Masterpiece Grimlock Out at Retail in the Philippines

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by yuujin-mikeru, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. yuujin-mikeru

    yuujin-mikeru What's a Tu-Ran-Su-Fo-Ma?

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    I just saw these at the Toys R' Us at Robinsons Place Metro East in the town of Cainta, Rizal PHILIPPINES. They arrived yesterday, July 3rd. It's selling for Php 4,599.75 (approx $97.87 USD). eeekk!

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  2. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    whoa is that a deluxe class wave 2 WFC megatron behind him?
     
  3. mac&cheese

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    wow much better looking than before. i might get one later on, if they go on clearence. with the current sales trend every 2 to 3 weeks, hey can i buy 1 and get 1 at 50% off?
     
  4. mrclean08

    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    The Philippines always has all the goodies! I love it whenever I'm down there because I can always find the best stuff!!
     
  5. yuujin-mikeru

    yuujin-mikeru What's a Tu-Ran-Su-Fo-Ma?

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    Nope. It's only Activators Movie Megatron. He's hiding in shame. :lol 
     
  6. Agent-GHQ

    Agent-GHQ Accept the unacceptable

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    WTF..... a near Benjamin of all places in the world! At least other places get them before the U.S.
     
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    Wow. US$100 for it. How much would it have cost to import the Takara one to the Philippines?
     
  8. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    It's only just a matter of time now...

    *crosses legs and folds hands*


    Yessssssss.
     
  9. yuujin-mikeru

    yuujin-mikeru What's a Tu-Ran-Su-Fo-Ma?

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    The MP-08 Grimlock is around Php 6,400.xx ($136 USD) while the MP-08X King Grimlock is around Php 10,650.xx (approx $227 USD). Takara Transformers are a lot more expensive in the Philippines compared to Hasbro ones because our main distributor imports from Hasbro Asia and not Takara. We rarely get Takara stuff at retail and most often those we get are peg and shelf warmers (Encore Ratchet and Ironhide anyone). The Takara stuff we steadily get are all imported around Asia by small hobby shops. Thus explains the insane mark-ups.

    There's a nice thread in the Cybertron Philippines Forums about local pricing of toys in the Philippines. Here's a link to it: Cybertron Philippines - What You Need to Know in the Phil Toy Industry. It's a nice read and very informative.
     
  10. mac&cheese

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    will we get a variant king grimlock? or is that a completely new mp figure?
     
  11. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    US toy prices are kept artificially low because of stores like Wal Mart that literally refuse to pay more than a certain price for toys
     
  12. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Nice, he's all "Me Grimlock want to much metal!" in that box, I approve.

    TRU UK had better be getting these...
     
  13. Warbot Defender

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    Wow. That was unexpected. But, this fits with the timeline. Once Asia gets their shipments, it's about 2-4 weeks later that the US gets theirs.

    He's supposed to debut at SDCC, then release to TRU. Which would put it at the 3-4 week part of this month.

    I'm sure it's entirely possible we could see him sooner, but I doubt SDCC would let their exclusive debut get ruined.

    I hope we hear an update on what is going on. I hope he's not due out until the end of the month, really. Because I have TRNS, Explorer, and Munitioner all on preorder and they should arrive by the end of this month, beginning of next. *sighs* This is going to be so difficult on my wallet.

    Goodbye WFC, I'll catch you on clearance or rollback, I suppose.
     
  14. Triggerhappy

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    ....and soon! :D 
     
  15. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    The US Masterpiece Grimlock comes with the crown already.
     
  16. Optimus Vader

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    Hasbro's MP Grimlock has nothing to do with the SDCC.
     
  17. SkywarpsNipples

    SkywarpsNipples ホンマおもろい人やね〜

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    I'm pretty sure that Blaster is the SDCC exclusive.
     
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    I believe he's referring to the original rumor that MP Grimlock was going to 'debut' at SDCC. Not that Grimmy is an SDCC exclusive.
     
  19. Optimus Vader

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    I think so too. Just saying that the SDCC was just a rumor. I think a lot of us will have this MP Grimmy in our hands by the time the SDCC rolls around.
     
  20. Dupree

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    RACKBALL!!!! I need this guy
     

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