Takara Generations Selects God Neptune

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  1. Fenrys

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    Keep in mind that there is also an added step of the outer black box during production for the pulse orders. It may not be the reason for the full 2 month delay, but it is possibly a contributing factor.
     
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    Ha, I didnt even see that connection when I wrote it! I'm sorry Steve, I won't do it again. :( 
     
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    so checking out tfwiki and some other info the definitive (canon? mabye?) answer here is the full sized yellow prime and spy changer prime are two separate characters.

    the "ask vector prime" thing states the spychanger yellow is specifically female and all the RID characters from that universe are female and are all spychangers.

    a "hot shot's bot thoughts" story says that armada hot shot wanted to prove how easy it was to get the matrix, took it, then upgraded himself to 'shotimus prime'.

    so big version is shotimus prime and little version is splendid convoy

    if ask vector prime is "canon" then so is hot shot's bot thoughts. both were TFCC things.

    honestly it's a to each their own situation but if "canon" is what you go by here's your answer.
     
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    I know of at least one here who really belives Hasbro would definitly listen to him, at least that´s what he told me (btw. it´s also in this exact thread, just look for a older post from me ;) ).

    I am honest, God Neptune looks good and I like the fact that Takara went out of their way to retool Tentakill to give us a more female looking Scylla.

    With that out of the way, I want this figure to be a retail release, that costs only a quarter what it does now and Targwall has to give me another 60%, nah screw that, 85% off or I consider the figure still overpriced.
     
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    Ask Vector Prime wasn't really a TFCC thing? It was run on Hasbro's website, Facebook and even published in the AllSpark Almanac. There's no reason it shouldn't be considered canon.
     
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    Since it's consistent, I'd assume it's part of the agreement that lets Pulse sell the figures at the price they do. If it were some kind of production or shipping thing it wouldn't be nearly as consistent.

    Takara has the initial release, with sales from e-tailers coming from their end. Since e-tail charges a markup, Takara gets a bigger cut.

    In order to sell them without a markup, but still get a cut, Takara probably has Hasbro/Pulse delay the release. So anyone who wants it sooner, in theory, goes through Takara (or an e-tailer who already has).
     
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    That makes sense, and that delay gives them enough time to print the black boxes and add them to all of the pulse orders. Do MP releases through pulse also get the extra outer boxes? Genuinely curious
     
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    This is very plausible. If that is the case, some transparency would be appropriate. If there is a built in delay, it should be reflected in the initial release date listed on their website. Not doing so comes off as dishonest.
     
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    Yeah, they get ones very similar to the Selects releases.
     
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    They typically post the Takara release date, which is what they are initially given. Then Takara issues Pulse a revised release date and Pulse alerts their customers that have preordered. There is nothing dishonest about it considering Pulse is at the mercy of Takara for these figures. If anything Takara should be giving them an accurate date from the start.

    Cool, wasn't sure about that one
     
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    More surprised not to see Sari Sumdac, who I think of as the iconic yellow fembot.
     
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    Also Blackaracina and the yellow member of Megatroina.
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    Trickdiamond. I wonder if she'll their shopkeeper. I'm betting so.
     
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    It was run on Hasbro's site during the Cybertron cartoon.
    The Facebook page from 2015 was run by FunPub.
     
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    I didn't realize that... but nonetheless it doesn't make it any less canon. In fact, some of the stuff from it is undeniably canon, such as the Maccadam/Alchemist Prime thing.
     
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    Honestly, we don't know what the arrangement is. If Hasbro doesn't know, I get it. But if the two months is a built-in and expected part of the agreement, i can't think of a reason they wouldn't post the real release date other than to secure preorders and compete with other importers.
     
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    Because of the 2 months delay for Pulse, it would then arrive around Christmas. I'm cool with that.
     
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  18. Fenrys

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    You’re right, we don’t know. However since the product is being supplied and shipped by Takara I’d say they are more responsible for the incorrect info than hasbro, at least pulse is quick to alert customers once they get a delay
     
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    Is it the same if it's plural?
     
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