TakaraTomy Masterpiece Dinobot

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. jackisking

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    $$$$$$$:lol  I wonder if Takara will do their same initial run, which I guess would be smaller than MP36. This might be like exhaust people decide they want it because it's going to be harder to get if they don't increase production.
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

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    Actually nobody is getting Dinobot. He's been cancelled and the moulds smashed.

    What does this mean.
     
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  3. jackisking

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    Are you familiar with MP Exhaust when he came out. A lot of people were upset about him and he was an "easy pass". Enter the lawyers and C&Ds and now he's not going to be easy to get a hold of, now everyone wants him. Some people flipped theirs for up to $140 for fear they wouldn't get one. If Hasbro Asia isnt carrying him and Takara is running the standard run they planned odds are he will become in demand by people because he will be something to have.
     
  4. flux convoy

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    Are we actually concerned about the rarity of arguably the most popular BW character in a line where reissues are a common thing? I understand if maybe not getting a first run is a concern. I totally get the desire to have it when you want it. The rest just seems a bit, well, silly. I don't think anyone who wants one will have much trouble, beyond cost.
     
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  5. BWfan86

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    This - Takara will just ramp up production because, you know, it's not like we have another 6 months left to account for increased demand
     
  6. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    They get them officially if they are released by Hasbro. The TT MPs are imported, IIRC.
     
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  8. Night Flame

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    Most of the US importers I'm aware of get their stock from Japan, which would be TT, not Hasbro Asia. I don't see why anybody would jump preorders for any reason other than cost at this point in time.

    The blind panics surrounding this release are somewhat funny. Doom, gloom, . . . . the rest. . . is silence.
     
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  9. Seth Sunthay

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    No it didn't, it just appeared in 5 seconds of an entire video using the vector sigma key.


    Unlike dinobot, who got a whole video for him.
     
  10. Primal Sabbath

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    I'm not freaking out until my Amazon Japan order gets cancelled. Until then, business as usual, just no little diecast piece to hunt down I'm assuming.
     
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    I don't post here too often, but notified Mr. Bacala that Hasbro Asia has in fact decided not to distribute MP 41 Dinobot. I order from Japan and Hong Kong (from an authorized Hasbro re-seller) and did not find out right away because I only ordered a few pieces out of Japan for friends in Japan (it is just too expensive). Initially I was told by another online retailer here in LA who orders from a different Hasbro re-seller in HK. I asked my vendor and they did confirm the cancellation and the reasons stated in that letter (unsure if the letter posted here is official or not, but that is the reason I was given). However, as with Exahaust Takara Tomy is likley to solicit it again in Japan and retailers in Asia are likely to buy them from the wholesalers in Japan. Exhaust isn't exactly an expensive figure now (I still see them in Tokyo from 5,000 to 8,000 Yen).
     
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    I still have Dinobot preordered through HLJ. If he wasn't so darn expensive, I'd probably buy a second one. He's a very cool looking MP.
     
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    Curious, was there a cleaner translation as to why it was cancelled by Hasbro Asia? I think we generally have concluded it being sharp points and tiny pieces, but a little clarity on that front would be nice.
     
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    I've got 3 on order from Amazon Japan. That was the max limit. I want a fourth so I kind of hope they don't sell out so I can order another one after my first 3 ship.
     
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    So purchases through Amazon JP are still good to go?
     
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    I ordered from AmazonJP. I don't think there are any issues with them, as I believe they get their stock from Takara.
     
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    Yes. Mine are still on order.
    And yes.

    I think people are defaulting to MP Exhaust as a measuring stick for what may or may not happen with Dinobot. But I don't feel that's accurate. Exhaust was put on hold due to a C&D and that affected all over. This just affects Hasbro Asia distributors.
     
  18. Chopper Face

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    One thing is for certain; we will have well and truly earnt ownership of MP Dinobot after all the months of waiting and uncertainty with no updates, then amazing pictures followed by the promise of even more torturous waiting and now further uncertainty with this Hasbro Asia fiasco. Nothing’s ever straightforward with Dinobot.
     
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  19. Afterburner

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    Yeah they really drug this one out too long. I understand if he wasn't going to be ready until July, but the teaser was way too early then. This line (and some other things) seem like they are starting to be mismanaged a bit, which is a shame.
     
  20. Darkstone

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    Seeing how well Sunstreaker came out (and how positive the overall reception seems to be) I'm expecting Dinobot to follow suit. Takara really is on a roll with these figures, albeit a rather slow one :( 
     
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