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Old 2015-03-26, 11:21 AM   #101
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Blue Bluestreak mother****ers!
 
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Old 2015-03-26, 01:43 PM   #102
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My love for Blue Bluestreak is well-known by this point, so obviously I love it. In fact, it's one of the most beautiful Transformers I've ever seen! What could possibly stand in the way of me getting it?

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According to the web page, it looks like this will be a limited release of about 2,000 and available in Japan, likely as a web or other type of exclusive, so it may be one of the more difficult pieces to obtain.
Oh, right. That. What the ****, Takara?

No, seriously, why would you do that? Foreigners have been frothing at the mouth with demand for this deco for years. You'd think they'd want to profit from that instead of making just enough to make the Diaclone fiends inside Japan happy, and not much else.

Oh well. I guess sketchy Chinese bootleggers will get my money instead.
 
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Old 2015-03-26, 02:26 PM   #103
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Yeah, that limited release thing really kills my interest in it. It's a sweet looking deco, but not enough for me to go through the hassle of tracking one down when they're that limited.
 
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Old 2015-03-26, 02:36 PM   #104
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Man, I'd really love to get that, but wouldn't pay over the odds. I guess I'll wait and see what pre-order prices are like if it appears at Robotkingdom or something.
 
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Old 2015-03-26, 02:49 PM   #105
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BBTS is offering preorders for it at $80 right now.
Speculation is the 2000 number is for some TakaraTomy Mall thing in Japan, while it'll get a more regular release in Asia. No idea if that's true or where that theory came from though

EDIT: And now listed on Robotkingdom. Showing at $60. Not bad
 

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Old 2015-03-26, 06:55 PM   #106
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No sweat. I'll wait for a Kapow/Masterforce preorder for this one, as it appears it won't be a regular release carried by HLJ/NY.

Neat repaint of Prowl without lightbar [this is not Streak's head].
 
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Old 2015-03-26, 07:17 PM   #107
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It's inevitably going to be bootlegged, the moulds are already out there for the Datsun.

I do really like the deco, enough to double dip on an official release -- and cheers for the RK tips all. Dealt with them before, and will give this a punt.
 
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Old 2015-03-26, 07:41 PM   #108
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Yay! Ordered from Robotkingdom. I've got more Transformers from them than any other online store and they've always been very good (great customer service too).

Yup, very excited about this guy - I really did not expect an awesome blue version after the previous exclusive release was just pure silver.


 
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Old 2015-03-26, 11:12 PM   #109
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Cool. I like Bluestreak, he's my favourite Autobot. Wasn't bothered by the standard version, but in Diaclone colours? Yes please

Put in an order with Robot Kingdom on your recommendation numbat
 
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Old 2015-03-27, 04:20 AM   #110
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Speculation is the 2000 number is for some TakaraTomy Mall thing in Japan, while it'll get a more regular release in Asia. No idea if that's true or where that theory came from though
That appears to be the case, thankfully! Consider my previous rant rescinded.

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EDIT: And now listed on Robotkingdom. Showing at $60. Not bad
And preordered. The price is a bit painful since the Canadian dollar is in the toilet right now. But for an updated version of the toy I've wanted literally as long as I can remember? I'll pay a few extra bucks.
 
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Old 2015-03-27, 07:22 PM   #111
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LOL Robotkingdom bumped the price up to +10 dollars in a matter of hours
 
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Old 2015-03-27, 10:06 PM   #112
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...the beauty of capitalism!

Glad I ordered yesterday
 
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Old 2015-04-04, 05:01 PM   #113
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Takara Unite Menasor somewhat better pics

Tfw2005 via the allspark

Definitely limits the "oh wow" impact because unlike Superion, we had fully seen Wildrider before.

Very curious how they'll pull Defensor. Extremely hard to go all G1 purists when one entire limb is delegated to a smaller class and a totally new guy takes his place. Perhaps they'll push him further back so they can utilize a theoretical bike mould from the announced Computron?
 
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Old 2015-04-13, 12:44 PM   #114
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EHobby is giving Combiner Wars Optimus the Grand Scourge treatment.

Grand Scourge was only released as a repaint version of a Grand Convoy model kit. It's special to me as a friend gave it to me as a gift after he went to Japan in 2005. So this... this I will get
 
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Old 2015-04-13, 08:16 PM   #115
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That is actually a rather cool deco.
 
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Old 2015-04-15, 03:39 PM   #116
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Grand Scourge strangely up on HLJ.
 
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Old 2015-04-16, 12:39 PM   #117
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Why strangely? Does HLJ not usually carry ehobby exclusives?

Also, finally, a Hello Kitty transformer!
 
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Old 2015-04-16, 05:06 PM   #118
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Why strangely? Does HLJ not usually carry ehobby exclusives?
Nope, as far as I remember HLJ has not widely carried any ehobby exclusives except for that random encore Sunstorm a few years ago. Usually anything that is not a bread and butter retail release will not be on HLJ's website [transformers related, anyway].
 
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Old 2015-04-22, 12:37 PM   #119
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Masterpiece 26 is Road Rage, it seems.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...adrage-182527/
 
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Old 2015-04-22, 03:50 PM   #120
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Turns out -some- of the rumours were true indeed

Kind of bummed---she has a more feminine face and a remoulded upper chest [or so it seems], but no faceplate yet.

EDIT: Looking more closely, toy-accurate gun, remoulded crotch piece, and different thighs as well.

I think TT played with and found the golden balance, and this will be the norm from now on;

One Cartoon version---toy is going to reproduce the cartoon look
Toy version---retool of the above as a separate character, with more toy-specific accessories that are of course interchangeable [Exhaust, G2 Bee with the not so exclusive anymore mask, Silver AND Bluestreak with the exclusive launchers, and now this one]. Almost certain Ironhide will get a black deco with toy accurate launchers and pistol/riffle
 

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