Hasbro Masterpiece MP-08 Bumblebee is out!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by StarscreamX, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. megatroptimus

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    I'm starting to think the Canadian price for this figure is an error that never got corrected.
     
  2. ar78

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    That box is hilariously tiny. $65 is kind of insane for that figure. I do like it but it isn't worth $65. The engineering and transformation barely comes close to a $9 Revenge of the Fallen deluxe. ROTF Skids makes MP Bumblebee look like a legends class toy. MP Bumblebee should really be $35 with Exosuit Spike. That would be fair.

    The MP Starscream at Toys r Us for $55 was the deal of a lifetime if you think $65 for Bumblebee is fair.
     
  3. GizmoTron

    GizmoTron Roobaticon Commander

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    I agree that $65 seems high, but to say it's not up to ROTF deluxe standards is silly, a lot of those deluxes were terrible, especially Skids.
     
  4. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Big fat pass for that price.
     
  5. Scypris

    Scypris PFP art made by u/EI_Kalku

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    Just waiting on Wheeljack so they can (hopefully) make his paint scheme more accurate to the G1 toon/toy
     
  6. steam235

    steam235 Well-Known Member

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    See any of those RID Starscreams there? Havana Crossing?
     
  7. Shin-Gouki

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    Found him a couple of days ago here in Cincinnati
     
  8. MartyFeeb

    MartyFeeb Wait... it's a bug?!

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    +1. The price is stupid.

    (MP SS sold for $65, by the way; not $55)

    There's so many of these out right now, I'm thinking a big clearance eventually. I'd pick up a Hasbro copy at around $40ish - there's too much HM goodness out right now for me to spring for this. Not only is the Takara one out by months/years before this, but it's also cheaper at a lot of places. I really just want a second Exo Spike, too, ironically... but not $65 want! :rolleyes2 
     
  9. BadEugoogolizer

    BadEugoogolizer Male Modeltron

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    Spotted a pair in the Hawthorne, California store. Also laughed at how small the box was. So tiny
     
  10. matmurdock

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    I ordered him from TRU online. And yeah the price is a bit much but it is still less than getting the Takara from Big Bad. He is a rather fun figure and I am glad I added him to the collection. I am need to grab Wheeljack sometime.
     
  11. peaces

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    there was a 20% coupon for everyone at the time mp ss was released so he came out to $55 after tax
     
  12. Mirimus

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    I saw this today...good on them for not wasting space with the packaging (because it's tiny), but I cannot justify spending that much for what amounts to a deluxe class toy.
     
  13. XXLMagnus

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    Damn just got him in the mail ... Paint defects abound and worst part is the spare tire absolutely will not stay on his back .... Anybody else have this issue and what fixes are avail w/o messing up the paint on the back?
     
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    When Prowl came out, people complained that the box was too big. So Hasbro listened and made the box smaller. Now people are still complaining about the box size. :lol 
     
  15. daddytron

    daddytron Made of too much clear plastic

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    Found one in Vegas... The differences are pretty minuscule. The most important non difference is the yellow hasn't changed. That's been said before but I was hoping it wasn't true. :( 
     
  16. Mumble-bee

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    OK, I picked this up because a) it's extremely rare for me to ever see Masterpiece figures b) it's the first time there's been a Masterpiece I wanted *and* I saw it in the store. I hated the price. after seeing some posts here about color and the price to import, and then checking Amazon, it's going back, I'm gonna get the Takara G2 'bee for $50 instead. Thanks guys.
     
  17. Nighthawkblack

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    Finally opened this guy so here are my first impressions. ( yes, I know he has been out for a long time:) ) I was thinking he was bigger from photos but when I opened the box I was surprised by the size. I really love this one, the transformation was so easy and both modes look great. I had him in bot mode in our bedroom and told my son I had a surprise. As soon as he saw him he said "Dad, turn car?" I was shocked, he is 2 and a half. I had only opened the hasbro version without him in the room and had it in bot mode with no box so he made that connection from just seeing the Takara box a few times from the side, where it only shows the car mode. I was impressed but not as impressed as with this figure :eek: . Hats off to the designer, if you don't own one, get one, you are missing out.
     
  18. Automorpher

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    Tell me about it.

    The Hasbro MP Bluestreak is almost USD $110 in my country where TakaTom's version is not even USD $59. (And that pricing includes a Amazon launcher together with the Collector Coin)

    And some folks don't understand just why we wouldn't support/buy from Hasbro.

    I wish Hasbro the best of luck in selling these...I really do.
     
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  19. RKillian

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    I like the G2 version if only for the fact that he doesn't have the Autobot symbol on his foot. That always looked weird to me.
     
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    Even if this figure went for $60 Candian, it'd be $30 too much. I honestly can't see these ever selling, but I know they will.
     
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