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Old 02-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
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Takara Tomy Masterpiece Streak and Bumblebee Ver 2.0 will be at EB Games in Canada

Hasbro sent sent us a message to confirm the pricing of Takara Tomy Masterpiece Streak and Bumblebee Ver 2.0 which will be available at EB Games in Canada.

Takara Tomy (Blue)Streak - $109.99
Takara Tomy Bumblebee Ver 2.0 = $159.99

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Old 02-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #2
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Takara Tomy Masterpiece Streak and Bumblebee Ver 2.0 will be at EB Games in Canada

New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:33 PM   #3
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Re: New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160

Ouch!

And it comes with an accessory that already comes with Optimus; what a joke.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:11 PM   #4
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Re: New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160

EB games management need to understand it won't sell like hot cakes...
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:16 PM   #5
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Re: New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160

Bwahahahahahaha!! No.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:45 PM   #6
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Re: New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160

Just... no. This thing is TINY.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:20 PM   #7
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Re: New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160

At least EB Games have super massive price reductions when things shelfwarm. So there's that.

This may sound kind of strange but I've felt like the marketing plan of TT the last few years has been to screw the fanbase over extremely hard. So I find a certain amount of joy watching their new business model become infected with atrocities like this MP Bee failure. I have some sick and twisted giggles watching their whole game turn into a disaster.
Perhaps one day they will see things from the collectors perspective, realize that there's competition out there big time and stop being a big bunch of scrooges.

I honestly want to support them and the brand. I really do. But not if it makes me a fool to do it. I may be an adult collecting toys, but I also make adult choices with my money. And this ain't no 160 buck toy. It isn't even a 40 dollar toy.

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Old 02-11-2019, 10:37 PM   #8
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Re: New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160

i didnt even spend $160 on an official sg mp 10!
or mp bw dinobot for that matter. tt is losing it. are they trying to help fund trumps wall or what?!
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:38 PM   #9
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Re: New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160

Tell you what. Cut that price in half and I'll buy one.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:24 AM   #10
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Re: New MP Bee will be EB Games Exclusiv in Canada for $160

Only fools will buy it locally at this Canadian retail price. At this day and age just get it directly from Japan. Most probably cheaper even with shipping like MP44. But don’t blame EB though I guess $160 is where Hasbro is setting their Canadian MSRP (the Japan MSRP is around $130~140 anyway but places like Amazon Japan and AmiAmi will most probably go for less as always).

As much as I don’t like this incarnation, there will be people who do. I don’t like the price either, but a lot of companies are adopting the high price, high quality (not saying this Bee is IMHO but generally speaking), high profit margin business model, even for action figures, even for some of the (better) third parties. You sell less (and may piss off some) but you sell to people who actually can afford (or at least justify) it, and you make the targeted profit. Better be a top of the line product than catering to the mass. It sucks to be folks like me but that is how it works, esp. in economic uncertainty time, if TakaraTomy can actually pull it off. Some of us are just not in their target market. And mark my words you will see some of the best third party companies follow this trend. Already some third parties are not cheap by any standard - good quality, great engineering and may be good value, yes, but not really cheap. They all wanted to be the next Arcadia, 3A, Sentinel, etc. This Bee might flop, I think, but the others might not. I think MP44 will sell well enough, so will MP43 BW Megatron and the upcoming Blackarachnia... at least well enough they are happy with their profit. These are not kids toys anymore. Lots of other figures are selling at high price brackets for ages and this works for others so TakaraTomy want their share. That’s all.

Again, I am not saying this Bee is it but people asked for better MP and guess what? They are trying. You think it will be cheap? LOL. Some fanbase have their cake and want to eat it too! Don’t like it than don’t buy it. You won’t like to see what’s in store for the future anyway.

You don’t have to agree and many in the TF fanbase won’t. Like I said I don’t like this either. But that’s how things will be. Vote with your dollars if you may.
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