Takara Devastator Pre-Order Watch Brigade

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Canbot, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    I suppose I'm a sap too? For elbows and G1 guns its worth it!
     
  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    Just cannot justify the difference in the price over the Hasbro version.

    The elbows and guns just do not make up for the increase in price.
     
  3. Mewtwo

    Mewtwo Transform & Bamboo out

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    Another sap here too I guess. Pre-Ordered.
     
  4. WinstoBot

    WinstoBot Well-Known Member

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    Too bad AE doesn't allow SAL option when the weight is over the 2kg range, only EMS. You'll have to do your shipping estimate with the higher priced faster option.
     
  5. Canbot

    Canbot Well-Known Member

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    Good job with the heads up, guys. I'm not too surprised the bigger US shops have opened up preorders, but i am going to have to wait to see what AE and HLJ have in mind. I am willing to pay the BBTS price but with shipping, the CDN dollar and almost guaranteed border fees or tax, its worth the wait to see what the asian shops will offer. Hopefully, under 250 CDN with shipping.

    I wonder how much longer they'll wait? Hopefully not too long.
     
  6. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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    Another sap here, reporting two more of these as being preordered. :lol 
     
  7. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Sap reporting in for duty. I P/O just to cover my bases, but that's what I do anyway. Besides the December wait is actually good news since I eagerly await Tracks and Rage release.
     
  8. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    Yep, I'm on the sap train. I'm more than willing to pay the increased price for the set that I want. IMO, better paint apps and additional tooling make the price difference worth it. I'm only getting one set, so might as well be the set that I'll be happy with.
     
  9. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

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    :bowdown:  well said; + me
     
  10. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    Want to join you saps so badly. But my $500 Hercules stylishly cripples my wallet. Maybe if one of you gets buyers remorse and wants to sell locally at a major discount and also wash my car as long as I'm dreaming...
     
  11. autobotsrollout

    autobotsrollout Well-Known Member

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    im a sap too. but count me in for one takara and one hasbro. Takara for bot form and hasbro for the combined devastator . Now the question is, can I fit devastator in my ikea detolf
     
  12. outsider

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    Looks like the saps have it!
     
  13. Neuta

    Neuta Rockets Redglare TFW2005 Supporter

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    SAPPHIRE LEGION FOR THE WIN!

    Although that sounds like a girls' toyline from the 80s with magical flying horses that never shot laser beams from their eyes in the cartoon even though they obviously could.

    I have Herc and love him to bits, but the Prowlastator add-on means I can have the TakTom one as a different character....oops. Somewhere out there BBTS is laughing...
     
  14. 80sforged

    80sforged Well-Known Member

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    PO'd and if BBTS puts him on sale next spring, will double dip.
     
  15. Kyle Blues

    Kyle Blues whoo.

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    Dunno if it's already been posted but, TFsource has it too.
    You get "free shipping" as well. AKA about 4-7 dollars off. ;_;
     
  16. WinstoBot

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    What's their deal? Pay upfront or later? Is it easy to cancel preorders like BBTS?
     
  17. jayman118

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    I just put a pre order for 180$ hasbro devastator then i when i came home a local hobby shop posted online they will be having a takara devastator for 200$ lols. Well since the wait is too long i guess ill push on with hasbro then will get takara for dec.
     
  18. Spark Extractor

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  19. C310 Ginrai

    C310 Ginrai Moderator News Staff

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    The shipping will probably be 40 to 50% of its retail price T_T

    Ironically the usual Japanese sites (Amiami, Hobby Search, HLJ) has not posted preorder yet.
     
  20. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    Please explain the irony?

    Anyhow, my pre-order went with the cheapest one I'm going to be able to get: that's definitely going to be AE. Always been good to me, and shipping rates are very fair with them. Saying it will be 40 to 50% of retail price is absolute BS, that's for sure. Perhaps you should check the huge 'shipping calculator' button underneath the AE listing, which links directly to Japan Post.