Amazon Japan exclusive accessories for MP Prowl/Streak confirmed:

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by BenjaminXavier, Mar 21, 2013.

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  1. primetime77

    primetime77 Well-Known Member

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    lol double dipping just to get a full set AND its ane exclusive? no thanks.

    DR. WU or other 3rd party guy.... WE NEED YOU! obnoxious stuff like this is reason 3rd parties will get love from fans.


    **EDIT** oh and btw bluestreak's launchers should be red....so theses are really just prowl's launchers.
     
  2. primetime77

    primetime77 Well-Known Member

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    i don't believe that for one second. even at 5800 yes MSRP, there is a HEALTHY margin for manufacturers and retailers on making toys like this. i do think maybe it is pushing the limit as for maintaining that healthy margin.
     
  3. Greenspan

    Greenspan Monetary Maestro

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    bad idea

    Everybody's doing exclusive this and that nowadays. The gaming industry is the worst and they're shooting themselves in the foot.

    It's the same with convention exclusives. San Diego comic-con ones are super difficult to get (any company, not just TFs) and more than often those who can't make it there have to pay ridiculous scalper prices on the secondary market.

    How about offering the possibility of paying for those exclusives or extras parts ? Those who don't care save money and those who want them pay for it. In the end everybody wins. I'm sure companies would make more money this way than by offering them through conventions or exclusive deals.

    How many TFs fans, right now, would like to buy a Hasbro MP-10 Optimus Prime ? My guess is a LOT (judging by the amazon UK short lived frenzy). But by making it Toys R Us exclusive it was rare to begin with and now its almost 3 times it's original retail price on the secondary market.

    The industry needs to rethink hard about what and how their customers what to buy their products. Heck, most of the time people want to pay for these things, why make them super hard to get ? Is something rare even matters to most of us ? Many are buying TFs not for the rarity factor but just because the character or mold is cool.

    My guess is that 3D scanning and printing will oblige many companies, especially toy companies, to rethink about all of this. Just as mp3's forced the music industry to change.

    Soon enough will be able to scan something and have it printed in a couple of minutes.

    Who's going to pay for pile drivers and rocket launchers then ?

    Godspeed
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  4. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I like it! The shoulder cannons do look more substantial than the ones we saw previously, and the ability to wield them in vehicle mode reminds of the Stunticons and such. Shame about the double dipping fiasco though.
     
  5. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, There Is No Impossible

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    why is it so hard just to make rockets you can peg into the pre-existing cannons that are already a part of each figure?
     
  6. cryotek

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    Looks neat but I'll wait for a 3rd party version.
     
  7. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    We will just have to wait 3 or 4 months after release so he can copy them, hopefully in diecast like the Lambor pile drivers.

    I have no doubt in my mind this will happen.
     
  8. gawddammit

    gawddammit Rocketchoochoo

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    Well, guess who won't be ordering the amazon version? This guy.
     
  9. Rikerwota

    Rikerwota Well-Known Member

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    WTF is this bull****? : /
     
  10. madhatprime

    madhatprime Call me: Ghostprime

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    They look..... okay... Wrong colors though. Prowl's should be white, and Bluestreak has grey/silver ones.... Not a worthy design on these... Kinda disappointed in the overall design of the launchers on these releases. Not that it is going to make me cancel my Pre-orders...
     
  11. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    easy pass
     
  12. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Oh no he's got to go! go go my budget!

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    I got to agree only offer one launcher each is a fail. I'll be fine with the screen accurate launchers that come with the figures.
     
  13. butz

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    I'd rather stick with the cartoon style guns on Bluestreak- they appear to fold away as part of the transformation (rather than peg on and detach) and if they were going for toy accurate they should be red on Bluestreak anyways.
     
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    As it has been said, pretty ridiculous. They seem like a cool feature that should have been included stock, but not worth the extra price nor the necessity to buy both only to have the ability to equip only one of them with this look.

    Seems to be having the opposite affect on the fanbase...a miss on Amazon/Takara's part.
     
  15. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Is EA running Takara or what? As much as MPs cost, this stuff should be included.
     
  16. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    prowls are grey, bluestreak's red and smokescreen's white

    i wouldn't have minded a set with mine, but i'll end up getting the inevitable 3rd party release
     
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    shogun221 timewaster extraordinaire

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    Packaging only one launcher per figure is a serious blow to those of us interested in fully equipping both Prowl and Bluestreak; What do they expect us to do, buy two of each figure?! I would have spent a bit extra to nab 2 sets of toy-accurate launchers, but the offer Takara/Amazon has on the table is a shade offensive. Will wait for a 3rd party solution.

    Also, if these are missile launchers, why do they have muzzles?
     
  18. lazerface

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    Do Prowl and Blestreak have different head sculpts?

    It looks like it. I like Bluestreak the most overall, but that Prowl head looks better.
     
  19. CVprowl

    CVprowl Done

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    hastak can suck it. every time they pull a stunt like this they just make the 3rd party companies look better and better. its not hard to out class hasbro nowadays...

    ill wait and see what dr. wu comes up with.
     
  20. GeekVariety

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    Seriously!

    Preorder now to get the bonus thing that should have been included in the first place....this is super retarded!
     
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