Black repaints

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  1. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    I've been wondering lately, why do we never get the black repaints released in America? It seems like they get released over-seas all the time, but never here. One would think that with the popularity of these toys, they'd start releasing then over here, and producing them in larger numbers, so people wouldn't have to pay $100 for a $20 figure. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    we got Scourge and 3 or 4 Nemesis Prime's....Maybe they don't wanna overdo it here in the US? I dunno....
     
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    because you haven't bought enough Tuner Mudflaps
     
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    cybertron_chris Well-Known Member

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    hey! i hear you...i live in germany...so all the good stuff never comes over here. but lets not forget universe nemesis prime (just needed an excuse to show mine off ;-)

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    ROFL this.
     
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    Because everyone here confuses Nucleon Quest Convoy for Nemesis Prime.
     
  7. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    You boys have RiD TRU Scourge, Destructicon Scourge & Spychanger Scourge & you're still complaining? :lol 
     
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    ^IMHO, I think he's talking about uber-promotion campaingn stuffs from Japan aka DVD Amazon Black ROTF Prime, Tokyo Toy Museum Black Animated Prime and the recently announced TFA Hyper hobby Black Rodimus....:lol 
     
  9. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    But they had gotten those Black Primes which we ain't even seeing on our end. (I dunno about Malaysia but those 3 were definitely not released in Singapore so that makes 'em "exclusive" in their own rights) :cry 
     
  10. PORTER

    PORTER energon is just mtn dew

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    Now i can sit here and wait for chris to turn into the hulk.
    he will wake up tomorrow morning and look on tfw and starts the day with the seven dirty words.
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    Ok, now let's get some black repaints of GOOD toys.
     
  12. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    The boring answer is most likely to be, collectors' market - or, to put it another way, the difference between the market in the US & the market in Japan.

    Despite the impression you'd get from TF forums, Hasbro's main market is, y'know, kids - and not a minority of adult collectors. A lot of limited edition repaints really won't make much financial sense there. They'll do some along the way to please the US & European collectors (a thankless task, usually, but that's a different discussion... ;)  ), but they won't want to go overboard on it.

    Takara, however, has been selling to a significant, older demographic for some time now - and one more pre-disposed to "collecting", however you choose to define it. Limited editions, whether black repaints, new series (e.g. Alternity) or whatever, fit better with that approach - at least, provided they're based on established characters. They also know there is an proven export market (if small) for these limited editions.

    Might not be the complete answer to everything, but that plays a big part in why you get what you get in whichever country you are in.
     
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    PORTER energon is just mtn dew

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    Cybertronian soundblaster anyone?
     
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    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    ^ I would like to see a Black WFC Optimus Prime before that. :lol 
     

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