MP29+ Shockwave And MP36+ Megatron G1 Toy Colors

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  1. Gamerlingual

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    Can you recommend a different retailer for these items for shipping to Japan? If I can get cheaper than Takara-Tomy mall price is best
     
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    It's a great figure for sure, my favourite sculpt of all the available options. I could have lived with his height and skinny legs but that colour just killed it for me. Quakeblast just ended up ticking more boxes for me so I chose to go with him. If the original MP-29 had been this colour I'd never have concidered going 3P, in fact my disappointment over MP-29 is what caused me to start looking seriously at 3P products foe the first time.

    Yeah thier prices are becoming increasingly hard to justify paying. I don't know what the reasons for it are but if they keep pushing I will (and have started to) walk away and look to alternatives.
     
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    My guess would be that the higher price due to a smaller production run since this is a TTMall exclusive.
     
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    Yea but so is anime prowl but he's not that expensive
     
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    I definitely can’t sadly. I use AE for all purchases MP and Diaclone Reboot. But for exclusives I use a friend in Japan to buy from the actual TT Mall website or eHobby website. If I can save money with on a Hasbro Asia purchase through RK I go with them.

    That’s all my sources for preorders.

    Used items are Japanese yahoo auctions or mandrake.

    Sorry I can’t be of more help. :( 
     
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    Taobao does sell exclusives from legit sellers. Maybe that's one route
     
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    Damn dude. If I ever leave Japan, glad to know I can buy lots of things in Japan and still send to Tenso. Now I know I won't have a hard time leaving this country if that's the case. That is awesome
     
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    Prowl is smaller, doesn’t have electronics, and is also being sold by Hasbro (production run beyond TT Mall).
     
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    Black Panther says mall exclusive and he was cheap. Sure there’s a limited release to Australia but he’s only 8600 yen. Still good.
     
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    Something for everyone to be aware of since @Shin Densetsu has pointed out locations of factories for QC issues. MP29+ is being manufactured at Vietnam and not China. Makes me wonder if that’s a sign that Takara-Tomy might finally wake up and not delivery some poor QC crap line they did with God Fire Convoy Encore And other recent releases. Better keep an eye out for the location of where other products will be made.
     
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    From what I been seeing through the pages...the LED feature and light piping are the same as the original MP-29.

    So is the only difference between MP-29 and MP-29+ is the color??

    I do like the darker color of MP-29+. I'm on the fence on this one.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Like I said, it’s just a guess.

    Larger TT Mall exclusives are usually pretty expensive, so I don’t see why there’s such a sticker shock at this point. We’ve seen it before.
     
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    He just doesn’t justify that price no matter the gimmicks. 5,000 yen is choking to death. Oh well. To each their own, but this is absurd. If I can get him for 13,280 as I’m hook for I should be in good shape.
     
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    I agree, it’s a high price with little justification beyond it being an exclusive.

    I’d love to get one myself since my MP-29’s foot screw broke the first time I transformed him. The darker color scheme looks great but I can’t afford to buy one.
     
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    Here’s hoping you can someday. Thinking it can happen
     
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    Is there any indication this will also get a Hasbro Asia release? I'm tempted to just pull the trigger at AE, but would obviously prefer to see if he shows up on Amazon JP.
     
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    Wait patiently. Good luck either way.
     
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    I'm gonna bite the bullet and order Shockwave, despite the price tag. A darker Shockwave is just too desirable to pass up.

    That being said, I don't regret buying Pastelwave. I like him fine, and this way I'll just put him in gun mode for an alt-mode display.

    ....I do, however, regret buying two MP-29's. Crap. It was with the intention of having one in alt mode, but I never even got around to opening him, and now I'll never unload him for anything but a big loss. Hmph. At least I learned my lesson before buying two MP-36's.
     
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    How much would you want for your extra one?
     
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    The Head of MP-36+ Megatron in the style of the original G1 mold was earlier in the Chinese for the usual MP-36!

    Question: How much did the Japanese pay the Chinese for this head?