Masterpiece Transformers Pricing Index

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  1. Sinestro00

    Sinestro00 When the Curtain Falls

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    Fellow TFW2005ers,

    With the recent announcement of MP-36, as well as Takara's new business model of releasing unique figures (not simple repaints) as TTMall exclusives, there has been a lot of heated discussion centered on the cost of this hobby. Is it getting too expensive? In my opinion, that should be left up to the individual to determine.

    That said, on this forum for TF fandom, there is no 'one-source' place a member can go to look at the pricing history of the Masterpiece line (at least not one that I know of). I came up with the following for a recent forum post:

    HLJ has a search option where you can list all items, including ones that have been discontinued. Using the "sort by release date" option, I was able to put together this list of Takara's list price and what HLJ sold them for, both in Yen. I made note of pack-in accessories where appropriate. For some reason, I'm missing MP-14, but I think it was the same price as MP-12.

    My nice spacing got eliminated after I posted. The 'key' to the list is: MP#, Takara price, HLJ price, note on conditions that may impact price.

    MP-01 9800 7840 no trailer
    MP-02 9800 7840
    MP-04 18000 14400 w/ trailer
    MP-03 9800 7840
    MP-05 9800 7840
    MP-06 9800 7840
    MP-03* 10000 8000 Japanese release of US version
    MP-03G 10000 8000
    MP-07 10000 8000
    MP-08 13000 10400
    MP-09 16800 13440
    MP-1L 10000 8000 no trailer

    MP-10 22000 17600 trailer & Roller + accessories
    MP-11 13000 10400 coronation gear
    MP-12 5800 4640
    MP-13 15800 12640 w/ Condor
    MP-14
    MP-15 4200 3360 two figures
    MP-16 4200 3360 two figures
    MP-10B 12800 10240 no trailer
    MP-17 5800 4640
    MP-18 5800 4640
    MP-19 6500 5200 first major remold of existing character
    MP-12G2 6500 5200
    MP-13B 15800 12640 w/ Ratbat
    MP-20 6500 5200
    MP-21 6000 5100 minibot w/ Spike exosuit
    MP-22 18000 14400
    MP-23 6500 5200
    MP-24 18000 14000
    MP-25 7500 6000 flight stand
    MP-26 7000 5600 no flight stand
    MP-27 10000 8000 new size class, w/ accessories
    MP-28 8000 6400 slightly larger than normal car-bot
    MP-29 16800 13440 w/ accessories & electronics
    MP-30 10000 8000 w/ accessories
    MP-31 18000 14400
    MP-32 12000 9600 w/ accessories & electronics, new BW scale
    MP-33 14000 11200 new size class, w/ accessories
    MP-34 7000 5600
    MP-35 14000 11200
    MP-36 23000 18400

    TTMall Exclusives
    MP-11SW 14904
    MP-11NT 15984 significant remold

    I'm wondering if a group of us could keep this list updated, and perhaps expand upon it by including this like: price per cm, price per kg-m^3 ,average US price (or other currencies), add in some more exclusives, Hasbro MPs, etc.

    Again, the goal here is to show MPs prices in order to look at facts and trends, not argue perceived worth, 3P vs. official, or other opinion-related topics.

    Maybe I'm just a nerd. If this doesn't interest anyone else, I'll try to update this when I can.
     
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    Why are there two columns of numbers? ie...

    MP-01 9800 7840 no trailer

    What is the difference between 9800 abd 7840?
     
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    I think it's:
     
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    This is a great idea. Thanks for this.
     
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    Yeah, It's not very clear. The 'key' to the list is: MP#, Takara price, HLJ price, note on conditions that may impact price. One way this could grow is to add prices from other vendors.

    Sorry, I put spaces in there, but the columns don't show up in the actual post. Probably need to link a spreadsheet or something.

    Edit: I found some bbcode to fix the table, I'll work on that when I get a chance.
     
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    I decided to take my initial list of info and make an excel sheet since the bbcode was going to be difficult to maintain as things get added or change. Plus, now I can do some currency conversion and other calculations as well. I expanded my original listing to be a comprehensive list of Takara releases, with release date info that I got from tfwiki. Here is a screenshot:

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    If anyone knows 1) the list price (in Yen) for the things I'm missing or 2) the release day for the dates highlighted in yellow, please reply to this thread. I'll try to add some additional information over Thanksgiving break. Other corrections/suggestions can be provided as well.
     
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