So Takara thinks we're suckers...

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  1. Alucard77

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    I actually thought about this today while looking at the MP10 pics. Takara really thinks we are suckers. I mean, why else would they release "the last shot" Optimus when they already had the mold for MP10? In my opinion it is pretty wrong and really screws over the fan community. I already had a MP04 so I don't care as much, but I feel bad for those that got the MP01L.

    The better thing to have done is release both and let the fans decide which one they want to get. Some people still like the MP01, but for others that got the MP01L and now want the MP10, they are shit out of luck unless they can sell at what they bought for. In either case, even then they lose at least $20 on the shipping alone if not more.

    It sucks to think that some one was excited to get MP01L to fill in a hole in their collection to realize, they just got screwed by the new version.

    Thanks Takara, thanks.
     
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    i just got the last shot prime and the megatron masterpiece and they look great together. i am still happy with my purchase.

    i am disappointed in what takara has chosen to do. wasting a spot in the masterpiece lineup on a figure that already exists is disturbing... and releasing it right after the "Last Shot" Prime figure was released was pretty classless.

    i feel like spending some money on KO's now. or at least third party... bring on fansproject insecticons.
     
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    Yep that was some fucked up shit.
     
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    That is pretty sneaky now that you mention it.
     
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    Yep and now Megatron is out of scale.
     
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    i have NO intention of buying the new prime, so i dont mind having prime and megatron a little bigger than everyone else anyways. they are the "leaders."
     
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  8. Alucard77

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    The only thing I would want in the new prime is the scale size Spike. He better fit in the cab.
     
  9. and2ng

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    It's all marketing strategy. Takara is not wrong in saying MP-01L is the last shot for Optimus Prime in that mould. They just didn't tell you they have a new mould in the works for MP-10, otherwise how would they sell MP-01L...

    I'm sure many other companies use this strategy as well.
     
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    I felt like this when I bought the first version of buster prime. Withtin a short period of time they released the 2 pack version with the facemask. Why didnt they do that at the same time? Let me choose.
     
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    He does in on of the pics of the alt mode you can see Spike in there.
     
  12. Alucard77

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    I know the reason. It is just shitty to the fans. And MP10 wasn't in the works. It was done.
     
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    yeah, it was just a classless move.
     
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    Yeah and how dare they put a new movie bumblebee when I have one already.

    How dare car companies put out 2012 models of cars when I just bought a 2011

    How dare they make 3 different playstations.

    The fact that Takara made a "last shot" anything was an obvious sign this was gonna happen. Did people really think they were never gonna make another masterpiece optimus prime ever again?? The mold has been around like 10 years if you waited to the last second to by a the old mold then thats on you. Theres always going to be somebody who just bought an original of something right before a new version comes out. So what?
     
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    I think takara's intent was to have a more celebratory retirement of the MP-01 mold and the introduction of MP-10 however they should have announced that the new mp would be a new Prime mold when they announced the last shot edition. So their intent was not the issue it was the execution.
     
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    wow are you off point...
     
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    It doesn't bother me as much as "Here's MP Rodimus! Thanks for buying, now would you like to buy an MP Rodimus with the QC problems fixed?"
     
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    I guess in a way, its like a packaged deal where you can get Optimus and his trailer instead of buying Optimus and the trailer separately? I dunno. Either way I'm not buying it.
     
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    and I've been thinking Takara and Hasbro work together Takara releases a mold then Hasbro releases it with diferant paint and vice versa.They did not do so well with this strategy so they did not release the mp -07 let it drive up the market a bit and guess what the roumor is?(nobody heard this from me)We will be getting a G1 anime MP Thundercracker right around the time Roddy comes out.That way the marketing trick works and they make thier sales it is an evil empire like Disney and Wal-Mart.
     
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    If I had bought "last shot Prime", I know I'd be PISSED.
     

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