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@  wonko the sane? : (23 January 2018 - 07:02 AM)

He's actually interfacing with the public and is generally charismatic. He's no more effective than harper, but at least he can work a room.

@  Locoman : (23 January 2018 - 12:39 AM)

-shrugs- He says the right things more often, at least.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 January 2018 - 11:03 PM)

Well is Trudeau an improvement over Harper?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Most of the country is sick of trudeau, they very well might get in anyway. Might as well vote for the shmuck who actually wants to do good, but will accidentally screw it up, over the shmucks who'll lie about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM)

Voting NDP is how the Conservatives get in, though

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

because the road to hell is, after all, paved with good intentions.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

There isn't one of those in this lot. Vote for the one whom won't deliberately do damage... so NDP.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I usually feel an obligation to vote in any election, but I honestly won't know who to vote for next time around. I don't like any of them, and I think the best we can hope for is someone who won't do any more damage

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Pretending to try to figure out how to undo the absolutely flawless system of wealth concentration they and their predecessors designed

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Well, they're all off to Davos now, supposedly to lament the horribly skewed wealth distribution that's gotten even worse since last year's meeting

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Conversely, being impressed by politicians isn't something you should be happy about.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:02 PM)

The other side of the canadian coin right now is a harper clone. If trudeau runs again, the choice is NDP or liberal. It all depends on how the NDP plays out under the new guy, but so far I am unimpressed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

I don't disagree. Trudeau is a clown and he's been a huge disappointment. I was naive enough to believe he'd actually stick to his word and do something to help the middle class. He's never getting my vote again

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

This little raptor is freaking BOSS! Also, I've been drinking, so kinda mellow.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

Been playing with slash for the last hour though, totally worth it.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

After duties and the exchange AND shipping. I'm not even going to bother appealing, it'll take ages and achieve nothing.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

I assuming it was toys, and those have a 0% duty rate even when the object isn't of North American manufacture. In that case, it just should've been taxes and the processing fee

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

We won't get it. Nothing the trudeau government has done has actually helped the end level canadian citizen, and with trump on the other side: it'll only get worse.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Wonko, if you feel the customs weren't assessed properly you can always contact them to appeal. Generally, the fee should only be taxes (GST/QST in your case) + duties (if applicable, depending on the type of item where it was made) + Canada Post's processing fee. If the item was properly valued on the parcel, it usually shouldn't reach paid twice territory

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

One of the things I'm hoping comes out of these NAFTA talks (assuming they don't kill it) is Canada adopting an increased duty-free limit. $20 compared to the American's $800 is really ridiculous

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:47 PM)

Stuff sent via more expensive shipping methods, though, might attract their attention more often

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Although it might depend what method it was sent via USPS. Pretty much the only things I receive from the US anymore in Canada are sent First Class Parcel (which is trackable), and I don't think Customs really scrutinizes those ones that much

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

In fact I almost never get charged. Only when the stated value on the package is in the extreme range, like $300 or more

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

Strange the duties were so high. I've been hit by UPS with their insane fees, but I've always had good experiences with USPS and Canada Post

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 05:36 PM)

USPS then canada post.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 January 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Very carefully, I hope

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 PM)

How was it delivered?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 02:24 PM)

the duties pushed the cost of it into "paid twice" range.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

Well, at least hospitalization won't send you into bankruptcy. There's always that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 January 2018 - 01:52 PM)

o.O

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 01:40 PM)

And not happy anymore. 40 bucks on duties. Free trade my ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 11:26 AM)

Yay! I should get my package from BBTS today!

@  Arazyr : (22 January 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Okay, now I get the snake thing. Thanks for the Pokemon reference. It was a bit after my time... 8^)

@  CastletonSnob : (22 January 2018 - 08:05 AM)

This is a Transformers fansite. Do you like big bots and you cannot lie?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 AM)

no. was just making a silly/stupid joke

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Onyx is a stone. Onix is a rock snake. Do you even Pokemon, bro?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 02:44 AM)

could be a rock made of snakes. we just dont know!

@  Foffy : (22 January 2018 - 02:15 AM)

He is a snake made of rock, though

@  Jetstream C-18 : (21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM)

No, Onyx is a snake.

@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.


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Rumor: Takara Masterpiece MP-11S Sunstorm & Encore Sixshot Coming Soon!


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#1 Meister79

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:59 AM

http://www.allspark....t/view/9985/20/

Solicitations for these are open here in Malaysia.

Awesome if true!

Edited by Meister79, 15 February 2012 - 08:07 AM.


#2 Walky

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:01 AM

I would get a Masterpiece Sunstorm. Yes.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:09 AM

Yeah, Sunstorm is a definite must!
And hope it includes accessories that blow the iGear one out of the water.
Please don't just give us the cape and shoulder pads like Starscream.

Edited by Meister79, 15 February 2012 - 08:10 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

I've got a pretty good G1 Sixshot and while I love Sunstorm I don't really need any more Masterpice figures.

But I recognize this as awesome news for those that need them. Good move, Takara.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:53 AM

Great news Meister79! Thanks! I had the 1st Reissue but sold it so this is awesome news. Sunstorm is pure win win for me.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

Well now that's interesting, guess I'll never be able to unload my IGear Sunstorm now. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:03 AM

This is awesome if true!

Most of these listings have been so far (barring the Alternity Banzai-Tron and Galvatron which no longer appear to be coming out).

I would have sworn TakaraTomy would never release a Masterpiece Sunstorm, but times have changed in the last year and almost anything is possible for them at this point.

He's also the best one to start off with after Starscream, considering his obscurity - people are less likely to buy him if they get the blue one and the black one before him (due to having spent the money on the mold 3 times already, the extraneous 4th is easier to skip by at that point).

So any chance we can get an Acid Storm colored like the Bot Shot too?

Sixshot is good news (and has been rumored to be getting a re-release for some time now - glad to see more official confirmation).

I wonder how Sixshot will be different, considering the changes to every other Encore figure that's already been reissued (or even those that have not been reissued have been changed).

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

Yeah, don't know what happened to Banzai-Tron and Galvatron. I would have liked to get them.
I'm enquiring about the estimated prices of Sunstorm and Sixshot.
Sunstorm's price should be close to that of Starscream's though.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

I hope these are not Asia market only and include Japan. I also wonder if Sunstorm would end up being an e-Hobby exclusive in Japan (like Black Rodimus Convoy) and a mass market release in Asia?

Anything else interesting on those listings Mesiter79?

Randy


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 15 2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope these are not Asia market only and include Japan. I also wonder if Sunstorm would end up being an e-Hobby exclusive in Japan (like Black Rodimus Convoy) and a mass market release in Asia?

Anything else interesting on those listings Mesiter79?

Randy


Those are only 2 listings at the moment.
And the estimated retail price of these are $449.90 Malaysian each.
Sixshot is priced the same as MP Sunstorm.
MP-11 Starscream had the same SRP.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:38 AM

Sixshot is pretty expensive then compared to the original reissue I believe then.

Also hopefully Sunstorm does indeed come with accessories (that are not the coronation ones) as it wouldn't be cool to charge as much for him as Starscream if he didn't. Though if he's an exclusive that wouldn't surprise me if they did.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE(Meister79 @ Feb 15 2012, 09:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 15 2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope these are not Asia market only and include Japan. I also wonder if Sunstorm would end up being an e-Hobby exclusive in Japan (like Black Rodimus Convoy) and a mass market release in Asia?

Anything else interesting on those listings Mesiter79?

Randy


Those are only 2 listings at the moment.
And the estimated retail price of these are $449.90 Malaysian each.
Sixshot is priced the same as MP Sunstorm.
MP-11 Starscream had the same SRP.


Re-check. That's just plain wrong. There's no way Sixshot would cost twice the MSRP of its original reissue (5,000yen) even with inflation over the years, assuming the MSRP of MP Sunstorm is 10,000yen.

MP-11 with the same MSRP as MP Sunstorm and Sixshot sounds wrong, too. HLJ has MP-11's MSRP listed at 13,000yen. The cape and crown is likely the reason why it's 3,000yen more than the previous MP seekers, and I highly doubt that Sunstorm comes with the cape and crown.

I'm treating these as rumors for now.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

Kind of dumb to make an expensive masterpiece figure out of a character that appeared on screen for what, 2 seconds? How high in demand could this be?

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 15 2012, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sixshot is pretty expensive then compared to the original reissue I believe then.

Also hopefully Sunstorm does indeed come with accessories (that are not the coronation ones) as it wouldn't be cool to charge as much for him as Starscream if he didn't. Though if he's an exclusive that wouldn't surprise me if they did.

Randy


MP-03G costs the same on e-hobby as MP-03, yet some other exclusives cost more than their mass retail version, so I don't know how they determine when to charge more.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE(Megatoron @ Feb 15 2012, 11:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Meister79 @ Feb 15 2012, 09:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 15 2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope these are not Asia market only and include Japan. I also wonder if Sunstorm would end up being an e-Hobby exclusive in Japan (like Black Rodimus Convoy) and a mass market release in Asia?

Anything else interesting on those listings Mesiter79?

Randy


Those are only 2 listings at the moment.
And the estimated retail price of these are $449.90 Malaysian each.
Sixshot is priced the same as MP Sunstorm.
MP-11 Starscream had the same SRP.


Re-check. That's just plain wrong. There's no way Sixshot would cost twice the MSRP of its original reissue (5,000yen) even with inflation over the years, assuming the MSRP of MP Sunstorm is 10,000yen.

MP-11 with the same MSRP as MP Sunstorm and Sixshot sounds wrong, too. HLJ has MP-11's MSRP listed at 13,000yen. The cape and crown is likely the reason why it's 3,000yen more than the previous MP seekers, and I highly doubt that Sunstorm comes with the cape and crown.

I'm treating these as rumors for now.


Yeah, I'm asking the retailer I'm in contact with to confirm those.
But those are the numbers he was provided with.
Another Malaysian shop has listed an almost similar price, with a slight discount.
http://www.toywizard...eissue-sixshot/
http://www.toywizard...p-11s-sunstorm/
Of course, Malaysian prices are more expensive due to shipping already calculated into the retail price.
Our Hasbro Deluxe is $59.90 Malaysian each.

Edited by Meister79, 15 February 2012 - 10:26 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Feb 15 2012, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kind of dumb to make an expensive masterpiece figure out of a character that appeared on screen for what, 2 seconds? How high in demand could this be?

Never underestimate the Seeker Mentality.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#17 NightViper

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Feb 15 2012, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kind of dumb to make an expensive masterpiece figure out of a character that appeared on screen for what, 2 seconds? How high in demand could this be?


There was also an entire comic story arc dedicated to him. And he appears in a handful of Transformers Animated episodes. And he had an eHOBBY exclusive toy. And a reissue eHOBBY toy. And an OTFCC exclusive PVC. And a Transformers Universe toy. And a Titanium toy. And a Cybertron Legends toy. And an Animated toy...


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

I bought Sixshot for ?50 from Forbidden Planet years ago, one of my all time favourite toys. Wish they'd do a Generations version.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:32 AM

Also there have been rumors circulating around that TakaraTomy is working on eliminating the desire for any of iGear's Masterpiece Knock-Offs. First they released a better version of Convoy, Starscream is due out in a couple of months, and a MP Sunstorm would follow that logic. As I imagine iGear's MP Sunstorm to be one of their more popular MP knock-off's (due to being a character TT has yet to do).

It would not surprise me in the least if this was an e-Hobby exclusive.

Randy

Edit: Also we live in a world where TakaraTomy released a toy of Wipe Out and will be releasing toys of Stripes, Wing Thing, Nightstalker, and Enemy in their mass release lines. Sunstorm is not nearly as obscure as any of them.

Edited by Powered Convoy, 15 February 2012 - 10:34 AM.



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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Feb 15 2012, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kind of dumb to make an expensive masterpiece figure out of a character that appeared on screen for what, 2 seconds? How high in demand could this be?

You must be new to the way Japanese fandom works icon-fire.gif

Anyway, Encore Sixshot? Yes please!

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