|11-26-2008, 01:53 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Corpus Christi TX
Did anyone see the 25th anniversay Optimus Prime set? It was $70 at Wal-mart and I picked up one but this week they are all gone at all Wal-marts in the area. Does anyone know more about this and are they doing more?
"I like wearing a tux when I kill a guy. It kind of makes me feel like James Bond."
Last edited by mackdawg77; 11-26-2008 at 02:05 PM..
|11-26-2008, 05:42 PM||#2|
Not Hasbro approved.
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: :Location: Location.
Hasbro said it's a test to see if there's demand for any further reissues.
Not sure how well it's done... A few people were unhappy with the price and the fact that some of the colors don't quite match.
Last time round G1 reissues did well in the U.S. to start with, but then TRU started jacking up the price demand fizzled out.
Unless they want a repeat of that, the pricing needs to be addressed.
You'll probably still see at least a few more next year though.
Potential reissues will probably come from Takara's Encore line.
Larger toys may not be on the cards. Megatron is out of the question. Hasbro were apparently advised the only way they could sell it and be sure of avoiding legal trouble is if it were entirely orange.
Last edited by miscreant; 11-26-2008 at 05:48 PM..
|11-27-2008, 01:56 AM||#3|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
Actually, an all-orange Megatron would go rather well with the hot pink $75 Optimus Prime re-issue.
|11-27-2008, 02:13 AM||#4|
storm shadow robot proto
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Serpentor's Lair
im the owner of a special 16 black hand gun megatron, i just know i if some one saw it thay would think it was real and not a toy. i can see why hasbro will never release a classic megatron. so just order one and never take it outside in gun mode, unless you want the cops to come and more than likely take your megatron away and you too.
|11-27-2008, 11:15 AM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
I found one of the Anny Primes at Wal-Mart a week or two ago on clearance already for $35! I grabbed it, but I'm still a little disappointed in it. The plastic is much weaker than the original. I transformed it once and the "teeth" on the inside of the legs are already wearing down
|12-13-2008, 11:59 PM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2007
the set itself is decent, the price is outrageous. i see these in great abundance at every store that carries them.
it was on my x-mas list so i hope i get it cause i'll never buy it at the retail price for myself.
|12-14-2008, 12:19 AM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2008
It was $25 on Amazon a few days ago.. if I see it that cheap again I'm biting just for the trailer.
|12-14-2008, 12:27 AM||#8|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
I bought 2. One to keep sealed and one to open. I replaced the smoke stacks with custom longer ones. I really like how its displayed in the box.
|12-14-2008, 01:38 AM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2007
The price is just way too high for me.
"Hey, it's always eat or be eaten out in the battlefield. No matter who or what you're up against."--Gail (Dino Crisis)
|12-14-2008, 01:48 AM||#10|
Health Educator for ARBCO
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mt Morris, MI
I'm still mad that TRU never kept Soundwave reissue out on the shelves long enough for me to get one after the movie came out...and when I actually had the money. Jerks.
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