TakaraTomy Legends Reissue Vote and LG and MP Series Survey

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  1. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I've seen this mentioned a few times, but Metroplex was part of TakaraTomy's Generations line, not their Legends line.

    They're only surveying people about the Legends lineup, which started with Rattrap and Optimus Primal.

    Legends started a full year (October 2014) after Metroplex was released in Japan (September 2013).

    Randy
     
  2. Darkstone

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    By the way, do we know how many figures will be reissued? Just one or will it be a wave?
     
  3. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I can't count apparently hahaha

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    I'm the opposite of cheap. I'm a complete and total MP whore.... wait. Does that mean I'm cheap? I'm an expensive whore? Takara is the expensive whore? Someone is a whore in this analogy, and they don't mind throwing lots of money away. Take away from this what you will.
     
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  4. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    I know. I've owned one since the week it was released.
     
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  5. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    I believe they said 3.
     
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    Makes sense. I was initially thinking we would get one but only reissuing one figure out of 50+ seems kinda lame, especially since you can vote for multiple figures.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they just reissue these 5 in particular if demand is high enough for all of them.
     
  7. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    But isn't that part of the game? Not everything gets rereleased because someone missed it. I don't own SG Optimus because I refuse to pay aftermarket price. A reissue isn't entitled to me. Hell, I'm not even entitled to the oxygen I suck in, I have to fight for it with every fiber of my being. Darwinism and all that rot.
     
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    "Lets not make life easier for people because I believe I didn't get it easier"
    Thats entitlement mate.
     
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    Possibility of multiple release is mentioned but number of reissue is unknown.
     
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  10. Murasame

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    Metroplex was already 4 years ago? :eek:  I thought it was last year. How time flies...
     
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  12. G1Prowl

    G1Prowl Prick, apparently

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    No, that's accepting life. I'd love it if SG Tracks/Road Rage was available at retail, but it was not, so I have to either do without or wait until I can afford it. And that's my point right there. Things like RR and any other convention/store/club/whatever exclusive I can get behind as a reissue, as the chances of everyone who wanted one getting it is pretty small. Now if those were reissued, it'd be a different issue. Something that was available to everyone doesn't strike me as a necessity for a reissue. Especially for something like Metroplex or Fort Max, where the potential for historical repaints are slowed by a simple reissue. Think about how many people were rather annoyed that Devastator, Fort Max, and Metroplex were the SDCC exclusives instead of G2 Devastator, Grand/Brave Maximus, and Metrotitan respectively. So yes, I think reissuing major retail releases simply because someone somewhere didn't pick them up when they were available IS entitlement. I didn't get several things at retail because of life issues, and those are now pricier in the aftermarket. That doesn't mean I want a reissue of them simply to make my life easier. If you can't see the difference, you're not being objective enough.
     
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  13. PoweredConvoy

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    It was here: Tokyo Toy Show 2017 Exclusive Legends Black Convoy

    Now the question is if Hasbro Asia (the supplier for most non-Japanese based retailers) will get more too.
     
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    Yeah, read that.

    Bummer really as I was hoping/waiting to get another Fort Max for cheap. :( 

    And they chose to reissue Ultra Magnus over him instead...Where I am, that piece is still sitting on the shelves in some of the specialty shops!
     
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    Legends Ultra Magnus is a nice figure but he was on sale at HLJ at least twice that I recall.
     
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    Does HLJ do the majority of their business with foreigners? They don't include the 8% sales tax in their pricing quote.
     
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    Yeah, I got the email notice about the cancelations yesterday. What a bummer. Still, not a total loss as TT plans to reissue at least some of these.



    Seems that HLJ has a mixed customer base. They never charged me the 8% consumption tax when I was living in the States but they did start charging me when I moved to Japan and changed to a Japanese mailing address.
     
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  19. NemiMonkey

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    Can't really say I'm surprised at who were cancelled. Bit of a shame, but at least a good chunk are still going to get re-released.
     
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    I would have liked a non-chrome Jetfire...
     
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