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

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

  1. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    Price is up. Also preorders will follow very soon.
    Note I think this is SGD. That’s about $360 in USD. So it’s going to be similar to BW Megs. Not terrible.
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    With Amazon Japan’s typical preorder discount, it will likely be closer to $308 USD. While still very expensive, I’m not surprised at that price.

    And if the late August release is accurate, that gives plenty of time to save up.
     
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    That’s it. TT is officially not my pick. It’s difficult to justify a $400 price tag for a single figure.
     
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  4. lord ginrai

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    So an August release?
    If this is indeed MP44, this means Hound would be released even later in the year.
    Hmmmm, that would make 2019 another pretty barren year.

    As for the price, if it really ends up being 50,000JPY (35,000JPY preorder price) then ouch!
    Not quite sure if I'm willing to pony up that much.
     
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  5. Prime of Shadows

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    We were mostly right about the number too...MP-44. Man that damage is worse than I thought.
     
  6. lord ginrai

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    日元 is Chinese for JPY.
    So it's closer to $440 USD. With the usual 30% off preorder prices he will likely end up around $310 USD in the end.
     
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    日元 is Chinese for “Japanese Yen” and if that’s true then it’s $440

    Edit: NINJA’D

     
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  8. Xaxis

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    Are you sure that’s not 50,000 JPY? If it’s SGD then 50,000 would be $36,356.03 USD.

    A 50,000 JPY MSRP at Amazon Japan’s usual discount will be around $308 USD.


    Edit: @lord ginrai and @Turbine027 you ninjas.
     
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    Yeah about 308 right now so about $58-60 more than MP10
     
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    Wow. I'm hoping that the 2 already picked up is per case otherwise I can see this release tanking.
     
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    I'm so glad that this guy doesn't interest me in the slightest...


    I do hope for lower prices for those that DO want him though...because that price, even WITH discounts taken off, is ridiculous.
     
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    Out of my price range...
     
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    How is Takara this out of touch with reality?
     
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    I would dig back through my posts to check but...called it, I knew it would be around this price and tif confirmed that's made a difficult decision very easy for me. With prices creeping up recently I've had to set a hard limit on MP or MP-like figures at that is £200 (although I'd be willing to go £10-15 above to cover shipping). This is gonna be £250 at best. If i didn't already have MP-10 and wasn't worried about disappointing QC, paint, durability issues I'd be torn...but I do and I am and so I am not. No Convoy V3 for me, I'll let you guys fill me in on the pro's and cons and wait for a KO.

    An August release also means this will be the longest gap between tease/announcement of an MP and release. Beating Dinobot by a month I think?
     
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    I wish that were the case but I can't see him being cheaper than BW Megs.
    Still curious what kind of miracles that trailer holds to justify such a hefty price tag.
     
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    MP-10 is in my shelf laughing at us all.
     
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    Meh. The price will drop. Out of necessity.
     
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    You're probably right. Inevitably will be the best selling KO ever.
     
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    Good grief...no.
     
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    Now, this is ridiculous.

    There's nothing about the figure worth that price. I really hope people do vote with their wallets and sit this one out so Takara learns. There's no reason to spend that kind of money on a Masterpiece from Takara.
     
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