3A - Transformers: TLK - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee & Sqweeks - Premium Scale Figures

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by iOnlyEatEnergon, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. FACEBOX

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    @Sephiroth169,
    Yes, 3A is that good.
    My Starscream has some very small parts missing. A cover/plug for a screw hole. Nothing major. But, it was also missing parts on its thrusters in the back.
    I sent 3A pictures and a copy of my receipt.... and they sent me the parts free of charge.
    They even sent me parts that were the same specific production number as MY Starscream. :eek: 

    Additionally, the parts were sent to a small island in the middle of the South Atlantic that some people haven't even heard of and sometimes refuse to ship to. The original communication during the entire process was very good as well.:D 

    The reason I stand by 3A isn't simply because I'm a fan. Their metal has been tested, and it holds up. They keep having delays on mew releases...but I believe that's because they really want to get things right. Heck, they even post in this very thread! :cool: 
     
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    Tax return did me well, went ahead and preordered on TCP. Wish I coulda got the Bambaland but whatevs.
     
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    The exclusives usually pop up on Ebay.
    However, it'll cost lots more.
     
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    Sooo I’m guessing June for this guy, since that’s the absolute latest that they can ship and still have it be “Q2” release, and we haven’t heard about it getting in stock anytime super soon, yes?
     
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    Q2 can easily become Q3. This has happened on more than a few occasions.

    I've placed my bets on mid July as we have yet to see anything other than the prototype.
     
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    That would make me super sad! We've heard Q2 for a long time now, so I'm hoping they can hit that release window.
     
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    No, I'm going to journey in late june and will spend all my money there. So, only before it (I need to pay the second half). Looking to Squeeks' release, it was unexpected. They can say about shipping any time.
     
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    I literally think about this Prime almost every day. It cannot come soon enough.
     
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    Same! My family members make scandals claiming my money back and saying, that 3A are scamers:( 
     
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    3A has been operating like this for years.
    Plus, the live action Transformers figures is one of their best selling lines. So as difficult as it is, we have to have a little bit more patience.

    I do wish they could speed up production though. HotToys manages to pump out Ironman like rabbits in the spring.
    I look forward to when 3A can do the same for Transformers.
     
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    That's unfair, that tons of their cheap stuff, that was anounced way after TFs, are already released. We pay more and we wait much more. Unfair.
    For me it is a problem of not only patience (we wait about a year already, that's just unbelievable!), but of money too - shitty russian curency dropped again (~65-67r for $).
     
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    Whoa, that not ideal at all.
    I suggest you contact the 3A customer service and request that they charge you the balance.
    This way your Optimus will be paid in full and all you have to do is wait for it to show up.

    As for the wait.... that's my only complaint about 3A. However, Transformers are very complex, the paint requires many layers, and there is light up function.
    Add free shipping to the equation and I think it's a great deal.
    But...ugh.... the wait.
     
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    Oh, I'm an idiot:lol  I should do it earlier!
     
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    :lol :lol 
    Well, this is why these forums exist.
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