Takara tomy transformers legends grand maximus and greatshot

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Matsuki, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Automorpher

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    This. :lol 

    In fact with the revival of Encore line, I was thinking maybe we'll get a Grand Max reissue this time round given that they could look into reusing the Pretender shell as part of the package for him.
     
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  2. samisham

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    Maybe they want it to stay super collectible for some reason.
     
  3. Lacimehc

    Lacimehc Tastes like medicine

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    Oh man... I really want to get that Grand Maximus.

    Between this, Ginrai and Overlord is seems that Masterforce is finally getting some much needed attention. Too bad they're mostly super expensive and/or exclusives though... And the Headmaster Juniors are all without Transtectors...
     
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    Of course you have the right. It's what I do all the time. However, the options for this character are pretty good right now, so the extent of complaining isn't really that high, is it?
     
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    Maybe, but for someone like me who's not into 3P and doesn't consider them alternative options it comes down to the official being good/affordable enough. Since I only buy what Hasbro and Takara put out I criticize them for what they got wrong / praise them for what they get right and then either buy the figure or not.

    Greatshot's a pass for me, but if someone else really needs this character in their collection then yeah, having all those options is great. I don't really collect for completion; I just buy what I like. I believed that if Takara would put out Greatshot I'd be into it, turns out I'm not, bummer, moving on.
     
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  6. dasas01

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    Anyone know what date preorders will be going up?
     
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    Now I want Takara to give us a Sixknight to go along with this Greatshot and Hasbro's Quickswitch to complete the trifecta.

    Preorders are already up on Takara Tomy Mall and have been for a day or two as of this post. For other retailers that sell limited TT Mall exclusives, I'm not sure, you'll need to check their sites.
     
  8. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Robotkingdom dont fail me now!
     
  9. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I think HLJ might have discounted prices in regards to EMS. As I'm sure it's going to be more expensive with a proxy service unfortunately. :( 

    The mold is definitely not destroyed. What with the recent Pretender Megatron release.

    Not to bash 3P, but I honestly don't think the first two heads look all that good.

    The official one certainly looks good on its ow (without the helmet). I do wish we had a better image of it with the helmet on (as it's rather small on TakaraTomy Mall's website).

    Randy
     
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  10. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    Oh yeah..totally forgot about that Pretender Megs Botcon toy...lol. Now Takara have no excuses not to reissue Grand Max!
     
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    So I found the links....in Japanese...

    【タカラトミーモール限定】トランスフォーマー レジェンズ LG-EX グランドマキシマス
    【タカラトミーモール限定】トランスフォーマー レジェンズ LG-EX グレートショット

    Is there an English site that anyone is aware of? Hoping that BBTS gets some in if possible. This is gonna be a rat race.
     
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    It is a shame these are exclusives and not massed released at mass retail pricing . These look great and I want more of these caharacters to be in as many peoples hands as possible
     
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    Preorders are up at Anime Export.
     
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    Damn man. No discount either. Shipping from anime export isn't cheap. I wonder if they'll be able to include the pretender.
     
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    I understand. Hopefully, and you never know, Hasbro might do a version of it later on. They did with Ginrai... Takara could then make some more money back on the mold for leasing it, etc.
     
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    $378 + shipping, damn (both figs)

    Using the weight form HLJ, and the calculator on the AE website, the prices are as follows for shipping for Grand Max
    - EMS 8000 jpy
    - airmail 9300 jpy
    - SAL 7300 jpy
    - surface mail 4000 jpy (I didn't think this would work based on item weight? :confused: )

    EDIT: So we are probably talking $500 big ones, all in for both figs.
     
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  17. Chucez

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    Ouch. I'm gonna wait for him to show up on one of the US etailers sites. At least some have free shipping.
     
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    You know besides the massive amount and variety of QC problems Encore Fort Max had.
     
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    There's still the problem of demand. Encore Fort Max wasn't a hot seller, and the problems with production costs and QC issues seems to be one of the biggest reasons the Encore line went on a nearly five year hiatus after his release.
     
  20. dasas01

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    That's what I'm hoping for as well! BBTS, please come through!
     
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