Fans have been asking for troop-builders for a while now, but $100+ troop builders? Dang! Sometimes we really get what we deserve!
IDW has been hitting Metroplex HARD and it seems with good reason. Making such an expensive toy comes with risks for the retailers and so Hasbro most likely whispered in their creative outlets’ ears quite loudly that Metroplex needed to be important in the coming years. With the new lore involved with mulitple city-bots from Cybertron’s distant past, it only seems natural that we would get a variety of versions of this monstros-city. If you purchase the Hasbro version, you can get the TakaraTomy version to spice up your city bot graveyard.
The differences are nominal, but to a collector decently contrasting.
- one large red gun
- white face
- white areas on shoulders
- yellow safety paint on ramp door
- black stomach center surrounding red core
- unpainted hips
- white thighs
- unpainted white knees
- unpainted toes
- black ramp
- white missile battery
- gray landing ramps
- two large red guns
- silver painted face
- yellow and red areas on shoulders
- no paint on ramp door
- white stomach center surrounding red core
- black and red painted hips
- gray thighs
- black painted knees
- red painted toes
- white ramp
- red missile battery
- white landing ramps with yellow paint
So the choice is yours. Get the “regular” version, which I consider the Hasbro one, or import the deluxe crazy version from TakaraTomy. If you are troop building this guy, and God help you if you are, then you better get both and that inevitable Metrotitan Decepticon exclusive.
Ok I guess Bay is just trolling us now because this new Optimus Prime has about 5 times the flames on it of the last one. The photograph is cool and it’s nice to see that things are ‘rolling along’ on the set of Transformers 4.
I just get the feeling that this design is so over the top, that this installment of the franchise will be similar to how “Batman Forever” felt after the first two gritty Batman films by Tim Burton.
If you include the other two car designs, there is a whole lotta crazy color going on. Perhaps this time you can get it right and make the Decepticons more than just gray pieces of crap on screen?
Good luck Transformers, good fucking luck. We’ll remember you how you were, and not how you became.
Yep, I’m selling ALL my Star Wars Transformers. What a collection! They are all MISB and in perfect shape. All auctions starting but hopefully not ending at $.99. See them all here or click on the photo to go to the auction.
Here are some of my prize possession Starscreams for you to purchase from me starting at $.99. Did it really hurt that much to relinquish them? No, because these are my doubles, and in some cases, triples! hahahah!
Click on the photos to get to the auctions and happy bidding!
Just thought I’d list some of the awesome Devastator-centric items I have up on Ebay currently.
I just spent a whole week preparing 179 auctions and over 600 photographs of over 200 items. There are a few more to come but they have all be listed as of 1:00 AM CST Monday April 22.
Apparently, as always, Ebay has changed their policies a bit. They no longer want any text in their images so that sucks, but that doesn’t go into effect until July of 2013 so I’m in the clear.
Overall, I plan for this batch to be my highest yield ever in my history of sell-offs. Let’s hope I’m right… to the tune of 5 digits!