Takara Generations Selects God Neptune

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  1. analogue

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    True, but most people know how much it is if they are used to buying things in places with sales tax. I've never been surprised by the tax on anything I've purchased, or had the amount of tax be the thing that makes me reconsider.
     
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    I mean I'll buy King Poseidon off of you if you want to get God Poseidon in its place.
     
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    Transfans shared some photos, not sure if this is the same as Seibertron's.
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    All the same. Coming from @TF_pr and @takaratomy on twitter.
     
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    Anyone old enough to use online retailers is old enough to be familiar with sales tax.

    Nothing about Neptune's price or the preorder process should be a surprise. The gymnastics people are doing to be pissed at this point is astounding.
     
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    And here I was amazed at how Pulse managed to swing such a low price.

    If you were pre-ordering this in Japan, from Yen to USD it's ~$206. Pulse having it for $185 means we're paying $20 less and that's without shipping of any kind tacked on (With Premium members paying nothing for shipping). Other figures in the same Selects boat have been cheaper as well, but usually by tiny amounts; Super Megatron is ~$62 compared to Pulse's $59.99.
     
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    Anyone ordering God Neptune will get free shipping regardless of Pulse Premium status because any order over $50 gets free shipping
     
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    Well, then there's that too.
     
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    Lol. To the people still bitching about outrageous pricing and how these releases are meant to be "local US Hasbro only" stuff need to get a SERIOUS reality check. :lol 

    rant/ THESE ARE TAKARATOMY MADE AND ARE IN LIMITED QUANTITY. NEW PREMIUM RESCULPTS AND REPAINTS. FACT. GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS. / rant
     
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    And Takara ain't forcing us to buy their plastic crack!:lol 

    I missed the PO for King Poseidon. Did I whimper and whine? Nope, I hunted each of the mechanical sushi crew and dipped them in wasabi!:ev:  Now he's complete.

    On God Neptune, I hope Takara will fix the inherent issues with the Tentakill mold.
     
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    Thats a seafood bonanza right there! :D 
     
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    If God Neptune had the 6th member I'd seriously consider it, but for now I'm keeping him :) .
     
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    Everything.





    In my case over$300.
     
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    The Lobclaw repaint is going to be revealed before GN ships.

    Like, they're almost certainly teasing it already with that Matrix Buster in the comic.
     
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    Given that it's many new parts, there's a good chance it won't even be an issue.

    How did you come to that (insane) conclusion?
     
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    They're not going to pass up on an opportunity to reuse that mold, especially since there's literally nothing to do that with naturally.

    And Legends/Selects universe is known for wild and crazy stuff.

    They make a point of God Neptune stealing the Matrix buster, which matches his color scheme perfectly.

    I can easily picture a chapter of the comic centered in the Matrix Buster being turned in to the Nautilator/Lobclaw repaint.

    It's not insane in the slightest.
     
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    No, they made a point of them stealing several Star Power Matrices to further the plot and where it's going. It has no more significance then the Black Legend Disc, the Golden Hand (With Onyx Prime), the Creation Matrix, or the Matrix Blade and RA that are in the same panel and are equal parts of the plot. That was the entire point of the comic, that they got ahead of Megatron Omega and even Primus/Oracle to collect them after feigning death and searching The Oracles Ark. This has been a story that they've been building for some time.

    They're all plot macguffins that happen to have toys that already exist and are color coded to what they're doing.

    Legends comics aren't shy to reference everything in the franchise history, jumping universes, or giving new meanings to old toys and fictions, both Hasbro and Takara, but they haven't created an original character.

    But hey, hold out hope if you'd like. Just don't be too crushed when it doesn't happen.
     
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    Technically, they did create a new character: the Energon Omega Sentinel repaint of Titans Return Astrotrain with a new head, that's part of the Blue Vanguard.
     
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    Lynxmaster, Megatronia, Grand Galvatron...all "EX" characters created from whole cloth. They even crossed over with the Legends comic... appearing in it even now.