The -NEW- END ALL BE ALL Masterpiece Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GogDog, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Fallen Jedi

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    I think you are likely right; however, I suspect the profit margin of MP is quite large compared to their other lines. I am only speculating, but when you look at MP10 versus POTP OP, I am assuming that the profit margin on the $225 (Cdn) MP is much higher than the $40 (Cdn) POTP version. I don't know what it costs to produce the MP versus POTP version, but doubt it is five times the cost. Hence why I believe the margins are higher on MPs. However, there is no question that they will sell many many more POTP versions than MP and so I do believe the mainlines generate more profit. I like your example of SUVs vs sports cars, but take it one step further. SUVs were the vehicle with the highest profit margins of all their vehicles. For a while, they just could not build enough of these things and the margins on them were huge. We are talking about a truck or van platform that they slapped all-wheel drive on and added $20-30k on to the price.
     
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  2. GearsRollo

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    Honestly, it doesn’t make sense to make that character. Waaaaay more trouble than its worth.
     
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  3. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Does anyone albave a guess as to wtf 'albave' means? ;) 



    Honestly, I googled it... And when it came up empty, I only then realized it must have been a phone/tablet typo.
     
  4. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Honestly? Nothing would wow me now and 3p's are to blame. The closest to wow will probably be an uber screen accurate and hyper articulated Optimus but that's more of an 'at last' than a 'wow'.
     
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  5. XXLMagnus

    XXLMagnus King of Kings

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    It’s crazy how TT doesn’t want my money ...
     
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  6. SunSwipe5

    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

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    I'm so fed up with the lack of G1 MP reveals, that I'm cancelling all of my Takara/Hasbro orders. Never again will I buy another one of their products. I'll fulfill my Transformers needs with 3P, from now on.

    :p :lol 
     
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  7. Prime135

    Prime135 Cyber Planet Key holder for "This Land" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Maybe it’s the lack of reveals, but daaaaang I ain’t feelin the robits lately. Anybody else getting to that point?
     
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  8. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    But they are releasing product....just not G1 product :( 
     
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  9. Ikkstakk

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    I'm not trying to tell anybody they can't post in here. I'm pointing out a clear difference between saying "I think so-and-so is next, and here's why," and saying "it's not possible to predict who's next, if you try you're wasting your time." One is speculating. The other is not.
     
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  10. SunSwipe5

    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

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    Well, thank you ;) 
     
  11. oku

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    We just had Prime V3 reveal...
     
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    SunSwipe5 Twin Hellion Masters Of Jet Judo

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    Was that V3 Prime an official reveal tho.
    I don't think V3 is a 2018 release. That's what many of us are hoping for, a new G1 MP by the end of this year. :) 
     
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  13. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    We had random art released with no real info. We're assuming it's a Prime V3, and it probably is! But it's far and away from an official reveal or announcement. It was just a random teaser image at this point.

    (Unless I'm missing something more solid that was said or shown....)
     
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  14. soundwave144

    soundwave144 Kareoke guru

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    Nooo... Nooooooo...
    I thankfully have other lines to collect to get near completion before i get crabby about mp reveals, so the robits just keep coming at a pretty steady rate.
     
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    Hahaha, yea it sounds like it should be a real word. Yea, often type on my phone, and I'm not to great at it :D 
     
  16. Sinestro00

    Sinestro00 When the Curtain Falls

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    You should always feel your robits on a regular basis to check for deformities that could be a sign of a major issue. Wait, what are we talking about again?
     
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    You put that in blue, but for me, that is my reality now, except for the whole "Cancelling all my Takara/Hasbro orders." part. First of all, buying anything Hasbro...lol...second of all, Takara has nothing for me to cancel. I do look forward to finally getting the Rodimus Prime reissue. That one is long overdue. Outside of that, Takara hasn't given me anything. I don't see how anyone can justify buying MP Prowl again just for !@#$ing blue windows. That just reaks of desperation to me. That tells me that they have some brick walls holding up new molds, probably license issues.
     
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  18. BWfan86

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    Same here- the snail’s pace of the MP line, the direction of the generations line over the last 2 years and the next 3, and the personal dislike of the current toon (nuRID) figure aesthetic all have me unexcited for the first time I started collecting several years ago
     
  19. Xaxis

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    What it tells me is that they have at least one new mold that will soon be revealed, based on every previous MP+ being released in association with a new addition to the line.
     
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  20. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    Takara is giving me Dinobot (expensively) and that's it. If they want my money - and maybe they don't care about my money after all - they have to actually put something on the release slate that I want to buy. That includes in the Diaclone Reboot line too which has slowed to releasing endless little mech suit repaints rather than the bigger (and more interesting) Mechs with higher price points.

    Repaints of what I've already had for years are not a way of keeping my interest.
     
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