Takara Generations Selects God Neptune

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by chchchch, May 12, 2020.

  1. Diecast G2

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    It was only a struggle if you weren't paying attention. Many people here got two sets. There was one point where I was seeing pictures from Japan of the combined mode made entirely out of one limb bot.

    Heck, I was out of toy money when they were revealed. Started setting aside money, pre ordered them, and had enough to cover 7 Seacons by the time they were actually released. This was the absolute easiest combiner I've gotten. I still don't have a complete CW Defensor.
     
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    If you total up the cost of the King Poseidon set minus Nautilator, its about the same price. Of course, having just paid for one set only to be presented with another can be upsetting, but such is the sacrifice of desiring repaints.
     
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    If we are being completely honest, if you "struggled" to even complete one set then you weren't paying attention or trying and just wanted something to complain about on the boards. The pre-order cutoff was clearly defined for each of the 3 waves and if you chose to ignore that then it's on you. If you chose to be impatient while waiting for things to ship then that's on you.
     
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  4. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    Yikes. I am confused too.Why would characters from different universes and factions be grouped into new factions based on color?
    And why would the BW2 Seacons be doing this anyway, they were never interested in power in the anime, just treasure. And since when was Anglomois used in the reformatting of Megatron to Galvatron? And who is that anime human girl shown next to him and Starscream?
    And I just generally dislike a universe using Primacron and Primus in the same universe. Either Unicron is the lord of Chaos and polar opposite of Primus, or Primacron's science project, the two are rather exclusive of each other.

    Unless you live in Japan, there isn't much reason to preorder from Takara, since likely as all the other exclusives this one will be on Hasbropulse too, soon. And they have free shipping.

    I never understood these people either. Each couple of Seacons was up on Hasbropulse for I think 2-3 weeks for preorder. Surely if anyone is a serious collector, they have this 75-80$ available to spend extra once per month.

    Actually the Seacons cost slightly less (due to YPJ/USD conversion) on Hasbropulse then on Takaratomymall. Plus y'know, no shipping costs inside the USA...
    But I realized afterwards that the 6 Seacons originally cost quite a lot more than this set, I just miscalculated (it was early morning for me). Never mind, I am still buying. I am not gonna go on any vacation this year, anyway, due to the damn virus.

    If they sold anything from MP Blackarachnia to Star Convoy, Seacons and Super Megatron, I would be surprised if they would not be selling this. I expect preorders will go up next week on Pulse.
     
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    Hear, hear.

    This has been the first time in my own personal history that a Takara Mall online exclusive I've wanted has been easy to get. No middlemen. No import fees. No hoping to snag a pre- or regular order that might run out.

    I'll keep defending this system. It's not as easy as mainline be US retail but it's better than the alternative.
     
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    Honestly, given distribution at times, it's a bit easier than trying to find mainline figures in stores in the US
     
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    Seriously, you probably do not have the original toy, then. I have them on my desk...They are not white. They are the same pearly dirty yellowish white as this one is.
    Same as how the original G1 Seacons's 'white" pieces also weren't white, but they were slightly pinkish in hue.
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    Who said anything about the anime? They are clearly being done as toy accurate. I mean I love BW2 but the anime sure changed the character models a lot not just on these guys but everyone. As much as I would love it, Powerhug's toy was never as cuddely and adorable as he looked on the show. And since they did not give pupils to any of the BW2 seacons, nor remold Scylla's or Coelagon's face in beast mode, not sure why you are expecting cartoon accurate color schemes. They are being faithful to the original toy. That's all I ever expected, and I got it, Scylla's remold to a more feminine form is just the icing on the cake, as are the extra weapons. You are welcome to wait 20 more years for new Seacons- not even third party companies have done them in BW2 colors.

    Why would you need to prefer one to the other? Just get both. :) 
    I have had the Korean (combiner part-less) versions for years now, Robotkingdom sold them for ridiculously low prices (10$ for Halfshell, 4$ for the others). And I kept on the lookout for a complete set since, which I just managed to grab for a mere 45 EUR earlier this year from an Italian seller... also got Takotank super cheap from him, and Dirgegun. There are some on ebay right now and while he usually goes for 200$ or more, you can wait and get a better deal especially if you check Yahooauctions.jp and EU Ebay.
    (btw shameless self-promotion but my old BW2 Seacons are for sale/trade now) ;) 
     
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    I held out for this set and now that's it's here I'm not sure, I'll need to see in hand pictures of it first but the off white really kills it for me and yes yes before you say it I know it's accurate to the original toy but it doesn't mean I have to like it personally. The off white plastic killed Siege Sideswipe and Apeface for me too but it could be bad lighting so I'll just wait and see.
    I think this is a time where being accurate to the show rather than the toy would have been good.
     
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  9. Nagatem

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    Gen oner’s : HERESY

    or you ordered wave one on bbts and missed it on pulse, and bbts royally screwed ya so you had to order it from Singapore since everyone in the us was sold out on preorders

    Not making that mistake again
    Instant I see God Neptune on pulse I’m doing it
     
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    I'm having trouble understanding, so many complaints of "I'll never own this" or "Why are these so hard to get?"

    They have not been hard to get. It's one... simple... move.

    When pre-orders go up, PRE-ORDER. If you change your mind, then cancel. It's not any more complicated than that.
     
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    That's a fair point, but that's entirely on BBTS for dropping the ball and not telling their customers
     
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    No worries, you did nothing wrong, I came to this opinion when I looked at the pictures, I didn’t even remember your comment up until now :lol 
     
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    Not everyone lives in the US, distribution can be bad in other places of the world. Here in the UK the seacon preporders sold put pretty quickly once they were listed.
     
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    I always like this color for seasons see color pink on make transformers doesn’t look right but this much white makes set almost look bad need more color silver, gold make white blend in more not stand out original repaint had more color little less white compared to this new set repaint on single bots Andy combined mode
     
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    If that 2200 Yen price point gets converted to $199 USD (right now it's about 205), then it will be the same price as getting the Deacons separately. Except this time it's all at once so if you miss one you aren't screwed.

    Still prohibitively expensive, mind you, but at least they didn't screw up the pricing.
     
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    arguing about the deco won't do much to rescue it.
     
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    Let people speak their mind, they're just as valid as all the people just saying "yaas instant buy", this is a forum after all, isn't discussion welcome?
     
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    Way better color scheme tha nthe previous edition.
     
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    For sure. With the exception of collectors outside the US possibly, there's little penalty to preordering ASAP.
     
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    true it was also on hasbro apparently
    Damn shame they dropped the ball hard
    Can’t trust bbts anymore for takara figures