Prime Wars Trilogy Repugnus

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  1. TCJJ

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    Now if only they can be obtained for a reasonable price with ease... Here's hoping, because these look good. Repugnus' arms attaching to that pinned area of the chest is a bit worrying, and his claws are a bit naff, but other than that, he's a really nice retool. Kinda surprised they went for a completely different head to the Legends one (though I think the Legends one still looks better, if only because it has more paint on it). Can't put my finger on whose face they reused for both Repugnus Headmasters so I'll have to look that up later but I don't believe either are original.

    God knows Grotusque's release was a disaster, especially with TRU going out of business - good luck getting one for non-scalper prices (unless I'm missing something and they've been released elsewhere such as Amazon, but I doubt it).

    As someone who likes new and unique things, I wholeheartedly agree with this. More importantly, I think you can totally have "new and unique" achieved through iterative designs and innovation, and I think Punch/Counterpunch is a good example of this, both with the new toy and the original.

    @ca12nag3's stance actually baffles me because as much as Hasbro and TakaraTomy deserve their fair share of criticism (and then some), there's a lot of new tooling here - this isn't a slapdash overnight repaint like something you'd see in the Unicron Trilogy (or even more recent toy lines).
     
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    Grotesques release was not a disaster, he was pretty readily available on ToysRUs’s website for nearly a year.
     
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    wow
    Hasbro is knocking the ball out of the park with these, three hits out of three. now I dunno if I should find a twinferno & grotusque or not
     
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    It was pretty disastrous to the wallets of Non-US-based fans who wanted him though. Mine still flinches at his name! :p 
     
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    The unfortunate truth is, that’s the way exclusives go. Blame all the people that incessantly complained about repaints and remolds during combiner wars and titans return.
     
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    Ok, which brick and mortar or which online retailer will be getting Repugnus?

    Another this is, I like bot mode but creature mode is off and I think its because of the bot legs folded up between his alt mode legs. Hasbro could have done a better job! Damn! They're slacking on this so badly!!
     
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    likely no brick and mortar, as far as online, robotkingdom and idtoys have already sold preorders, amazon has a hidden page currently
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    no problem, there will probably be more online retailers, but this is what we know so far
     
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    This is true, but hey, at least these Prime Wars Trilogy special editions seem to be more readily available this time.
     
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    that is definitely the bright side. hell, i overpaid but ive already got my repugnus secured and now im just needing punch/counterpunch
     
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    Oh, that's so good to know considering that it was US-only and that they're now out of business so we can't readily find it new for a reasonable price any more.

    And don't forget Arcee. I might have been exaggerating when I called Grotusque's distribution a disaster, but it's close enough as far as I'm concerned.

    Okay, but implying that everyone had it good when it came to that release is just being disingenuous.
     
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    They should have given him retools of TR Wolfwire\'s legs. Then the legs and proportions would have been great for both modes and for the G1 lovers more accurate. 
     
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    A:both figures were available for nearly a year until ToysRUs shut down (just before in arcees case)
    B: why would you expect exclusives to still be around after a year?
    C: they were available from other retailers like robotkingdom and idtoys (I know robotkingdom for sure)
    D: if you wanted them and paid attention they were easy to get, not hasbros fault if you were asleep at the wheel
    E: stop picking on arcee and grotusque, the clones and brainstorm and wreck-Gar and nemesis prime are all happening the same way, hell some people already have blastoff
    F: the only exclusive in recent history that was actually hard to get was the ToysRUs exclusive chaos on velocitron box set, because it wasn’t an online exclusive and online orders pulled from in store stock
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    Grotusque-titans return grotusque | eBay
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    Grotusque is pretty cheap on the aftermarket, arcee not so much, but she actually sold out on ToysRUs
    H: again it’s not hasbros fault if people didn’t get arcee or grotusque, they just didn’t try hard enough
     
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    Any links for Repugnus or Counterpunch? Sorry for my ignorance.
     
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    They should have given him retools of TR Wolfwire\'s legs. Then the legs and proportions would have been great for both modes and for the G1 lovers more accurate. 
     
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    They should have given him retools of TR Wolfwire\'s legs. Then the legs and proportions would have been great for both modes and for the G1 lovers more accurate. 
     
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    What’s the release date for all these goodness?
     

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