Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Sol Fury, Sep 8, 2016.
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Yup, I hit the quote button for shipping as soon as that AE message hit my mailbox!
Why does this have his crotch in his chest?
(i think he's crowning...)
Why are you posting the same photo every time??
I was wondering about too...
Got my ship email from AmiAmi, now that money isn't burning a hole in my Paypal account anymore.
Glad to see pics with Soundwave and Prime.
The out of proportion is worst than what I thought. Long skinny legs with a small torso. Also, the small torso makes a hip located very up.
It looks pretty bad next to Prime.
I really want to like it, it is Megatron! But just can't, I will past this time.
Imagine that... A purple space gun.... More dangerous!
I got the email from BBTS saying "Megatron will be arriving soon, yada, yada, yada"
I love when there's a new Masterpiece coming out and I hear my phone's email go off and see "service@bigbadtoystore" in the notifications.
The hype is reeaalllll
So I'm starting to have some last minute second thoughts about this. Maybe you guys can help me sort it out.
This is my display collection. A little out of date (I reorganized), but close enough.
My Transformers Display
I don't collect Masterpiece like some folks. Most of my collection is US/Takara CHUG and 3rd Party CHUG (e.g. the Planet X Dinobots, Herclues).
I don't really have any ambition to go all out on Masterpiece.
But I do collect some "special" Masterpiece releases. I try to get the definitive offering. For example I own:
TRU MP-10 Optimus Prime
Masterpiece Star Saber
Masterpiece Hot Rod 2.0
Takara Masterpiece Soundwave and his cassettes.
The Soundwave was kind of an accident... long story.
Masterpiece Megatron 2.0 is likely the best and final G1 Gun Megatron we'll ever get from Takara, and I think it has a much better look than the 3P offerings. It will also, obviously, never be released Stateside.
I have it on order for $165+Shipping from HLJ, which is a pretty amazing price for something that will be pretty hard to get very soon.
But here's the rub. As "right" as that price is, I'm having second thoughts about bothering at all.
With CHUG, I need to pick up the $100 Chaos on Velocitron, TR Wave 4 pretty soon including Broadside, and Wave 5 not too far in the future.
I have no planned 3P pickups in the future. Beyond Megatron, it's just pretty much every Hasbro CHUG there is. I'd probably pick up a Takara Kup. I got Legends Fort Max last year.
I guess I'm asking, to outside observers, is there a "point" to me snagging MP Megatron 2.0 at all? It's certainly fits with a sub-theme of my collection, but just a sub-theme - two shelfs on my Detolfs. $165 is a lot for a sub-theme. And once I drop it out of my cart, there's no take-backs in all likelihood. Maybe it'll be re-issued in five years. But I won't get another chance.
My detolf's right now are your IDW-organized shelfs, a ton of combiners, Unicron and assorted other CHUG characters. At the very center is my two masterpiece shelfs. Megaton would go there, next to Soundwave or next to Prime. I don't have a MP Starscream yet (or Shockwave)... I may get a KO down the line, but not an official release.
So should I bother? If this was your collection, would you?
FYI: For those that ordered from Amiami.com / amiami.jp, they don't open the product packaging. So, no orange plugs for you. LOL
What about AE? Nothing was said about it with the instock notification.
Box full of coins:
Hobby Ark Toy Store
personally , i think you can place the CW Meg in your MP Section to the Lost Light Section , and place MP Meg 2.0 into soundwave place , and sounwave up to CW meg place in MP section
I understand what you mean . For us , MP Meg 2.0 has a defining value from owning him alone , but if you dont feel the need to get him , then dont get , it is simple. Me , I have more than enough money now to afford lots of MPs , but I also tend to choose some very specific MP to collect ( for example I only collect Transformer: Devastation characters , which has a defining number of characters , easier to manage) .
Only thing i can tell you is ... If you ever , ever buy MP 36 and place it in your collection , just like how I tell you , he will shine along with MP10. The lighting condition at that section is beautiful , bring the 2 leaders to light
Awesome. But again: why is his crotch inside his chest?
Am I the only one seeing this?
It looks weird.
I agree with @Phamduc , @StrifeZ . It doesn't get more 'flagship' than an accurate to source, modern day take and articulated action figure of the Leader of the Decepticons.
You may decide you don't need it in the future, but surely better to have it and know, than not and then wish you did, while looking regrettedly at aftermarket prices. This is a 'once in a collecting lifetime' figure in my opinion.
....aaaaand is out
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