RiD Combiner Sets Confirmed: $40-50

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  1. T-Hybrid

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    Listings found in TRU computer.
    - Called "TF-RID Combiner Ast"
    - Price point is $50 CAD (appx $40 USD)

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    That price sounds about right to get one deluxe and four legends, going by how Hasbro priced the CW gift sets.
     
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    The two combiners we've seen appear to be only made of four bots. One as the torso, two forming arms, and the last one as the legs. Given that, a boxed set would allow them to play with the class sizes a bit without worrying if they fit at a given price point.

    That said, $40 for four figures would be $10 per figure...which is what Generations Deluxes are currently going for in many retailers. So it's not out of the realm of possibility that an RiD Combiner Set could be four figures all slightly smaller than warriors with all of the joints.
     
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    I just wanna see them now, hopefully better than Prime Abominus and by the artwork they look awesome
     
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    But we do know the RID combiners are 4-member only, soooo not likely.
    I am thinking more on the line of Crash Combiners, easy (read: crappy) one-step changers that have instant transformations. I'd be pleasantly surprised if not, but that'll be the most likely case. Let's face it, for not-kiddies, the RID line doesn't offer more than Warriors and (some) Legions, the rest are woefully unarticulated or simplified. I collect the Minicons too but I really wish they at least gave them basic arm and leg articulation, the Armada Minicons and even the FoC data disks are better in that regard too.
     
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    But this isnt that toy line and this isnt Hasbro giving a discount on a boxset made up of old molds.

    This is RID, and RID boxsets are a whole other story, remember this one?

    Transformers Robots in Disguise 2 Pack Action Figure - Decepticon Island Showdown

    Thats 40$ for just 2 warrior figures and accessories. So get your expectations way down. This will be a simplified figure set. 3 Legends and a deluxe is the best we might get but I am expecting even less.
     
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    In what alternate universe do you live? 10$ deluxes??? Even in the USA they now cost 17-19$... 15$ for the RID Warriors who are slightly smaller.
     
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    Go to Target.
     
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    Except those are currently $15 for two. So Hasbro is valuing those at $7-8 per component. Compared to $10...which is about what they're valuing the Legend class figure that comes with the Minicon and Battle Armor in those 2-packs.

    Minnesota is an alternate universe? The Walmarts in my area marked Deluxes down to $9.99 around the time Wave 1 Titans hit saturation and Target followed suit during the transition between Wave 2 and 3.

    They haven't started restocking shelves yet from the holidays, but the price tags are all $9.99 still. That *could* change, but as of right now that's the price at every Target I've frequented in Minnesota.
     
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    Why are we discussing target specials, when the whole point of that listing is that the standard retail price of a TRU release will be $40 ?!?! Its not related.
     
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    People are looking at the $40 price tag and using it to try and get a feel for what kind of figure this would be. So the price of Legends, Deluxes, Warriors, etc are all valid points of comparison.
     
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    Yeah the $10 Target and Wal-Mart prices were a drop to get rid of Titans Return stuff. It will not be the standard going forward.

    Also, if it's $50 CDN it's likely lower than $40 USD. Probably more like $35. The CDN dollar has been steadily around 1.35 USD and prices are usually a bit above that.
     
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    MSRP Prices, yes, since the $40 price tag is MSRP. Not retailer specific reduced prices, that is just nonsense.

    I just checked the article sourced at the top and it says $35 too.
     
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    That's why I was looking at the $15 Minicon Battle Packs as a better comparison. $5 Minicon and $10 Legends Scale figure....so we could be seeing something around that price point and the final combiner being somewhere between Deluxe/Voyager-sized when it's done.

    And if the components aren't too simplified and the teams are cross compatible, I'd be okay with that. I'm running low on space and can't sell down fast enough to make room. So a smaller combiner would be greatly appreciated.

    One other thing to keep in mind: If these are sold as sets...they don't need to worry about CW style scrambling. An arm only needs to be an arm and legs only need to be legs. So that removes the need to engineer a figure that can be four different things (bot, alt, arm, leg). No matter which assortment you buy, you'll have at least one team...and if you buy more than one hopefully you can swap arms and legs on the torso.
     
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    This sounds too cheap, so I assume they'll be toys that only transformer from vehicle to combined mode.
     
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    I'm for flr figures rhe size and quality of the Battle Pack figures. Those are the best, plus they scale with Optimus and crew.
     
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    I'll say it again; I love the Warriors in this line. The gimmicks are a joke. They have to pull some magic to make these 4-piece Combiners worth it.
     
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    Hmmm...my guess is a scout-sized torso with a scout/legends sized leg-bot and two Legends sized arm bots. Basically, PCC with one less limb but fully transforming robot/vehicle bots.
     
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    Judging from the price point I hope it means the figures won't be just gimmick ridden and that they'll be cool figures on their own right.
     
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    Wow, hate to bust so may bubbles, but RID's toy-line has been horrible; with exceptions to Legions, some Warriors, and last years Battle Packs.

    There are a few guilty pleasures here and there, but seriously these 4-Bot Combiners are going to be a 4-Bot Crash Combiner. 4 Lame Vehicle Mode's, 4 useless Robot Modes, electronics, and a Brick Combined Mode. All in a Open package for kids and thieves.

    The 2-Bot Crash Combiners are not good, but they aren't expensive enough to get upset about, and are good guilty pleasures. A 4-Bot Electronic Crash Combiner will be a disaster.
     
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