Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-44 Convoy/Optimus Prime Ver. 3

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Retroheavy, Feb 21, 2018.

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  1. Grendel163

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    I was about to check out in bbts when i saw the taxes due were $43 for a $449 figure!!! Thats Insane!
    I really want this figure but...

    I wish they gave you the option of just selling the cab.
     
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  2. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    Cause popular items eventually run out of their initial production.

    Heck MP 36 already looks like it needs a re-reissue.
     
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    Facing a similar dilemma myself.

    I see three probabilities:

    Purchase it from a online retailer and accept the tax.

    Hope a local board member comes through.

    Last and certainly least go the ko route.
     
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  5. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Or try Buyee or maybe Mandarake too.
     
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  6. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    yeah to echo other people you're better off waiting for the reissue which will probably coming sometime in 2021. There's always the chance they sold enough the first run they can slowly start reducing the price like MP-10
     
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    Pride21 Honor Wisdom Virtue

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    Quick question.

    Can Optimus Prime still be transformed to robot mode if the two front wheels are broken off?

    Please and thanks.
     
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  8. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    Lol you mustve seen that auction on eBay
     
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  9. Pride21

    Pride21 Honor Wisdom Virtue

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    I did.

    I would still appreciate a helpful response.
     
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  10. chchchch

    chchchch Chunky Coherent

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    I haven't seen the auction or any photos of the breakage but he should still be able to transform. The wheels are attached to slider joints that need to be moved for transformation (I imagine they broke it by forgetting this step) but I think you should still be able to move those without having wheels to grasp. Otherwise the wheels just take up space. (But for full disclosure, I don't have a broken copy to try it on for absolute certainty :D  .)
     
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    Thanks chchchch.

    Just placed a bid.

    The auction ends in 6 days.
     
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  12. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    That's what I'm doing. Not buying anything lately so I can wait.
     
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    Im waiting for the KO to butcher parts to fix my official
     
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    True. I was on the chosen prime site no tax, free shipping and $6 off a non mint but sealed box.
     
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    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

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    “That’s a question you should ask yourself, shadow panther.”

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    i rarely use BBTS
     
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    Idk I'm not in the US ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

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    LOL just joking, man.
     
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