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Masterpiece Optimus Prime sighted in Hong Kong

Posted on 08-03-2012 at 12:24 PM by Secretcode under Transformers Masterpiece
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The upcoming Toys R Us Exclusive Masterpiece Optimus Prime from Hasbro has recently been sighted in Hong Kong by TFW2005 Member Star Saber. Could a U.S. sighting be far behind, or is it coming sooner than anticipated? Be sure to keep it TFW2005 for the latest sightings, and remember to share your own sightings with your fellow fans through our Sightings Sub-Forum.
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Stepper
How much will it be if convert to US dollar?
Megatron31
That's a huge display for a mp fig

I'm really starting to think it looks a little better than the Takara version
opt1musaber
^^ around $135 and that's a lot of primes...FUCK, hurry up and arrive here goddamnit!
nemesisconvoy
With this new info, we should bebin to see him filter into the US by the end of the month!! WOO, and might I add a hearty, HOO !!!
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Stepper View Post
How much will it be if convert to US dollar?
About $140

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Originally Posted by Megatron31 View Post
That's a huge display for a mp fig

I'm really starting to think it looks a little better than the Takara version
I know! I heard they released it so I was looking around at the shelves, thinking, where the heck are they, hope they haven't sold out yet and then turning out into the main aisle..BAM..there it was, a huge pile of MPs!

Anyway, if anyone wants pictures of a particular section of the packaging, I'd be happy to post them.
Shockwave9227
You gotta be kidding me, this'll probably hit the U.S in a month or two. I still gotta buy other stuff!
Kimmer
I doubt we'll get 30-40 in my state lol. Someone wanna buy me a ticket to HK?
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by Kimmer View Post
I doubt we'll get 30-40 in my state lol. Someone wanna buy me a ticket to HK?
In fairness though, as far as I know, this TRU branch is one of their most popular ones. Located in a popular tourist as well as local shopping area. Also, I dunno, but you can probably have one shipped cheaper Patience though, since the US will be getting it at a much lower price.
zy80
Thanks for the heads-up! I read on AC-Toys ( I can't access AC-Toys now) that there is a QC issues with regards to his gray part of his headpiece (a slight chip) above his eyes. Apparently there are two batches: 1 batch made in China while the other made in Vietnam, and his was made in China. Any issues with yours? thanks again Intending to get mine as well when it hits my country too
opt1musaber
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Originally Posted by zy80 View Post
Thanks for the heads-up! I read on AC-Toys ( I can't access AC-Toys now) that there were some QC issues with regards to his gray part of his headpiece (a slight chip) above his eyes. Apparently there are two batches: 1 batch made in China while the other made in Vietnam, and his was made in China. Any issues with yours? thanks again
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Star Saber
Ultra Magnus. It is to you, old friend, that I shall pass the Matrix of Leadership, as it was... passed to me.



Couldn't resist back to the topic at hand though.

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Originally Posted by zy80 View Post
Thanks for the heads-up! I read on AC-Toys ( I can't access AC-Toys now) that there is a QC issues with regards to his gray part of his headpiece (a slight chip) above his eyes. Apparently there are two batches: 1 batch made in China while the other made in Vietnam, and his was made in China. Any issues with yours? thanks again Intending to get mine as well when it hits my country too
Doesn't seem to have any issues as you can see from the pic.
opt1musaber
^That is one of the nicest G1 Prime heads I've seen in a long time. Hasbro did it right for once! The blue color head + eye color really is spot on to cartoon. Love it!
zy80
Thanks Star Saber! Hopefully the ones that hit Singapore will be the good quality ones too

If I can access the link for the QC issues on AC-Toys, I will post it here too, just for information...

EDIT: the only picture I could find (seems that it was made in vietnam for this one)
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by opt1musaber View Post
^That is one of the nicest G1 Prime heads I've seen in a long time. Hasbro did it right for once! The blue color head + eye color really is spot on to cartoon. Love it!
I know right? It's quite awesome! The proportions of this one compared to MP1 also gives it a more heroic look. If there's one thing I wish they could have done better, it's the gray plastic on the legs, wished it looked more metallic, like they did the faceplate.

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Originally Posted by zy80 View Post
Thanks Star Saber! Hopefully the ones that hit Singapore will be the good quality ones too

If I can access the link for the QC issues on AC-Toys, I will post it here too, just for information...
You're welcome This is actually my first news post (news credit? ) Never seem to be at the right place/right time until yesterday.

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EDIT: the only picture I could find (seems that it was made in vietnam for this one)
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attach...1&d=1343961815
Ouch, that's a nasty dent. I'm a stickler for those sort of things though, made sure to look mine over a couple of times, before I went to the checkout counter Looked over a couple of others too, didn't seem to have any problems.
REMINATOR
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Ultra Magnus. It is to you, old friend, that I shall pass the Matrix of Leadership, as it was... passed to me.

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Couldn't resist back to the topic at hand though.
Damn, for a second I got surprise until you said couldn't resist. I knew it was too good to be true. Oh well, still waiting for my boy to get released some days, LOL. Back on Hasbro Prime, wow, that thing is marvelous! I really want one, but with a limited of space....hm, what to do....
Stepper
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About $140



I know! I heard they released it so I was looking around at the shelves, thinking, where the heck are they, hope they haven't sold out yet and then turning out into the main aisle..BAM..there it was, a huge pile of MPs!

Anyway, if anyone wants pictures of a particular section of the packaging, I'd be happy to post them.
You should have taken a pic of the huge pile of MP Optimus Prime so that we can drool over it,haha
crazygalvatron
Man it looks nice! The eyes being painted blue just bring so much more life to the figure.
I ordered one from Hong Kong earlier in the week. Just checked the tracking details and it has arrived in the country, should see it Monday Man I hope mine doesn't have that QC problem otherwise I will be mighty pissed!
Sai
Really really like the head on this Prime,he shall be mine soon!
miscreant
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. Noticed this might not be the exact US box, since it has Hasbro Australia printed at the bottom. Also, made in Vietnam? Wow, didn't realize Hasbro was making toys in Vietnam and not in China already.
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Hasbro Australia info on a box is nothing new, or even that uncommon, even SDCC Cliffjumper has Hasbro Australia info on the box.

As recently as FOC Wave 1, Hasbro are still using Chinese factories.
Cyberverse figures all appear to be made in Vietnam these days.
Star Saber
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Hasbro Australia info on a box is nothing new, or even that uncommon, even SDCC Cliffjumper has Hasbro Australia info on the box.

As recently as FOC Wave 1, Hasbro are still using Chinese factories.
Cyberverse figures all appear to be made in Vietnam these days.
Ah, ok, never really noticed that before. Wonder if it's an indication it's for release outside of SDCC, similar to some previous TF toys which made their way to Asia.
Stepper
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Man it looks nice! The eyes being painted blue just bring so much more life to the figure.
I ordered one from Hong Kong earlier in the week. Just checked the tracking details and it has arrived in the country, should see it Monday Man I hope mine doesn't have that QC problem otherwise I will be mighty pissed!
Yah man,the blue eyes really tempted me to get the Hasbro version.
Movie PRIME
I really hate waiting for him to show up!
ahro23
Awesome to hear! Hopefully we'll get a bunch stateside too
Ultra BuckNutz
Well I'm hoping that he still stays at the $100 price point we were told, but even if he comes in at $140 I'm buying the fuck out of him (Just don't let Hasbro know that they can pretty much gouge me all they want and I'm gonna buy it).
transfan681
just in time for my b-day tommarow.....
HnH
Can i get someone to help me out and buy this for me?...and then get it shipped to me in the Netherlands???


please help me out????
protostar8
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Originally Posted by zy80 View Post
Thanks Star Saber! Hopefully the ones that hit Singapore will be the good quality ones too

If I can access the link for the QC issues on AC-Toys, I will post it here too, just for information...

EDIT: the only picture I could find (seems that it was made in vietnam for this one)
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attach...1&d=1343961815
Hopefully the US release isn't the defective batch.
Timesynch
Nice. Will definitely try to pick one up for bot mode (I'll keep MP-10 Convoy in truck mode).
madman1366
After seeing the g1 Optimus in FoC I can't help but think that the MP could come out around the same day as the video game does. That was the feeling I had, and I'm going to stick with it.
EightiesKid
I am thinking this will hit anytime, release dates are hard to predict. I love the packaging! Nice display. I continue to be amazed that hasbro got the price down from 250 to 100. I will have to wait until i have it hand to comPare with my MP 10. Glad that this is at a prIce where most collectors can afford it. Every tranformers fan should own this toy, he is THAT cool!
FanTransformers
So badass.....A must buy
Galvatron Rage
$1099 dollars??? Screw that!



Oh - thanks for the heads up on the headpiece defect, zy80! That dent/nick would seriously annoy me, so I'll be looking for that.
Bubbah
Man, I'm loving this guy! I can't wait for him to hit the US, although Vegas TRUs stink and usually only get a case or 2, so he'll be heavily scalped here.
1031Prime
$1,099 is more expensive than we expected.

Star Saber -- do you foresee the stock sold out in the next two weeks?
My wife is in HK right now and if the risk is high I'll ask her to pick one up earlier.

Hopefully people who want this already got the Japanese version.
Thanks.
magick
Huh. I just checked the same spot on my Takara MP 10 and noticed what appears to be a flattened spot on the side of the head vent where that chip is. Mine doesn't have the chip, but I'm not curious what's going on with the mold they use. It almost looks like the mold might have been repaired or altered. It's only on that side though.
Barnone2431
Gotta scoop this bad boy up. But i thought it was going to be $100?
Rijie78
Well. Never thought I'd be tempted by a Hasbro version of an MP over a Takara one, but where I wasn't fussed enough to fork out for the MP10 Convoy, I think I'll be after one of these. Really, really looks good, none of the expected fumbling of the ball here (i.e. short smokestacks, rubbish/severely lacking paint etc). Look forward to standing this next to MP1 Convoy.

Round of applause to the Hasbro team!
@l3x
Can't wait to pick this up, and then immediately sell off everything except for the main figure, rifle, and axe. Shouldn't be too expensive that way
AutoBobby
Looking forward to dropping $100 on this bad boy.....finally something worth the money.
benclark1982
cant wait to pick one of these up. Next up Thundercracker to round out my seekers.
Acidophilus
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Looking forward to dropping $100 on this bad boy.....finally something worth the money.
I wasn't too interested at first, but the closer this thing gets, the more I want it.
HnH
same goes for me and i do not feel worried about paying a roughly 150 shipped for it
Snake_eyes1975
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Originally Posted by EightiesKid View Post
I am thinking this will hit anytime, release dates are hard to predict. I love the packaging! Nice display. I continue to be amazed that hasbro got the price down from 250 to 100. I will have to wait until i have it hand to comPare with my MP 10. Glad that this is at a prIce where most collectors can afford it. Every tranformers fan should own this toy, he is THAT cool!
Right on man. I like reading stuff like that, as oppossed to the "fuck you hasblo I paid $250 now dirtbags get to buy it at pennys for what I paid!"

This is one I will NOT miss. I may actually buy 2, one to open and one to keep in the box just because the packaging is THAT damn good.
CankleBreaker
You guys think it'll be for sale in Vietnam, where its produced???
Autovolt 127
Sweet. I hope this time I can get the chance to pick it up. I have had bad luck in getting Masterpieces in the past. This is one I do not intend to miss picking up.
Cadbane
Toys R us come on!
magick
Hmmm. Since this is the Optimus Prime, I wonder if TRU ordered more of this one than with previous masterpieces. I hope so. I do worry that Thundercracker will be hard to get.
HnH
jus wondering why hasbro is keeping the delay???
Bubbah
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jus wondering why hasbro is keeping the delay???
I don't mind the delay, but my biggest problem is just the lack of information at all. There's never been a real set time frame other than the SSDC tag saying "July '12". Hasbro has just been really quiet about getting out any sort of real information out lately.

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