WOW!!!! I'm sure the whole TF Universe has seen this bad boy with eyes like Tom & Jerry hahaha
The deal is that Hasbro needs to have 8,000 commitments by August, 31st to start production. The big issue is that he is going to cost you $575!! I'm assuming that is not including shipping. That is a very hefty price tag on a figure that is 27" tall!
Don't get me wrong; he is absolutely amazing!!! The detail is incredible, the colors, the size, everything about it is what we have ever imagined the king of destruction should be. I'd love to display him behind all my masterpieces looking down on them with complete disgust ready to annihilate their population. Too bad that isn't going to happen...I'm hoping (along with many of my TF friends) that someone will 3rd party him, and cost much, much cheaper. In my opinion, if he was around the $300 price tag A LOT more people would be interested. Hell! I would be a "backer" 1st in line! Either case he is currently reaching the 1k mark of backers right now. With 46 days left it will be interesting if he makes it to production. I don't think there are that many out there that are willing to shell out that kid of cash for him. Who knows...I'll be watching it every week.
Me? I'm a Transformaniac through and through. I've been collecting for over 20 years and my collection is starting to outgrow "The Vault"! I collect, maintain and refurbish my Transformers and I am always looking for new (and old) ones to add to my 1000+ plus collection. Feel free to check out my collection, as it's ever-growing and I'll be updating my blog with new Transformers as soon as I get them.