KO POTP predaking

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by bacems, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. hanim8582

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    revert this part to your divebomb. and the divebomb one's insert to rampage. just unscrew the three screws.. 5 minute job.. walla.. there you go..
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    There's no helping that thing.



    On a side note, Divebomb went on the right in the cartoon. Doesnt bother me.
     
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    There is no proof, but I doubt the "unification" was for their benefit. They lost an entire product line to be a glorified distributor, a line that directly competed with Hasbro in the internet shopping age. Meanwhile Hasbro lost nothing.

    I'm not one of those "Takara does everything better" people, but they did try to improve everything Hasbro put out. Someone in Rhode Island saw that as encroaching on their sales.
     
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    regarding this. from what i heard, the unification wasn't specifically for hasbro benefit. it was takara's choice to avoid closing one of their department. y'see, last year, they invested a whole lot on pokemon franchise, to anticipate for the movie (the animation one, not ryan reynolds), expecting it would be a big boom. it didn't. the boom was far less than they expected, and instead of a massive profit, the pokemon department actually suffer from a loss. as a countermeasure, they have to cut down budget a lot on other departments to keep pokemon departments going. sadly, transformers is included in those departments, which means they cannot gives "upgrade" (extra paints, different molding, etc) to the mold like they used to. brand unification was then proposed, to cover up their screw up.
     
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    u switched the pegs?
     
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    Ok then. I’m in. Anyone got a reputable seller to grab the whole set from?
     
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    indeed
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    takaras benefit was cost saving. they are a business and were losing money. now instead of extra production runs they can just use the same production run as hasbro. less time for development and less time in the factories means more money in the bank account.
     
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    Love it!

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    I must've shoved his shoulder cannons in a random box when moving. They arent in my TF parts box.


    I never bought many Takara figures but, I did always like their coloring better. I dont know why Hasbro never goes for cartoon colors?

    A lot of their figures look like shit in comparison. Like TR Scourge.
     
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    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Check OMP Facebook page. Might be a typo but it's quoted as $54 AUD shipped. But their Facebook is $60ish AUD so might be a little cheaper. I'm thinking not by a whole lot though
     
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    About $75 to US.



    When I put mine together earlier, I noticed it looked like they left peg holes to make a back plate. Probably has side fillers incorporated.
     
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    Love this box art, I'd buy them again as the set just for the box, but shipping probably would cost an arm and a leg (I remember when I bought WJ OS KO Defensor without box - seller had to ship him in two packages to save on shipping :D ).

    I hoped my Steel Claw would arrive by today, but not going to happen :( . He "arrived at destination country" and will be delivered within 48 hours (weekend days not count, so I guess the Monday it is).
     
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    I kind of wish I waited for the boxed set, but this set has been pretty unprecedented. Only KFC Simba came out so quickly.

    Six months from “out of nowhere” start to finish is pretty impressive, and then straight to the boxed set? Awesome. It IS just a KO, but they made enough improvements on it, that I’m sure it wasn’t easy.
     
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    Out of curiosity, why?
     
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