Generations Selects Star Convoy & teaser of possible Super Megatron & Snaptrap figures

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Paladin, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Bob Schoonover

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    I think until a Takara Selects figure ends up not getting a Pulse preorder, we should assume they'll appear there. I'm generally not the type to say "Sample size of 1, let's extrapolate," but I can't imagine a successful conception of Pulse and the Hasbro/Takara brand alignment that doesn't result in Hasbro trying to be the place for TF brand imports.
     
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    this. star convoy and the masterpieces like hound and blackarachnia at least show that hasbro is making attempts to import the takara exclusive figures for direct sales
     
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    Does Hasbro make anything off importing TT' product? Aside becoming the main source for Transformers US, Japanese alike...
     
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    so far they dont seem to be making much if any profit (granted ive only paid attention to star convoy who is priced the same as takara prices him without any markup, unlike other sites like bbts which are charging $15 more)
     
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    I'm sure they make a bit - their shipping situation is way different than BBTS, etc., just in terms of sheer scale of the number of toys coming over, plus I'm sure Hasbro isn't paying retail price for the figures. Also, if they really intend to get Hasbro Pulse Premium off the ground, they have to offer things like access to Takara exclusives to keep people interested.
     
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    So far all of their Takara stuff has been via import. So it's possible they're a middle man. Collecting orders for Takara and simply serving as the conduit to get them from A to B.

    And as others have pointed out, it's possible in the long run they make stuff like that exclusive to Premium.
     
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    I hadn't looked in to Pulse Premium, about what would that run someone?
     
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    Most of the people who have it I assume got it for free by ordering something when Pulse first opened. To get it now would be about $50.
     
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    Bear in mind, currently the only real benefits have been free shipping and the chance to reserve a spot in line at sdcc. Many are hoping for more perks, but hasbro has been slow to add them
     
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    Yes. Unless something changes, I would not recommend signing up for Premium at the moment.

    While the free shipping and Takara-direct pricing on stuff is nice, you'd need buy quite a bit to make up for the $50 expense. (Though I did just get a $5 coupon that I'm absolutely saving for when a ton of stuff drops in July.)
     
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    If it is as big as Predaking, then I would be skipping TFC Poseidon for this one
     
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    Snaptrap/Turtler is a Hun-gurrr retool, and the one limb shown is also a Terrorcon retool, so it will be standard combiner sized, not Titan sized like Devastator or Predaking.
     
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    Oh, thanks for the clarification. Did not notice that part :D