she's in the next movie you might get her.

@  unluckiness : (22 November 2020 - 07:58 AM)

Japan didn't get most of the IDW comics and are the target market for MP. They basically know windblade from a few crappy pack-in comics and a show that wasn't particularly popular there. Unless they start cranking out Cyberverse MPs, it's not very likely.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 November 2020 - 04:24 AM)

Again, depends if she's popular enough in Japan to warrant it. Our view of which characters are popular is not the same as Takara's.

@  Bass X0 : (22 November 2020 - 01:53 AM)

So characters like Windblade then.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 07:19 PM)

They're complicated and expensive to design. By necessity, they're gonna be restricted to well-known characters who are more likely to sell.

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 07:05 PM)

I don’t think Masterpiece toys should be restricted to only show characters.

@  Rycochet : (21 November 2020 - 03:09 PM)

If she wasn't in the Sunbow cartoon, Live Action movie or Beast Wars and can't be repainted from someone else, she's not getting an MP.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2020 - 12:44 PM)

They'll make their money back if they include the metal thong...

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 November 2020 - 12:29 PM)

Is she popular enough in Japan that Takara would even try?

@  Paladin : (21 November 2020 - 11:23 AM)

depends. will that one also have a giant metal thong?

@  Bass X0 : (21 November 2020 - 11:10 AM)

Should there be a Masterpiece Windblade?

@  -LittleAutob... : (20 November 2020 - 12:46 PM)

EIGHT WORDS! THATS A RECORD! XD

@  wonko the sane? : (20 November 2020 - 09:08 AM)

So you were hired by a middle easterner! AHA!

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 November 2020 - 11:45 PM)

that's eight words

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2020 - 03:56 PM)

"I only want to hear one word from you... The name of the guy who hired ya!"

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It's great how they reference G1 concepts like this one features the harmony from the episode Carnage in C Minor and and Slugslingers featured anti electrons from Grimlocks New Brain.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 November 2020 - 10:01 PM)

Or at least those little story blurbs like Beast Hunters had. Especially for stuff like Selects which tend to exist in their own little side world

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 November 2020 - 04:03 PM)

I got me Legends Soundwave, Be cool if the next Generations toyline had a mini comic with the instructions.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2020 - 03:42 AM)

Aw no unusual activity on my Paypal Ebay, Amazon and Netflix account in one day! All I have to do it verify on those E-Mails and I'm all set..... wait a mo, I'm not on Netflix!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:56 PM)

I swear though.. The idea of "Catch up" is stupid.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2020 - 11:25 PM)

That's irritating, but it sounds par for the course with new hardware release. Within a year, there'll probably be some good stuff out there that does it all.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 November 2020 - 11:23 PM)

4K/HDR switches are.. iffy.. Because most of them can't do 4K and HDR at the same time.. Or can't do 120hz... and all sorts of things the new TVs have built in, and the new consoles use...


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#301 MrBlud

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 04:10 PM

Takara-Tomy boardroom circa June 2017

Senior Executive: We need to find a way to increase profitability in the Transformers sector.

Junior Executive: Sir! It is my belief we arent targeting the biggest section of the fandom.

Senior Executive: Children?

Junior Executive: No

Senior Executive: Older fans with lots of disposable income?

Junior Executive: Not them either

Senior Executive: Well who is left?

Junior Executive: Fans who want Starscreams head and jet intakes on bodies that arent his own.

Senior Executive: ... PROMOTE THIS MAN!

Narrator: Legends Octone was released that December. Masterpiece Optimus Prime would follow some years later.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 05:35 PM

I do not - and will never - need a $450 Optimus Prime in my life.  Sorry, Masterpiece, but I feel that our relationship may quickly be coming to an end.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:26 PM

I do not - and will never - need a $450 Optimus Prime in my life.  Sorry, Masterpiece, but I feel that our relationship may quickly be coming to an end.

 

Agreed. I've plunked down for a few of these more expensive figures since the price hike, but this is the release that finally broke Masterpiece for me. I just can't justify $450 - and I'm not sure how Takara does, either.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:33 PM

And Fireguts for Sunstorm?

And then there was Acidstorm.



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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:39 PM

SG Optimus for Slipstream?

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:50 PM

Certainly, who among us WOUILDN'T be willing to shill out five hundred bucks for a character that's been done officially twice before and unofficially half a dozen times for a third of that price just because this new version comes with some accessory used for five seconds in one episode...

Well, just to be clear, since this seems to come up now and then, I'm pretty sure that the accessories are the result rather than the cause of the new MP price trend. Like, starting with the Beast Wars guys they got obscenely overdesigned and truly obsessive about animation accuracy, and you have a much higher part count and probably more costly manufacturing in other areas. They've started including more accessories to make it feel like a really complete premium package and that doubtless adds a little cost as well, but you're ultimately paying for the steak, not the garnish.

 

Er, someone is, apparently. 


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 06:57 PM

How to suddenly make me want something hideously expensive that I'd previously derided and had absolutely no desire for? Make it a Starscream.

It's such a sickness that I'm probably a pair of F-15 wings and some shoulder vents away from being on board with brexit.... :D


#308 Sabrblade

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:22 PM

SG Optimus for Slipstream?

I'd go with Evangelion OP for Slipstream, and SG for Cyberverse Nova Storm. ;)


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:43 PM

50k yen. That's a hell of a thing.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:17 AM

Unless the unknown accessory is like Huffer or the Optimus clone, the only thing i can think of that would justify the cost is a tiny furnace in the combat deck sized to fit most currencies and a miniature 24k gold pitchfork to shovel them in.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:16 AM

I still have not got a good G1 like Prime with the single square headlights all this animation likeness and yet cant get the truck cab right

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:53 AM

Was there ever a re-release of mp10 that was the cab only? I wonder if that would be possible because that's the only way I forsee myself getting this

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:52 AM

Was there ever a re-release of mp10 that was the cab only? I wonder if that would be possible because that's the only way I forsee myself getting this

 

Only in different decos, not the original one.

 

I imagine at this price redecos of this Prime are going to be pretty unlikely and if they do happen it will be without the trailer.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:01 AM

Welp, I eagerly await the $200, better-quality-because-the-bootleggers-read-message-boards-and-know-what-hinges-break, includes-extra-unused-parts, contains-English-voice-clip-electronics KO of this guy.  Because no non-vintage Transformer is worth $450 to me unless it turns into a cash machine that pays me back.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:12 AM

 

And Fireguts for Sunstorm?

 

And then there was Acidstorm.

 

Someone get A Bathing Ape on the phone!


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:55 AM

It dawned on me last night that Takara is the new Apple.

First, offer a product some people perceive as better.

Next, slowly raise your pricing.

Then, limit the number of new things you release each year.

After that, go for the highest price possible.

Finally, after having some success with your new ASP, go for the home run with the most expensive product in its category ever.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:15 PM

https://www.bigbadto...onDetails/84183

Color pics with all the bells and whistles. I do find it charming that they gave him both his rounded head from MTMTE and his blocky head from s2.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:39 PM

Joy, it's... matte... colors... again.  Ugh.  Whatever.


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#319 Blot

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:48 PM

Season 1 head eeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:51 PM

It dawned on me last night that Takara is the new Apple.

First, offer a product some people perceive as better.

Next, slowly raise your pricing.

Then, limit the number of new things you release each year.

After that, go for the highest price possible.

Finally, after having some success with your new ASP, go for the home run with the most expensive product in its category ever.

So when is Takara going to remove some basic and expected feature from their Transformers toys in the name of 'courage'?


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