Takara tomy transformers legends grand maximus and greatshot

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  1. ZapRowsdower

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    Ramps look great! :thumb  But I'm looking for a city, not a highway. :(  I need some way to turn those legs into proper buildings. Just, in general, Hasbro seems to hate Fort Max, the city. Me? I would make his city-mode MOST important, even if the other modes suffered. :D 

    Plus, what happened to the hip guns? Hasbro... come on... you missed some important details and made a toy that's somehow inferior to a 30 year old version. :banghead: 
     
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    Metrotitan would have been more interesting (color-wise).

    And honestly, I think Grand Maximus played such a small role on Choujin, you might as well skip him (your collection really won't suffer). He's massive, so you'll also be required to either sell a portion of your collection or buy some new shelving... :eek: 

    The completionist in me wants Grand Maximus... but the practical me knows I have no space for it. :sly: 
     
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    €235 at AE?

    Nope, I'm out.
     
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    I was leaning against getting him, then realized I would really want Black Zarak if they did him later, and it'd be a shame to have an odd number of Titans, and . . . god, I'm weak
     
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    Not sure if this has been asked or answered on here, but don't have the time to read through this entire page but are these TTmall exclusives?

    Disregard just saw that it is...dang...
     
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    So what is it about Takara Tomy Mall exclusives that people lament? The higher prices or the availability? I ask because thus far has there been a TTMall exclusive that wasn't available through some of the domestic online retailers?

    I recognize Grand Maximus might be a special case this time since (as far as I recall) there hasn't been an instance where they've gone the "we need this many preorders to produce this item" route.

    Greatshot on the other hand should be available just like past exclusives.
     
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    The only other time I can think of them canceling a TTM exclusive was the Legends reissues. I don't think they told people in advance they needed so many orders, but all of the ones that didn't have enough were canceled. This could be a similar situation except this time they're telling people and giving an incentive as a "stretch goal".
     
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    The higher price, postage and custom charges. It all adds up. But really it's
    the additional cost of middlemen that deters many people. Especially with all the other stuff coming out.
     
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    Yeah, no idea how I'm gonna swing $100 for Greatshot, and that's before shipping.
     
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    Higher prices is mostly what people lament.

    Most TTM exclusives have shown up at places like BBTS, and for cheaper than it'd cost to import.

    Some exceptions I believe are things like the clear stands and the 4 Cybertron Commanders that were released for some convention.

    EVA Optimus was very expensive from other retailers who didn't purchase direct from TTM (like I did).

    Randy
     
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    I’m keeping Hexatron in the back of my head in case I get screwed out of Greatshot somehow.

    Nothing I can do about Grand Max tho, except, I guess, the small 3P one. Honestly what I really want is that stupid crystal pretender shell.
     
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    same
     
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    TCP has them listed, just still set at "not for sale" with no price listing... Soon...
     
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    I'll sell you my Grandus Hexatron! PM me if interested!
     
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    I slowly but surely got into legends/unite warriors/soon to be potp. My will power is very very weak
     
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    I don't care for the high prices seeing ss how I'm just glad these are getting made at all. If you guys don't want it then my chances are easier. They will shine in my collection.
     
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    I wouldn't exactly say the prices are "high" on their own as they are basically the same MSRP that Foretress Maximus and Sixshot were. Being exclusives however negates any retailer discount we are used to with more mass released figures. What peticularly sucks is the added cost onto that in order import them since they can't be purchased and shipped directly from Takara.
     
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    What gives me hope is that the Super Ginrai God Bomber Box set ended up costing me the same using a US e-tailer, as opposed having bought it from TT Mall directly. So, we might be able to get it for roughly the same price as advertised. Too bad I have to pass on the Fire Convoy set to get these guys.
     
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    Hmm, those Anime Export prices are pretty scary. Waiting for some U.S. shops to put them up...
     
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