MP-8X Grimlock Re-Release

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  1. PoweredConvoy

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    Well, I feel super sad of all that money I spent last year on mine : (

    I guess it's time to grab a second!

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    Print more grimlocks!
     
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    What is it with this Grimlock binge they are going on? It almost seems like MP-23 is gonna be a new Grimlock
     
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    Good luck selling that at that price with the TRU reissue imminent.
     
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    With this new reissue i just hope that sword starts popping up loose on ebay :D 
     
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    It'll sell considering it's 500+ to get that color scheme.

    My worry is more mold degredation.

    are they using the same mold as the tru release? It'll barely be able to stand.
     
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    Yeah, just saw this email and I am a bit worried about mold issues, and possibly grey plastic color considering how the TRU reissue looks pale in color. Any production #'s known or anything else collectors should be informed about?
     
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    Is this the first time a MP exclusive has been rereleased in Japan/Asia, or am I forgetting something?

    Surprising to me either way. I threw in a preorder since the deco has always appealed to me...but July is already expensive for me with SDCC, so I don't know if I'll keep it.

    As someone else noted, the original Toy Hobby Market release of this has commanded rather large prices on the secondary market. It's a specific version of Grimlock, so it has its own appeal. It's a bit different than, say, another rerelease of MP-8 itself.
     
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    I can't recall any others being re-released like this off hand.

    Randy
     
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    I'm actually quite tempted by this. I've always regretted passing on it the first time around. I just love that silver paint, but I have to decide if I love it enough to spend $250 on it. Although I guess I could sell my original MP8 since I wouldn't want or need both of them.
     
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    Before gigapower and fanstoys tossed their hats into the dinobot/grimlock game, I would have been all over this reissue.

    Now? That's a giga or ft grimlock paid in full. Easy pass.
     
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    I'd be down for that at $150, but at $260, way too much, even considering the killer paint job.
     
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    Huh, I knew 3rd Party companies were making the other dinos but I didn't know they were making Grimlock - and he's being made by two different companies even? Are they going to be much different from MP8? I think MP8 is pretty much perfect so I'm curious to see how he could be improved/changed.
     
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    I preorder this as soon as I saw it. I was planning on getting one of the Toys "R" Us reissues to have one in dyno mode. I always regretted not being able to buy this much shinier and prettier looking grimlock. Now I want this one in robot mode and my original Toys "R" Us one in dyno mode. Might have to not get some of the hot toys I wanted but I'm not missing this again.
     
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    I wonder what the chances of this being sold for less through an Asian retailer are.
     
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    I guess it depends if it's a takara release.
     
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    Does anybody remember what this originally sold for on BBTS? Was it $229?

    I always liked the comic book packaging.
     
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    Darn does that mean my 08X isn't gonna be worth what Amazon/Ebay say it's worth anymore?* :(  Thought I was sitting on my retirement fund right there :) .

    * I'm assuming those are owners just dreaming, right? He wouldn't actually be changing hands for those silly prices?
     
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    Look at the sold listings. This one just sold for $770 two days ago.
    Takara Transformers Masterpiece Generation 1 MP 08X King Grimlock Robots | eBay

    This one went for $750 earlier this month
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Takara-Tran...1514?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item417ee946fa
     
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