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Masterpiece / Masterpiece compatible Discussion.

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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 5,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭Optimus Prime


    Anyone looking for Masterpiece Grimlock, should check out ToysRus.co.uk.. Right now...


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,982 ✭✭✭✭chopperbyrne


    I can't justify £100 right now and I prefer the Takara version anyway.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 5,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭Optimus Prime


    its a lot for sure, but you cant get it cheaper can you?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    If you're lucky and persistent, you may get the original Hasbro version for about the same price. It's probably better made on average.


    Cheaper than 100 euro? Not these days, unless the person selling it doesn't understand what they have, or it's a fixer upper.


    There's a Takara one listed on Adverts at the moment for 250 if anyone is feeling impatient.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 5,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭Optimus Prime


    I got one off ToysRus it will do me, shipped and all last night! Have Wheeljack should be arriving from kapow next week too.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    Rumours abound that Tracks has been put back so they can bring Sunstreaker forward to take the wind out of the 3P version from Omnigonix.

    Large doses of salt etc.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭JohnMc1


    Beefy78 wrote: »
    Am I right in thinking one of the MP lines is readily available in Toys R Us in the States?

    I'm in New York in a couple of weeks time....

    Whereabouts? If you'll be in Queens you can go to the one off Northern Blvd [I used to frequent there a lot when I lived in NY] and there's plenty throughout NYC. Avoid Times Square. Its visually impressive and it is massive but its a definite "tourist trap" when it comes to prices. You'll be able to find what you're looking for less in any other NYC location.

    Btw. Their website shows Prowl and Sunstorm. Obviously each store will vary.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭JohnMc1


    They're re-releasing MP-05 Megatron as the 30th Anniversary Exclusive.

    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11976&mode=retail

    A new one to be in scale with MP-10 Prime would be nice though.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    JohnMc1 wrote: »
    They're re-releasing MP-05 Megatron as the 30th Anniversary Exclusive.

    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11976&mode=retail

    A new one to be in scale with MP-10 Prime would be nice though.

    5th release of this mold?

    6th??

    I can't remember anymore.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭JohnMc1


    wernstrom! wrote: »
    5th release of this mold?

    6th??

    I can't remember anymore.


    Yeah its definitely had its share or re-releases. That's why thought a scaled down Megatron to match MP-10 Prime would have been better.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    Masterpiece Grimlock is on TRU UK for 70GBP... which is not too awful considering it's about the same price as the US, or maybe even a little cheaper?


    Although you still get the lighter plastic...






    JohnMc1 wrote: »
    Yeah its definitely had its share or re-releases. That's why thought a scaled down Megatron to match MP-10 Prime would have been better.


    After TT did the 'last shot' thing with MP1 then announced MP10 five minutes later, people seem to think a smaller Megatron is coming.

    It's kinda funny they're making a big deal over the chrome when they've done a pretty good job avoiding chrome in the Masterpiece line for the last
    couple of years.


    There are claims it will be MP25. But this is coming from someone i've never seen be right before, so skeptical.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭JohnMc1


    wernstrom! wrote: »

    After TT did the 'last shot' thing with MP1 then announced MP10 five minutes later, people seem to think a smaller Megatron is coming.

    It's kinda funny they're making a big deal over the chrome when they've done a pretty good job avoiding chrome in the Masterpiece line for the last
    couple of years.


    There are claims it will be MP25. But this is coming from someone i've never seen be right before, so skeptical.

    I hope we do get a new Megatron. Or atleast Galvatron. That one is long over due with Rodimus being out and Magnus coming.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,987 ✭✭✭JohnMc1


    We're getting an MP-11 repaint as Mp-11 SW Skywarp. I'm guessing Thundercracker won't be far behind.

    http://tformers.com/new-hasbro-asia-exclusives-announced-mp-11sw-skywarp-and-human-alliance-barricadesoundwave-2-pack/25022/news.html


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    Hasbro Asia reissue of Hasbro MP10 Optimus is out. The pricing is actually quite decent all things considered. You might have to do a bit of research to find one tho... Kapow seem to be all sold out.

    Although they may have more stock when it actually arrives to them (?)




    JohnMc1 wrote: »
    We're getting an MP-11 repaint as Mp-11 SW Skywarp. I'm guessing Thundercracker won't be far behind.

    http://tformers.com/new-hasbro-asia-exclusives-announced-mp-11sw-skywarp-and-human-alliance-barricadesoundwave-2-pack/25022/news.html

    People are fairly irked at the price tag. Takara's pricing on the orignal seeker mold in 2006 was already a little grabby. Never mind multiple successive pirce hikes.

    But yes, i do plan to buy the bloody thing anyway.


    The thing is there's already a Thundercracker from the Mp11 mold. Even if it does take the deco from the Generations version... Then there's a Legends Thundercracker out early next year, and a Leader Class one which is a retool of Generations Jetfire.

    Yes, i know. Masterpiece and Generations aren't the same line, but all those factors together are going to make them at least wait, or not proceed at all. I think.

    JohnMc1 wrote: »
    I hope we do get a new Megatron. Or atleast Galvatron. That one is long over due with Rodimus being out and Magnus coming.

    I trust you've seen X-Transbots Apollyon by now? I'm not sure about that one yet...X-Tranbots products seem to receive mixed reviews.
    At this rate, there'll be a 3P masterpieceish Galvatron out before a 'real' one too.



    There's other Masterpiece-ish (3p) things coming too for people who've been not keeping tracking.

    -Junkions
    -Scourge
    -Mirage
    -Astrotrain

    And there's that Omnigonix attempt at Sunstreaker as well..but that's been generally known about for a while, as well as a Blaster or two.

    All-in-all i would say TT have had some of the wind taken out of their sails.
    Some of this is due soon too...... There's so many companies and so many releases touted now, i'm staring to loose track.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Lads should I enter Parcel Connect's address as my billing address as well as my delivery address on TRU? They won't throw a wobbly will they?

    :edit: Fuk it...my order got cancelled and when I went to re-order with my actual billing address Grimlock is no longer available for home delivery...FML.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    Grimlock is available for home (UK address only?) delivery again.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 5,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭Optimus Prime


    I used parcel motel for it. Got Bumblee yesterday, they could have done with painting a face on spike


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    keithgeo wrote: »
    I used parcel motel for it. Got Bumblee yesterday, they could have done with painting a face on spike


    They could've done without Spike full stop. Checked it for defects, then back in the box forever with it.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    Big discounts on Grimlock and Sunstorm on TRU UK.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 5,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭Optimus Prime


    oh man i cant believe i bought grimlock off there when it first went up.. im sick looking at that price! Sunstorm too. they wont ship grimlock though..


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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Can someone who has been watching things for a while tell me how likely it is that either Omegalock or TRU will get Soundwave and/or Prowl in soon? Do they come in and out of stock quite regularly?

    I found Prowl from a reliable eBay seller (people4toy) so can't decide whether to risk custom duties or not!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 5,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭Optimus Prime


    Can someone who has been watching things for a while tell me how likely it is that either Omegalock or TRU will get Soundwave and/or Prowl in soon? Do they come in and out of stock quite regularly?

    I found Prowl from a reliable eBay seller (people4toy) so can't decide whether to risk custom duties or not!


    Unlikely toysrus will get those. Try kapowtoys.co. Uk

    I haven't seen Soundwave on there in over a year and Prowl for toysrus was cancelled I believe.


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Oh ok guess I'll give up on TRU then. I saw that the Takara versions of Soundwave and Prowl are on kapowtoys.co.uk but they're out of stock. Same on omegalock and masterforce. Probably to be expected at this time of year I suppose.

    Not sure whether I should get the Takara Soundwave or watch eBay for the Hasbro one with the five cassettes! Decisions, decisions!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 5,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭Optimus Prime


    I missed soundwave when it was first out too, got lucky and actually got it off a guy on adverts!

    I just got an email saying Masterpiece Ultra Magnus i bought off kapow has just shipped!


  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭Whammy!


    I'm after getting MP-13B Soundblaster with Ratbat as a surprise present. Very very happy with it as I actually prefer Soundblaster's colour scheme and liked the Headmaster series.
    I wouldn't call it a substitute if you are looking for a Takara Soundwave, but with that being said my urge for Soundwave has now faded dramatically now that I have Soundblaster. Plus places like Kapow have them in stock.
    I still do want some more cassettes though. Can you get Lazerbeak separately? I know you can get most of the others, just never saw Lazerbeak.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 1,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ChopShop


    Whammy! wrote: »
    Can you get Lazerbeak separately? I know you can get most of the others, just never saw Lazerbeak.

    eBay.

    Occasionally you'll find someone who broke the set up, or a Chinese vendor that has a few 'factory overrun' items that came into their hands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭Whammy!


    I had to share this when I saw it.
    Ultra Magnus Masterpiece stop motion video by TakaraTomy.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,144 ✭✭✭MarkHall


    That is quite fun!


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    keithgeo wrote: »
    I just got an email saying Masterpiece Ultra Magnus i bought off kapow has just shipped!

    I'd be interested to hear your feedback on Ultra Magnus mate.....he just looks a bit too big and chunky for my liking. Don't know what it is about him... I just can't put my finger on it...


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 5,384 Mod ✭✭✭✭Optimus Prime


    Will let you know, it's been sitting in parcel motel depot since the 24th. Still waiting for them to stick it in a locker.


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