Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Bossguy, Dec 16, 2012.
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They were available for more time, first 4 units and then 5 but that is a high price for a Legend, plus Tax!
I'm still playing the waiting game.
Re: Blast Off and its teaser text, "Includes the special edition, clear Megatronus Prime Master figure." Since we know Takara and Hasbro are allowed to do unique exclusives, I supposed that means that this would be the going collector bait moving forward. I imagine it will include something akin to this or do you suppose it will be more like the clear Starscream head from Takara's Octane release?
This image is taken from TF Source's offering for Takara's Grand Maximus set, btw.
The US release of shuttle Blast-Off is enough to sell itself to collectors. Especially since it'll probably (at most) cost $24.99 compared to $90-100 to score one second hand.
Collector's eat the added costs of the premium deco/molding that went into the shuttle but get the Megatronus as a bonus.
Groove was only $16-18 on Amazon, so maybe this one will be as well.
Looking forward to finding out.
I meant only that as there will be equivalent releases moving forward from the two companies these one-off pack in exclusives are going to be how they pull in double dipping. For instance, I completely skipped the US wave release of Bruiticus, and opted for the UW release, and thus already have that Blast-Off. The pack-in alone is probably enough to lock in my double-dipping, assuming there are no deco/tooling changes (and lord, I hope there are because that UW version had issues).
I'd wager more like the clear Starscream, with a transparent plastic Megatronus Primemaster sans Decoy Suit.
I would guess that BO comes with the PotP-style combiner hand, and megatronus will come without decoy armor to use exclusively with the combiner fist.
Double-dippers would be such a small corner of the market though. This is most attractive to people who never dropped the cash on UW Blast-Off (or UW Bruticus) in the first place.
The bonus Megatronus is a non-starter. Because if you really want a Megatronus for completion sake you'd likely be the kind of person who went out and got Blast-Off in the...two years?...since he first became available. And it's not like you wouldn't land a "better" Megatronus down the road at retail unless this also comes with the Decoy Armor.
It's kinda like Titans Grotusque and Arcee. They came with bonus heads...but those weren't what would sell people on it.
I’m not saying it’s a significant portion. Just that it’s a portion. And I’m a part of that portion so it definitely exists. It’s not enough to drive the market but you can bet they hope we come along. The pack-ins are offered with the explicit intent that the pot is sweetened to the point that it is irresistible. Hasbro and Takara each have their own on offer. So if it’s not aimed at completionists, then what exactly is the point otherwise?
At the time Takara's was available, it's selling point was that it was the only way to get one. You either bought UW Bruticus or you bought it off someone who did.
Hasbro's is the same. Takara's is primary only available through the secondary market at prices that reflect that demand. So if the price was prohibitive when the UW set was new, it's likely still that way now. This is a great affordable alternative.
Same as the past two May Mayhem CW offerings. I'm not dismissing you wanting it. Just saying that people like you or I were likely barely factored into sales of this exclusive...if at all.
I think you're arguing against a point I'm not really making. And more, I don't even know why you're so bothered to.
ARGH! Really want Battletrap!
Third party sellers now listing PotP Legends wave 2 for $29.99 each, plus $5 shipping.
That escalated quickly.
UPDATE: And now "down" to $16.00 each...
Amazon, not a 3rd party seller, now has it up for:
Transformers Legends Roadtrap Action Figure
$16.25$ 16 25
Transformers Battleslash Action Figure
$15.55$ 15 55 Prime
Transformers Autobot Tailgate Action Figure
$16.25$ 16 25 Prime
Only 7 left in stock - order soon.
Amazon's pricing model must be in scalping mode.
I ordered the pair yesterday and it hasn’t shipped yet these new ones say in stock Prime?
Still too rich for my blood. I can wait
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Donde esta el autobus?
El autobus esta en Cybertron.
What's wrong with amazon?
They are even asking more than retail prices, like scalpers. Someone needs some lessons of programming or maybe not and they are clear about what they are doing.
Battleslash even increased from 15.55 to 16.25!
The scalping was not enough...
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