Robotkingdom to have re-run of MP-13 Soundwave!!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Duomaxwell1017, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Stepper

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    It might be because Hasbro MP Soundwave will be out soon.
     
  2. Knightdramon

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    It's because Takara's Soundwave is finally released again at his RETAIL price and not aftermarket prices. Plus if you check he has all sorts of 30-20% discounts tucked into him. MP13 Soundwave retailed at around 120 USD when I got him from HLJ.

    The 150+ USD prices stem from import prices from BBTS/other retailers and the madness after that stemmed from the fact that retailers were buying stock from other retailers instead of their usual vendor.
     
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    Between this and the TRU version coming out, I think fans will have a great opportunity to score one at a fair price.
     
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    That's not quite fair a comparison.

    TRU Optimus Prime had the same accessories.
    Rodimus didn't have the trailer but he got his targetmaster.
    Grimlock replaced the apron and drinks with the King Grimlock crown. A bigger changer was the dumbing down of his teeth and claws.

    I thought only the Amazon JP Soundwave came with energon cubes???
     
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    Hmmm....should i wait for TRU to get this or just make a preorder at hlj, giving me a 50/50 chance of getting one.
     
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    I went ahead and pre-ordered from AE. $112 is just too good to pass up. I don't think I've ever seen the value of an MP go below original retail. So If I do wind up getting the Hasbro version selling MP-13 shouldn't be too tough on the old wallet. The other thing I thought about was, I don't really need the repaints of the tapes. If the Hasbro version turns out to only be $100, what's to say I couldn't pull Rumble and Ravage out of that set and sell the rest for $50-60 and still do better than buying the $60 MP-15 set.
     
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    My guess is that they weren't planning on the 2nd run at all. They had preorders for the $230 re-stock up for what, a month? Stock arrived in early June, just as they said it would. And then less than a week later the restock hits and all of their competitors have it listed at the original price.

    If they knew the 2nd run was happening, I doubt they would have ordered so many from the original run at higher prices only to sit on them.
     
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    Since Hasbro MP Soundwave is out,who cares for TakTomy version.
     
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    Out where?
     
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    Sorry my bad,it should be going to be out soon.
     
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    Same here,except I bought it about a week ago. They got me.
     
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    A lot of people.
     
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    Not really because most of the collectors whom collect TakTomy MP have had their Soundwave,hence this re-run is actually not feasible too because Hasbro MP Soundwave will be out soon,more over Hasbro MP Soundwave cost lesser.
     
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    I wonder what the odds are we'll get Sideswipe and Red Alert re-issued soon? I'd definitely want a crack at a cheaper Red Alert.
     
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    Something tells me TT should've consulted with you before making this decision.
     
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    I guess everyone of us here are keeping our finger cross for Hasbro Sideswipe & Red Alert.
     
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    Consult me for what,i am not any big shot. This is a forum & I am just speaking my point of view in general & logically. Do you think one collector will pay more to get a MP Soundwave with 1 cassette rather than get a cheaper MP Soundwave with 5 cassettes,moreover exactly same mold.
     
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    You seem like a smart guy. In a perfect world, there would be enough TRU Soundwaves to fulfill the demand of collectors everywhere. But the thing is: TRU Soundwave - by a combination of factors - will probably be difficult to acquire. It's basically a Masterpiece-level Value Pack. It'll sell out fast, leaving a number of people in the dust. And when you factor that, in tandem with the "yellow visor vs. red visor" debate, then the Takara version - especially at its lower re-run price - will still hold its appeal. To many, Takara's will be a contingency plan. Maybe I'll end up being wrong about this, but let's not be so dismissive of the Takara version's appeal. And that's pretty much all I'm going to say about that.
     
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    You got that right, I'm not paying a 80+ price tag for Red Alert that I'm not fully happy with. Love the red head on him as it's show accurate but when you get to the leg, it's red/toy accurate now. What happen to the white leg? Pass. Now, if it was 25-50, that's a different story. Hopefully, Hasbro comes to the rescue.