Takara-Tomy Diaclone Reboot

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  1. rikkomba

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    I know the feeling. I was so excited to grab a GD in Japan on the date of its release.
    Went through all the gimmicks, head to toe... and at the very end...
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    Speaking of, I watched another cloud across video last night and saw that the hands detach for the first time.
    They obviously wanted to keep that hidden so it's a safe bet that there will be an alternate attachment coming up.

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    I left my heart there, on a bed of rice
     
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    Again, same here.
    Which is a realistic time scale to get a giant seven kilo box from one side of the globe to the other.
    There's something weird going on with Rikkombas order I think.
     
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    Time well spent yesterday building my swarm… went on to attack my GD

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  9. RoadCaesar

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    Participation has really picked up on the eve of DA-100, so I think it's easy to miss posts.

    Hopefully, my DA-100s are on time and without hiccup - it'll likely be a week from Friday that mine arrive. (Or the following Monday.)

    We saw that one posted as well amidst the sea of early unboxing videos last week as well - I really loved his videography skill and techniques. Especially the use of smoke/fog and the backlit flood shots.

    The half dozen early unboxing videos all followed the same format, stepping through the configurations in the booklet in the same order. But you are correct that his was the first to demo the fist disconnect feature.
     
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    Cloud has hit HLJ alongside the final MPG of set one, so ship has been hit, EMS shipping of those plus both of the missing link convoys + a small kit was only $180ish so things are pretty good.
     
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    New Video from Mangmotion, more detail review DA-100

     
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    DA-95 + DA-100 are obviously way more pricey than metroplex, fort max, and heck, even haslab's unicron at release. What would be the main reason(s) for this, and what do you all like about this combo than the others mentioned?
     
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    Quality and it scratches an itch I have for the super robot genre.
     
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    Just FYI - Most of my prepaid Amazon.co.jp preorders coming to the USoA usually get mailed out 2-3 days after they ship domestic orders. They also have not usually been releasing them before the official release date like some etailers do. So, don't get worried if you don't get notices right away next week.
     
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    They are 10 times more fun than those, easier to transform, they have more features than those 3 combined. If you ever get them in hand, you’ll notice it right away.
     
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    Easier to transform is right up my alley! I was wrestling with a magic square jazz for way longer than i'm comfy to admit last night LOL
     
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    DA-100 shipped from HLJ. Will have in hand next week
     
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    Takara-Tomy Diaclone Reboot

    I made a fairly detailed post explaining much of this a couple pages back (click link above). I don't want to flood/spam the same info, but this contains a large amount of reasoning.

    Basically, the super-brief version is that Diaclone is WELL beyond the quality, detail, materials, and design limitations of Hasbro TFs. They also hold their value if you decide to trim down your collection or re-home it entirely.

    It's priced as a "boutique collectible", not a mass retail toy. It's not marketed to be "affordable" like Hasbro (used to do) and TFs.

    And while $1,000.00 today in one shot is a lot of cheddar, very few of us paid that and definitely not all at once. This has been 2 years in the making. DA-95 came last year and was less than $500. DA-100 is just now releasing and was available at various global etailers for less than $500. Even after shipping to the US.

    It would be like asking how anyone can buy the entire MPG Trainbot set all at once (including 07 and 08 as well as a possible 09, 10, 11, and 12.) Very few people do that - most have picked them up one at a time over many months.

    That's Diaclone - it's been going since 2015, so most people aren't spending huge amounts all at once unless they're new and playing catch up.
     
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