TakaraTomy Masterpiece Dinobot

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

  1. TaurusOxford

    TaurusOxford Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that back is getting any more compressed unless you just start partsforming. Not to mention that Dinobot's back/side pieces don't seem to have any room to allow for a cleaner back, even if the parts stuffed in his torso were removed.
     
  2. Primal Sabbath

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    Maybe compressed wasn't the right word...
    Flush. Where everything lines up a little better is what I was going for.
    As is it still doesn't bother me. I can't wait to get this in hand. I'm so excited lol
     
  3. TF Hot Rod

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    out of curiosity I was wondering should I buy dinobot from hlj or amazon japan? and if amazon japan is not directly selling the figure at the time is it okay to order from another seller that is not amazon? just curious.
     
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    I feel like i've missed something, why is there no Western release date, only a Japan release date?
     
  5. BWfan86

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    Because he is not being released by hasbro in the west...
     
  6. oku

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    Welcome to the club.
     
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    Is that same as what happened with Primal and Cheetor?

    Sorry, i'm being thick, i've only just discovered how limited the pre-orders were for him, and was hoping to buy him from my usual retailer upon release.
     
  8. BWfan86

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    Yes. No Takara MPs are really released in the west by Hasbo except for the MPM figures.
     
  9. TaurusOxford

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    Hasbro in general are kinda gunshy about releasing Masterpiece toys in the west, mainly due to their much higher price when compared to most retail Transformers toys. They had a golden opportunity to localize Primal back in 2016 for Beast Wars 20th anniversary and never took it, which leads me to believe they have no intentions of localizing any of them, especially in a post-toys 'r us world.
     
  10. TRANZ4MR

    TRANZ4MR General Thud

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    TF Direct
    Chosen Prime
    Ages 3 & Up
    BBTS
    Captured Prey
    (Baba, Netclow, Rub, etc…)
    (& Toy Dojo, even tho I have yet to buy from them) :) 

    I've bought from all of them, but only a few were Pre-Orders…

    Which store will usually get the product IN, and shipped to the US in the Timeliest Fashion?
     
  11. oku

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    Amazon Japan.
     
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  12. Primal Sabbath

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    Get it from wherever is cheapest.
    You'll get it faster from Amazon Japan or AmiAmi than you would HLJ though.
    Also most times you'll be stopped mid check out if you did add the order to your cart from a 3rd party seller on Amazon Japan. Most if not all of them don't ship international. But I think Amazon Japan still has some Dinobots left for preorder. Not at the lowest price it has been, but should still be cheaper shipped than US retail. And you'll get it faster too.
     
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    thanks for the info. And ordered Dinobot a hour or two ago can't wait also wonder how maybe BW mp we will get over G1 like you predicted for this year lol.
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    Nippon yasan just messaged to say the release date was moved from the 31st to the 28th - not sure if that was a known thing or not, but it was new to me and 3 days less is 3 days less!
     
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    Mind sharing that link? When I search for him I can't find it offered by Amazon.
     
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    IDK how you guys got it that cheap. I pre-ordered mine the same day and mine says 21,353. So about $10 difference. :(  lucky.
     
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    Its always been the 28th, rule of thumb, last saturday of the month.
     
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  20. GALVATOM

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    I like to think the hunch evokes that "weight of the universe on your shoulders" slouch like posture.

    And your new avatar had me fooled for a second, I though somewhere Dinobot II was being tackled again but that's just how good the original head sculpt is.
     
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