Masterpiece Dirge

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Spark Extractor, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. XIII

    XIII Well-Known Member

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    That's actually pretty decent. But.... BBTS still charges sales tax when other retailers do not. They charge and shipping when others offer free shipping on $150 or more. And, they charge for "collector grade"... an additional $8 in this case. in the past when I'v not paid for collector grade from BBTS, I would get crush damage all the time. TFsource sells ONLY collector grade. Everything I get from them is pristine and I don't have to pay extra. MP ramjet was well over $220 from BBTS after sales tax and the base shipping. I avoid buying from them at all costs but at the time, they were the only ones with Ramjet in stock. Much to my chagrin, Ramjet was a POS. ...~sigh~ I'm done ragg'n on BBTS. My point is that there is a major sircharge added to these takara "exclusives" and I really do not think it has been worth it in this case.

    Again, going with YES MODEL for my coneheads. Under $100 each, much better quality (by all accounts so far), they don't have the over sizes knees that make the figure look knock-kneed, all the panels lock in place in both bot and alt modes and they come with a plethora of optional parts.
     
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  2. Vaikyuko

    Vaikyuko Transmetal

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    Fair enough. I actually don't plan on ordering from BBTS myself purely for the shipping thing (if someone will ship free, why pay more for the exact same thing?). I'm just excited to be pretty much done with the Seekers for the most part. I'm honestly unsure we'll get any more other than Ghost Starscream or Dead Starscream (neither of which I care about) simply because the others aren't that well known. It would be difficult to justify the amount of money for exclusives for just repaints who don't have much character appeal, if any.
     
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    Whoa that sucks that BBTS charges you tax, and yeah I usually go with the free shippers if I know for sure I'm going to get it vs changing my mind back and forth, BBTS is the easiest web store that allows for the cancellation is the only reason I go with them at the time.
    Haha if they did make those, please make them "non exclusives" then...
     
  4. XIII

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    Me too :) 
     
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    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just placed my order with ToyDojo. His customer service has proven to be amazing time and time again and he has him for $169.99 with free shipping and no tax (as long as you're not in TX).
     
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    Hell yeah! Preordered at TCP, and I used some rewards points to get him down to $155! I love that store!
     
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    Sidecutter always seems to be a day or two behind on listings... maybe he has a day job or something.
     
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    Pre-ordered at Kapow.

    This was the only conehead which I owned as a kid. My brother had Ramjet. We did not have any of the three seekers. Dirge has always been my favorite. I love his colors. His head sculpt is second best in my humble opinion, with Thrust in the lead and Ramjet in third position.

    To nitpick, I do not understand why they pictured him with the bombs attached in robot mode. It looks silly in my humble opinion. I will leave them off. In plane mode, the bombs look too long I believe.

    As several others already stated, I hope this will be the last MP-11 mold for me to buy. I love them, but six in total is enough for me. Especially at this price. I just hope Dirge will not have any QC issues.
     
  9. Lone_Decepticon

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    Do you have to pay upfront with TCP? or do you pay when the item lands at the e-tailer?
     
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    Debating whether to PO from a US retailer or go through TT Mall again. I do have a running credit as we speak so it's a bit of an incentive if I order through them.
     
  11. peddlerofwine

    peddlerofwine Starscream's Robot Gun

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    I would say go for the Yes Model (BB7) versions. I have official and Yes Model seekers and coneheads and Yes Model is extremely nice without the floppiness of the official. Check out the reviews on Youtube, even Toy Dojo says the officials are like KOs when they compared the Thrusts.
     
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    You can choose either option; I think there are a couple pay later options available, the newest being a Paypal invoice being generated once they get the item in stock.
     
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    TF Source has their preorder up.
     
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    TTMall have opened pre-orders.
     
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    Premium Collectables has some from orders that opened up but have to hurry.
     
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    Dirge looks perfect! Ramjet should've had the same matte-gray face as Dirge. Instead of that bright-ass silver.
     
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    Got my order in with TakaraTomy Mall.
     
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    Raiyuki Low Class Seeker

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    Dirge holds a special place for me and I can't wait to get him. I became a fan of this franchise during the UT and fell in love with Starscream specifically. Him having two mold reuses in Armada would lead me to find out about the Seekers. Thanks to the commemorative series being current back then I got a G1 Dirge reissue really cheap and I've loved him ever since. He's the last Seeker I need characterwise and the one I'm always happy to see get a toy.
    I do wish the guns were smaller and maybe had him do someting more like Thrust but I look forward to having my eigth character out of the mold and my 11th version of the mold
     
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  19. Sy-Rein

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    Sweet, thanks! Just saved $30 USD on Dirge, works out to $137 USD shipped.
     
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    Did anyone else who ordered from TakaraTomy Mall get a free Micron Ratbat thrown in with their order?

    Odd that that it got included with my pre-order since the MP-11ND product page specifically mentions that it does not qualify for the Micron freebie campaign.

    I don't mind a freebie but I just hope something small like this doesn't end up tipping the shipping charge over into the next higher category. The MP-11 mold product box and TTMall shipping carton are already unnecssarily oversized as it is.
     
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