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Old 09-26-2012, 07:55 AM   #11
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I wonder how likely a Hasbro/US release of the same thing for $69.99-$99.99 at TRU would be?
About as sure as any Hasbro release of a Masterpiece has ever been.

Issue is what tapes they'd ship, how/at what price they'd ship them.
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About as sure as any Hasbro release of a Masterpiece has ever been.

Issue is what tapes they'd ship, how/at what price they'd ship them.
And how likely is that? With JP having 26 and the US having 9, I guess that would be "not likely?"

Why is the issue the tapes? Thats like... a small accessory. Elaborate please.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:03 AM   #13
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So $169 is what is what I am expected to pay then.

Seems fair enough. If I were to wait until 2014 to pull the trigger, it might be $250+...

I wonder how likely a Hasbro/US release of the same thing for $69.99-$99.99 at TRU would be?
People are split on that. Every MP Mold so far but Megatron's been available stateside a couple years after Japan... however, Hasbro has been really trying to avoid non-ambulatory alt-modes for a while.

Given that it's going to be a collector's item, it's possible that they won't care (they did just reissue Perceptor a couple years back). That said, they may not want to take the double risk of such a big-ticket item that has zero appeal to anyone but fans of the old show. Prime and Thundercracker, at least, could appeal to most anyone (jets are always cool and Prime is... Prime), and there's no one on this planet who doesn't think giant robotic dinosaurs with swords are awesome.

Comparatively, a cassette deck just isn't that exciting to most people.
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People are split on that. Every MP Mold so far but Megatron's been available stateside a couple years after Japan... however, Hasbro has been really trying to avoid non-ambulatory alt-modes for a while.

Given that it's going to be a collector's item, it's possible that they won't care (they did just reissue Perceptor a couple years back). That said, they may not want to take the double risk of such a big-ticket item that has zero appeal to anyone but fans of the old show. Prime and Thundercracker, at least, could appeal to most anyone (jets are always cool and Prime is... Prime), and there's no one on this planet who doesn't think giant robotic dinosaurs with swords are awesome.

Comparatively, a cassette deck just isn't that exciting to most people.
Either way, I am getting the MP-13, so I am set.

What about Japan makes them so much more likely to buy a Soundwave than us? Fascination with robots I guess? Origin of the show?
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Soundwave is pretty much the Jesus Christ of the MP line.




at least I hope he will be.
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Soundwave is pretty much the Jesus Christ of the MP line.




at least I hope he will be.
LOL!!! I agree. I think he is the coolest one yet.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:11 AM   #17
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When it comes out at TRU it will be $70, unless they jack the prices up for some reason
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When it comes out at TRU it will be $70, unless they jack the prices up for some reason
So you think it will then?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:17 AM   #19
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I wonder how likely a Hasbro/US release of the same thing for $69.99-$99.99 at TRU would be?
The $100 question, lol.

You ain't the only one wondering this - waiting paid off for MP Prime but people are wondering if the deco is going to be as good.
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The $100 question, lol.

You ain't the only one wondering this - waiting paid off for MP Prime but people are wondering if the deco is going to be as good.
The one that is coming out at TRU sometime soon?

I wonder if the prime will be as big as my 20th Edition?
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