JURASSIC WORLD COLLABORATION

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by optimusbee, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. Illiterate Scholar

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    Oh crap, really? I forgot where I saw the price. Maybe I'm going crazy.
     
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    My car situation while trying to maintain a budget for Transformers.
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    bet you 50$ when the reviewers get it they'll talk about the chest and backpack transforming like hound. The legs, doors and arms are different but the main body is 100% started with hound and heavy retooled it like how they took onslaught and retooled it big time into ecto 1
     
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    They look nice!
     
     
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  5. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    Leader msrp is currently $52.99, not $44.99 and JP93 is somewhere between deluxe ($22.99) and voyager ($31.99). Assuming voyager for arguments sake, that's $84.98. In addition, most collabs have a roughly $10 markup to account for any tooling changes and licensing. So technically there should be a $10 markup for the T-Rex (Jurassic Park license) and $20 for the Ford Explorer (Jurassic Park and Ford) bringing that total to $114.98. You could argue that there's nothing inherently Jurassic Park about the T-Rex, so go ahead and subtract the $10 upcharge for it's license fee and it comes out to $104.98 which is only a single penny less than msrp of $104.99

    Ectotron was not retooled from Onslaught, it uses the same thighs and biceps and that's pretty much it. And reviewers can think what they want, it doesn't mean they're right.
     
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  6. legotron123

    legotron123 Child of Primus

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  7. Mercutio

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    Hasbro's cocaine must have been laced with some strong stuff when they decided the Canadian price of this should be $155. That's ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS... for a leader and a deluxe. How about no.

    FansToys-level pricing madness aside, that Ford Explorer looks great! Excellent job on the alt mode, and a charming old-school transformation and bot design. Almost looks like a modern take on something out of G2! Which makes sense, I suppose, considering that's when the JP movie was released. Bless those psychedelic 90's colours.

    So... anyone want just the T-Rex, haha? I just want that tour car!
     
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    Why do people keep saying this is a deluxe? It's easily a voyager comparable to Kingdom Optimus Primal.
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  9. Doodlebliss

    Doodlebliss Hardly in disguise, Maybe more than meets the eye?

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    I am in love. These are awesome.. 
     
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  10. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    "Basic math" implies you can show your work -- which nobody can. These justifications are frustrating because people just whip out numbers from thin air, inventing rules that don't apply to the rest of the brand, and somehow concluding we're actually paying less than we should. And for all we know the actual MSRP for this set is much cheaper, that this is a case of algorithm dickery or whatever's been affecting recent exclusives that are being sold for higher prices than we were told (Skywarp & Sideswipe, Beast Wars reissues, Afterlife Ectrotron, Hotlink...).


    I miss when multipacks cost less than the sum of their parts. Y'know, a discount, because there's enough of a profit margin already so they can afford to knock a few bucks off. *sigh*
     
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    i love it!
     
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  12. Gepard

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    Because, as people here are usually very, very quick to point out, "deluxe" and "voyager" refer to price points and not size. Which is the general defense for shrimpy deluxes like Cliffjumper or undersized voyagers like Primal.

    In fact, you even said as much in the SG Goldbug thread:

    Seems rather unfair, then, to call JP93 a Voyager based on comparisons of size when he has ball-joint elbows, cavernous thighs, and a transformation scheme cribbed from several different deluxe figures.
     
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    Leader msrp is currently $52.99, not $44.99 and JP93 is somewhere between deluxe ($22.99) and voyager ($31.99). Assuming voyager for arguments sake, that's $84.98. In addition, most collabs have a roughly $10 markup to account for any tooling changes and licensing. So technically there should be a $10 markup for the T-Rex (Jurassic Park license) and $20 for the Ford Explorer (Jurassic Park and Ford) bringing that total to $114.98. You could argue that there's nothing inherently Jurassic Park about the T-Rex, so go ahead and subtract the $10 upcharge for it's license fee and it comes out to $104.98 which is only a single penny less than msrp of $104.99

    "Cavernous thighs" exist on all price points, or are you ignoring those on the leader t-rex mold? You're correct that size doesn't equal price point exactly, however there is a limit to it. Optimus Primal is the smallest voyager we have, and he's about as tall as the tallest deluxe in wfc. JP39 looks to be larger than Optimus Primal, which places him firmly as a voyager.
     
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    That\'s what I thought. Remold of Kingdom Megatron and one of the cars.
     
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    sorry, without the upcharge they can't afford to change the price stickers at target. you know how it is, yanno, anyway here's our awesome #transformertuesday reveal!
     
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    Looks like they went with a Dr. Allen Grant inspired head sculpt, right down to the hat.
     
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    My Name is Dave..And Im a sucker for Crossovers.

    I have them all. Im the biggest hypocrite ever. I used to say I hated them, But something changed and Now I went back and own them all.

    This is an easy buy for me. Everything looks great. Ill toss my money in so they keep putting out these cheesy things I love so much.
     
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  18. Gee Won 1984

    Gee Won 1984 Scottish, and pants free!

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    That's a weird fetish

    Edit: ^is what I first thought.

    Then I remembered the goat getting eaten. Good one, clever.
     
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  19. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1

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    since they seem intent on exploiting their connection with Universal Studios (the TF ride, the Back to the Future crossover and potential Universal Monsters Dracula crossover coming)...I am crossing fingers for more stuff like a JAWS made out of Cybershark/Sky-Byte, a Battlestar Galactica Viper out of the tetrajet mold and the ultimate would be the glamour tram tour vehicle from Hollywood's Studio Tour
     
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    Clever girl.
     
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