Hasbro MP Optimus coming to Australia in October

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  1. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

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    I just rang up Hasbro Australia, asking if we will be getting the Masterpiece Optimus Prime here, since it will be in America soon as a ToysRUs exclusive.

    From the product manager (via Customer Service, who put me on hold to ask) I was told that it was offered to retailers here, but none would take it at this time...

    I've now rung up ToysRUs, to double-check, just in case... and it was lucky I did.

    This isn't going to help Hasbro's image here, but they gave me the wrong information. (looks like the retailers know more about Hasbro's products than Hasbro does)

    Masterpiece Optimus Prime WILL BE HERE.
    ToysRUs have two shipments coming in. One in late September (in stores early October), one in November (in stores for Christmas).

    Price will be AU$150.

    (Source - Ozformers fan forum)

    Based on this, my guess is that it will be at TRU in America at around the same time, and for about US$100. (which seems to be a ceiling price for TFs in America)
     
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  2. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    If it sees release in the UK as well, £100 would be a great price when you consider that's what 20th Prime cost in TRU.
     
  3. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    Only $100? BOUGHT! :D 
     
  4. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    I don't remember him being that much. Thought it was more around the £50 mark. Though my memories of that day are tainted by years of anticipation being ruined the minute I opened it only for the legs to fall off at the him. As did every single one I've owned.

    I can't wait for this toy.
     
  5. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    Also $1 does not equal £1 so £100 would not be great price! However it is the price we are likely to get.
     
  6. Ironhide1706

    Ironhide1706 Elessar Telcontar

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    Hasbro release for $150

    Takara release for $350

    Takara wins.
     
  7. h0tr0d828

    h0tr0d828 Old-Skool Autobot

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    Takara MP-10 was $250, not $350.

    And for the record, worth every penny. Not loving the shade of blue that Hasbro picked - too light for my taste...

    *edit* ah, you probably meant $350AU....excuse me while I wipe the egg from my face...
     
  8. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    How does Takara win? Hasbro is still cheaper and more affordable? Or wait are you trolling? :sly: 
     
  9. fathi_haziq

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    I wonder if it'll be release in Toys R Us Malaysia because the Takara release here is ridiculously overpriced.
     
  10. adambman

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    I'd seriously considered holding off MP-10, and had done for some time. Partly because of the number of releases derived from MP-1, I'd wondered if, say, a year or two from now an 'ultimate' version of MP-10 might include Drag/Huffer. Anyway, after getting a few Transformers from Robotkingdom's ebay store, I bought MP-10 from their own retail website for $260 to Australia. Even though I didn't combine shipping and save by spending more on anything else, haha, that's still $20-100 cheaper than most of the deals on ebay. Who knows? I could keep the Takara version misb 'til I can sell it and but the Hasbro version in the interim, but I haven't sold anything from my collections yet.
     
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    He means on the business side. If Takara can sell it for $350 then they made good business wise. They don't have to sell lot of figures. Its all about the math and not the trolling. At $100, Hasbro has to sell at least 3 figures while Takara has to only sell one figure.

     
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    as long as hasbro does not cut off smokestacks of as they always did i will buy this i will belive that when i see it in person on store shelf
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Well, I just brought the MP-10 and I know it was overprice. But if It I think the Smoke stack is the same size to the Takara MP-10. Just by using Sam as a Size Reference and to the MP-10 I Have.

    I also Notice that Hasbro painted the light near Optimus Chest!
    This is starting to Feel like Hasbro GrimLock and Takara Grimlock about the Paint Details.
     
  15. Underwear

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    As in MYR 460 for you that is?
     
  16. Stepper

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    Right on,Takara in a win win situation,all those whom wanted this piece already got their MP10,except minority whom have not get theirs.
     
  17. optimusprime565

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    there is know way on earth that its going to $100/£60.
    i got my mp10 for £159/$245 and i were 1 of the cheapest people on ebay to get him,
    so if hasbro sold 20th optimus prime £80/$140 then it obvious going to cost more like £150/$240 there mp10 mold
     
  18. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    I think give or take plus taxes around RM350-380+
     
  19. Underwear

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    Oh I just recalculated $150 USD to MYR 460.
     
  20. Max Rawhide

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    No, that's the real exchange rate.

    Hasbro's international TF prices are calculated by the F.U. exchange rate.

    So, a USD 100 price will translate into GBP 100-120 ($ 160-190) or EUR 120-150 ($ 150-200), etc...


    And believe it or not, it's actually a bargain. Normal FU exchange rate is the US price multiplied by 2 or 3 :) 
     

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