Did I Do The Right Thing? Yea Or Nay?

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    OK yesterday I got so excited to see MP Ultra Magnus get reissued that I preorder him right away. I always wanted one but, I couldn't justify the $220+ on ebay.

    There's a catch to this whole scenario though. I cancelled my preorder for Henkei Thundercracker x2 because I couldn' afford both. (it was $150 for the TCs) Also, I've been thinking for a long time about how I couldn't justify spending that much money on 2 deluxe sized toys.

    I figured I could get more bang for my buck with the MP UM. Did I do the right thing or did I do something stupid?
     
  2. Prowl_Delta_31

    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    You did the right thing but it's all about how you feel about it.
     
  3. undertaker

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    If it's in the budget, maybe get MP Magnus + one Thundercracker. It'll cost another $25-$30 overall, but you wouldn't be dropping $150 on two deluxes, just $75 for one. It's really a matter of how badly you wanted the Henkei Thundercracker.

    Personally, I think you did the right thing. I would like to get a Henkei Thundercracker, but it's just too expensive to be worthwhile for me.
     
  4. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    MP Magnus is nice, I have one and thought about getting a second but it does not make sense to me to own two with out his trailer. You will be happy with it and it will feel more worth the money due to the size, weight, and detail in the toy. Where the deluxes not so much.
     
  5. TheCuddlyDevil

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    Some noob questions. Is MP Magnus a straight repaint of MP Prime?

    And is Henkei TC a repaint of Henke SS? Also, why two TCs??
     
  6. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Me No Bozo Me King!!

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    Yes UM is a repaint of of MP Prime. TC is a repaint of Henkei/Classics SS.

    I ordered 2 TCs because the way I display them I have one in robot mode and one in alt mode.
     
  7. rizuan76

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    All i can say is YEA! :thumbs2: 

    Who knows maybe a few years down the road Taktomy might consider making a armor upgrade kit for it (or maybe some of the other 3rd party guys i.e fansproject, Justitoys etc)
     
  8. Kouri

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    Welcome to MARKSPROJECTS

    Welcome to MARKSPROJECTS

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  9. rizuan76

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    Yep have i seen those before it's done by boardmember Anemis. but they are way too expensive, unless you have deep pockets for it.

    Btw it's still a very good custom-made product. lots of blood, sweat & tears involved in making it.
     
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    I would only get one TC. Also, it's gonna be a bitch finding it after the orders go out. You know how many people want a Classics TC?
     
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    Sounds good to me. Also, it might be quite possible that there'll be enough Henkei TCs available after the release. That figure wasn't limited in quantity and I can imagine many eBay sellers ordered as many as they can.
     
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    If you had to pick MP Magnus or the seekers, then pick MP magnus.

    However, if you know you going to get all three sooner or later, then get the seekers first
     
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    MP Magnus? *sneeks off to BBTS to place pre-order* :confused2 
     
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    MP Magnus
     
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    Yeah you did the right thing, there will be plenty of TCs around. But who knows about MP Magnus.

    I have to admit, this is the first time a re-issue of something I already had bothers me. He was one of the few TF's I have that were worth $200+. But I'm glad the people who missed out can get him.
     
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    I cancelled my preorder because I broke down and got the Botcon version
     
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    It all depends if you own Armada Laserbeak or not.
     
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    but...so much in life depends on owning Armada Laserbeak...
     
  19. mineraljane

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    Yeah, you did the right thing. Some don't like the straight repaint of the MP-02, but it's a great (if not the best) mold out there and it looks really wonderful next to Prime.

    That said, I do have a TC pre-order for sale.:) 
     
  20. Max-prime

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    UM or TC its a really just a coin toss both are going to be somewhat hard items to come by once there said and done however TC probably wont be re-issued like Magnus and with the now extra Magni avaliable it prices should come done a bit like MP04 which was in the $400 ballpark (ebay) and now is going for +/- half of that after its reissue. All depends on the amount reissued though.

    That's one thing about bbts though you dont have to pay right away but the preorders sure do add up fast. Wish they had an option to pay as you go on your preorders so it wasnt such a huge bill in any one given month.
     

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