TakaraTomy Masterpiece Dinobot

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

  1. BWfan86

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    Same with sunstreaker. We had complete pics of the final deco and all the gimmicks 6 months ago.
     
  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Patience for good things must be a virtue, Young Padwan. :p 
     
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    Sunstreaker was both announced and revealed fully painted/finished 3 months after Dinobot was teased and was then released 6 months before him...it's not even close to the same. This is a very cruel and unusual torture.
     
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    Maybe I missed it, but have any reputable retailers who usually get Hasbro Asia stock corroborated this cancelled story yet?
     
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    Help me understand where the mismanagement is here. Bad qc, lower quality materials, increased pricing are problems I can get behind. But I dont see the issue with it being revealed too long before release. How does that negatively effect anyone? It’s actually more beneficial from their point of view because it allows more people to become aware of the product which then potentially means more sales. So I am being sincere here, can you please explain how it’s actually a bad practice?
     
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    Speaking purely for myself, it’s been so long that my initial flash of excitement has waned and I’m now wondering if there’s not better things to spend this money on.
     
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    Yeah for me too. I doubt it will seriously affect sales but the prolonged wait is really taking the excitement out of it for me. Personally I wont be canceling my pre-order but between the wait and the price TT really are testing poor fanboy saps like me who just feel they HAVE to have one of these. Sure I'll be super excited on the day he's released and eventually arrives on my doorstep but right now Im sort of resentful about how much I have to pay and how long I have to wait.
     
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    Heard nothing from TCP, TFS, and BBTS
     
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    Tempting Toys is a very reputable retailer.
     
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    I feel exactly the same. With takara dragging out the mp dinobot figure, and weijing dragging out releasing an oversized optimus primal, i am starting to lose all happiness in this hobby. I understand things take time, but in the case of weijing, the figure was teased well over a year and not one update. I even messaged them on here, with no answer, yet they replied to other board members. Anyway, i am feeling the same as you over the mp dinobot. I was all in on purchasing 2 as he is my favorite TF character, but now im debating on just sellinh off the few figures i have and stop collecting altogether.
     
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    Oversized MP Primal?
     
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    KO MP Optimus Primal

    Pretty much vapourware at this point, though.
     
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    Good. I think MP KOs are awful from the standpoint that less people end up supporting the official line
     
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    Haha I don't know what you guys are talking about, I'm crossing off days on my calendar, being excited about one more day closer to Dinobot! I'm super impatient too, but if anything it puts more wind in my sails for the excitement I have. It is going to be a long 7 months. But well worth it, in my opinion. This is probably their most challenging and intricate release ever. If I were them I would be hyping it up early, too. Hopefully the next BW character will be a quick turn around like Cheetor was. I remember waiting forever for Primal too, for what it's worth.

    Except for his honor ;) 

    Also, for retailers who seem to get Hasbro Asia stuff, I'd look to the ones that offered the diecast accessories with Primal(s) & Cheetor. That is a Hasbro Asia thing and not a Takara thing. TFSource got them if I recall correctly. Someone ask them?
     
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    that is an over generalization. I have both. I will be buying the official Dinobot, but if they ever KO him, I will probably buy one of those as well. I know it seems as thought people will buy the KO over the official, but that is not always the case. I buy KO's, but I usually also get the official version...I just like owning the official product. But in cases like MP-36 with all his paint issues, yeah, I am sticking to the KO.
     
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    Whole lotta folks out there with the kneejerk "I'll wait for the KO" reaction though.
     
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    Perhaps it's worth pointing out (again) that the initial Dinobot tease at last year's Wonderfest did not come from Takara, but rather Dengeki Hobby. Really it's no different from the super-early reveals of Wheeljack and Bumblebee coming from BBTS way back when. Takara's official Dinobot announcement was not abnormally early.
     
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    Well at that price....I sorta get it. But for me, I love Dinobot and thus I must own the official. Also...there is no guarantee that he will get KOed....neither primal nor cheetor ever did.
     
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    I'm sorry, but what the fuck is the logic behind this ridiculous reasoning? Dinobot isn't coming out fast enough so fuck this hobby?
     
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    I've been waiting 20+ years for a real proper Dinobot figure. When they announced MP Primal, I was super hyped as they were actually making MP Beast Wars figures and Dinobot could now actually happen. When they announced Dinobot was actually happening, it was a dream come true. When I finally saw pictures, I kept them open on my phone, never closing the tab so I can look at them for a pick me up now and then. And now I'm 6 months away from this. And I have knowledge, actual knowledge, that he's coming. I'll have him.

    What the hell is wrong with you people? He is coming, he'll be a real figure. But the wait is too much? That blows my mind. Let me tell you a secret to this hobby, having the figure isn't the best part. If you think it is, you are destined to be unhappy with almost every hobby you have. I have lots of figures I was excited about before and eventually they become mundane. When you have it long enough, you get used to it and it stops being exciting. I love my MP Primal, MP G1 Megatron, Cheetor, etc. They are fantastic figures. I still transform them now and then, but not nearly the amount when I first got them. The magic is gone for them, they are no longer new and exciting, but an accepted part of my collection. That's true for any objects. Things can never make you happy.

    But if you learn to enjoy anticipation, hype. If you can learn to see Dinobot coming out as a certainty, a reality for you, and learn to appreciate that feeling, right now, in the moment, that will be the best part of your hobby, because anticipation never stops. My hobbies make me happy because I anticipate my next item. Personally, I love the release rate of the Beast Wars figures. They are expensive, and I don't really have a tonne of money to keep buying them. But at this rate? I get to spend a year getting exciting about a thing, AND I can afford to buy it.

    I don't know guys. Beast Wars MP is my dream, and I'm living it. I can't really relate to the idea that it's taking too long. I'd rather be living in the now, where it takes this long, than go back 5 years where I had no idea if it would ever happen.
     
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