"Titan class" Metroplex [Hasbro, Takara, SDCC]

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"Titan class" Metroplex [Hasbro, Takara, SDCC]

Post by Denyer » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:58 pm

Anyone biting?

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On a shelf at a hundred GBP, maybe. At probable import and after-market prices, unlikely.
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Post by Blackjack » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:18 pm

Aw, that Trypticon seriously looks adorable!

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Post by Terome » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:39 pm

He looks lovely but I have spent all of my money now so shall have to pass.

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Post by Clay » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:31 am

I imagine it'll end up like the AT AT walker Hasbro put out a couple of years ago: not actually an exclusive, but most stores within a given chain won't carry it unless they're in a populated enough area.

Do want one though. Plan to arrange it in city mode with Encore Fort Max and have Cloverfield looming over them... if I can find a case big enough to keep the cats off. Would it be terribly backward to break into a jewelry store to steal the display cabinets and leave the merchandise?

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Post by Knightdramon » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:45 am

Unsure about it; want to wait and see exactly what the takara version changes besides an extra red gun.

There's this rumour that hasbro is making him in much more limited numbers than usual, perhaps to avoid having a behemoth taking up monstrous retail space and having it clearanced to death.

On the toy itself, while it looks impressive, it doesn't really do much, right? Both his transformations basically have him sit down, extend the legs a bit and flip down the head. The big selling point is his size.
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Post by Hound » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:31 pm

I am definitely getting hm. He looks lovely...

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Post by Cliffjumper » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:20 pm

Importing probably won't be too difficult, I suspect he'll weigh less than a bag of crisps.

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Post by another tf fan » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:58 pm

Ohh baybee I'm so buying this guy when I see him!
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Post by Springer85 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:05 pm

Blackjack wrote:Aw, that Trypticon seriously looks adorable!
I wonder if they're going to make a Titan Class Trypticon.

I like Metroplex, but I don't think I'm going to get him. While his original G1 toy is a brick, I actually still prefer that one over this guy. :sweatdrop
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Post by ganon578 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:01 pm

Metroplex looks pretty sweet so far. I think the price will keep me away from him though, as I can think of many other things that require my $100 around the house. Guess I'll be sticking with my Cybertron Metroplex!
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Post by HotShot81 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:44 pm

A store I've worked with in the Montreal, QC area said they are expecting him July/August time frame. The store is also taking pre-orders for people willing to make pick ups there.

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Post by Denyer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:04 pm

We don't have anything against people sharing tips. All we try to avoid is people turning up and selling outside the area set aside for it.

For instance, around here there's apparently a collectibles store in Stourbridge that will pre-order pretty much anything on request... had it not been chucking it with rain last weekend I might have looked into that rather than hitting up Kapow. Whose list price for the Takara version is basically the same as for the US one. It'll be out later, but the preview images look good and it's the first (and likely only) "base" TF I'm collecting.

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Post by HotShot81 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:53 pm

I saw the Takara pre-order price was $229.50 + S&H. The US version is going for $150.

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Post by ganon578 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:54 pm

HotShot81 wrote:I saw the Takara pre-order price was $229.50 + S&H. The US version is going for $150.
If Metroplex is going for $150, I know for sure I am out. I know for a fact I can think of many other things I can do with that cash.
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Post by Denyer » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:01 pm

HotShot81 wrote:I saw the Takara pre-order price was $229.50 + S&H. The US version is going for $150.
UK, so either's an import and it works out at >$200 either way. I very much doubt any non-specialist-comics stores over here will stock this.

RRP is $125 IIRC.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:03 am

£160 via Kapow isn't too bad, considering Encore Fort Max is £320 (!). This one's isn't for me though, I don't think. I have Brave Max and don't have any space for him, so picking up another giant doesn't make any sense.

Now, if they do Scorponok...

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Post by HotShot81 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:51 am

I know a lot of people were looking at getting Metroplex Generations, but at $150 were ducking out. Seems the pre-orders have started for the North American version of him, and its $110 only.

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Post by Knightdramon » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:20 pm

The 110 USD price does hide a lot of extra charges, especially if you're shipping it in from another continent and may end up paying customs for it.

I want to see how the SDCC exclusive fares in term of price and aftermarket prices though. Retail for SDCC Bruticus was around 100 USD, his prices soared close to 200-250 USD. SDCC Metroplex (which has a fair amount of extras over the regular retail) is at about 150 USD.

I foresee a lot of carnage over that one. :lol:
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Post by Knightdramon » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:41 pm

TFW has something mistransformed in all their galleries. In this instance, I weep for the United WFC Optimus.

Metroplex does look really nice.
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