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

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

  1. Seth Sunthay

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    I don't know what's your point.


    Megatron is definitely around 300$ (leave the relative difference between stores) and this new Optimus just cannot be cheaper than that.

    Some japanese stores are cheaper for us because they're being shipped from the other side of the world (even though they increase their price after release, and have lower cases in preorders, like amiami), unlike others like BBTS or TFS. (wich are already solicited)


    Even with that, the estimated price for Optimus got confirmed, he's definitely going to cost more than BW Megatron.
     
  2. flynnibus

    flynnibus Masterpiece Addict

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    Takara will throw in lots of accessories to help justify the stupid prices and countless posters will ooo and awe over the “awesome” doo dads that TT will include to justify $200 in cost with $15 in plastic accessories
     
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    The only price that matters to me is AJ. If it ends up around 31000 Yen shipped (and the exchange rate is supportive), then I am in.
     
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    IN amazon japan you could pre-order it for around 310$ (i think).
     
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    Cast is right.... cause the wife is going to break both my arms if I pay $440 for this figure
     
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    Always amusing seeing people cry about price. They could charge $500 and it would still sell out (first run at least). Probably why they don’t care about 3P and KO. If gives folks who don’t want pay for official toys a way to get one. 
     
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    [Insert Dead Horse Here]
     
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    takara has lost it if they think im paying 400$ for a mp optimus
     
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    To be fair I am more upset about the August release date than the price. Truthfully we don't know what he comes with yet. The price may be justified. Perhaps there may well be a huffer included?
     
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    I admit I was wrong. I had thought this would’ve been around MP-36 pricing. JPY50k is a lot more than I’ve paid for a single figure even with the pre-order discount.

    KO companies must be high-fiving each other right now...
     
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    You are right. That's why they are charging 440. They know you want to pay more ;) 
     
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    Is there an iPhone in there? Cause that’s the only way a trailer can justify this price.
     
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    I thought your "supplier" had this down as an April release with Hound in August?
     
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    After shipping. I pretty much shop at CDJapan, which is also known as Neowing, on a near-monthly basis. So when it comes to their prices, they will sell it for $230.73 before shipping. And depending on what type of means of where it is being shipped to (lets use my location, and say California), they will tact on the $30 shipping fee for what I prefer. Once they get the final weight and dimensions during the shipping process, they will inform the buyer if the chosen rate costs more than what they have previously said.

    However, if you live outside the United States and use their Proxy service, the price will be higher. Especially if the currency is weaker than the Japanese Yen. Otherwise, it will never be $310 USD before shipping if you live in the United States. Especially if they offer a 30% discount.
     
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    I’d be surprised if they had any hands left over, considering how busy they are stealing from legitimate companies and stabbing each other in the back.
     
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    It'd be $1440 if there was an iPhone there. They're the ultimate in rip off.

    Would be interesting to see if Japanese fans have reacted the same way we have or if they're accepting it. Ultimately it's them Takara will listen to.
     
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    Only you can decide if it’s worth it. Keep in mind that each of your friends has something he or she would spend a ridiculous amount of money on - everyone does. This may be yours - that’s between you and yourself, and not for anyone else to judge. If it is your money, it is meant to be spent however you wish to - it’s yours.
     
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