|01-09-2009, 06:38 PM||#21|
Join Date: Mar 2007
The RID Walmart urban-camo Combaticons set is very nice indeed! And was under twenty bucks if I recall correctly. The Combaticons were some of my favs from G1 and I would buy a set with G1-homage artwork and deco for about $50, but not at nearly $100.
Now a completely re-tooled Bruticus set with deluxe limbs, a voyager torso, and heavy G1-deco influences, THAT would be a different story!
|01-09-2009, 06:44 PM||#22|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Carolina
I hope I can it cheaper than BBTS. For that price I could get the Wal-Mart Exclusive RID version on Ebay. I will try and get him since my birthday is in July...hmmmm...that gives me an idea.
|01-09-2009, 06:58 PM||#23|
The Chaos Bringer
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Skid Row Yo!!!
The sludge and swoop were ko'd and mine are pretty decent, the only one I opened was swoop though cause I heard it had face issues and it kept falling off, mine was great.
Also Mirage and Wheeljack were reissued by that chinese company. Mirage is actually better than the original 80's version. The whole looseness thing was fixed. So was cyclonus, snarl, reflector, scourge and devastator, I know the whole morality copy right thing argument but I can care less, if Has/tak won't give me what I want I'll go elsewhere to get it. However now that Takara is doing bruticus I'll certainly buy that over those big lots KO's. Sure I'd rather something official, but think about this, Hasbro is releasing a classics version of Bruticus which looks like a monstrosity, and Takara is releasing the encore Bruticus, most fans would want a Gen 1 product, aren't they essentially competing against each other?
Now about those molds, I'm sure Takara at least see's the market for these things and Ill bet my two bottom front teeth they are hastily trying to make them before that chinese company does. Forgot to add one last thing. That alleged Shockwave reissue is disgusting, and you're right about rights issues, but Skylynx and Omega Supreme were rights issues too weren't they. What do you think Ms. Hump?
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|01-10-2009, 10:24 PM||#24|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Funky Town, NC
I was super excited when I heard of this. But $95? Damn. Takara sure is taking a lot of pride in their product lately, aren't they?
Think I'll wait for the price to drop this time. I've been burned a few times too many lately on expensive Takara product only to see the price drop months later.
|01-10-2009, 10:46 PM||#25|
Spartan F5 Viper
Join Date: Sep 2008
I must have these....Hasbro look out I am getting swayed back to Transformers, your loosing my attention with your lame Joe movie stuff!
|01-10-2009, 10:54 PM||#26|
Scarred Cobra Officer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
I got my pre-order in.
|01-11-2009, 04:01 AM||#27|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The IL
I don't know about Skylynx but I know with OS, after Tomy and Takara merged, the rights to OS were available since Tomy owned them. Toybox or ToyCo, something like that, owns the rights or mold for Shockwave and I thought they had acquired them or were going to buy them out.
By the way, tfsource added a preorder for the Combaticons for a little bit cheaper. I placed an order for them and the cassette 4-pack.
|01-11-2009, 04:19 AM||#28|
Win, Lose or Die
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canton, Michigan
Man, that is cool. I will wait and see if the prices drops a bit, though. It's a litle steep for me. I am sure I will regret it later, lol.
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|01-11-2009, 04:25 AM||#29|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bay area Santa Cruz California
this is what cracks me up
"Safety Warning: This Product is for Adult Collectors. It may contain sharp points, small parts that are choking hazards, and other elements that are not suitable for children under 16 years of age. " I mean really now who in the hell under 18 is going to like this (mostly because kids around that age have no love for the old school transformers or never herd about them, besides us collectors)
|01-11-2009, 09:58 AM||#30|
Join Date: Jul 2007
I don't know if Bruticus will see a price drop. Omega Supreme and Sky Lynx dropped but Metroplex is still up there price wise. Either way, that set is mine! Now where is Sixshot!
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