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Any word on pricing of the

Any word on pricing of the megahouse cyclone?

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Posted by Anavel on 21 February, 2008 - 20:49
wha-HUH?

So, to be clear, you're saying this toy (Mega House) is bigger than CM's Corp's version...it's more rugged...AND it costs about a quarter of the CM's version???

Yikes! Well...to be fair, CM's has a shred of diecast hidden somewhere in there...and more importantly, it's transformation is "perfect", while the Mega House is a disassembler (boooo). That's actually a pretty important distinction between the two.

It's still gonna be a tough one...I'd like to see more on the Beagle/Toynami "Masterpiece". If that features perfect transformation and proves to be a solid, durable design, then they'll get my bux.

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Posted by Sanjeev on 22 February, 2008 - 17:47
Whatabout Valkyries?

Is the Valkyrie has the same mold as the previous (along with their problems)? or is it a new one???

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Posted by Berserk on 21 February, 2008 - 22:47
Do clarify something for me

Do clarify something for me here, please: this new $60 Voltron is not a retooling of the Masterpiece, but rather the die-cast has just been replaced with plastic to make it cheaper?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 21 February, 2008 - 23:12
Correct. --------------------

Correct.

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Posted by JoshB on 21 February, 2008 - 23:27
I don't know Voltron

I don't know Voltron [perhaps] as well as I should, but I have been slightly intrigued by the design. Not having a strong passion for it, I'm wondering if I should go find an old-school fully-transforming Voltron (just to have one) or this new version which is cheaper that the fully-poseable Masterpiece...?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 22 February, 2008 - 18:38
where do I begin?

Voltron was the precursor to Robotech in that it took two shows and made a quasi-connected show out of them. (Technically there were three shows but the second one got lost somewhere, even though they made toys for it.) It's a long story made longer due to the passage of time, I suggest you wiki it for more info.

It was originally made by Popy. ToyboxDX.com has some great Popy info and will start you on the path of seeing just how many damn versions of this thing exist.

The Toynami one is patterned (ripped off) after the Popy DX version of Golion. It has more articulation and longer thighs, but had two of the weapons the old toy did. This stand finally has the lion swords but believe me, it's still a long ways off the original for accessories. My friend has it and it's arguably the best thing Toynami has made in the Masterpiece line.

If you don't care if it's a knock off, the Lionbot is almost as old as the original and has all the crazy weapons the original had, it goes for about $100 and is made quite well.

I'm going to be buried with by Godaikin Golion.

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Posted by duke togo on 22 February, 2008 - 19:04
Nah- I'm, not one for

Nah- I'm, not one for bootlegs unless I unintentionally get one; I prefer legally-licensed products. But, I also don't know what companies make what in this case.

I already knew that "Voltron" was a mish-mash like "Robotech" was, but was more focused on a similar, related saga. So, the which way should I go for the better yet less-expensive route for the original GoLion- American or original Japanese ver.?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 24 February, 2008 - 19:17
looking forward to

looking forward to it.

"Dinobots, destroy Devestator!"-Optimus Prime TFTM

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Posted by Goldenage on 22 February, 2008 - 01:46
I thought the Beagle was a subcontract job from day 1

I thought the Beagle Ride Armor was a subcontract job from day 1. They don't have the muscle to get the license, manufacture, and distribute a product like that on the scale expected. It all makes ense why it's not been seen and the scales were so close.

Jeez, I wonder if I should cancel my import of the Megahouse releases. I'm guessing the price will be the same, but the comment on weeks away with no preorders anywhere from retailers seems like BS. The Japanese one is days away, so I'll stick with importing them.

The Beta is $50 more than I thought, but I'm sure it's got something to do with CM's pricing. I'll probably bend over and buy one (or 3).

I hope a Popbox "Fokker" is in the works. It's the only one I'd buy.

Great coverage guys, this is the primary news I wanted out of Toy Fair, and I'm not disappointed (well maybe a little, no Masterpiece Dairugger).

duke togo's picture
Posted by duke togo on 22 February, 2008 - 12:21
I want the Voltron base!

when is it gonna come out? i want it so bad!

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Posted by airraid33 on 24 February, 2008 - 17:55
 
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