Legacy Metroplex Reveal

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Apr 19, 2022.

  1. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Just say it’s $80 plus shipping from Germany.

    The whole runaround of questions and pointless rudeness would be avoided.
     
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  2. DecepticusPrime

    DecepticusPrime "Essential" Personnel

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    Yeah wasn't sure what the currency was for me to even try to convert to my USD. So had you just said the German Stroopwafel I'd have easily made the conversion myself
     
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  3. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

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    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the euro referred to as ‘bucks’ before. Bucks is pretty universal short hand for dollars. My first thought was “damn, for <$100 USD I’ll bite”.

    My disappointment was mild and fleeting, and my day continues unhindered.

    I should say, I’m not trying to bag on anyone here. But posting an announcement of a deal with the slang word for the currency used by the dominant demographic on that site, without including a link that would let people see they were talking about a different currency, then getting upset at people being confused? That’s a choice.
     
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  4. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Yeah the odd use of “bucks” for a European currency only added to the confusion.
     
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  5. Nemesisprime1975

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    Surely a link to where he was available online would've been easier lol and saved a lot of messing
     
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  6. Murasame

    Murasame 村雨

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    Stroopwafel is dutch, I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.

    You guys could've also just avoided your rudeness and just logged into the Amazon link like everyone else so that it shows your currency and shipping costs. I will just keep things for myself now if I see something for cheap.
     
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  7. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    There was no rudeness beyond the “the world doesn’t revolve around you” comment to a simple question about currency. :rolleyes: 
     
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    Anyway I hope those who want to get this are able to. Great update. We'll worth hunting one down.
     
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  9. DecepticusPrime

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    Because I don't know the name of the German currency(tho I admittedly could have googled) so yes I was being very smarmy calling it the stroopwafel which yes I know is dutch but It was the most ridiculous thing I thought of
     
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  10. Nemesisprime1975

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    German currency is the euro.

    It was the dettusche Marc but its the euro now
     
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    Oniconvoy The other black repaint

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    What a weird exchange.

    At any rate, thanks for letting us know about a good deal, @Murasame
     
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  12. Nemesisprime1975

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    Getting back to the figure he really is a great update and worth getting. Tight joints. Looks the business. Altmode is also massive.
     
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  13. PlanckEpoch

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    I gave it a thought with this thing still kind of available and I'm staying firm wiht my decision to skip this release. What truly burns me is that it doesn't come with a little buddy. Titans had always come with a little buddy or two...or were a group of buddies. But this Metroplex coming out in the age of Hasbro cost savings means that, without the value of a buddy, and not being G1, I can't bring myself to care. Even Nemesis, being G1, was hard to swallow. 200 bucks IS a lot of money to spend on one solitary figure.
     
  14. Nemesisprime1975

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    I'm surprised drillbit hasn't been released as a core release for him yet. I do agree that most of the previous Titans have had a mini bot with it but remember metroplex in 2013 only came with scamper, we never got six gun and slammer until after as deluxe releases.

    Omega got a tiny countdown figure and there was no one I can think of that could go with the nemesis but we did get 4 mini jets.
     
  15. NexMix

    NexMix Gives Cybertron too much credit

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    Yeah, if you don't care about the character I don't think this guy is for you
     
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  16. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking The world has moved on...we've always said.

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    When I stepped out of my Hasbro collector bubble, I began to realize 22 inch transforming robot toys are a bargain at $200.

    That said, any money spent on something you only kinda want is a wasted purchase so I think you made the right choice. I honestly wouldn't own it myself had I not had a massive amount of trade dollars with a local comic shop.
     
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  17. T-Hybrid

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    But compare Nemesis to the Ark. While he's "broader" in bot mode, he's got substantial visible hollow elements in his arms, legs, and chest. That was the price for getting Mainframe in the box.
     
  18. WishfulThinking

    WishfulThinking The world has moved on...we've always said.

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    Although, counterpoint, The Ark also cost less at retail. Some of that is inflation but some of it isn't.
     
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    I think that's fine. That stuff never significantly bothered me as I liked the play pattern having having two more more guys in the titan box. Especially acceptable since Mainframe turned into Teletraan-1 for the full sized bots to hang around with as well.

    Nemesis doesn't escape my criticism of not having a buddy figure to go along with her as well, but I'll give her a pass as she's G1 and the goddamn Nemesis. Having the Ark, it just feels criminal to not have Nemesis as well.

    Sure, no Slammer or Sixgun to go with Metroplex, but Scamper is still a pretty awesome figure and still a buddy coming with Metroplex.

    I definitely feel that. Gundam is something I have zero issue spending triple digits on...but then again I also love Gundam more than I love Transformers at this point. I recently spent about 300 on Perfect Grade Gundam Banshee for the weapons kit and an LED kit for it.

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  20. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    I had little to no connection to Cybertron metroplex. Watched the show, doesn’t care about him at all.

    I still bought this guy anyway, and it’s absolutely epic. Super poseable, super solid plastic. And it’s the only Titan to have a weapon the size of himself.
     
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