The Takara-Tomy releases

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Wingtie, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Wingtie

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    I'm sure this has been said a million times, but why does Hasbro not release the same paint scheme as their foreign counterparts, Hasbro should have some samples and have ppl vote for a paint scheme, Takara-Tomy's look so much better.
     
  2. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Believe it or not, it costs more to add extra paint to a toy. TT caters to the collectors market, thereby they can justify higher prices to make up for more paint. Hasbro goes more towards the kids who aren't sticklers for this, therefore more paint applications is not needed.
     
  3. Draven

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    Also, Takara tends to lean more towards "show accuracy" than Hasbro on a lot of their paintjobs.
     
  4. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    I thought they catered to the Japanese market :)  They have higher standards for toys there.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    Japan pays around $25 for deluxes.

    Do you want to pay $25 for deluxes?
     
  6. DarkEyes

    DarkEyes Well-Known Member

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    With that better paint, without pay extra shipping and without pay extra money for a foreign figure?

    Well...Y-E-S! :thumbs2: 
     
  7. Valkysas

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    Well, the kids that make up 80-90% of the Transformer fanbase don't.
     
  8. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Fixed that for ya! =P
     
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    They can have them. At least for Jazz and Tracks. For my collection's definitive updates to these two characters, only the best available mass releases will do.

    Do it with style or don't bother doing it.
     
  10. terry981

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    I don't mind paying extra for some figures. Besides, in the long run its actually the Takara Tomy releases that are worth more money.
     
  11. Wollstone

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    If I had to pay $25 for a deluxe, then I wouldn't be collecting.
     
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    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator News Staff

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    ^ 2nded. I love the Takara paint apps so much more than Hasbro's colored plastics. Even when Hasbro does add paint, they don't seem to get it right. Case in point, I just had a student that is living in Tokyo pick up a ROTF Sidearm Sideswipe and I love it. It is much better than the Hasbro version. The definitive example would be Buster Prime. That figure is to me the gold standard of paint apps vs. colored plastics. Paint took an already amazing figure and turned it into a true masterpiece.
     
  13. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Retailers buy deluxes from Hasbro for $5 give or take. It's only logical that they are unable to release them with additional paint/chrome/tampos. I'm just happy to have the quality we get from Hasbro for less than $10.
     
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    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    Exactly.

    I'm very happy that quite a few people are supporting TakTom as much Hasbro. TT does some great work, and it's nice that they get support from the fanbase around the world. But as it stands, Hasbro will never be able to do what TakTom does without increasing the price. And as we have already been told, the collector fanbase bearly does a dent into their financial plan. We need to have kids and their parents able to keep the line afloat. As collectors, we will never be able to do that on our own.
     
  15. Nightrain

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    Enthusiastic co-sign! Besides, that is what they used to roughly cost in the 80s when adjusted for inflation.
     
  16. QmTablit

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    Beating a dead horse here, but my collection is made up nearly entirely of the Henkei line. I don't mind one bit about paying the price I pay for these figures. Then again, I'm buying a product meant specifically for my demographic - man-children who still buy toys with 80's style paint decoes often with chrome.

    Yeah, Hasbro can't put out the figures as TakaraTomy does. It's just not sound economics. #1 Rule is that parents are cheap.
     
  17. DarkEyes

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    Actually they cant even pay for Hasbro deluxes, just their parents in the same way that Japanese parents pay 25$ for Deluxes.
     
  18. starsaber888

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    yes sir! just seen the new TakTom WFC figures today...they do look a lot nicer than Hasbro's offerings....
     
  19. DarkEyes

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    The thing of "$25 for deluxes" is funny when you see the prices of on line stores and the shipping, yea thats really more than $25 and of course I prefer to pay only $25 :lol 
     
  20. MegaHavok

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    You know some us actually do prefer the hasbro releases, it's all of matter of taste guys
     

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