Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by JAZZ2405, May 22, 2017.
Why are people shocked by the price? This falls right in line with the price increase since MP Shockwave. Shockwave, Primal, Inferno and Megatron all came with higher price tags than what comparable figures cost before.
Also, whenever BBTS puts up a placeholder price, they say so in the listing.
Bad Cube can be found for less than 120, actually around 100, this is nice. Just waiting the reduction of price for a BadCube.
wow, some people are such total blind haters that they can't see a placeholder price when they meet one!!!
A: The cars have all been around ¥6,000 or so originally. This is quite the price hike for a figure that falls within the same type/category. The other figures you've listed are all bigger than the Cybertron car robots.
I emailed BBTS on whether the price is a placeholder and they responded in record time:
"Thank you for your inquiry and I'll be happy to assist you. We do not use placeholder or projected prices. Even though prices are subject to change the current price is what an item is available at. You can order this figure currently as it is available on preorder and we will charge the card on file when the item arrives in our warehouse. Please let me know if you have anymore questions and I'll be happy to assist you. Have a great rest of your day"
they can call it whatever they want but theyve done it a number of times. They did it with Shockwave
Since I was searching for a sunstreaker, I'm glad that it will be an official. It's nice that they're reissuing sideswipe again too. Really looking forward to seeing how he does against the badcube version!
Lol. If the price is subject to change (like when they know the real price) it's pretty much a placeholder/projection. What's the difference? Semantics, imho. Hope we see AE's price soon, although at this point it's looking likely it's 12000 JPY minus the usual 30% discount - so 8400 JPY/75 USD, which incidentally is what it could be preordered for shipped from Premium Collectables but now sold out from them (and good luck to anybody who ordered from them!).
So basically "we do not use placeholder prices, this is a placeholder price".
Finally... one of those emo-things I like.
I think the price hike is due to the fact that this release has the most components of any car bot released so far, due to the complexity of the transformation.
More components = higher cost.
I think it's just TT's new strategy - to keep hiking the prices to see how high they can go before people stop buying. It's at that point that they'll finally level off.
I got MP39 today from Toydojo
Can't wait for him! I finally caved and ordered him from HLJ.
Merry Festivus for me. Just got notice that HLJ has charged my preorder. May have him before New Years Day. Completes MP season 1. Dope.
Yeah, just got my notice that he is processing at Nippon-Yasan.
It's insane how many features this thing has. Opening doors, opening hood, liftable headlights, integrated swapout for the entire rear end of the vehicle, storable weapon in BOTH modes, all in addition to a range of faces and the usual Remember That Thing From That One Episode accessories. Like, this is Masterpiece meets Alternators/Binaltech/Alternity level of features. It's incredible to me how much they managed to pack into something the size of the Lambor mould.
I am seriously up for them going back and making new versions of some of the older carbots now, with this level of sophistication. The Lambor mould was really cool in a lot of ways but man that broad chest and tiny head looks downright out of date next to this guy.
It's also extremely exciting to me because this is TT throwing down the gauntlet to 3Ps, like this is the level of engineering, detail and complexity they're setting as the level of the official MP line. I really think they'll strive to hit that goal as well, and this is an arms race we are ultimately the beneficiaries of
Just got the email notice that my MP 39 and MP12+ are being processed for shipping! I still won't see them for another few weeks, but knowing they'll be home when I get there is good enough for me lol.
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