TakaraTomy POTP Predaking, Abominus, Optimal Optimus, Elita-1, Battletrap, Octopunch, Bludgeon

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. RodimusSupreme

    RodimusSupreme Autobot Leader and Combiner

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    Yes, Takara's Computron for sure. And I'd love to see more SG love please!
    If you don't want to feel like a broken record, then stop repeating yourself. This is not fact at all. There will be some tolerance changes between Hasbro and Takara because they find out what Hasbro missed and fix it for their release, but we were talking about quality of the materials these figures are made from (I assume?). Hasbro and Takara products have the same quality, but Takara just has the chance to learn from someone else's mistakes.
    Wait what? I don't remember this?! :eek: 
    Well then. o_O 
    One reason to get Elita-1 if you weren't before. Swap their legs and paint her's to match Starscream.
     
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  2. YoungPrime

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    I haven't turned my back on Predaking completely. I'm just not paying a buck 50 fifty for it.
     
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  3. GizmoTron

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    I'm personally hoping he turns out to be more Devastator available than Trypticon available, and that will mean a quick price drop on Amazon.
     
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  4. Starscream Gaga

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    There have been a lot of QC control issues with recent Legends figures. Most of mine are fine, so I've been lucky, but my Slugslinger looks like the tabs on his arms with break off if I ever try to transform him again (I've turned him into a jet a grand total of once) and my Soundwave can’t close his back panel properly and there’s a huge stress mark across it. Those are just my personal
    examples of the types of problems that people have been having... there are a lot more reported in the different figures' individual threads. Overlord especially had a lot of issues.
     
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  5. Raiyuki

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    Man I feel like I lucked out on both figures you mentioned. Not dismissing them as common issues (dunno how widespread they are) but somehow both my Slugslinger and Overlord turned out completely solid. I'm curious though if Overlord's issues were just on the tailfins or elsewhere; the Takara one seems to have the vertical tailfins universally swapped hence they can't fold over like one would expect them to.

    Funny enough Blastoff was also the example I used.
    Was Hasbro's Magnus Prime any better than Ginrai though? I didn't hear much about that one for some reason.
     
  6. johnbonhamatron

    johnbonhamatron Big ol' Nightbeat fanboy

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    You're absolutely right!

    F'r'instance, the individual figures in my Takara Computron are the floppiest bloody figures I've ever owned!
     
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  7. GizmoTron

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    Probably because a lot of the Magnus Primes went straight from the box set to eBay.

    However, the one I had was pretty good. No heel issues. I'm sure whoever I sold it to enjoyed the figure.
     
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  8. Soundwave2

    Soundwave2 Excitement! My Style!!!

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    So just to confirm. There’s no point waiting for Takara’s version of Predaking because it’s all the same as Hasbro’s now, right?
     
  9. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    As far we currently know: Yes.
     
  10. Dinobot Snarl

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    Ah I get it they knew Toysrus was liquidating that's why they decided to team up with Takara, to lower costs. They are set to lose about 10% of toy business due to TRU liquidation.

    LoL
     
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  11. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    Exactly this. :( 
     
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    I don't blame you at all man. For the Titans I wait for discounts or sales. God knows they dont sell right out.
     
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    Weird thing to say, considering that Trypticon is still on shelves around Tokyo up to 60% off his original price. Meanwhile, Devastator is hard to find even on the second hand market.
     
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    Sinnertwin screams Wolfwire.
     
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    This doesn't mean that Takara's Terrorcons may be out before we here in the States get the last 3?
     
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    Don't stop there add wings for Silverbolt
     
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    More on that Sinnertwin mold, I think It would look great with one head, so yeah a Carnivac would be awesome. But Sinnertwin eh his bot head looks just okay.


    This mold Needs to be properly milked. I know some will disagree but I'd like Twinferno too.
     
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  18. GizmoTron

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    Difference between countries I suppose, but in the U.S. Trypticon sold out most places and still sells for a high price, while Devastator dropped bellow $100 on Amazon at one point (obviously he's unavailable now, but was plentiful in stock two years ago).
     
  19. Seth Sunthay

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    The gimmick didn't "ruined" primal, neither it made it "far from specetacular". It made him fricking fresh and better.
     
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  20. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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