Masterpiece Beast Wars - MP-48 Lio Convoy!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Jtprime17, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Tracer1

    Tracer1 Well-Known Member

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    Reissue means there's an improvement?
     
  2. Sam

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    Up on Anime Export with the usual pre-order discount, so it's a Japan TT rerelease.
     
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  3. HolyCulture

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    Isn’t it strange? Has there ever been a reissue announced directly the month after a release? It’s puzzling. Especially because I assume LC sold/was expected to sell far fewer units than the likes of Sunstreaker or 44.
     
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  4. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    I'm guessing a lot of plans have/will change from the ripples of the virus. He did however get a very strong response in Japan which may play into it. Like you I was hoping we would get a fixed reissue/repaint of Hound and/or Bee.
     
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  5. Sam

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    The last sentence is probably why they're reissuing it, it outsold their expectations. I suspect jackisking may be right though the virus situation could be affecting things. Might be easier for the factory to produce something they're already trained to make, rather than introduce a new mould and new training procedures.

    We've had a few MPs that had a reissue announced right after release, which came about 9 months later. Ironhide came out in January, a reissue in September. Megatron came out in April, a reissue in January. Feel like Shockwave might have been reissued too pretty quickly, not sure. It definitely also happened with Sideswipe.

    Released in February and reissued in September is a really fast turnaround though.
     
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  6. protohuman

    protohuman Save the whales

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    It sure ain't like he is sold out everywhere. I transformed my mp48 figure once and am waiting for the most relaxed moment to attempt to return him to lion mode. The two instances where the plastic must slightly deform to execute conversion scare the hell out of me. Especially that little mushroom peg on the mane where you must twist it around 180 degrees while it contacts the carrier assembly. I wonder if they are still trying to find a suitable green plastic for Hound, I thought I read they would issue replacements upon receiving a return. IMO hound owners deserve a flat-out refund.
     
  7. er4smiths

    er4smiths MP Grimlock v2.0

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    I wonder how big will he be?
     
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    a little shorter than lio, based on cross-over scale
     
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  9. ilovebw

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    come on... remember what date it is.. it's April Fools' Day right?
     
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  10. HolyCulture

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    It would be pretty dope to see the reissue stock photos around the net change to flash Lio convoy at midnight haha
     
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  11. InsaneJester17

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    Hasbro Pulse's ship date for this guy just changed from 4/6 to 4/20.
     
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  12. C16

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    ayyy 420 lmao weed jokes derp
     
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  13. Paco Grande

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    The only interference during conversion on mine are the white waist side parts. For the mane you should be able to rotate it without too much interference. Be sure to bend the fur piece below his head out of the way first. On mine that hinge was tight and at first I didn’t know you could move it out of the way.
     
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  14. Booster Gold

    Booster Gold Accept no imitations

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    Flipping heck a reissue already! ..and people said he wouldn't sell.
     
  15. InsaneJester17

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    Welp. Just went to 5/4. Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping...
     
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    geekatron prime Master of the Kerfuffle

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    .............into the future............


    Hope they still release him sometime this year and not 2021.
     
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  17. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    People will get their reissue, before pulse people get theirs......for shame
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  18. lord ginrai

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    Strange that they'd reissue him since he's still in stock at TakaraTomy mall, as well as at various other vendors..
     
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    virus panic move ... perhaps prudent in this unexplored price environment ...
     
  20. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Yeah, I think this is a reflection of where we're at right now. There are plenty on Yahoo jp going for less than the P.O. discount. BW Megatron and Dinobot would have been more ideal. We might see a primal reissue next year. His price has crept back op to the $100 mark after being in the $70-80 before Lio's release. Hopefully if worse come to worse, they reissue fixed 44s,45s,and 47s if we don't see anything else new for a while.