Takara Tomy MP-45 Bumblebee 2.0

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by TTemploy, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. alty66

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    Has to be reaction to mp 44. There is no way these aren't done and ready to go. Hope nobody minds double taped boxes.
     
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  2. mcart

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    Not at all as long as the contents are sublime!
     
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  3. Dah Padre

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    They pushed that date back to not interfere directly with collectors wanting to open their wallets for Unicron. It’s huge asking someone to shell out $600 for a 2021 release, especially a few days prior having paid ~$100 for another collector desired item. People have to remember collecting anything is a niche market.
     
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  4. Prime of Shadows

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    Well, crap. At least he’s paid off I guess. Still, I don’t want to wait 2 months!
     
  5. franpincho

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  6. UltraPrimal

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    Well, that sucks for anyone who was planning to go to TFcon DC and have Dan Gilvezan sign their MP-45. You know, not like I know anyone who was hoping on doing that.

    Damn it, Takara! You did it to me again!
     
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  7. Xaxis

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    While I’d love to have Bee at the end of this month as originally scheduled, I’m okay with the delay as I’ll be better prepared financially at that time.
     
  8. bigcee66

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    Well outside of this knee issue what other problems since then has there been? I'm asking be cause of the "I highly doubt so..." comment.
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    I'm not disappointed. I do have this Bee preordered, but I could use a bit of a break after MP-44.
     
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    Good news for me. Should be able to afford him in November :) 
     
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  11. ThisIsBadComedy

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    This is the correct answer. They’re pulling out all the stops to try and make Septicron a “success.” Anyone who EVER thought they aren’t releasing him through the CF at whatever number they end up at is being silly. They never weren’t going to. They’ll end up making however many were ordered (if they haven’t made the first 4000 already) and they’ll act like it’s a special thing they’re doing because they love their fans so much... just not enough to make Panelcron at a reasonable price.

    Just to be clear though.... I seriously pray that this is to just go back over the QC and that the sheer number of MP-44 returns and exchanges were what caused this. I returned him twice myself and had to do the same on MP-43. HasTak has no excuse anymore to put out such terrible QC. Especially not at the price point they are selling them at and not offering any overseas after-sell care. The only option we have when we receive bad figures is a full return and if you get a bad one you ABSOLUTELY should return it because it’s the only voice you have that they’ll listen to. Maybe finally HasTak will step it up on their QC and be the best company once again... I’m not hopeful.. but we’ll see.

    I actually spoke a bit to the Amazon.JP rep this time and he told me they were having to take a look at how they do overseas exchanges because of this and that they’ll likely be changing it soon. Which really sucks because now I have a whole slew of Takara MPs preordered though them that I can no longer cancel and will almost certainly have bad QC that I also won’t be able to exchange if they change it.... and I’d be willing to be I’m not the only person in this boat.
     
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  12. gigtigre

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    I don't own MP44 and will not till a reissue will come out with all the problems fixed. But for me the bent antennae, the knee problem, the paint defects visible in various posted pics on FB groups, the wobbling legs and the injustifiable high price are all deal breakers.
    If people feel safe buying it, then good, but not me. Just that.

    The figure looks ok, yes, but at that price I would have expected a perfect figure and not another MP rodimus. The price been the same as megatron mp36 ok, but at that price no, there is a problem.
     
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  13. Scypris

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    If you are surprised by this, I'm going to find you and hit you with a whiffle ball bat..
     
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    That really didnt answer my question. You made it seem as if they never learned their lesson since MP-09...well yes they have this was unfortunate but I highly doubt they did this on purpose or were trying to replicate what happened almost a decade ago with another figure. Then theres the fans jab for buying official products. Let me guess. You're a 3rd party sympathizer huh? Sorry not all of us do overpriced knock offs.
     
  15. GizmoTron

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    Not to burst your hopeful bubble, but MP-44 had a two month delay, too, and there were still issues. MPs just seem to always have a bit of a delay, and the delays do not seem to have any effect on the final product as far as 100% preventing these QC issues.
     
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  16. T-Hybrid

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    Huh... probably delayed because they got sidetracked working on a fourth version of Optimus Prime.
     
  17. The ARISEN PRIME

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    What does this version have in special??
     
  18. Prime of Shadows

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    What exactly do you mean? Like what are the differences between this and MP-21?
     
  19. gigtigre

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    Do you need a pic of my entire official MP collection? I have them all. Original. I understood since your first reply that you was just preparing your way to saying "Let me guess. You're a 3rd party sympathizer huh? Sorry not all of us do overpriced knock offs". Now and then, I suggest you to guess less and try to understand deeply what other say before giving up to the urge of appearing smart.

    I was just saying that they never learn, they simply don't care about QC as they should and they just increase prices because people buy the things they produce. It's just capitalism, so "learning lessons" does not happen as long as sales go well.
     
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  20. Robotmonkeys

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    I wonder what the Date Stamps (on box and figure) will be, if they reflect this 2 month delay.