GigaPower Grimlock

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by oku, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    I've seen very similar listed listings across a few sellers. The throne is still 4xx yuan so at least $80 and then postage. Not sure if it's included i.e. free? That's how I understood your post though, might've gotten it wrong too
     
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    According to the post it is included for free just like the flame accessories.
     
  3. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Screenshot_20190704-073012_Chrome.jpg
    I don't see it...the only difference I see is flame / no flame
     
  4. ChromeMagnus

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    Here's where I saw it. Unless it means something else.
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  5. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    I read that as the overarching product description for the three items. Blah blah blah.... 'metallic / chrome / throne', if it was in English.

    Seeing as there's only the painted (metallic) version for pre order I assume they sold out, or don't have any of the other 2 for pre orders.
     
  6. Ichibaru

    Ichibaru Supreme Commander of Pork

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    I don't think the throne is for free. The post seems to go through and explain 3 separate products. Metal version / Chrome version / Throne

    You guys already have translations/screen caps of the Metal and Chrome version descriptions... the last part I ran through Google translate...

    Steel lock throne
    The product is designed for original copyright, exclusive HQ01 custom throne, resin full-painted finished products.

    The backrest of the throne is a laser shield. It can be disassembled and assembled with HQ01. This throne can accommodate HQ01 weapon accessories and has no photoelectric function.

    Includes: Throne body x1


    Booking Information: 10 yuan for deposit, non-commodity prices, excluding shipping, please note! The deposit is only used for booking this item. It is not refundable and cannot be exchanged for other items. It is not used at any price and will not be refunded in the middle. The deposit needs to be confirmed first, and the goods will be delivered after the arrival of the goods. Please read the store reservation instructions and then place an order, thank you for your understanding!

    Manufacturer's guide price:
    Metal paint version 790 yuan (booking discount)
    Electroplated lacquer version 790 yuan (booking discount)
    Throne Estimated 4XX yuan (non-committed price, for reference only, reservations are available, the number is small, while stocks last.)

    Estimated time to market:
    Metallic lacquer version: March 2019
    Electroplated lacquer version: December 2018
    Throne: December 2018 (for reference only, the final release date is subject to actual conditions)
     
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  7. AliasAngelAlias

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    Been buying my Gigapower from Bababobo00712 for a long time and suddenly he just Don't Know Anything anymore... What's the matter with him?

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    Seems odd and it certainly looks to be the chrome version since he uses the "alloy plating" verbiage as you pointed out. Worse case is email him again. This time just say something along the lines of "Hey, sorry to bother you again. Is this listing for the alloy plating Superator with the chrome parts?" Maybe include a pic too? Don't mention the non chrome one at all. It could be a translation issue. I haven't had issues with him when I needed parts but I've seen his listings also be inaccurate too so I don't blame you for asking.

    Hopefully you get your answer but Show Z has it cheaper by the way. Had I not gotten the ebay 10% discount plus the 7% from Baba, I wouldn't of even bothered buying it from him and went the other route. Plus, you only put a couple of dollars down vs the entire payment, if that matters or not.
     
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    Chrome FT Dinos for bot mode and Metallic GP Dinos for alt mode, that's how I roll....
     
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    630509 RuptureFarms dismembers

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    I don't know but when he still had Maverick in stock, I emailed to ask him if it would be going back on sale again. He responded saying sorry and that it would not be going back on sale. Approximately 7-8 hours later, he put Maverick on sale again.
     
  11. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd assume that it's the chrome version simply because that comes out first. Metallic is always a couple of months later.
     
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  12. ChromeMagnus

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    Based on the listing title that version of GP Superator that you're inquiring about is the standard metallic version and not the chrome version. The chrome version of GP dinos has "R" at the end of the product number.
    So the chrome version is HQ-01R.
    The regular metallic version is HQ-01 (the one you're asking about). So baba's listing is correct.

    The metallic versions (not the chrome versions) come with the flame sword/breath effects accessories.

    It took me some time to figure this out. To be honest, GP made things confusing by calling the standard, non-chrome versions "metallic" to begin with. They should have left the word "metallic" out.
     
  13. AliasAngelAlias

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    wow checkout the original msrp

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    Also... No Tariffs on Toys made in China too!

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    I wonder if companies are still trying to capitalize on us?
     
  14. ChromeMagnus

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    That's pretty much what the price is on Taobao before shipping.
    Taobao is best place to buy GP dinos for the lowest price. Same with larger than carbot sized FT items, including FT dinos.
     
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  15. 630509

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    Where are you trying to go with all of that? The Gigapower Dinobots are huge, so shipping can't be cheap. American retailers are always like shipping costs plus $20-$30 more than Chinese prices. It's the price you pay for not having to wait on long international shipping times and having an easier time dealing with any issues the figure might have. I don't think anyone is taking advantage of anyone here.
     
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    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    Any updates on the release date?

    I know they estimated July... but... o_O 
     
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    I've been scaling back my collecting (literally and figuratively) but these GP dinobots are something I'm going to have to look into. Off to google...
     
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    Baba's reply seems to give reason that your right but he also used "alloy plating" in that listing too,which matches the other figures he has with chrome. Very confusing no doubt.

    I will add though, I would never go by accessories when it comes to Giga's products and its better to ask. I'm sure you've seen some posts asking if the throne is included or not, as well as with Gutter, as I'm sure with Grassor, where sellers are still using old stock photos with flame effects that were omitted on reissues. Some state they aren't included but you be surprise how many I found that didn't. Giga's box photos still showed them too and if I wasn't for forums, I would've assumed they were missing.

    The product labeling doesn't help for sure but altering chrome 1st, metallic 2nd, and vice versa just makes things even more confusing.
     
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    I wish Baba would just list the item HQ-01 and HQ-01R that would make things so much easier. It would be a huge bummer to get the wrong version once it finally arrived.
     
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  20. ChromeMagnus

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    Chinese sellers use terms like "alloy plating" which usually means regular silver paint which is what GP's "metallic" is.

    Baba did label it HQ-01.
    Pre-order Transformers TOY GP HQ-01 Superator G1 Grimlock Alloy plating Version | eBay
    See the pics from your post.