GigaPower HQ-05 Gaudenter (MP Swoop)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by unexpectedpanda, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. xavierleo

    xavierleo Well-Known Member

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    I'm more than happy we get the flight stand!

    ....all the bizarre spotlights and remote control however just seem redundant imo.
     
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  2. Jersey_Steel

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    I mean, it's only $150 shipped so I don't see a problem with the accessories.
     
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  3. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Possibly a manchildren...maybe?

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    Could've been $125.
     
  4. MOTOGPFAN46

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    Wait for the next Ebay flash sale and maybe....
     
  5. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike MP & TF Collector

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    Does anyone know exactly when Gaudenter will go up for preorder.I really want this guy to be my first GP Figure,since Swoop was always my favorite Dinobot,but truth-be-told I thought all 5 were EPIC,seriously tho I am of the opinion "You can never have too many Dinobots" they are just Iconic like french fries with ketchup.I really hope this goes up soon.

    Nevermind guys,I just seen someone post Chosen Prime posted them a minute ago,so I went and preordered 2 Chromed Blue Chest Versions,hell I might as well since it'll save me the hassle of getting one now only to dread not getting a second while I can.But Jeez this looks Superb.
     
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    It's been up for pre-order at several online retailers...
     
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    Does anyone know if Gigapower is going to do that weird pairing where they give us one screaming face with (example) blue color eyes and a stoic face with red eyes? I always found that strange and wish they just gave two expressions with the same color eyes.
     
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    Yeah, and BMWs could be cheaper if it weren’t for all the stuff they have either. The minute you get BMW to lower their prices by complaining they’re too expensive, let me know.

    That’s the price you pay. Want the figure, pay the price. Don’t wanna pay the price? Skip the figure.
     
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    The TCP listing also states he comes with 2 heads. So then perhaps an alternate non-screaming face??
     
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    Nice price!! I have 2 on order
     
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    Stupid analogy, any car comes with a base model and optional extras. These lights are extras. Their inclusion in the price, unnecessary. Try again.

    What's bizarre are the folks defending the decision with pointless reasoning. No other figure from this line needed the lights and they've sold just fine. Are they going to retroactively sell more lights to display with the other Giga-dinos? Why couldn't that just be an optional, "Hey, we made these. Buy them if you want in their own pack."

    A flight stand, sure. I get that. But it really just needs to be a chunk of clear plastic to support the figure to offer an appearance of flight. Flood lights? Stupid. Ignoring the ability to change eye colors [a fairly easy gimmick] to appeal to a fan's personal tastes, unfortunate.
     
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    I think it’s still the same price with or without the LED lamps since it’s a pre order gift. But yes! Eye colours should be consistent or changeable!
     
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  15. evilwithin

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    We're all missing the point.
    They need to charge the same amount of the other gigasaurs, because it's not cheaper to make than any other gigasaur even if it's a bit less bulky and (probably) heavy.
    But (obviously) they know that people generally want Swoop to be cheaper.
    So they add stuff to 'justify' the regular price in the eye of the buyer.

    But it's not going to be cheaper without the accessories. Those things are far cheaper to produce than we think.
    Takara knows it ... very well..

    On the other hand, I understand asking for different accessories, more focused on the figures ..
     
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    I thought the lights and remote were a bonus so you not actually paying for it but it's a gift for initial PO's so if you get the lights or not your still paying the same price.
     
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    Not a stupid analogy, your defense simply misses the point. Base models are irrelevant to the discussion since the GP Dino’s, and 3P’s in general, don’t have a base model and deluxe model, but even if we humor that analogy a base model of a BMW is more expensive than a base model for a Hyundai — that’s the correct analogy for your own position. Don’t like the price of the BMW then buy the Hyundai.
     
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    so is it confirmed? no visor head? then can we hope for their grimlock to include one?
     
  19. freneticvirus

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    TFS-Express must be thinking that I'm a one-man DoS attack given how frequently i'm visiting their pre-order page here in the UK.
     
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  20. Meister61

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    I drive a bmw, I agree with statement that it could be cheaper.

    And bmw's while great fun to drive are overpriced and the quality is just ok not great. With quality I mean durability. Same for benz's, more expensive yet the quality has dropped significantly since 80's and early 90's era. They used to make engines that lasted 1 million km, then get sent to Africa after minor fixes and drive another million there. Those days are long gone, which is a shame. Capitalism means making parts that break when they shouldn't so they can charge you for parts and have garages make money from repairs. All so the economy can grow and you can get fucked.
     
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