Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Nerdling, Jun 12, 2007.
Like Optimus? That way kids could tell it's really him.
Probably, though we won't know untill we see in package pictures of him. I'm hoping that they also go ahead and repaint him into T-cracker and Skywarp, because a Skywarp repaint would be the only way that I would buy this mold, lol.
Ever hear of a guy named MP-06?
Yes, but, I'd rather buy one here in the States if I could, and we haven't heard wether or not Hasbro will be releasing that one here in the States or not.
plus mp-06 isnt toon accurate either.... hes just kind of black with purple forearms
I've seen shots of him with silver, too, we haven't had really any good images to go on though.
I doubt Hasbro's going to be pushing 3 versions of a $60-$80 toy on us, if anything I would want them to do Starscream and Thundercracker, and Takara's releasing Skywarp so there's the trinity. If Hasbro pushed it with the mold too much by doing their own Skywarp first, the sales might not support ever getting a Thundercracker.
Toon accuracy isn't important to me, lol. I actually like the way he looks, even though we've only seen very pixelized pics so far.
i just think a repaint should be more than 3 colors.... especially a 90 $ repaint
It's cool that Hasbro is releasing a proper version of MP Starscream, but based on their notorious history of never finishing what they start, I'm not going to hold my breath for Skywarp & Thundercracker repaints. After what they pulled with the Alternators & Classics, I won't be surprised if we only get Starscream or just one additional repaint instead of all three.
I'd also be curious to know if they might have a deal in place with Takara which makes them wait until *after* Takara release their versions before they can do their own domestic (and properly colored) versions. Seems to me that if Hasbro announced ahead of time that they will definitely release SW & TC in animation accurate colors, it would completely kill the potential for Takara selling their "real life colored" versions to North American customers. I mean, for all the people that supposedly like MP-03, there are tons of others that don't, and I'm sure they would have waited for Hasbro's version if they knew it was coming out later.
I think kids are smart enough to see a plane labeled "Starscream" and recognize it as Starscream.
Actually, it might work better that way. After all, most kids would associate Starscream with his Armada, Energon, or Cybertron forms (and the movie by the time MP Starscream would come out), so the robot mode wouldn't look like anyone they recognized.
You may have something there. I like MP-03, however if I had known back in october that hasbro was going to release this, after they specifically said they did not have plans, I would have waited.
Being a Starscream collector, I feel obligated to purchase both.
I guess it is all about marketing tactics and strategy alignment. I just bought MP03, guess I will be buying the Hasbro anime accurate SS since I am a pawn of HasTaktomy business proposition / placement.
Regardless of how he's packaged, I hope the Hasbro version has a higher grade of plastic.
That is all
20th Anniversary Prime was only $65 at come retailers and he contained a lot of metal. There is no way Hasbro will put the MSRP of a much smaller toy that contains zero diecast in the same range. More than likely it'll be a leader class price point. Maybe supreme.
maybe he'll be packaged in gerwalk mode.
The report we saw said there was more die cast in this version of the figure and some retailers did release Prime at $65, then again I've seen them as high as $80 in stores and that was the more recent release with the display base. It'll be an expensive figure, and they still wont do more than one repaint of one that expensive.
Hasbro Screamer has sturdier plastic and more die-cast.
North American Skywarp? Don't count on it. We would have gotten a North American Magnus before that.
if i get this one it will be at TRU or target, wont pay a cent more than the store's markup
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