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Old 6th June 2013, 03:14 PM
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BBTS have recently announced they are reopening preorders on MP-13. Price is listed at $229.99.

MP-13 Masterpiece Soundwave with Laserbeak


They've also got the DotM leader class Brawl with new Asian-exclusive paintjob, listed at $169.99: APS-02 Asia Premium Series Leader Class Brawl
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They've also got the DotM leader class Brawl with new Asian-exclusive paintjob, listed at $169.99: APS-02 Asia Premium Series Leader Class Brawl
+ $48 USD for shipping, provided you dont have a PoL.
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Old 6th June 2013, 11:46 PM
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Ehobbybaseshop still have a couple MP Soundwaves in stock, for $240... BUT, if you buy this month, the $20 discount code brings it down to less than BBTS, and shipping will be cheaper. But when they go out of stock, BBTS is a good source to fall back on.
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And for a late September re-run:

RobotKingdom listed preorders for Takara Soundwave USD $134.90
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And for a late September re-run:

RobotKingdom listed preorders for Takara Soundwave USD $134.90
Slightly cheaper than BBTS. Any particular reason why that we can think of?
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Old 10th June 2013, 10:41 PM
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They must be getting mixed up with the Hasbro release, as the JP version would never be that cheap. If it really is TakaraTomy releasing another production run at almost half their first batch, it's gonna upset a lot of people who bought one of the first ones.

And it's not like they'd be dropping the price to compete with the Hasbro version, as they've never done that with other MPs that had second runs... and it is a different market anyway, so isn't affected by what Hasbro releases.
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Yeah, I thought it was a pretty unusual price drop. I'm expecting RK to make an update either about the price or the item being incorrect. BBTS already have their second run of MP-13 in stock.

My Takara Soundwave was $170 from BBTS, but I assume that's after their shipping and profit markup.
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Old 10th June 2013, 11:20 PM
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Anime Export have the reissue for pre-order for 11060 yen or about $120 AUD right now.

http://www.anime-export.com/product/14639
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They must be getting mixed up with the Hasbro release, as the JP version would never be that cheap. If it really is TakaraTomy releasing another production run at almost half their first batch, it's gonna upset a lot of people who bought one of the first ones.

And it's not like they'd be dropping the price to compete with the Hasbro version, as they've never done that with other MPs that had second runs... and it is a different market anyway, so isn't affected by what Hasbro releases.
Hey I just noticed HLJ's original sale price for Soundwave was 12,640, which would be currently around $128 US. So, maybe not that unreasonable?

Edit to add:
Via Seibertron.com, Cybergundam blog is reporting a rerelease of MP-13 is scheduled for September.
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Just seems real convenient that BBTS suddenly had MP-13 "In stock" and a few hours later pre-orders for a second run pop up on various online retailers at a fraction of the cost.

I'm just speculating, but it does seem as though they kept a number of these for sale at a later date when the market price had gone up to make themselves a higher profit. They just didn't count on Soundwave receiving a second run.

Up for pre-order at $159.95 on tfsource too

http://tfsource.com/masterpiece/mp-1...dwave-2nd-run/
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