Takara-Tomy Diaclone Reboot

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Transmorph633, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Spikeytigertron

    Spikeytigertron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2016
    Posts:
    3,443
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +14,324
    Diaclone is pretty good at that. Not quite as bad as Hasbro Transformer exclusives… (but that could be a Walmart/Target/Amazon/Convention thing).

    The hardest part of Diaclone is missing the two preorder windows. Before Street Date in Japan; then; 2-4mons later with Domestic Importers (usually).


    agree about the lack of raid chamber. The E[xteme] Power Suit didn’t have one either. But they’re the exceptions to the rule.

    I think I did the 202X a little awkward with their accessories. I really wish all those missile tips actually detached (which is reasonably asking for too much, I’m aware). But they end up ina part bay, along with all the expansion sets w/o boxes/trays.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2023
    • Like Like x 3
  2. Viper2

    Viper2 Storming the Moon Gate

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2019
    Posts:
    930
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +2,996
    Anyway, speaking of the 202x suits, I received mine and quite like them. They're chunky but with decent articulation. I also like how they kept ball joints to a minimum, instead using more hinges and pivots compared to the regular suits.

    Also, I now have nine extra Waruders, and no mechs for them to sit in because Waruder mechs don't include extra empty cockpits. Four can go into my vintage Giant Waruder, if they fit. A Waruder cannot sit in decrepit Diaclone Wheeljack, the hips are too wide...so what else can I try? My G1 Insecticons are even worse than decrepit Diaclone Wheeljack (who is really just missing a door, the head, and all accessories), so they don't really look like options. What else should I try? Dinobots?

    Edit: I can fit four in the Giant Waruder. Two of them don't really sit well in the seats, but it's still possible to close the cockpit.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2023
    • Like Like x 3
  3. Dunedain

    Dunedain Winter is coming

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Posts:
    900
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3,699
    WOW, i was upstate at my country property,for a last hooray before Summers end. While, i do admit, i enjoyed the fresh air, the fresh food, and refining my skills with my precision firearms, i am excited to see what was revealed while i was away.

    What a difference a week can make. I must admit, this new "sub line", just looks like an extension of the existing "hard Diaclone". That said, WHO CARES, it looks great. LOVE the new black trailer, new motorbike, new colors, LOVE it ALL.

    Cant wait to Pre order it all, and in multiples. I love coming back from a trip away from electronics, except optic sights on my AR15s, to go back on my computer and see a bunch of new Diaclone goodness. I love this line so much.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  4. RoadCaesar

    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2018
    Posts:
    2,718
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    USA
    Likes:
    +12,716
    The thing with Magic is that any of the cards with real value HAVE that value because of supply and the Reserved List, which is a list of cards that will NEVER be reprinted (and no new cards added to it.) Anything outside of that list is eligible for reprint and thus has fleeting value. But the RL cards have ONLY increased in price consistently over the last 25 years. (I have a fairly large number of them since I started at the beginning in 1993.) And, yeah - the most I paid for any RL card was $10. They're all worth 10x more than that or exponentially more.)

    Welcome to a collectible commodity with limited supply and consistent demand.

    <Looks at Gas Station Playset from 1985> uh... hmmm.

    But much like Diaclone, I was able to slowly pick up the missing components of that collection over the years via good, reliable sources. Much like Mandarake for Diaclone, I used Transformerland for TF and MASK.

    And the FOMO is partly justified for releases OUTSIDE of the preorder window. It was through sheer luck and chance that I managed to get in just in time for DA-93. I missed all the windows. Now look at the dumb thing ...

    DA-95 has remained level, which is great for those chasing it still. I expect it will remain that way until 2Q next year at the earliest.

    And I think that people like me getting in recently have caused the sharp spike in secondary pricing over the last 6 months. Pieces I snapped up ASAP since March are now 50-100% more expensive (DA-14/-17/-33/-80, DA-65/-EX, DA-91, DA-50, DA-75/-76) I literally obtained 2 of each for the price of 1 current price. (Except BPs - only 1-off of each and that's fine by me.)

    I don't see older releases declining in price as long as the line remains active and popular. As for increases over current prices (old and new releases), that's all guesswork.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Jalen Gatton07

    Jalen Gatton07 Adapt or Die Tonight

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2023
    Posts:
    7,143
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Modesto California
    Likes:
    +15,540
    YouTube (Handle):
    Very helpful!
    Yep... aftermarket is definitely something for this line.
    Great pictures!
    Also extremely helpful!
    I actually much prefer it that way, makes it more organized rather than branching off if that makes sense.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Skylanderformer

    Skylanderformer (yells)

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2021
    Posts:
    2,380
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    Likes:
    +2,613
    now i know this isn't super realistic but can we get dynazenon X diaclone sometime soon?
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. Xaxis

    Xaxis Multi-dimensional Traveler

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    7,479
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Near Mt. St. Hilary
    Likes:
    +25,307
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Perhaps for some, enjoying life to its fullest includes owning a DA-95 in one's youth. :) 

    If it doesn't put one at risk and brings them joy, then it's a win. :D 
     
    • Like Like x 7
  8. RussianSentaiFan

    RussianSentaiFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Posts:
    524
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +911
    It may well be.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  9. Skylanderformer

    Skylanderformer (yells)

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2021
    Posts:
    2,380
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    Likes:
    +2,613
    i have a hole in my soul that can only be filled by a ground dion and cloud across.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  10. Jalen Gatton07

    Jalen Gatton07 Adapt or Die Tonight

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2023
    Posts:
    7,143
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Location:
    Modesto California
    Likes:
    +15,540
    YouTube (Handle):
    I would actually pay so much for a Diaclone show.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  11. Skylanderformer

    Skylanderformer (yells)

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2021
    Posts:
    2,380
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    Likes:
    +2,613
    my diaclone dream would be the equivalent of fort max. Canon-Accurate fort max. the size of at least a 1/60 costco or something of a similar caliber.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. RoadCaesar

    RoadCaesar Diaclone Clone TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2018
    Posts:
    2,718
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    USA
    Likes:
    +12,716
    How has this remained in inventory longer than 12 hours???

    Screenshot_20230907-173622.png

    I haven't seen a DA-52/-56 sit idle IN MONTHS. I finally let temptation get the best of me and made a play for the DA-52.

    Strange Days!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  13. HeroicC300

    HeroicC300 Chats with Artists

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Posts:
    5,471
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +1,589
    Ah yes, the one not on RobotKingdom...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Kiresu

    Kiresu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2014
    Posts:
    246
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Likes:
    +172
    Deciding to let go of a few things if anyone is interested:

    DA-34 Waruder raptor head dark cathode $90
    DA-42 Trijetter (no box) $180
    DA-47 Tridigger (no box) $250
    DA-59 Trirambler (red, no box) $120
    DA-75 Warudaros drago head (injured, documented in images) negotiable
    Currently shipping just within the US. PM if interested.

    PXL_20230901_193936676~2.jpg PXL_20230901_194016351~2.jpg PXL_20230901_195056848.jpg PXL_20230828_043203062.jpg PXL_20230828_042946516.jpg PXL_20230828_042842847.jpg PXL_20230828_042826411.jpg PXL_20230828_042803725.jpg PXL_20230908_023759038~2.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 5
  15. Quippy

    Quippy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2021
    Posts:
    1,983
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Likes:
    +7,955
    Powered Grand Dion Armament Convoy image.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 15
  16. Xaxis

    Xaxis Multi-dimensional Traveler

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    7,479
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Near Mt. St. Hilary
    Likes:
    +25,307
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    Well, I emailed Amazon Japan’s English customer service email address asking about DA-102 preorders for customers outside of Japan.

    They didn’t seem to understand what I was asking. Pretty much copy-and-paste from stock answers.

    Hopefully it results in some kind of nudge for the listing though.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  17. jackisking

    jackisking Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    15,994
    News Credits:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Home of the Polish Boy
    Likes:
    +41,075
    With the cancellation date passing, I was expecting to see it listed. I got a PO in at chosen prime just incase.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  18. Matrix Quest

    Matrix Quest Can't Escape from the 1:60 Scale Diaclone World

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Posts:
    4,031
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    North Carolina - USoA
    Likes:
    +21,487
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Instagram:
    - "It's a fine craft, Captain. I hope you understand the faith we have in you by putting you on its bridge."
    - "Yes, Ma'am. Thank you, Admiral. I won't let you down."

    1000011511.jpg

    Diaclone DA-95: Ground Dion with DA-98: Reinforcement Unit A (plus other sets)...
     
    • Like Like x 12
  19. rikkomba

    rikkomba Hunger

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Posts:
    11,771
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Unicron
    Likes:
    +60,533
    Dia-Janeway <3
     
    • Like Like x 3
  20. rikkomba

    rikkomba Hunger

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Posts:
    11,771
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Location:
    Unicron
    Likes:
    +60,533
    Screenshot 2023-09-08 at 10.30.38.png

    DA-44 Triverse Shadow Dasher Exclusive
    DA-46 Triverse Shadow Jetter Exclusive

    Tridasher took $170.

    I just received Fans Hobby's MB-23A FRIGHT STORM, and it's going straight up for sale.
    Also cancelled SS86 Ultra Mehnus.

    $830 or 121,000 yen left for these two, let's see if I a miracle happens...
     
    • Like Like x 3