Transform And Roll Out TR-02 commander of stars (Cybertron Optimus Prime)

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  1. axiom

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    Oof! That price is a little up there! Not sure how I feel about that. I really like this figure, but not sure it is worth more that the average MP leader bot of around $120 - $150.
     
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    ambitious project considering tnR's jazz took forever to come out and even changed names in the process. renders look good although probably not accurate to source.
     
  3. Kaynowa

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    Not too inaccurate. Strange proportions and the cannons are off in super mode, but overall a great rendition. Jazz was a bad example though. The design was stolen and the thief left his signature on the figure's legs
     
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    OOOOoooooh.. Yea.. You really have to like Cybertron Prime to want this at 185.00 and then add in shipping..
     
  5. Hawkwave

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    I am not seeing why it cost that much. In China its around $100. The only way that price makes sense is if they are paying Chinese retail prices + shipping + the mark up for profit. I would think they could get a better price than that as a distributor.

    I'll be ordering from China, but that sucks for those who don't.
     
  6. Robogeek28

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    China stores will have him for cheaper I'm sure. ;) 
     
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    From Spotlight: Optimus Prime. Just ignore the image of Sentinel Prime in the corner.

    You can see from Don's artwork that Cybertron Prime's trailer, with a little reworking, could almost work as Nova's, but the cab transformation is totally different. So maybe a Nova-colored repaint would be enough to scratch the itch for some, but I still want an accurate MP-style Nova Prime.

    Nova Prime. Dunno what to tell you, the wings are how he was drawn in the IDW comics.
     
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  8. Digger

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    Oh cool. Eh I still want the crazy devil angel baby version from maketoys. I’d suffice with just a redeco.
     
  9. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    This design would look killer in Nemesis colors...
     
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  10. xueyue2

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    Indeed it doesn't make sense for a China MSRP $100 toy to cause $186 to buy in NA.
    However there is one such example before as well, the WJ Omega Supreme. The MSRP was low in China but the final price in NA was a lot more, I think the reason is because the box is huge.
    So maybe this toys will have a huge box thus big shipping cost as well? But I doubt it will be as big as WJ Omega Supreme's box.
     
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    Yes, but I don't think it can cost or weigh more than a Zeta combiner main bot with the combiner parts, which costs around $135. They cost around $90 in China.

    I think the answer is they don't think they are going to sell many of them and to justify importing them they are charging more. Since they probably wont be ordering as many the cost for them will be more for them as well.

    Bet you see them on Showz for around $150.
     
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  12. xueyue2

    xueyue2 Well-Known Member

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    I sure hope so if we can see the final price around $140 to $150. Otherwise I will buy from Taobao directly too. (Being too lazy to do that, maybe it's a good time to learn that).
     
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    why has every 3rd party screwed this up, the onlt hope was bzb and he's disappeared with that add on
     
  14. Hawkwave

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    You wont save quite as much but if you want easy way to buy from Taobao use superbuy.com. its what I do.
     
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    Or nova prime.
     
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  16. Mark Fuller

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    I see so many ppl say how hard taobao is. I worked it out. Im useless... lol. Once its set tho, its just log in and go for it. Bulk buys work best for shipping costs tho..
     
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  17. xueyue2

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    I already that buy smaller, lighter items there and combined shipping save the most. But for heavy and big item, it might be similar cost as buying from NA retailer, is that right?
     
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    nah dont think so. i got WJ Ultima Guard for 210 AUS dollars delivered. if that puts stuff into perspective for u. i think NA retail was like 250 US.
     
  19. xueyue2

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    that price is from your local retailer or from Taobao?
    In NA, I think average price is 215 USD. However during ebay flash sale, I got it for 170.
     
  20. Chrisola

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    $185?! lol

    He's up for £99 / $130 on TFS-Express UK