TakaraTomy April Listings - New Movie Series, MPM-5 Barricade

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Thundershot

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    Not really on topic per se, but I love how going to the Studio page, both Legends (which is continuing via TTM) and Unite Warriors both have live sites... unlike TAV... That gives hope for future TTM Unite Warrior sets (Liokaiser, Dinoking, awesome crazy batshit stuff like Grand Galvatron and Megatronia).

    On topic... It's amazing how fast the preorders sold out for Blackout and Grimlock. I'll just wait for AE.. and I'm sure amazon japan will do them (a search doesn't seem to bring them up on the site)
     
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    Where are the listings for Megatron?
     
  3. lord ginrai

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    They're already sold out on Amazon I'm afraid. Sold out in mere hours.
     
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    well seeing as each mpm figure is between 100 and 130 , and a blackout would have to be around 200 or more, i'd say get this one. i pick actually affordable vs a bit better but increased in price by like 5 times...
     
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  5. Type-R

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    April 21 for TakaraTomy's releases.
     
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  6. octobotimus

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    ya so basically the same release times as tlk.
     
  7. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    Noice..just afew days before my bday! Gonna be gooddddd. :D 
     
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    I just might! Man..I wish I could see how big he is to mpm prime. But then again, I'd pay a little more for an upscaled and tweaked (feet slats) and added articulated hands, and premium paint apps blackout by a 3P company, I'd buy that and pay a little more.. However, I could settle for this if he's a good scale to mpm prime. So I need a comparison.
     
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    Maybe your relations will give you vouchers saying they will buy you these.
     
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  10. lord ginrai

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    He's probably closer in size to MPM Ironhide than Optimus, so he'll be far from in scale. Looks to be an awesome and very accurate toy though.
     
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    Any confirmation of paint difference between hasbro and takara?
     
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    from what we know, they are the same sculpt and paint wise.
     
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    No differences based on what we have seen so far. But bear in mind that there were differences in the final product for the last 2 MPM releases between both companies.
     
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    well that mpm, if we look at the other lines like tlk and potp , there are no differences...
     
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    A whole week and Anime Export still has not posted preorders for Studio Series and I don't think they post anything on Weekends.
     
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    The takara version is the same as the hasbro version, why pay extra? Just buy the Hasbro version off of captured prey or amazon.
     
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    because some people are takara elitists
     
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    Neither Captured Prey or American Amazon seem to have MPM-5 Barricade though. Takara's MPM-5 Barricade seems to be going for around $80 USD plus shipping, so it seems to me that's a quite bit cheaper than the $100-$110 USD plus shipping that the Hasbro version of MPM-5 Barricade is going for at most e-tailer sites. Price is a factor.
     
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    Those were also both released before the ‘brand unification’.

    If I recall correctly, we saw the Takara Prime differences several months before release.
     
  20. Type-R

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    The "brand unification" had already taken place, it just wasn't mentioned using that term. Hence the dual branding on the packaging for MPM-3 and 4.
     
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