Robosen Auto Converting Optimus Prime Elite Edition Official Announcement

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Black Convoy, Oct 21, 2022.

  1. I Am James

    I Am James Emirate Xaaron

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    The original price was $800 so only $100 cheaper than the original.
     
  2. BombSquad

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    The new version isn't $300 cheaper, they just made the original $300 more expensive.
     
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  3. CobraKai

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    So the original’s price increased by $300 and they introduce a smaller model at the price of the original, or close to it
     
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  4. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    Oops I misread your initial post I quoted. I thought it said something along the lines of being the G1 of robotic Optimus and there will be better versions down the line…
     
  5. deathsheadII

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    Got all excited at first thought I had another chance at a transforming prime at retail , then see the price gouging ouch! I hope this one does so bad it goes on a deep discount , would serve them right for being greedy

    Or Facebook with the meta quest
     
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  6. Sam

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    Shrinkflation in action (not really but kinda).

    I'll wait a few years for the 30cm version at $800 or a few years more for the MP-44 sized one at $900
     
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  7. dj_convoy II

    dj_convoy II Remix!

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    If any one cares or has money to burn, TF Source has the original for $800 right now
     
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    And Pulse has it for $749.
     
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    If Megatron is ever made, it's a Tank.

    Wager a Starscream is more palatable/viable.
     
  10. RePUGnicon

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    God I hate that rebranding. It sounds so generic. Oculus Quest has a much better ring than Meta Quest.
     
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    Love me some Optimus Prime, but not for $700, No way, Jose. The novelty will wear off fast and end up in the closet. I wouldn't even buy it if it was $200.00. It's a cool idea but not enough for me to bite.
     
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  12. galvatran

    galvatran Galvatran lives!

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    Reminiscent of Masterpiece scale reboot.
     
  13. megatroptimus

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    Materials and shipping costs keep increasing. Making a smaller version kinda makes sense to offset these.
     
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  14. Confused Millennial

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    30%+ inflation is still absurd
     
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    I wonder if future releases will be in this "elite" scale?
     
  16. RodimusRex

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    Wow. Thew Adams, host of Pulsecon, had a look at the Flagship:



    He walked away not very happy.

    It seems finicky. He constantly had a voice telling him that the joints were stuck or that it needed a smoother surface.

    I think it gave him a minor existential crisis.
     
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  17. Confused Millennial

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    Maybe he got a dud? Or an inferior copy from a negative universe?
     
  18. Black Convoy

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    damn that's crazy expensive
     
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    Who actually wants one of these? I can’t imagine it being fun in any way past the first few minutes and is in no way worth a few hundred dollars. I’m pretty sure I’d find more entertainment out of the RoTB Smash Changer Optimus than this.
     
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