Hats off to Takara for figuring out a way to deploy Combat Deck out of the Combat Deck.
But now it needs those red guns.
Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 30 November 2018 - 04:09 PM.
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Posted 30 November 2018 - 04:36 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'?
is affordability a feature?
Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:12 PM
Yyyeeaaaaaahhh...no. Still not justifiable. Maybe after it sits around online for a while and prices eventually drop to below half-off, then maybe.
I'm not sure that's a thing that happens.
Like, Dinobot was extremely expensive and he's sold out everywhere you could look, and to buy him now you gotta pay larger prices on the aftermarket. And Optimus Prime is Optimus Prime.
True, but Dinobot was actually a nice-looking mold, whereas this Optimus Prime is just ugly. And Dinobot has that black magic transformation that needed all that extra engineering to get it to work on a physical toy, and this Optimus Prime isn't anywhere near that complicated.
I noticed today that BigBadToyStore has removed all colored pictures of MP-44 Optimus Prime off of his preorder page and put back the grey prototype pics. Now I'm really curious as to what's going on...
Edited by Rodimus Supreme, 30 November 2018 - 07:14 PM.
Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:45 PM
I'm hitting the play button but nothing's happening.
Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:55 PM
Edited by NightViper, 30 November 2018 - 07:56 PM.
Posted 01 December 2018 - 01:13 PM
If it wants to look like the show model it kinda has to be, or it failed.
Well, I guess part of the problem with the Raptor Mode is the fact they based it on the Jurassic Park Velociraptors, which were themselves inaccurate to the real world Velociraptors.
Posted 01 December 2018 - 03:50 PM
His raptor mode was ugly in the freaking showWaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat...His Raptor Mode wasn't ugly...In one mode!
True, but Dinobt was actually a nice-looking mold,
Edited by Tyranno, 01 December 2018 - 03:52 PM.
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Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:21 PM
Chloechoo on Discord has pointed out that MPM-8 is up for pre-order on BBTS. No character identification as of yet.
There were rumors that the next three MPMs were going to be Megatron, Starscream, and Jazz. IIRC, the original report stated in that order, while another claimed Jazz would be MPM-8. The pricing on the preorder definitely seems more in line with it being Megatron.
MP #2 listed is Jazz and #1 is Megatron.
Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 01 December 2018 - 09:45 PM.
Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:13 PM
With the BW Megs delay, that means two MP Megatrons coming in April. I might be going bankrupt in four months.
If I remember how money works, doesn't a delay provide more time to save/invest funds that would've been allocated to the same things, anyway?
Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:11 AM
Some bigger pics. You can better see where he's got the Season 1 face over the Season 2 face (depends on if the scene being recreated is from season 1 or from season 2 on).
Also the pic of him jumping from the pamphlet and a new vehicle mode image.
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