new takara exclusive microns to be released....one per month going ahead for TF Prime

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  1. G1_Cindersaur

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    read this in an email from BBTS

    We have learned that TakaraTomy will be releasing a new exclusive Micron in Japan every month for the forseeable future. The first figure is Pinpointer which changes from gun to robot (along with wings that suggest an aircraft mode of some kind) and is listed at $64.99


    here is the link to the first in the exclusive series....

    Exclusive Micron - Pinpointer - Transformers Prime Japanese Figures
     
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    I am guessing it's because he's an exclusive. But why is he so expensive? I thought the Prime toys were going for cheaper prices? Looks kind of neat, though...
     
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    Looks great but not that great, LOL.
     
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    God I hate exclusives anymore.
     
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    $65...

    Ahahahahah no. Even if it is a stupid little promotion item.
     
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    I'm starting to wonder what TakaraTomy is going to do if they actually decide to release Power Core Combiners in Japan? I mean, almost all of the Minicons have been released as some kind of exclusive so far...
     
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    If someone is going to buy a Micron for $70 once a month, his friends need to organize a dang intervention or something. Take away his credit cards.

    $6.50? Sure. $65? No. They are MICRONS ffs.
     
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    Does he come with a bag of pot or something to justify the price?
     
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    Might be the main figures get different accessories instead of Mini-Cons.
     
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    ^ This :lol 
     
  12. BraveMax

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    This statement doesn't make sense. Maybe "these days". "Anymore" is used for negative statements like, "God, I don't hate exclusives anymore!"

    Sorry. I'm just now starting to see people use this one incorrectly, and I figured I'd nip it in the bud.

    It's because you have to buy over 4000Y worth of Arms Micron toys from TRU to get each Pinpointer. With the exchange rate, you're already looking at almost $50 just to get the exclusive. And given that you're stuck with a bunch of AM stuff that's either the same as the US release (Cyberverse) or (as evidenced by the majority fandom response) inferior (deluxes), you can't really make your money back by selling the AM stuff you picked up. So, I imagine BBTS is just passing along more of the cost than you're used to to make up for that.

    Of course, other sources usually have it cheaper than BBTS, and probably will here too.

    I've been trying to get these as they come out... But I'm not buying that much AM stuff. So I guess I'll be trying to keep an eye out to get these cheaply on the secondary market...
     
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    Cheap and secondary market do not even go together. :lol  That's nuts regardless for a minicon. You can get a Takara voyager for cheaper than that.
     
  14. wildfly

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  15. BraveMax

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    For these Microns... You'd be surprised. Good timing and living in Japan can work wonders ;p
     
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    65 dollars for the accessory little figure that came with the toy itself.

    what are they going to sell the human alliance figures, aka the accessory, for 100 dollars each? :lol 

    and then g1 optimus prime's fists, in 5 different colors for 200? :lol 

    not a set, but each fist! :lol 
     
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    hehe, I kind of feel sorry for the completists out there!

    I have no desire to get any of these Microns, unless they end up in the show somehow... but I kind of doubt they will.
     
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    Am not a completist,hence will not get this Pinpointer
     
  19. GrimlockAutobot

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    The statement that you quoted is not new and has been used for quite a while and makes perfect sense.

    Please stop trying to be the grammar police.
     
  20. BraveMax

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    The complaint is still accurate, regardless of my failure to have seen it before now.
     

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